Beer Theme Vacations

2015 Holiday Beer River Cruise

Discover AmaWaterways’ newest theme cruise during the holiday season. This itinerary will showcase a variety of regional beers, local cuisine and delicacies, special excursions, a beer pairing dinner, brewery tours, as well as onboard discussions & tastings hosted by beer connoisseur and author, Don Russell.  The package including 2 nights in Prague begins on December 12, 2015.

Beer Cruises

Special Features:

  • Beer tastings and beer-related excursions
  • Tours of renowned breweries
  • Lectures & discussions about beer
  • Historic sights
  • Regional specialties

About the host:

Don Russell has written a weekly beer column for the Philadelphia Daily News (under the byline Joe Sixpack) for the past 15 years. The author of 3 books, he has traveled the world in search of great beers and won numerous journalism awards along the way.

Vacation Overview:

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a festive journey that kicks off in Prague. After boarding your ship in Nuremberg, you will cruise through the charming region where so many of today’s most beloved Christmas traditions originated. Experience a number of enchanting Christmas markets in places such as Regensburg, Salzburg, and Vienna, each with its own local flavor and traditions. Conclude your holiday cruise in Budapest.

Day Destination Activities
1 Prague Hotel check-in
2 Prague City tour & Christmas Market visit
Optional tours availale
3 Prague Transfer to Nuremberg
Nuremberg Visit Christmas Market
Welcome Dinner
4 Nuremberg City tour
Visit Christmas Market
Cruise Main-Danube Canal
Hilpoltstein Cross Continental Divide
5 Regensburg Walking tour
Visit Christmas Market
6 Passau Walking tour & Christmas Market visit
OR optional Salzburg excursion & Christmas Market visit
7 Melk Benedictine Abbey tour
Wachau Valley cruise
Vienna Optional Mozart & Strauss concert
8 Vienna Morning city tour
Visit Christmas Market
Optional Schönbrunn Palace tour
9 Budapest City tour
Visit Christmas Market
Illuminations Cruise


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