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Christmas on the Danube River - The Great Capitals and their Celebrations

6-day River Cruise with CroisiEurope

River Cruise Itinerary

DECEMBER 22: VIENNA
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner on board on an “Austrian theme.”

DECEMBER 23: VIENNA
Join us for the excursion proposed: Visit of the Schönbrunn castle. The imperial family's former summer residence is brimming with attractions which make you want to linger. Get a feeling for the splendor of court life in the time of Maria Theresa by visiting some 40 rooms in the imperial apartments. In the afternoon, guided tour of Vienna. For many travelers, the Austrian capital brings dreams of waltzing or riding the Giant Ferris Wheel, but Vienna owes its splendor to its monument, the memory of the Habsburgs, and its musical tradition maintained by its opera.

DECEMBER 24: VIENNA - BUDAPEST (Hungary)
Day spent sailing towards Budapest on the Danube River, discovering its rich history and immeasurable heritage. Christmas Eve evening. We will then go to one of the many churches in Budapest for a Midnight mass in Hungarian (1)(depending on places available, or in a different church - book and pay for transfer on board (2).)

DECEMBER 25: BUDAPEST (Hungary)
Join us for the excursion proposed: Guided tour of Budapest, a two thousand year old city. In a historical context stunning of beauty, the "Danube's Pearl" is home to countless monuments such as the Matthias Church, the Opera, the Saint-Etienne Basilica and Heroes' Square. The afternoon is free to do as you please. Return on board and sailing to Bratislava. Dinner on "Hungarian theme".

DECEMBER 26: BRATISLAVA (Slovakia)
Morning spent cruising to Bratislava, arrival during the afternoon. Join us for the excursion proposed: Guided tour of Bratislava, charming capital whose historic center promises a nice walk. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner. Sailing to Vienna.

DECEMBER 27: VIENNA - Strasbourg
Arrival early in the morning. Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Schoenbrunn castle
  • imperial Vienna
  • Budapest, the two thousand year old city
  • Bratislava and its unique charm

All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Christmas Eve dinner with cocktail and wine
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
 

Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Vivaldi
 

Notes
  • (1) Midnight Mass will be held in Hungarian. (2) The transfer is only proposed when the boat is not moored near the place of worship and is only valid for a minimum of 30 people.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.


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