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Over the River and Through the Woods
Vacaya Christmas Market Cruise Itinerary
trip highlights

CHOOSE FROM TWO 7-NIGHT OPTIONS
OR A GRAND 14-NIGHT OPTION

OVERNIGHTS IN AMSTERDAM AND BUDAPEST

EVENINGS IN COLOGNE, LINZ,
DÜRNSTEIN, AND VIENNA

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES MORNING
THROUGH NIGHT

Launch Interactive Itinerary

CRUISE 1

DAY 1 | AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS

DAY 2 | AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

DAY 3 | COLOGNE, GERMANY

DAY 4 | RÜDESHEIM, GERMANY

DAY 5 | MILTENBERG/WERTHEIM, GERMANY

DAY 6 | WÜRZBURG, GERMANY

DAY 7 | BAMBERG, GERMANY

DAY 8 | NUREMBERG, GERMANY

CRUISE 2

DAY 8 | NUREMBERG, GERMANY

DAY 9 | REGENSBURG, GERMANY

DAY 10 | PASSAU, GERMANY

DAY 11 | MELK & DÜRNSTEIN, AUSTRIA

DAY 12 | VIENNA, AUSTRIA

DAY 13 | BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

DAY 14 | BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

DAY 15 | BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Explore Europe In Style & All-Inclusive Luxury
Explore Europe In Style & All-Inclusive Luxury
Vacaya Luxe Experience
The Christmas Markets of Europe - 3 Ways!
DECEMBER 5-19, 2019 ALL-INCLUSIVE EMERALD DESTINY

Make the Yuletide gay as VACAYA explores the Christmas Markets of Europe! Spend your holiday season with friends aboard the luxurious 5-star Emerald Destiny as we sail from easy-to-reach and über-gay-friendly Amsterdam to stunning Budapest. We’re serving up three magical options to make the most of your European holiday:

Option 1
DECEMBER 5-12, 2019 | AMSTERDAM TO NUREMBERG | 7 NIGHTS
Option 2
DECEMBER 12-19, 2019 | NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST | 7 NIGHTS
Option 3
DECEMBER 5-19, 2019 | AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST | 14 NIGHTS*

*
CALL 718.504.0404 TO BOOK OUR 14-NIGHT GRAND
EUROPEAN ADVENTURE. WE WILL ASSIST YOU IN SECURING THE
SAME ROOM FOR BOTH CRUISES (BASED ON AVAILABILITY, OF COURSE).
Explore Europe In Style & All-Inclusive Luxury
Christmas Markets
The Christmas Markets of Europe - 3 Ways!
DECEMBER 5-19, 2019 ALL-INCLUSIVE EMERALD DESTINY

Make the Yuletide gay as VACAYA explores the Christmas Markets of Europe! Spend your holiday season with friends aboard the luxurious 5-star Emerald Destiny as we sail from easy-to-reach and über-gay-friendly Amsterdam to stunning Budapest. We’re serving up three magical options to make the most of your European holiday:

Option 1
DECEMBER 5-12, 2019 | AMSTERDAM TO NUREMBERG | 7 NIGHTS
Option 2
DECEMBER 12-19, 2019 | NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST | 7 NIGHTS
Option 3
DECEMBER 5-19, 2019 | AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST | 14 NIGHTS*

*
CALL 718.504.0404 TO BOOK OUR 14-NIGHT GRAND
EUROPEAN ADVENTURE. WE WILL ASSIST YOU IN SECURING THE
SAME ROOM FOR BOTH CRUISES (BASED ON AVAILABILITY, OF COURSE).
Explore Europe In Style & All-Inclusive Luxury
7- and 14-Night Options
The Christmas Markets of Europe - 3 Ways!
DECEMBER 5-19, 2019 ALL-INCLUSIVE EMERALD DESTINY

