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

Three Capitals Christmas Markets

Explore the Christmas markets in the magnificent capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava on this superb value short break

Cruise Only
4 nights

River Cruise Holiday
  • Vienna
  • Budapest Christmas Market
  • Bratislava

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Enjoy this splendid festive cruise along the legendary Danube river, travelling through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

Discover enchanting Christmas markets in the stunning capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava. Enjoy the aroma of mulled wine and gingerbread as you browse the traditional wooden stalls, shopping for the perfect gifts.

All meals are included and onboard entertainment adds to the festive atmosphere on board.

E100 Operated by CroisiEurope


MVI River Danube Three Capitals Christmas Markets

Day 1 - Vienna (Austria)

Embark at 6pm in Vienna. Welcome cocktail and dinner with an Austrian theme on board this evening.

Day 2 - Vienna - Budapest (Hungary)

Breakfast onboard followed by an optional guided tour of Vienna. For more than 6 centuries, Vienna, the Imperial City has been regarded as the seat of the Habsburgs. This city particularly owes its charm to its monuments, its many museums and its famous Operas. The Christmas markets simply add to its charm. Discover the fabulous Christmas market in front of the town hall, marvellously decorated for this festive season. Return onboard for lunch. Set sail for Budapest and spend the afternoon cruising on the Danube, giving you chance to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery. Dinner on board.

Day 3 - Budapest

After breakfast we spend the morning on an optional guided tour of Budapest. Discover this amazing city, split by the river Danube into two sections and reunited to make one city in 1872: Buda with its scenic hills and valleys and Baroque Palaces, and Pest with its variety of architectural influences. Visit the Budapest Christmas market, one of the biggest in Europe, selling an array of local produce. Return on board for lunch. Free afternoon to further discover this magnificent city at your leisure. Return on board as the ship sets sail towards Bratislava. Dinner on board.

Day 4 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Morning of cruising and breakfast on board. Lunch as we cruise, and arrive in Bratislava this afternoon. There will be an optional guided tour of the Slovakian capital. Bratislava's real charm is in its old town: splendid baroque palaces, churches and delightful squares. In the old town you will discover the Bratislava Christmas Market, with a range of Slovakian art products on display. Return on board for dinner and gala evening. The ship departs during the evening for Vienna.

Day 5 - Vienna (Austria)

We arrive in Vienna early this morning. Buffet breakfast on board and then disembark around 9am.

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

Price Includes

  • 4-nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Cruise itinerary as described
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Drinks and personal on board spend
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their cruises have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries. There may be other English speaking passengers on board this cruise.
Map for Three Capitals Christmas Markets