Christmas Market River Cruise

Vienna-Xmas-700x467Winter is a magical time of year in Europe, with fairy tale, snow-topped castles and mountains, and a wonderful festive spirit everywhere. In Europe's Christmas markets the air is filled with the scents of gingerbread and warm spicy Glühwein, and the tunes of traditional carols can be heard around every corner. What better way to experience Christmas traditions - in the lands where they originated. Begin your holiday season with a relaxing cruise along the scenic river Danube exploring the historic and local Christmas Markets of Vienna, Regensburg, Nuremberg and many more.

  

Tour 1

10 Day Christmas Markets from Regensburg to Vienna

Tour 1: 06.12. - 15.12.2014

 

Day City/Harbour Arrival Departure

Sat,

06.12.

Flight:

WDH - FRA

- 21h30

Sun,

07.12.

Arrival FRA

Overnight

06h55 -

Mon,

08.12.

Train to Regensburg

Board vessel

- -

Tue,

09.12.

Regensburg

 

- 19h00

Wed,

10.12.

Passau

Linz 

08h00

15h00

09h00

23h00

Thu,

11.12.

Melk

Vienna 

08h00

13h00 

09h00

Fri,

12.12.

Vienna

 

Sat,

13.12.

 

Disembark vessel

Train to Munich

Overnight

Sun,

14.12.

Train to FRA

Flight FRA WDH 

 

20h10 

Mon,

15.12

 Arrival WDH

07h30 

 

 

 

Tour 2

10 Day Christmas Markets from Vienna to Regensburg

Tour 2: 12.12. - 21.12.2014

 

Day City/Harbour Arrival Departure

Fri,

12.12.

Flight:

WDH - FRA

- 21h30

Sat,

13.12.

Onward flight to VIE

Board vessel

- -

Sun,

14.12.

Vienna

 

- -

Mon,

15.12.

Vienna

 

- 13h00

Tue,

16.12.

Linz

Passau 

08h00

17h00

09h00

18h00

Wed,

17.12.

Regensburg

 

09h00 

Thu,

18.12.

Disembark vessel

Train to Munich

Overnight

 

 

 

 

Fri,

19.12.

Munich

 

Sat,

20.12.

Train to FRA

Flight FRA WDH 

20h10 

Sun,

21.12

 Arrival WDH

07h30 

 

 

 

Rates and Info

Package Price:

Tour cost per person sharing a double room: N$ 35 730,-

Single room supplement: N$ 4 690,-

 

Early booking discount:

Book your Christmas Market River Cruise Package on or before 31 July 2014 to qualify for an early booking discount of N$ 1.500,- per person.

 

Travel / Transportation:

  • Return Flights Windhoek – Frankfurt with Air Namibia in Economy class inclusive of all taxes & surcharges payable.
  • Second (2nd) Class train rides within Germany and as per itinerary (Frankfurt – Regensburg / Vienna - Munich – Frankfurt on tour 1 and Regensburg - Munich – Frankfurt on tour 2).
  • Economy class flights from Frankfurt to Vienna on tour 2
  • River cruise as mentioned in the itinerary

 

Any other transportation, unless mentioned, is not included in the costs.

 

Accommodation:

  • 5 (five) nights onboard a first class river cruise ship in an OUTER cabin with BALCONY
  • 2 (two) nights in centrally located hotels in Frankfurt (Tour 1 only) and Munich

 

Meals:

  • Select Premium All inclusive onboard the river cruise ship
  • Breakfast is included and offered by the hotels in Frankfurt and Munich.

 

The Select Premium All Inclusive entails the following:

  • Beverage Package including a choice from more than 100 beverages
  • Full board plus (all meals)
  • Entertainment onboard
  • 30% discount on SPA treatments onboard the river cruise ship

 

Visa:

Namibian citizens require a Schengen visa for Germany and Austria. Assistance and guidance with the visa application process is gladly offered by our experienced consultants.

 

Medical & Travel Insurance:

Chartis Platinum Cover Travel insurance is included for the entire duration of the trip. This travel insurance cover is also sufficient for the visa application.

