Celebrate the Christmas season on this spectacular river cruise vacation from Frankfurt to Vienna. Your journey begins in Frankfurt, where you board your ship and set sail for the Bavarian village of Miltenberg. Continue to Wertheim to see the half-timbered houses and shop for blown-glass ornaments. In Würzburg, visit the Bishop’s Residenz and enjoy an included excursion to the walled city of Rothenburg. Discover the nativity scenes built by local citizens in medieval Bamberg; in Nuremberg, enjoy a beer tasting and experience Germany’s most famous Christmas market; explore the vibrant Bavarian capital of Munich; and spend time in medieval Regensburg. Other highlights include delightful Passau, a visit to the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk, and guided sightseeing and plenty of leisure time in magical Vienna, the “City of Music.” Throughout this cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the traditional Christmas markets, where you’ll hear the holiday songs and cheer, smell the delightful aromas from freshly baked specialties, shop for colorful and fun Christmas decorations, taste the local food, and celebrate the holiday season.