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Frankfurt to Prague Christmas Market Riverboat Cruise

Nov 29 - Dec 7, 2021

Frankfurt • Mainz • Main River Village • Würzburg • Bamberg • Nuremberg • Prague

Frankfurt to Prague Christmas Market Riverboat Cruise

Nov 29 - Dec 7, 2021

Frankfurt • Mainz • Main River Village • Würzburg • Bamberg • Nuremberg • Prague

Frankfurt to Prague Christmas Market Riverboat Cruise

Nov 29 - Dec 7, 2021

Frankfurt • Mainz • Main River Village • Würzburg • Bamberg • Nuremberg • Prague

Frankfurt to Prague Christmas Market Riverboat Cruise

Nov 29 - Dec 7, 2021

Frankfurt • Mainz • Main River Village • Würzburg • Bamberg • Nuremberg • Prague

Frankfurt to Prague Christmas Market Riverboat Cruise

Nov 29 - Dec 7, 2021

Frankfurt • Mainz • Main River Village • Würzburg • Bamberg • Nuremberg • Prague


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About Our Destination
Currency
Germany uses the Euro. Czech Republic uses the Koruna. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
Languages
German and Czech, but many people speak English.
Health & Safety
Avalon Protocols
To learn more about Avalon's Health & Safety protocols, please click here. Please note, protocols may be revised as we get closer to the trip.
Pre-Trip Health Screening
To learn more about Avalon's Pre-Trip Health Screening protocols, please click here. Please note, pre-trip health screening requirements may be revised as we get closer to the trip.
Travel & Entry Requirements
With international travel resuming, we’ve provided an easy tool to allow you to check the latest requirements and provisions for your travel plans. For specific entry requirements to your chosen destination, simply click on your arrival country under "Where to?" and enter your travel dates.
Before Your Trip 
Airfare Discounts
Please check our airline discounts page for the latest discounts available.
Cancellation Policy
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions.
2021 WINTER WONDERLAND & CHRISTMAS MARKET RIVERBOAT
START DATE END DATE CANCEL PENALTY
Cancellation 365 days or more prior to trip date   11/29/2020 $50% of trip cost
Cancellation 0-364 days prior to trip date 11/30/2020 11/29/2021 100% of trip cost (no refund)
Transfer funds are nonrefundable and nontransferable from the point of sale forward.

Celebrations – Birthdays, Anniversaries, Honeymoons and more
If you have any celebrations and birthdays during the trip that you have not already advised your travel consultant about, please let us know of this information as soon as possible, but no less than 90 days prior to the trip. Register at Olivia Honeymoon Wishes for your honeymoon, anniversary or other special celebration; browse through the selections and let your friends know just how easy it is for them to purchase a gift for you.
Connect with other guests – Join the Facebook Group
If you'd like to chat with people who are going on the trip, join the Olivia’s Winter Wonderland & Christmas Market Riverboat 2021 Group on Facebook.
Passport and Visa
You will need a passport that is valid for six months past the date of the trip. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
If you are a U.S. citizen, you do NOT need to get a visa. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate to make sure you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Specific Needs – Dietary, Medical and Mobility
If you have specific medical or dietary needs, please advise us at the time of booking. Complex food allergies and/or needs must be submitted to Olivia 90 days prior to the cruise. Guests with diabetic, lean/light, low cholesterol, low sodium, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free, lactose-free can be accommodated. Please contact Olivia Guest Services at guestservices@olivia.com if you have not notified us of your dietary needs.
Many of the tours are walking tours on cobblestone streets, with the possibility of snow and icy conditions. There are staircases on the ship, along with an accessible lift to assist guests with mobility issues. The lift does not go to the top deck, where often guests need to go to disembark the ship in some ports. Guests must be able to walk short amounts of stairs and 1-2 miles/day on uneven surfaces without assistance. Motorized wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on board, and may be difficult to maneuver during guided tours on land in the winter. Olivia will provide a 'Gentle Walkers' group on included tours whenever possible to accommodate those who need a little more time to get from place to place. If you are not able to get on a bus or walk without assistance, you are required to bring someone who can assist you.
Travel Gear Store

