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New Year on the Danube

See in the New Year in style on this River Danube cruise visiting Vienna, Bratislava and Emmersdorf, and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display on New Year's Eve in Budapest

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6 nights from £1239pp

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Melk Abbey

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Treat yourself to a memorable New Year celebration with a special New Year’s party on board, and cruise through spectacular winter scenery on this superb festive River Danube cruise.

Cruise from Passau to the magnificent city of Vienna to see the impressive sights of this former residence of the imperial Hapsburg family. Next is the Hungarian capital city of Budapest with its countless cultural treasures to explore. On New Year's Eve enjoy a cruise through festively-illuminated Budapest then after a 5-course gala dinner on board there is a party with traditional Danube waltzes and spectacular fireworks.

Spend the morning of New Year's Day exploring Budapest then continue to Bratislava to discover the picturesque old town. Enjoy impressive views of the passing winter landscapes while your ship travels downriver into the UNESCO World Natural Heritage region of the Wachau. From Emmersdorf there is the option to join an excursion to Melk Abbey and Durnstein followed by a tasting of some of the famous Wachau wines.

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New Year on the Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - Passau (Germany)

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

Day 2 - Vienna (Austria)

Take an optional city tour of Vienna, home to the magnificent St Stephen's Cathedral and the impressive Hofburg Palace, with a panoramic drive followed by a guided walk through the city centre. Alternatively, experience a wonderful torchlight hike through the cellar alleys of Grinzing and the vineyards on the hills of the Kahlenberg, then reward yourself with homemade mulled wine and hot roasted chestnuts.

Day 3 - Budapest (Hungary)

Arrive in the Hungarian capital city of Budapest where an optional guided city tour reveals UNESCO-listed sites including Andrassy Avenue, Heroes Square and the Buda Castle Quarter. Admire the impressive Hungarian Parliament which dominates the waterfront or wander along the traditional streets. This evening, there is a traditional Hungarian folklore show on board, followed by a cruise through festively illuminated Budapest. Celebrate New Year on board in style while enjoying an excellent view of the spectacular fireworks from the sun deck.

Day 4 - Budapest

Spend the morning at leisure; you may wish to explore more of beautiful Budapest, or simply relax on board enjoying the Panorama Bar or walk around the sun deck.

Day 5 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Bratislava is the cultural and economic centre of Slovakia, home to the parliament as well as many museums and galleries which show the country's rich history. Perhaps join the guided tour to see St Martin's Cathedral, Grassalkovich Palace and the Opera House. Alternatively, travel by coach to the Schloss Hof Palace and Estate, or visit the Primatial Palace, where there is also a beer tasting. An elegant Captain’s Gala Dinner awaits you in the evening.

Day 6 - Emmersdorf (Austria)

Spend the morning enjoying the impressive views of the passing winter landscapes. At midday the ship docks in Emmersdorf located in the heart of the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley where there is an optional excursion to nearby Melk and its spectacular Benedictine Abbey followed by a visit to the wine-producing town of Durnstein with a wine tasting back in Emmersdorf.

Day 7 - Passau (Germany)

Disembark ship in Passau.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 6-night full board cruise
  • 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 - £31pp
  • Budapest City Tour - £30pp
  • Bratislava City Tour - £30pp
  • Wachau Excursion with Melk Abbey and Wine Tasting - £51pp
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Map for New Year on the Danube