European Christmas Markets LGBTQ River Cruise, Dec 4-10, 2022
Join us at this most festive time of year to visit the very best Christmas Markets along the Danube River. 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 Christmas-time experience is one not to be missed - it's magical!
Your all-LGBT+ river cruise takes you from vibrant Vienna to Melk, Passau or an optional tour to Salzburg, and Regensburg, and culminates with an overnight in German city of Roth/Nuremberg. Sail Europe's most fabled river, the Danube, indulging in some of the best Christmas markets Europe has to offer.
On board the beautiful, Amadeus Star, you will be pampered by attentive crew in an atmosphere of total relaxation, while enjoying signature Brand g entertainment and the kind of atmosphere that only comes with a cruise fully chartered by us for our guests.
We've created an itinerary that delivers iconic European cities at the most festive and joyous time of year. Come celebrate the holidays in style and comfort with your Brand g family!
This vacation has it all - Christmas markets, historic sites, charming towns, world-class wine and cuisine, and more!
Luxury Level: ***** Five Star Activity Level: Low to High Guest Count: 164
Guaranteed all-LGBT+ charter
Transfer from airport or train station to the ship in Vienna
6 nights cruise accommodation
Complimentary beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the cruise
Superb Dining: all meals included during your cruise
Complimentary shore excursions offered daily
Brand g signature entertainment
Airport transfer from the ship to the airport or train station in Nuremberg.
Brand g Signature Entertainers
This international Female Delusionist® Kevin Levesque as Miss Conception is one of the funniest drag acts to have entertained at Brand g Vacations as well as delighting audiences around the world. For more info on Miss Conception, please visit www.missconception.ca/
"An evening with Tori is an absolute thrill! A soul-baring singer and sharp comedian, Tori is a genius and offers a musical set that bravely melds contemporary pop, standards and show tunes with woozy anecdotes that are witty, wry and engaging. From the Great White Way to the West End, find out more at Tori Scott (itstoriscott.com)
Ben, a highly sought after and accomplished Pianist & Piano Vocalist, can be seen in London's West End at various private members bars, clubs and piano bars entertaining the "in" crowds as well as accompanying the divas of the UK. Ps. for the delusional, he is the UK's most sought after singing teacher…
Although the focus of our cruises is mainly on sightseeing and socializing, we do like to mix in a bit of frivolity as well. With that in mind, join us for.
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|Dec 4||Vienna||Your wintery Christmas Markets cruise begins in Vienna, where, after embarking, you can explore the ship and join the cruise director for a Welcome Cocktail in the Panorama Bar.Enjoy a Welcome Dinner before seeing our Brand g Signature Entertainers perform in the panorama lounge. Your ship remains in Vienna overnight. (D)|
|Dec 5||Vienna||Today explore the vibrant Austrian capital and savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna. The remainder of the day is yours to explore. (B/L/D)Tour of Vienna – MorningThis scenic coach tour of the famous Ringstrasse, features visits to St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the National Library.Walking grade 2/5: Easy walking including stairs and uneven surfaces.Duration approx. 3.5 hoursTour of Schönbrunn Palace – AfternoonTravel by coach to one of the most beautiful sights of Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Also take in the beautiful Christmas Market on the grounds of the palace.Walking grade 3/5: Moderate walking including stairs and uneven surfaces.Duration approx. 3.5 hours “Sound of Vienna” Concert – Evening (Optional, free, book on board)In the very place where Johann Strauss himself once directed his orchestra, the true essence of Vienna’s classical music can once again be heard.Walking grade 1/5: Very easy walking including stairs and uneven surfaces.Duration: approx. 3 hours|
|Dec 6||Weissenkirchen/Durnstein/Melk||In the morning, the ship reaches the UNESCO World Natural Heritage region of the Wachau. We dock in Weissenkirchen, where you can join an excursion to the wine growers village of Dürnstein and join us for a warming glühwein (mulled wine). From there we continue on to the beautiful Melk Abbey. After you’ll have some free time to explore the village of Melk, or to relax on board. After, you will have a wonderful view of the passing winter landscapes as we continue up river towards Linz. (B/L/D)Tour of Melk Abbey with Wine Tasting ( including Wachau) – MorningDiscover Durnstein, this picturesque town with traditional architecture and famous blue spire and enjoy a mulled wine party. Then take in Melk Abbey, an impressive Austrian Baroque Benedictine abbey is one of the world’s most famous monastic sites.Walking grade 3/5: Moderate walking including stairs and uneven surfaces.Duration approx. 4.5 hrs|
|Dec 7||Linz/Salzburg/Passau||The morning brings us to Linz, Austria. For those who wish, we have a full day tour to Salzburg, or you may choose to stay on board and enjoy a peaceful day of sailing up river to Passau, the “City of Three Rivers”, situated at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers, where those participating in the tour will return to the ship. After everyone is back on board we continue sailing towards Regensburg. (B/L/D):Tour of Salzburg – All dayEnjoy a full day tour to Salzburg — the city of music and best known as a film location for the famous movie “The Sound of Music”.Walking Grade 3/5: Moderate walking including stairs and uneven surfaces.Duration approx: 9.5 hours. Drive time approx. 2.5/3 hours each way appx 6pm return|
|Dec 8||Regensburg||Your day is spent in festively adorned, historic Regensburg a magical destination where time seems to stand still. After a busy day enjoy an elegant Gala Dinner onboard, while your ship continues its journey later this evening.(B/L/D)Tour of Regensburg – MorningSee architectural treasures; churches, monasteries, the town hall and one of Europe’s oldest bridges that has spanned the Danube since the 12th century.Walking Grade 3/5: Moderate walking including stairs and uneven surfaces.Duration approx: 2 hoursTour of Royal Thurn and Taxis Castle & Christmas market in the – AfternoonRevel in the festive pre-Christmas atmosphere filled with the aroma of roasted almonds and stalls filled with local handicrafts.Walking Grade 3/5: Moderate walking including stairs and uneven surfaces.Duration approx: 2 hours|
|Dec 9||Roth/Nuremberg||After lunch, you arrive in the Bavarian town of Roth, from where the city tour of Nuremberg starts. Your ship remains here overnight. (B/L/D)Tour of Nuremburg – AfternoonSee the most significant monuments and sights in picturesque Nuremberg. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the romantic Christmas market and taste the world-famous Nuremberg lebkuchen (gingerbread) before returning to your ship, which will be waiting for you in the Nuremberg harbor.Walking Grade 5/5: Hard walking including stairs and uneven surfaces.Duration approx: 4 hoursDay 7|
|Dec 10||Nuremberg||Enjoy another generous breakfast on board before starting your homeward journey. Disembarkation transfers are available anytime. (B)|
- Bicycle Touring
- Bird Watching
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Music Festivals
- Nature Observance
- River Cruise
- Urban Adventure
- Religion and Spirituality
- Wine Tasting
- Horseback Riding
- All prices are in US funds, per person, based on double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Taxes of $180 and prepaid gratuities of $165 per person, are additional. Airfare, and optional travel insurance is also additional. All availability and pricing is subject to change without notice. Not responsible for errors and omissions.