Make the Yuletide gay as VACAYA explores the Christmas Markets of Europe! Spend your holiday season with friends aboard the luxurious 5-star Emerald Destiny as we sail from easy-to-reach and über-gay-friendly Amsterdam to stunning Budapest. We’re serving up three magical options to make the most of your European holiday:

Option 1
DECEMBER 5-12, 2019 | AMSTERDAM TO NUREMBERG | 7 NIGHTS
Option 2
DECEMBER 12-19, 2019 | NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST | 7 NIGHTS
Option 3
DECEMBER 5-19, 2019 | AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST | 14 NIGHTS*

*
CALL 718.504.0404 TO BOOK OUR 14-NIGHT GRAND
EUROPEAN ADVENTURE. WE WILL ASSIST YOU IN SECURING THE
SAME ROOM FOR BOTH CRUISES (BASED ON AVAILABILITY, OF COURSE).
Explore Europe In Style & All-Inclusive Luxury
Included Beverage Package
The Christmas Markets of Europe - 3 Ways!
DECEMBER 5-19, 2019 ALL-INCLUSIVE EMERALD DESTINY

Make the Yuletide gay as VACAYA explores the Christmas Markets of Europe! Spend your holiday season with friends aboard the luxurious 5-star Emerald Destiny as we sail from easy-to-reach and über-gay-friendly Amsterdam to stunning Budapest. We’re serving up three magical options to make the most of your European holiday:

Option 1
DECEMBER 5-12, 2019 | AMSTERDAM TO NUREMBERG | 7 NIGHTS
Option 2
DECEMBER 12-19, 2019 | NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST | 7 NIGHTS
Option 3
DECEMBER 5-19, 2019 | AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST | 14 NIGHTS*

*
CALL 718.504.0404 TO BOOK OUR 14-NIGHT GRAND
EUROPEAN ADVENTURE. WE WILL ASSIST YOU IN SECURING THE
SAME ROOM FOR BOTH CRUISES (BASED ON AVAILABILITY, OF COURSE).
Explore Europe In Style & All-Inclusive Luxury
Included Shore Excursions
The Christmas Markets of Europe - 3 Ways!
DECEMBER 5-19, 2019 ALL-INCLUSIVE EMERALD DESTINY

Make the Yuletide gay as VACAYA explores the Christmas Markets of Europe! Spend your holiday season with friends aboard the luxurious 5-star Emerald Destiny as we sail from easy-to-reach and über-gay-friendly Amsterdam to stunning Budapest. We’re serving up three magical options to make the most of your European holiday:

Option 1
DECEMBER 5-12, 2019 | AMSTERDAM TO NUREMBERG | 7 NIGHTS
Option 2
DECEMBER 12-19, 2019 | NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST | 7 NIGHTS
Option 3
DECEMBER 5-19, 2019 | AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST | 14 NIGHTS*

*
CALL 718.504.0404 TO BOOK OUR 14-NIGHT GRAND
EUROPEAN ADVENTURE. WE WILL ASSIST YOU IN SECURING THE
SAME ROOM FOR BOTH CRUISES (BASED ON AVAILABILITY, OF COURSE).
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‘Tis the season for
5-star all-inclusive
luxury aboard
Emerald Destiny

Emerald Star-Ship
Heated Pool, Cinema, & Lounge
Heated Pool, Cinema, & Lounge

“Dream big.” That was the challenge Emerald designers faced when creating their new Star-Ships. Lucky for us, they did! Destiny’s innovative retractable roof over an indoor heated pool sets a new standard for riverships.

Sun Deck & Sky Barbeque
Sun Deck & Sky Barbeque

The Sun Deck offers stellar views of the beautiful scenery that glides by. It’s the perfect place to lounge away an afternoon or evening as you take in the magical charms of Europe’s famed rivers. Sun Deck’s Sky Barbecue offers gastronomic delights to suit every taste and appetite.

