November 30 – December 9, 2025 • Czech Republic, Germany, Austria

Join Elizabeth Cramer in exploring Europe’s enchanting Christmas Markets on the Danube River! Begin in Prague, then embark on the Avalon Tranquility II for gourmet dining and city visits including Nuremberg’s historic markets, Regensburg’s festive stalls, Passau’s charming Christkindlmarkt, and Vienna’s imperial sights and Christmas markets. Enjoy onboard entertainment and cultural experiences throughout this winter wonderland journey!

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Mindy Kleeburg of LaMacchia Travel
[email protected] • 262-656-8300

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Trip Itinerary

Depart the US for the Czech Republic on your overnight flight.

Arrive in Prague on December 1st where you will transfer by bus to your hotel for the next two nights. The day is yours to enjoy! This fascinating city straddles the Vltava River with domes, cupolas, spires, and pinnacles highlighting its skyline. Explore Prague and its surrounding countryside. Sample delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner beer beside the Vltava River. Join us back at the hotel for a Group Exclusive Dinner this evening. (Prague Marriott or similar)

Start your day out with breakfast at the hotel and then take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradcany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. Spend the afternoon on your own browsing the exquisite Christmas Markets of Prague. Stroll through the brightly colored wooden stalls for ornaments and handmade toys and handicrafts. (Prague Marriott or similar) (Breakfast)

Have breakfast at the hotel in Vienna and indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul before your transfer to Nuremberg where you will board your Avalon Suite Ship. Overnight docking in Nuremberg. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Rise and shine and choose from two guided excursions to get acquainted with Nuremburg! Choose from a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle OR Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich. After that you will have free time to browse the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg. Sample favorite Bavarian fare—from dozens of bratwurst varieties, gingerbread, mulled wine, and countless other culinary delights of the Christkindlmarkt. Enjoy live entertainment as you sail to Regensburg. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

See the magic of Bavaria in Regensburg with a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—entrance to the Castra Regina fortress built in 179 AD. Take time to browse Regensburg’s sparkling Christmas markets. Enjoy hot-mulled wine, candied almonds, gingerbread, or bratwurst. Next enjoy a Christmas Traditions lecture onboard and sail the evening and overnight to Passau. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Have breakfast and start your day out with a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers” – Passau. Spend free time in Passau’s charming Christkindlmarkt near magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Later choose to take an Optional Excursion to Salzburg, Austria. See the setting of The Sound of Music, and learn the story behind the beloved Christmas hymn, Silent Night. (not included in package costs)

There will be a short evening cruise to Linz with live entertainment onboard. Overnight Cruise to Melk. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Experience the Wauchau Valley and choose from a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings OR indulge in Austrian Cookie Tasting onboard the ship while sailing through the splendid Wachau Valley to Vienna. Arrive in the winter wonderland of Vienna! You will have the option to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. (not included in package costs). Overnight docking in Vienna. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Explore the Habsburg empire on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Spend free time on your own to enjoy the Christkindlesmarkt or relax by the fire’s glow in a Viennese café. You may join a Guided Optional Tour of Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg dynasty for 300 years. (not included in package costs). Overnight docking in Vienna. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Your adventure in the Christmas Markets of Europe comes to an end with breakfast. Transfer to the Vienna airport and travel home.

LaMacchia Travel and its affiliates act(s) as advisors for the suppliers that are responsible for providing the services. Upon receiving this itinerary, it is assumed that you understand that although LaMacchia Travel will do all it can to remedy a situation if a supplier fails to provide the services expected, you or any of the traveling party will not hold the agency liable should failure occur. 

Staterooms & Pricing

Tranquilityii Room Cate

Pricing WITH airfare out of Chicago

Category E
Double Occupancy: $6,059.00
Single Occupancy: $7,959.00

Category D
Double Occupancy: $6,099.00
Single Occupancy: $7,999.00

Pricing WITHOUT airfare out of Chicago

Category E
Double Occupancy: $4,659.00
Single Occupancy: $6,559.00

Category D
Double Occupancy: $4,699.00
Single Occupancy: $6,599.00

Tranquility Ii Panorama Suite 3 (1) Gal

Pricing WITH Airfare out of Chicago

Category A
Double Occupancy: $7,599.00
Single Occupancy: $11,799.00

Category B
Double Occupancy: $7,499.00
Single Occupancy: $11,599.00

Category P
Double Occupancy: $7,699.00
Single Occupancy: $11,899.00

Pricing WITHOUT Airfare out of Chicago

Category A
Double Occupancy: $6,199.00
Single Occupancy: $10,399.00

Category B
Double Occupancy: $6,099.00
Single Occupancy: $10,199.00

Category P
Double Occupany: $6,299.00
Single Occupancy: $10,499.00

Your Travel Host

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Elizabeth Cramer

Meet Elizabeth Cramer. Elizabeth is LaMacchia Travel’s dedicated travel host for our exclusive groups. On these Exclusive groups, Elizabeth will be here to curate your experience while traveling abroad by providing valuable insight through her extensive travel experiences around the world. As the trip approaches, Elizabeth will be in communication with you to provide tips, tricks and even more insight to ensure you are all prepared for your exciting journey. During your travels, Elizabeth will with our group 24/7, giving guidance and support for our travelers during our exclusive group.


Retreat Inclusions
  • Travel Host, Elizabeth Cramer

  • Transfers from select point in Northeast Wisconsin to Chicago O’Hare

  • All Transfers within Europe

  • Two Night Hotel in Prague

  • English-Speaking Guides

  • Tour , Air Taxes, and Fees

Does Not Include
  • Air on Land Only Packages

  • Baggage Fees

  • Travel Insurance

  • Gratuities

Booking Schedule

Reservations must be made by ADD DATE

Initial deposit of $450 due by ADD DATE
Final Payment due by August 13, 2025

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is optional, but highly recommended. LaMacchia Travel’s preferred third-party insurance provider is Travel Guard. To receive a quote for Travel Guard travel insurance, please contact Mindy Kleeburg at 262-656-8300 or [email protected].

Terms & Conditions

Passport must be valid until February 6, 2025

Cancellation Policy: Airfare

  • From date of deposit until August 13, 2025 – $250.00 per person plus applicable airline fees
  • From August 14 – October 15, 2025 – 50% of package cost per person penalty plus applicable airline fees
  • From October 16, 2025, to day of departure – 100% penalty for tour & air

In addition to the vendor penalties stated above, LaMacchia charges a $200 per person cancellation fee.

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