7-Night Trip on AmaVerde

Iconic Christmas Markets

Cruise, Small Ship/Yacht, River cruise

Budapest to Nuremberg Cruise

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Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure. Nuremberg’s festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas Market in Germany; Regensburg’s Artisan Christmas Market at Thurn and Taxis Castle, considered one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic; Vienna with its impressive Christmas Markets that seem to majestically appear around every corner; and Budapest, where products sold in the market are traditionally handmade. Revel in a feast for the senses: sparkling lights; festive sounds of children dressed as angels singing carols; and enticing smells of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, sausages and sweet treats of every kind.
Interests
  • Festivals and Events
  • Holiday Travel
7 Nights Starting At
December 08, 2025 through December 15, 2025
Book by:
December 04, 2025 7:00 PM
Cabin Cat: E
Inside Outside Balcony Suite
N/A $3,899.00
Cat: E
$557.00 per night
$5,298.00
Cat: C
$756.86 per night
$7,798.00
Cat: SUITE
$1,114.00 per night
More Pricing Information
Inside Outside
N/A $3,899.00
Cat: E
$557.00 per night
Balcony Suite
$5,298.00
Cat: C
$756.86 per night
$7,798.00
Cat: SUITE
$1,114.00 per night
More Pricing Information
Itinerary Map
Itinerary Overview
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Scenic Cruising
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About AmaVerde

Ship Overview
AmaVerde
One of AmaWaterways’ remarkable twin-balcony river ships, the newly reimagined AmaVerde, is full of light, love and bold artwork showcasing vibrant, modern designs. The dashing ship is considered the captivating companion of the AmaBella as both ships were totally redesigned in 2021 and sail their imagined love story on the romantic Danube River. Spacious, sophisticated staterooms set the mind at ease for a restful slumber, while warmth attracts visitors to the comfortable fireside library and AmaVerde’s massage and hair salon. The Main Restaurant is the perfect home to exquisite meals and local wine pairings worthy of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs—the internationally renowned gastronomic society. The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, with its glass-enclosed kitchen and unique rolled lighting fixture, gives way to a vibrant multi-course parade of dishes with distinct regional flavors paired with hand selected wines. Enjoy a light lunch in our new “Café Bistro,” a perfect al fresco spot to play cards and mingle with your fellow guests. Additional amenities on AmaVerde include unlimited high-quality complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, music and English-language TV stations in the staterooms, a specialty coffee station, gift shop, sun-deck walking track, heated swimming pool, putting green, fitness room and fleet of bikes.
Ship Details
Ship's Registry
Switzerland
Year Built
2011
Ship Length
443 ft
Ship Beam
38 ft
Total Capacity
160
Crew Size
51
Number of Decks
4
Deck Plan Details
Cabin Categories
SUITE Suite - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $7,798.00 USD
AA Category AA - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $6,498.00 USD
AB Category AB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $6,298.00 USD
BA Category BA - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $6,098.00 USD
BB Category BB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $5,898.00 USD
C Category C - French Balcony $5,298.00 USD
D Category D - Fixed Windows $4,198.00 USD
E Category E - Fixed Windows $3,899.00 USD
Deck plans are not yet available
Daily Options
AMAWaterways: Iconic Christmas Markets

Day 1
Budapest
EMBARKATION

Day 2
Budapest
“Queen of the Danube” tour and Christmas Markets
OR Castle Hill Hike

Day 3
Vienna
“Imperial Vienna” tour with Maria-Theresien-Platz Christmas Markets
OR Vienna City Tour by Bike
Schönbrunn and illuminated Christmas Markets
Rathaus Christmas Markets by Night

Day 4
Melk
Melk Abbey visit
OR Melk bike tour

Scenic Cruising
Cruising the Strudengau

Day 5
Passau
Full-day Salzburg excursion and Christmas Market*
OR “City of Three Rivers” walking tour and Christmas market
OR River Inn Bike Tour

