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

River Danube Festive Markets

Discover charming towns and explore traditional Christmas markets on this festive voyage along the Danube from Budapest. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £2849pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Budapest Parliament
  • Vienna Christmas Market
  • Salzburg, Austria

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save up to 10% on 2020 departures! Save 10% on Classic, Deluxe and French Balcony cabins, and save 5% on Suites. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Oct 2019

No single supplement on 16 Dec 2019 departure! Applies to selected cabin categories. Subject to availability

Exclusive £50pp discount on 2019 departures!

River Danube Festive Markets Special Offer

During this beautiful Christmas cruise you will experience four different countries onboard your luxury vessel.

Sailing from Budapest, discover some of the Danube's most celebrated cities at this wonderful time of year as the Christmas markets are in full swing, providing you with the opportunity to browse the stalls for local gifts and, of course, sample the festive fare.

Music lovers will enjoy the sounds of the season with an organ recital in Krems and carol singers in the markets.

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River Danube Festive Markets Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from the UK to Budapest. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark your ship. (D)

Day 2 - Budapest

Explore Budapest, known as the Queen of the Danube. Take the opportunity to shop for traditional treats including spiced wine at the Christmas Market. In 2020, there is a "Do as the Locals Do" walking tour with visit to the Christmas Market. This evening, enjoy a Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Discover the treasures of Bratislava on a walking tour which ends at the Christmas Market, a relatively new tradition in Bratislava, with stalls selling unique handicrafts, art and indulgent holiday treats. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Vienna (Austria)

Spend the morning at the Vienna Art History Museum, before choosing from a "Taste of Christmas" walking tour or city tour with visit to the Christmas Market. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Krems

Gottweig Abbey is located on the eastern edge of the beautiful Wachau Valley. Enjoy an organ concert in the abbey church. In 2020, there is also an excursion to Krems which takes in its splendid Christmas Market. After lunch, cruise through the breathtaking Wachau Valley between Krems and Melk. (B,L,D) Please note: The organ concert may take place in a different location if the Gottweig visit falls on a Catholic holiday.

Day 6 - Linz

Spend the day in Salzburg with highlights including the impressive Salzburg cathedral. Visit the Christmas Market at the foot of Hohensalzburg Castle, a feast for the senses. In 2020, there is also a visit to a cider farm for a tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Passau (Germany)

Your guided walk starts in the Medieval section of Passau and takes you past St. Stephan's Cathedral, the New Residence and Town Hall. At Passau's Christmas Market you will find unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments. There is an alternative excursion to a family-owned farm restaurant for a hearty dinner with drinks and music. Festive Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner on board tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Passau - UK

Disembark the ship and transfer to Munich Airport for your return flight to the UK.

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

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK or Eurostar and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water, plus many premium wines and spirits
  • A full programme of guided excursions, state-of-the-art Quiervoz audio headsets on all shore excursions, and complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi on board
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • All airport taxes, security charges, port charges and airline imposed fuel surcharge
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore

Additional Information

  • Budapest City tour and market
  • Bratislava City tour and market
  • Vienna City tour, market and evening concert of Mozart and Strauss
  • Krems Visit to Benedictine Gottweig Abbey and organ recital
  • Salzburg Walking tour of the city and the fortress
  • Passau Walking tour, market, gingerbread making and floral decoration demonstration
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 2nd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2849
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3549 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £5549 Brochure Price from: £7049
      Blue Water Price from: £2849 Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £4199 Blue Water Price from: £5499 Blue Water Price from: £6999
    • Dec 9th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3549
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £4949 Brochure Price from: £6249 Brochure Price from: £7749
      Blue Water Price from: £3549 Blue Water Price from: £4199 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £6199 Blue Water Price from: £7699
    • Dec 16th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3149
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £5849 Brochure Price from: £7349
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3799 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £5799 Blue Water Price from: £7299

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 2nd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2879
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £5999 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2879 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7219
    • Dec 9th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2879
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £5999 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2879 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7219
    • Dec 16th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2879
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £5999 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2879 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7219

Price Information

  • Flight supplement may apply
Map for River Danube Festive Markets