Magic of Advent on the Danube

This year’s Advent, take the chance to enter a real winter fairytale! Explore sleepy little towns and riverscapes, warm yourself with a delicious glass of mulled wine on board, and immerse yourself in the wonderful traditions of the pre-Christmas period.

Visit the best Christmas Markets along the Danube: The Palais Thurn und Taxis and its outbuildings form one of the impressive backdrops, and the quality of the wares is exceptional, too. Furthermore, discover the elegant Christmas market in the forecourt of Schönbrunn Palace. Enjoy a mulled wine party in the famous wine-growing region of Wachau!

Number of Days
7 days
Sailing Period
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Welcome to a wintery Nuremberg, home to the famous Nuremberg lebkuchen (gingerbread)! Your magical Advent journey to the most beautiful Christmas markets along the Danube starts here. After embarking, you have the opportunity to meet the cruise director at a Welcome Cocktail, and thereafter a generous Welcome Dinner awaits you in the Panorama Restaurant. Your ship remains anchored in Nuremberg overnight.

Stay in Nuremberg – OverNight.

Day 2

A morning sightseeing tour through a festively decorated Nuremberg takes you past all its main attractions. Don’t miss the trip to the famous Nuremberg Christmas market, where culinary specialties, artisan crafts, and regional products are on offer.

At lunch time, you return to your ship, which heads towards Regensburg.

Stay in Nuremberg – Departure at 1:00 pm.

Optional Excursions: City Tour of Nuremberg with Christmas Market OR Visit to the World of Gingerbread.

Day 3

At breakfast time, you reach the Bavarian town of Regensburg, which boasts one of the best-preserved medieval old towns in Germany. A guided city walking tour will show you the city’s most beautiful side, and in the afternoon a visit to the Thurn and Taxis Castle is guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. This is the site of one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the region, which you should on no account miss. Alternatively, you can visit Weltenburg Abbey. Thereafter you will return to your AMADEUS ship, which leaves Regensburg after dinner.

Stay in Regensburg: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Optional Excursions: Regensburg walking tour, Thurn & Taxis Palace with Christmas Market OR Visit to Weltenburg Abbey.

Day 4

In the morning you arrive in Passau, the romantic “City of Three Rivers”. After breakfast, we offer you a guided walking tour through this picturesque town where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet.

After lunch, you can visit the festively decorated Christmas market in Passau, and thereafter your ship weighs anchor and sets sail for Austria.

Stay in Passau: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Optional Excursion: Passau walking tour and organ concert in St. Stephans cathedral.

Day 5
Melk / Emmersdorf > Vienna

When you awake, you can enjoy a wonderful view of one of the most beautiful landscape regions in Austria – the Wachau. Emmersdorf is the starting point for a trip through this wintery region, which will include a visit to Melk Abbey. Or visit the wine-grower’s village of Dürnstein as an alternative. At the end of both tours, we invite you to a glühwein (mulled wine) party on board, while your vessel continues its journey to Vienna, which you will reach in the early evening. You can attend the concert “Sound of Vienna”, where the “Alt Wien” Salon Orchestra will entertain you with Viennese classics.

Stay Melk / Emmersdorf: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Optional Excursions: Visit Melk Abbey OR Dürnstein walking tour with a visit to the Dürnstein abbey.

Stay in Vienna Arrival at 6:30 pm.

Optional Excursions: “Sound of Vienna” classical concert (Cat. B).

Day 6

Today will be devoted entirely to the magical, wintery Danube city of Vienna. Enjoy a city sightseeing trip from the comfort of a tour coach, which will take you to the most beautiful sights and elegant buildings in Vienna. After lunch, we recommend a visit to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, where an atmospheric Christmas market awaits you. Here, the pervasive pre-Christmas atmosphere and the aromas of lebkuchen (gingerbread) and roasted almonds combine in an unforgettable, authentic Advent experience. Alternatively, you can visit the famous Art History Museum of Vienna.

In the evening, an elegant captain’s Gala Dinner takes place on board, during which you can enjoy a wonderful Advent ambiance.

Stay Vienna Over Night.

Optional Excursions: Vienna – Imperial discovery tour, Visit to Schönbrunn Palace and Christmas Market OR Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts.

Day 7

After breakfast on board, you disembark and begin your homeward journey. We wish you a pleasant and safe journey, and a happy festive season! We hope to welcome you again soon!

Stay Vienna Over Night.

Please note that itineraries can vary by the Company. Be sure to check with your chosen cruise provider for the most up-to-date information, including specific port arrival and departure times, as well as any optional shore excursions available during your cruise.

Information about the ship

Experience the Gems of Europe from the Comfort of your Floating Hotel

Amadeus River Cruises ranks among the best-known organizers of river cruises on European waterways.

With its modern fleet of luxury vessels, AMADEUS River Cruises offers exclusive journeys on Europe’s most beautiful and important rivers: on the waterways of Belgium and Holland, past the Rhine’s picturesque vineyard scenery, along the Rhine-Main canal, in the steps of French Savoir-Vivre on Rhône, Saône, and Seine, or through the charming landscapes adjoining the Danube all the way to the Black Sea.

With AMADEUS River Cruises, you experience your own personal highlights on cruises that Europe’s rivers provide in especially diverse and comfortable ways.

Since 1997, AMADEUS River Cruises has been a brand associated with authenticity true to the company’s European origins. Experience a high level of luxury and comfort that matches this company’s exceptional service level.

The staff and crew work around the clock to ensure your voyage is relaxing, enjoyable, and carefree. Forty years of experience is put into the building of each ship so that AMADEUS River Cruise may provide all guests with the qualities that matter most. Every inch of space is perfectly utilized and provides all guests maximum comfort in a stylish setting; every cabin, restaurant, and common space is beautifully designed.


Entered into service in 2018, the AMADEUS Queen cruises the beloved and historic rivers of Europe in the same well-appointed style as her sister’s vessels have done for nearly a decade.

History and adventure unfold along the Danube, Rhine, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways. Like royalty itself, the AMADEUS Queen shines her light. Her crown jewel is the blue mosaic indoor pool which transforms into a sky pool when the glass atrium opens. Indulge in an afternoon cocktail at the Amadeus Club, meeting new people while enjoying sweeping river views. Wherever you choose to spend time, you’ll experience the signature elegance and spacious style synonymous with the AMADEUS fleet.

From the privacy of your cabin’s balcony where you can watch the ever-changing landscapes to the lively Panorama Restaurant with sumptuous four-course dinners, discover a new pace to life. Is it luxury or simply living at its finest? Find the answer aboard the AMADEUS Queen.

Construction: 2018
Flag: Germany
Length x Width: 442.9ft x 37.4ft
Draft: 1.45
Decks: 4
Cabins/Suits: 69/12
Max. Passangers: 162
Crew members: approx. 46
Speed: 25 km/h

Price and details

Price € per person
Price Includes

Suites & Staterooms

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view (except Amadeus Brilliant)
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)
  • Bottled water in every stateroom

Gourmet Dining

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions, draft beer, soda as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner
  • Coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner

An Array of Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • The onboard fitness center is open 24 hours a day
  • All gratuities on board are included in your cruise fare

Voyage of Discovery

  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations, local cultural performances, and music by our onboard musicians
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation, and lock fees included in your cruise fare
Not included in price