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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays Celebrating its 20th Anniversary
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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

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7 nights from £2879pp

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

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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. 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. 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. (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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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 2nd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3699 Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £5199 Blue Water Price from: £6599 Blue Water Price from: £8199
    • Dec 9th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3699 Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £5199 Blue Water Price from: £6599 Blue Water Price from: £8199
    • Dec 16th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3499
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £4199 Blue Water Price from: £4999 Blue Water Price from: £6399 Blue Water Price from: £7999

2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 2nd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3149
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £5579 Blue Water Price from: £7289
    • Dec 9th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3149
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £5579 Blue Water Price from: £7289
    • Dec 16th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2879
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2879 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £5309 Blue Water Price from: £7019

Price Information

  • Flight supplement may apply
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a third party price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
Map for River Danube Festive Markets