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Special Inclusive Offer with Avalon Waterways

Experience Christmastime on the Danube on our exclusive voyage available only to our valued clients residing in Canada.

Book by Sep 30, 2020
Join fellow Canadians on this Exclusive Vision Travel Christmastime on the Danube voyage with these exciting inclusions;

• Special reduced prices 
• Sailing with only 54 staterooms available, a 35% reduction of full capacity

• Complimentary upgrade to Panorama Suites 

• Roundtrip Economy Airfare with option to upgrade to business class

• Ship transfers 

• Onboard gratuities 

• Available only to Canadian passport holders currently residing in Canada

 

Ask about our optional 2-night pre-cruise stay in Prague

 

Peace of Mind Travel Policy Included: Sailing will not operate if the Canadian government does not lift the Travel Advisory. A Letter of Credit or refund will be provided if the sailing does not operate.

 

Avalon Assurance: Avalon Waterways has enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of their guests throughout your travels. Read more on Avalon's commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while travelling. 


Enter a world of cherished Christmas traditions along the Danube River

Board your Avalon Suite Ship® the Illumination, in Nuremberg, Germany, with its medieval fortifications, gothic churches, and palaces. The Old Town is illuminated with festive lights and decorations and the Christmas market, with dozens of stalls offering traditional wares, such as Lebkuchen (spiced gingerbread), Glühwein (hot mulled wine), and unique decorations and ornaments. Cruise to historical Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Experience Passau’s charming Christmas market set against the breathtaking backdrop of St. Stephen’s Cathedral—a masterpiece of ba-roque architecture.

 

Arrive in lovely Melk, Austria, and tour the magnificent 11th century Benedictine Abbey. As you cruise through the wintery landscape of the picturesque Wachau Valley. This Christmas river cruise ends in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna. See the famous sights and get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this sparkling time of year on the Danube River.

 

Onboard Features & Amenities

- Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner. As well as complimentary bottled water daily

- Alternative light lunch or Sky Grill on the Sky Deck

- Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the main Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts 

- Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches

- Complimentary Wi-Fi

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

 Ask for special pricing and stateroom availability. 

Nuremberg, GermanyDec 02, 2020 - Dec 02, 2020

Embark | Overnight docking in Nuremberg
Welcome to Germany! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul.

Nuremberg, GermanyDec 03, 2020 - Dec 03, 2020

Excursions: Choose from a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR: a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.

Spend free time on your own to browse the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg. Sample favorite Bavarian fare—from dozens of bratwurst varieties, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine, and countless other culinary delights of the Christkindlmarkt. Your ship will depart this evening and cruise overnight to Regensburg.

Regensburg, GermanyDec 04, 2020 - Dec 04, 2020

Excursion: Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—entrance to the Castra Regina fortress built in 179 AD.

Take time to browse Regensburg’s sparkling Christmas markets. Enjoy hot-mulled wine, candied almonds, gingerbread, or bratwurst. Your ship will depart this evening and cruise overnight to Passau.

Passau, GermanyDec 05, 2020 - Dec 05, 2020

Excursion: Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers”.

Spend free time in Passau’s charming Christkindlmarkt near magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, Austria. See the setting of The Sound of Music, and learn the story behind the beloved Christmas hymn, Silent Night. Take a brief evening cruise to Linz, and go out for music and dancing or late-night dessert before sailing to Melk. Your ship will depart late in the evening and cruise overnight to Melk.

Melk, AustriaDec 06, 2020 - Dec 06, 2020

Overnight docking in Vienna
Excursion: Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings.

Experience the striking frescoes and the breathtaking Wachau Valley. Your ship will then depart and sail to Vienna. Upon arrival this evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

Vienna, AustriaDec 07, 2020 - Dec 07, 2020

Overnight docking in Vienna
Excursions: Choose from a Guided Tour of Vienna to see the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial family, OR: Join a Guided Culinary Tour of Vienna’s magical Christmas Advent Markets to sample Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel.

Spend free time on your own to enjoy the Christkindlesmarkt, or relax by the fire’s glow in a Viennese café this evening. You may join a Guided Optional Tour of Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg dynasty for 300 years.

Vienna, AustriaDec 08, 2020 - Dec 08, 2020

Disembark
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

OPTIONAL 2 NIGHT PRE-CRUISE IN PRAGUENov 30, 2020 - Dec 02, 2020

ask for pricing and availability

Prague, Czech RepublicNov 30, 2020 - Nov 30, 2020


Welcome to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. This fascinating city straddles the Vltava River with domes, cupolas, spires, and pinnacles highlighting its skyline. Enjoy free time to explore the Prague and its surrounding countryside. Sample delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.

Prague, Czech RepublicDec 01, 2020 - Dec 01, 2020

Excursion: Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.

Spend the afternoon on your own to browse the exquisite Christmas Markets of Prague. Stroll through the brightly colored wooden stalls for ornaments and handmade toys and handicrafts

Prague, Czech Republic


After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to your ship in Nuremberg.

If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Avalon’s Suite Ships feature one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air Balcony, and beds facing the incredible views. Beyond the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored—your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe's great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, the Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When you prefer to explore on your own, Avalon can help you with all the recommendations, information and gear you need with the new Adventure Center and AvalonGO Mobile App. And when it's time to refuel, your dining options on board are as wide open as your views, with the new FlexDining® choices.

Terms & Conditions

Available only to Canadian passport holders or Canadian permanent resident cardholders, currently residing in Canada. Fares are in CAD and include Economy air including taxes. Included gateways- YEG YHZ YOW YQB YQR YUL YVR YWG YXE YYC YYJ YYZ. Additional Gateway supplements: $199 for YCD YFC YLW YQG YQM YQT YQX YSJ YYG YYT YZR. Port taxes of $204 are additional. Book a Panorama Suite (cabin category B, A or P) and receive the cost of the cabin upgrade from a category E Deluxe Stateroom for free. Prepaid gratuities are complimentary. Must be booked & under deposit between August 10 and October 26, 2020 for travel in 2020. Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Limited to new bookings for CANADA originating travellers and economy class Flex air tickets. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air and Groups. Offer is combinable the Peace of Mind Policy, and the Welcome Back Credit (if applicable). Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating Vision Travel offices only. Call your Vision Travel advisor for more information and pricing (restrictions apply).