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Christmas Cruise on the Danube

Experience a magical Christmas cruise, starting and ending in picturesque Passau. Delight in the festive atmospheres of Linz, enchanting Emmersdorf, Dürnstein's winter charm, Vienna's holiday splendour, and Bratislava's festive cheer. Unwrap the beauty of the Danube this holiday season

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6 nights from £1117pp

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Christmas is such a great reason for gathering and feeling connected! Celebrate Christmas in a whole new way – on board our festively decorated AMADEUS cruise ship. Dreamy villages gleam and river capitals such as Vienna and Bratislava beckon with a cheerful welcome.

Enjoy Christmas stories, decorating the Christmas tree, and a joyous celebration on board. On Christmas Eve, join a traditional mass in charming Dürnstein on the banks of the Danube.

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Christmas Cruise on the Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - Passau

Welcome to this magical Christmas cruise along the wintery Danube! You embark in the Bavarian “City of Three Rivers”, Passau, where a Welcome Cocktail with the AMADEUS-crew awaits you. At the start of your trip, the chef will spoil you with a festive Welcome Dinner. Your ship remains in Passau overnight.

Day 2 - Passau - Linz

After breakfast, get to know the most beautiful sights of Passau during the course of a city sightseeing walk. Alternatively, you can take part in a full-day excursion to the imposing Mozart-town of Salzburg, where you will visit the atmospheric Advent market in the old town, with its countless festive lights. After this excursion, you rejoin your floating luxury hotel, which has made its way to Linz in the meantime. You can end your day and wind down with a walk through the festive Christmas market in Linz.

Day 3 - Emmersdorf - Dürnstein

Early in the morning, your ship arrives in Melk/Emmersdorf, which is situated in the beautiful Wachau region. You can take a detour to the 900-year-old Melk Abbey or to Göttweig Abbey. Celebrate Christmas on board with us in a festive ambience. Take part in decorating the Christmas tree to the sound of contemplative carols, followed by the magical Christmas dinner on board. Those who wish can attend a Christmas mass in Dürnstein after dinner. Late at night, your cruise continues to Vienna.

Day 4 - Vienna

Christmas day is spent in the Austrian capital, Vienna, which will amaze you with its countless sights and imposing architecture. Don’t miss the city sightseeing tour in the morning! In the afternoon you can take part in an excursion to Schönbrunn Palace. A unique and charming Christmas market is located in front of the palace, inviting you to stroll past its countless decorated stalls and beguiling you with the divine aromas of punch and lebkuchen (gingerbread).

Day 5 - Bratislava

Spend the morning in Bratislava, where your AMADEUS ship docked during the night. Discover this impressive Danube city during the course of a sightseeing trip in a comfortable tour coach and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the city from the castle hill. At midday you will return to your ship, which continues its journey downriver. An elegant captain’s Gala Dinner awaits you in the evening, bringing a fitting and festive close to the second day of Christmas.

Day 6 - Linz

Spend the morning on board, enjoying the view of the passing wintery landscapes from the comfort of your five-star premium ship. At midday, you arrive in Linz – Austria’s third-largest city. In the afternoon, you can explore the city on your own, or, if you prefer, during the course of a sightseeing walk. In the evening, your ship weighs anchor and heads towards Passau.

Day 7 - Passau

After breakfast on board, it is time to disembark

Price Includes

  • 6-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, draft beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Complimentary bottled water in cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Wireless AMADEUS Audio System for all excursions
  • Cocktail reception, welcome dinner and gala dinner
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Port taxes

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