November 23 - December 6, 2023

Christmas Markets

Budapest to Prague

14 Days

30 Meals

CT Rating

Magical History and Holiday Cheer Along the Legendary Danube River

The cities and towns along its shore herald the holiday season, hosting delightful Christmas Markets ripe with twinkling lights, festive local treats, handicrafts, unique decorations, and ornaments. Each port of call will have a choice of included shore excursions, plus carefully selected pre and post land arrangements.

Journey through the Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic in style, combining spectacular scenery with cultural enrichment while ensuring a comfortable experience.


Excursions and land arrangements include some extensive walks, often over rough surfaces. Cobblestones are used in many European cities, making walking more difficult. Access to some decks and to shore in some ports may involve steep steps. Members should be in good physical condition, able to walk a kilometre or more without assistance to fully enjoy this cruise.

Tour Highlights

  • Excursion plus free time to explore Budapest, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Buda Castle quarter in Castle Hill and Heroes’ Square
  • City tour of Vienna, including the visit of the impressive Vienna Opera House, the Imperial Palace, and the historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Walking tour of Passau, with a visit to St Stephen’s Square home to the magnificent cathedral and its Christmas Market
  • Stop in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Sightseeing tour of Prague, considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with its historic city centre recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, plus the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral

Inclusive Features

  • 7 night cruise in an outside cabin on AmaWaterways ms AmaMagna or similar
  • 2 nights accommodation in Budapest and 3 nights accommodation in Prague as indicated or similar
  • Baggage handling shipside
  • All meals during the cruise plus quality European wines at every lunch and dinner
  • Enjoy a festive Welcome Dinner aboard the ms AmaMagna
  • Services of your tour escort and / or cruise director
  • Escorted shore excursions in each port
  • All gratuities (including guides and ship staff) and taxes for included services (including departure and port taxes)
  • Air Inclusive rates also include: Return economy airfare from Canadian cities listed, transfers between airports, hotel and the ship, airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value


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Have any questions? Contact Roselle at rking [at] or call 1-800-387-8890


ms AmaMagna

The extraordinary AmaMagna is redefining the river cruise experience while sailing on the Danube River.

Experience the ultimate in luxury, whether you’re exercising in the expansive Zen Wellness Studio or enjoying the views from the full balcony in your stylish stateroom.

With five bars, four unique restaurants,  including the Al Fresco restaurant and Jimmy’s, offering a warm family atmosphere, a heated sun-deck pool and whirlpool, the AmaMagna has quickly become the most luxurious cruise ship on the river.

Most staterooms feature balconies so you can enjoy the views, as well as Entertainment-On-Demand and luxurious marble bathrooms.

Mealtimes are a feast for the senses in the Main Restaurant and at The Chef’s Table.

Stateroom Upgrades Available

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Cat D* Deluxe Twin (Piano)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Cat AB Deluxe Twin (Cello)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Cat AA Deluxe Twin (Violin)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Cat SB Deluxe Twin (Cello)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Cat SA Deluxe Twin (Violin)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Cat GS Grand Suite (Cello)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Cat OS Owners Suite (Violin)



Double / Twin


Cruise & Air Cost in CAD Per Person

Cruise / Tour Only
Montreal / Ottawa
Halifax / St. John’s / Fredericton
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

To reserve your spot on this tour, please complete the enrollment form, indicating the tour you wish to join and your home city, and forward it with your deposit to:

1092 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, ON M4P 2M6
416-484-0926 | 1-800-387-8890


Enrollment Form

Deposit is $700 per person. Final payment is due on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.


Rates are per person based on sharing a Cat E* Outside Twin on Piano Deck.

Categories E and D have fixed windows and no balcony. All other categories feature an outside balcony. Stateroom categories are subject to availability at time of booking. Book early for best choice. See deck plan for full details on various categories available. Singles are extremely limited. Please ask for rates.

Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes, and fees effective December 2022 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features for details.

Insurance is NOT INCLUDED but is highly recommended. Premiums are calculated based on the individual’s age, destination (country), trip length, and trip booking window – please contact our staff to receive a quote. Your coverage starts on the effective date of your confirmation of coverage. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the terms and conditions for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Check out some of our frequently asked questions before booking your journey.

What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.