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Christmas Markets Along the Danube - 2022

8-night river cruise with Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Linz, Passau, Regensburg
  • Snowy river and Festung Hohensalzburg, Salzburg, Austria
    SPEND A FULL DAY EXPLORING SALZBURG, NESTLED IN THE BEAUTIFUL AUSTRIAN ALPS
  • Danube Holiday River Cruise from Budapest to Regensburg including Germany, Hungary, Austria, and Slovakia
    IMMERSE YOURSELF IN OLD-WORLD SPLENDOR SURROUNDED BY BUDAPEST’S GRAND HISTORIC LANDMARKS
  • Passau, Germany
    EMBARK ON A WALKING TOUR OF PASSAU, INCLUDING THE UNESCO-LISTED OLD TOWN AND ST. STEPHAN'S CATHEDRAL
  • DISCOVER THE MEDIEVAL CHARMS OF REGENSBURG, INCLUDING AN ACTING SCENE BY “MARTIN” THE CITY GUARD
  • Prague, Czech Republic
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
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Prague, Czech Republic (Post-Trip)

4 DAYS FROM $899

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Budapest, Hungary (Pre-Trip)

FROM $699 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $233 PER DAY

On this three-day extension, explore one of Europe’s — nay, the globe’s! — most impressive capitals. Delve deeper into the urban heart of Hungary as you enjoy plenty of time on your own to shop for festive holiday treats, take in a thermal bath, and discover what makes this “Pearl of the Danube” so luminous. This is an outstanding opportunity to experience the best of the Hungarian capital filled with holiday spirit, holiday treats, and charming Christmas markets.

Your Price Includes:

  • 2-nights' accommodations at the Moderate Deluxe InterContinental Budapest (or similar)
  • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Jewish Heritage Tour
  • Transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local drivers (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
Please Note: Port times & itineraries are subject to change. Fluctuating water levels and winter weather may affect itinerary. All Christmas markets are subject to local traditions and opening dates and times are dependent on the local authorities.
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DAY 1:

Head to Hungary

Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Hungary’s fascinating capital Budapest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll arrive on Day 2.

DAY 2:

Budapest arrival

Upon arrival, a Vantage associate will meet you at the airport and assist in the transfer to your hotel. Have lunch on your own and later embark on an Orientation Walk to familiarize yourself with the city. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner at the hotel.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Inside Budapest’s Jewish history

Following breakfast at the hotel this morning, embark on a guided tour exploring the city’s Jewish heritage, including a stop at the stunning Great Synagogue (Dohány Street Synagogue). With one of the largest Jewish communities in the middle of eastern Europe, you’ll find that Budapest’s Jewish Quarter is filled with historic and artistic gems.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to shop Budapest’s Christmas Market, or head to visit a famous confectioner like Gerbeaud, Café Demel or the Sacher Café, and join the perennial argument over who makes the world’s best Sachertorte. Maybe you’ll do some window shopping on Váci Utca, the pedestrian shopping zone, as well. Dinner is on your own, followed by a pub crawl with your City Host.

Included Feature:

  • Half-day Jewish heritage tour

Cultural Connection:

  • Join in on a pub crawl

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Join the base program

After breakfast this morning, you’ll check out of the hotel and join Day 2 of the base program.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Prague, Czech Republic (Post-Trip)

FROM $899 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $225 PER DAY

Make the most of your included airfare to Europe with a few days in elegant Prague. With its grand castles, unbeatable beer, and cobblestoned treasures, it’s no wonder this magnificent old-world capital is a favorite of travelers worldwide. On this extension, you'll discover the city’s Jewish Quarter and explore its historic center (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) — as well as enjoy plenty of time to soak in Prague at its most festive, with myriad Christmas markets!

Your Price Includes:
  • 3 nights’ accommodations at the Radisson Blu Hotel Prague (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Walking tour of Jewish Quarter and Old Town Square
  • Tour of Prague Castle
  • Transfers and baggage handling (where possible)
  • Services of a City Host
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
Please Note: Port times & itineraries are subject to change. Fluctuating water levels and winter weather may affect itinerary. All Christmas markets are subject to local traditions and opening dates and times are dependent on the local authorities.
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DAY 10:

Transfer to Prague, visit the Christmas market

Transfer to Prague today and check into your elegant hotel. Embark on a walk with your City Host, who will lead you to the Christmas market. You’ll also enjoy time for lunch and dinner on your own.

Cultural Connection:

  • Visit a Christmas market

DAY 11:

Visit Prague's Jewish Quarter

Today you'll explore Prague's historic Jewish Quarter, including the ancient cemetery, on an included walking tour, giving you keen insight into this city's history. You'll also see Prague's famed Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square and the UNESCO-listed historic center of Prague. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon to pursue your own interests, or continue perusing the Christmas markets.

This evening, join your City Host for a pub crawl, if you wish. Prague is renowned for its beers, and this is a great opportunity for more cultural immersion. Dinner is on your own.