To help you get ready for your next vacation, we’ve partnered with New Headings to create Olivia Travel Gear, our own online gear and apparel store, featuring items from leading brands, including Craghoppers, Patagonia, Teva, Outdoor Research, and Eagle Creek. Visit olivia.newheadings.com for more information!
Travel Insurance
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your trip investment against the unexpected. Visit our Insurance page olivia.com/travel-insurance for more information.
For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant.
Vacation Stretchers
We will be offering a 1-night post in Prague, December 7–8, 2021. Information will be available approximately 11 months prior to the trip. Please check our Vacation Stretcher tab for more information.
Vaccinations
Please check with your local Public Health Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements for all countries on your itinerary. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s website at: www.cdc.gov. Click on the Travelers’ Health section, then click on the Destinations link and choose your destination in the “For Travelers” pull-down menu.
Travel and arrival 
Airports
You will need to fly into Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) and out of Prague, Czech Republic (PRG).
Flight Arrival and Departure Times
Flights must arrive into Frankfurt, Germany (FRA). Flights can arrive at any time on November 29, 2021. Your arrival day is free to explore on your own. You overnight at a Frankfurt hotel.
Flights may depart from Prague - Ruzyně International Airport (PRG) at any time on December 7, as we overnight at our program hotel in Prague on December 6.
For all other destinations, or to assist you with a taxi to the airport, the hotel concierge can assist you to your next destination.
Luggage Allowances
While there is no luggage limit on the cruise itself, airlines often restrict (or charge) for excess baggage. Because each airline is different, and the regulations change over time, please check with your airline for baggage allowances. For travel in Europe, we recommend no more than one large piece and a smaller carry-on for ease of travel. The riverboat company requests that all guests bring only one piece of checked-luggage each to ensure there is enough space on the coaches during our transfers from Frankfurt to the ship on November 29 and from Nuremburg to the hotel in Prague on December 5.
Getting to the Ship
Your transfer to the ship from our Frankfurt host hotel is included. (Time to be confirmed). The driving time is approximately 1 hour. Information on time and exact ship location will be in final documents.
During Your Trip 
What's Included?
  • 1-night hotel in guest room (Standard Room) at the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel (breakfast), November 29
  • Transfer from host hotel in Frankfurt to the ship on November 30
  • Accommodations on Avalon’s Artistry II riverboat for 5 nights, November 30–December 4
  • Accommodations for 2 nights in Deluxe room at the Prague Marriott Hotel, December 5-7
  • Included sightseeing tours in Main River Village, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremburg and Prague
  • Visits to several different Christmas markets
  • All meals as indicated in itinerary below while on board the ship
  • Breakfast at included Frankfurt & Prague hotels
  • Wine, beer, or soft drinks with included onboard lunches and dinners
  • Coffee, tea, juices during all meals on board the ship
  • Premium coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and teas on board the ship
  • Cookies and fresh fruit available throughout the day on board the ship
  • Complimentary wifi on board the ship
  • Complimentary Nordic walking sticks for use on shore
  • Transfer from ship in Nuremberg to Prague on December 5
  • Tips to all local guide’s and bus drivers on all included tours and optional tours
  • Gratuities to ships staff and Avalon Cruise Director
  • Olivia’s signature entertainment and programming
  • Olivia Staff assistance throughout
What’s Not Included?
Transfer from airport to host hotel in Frankfurt, hotel to airport in Prague, optional tours, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (except where indicated), meals not indicated, Meals not on board the ship, with exception of breakfast on November 30 and breakfast only December 5-7, Laundry and phone/fax
Avalon's ms Artistry II
Dining
Fine dining on board offers European cuisine. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, and dinner is sit-down menu service.
Electricity
The cabins have 110- and 220-volt electricity. Adapters should be 2-round prongs.
Entertainment and Programming
We will bring two Olivia entertainers to perform on several evenings, as well as utilize some of the local entertainment along the way.
There will be special port talks about the history of the areas we visit, holiday stories as well as suggestions on what you can do with your free-time.
