Germany & Austria Christmas Markets Cruise

Munich Cristmas MarketStay in one of Alpine Europe’s finest cities - Munich which displays its magnificence during winter and Christmas. Visit the Neuschwanstein Castle, surrounded by snow-capped Alpine scenery. The best way to feel the spirit of Christmas is by taking a stroll through the cheerful market. As you move from stall to stall, you will findyourself charmed by a fascinating array of tree decorations. Under the soft, glowing lights of the stalls, you can easily select from an irresistible collection of craftwork, candles, ceramic and toys made of tin or wood. There are over 140 stands - enough to satisfy even the most eccentric taste. Every evening, at 5.30pm, local groups from the Alpine foothills and the city sing and perform Christmas carols from the balcony of the Town Hall. Then embark pn the “MS Prinzessin Katharina”, a classical Danube River vessel, in Passau for a cruise along the Wachau valley, with visit to Duernstein, Krems and Melk.

Sketch itinerary

Neuschwanstein castle

  • Dec 4 - Arrival transfer Munich Airport to the city. Check-in at Hotel King’s (First Class)
  • Dec 5 - AM free. PM city tour with Nymphenburg palace
  • Dec 6 - Full day excursion Oberammergau and Neuschwanstein castle
  • Dec 7 - Bus transfer to Passau. Embark on “MS Prinzessin Katharina” for yiour cruise to Austria
  • Dec 8 - Dec 8 - Cruising to Vienna. City tour with Christmas markets. Evening concert by the “Residenz orchestra”
  • Dec 9 - Tour of Duernstein in the Wachau valley, then on to Melk for a guided tour of the Benedictine abbey
  • Dec 10 - Disembark in Passu and transfer back to Munich

Services included

  • All transfers MUC APT - MUC City / MUC-Passau-MUC
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast at Kings Hotel 1st class
  • 3 nights cruise with Fullboard (=Breakfast buffet, lunch, afternoon coffee or tea, dinner, on some days addditional midnight snack)
  • 1/2 day City tour Munich
  • Full day Bus excursion Oberammergua / Castle Neuschwanstein
  • Vienna City tour
  • Residenz orchestra performance
  • Wachau valley visit with Durnstein and Melk