The AMADEUS Star is the 16th river cruise ship of the Austrian ship operator, Luftner Cruises. Similar to its prominent predecessors, this ship continues with the company's orientation to high quality river cruises in Europe.
This new vessel follows the award-winning model of Amadeus' new generation Silver class ships, but offers even further innovative developments.
The popular concept of spaciousness has been maintained. This includes not only generous public areas but also spacious cabins: 12 large suites impress with an outdoor balcony and a cozy reading corner.
Staterooms on the Mozart and Strauss Deck feature automatically lowering panoramic windows which extend across the entire cabin front and have been specially designed for the Amadeus ships. All deluxe cabins and suites offer comfortable, spacious bathrooms, infotainment systems, flat screen television, telephone, cabin safe, minibar and individually regulated climate control.
Visit the very best Christmas Markets along the Danube River on this Brand g Christmas Market river cruise. Explore sleepy little towns and riverscapes, warm yourself with a delicious glass of mulled wine and immerse yourself in the wonderful traditions of the holiday season. Even if you've done the Danube in summer, the Christmastime experience is one not to be missed it's magical!
Your all-inclusive adventure begins with two days in the heart of Munich, where you'll find one of the largest and most well-known Christmas Markets in Germany. Enjoy a full-day excursion to the fairytale castle Neuschwanstein, perched among the natural splendor of the Alps.
Your all-LGBT river cruise takes you from historic Nuremberg to Regensburg, Passau, and Melk, and culminates with an overnight in Vienna. Glide down Europe's most fabled river, the Danube, indulging in some of the best Christmas markets Europe has to offer.
On board the beautiful, brand-new Amadeus Star, you will be pampered by attentive crew in an atmosphere of total relaxation, while enjoying signature Brand g entertainment.
|Dec 2||Mon||1||Munich, Germany||Upon arrival to Munich's Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC), you will be met by Brand g representatives and transferred to the Hotel Sofitel Munich Bayerpost. After settling into your room, take some time to explore the city on your own. Your city-center hotel is well-situated to visit the Christmas market at Marienplatz. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at a festive welcome reception.|
|Dec 3||Tue||2||Munich, Germany||Today, a drive through Germany's picturesque countryside brings you to Neuschwanstein. It is one of three castles built by 'mad' Ludwig II of Bavaria, who was born in 1845 and died in 1886. Its Neo-Romanesque architecture imitates that of a medieval castle and was the inspiration for Disney's Magic Kingdom. The natural splendor of the surrounding Alps provide the perfect backdrop for this iconic fairytale wonder. (B/L)|
|Dec 4||Wed||3||Nuremberg, Germany||Following breakfast at the hotel, embark on a morning tour exploring the highlights of Munich. The tour takes you to Knigsplatz, past famous art museums and along the magnificent avenues Ludwigand and Prinzregentenstrae with their significant buildings and museums, including Ludwig's Church, the Theatiner Church, the Feldherrenhalle (Hall of Generals), the House of Arts, the Bavarian National Museum, as well as the impressive statue Angel of Peace overlooking the city. You will also visit Maximilian Street, which leads to the Residence and National Theatre/Opera House among many other famous places. Following lunch on your own, travel from Munich to Nuremberg to board your comfortable home for the next six nights, the river boat Amadeus Star. Tonight we enjoy a festive welcome aboard dinner. (B/D)|
|Dec 5||Thu||4||Nuremberg, Germany||This morning, visit the Bavarian town of Roth, and Nuremberg. The tour will take you to the most significant monuments and sights in picturesque Nuremberg. Visit the romantic Christmas market and taste the world-famous Nuremberg lebkuchen (gingerbread) before returning to your ship, where you begin the journey down river, across the Continental Divide. (B/L/D)|
|Dec 6||Fri||5||Regensburg, Germany||A full day is spent in historic Regensburg. This magical destination where time seems to stand still is best explored during a morning guided sightseeing walk. After lunch, explore on your own or opt to join an excursion to the Christmas market in the royal Thurn and Taxis Castle. The festive pre-Christmas atmosphere is filled with the aroma of roasted almonds and the stalls filled with local handicrafts. (B/L/D)|
|Dec 7||Sat||6||Passau, Germany||During breakfast, arrive in Passau, also known as the "City of Three Rivers", situated at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers. In the morning, enjoy the romantic old town with its historic buildings during the course of a guided walk. The afternoon is a perfect time to visit the traditional Passau Christmas market. Early this evening your ship will depart this lovely city and head towards Melk. (B/L/D)|
|Dec 8||Sun||7||Vienna, Austria||In the morning, we reach the UNESCO World Natural Heritage region of the Wachau. Your ship docks in Melk, where you'll enjoy an excursion to Melk Abbey and Drnstein. Afterwards, enjoy a mug of warming glhwein (mulled wine), after which you will return to your ship. The rest of the day is spent on board, where you will have a wonderful view of the passing winter landscapes as your cruise ship travels towards Vienna. In the evening, we recommend that music lovers attend the atmospheric "Sound of Vienna" concert, which will present a kaleidoscope of Viennese classical music. (B/L/D)|
|Dec 9||Mon||8||Vienna, Austria||Enjoy exploring wintery Vienna today! A morning city sightseeing tour in a comfortable bus takes you past the most beautiful sights of the Austrian capital. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to tour the magnificent Schnbrunn Palace, as well as to visit the traditional, romantic Christmas market in front of the palace. (B/L/D)|
|Dec 10||Tue||9||Vienna, Austria||Your Christmas Markets cruise concludes this morning with disembarkation after breakfast and an airport transfer to the Vienna airport.|
|Departure Date||Price From|
|December 2, 2019||$3,799|
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All prices in U.S. dollars and are cruise/land only. Price is per person based on double occupancy. Port fees of $175 and pre-paid gratuities of $160 are additional.
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The 5-star Sofitel Munich Bayerpost welcomes you in the heart of Munich. This heritage-listed building impresses with avant-garde architecture and a cosmopolitan design reflecting "l'art de vivre la franaise".
Built in the Wilhelminian style, and offering a view over the Alps, French savoir vivre blends with Bavarian joie de vivre in the 396 rooms and famous banquet hall. Relax at So SPA, with its heated pool, steam bath, sauna and softly lit relaxation rooms built out of stone and beautiful tiles.
Your Danube Christmas Market Vacation includes: