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

Magic of Advent on the Danube

Explore magical Christmas markets and visit illuminated towns and villages on this festive holiday along the majestic Danube with a choice of superb value optional excursions

Fly Cruise
6 nights from £1079pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Nuremburg Christmas Market
  • Regensburg Christmas Market
  • Christmas baubles
  • Vienna
  • Nuremberg Christmas market

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Save 15% on 2021 departures! Prices shown include discounts. Book by 31 Jan 2021

Magic of Advent on the Danube Special Offer

Discover illuminated towns, decorated villages and atmospheric Christmas markets on this festive holiday from the musical city of Vienna along the majestic Danube.

Join your seasonally-decorated ship in Vienna, home to the impressive Hofburg Palace and St Stephen's Cathedral, before cruising past beautiful winter scenery to the charming town of Melk in the picturesque Wachau Valley, from where you can explore the magnificent Benedictine abbey.

Visit Passau's magical Christmas market where you can shop for festive souvenirs and gifts, discover medieval Regensburg with its 12th-century Old Stone Bridge and explore the historic city of Nuremberg, surrounded by impressive 900-year old ramparts.

L190 Operated by Amadeus River Cruises


Magic of Advent on the Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - Vienna (Austria)

Embark your ship in Vienna. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and welcome dinner with your fellow guests.

Day 2 - Vienna

Take an optional city tour of Vienna, home to the magnificent St Stephen's Cathedral and the impressive Hofburg Palace or perhaps visit the spectacular Schonbrunn Palace and its magical Christmas Market. Tonight, there is the opportunity to enjoy a "Sound of Vienna" concert (2020 departures only).

Day 3 - Emmersdorf

Today, there is the opportunity to explore the picturesque Wachau region. Visit Melk's spectacular Benedictine abbey with its large collection of medieval manuscripts and enjoy a glass of Gluhwein, traditional mulled wine, on an optional tour.

Day 4 - Passau (Germany)

Passau is located at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers. Enjoy an optional guided walk of this charming town, home to the impressive Oberhaus Fortress and St Stephen's Cathedral. This afternoon, there is an included visit to the town's magical Christmas market.

Day 5 - Regensburg

This morning, there is an optional walking tour of Regensburg. Highlights of this medieval city include the 12th-century Old Stone Bridge and St Peter's Cathedral. This afternoon, perhaps take the optional tour to the city's Christmas market at the Thurn and Taxis Palace. This evening, enjoy the Captain's Gala Dinner on board.

Day 6 - Roth - Nuremberg

From Roth, perhaps travel to the historic city of Nuremberg, surrounded by impressive 900-year-old ramparts. Enjoy an optional city tour and a visit to the Christmas Market. Later, your elegant ship cruises from Roth to Nuremberg. In 2021, the ship is moored in Nuremberg instead of Roth

Day 7 - Nuremberg

Disembark your ship after breakfast.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Please note, reverse itinerary varies slightly - please contact us for details

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

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions:
  • Vienna City Tour - 2020: £30pp 2021: £31pp
  • "Sound of Vienna" - 2020: £49pp 2021: £50pp
  • Schoenbrunn Castle with Christmas Market - 2020: £40pp 2021: £43pp
  • Wachau incl Melk abbey and Gluehwein party - 2020: £49pp 2021: £51pp
  • Passau Walking Tour - 2020: £15pp 2021: £16pp
  • Regensburg Walking Tour - 2020: £15pp 2021: £16pp
  • Thurn and Taxis Palace Christmas Market, Regensburg - 2020: £32pp 2021: £34pp
  • Nuremburg Tour with Christmas Market - 2020: £34pp 2021: £35pp
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - from £80pp

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 28th - Nuremburg to Vienna - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1199
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      £1199 £1299 £1529 £1619 £1789 £2099
  • December
    • Dec 10th - Nuremburg to Vienna - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1079
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      £1079 £1719 £1469 £1559 £1719 £2019

Price Information

  • Cabin upgrade supplements are available on request
Map for Magic of Advent on the Danube