Day 6
Regensburg
UNESCO City tour and Christmas Markets
OR Tastes of Bavaria and Christmas Markets
OR Walhalla bike tour
OR Thurn & Taxis Artisan Christmas Markets

Day 7
Nuremberg
Main-Danube Canal
Nuremberg city tour and Christmas Markets
OR Tastes of Franconia

Day 8
Nuremberg
DISEMBARKATION
Ship Overview
Ship Overview
AmaVerde
One of AmaWaterways’ remarkable twin-balcony river ships, the newly reimagined AmaVerde, is full of light, love and bold artwork showcasing vibrant, modern designs. The dashing ship is considered the captivating companion of the AmaBella as both ships were totally redesigned in 2021 and sail their imagined love story on the romantic Danube River. Spacious, sophisticated staterooms set the mind at ease for a restful slumber, while warmth attracts visitors to the comfortable fireside library and AmaVerde’s massage and hair salon. The Main Restaurant is the perfect home to exquisite meals and local wine pairings worthy of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs—the internationally renowned gastronomic society. The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, with its glass-enclosed kitchen and unique rolled lighting fixture, gives way to a vibrant multi-course parade of dishes with distinct regional flavors paired with hand selected wines. Enjoy a light lunch in our new “Café Bistro,” a perfect al fresco spot to play cards and mingle with your fellow guests. Additional amenities on AmaVerde include unlimited high-quality complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, music and English-language TV stations in the staterooms, a specialty coffee station, gift shop, sun-deck walking track, heated swimming pool, putting green, fitness room and fleet of bikes.
Ship Details
Ship's Registry
Switzerland
Year Built
2011
Ship Length
443 ft
Ship Beam
38 ft
Total Capacity
160
Crew Size
51
Number of Decks
4
Deck Plan Details
Cabin Categories
SUITE Suite - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $7,798.00 USD
AA Category AA - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $6,498.00 USD
AB Category AB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $6,298.00 USD
BA Category BA - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $6,098.00 USD
BB Category BB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $5,898.00 USD
C Category C - French Balcony $5,298.00 USD
D Category D - Fixed Windows $4,198.00 USD
E Category E - Fixed Windows $3,899.00 USD
Deck plans are not yet available
AMAWaterways: Iconic Christmas Markets

Day 1
Budapest
EMBARKATION

Day 2
Budapest
“Queen of the Danube” tour and Christmas Markets
OR Castle Hill Hike

Day 3
Vienna
“Imperial Vienna” tour with Maria-Theresien-Platz Christmas Markets
OR Vienna City Tour by Bike
Schönbrunn and illuminated Christmas Markets
Rathaus Christmas Markets by Night

Day 4
Melk
Melk Abbey visit
OR Melk bike tour

Scenic Cruising
Cruising the Strudengau

Day 5
Passau
Full-day Salzburg excursion and Christmas Market*
OR “City of Three Rivers” walking tour and Christmas market
OR River Inn Bike Tour

Day 6
Regensburg
UNESCO City tour and Christmas Markets
OR Tastes of Bavaria and Christmas Markets
OR Walhalla bike tour
OR Thurn & Taxis Artisan Christmas Markets

Day 7
Nuremberg
Main-Danube Canal
Nuremberg city tour and Christmas Markets
OR Tastes of Franconia

Day 8
Nuremberg
DISEMBARKATION
About AmaWaterways
AmaWaterways logo
Family-owned and operated for more than 21 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 29 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024). Co-founded by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy, the company is renowned for its warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; wellness activities (including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options); and award-winning, locally sourced cuisine paired with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most AmaWaterways ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, Sun Deck walking track, and heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation, highlighted by the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families, as well as group and charter options.

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About AmaWaterways
Family-owned and operated for more than 21 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 29 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024). Co-founded by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy, the company is renowned for its warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; wellness activities (including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options); and award-winning, locally sourced cuisine paired with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most AmaWaterways ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, Sun Deck walking track, and heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation, highlighted by the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families, as well as group and charter options.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.