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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Iconic Christmas Markets

Soak up the atmosphere of the festive season and visit some of the best Christmas markets in Germany, Austria and Hungary. Includes guided excursions and drinks with meals

Cruise Only
7 nights from £2334pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Nuremburg Christmas Market
  • Budapest Christmas Market
  • Budapest
  • Vienna Christmas Market

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Iconic Christmas Markets Special Offer

Celebrate the magic of the wonderful winter season on this festive cruise exploring the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe's second largest river.

Journey from Nuremberg on the Main-Danube Canal across the continental divide through many of the Danube's great cities.

Along the way visit charming towns where so many Christmas traditions started and marvel at beautiful vistas of enchanting Bavaria and the charming Wachau Valley. On selected dates shop at Christmas markets - these normally close a few days before Christmas.

Please note Christmas Markets usually close around 20 December, but can vary at each place

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Christmas on the Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - Nuremberg (Germany)

Arrive in Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia. Tonight, gather onboard for a Gala Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Nuremberg

Explore historic Nuremberg on a guided tour and see the Imperial Castle. After visit the traditional Christmas markets. Alternatively sample traditional specialties including Bratwurst and Lebkuchen on a Franconian tasting (2020 only). (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Regensburg

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities, taking in the beautiful churches and one of the oldest bridges across the Danube, and visit the Christmas market. Alternatively, sample some of Bavaria's specialities or take a bicycle out. This evening visit the traditional 'royal' Christmas markets at the Thurn and Taxis Palace. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Passau - Linz (Austria)

Arrive in Passau where the Inn, Danube and Ilz rivers meet. Today there is a guided walk along the cobblestone streets to the Old Town and St Stephan's Cathedral which is home to the world's largest pipe organ then visit the Christmas Markets. Alternatively visit Salzburg which was the setting for the Sound of Music and enjoy a full-day tour including a visit to the Christmas Market. The more active may join the guided bike tour along the Danube River. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Melk - Vienna

Today's guided walking tour uncovers Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively join the guided bike tour along the Danube. Cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley and arrive in Vienna late afternoon where you can visit the Maria-Theresian-Platz and Rathausplatz Christkindlmarkt markets tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Vienna

This morning enjoy a panoramic tour of Vienna including the Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse and St Stephen's Cathedral or join the walking tour of Vienna's hidden treasures. Afterwards enjoy time in the Christmas Markets then visit the Schonbrunn and Karlsplatz Christmas markets. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Budapest (Hungary)

Cruise along the Danube Bend to Budapest. Your sightseeing tour includes both Buda and Pest, visiting the historic Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion and St Stephen's Basilica. The rest of the day is at leisure to visit the festive markets. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner before enjoying a special 'Illuminations Cruise' along the river. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Budapest

Your fascinating cruise comes to an end in Budapest. (B)

Key: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin - most with revolutionary Twin balconies
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner plus bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Port Charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities

Additional Information

  • Christmas markets usually open Nov 25 until approximately Dec 23

Cruise Extensions

  • Budapest and Prague Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Budapest and a 3-night post-cruise stay in Prague. Please contact us for further details
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 22nd - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £2386
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    • Nov 23rd - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2386
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    • Nov 28th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaLea From: £2460
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    • Nov 29th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2460
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    • Nov 30th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2334
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  • December
    • Dec 6th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2534
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    • Dec 7th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2534
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    • Dec 13th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2534
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    • Dec 20th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2534
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      Blue Water Price from: £2534 Blue Water Price from: £2755 Blue Water Price from: £3274 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £3793 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4089 Blue Water Price from: £4533 Blue Water Price from: £5052
    • Dec 21st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2534
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 27th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2639
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      Blue Water Price from: £2639 Blue Water Price from: £2869 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £4023 Blue Water Price from: £4177 Blue Water Price from: £4331 Blue Water Price from: £4792 Blue Water Price from: £5407
    • Nov 29th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2716
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  • December
    • Dec 4th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaSonata From: £2716
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    • Dec 5th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £2716
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    • Dec 6th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2716
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    • Dec 12th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £2716
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    • Dec 13th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2716
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      Blue Water Price from: £2716 Blue Water Price from: £2946 Blue Water Price from: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £3946 Blue Water Price from: £4100 Blue Water Price from: £4254 Blue Water Price from: £4408 Blue Water Price from: £5484
    • Dec 19th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £2716
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