The insurance cover includes the following:

  • Medical & related expenses
  • Personal accident cover
  • Travel guard
  • Cancellation or curtailment cover
  • Baggage, money, credit cards & travellers cheques and baggage delay cover
  • Travel delay and missed connection cover
  • Personal liability cover
  • Hijack, kidnap and wrongful detention cover
  • Natural disaster cover
  • Identity theft cover
  • Cattery & Kennels
  • Ticket upgrade

 

Innoculations:

No requirements.

 

Weather:

Bundle up! German winters are cold, with temperatures often dropping below zero. German winters can be unpredictable, and you should always be prepared for rain.

 

Further information:

Entrance fees and fees for all activities listed as optional in the supplied itinerary, are NOT included in the mentioned package price.

 

This is a speciality tour and all itinerary items and prices mentioned are valid for confirmed and fully paid for bookings until 31 October 2014 only. Prices for bookings / confirmations after this date are subject to change without prior notice, availability of products / services by the individual suppliers, currency fluctuations and rate & airfare increase.

 

The number of participants on this speciality tour is limited to 15 persons per tour.

At a turnout of minimum 10 persons, participants will be accompanied from/to Namibia by a trilingual tour guide (German / English / Afrikaans) with thorough knowledge on cities visited.

 

This speciality tour is subject to the standard terms and conditions of Destinations Travel.

 

Optional Excursions

 

Special Excursion Package

Book the following four excursion in one great package:

  • Regensburg: Tour to Nuremberg with visit to the famous Christmas Market
  • Passau: Tour to Salzburg, lunch included
  • Melk: Benedictine Abbey Melk
  • Vienna: City tour and Christmas Market

 

Special package price for all four excursions: N$ 3.650,- per person

 

Description of tours included in Special Package:

 

Regensburg - Tour to Nuremberg with Christmas Market

Nuremberg was probably founded around the turn of the 11th century, according to the first documentary mention of the city in 1050. Imperial Nuremberg is often referred to as having been the 'unofficial capital' of the Holy Roman Empire, particularly because Reichstage Imperial Diets) and courts met at Nuremberg Castle. Between 1945 and 1946, German officials involved in the Holocaust and other war crimes were brought before an international tribunal in the Nuremberg Trials. The same court room in Nuremberg was the venue of the Nuremberg Military Tribunals, organized by the United States as occupying power in the area.During your scenic drive you will stop at the Military Tribunals and walk through the old part of the city for approx. 1 hour. After some free time, you will return to your cruise ship.

 

Passau - Tour to Salzburg

A90-minute drive will take you to Salzburg, the birth place of Mozart. Your first stop is Hohensalzburg Fortress, from which you then continue to the cathedral, the Franciscan church, St.Peter’s Monastery, Mozart’s birth place in Getreidegasse, the Residence and its magnificent State Rooms, and the Mirabel Gardens. You will enjoy lunch, and afterwards you will have some free time in the city center beforere embarking your vessel in Linz.

Meals: lunch included

Note: The excursion will begin in Linz and end in Passau on 16.12.2014

 

Melk - Benedictine Abbey Melk

First you travel through the wonderful Wachau scenery and along the Danube to arrive at the Benedictine abbey in Melk. The abbey, enthroned on a 60 m high rocky outcrop above the town and the Danube, is one of the greatest Baroque buildings in Europe. An extensive visit forms the highpoint of your short tour, before you go back onboard in Melk.

 

Vienna - City Tour and Christmas Markets

Get to know Vienna's most historically significant sights. The tour takes you along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings, such as the State Opera, the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament Building, the city hall, the university, the stock exchange and past numerous palaces and memorials of famous composers, poets and artists. You travel along the Prater with its big wheel to the Hundertwasser house, to St.Charles's Church and the Viennese Music Association. Finally,you enjoy one of the loveliest views of the former imperial city from the gardens of the Belvedere Palace spending some time on the magnificent Christmas markets.

  

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