Included Feature:

  • Walking tour of Prague’s Jewish Quarter and Old Town

Cultural Connection:

  • Join in on a pub crawl

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 12:

Prague Castle tour, Farewell Dinner

Don your royal crowns; this morning you’ll enjoy a castle tour of Prague. Explore the majesty of the Prague Castle, an impressive complex of castles, gardens, and halls, where you’ll see gems such as the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace, and the Golden Lane. The rest of your day is at leisure, followed by a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

Included Feature:

  • Prague Castle tour

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 13:

Return home

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Prague, Czech Republic (Pre-Trip)

FROM $899 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $224 PER DAY

Make the most of your included airfare to Europe with a few days in elegant Prague. With its grand castles, unbeatable beer, and cobblestoned treasures, it’s no wonder this magnificent old-world capital is a favorite of travelers worldwide. On this extension, you'll discover the city’s Jewish Quarter and explore its historic center (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) — as well as enjoy plenty of time to soak in Prague at its most festive, with myriad Christmas markets!

Your Price Includes:
  • 3 nights’ accommodations at the Radisson Blu Hotel Prague (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Walking tour of Jewish Quarter and Old Town Square
  • Tour of Prague Castle
  • Transfers and baggage handling (where possible)
  • Services of a City Host
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
Please Note: Port times & itineraries are subject to change. Fluctuating water levels and winter weather may affect itinerary. All Christmas markets are subject to local traditions and opening dates and times are dependent on the local authorities.
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DAY 1:

Czech out of the USA

Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Prague, arriving on Day 2.

DAY 2:

Prague arrival

Upon arrival to the Czech Republic, a Vantage associate will meet you at the airport and assist in the transfer to your hotel. An Orientation Walk will help you familiarize yourself with the city, and your City Host will also take you on a walk to the local Christmas market, if interested. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers for a Welcome Briefing, Drink, and Dinner at the hotel.

Cultural Connection:

  • Take a walking tour through Prague

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Visit Prague's Jewish Quarter

Today you'll explore Prague's historic Jewish Quarter, including the ancient cemetery, on an included walking tour, giving you keen insight into this city's history. You'll also see Prague's famed Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square and the UNESCO-listed historic center of Prague. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon to pursue your own interests or continue perusing the Christmas markets.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Prague Castle Tour, afternoon at leisure, pub crawl

Don your royal crowns — this morning you’ll enjoy a castle tour of Prague. Explore the majesty of the Prague Castle, an impressive complex of castles, gardens, and halls, where you’ll see gems such as the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace, and the Golden Lane. The rest of your day is at leisure. This evening, join your City Host for a pub crawl, if you wish. Prague is renowned for its beers, and this is a great opportunity for more cultural immersion. Dinner is on your own.

Cultural Connection:

  • Join in on a pub crawl

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 5:

Join the base program

After breakfast, transfer from Prague to Regensburg and join Day 2 of the base program.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Budapest, Hungary (Post-Trip)

FROM $699 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $233 PER DAY

On this three-day extension, explore one of Europe’s — nay, the globe’s! — most impressive capitals. Delve deeper into the urban heart of Hungary as you enjoy plenty of time on your own to shop for festive holiday treats, take in a thermal bath, and discover what makes this “Pearl of the Danube” so luminous. This is an outstanding opportunity to experience the best of the Hungarian capital filled with holiday spirit, holiday treats, and charming Christmas markets.

Your Price Includes:

  • 2-nights' accommodations at the Moderate Deluxe InterContinental Budapest (or similar)
  • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Jewish Heritage Tour
  • Transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local drivers (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
Please Note: Port times & itineraries are subject to change. Fluctuating water levels and winter weather may affect itinerary. All Christmas markets are subject to local traditions and opening dates and times are dependent on the local authorities.
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DAY 10:

Inside Budapest’s Jewish history

Following breakfast at the hotel this morning, embark on a guided tour exploring the city’s Jewish heritage, including a stop at the stunning Great Synagogue (Dohány Street Synagogue). With one of the largest Jewish communities in the middle of eastern Europe, you’ll find that Budapest’s Jewish Quarter is filled with historic and artistic gems.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to shop Budapest’s Christmas Market and explore this city on your own.  Dinner is on your own, followed by a pub crawl with your City Host.

Cultural Connection:

  • Join in on a pub crawl

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 11:

Leisure in Budapest

Today you’ll enjoy a second opportunity to explore Budapest on your own. Perhaps you’ll visit a famous confectioner like Gerbeaud, Café Demel or the Sacher Café, and join the perennial argument over who makes the world’s best Sachertorte. Maybe you’ll do some window shopping on Váci Utca, the pedestrian shopping zone, as well. Budapest is also renowned for its famous hot springs and thermal baths, a tradition dating back to the Romans. Later, gather with your fellow travelers to toast to your trip and enjoy a Farewell Drink and Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 12:

Fly home

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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