River cruising is about port destinations. Don’t expect the same ship-activity packed schedule you might find on a big ship or resort! A typical day is a walking tour of a new city or village, lunch on board, another walking tour, free time, or optional tour to explore more of the area. Perhaps you’ll enjoy a fun and informative lecture on the history of the area or take that well-deserved nap. It’s your vacation! In the evenings, we are delighted with local entertainment or one of our two Olivia entertainers. After the shows, enjoy our river-ship version of “Club O” with our talented staff taking turns being a “Guest DJ” to provide dancing music in the main lounge for one hour after each show. Or you may choose to get to bed early for your next full day!
Excursions
A walking and/or city tour is included in each of the ports visited. Optional tours are available to book on board that range from approximately €34 to €60 or more. These tours do not conflict with the included tours.We will designate a group on each included tour as a 'Gentle Walkers' group. This is for those who need a little extra time walking, perhaps have scooters, canes and even for photographers who like to stop and take more photos. For those with mobility issues, we suggest purchasing a cane that can also fold out to be a seat, so you can rest while the group stops to listen to the guide. A sample of one can be found on amazon.com. Otherwise, the ship does provide Nordic walking sticks. Please note that the optional tours do not have an option for a Gentle Walkers group.
Gratuities
Gratuities are provided for your Avalon Cruise Director, cabin steward, dining room steward, bus person, maître d’, reception, bar staff and other-behind-the-scenes crew members and are included in the cost of the cruise. Gratuities are also included for the local guides and bus drivers.
Should you receive exceptional service and wish to tip more, this is completely at your discretion.
Internet
Complimentary wifi is included on board in public spaces and staterooms for use on your personal laptops and iPads. There is an onboard Internet center with two desktop computers for guest use. Faxes can be sent from the Reception Desk for a charge.
Laundry Services
Laundry and pressing service is available. Dry-cleaning or self-service laundry facilities are not available on board. Check on board for pricing.
Medical Services
The ship is minutes away from hospitals when we are docked and close to local towns along the river. The ship does not have an onboard doctor.
Money: On-Trip Purchases
The currency used on board is Euros (€). All purchases made on the ship will be charged to your onboard account, which you create when you first check in. Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Please check with the front office on the ship for further details.
Smoking Policy
The Artistry II has entirely non-smoking interiors. Smoking is not permitted in your cabins or on the french balconies. A smoking area will be designated on an outdoor deck.
Solo Travelers
We will have a Solos program on board led by a Solos Coordinator who will ensure you have a great time.
Telephone
Each cabin has a phone to call cabin-to-cabin and international/local calls. There is an additional fee to use this phone for international or local calls; cost is available on board.
After Your Trip
Disembarkation - Airport Transfer in Prague
After your two nights in Prague for the included land program of your trip, your flights can depart Prague airport at any time on December 7. Transfer to the airport will be on your own.
Transfers to the Airport
The hotel concierge can assist you with your taxi, or our local rep can give you a number to call for taxi service (less expensive). Pre-arranged private taxis will run approximately $40-$50 U.S., but will need to be paid in local currency. If you call for a taxi service, taxis will run between $25-$35. It is approximately 25-30 minutes to the Prague airport (PRG).
Vacation Stretchers
We will have optional 1-night post option in Prague to extend your visit. Please visit Vacation Stretcher for more information.
Didn’t find what you are looking for? Check out our Olivia travel FAQ or call us at 800-631-6277 (inside the U.S. & Canada) or 415-962-5700 (Outside the U.S. & Canada) and select option 2.

This trip requires some mobility without the use of a wheelchair or scooter, as most of the tours are walking tours for up to 3 hours, which may include walking on cobblestone streets and stairs. A ‘Gentle Walkers’ group is offered on most included walking tours, which accommodates those needing a little extra time and sometimes offers a shortened version of a tour, designed to encounter as few stairs as possible.

If you are bringing a portable wheelchair or collapsible travel scooter, you must be able to collapse it and store it in your cabin. It cannot be used to get around the ship, only while off the ship on tours that are wheelchair/scooter accessible. On tours, the usefulness of a portable wheelchair or scooter may be limited because we will be navigating cobblestone streets with hard curbs (no curb cutouts) and stairs.

If you have limited mobility, you are required to travel with someone who can assist you.


Our Travel Consultants can be reached at USA or Canada: 800.631.6277 or International 415.962.5700, option 1.