Reflections Restaurant
Reflections Restaurant

Dining aboard Emerald Destiny provides an endless array of palate-pleasing farm-to-table sensations. Reflections Restaurant is where you’ll enjoy the majority of your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

Horizon Bar & Lounge
Horizon Bar & Lounge

At the very heart of Emerald Destiny is the Horizon Bar & Lounge. A contemporary, chic social space; the lounge is equipped with a comprehensively-stocked bar, skilled bartenders, help-yourself hot drinks facilities, and a generous offering of plush seating and sofas.

Fitness & Wellness Area
Fitness & Wellness Area

Take advantage of Emerald’s fully-equipped Fitness Area and spa-like Wellness Area. Whether you decide to make the most of the gym or enjoy any one of a thoughtful range of professional, invigorating treatments, this is the perfect way to begin or end your day of exploration and adventure—it’s all up to you.

The Terrace
The Terrace

A perfect place to enjoy a relaxing meal near the bow of the ship. On cooler days or evenings, the outside heaters help create a warm summer-like atmosphere. As we make our way down the rivers of Europe, this will become a favorite hang-out spot to watch the stunning countryside glide by.

Relax, Rejuvenate, Rejoice
Meet Tobi

Everyone needs a savvy travel companion – someone who knows the ins and outs of all the fabulous places we’ll visit. For VACAYA’s 2019 European Christmas Market Cruises, ours is Tobi Grill of Würzburg, Germany. Tobi will be our onboard expert, helping us navigate the bustling markets and all the splendid sights we’ll see as we travel through the heart of Bavaria.

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Onboard Bicycles

In 2017, Emerald introduced their new Emerald Active hiking and bicycling experiences. Take a guided bike excursion from Melk to Dürnstein or, if you want to challenge yourself over more rugged European terrain, join a guided hike in the Black Forest. You should be physically fit to enjoy these excursions

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Pool & Cinema

A new dimension in onboard evening entertainment, you’ll be able to watch classic films and recent releases as you wind down for the night with a drink, in the company of your fellow travelers. So if you’re not in the mood to take advantage of the bar, or ready to retreat to your room, the cinema is a great place to spend an evening.

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The Terrace & Sun Deck

When the weather’s nice, The Terrace – located at the bow of the ship – offers a beautiful setting to enjoy al-fresco dining. For the perfect start to your day, you can watch the sun rise with your morning tea or coffee and light breakfast. With a panoramic view, The Terrace is also a lovely place to grab a café-style lunch from a choice of pastas, pizzas, soups, sandwiches, and salad. And on select days, you’ll find us firing up the barbecue on the Sun Deck for a fantastic grilled feast.

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Emerald Innovation

On the Emerald Panorama Balcony and Grand Balcony Suites, Emerald has replaced the run-of-the-mill French balcony that’s commonplace on riverships with a new kind of indoor balcony complete with a decked area and an ingenious open-air system.

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Dining with Emerald Waterways
The Terrace
The Terrace
Open-Air Dining on the Ship's Bow
Breakfast, Lunch, & BBQ
Reflections Restaurant
Reflections Restaurant
Farm-to-Table Regional Dining
Lunch & Dinner
Authentic Onshore Dining
Authentic Onshore Dining
Culinary Excursions In-port
Lunch & Dinner
Find Yourself with Vacaya!
Find Yourself with Vacaya!
Discover an all-new way to play
CHRISTIAN JAMES – SILVER SPRING, MD
CHRISTIAN JAMES – SILVER SPRING, MD

“I’ve always been intimidated by the thought of a gay cruise, but VACAYA is changing all that.”

From the moment you step aboard to our last wave goodbye, your river cruise vacation includes almost everything imaginable. VACAYA’s signature service, attention to detail, varied dining options, specialty entertainment, friendly parties, and welcoming community are just some of the reasons why LGBT travel enthusiasts are viewing VACAYA as their clear new choice. Add to that the value that comes with a nearly all-inclusive travel experience and VACAYA simply can’t be beat. Be sure to check out our Early Booking Pricing and Inaugural Bonus Offers to make your hard-earned vacation dollars stretch even further!

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