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Christmas Cruise on the Danube

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round Trip Passau to Bratislava7 Days

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Christmas Markets, Linz

Spend Christmas in style on this relaxed and stylish river cruise aboard one of the elegant Amadeus fleet from Lüftner Cruise. From the Bavarian city of Passau (where three rivers meet) the cruise goes downstream to Bratislava, the beautiful capital of Slovakia. You pass wonderful winter scenery such as the Schlögener loops below Passau, the picturesque Wachau district of Austria (steeped in legends), and the Benedictine abbey of Melk in Austria.

What's Included

  • Economy class return flights & ship transfers
  • 6 nights' full board cruise
  • Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Quality red and white wines with dinner
  • 24 Hour coffee station on board the ship
  • Cocktail reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programme
  • Visit the Christmas markets in Linz
  • Memorable Christmas celebration on board
  • Daily musical performances
  • Services of an experienced multilingual cruise director
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Modern wireless audiosystem for all excursions during the cruise
  • All port charges and local taxes
  • Flexible optional excursion packages allow you to choose the itinerary that suits you.

Day 1: Passau

Map of the Danube River
Map of the Danube River

Board your seven day "Christmas Cruise" today in Passau from 4pm onwards. There will be time to settle in to your stateroom or suite before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Passau

You will be able to join an optional walking tour of Passau this morning, taking in St Stephen's Cathedral, home to the largest church organ in the world. You can also choose to join an excursion to Salzburg, Austria's second city and birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Enjoy the sights and sound of Christmas at the city's famous market. In the late afternoon, the ship makes her way to Linz where you can visit the Christmas market before dinner and overnight on board.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3 (Christmas Eve): Melk/Emmersdorf - Dürnstein

Arrive in Emmersdorf this morning where you may choose to join a tour to explore the Wachau region, including a visit to the impressive Benedictine Abbey at Melk and a "Gluehweinparty", or mulled wine party. From here, sail towards Duernstein and enjoy a festive Christmas celebration on board. You can also attend a Christmas Mass in Dürnstein tonight if you wish.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4 (Christmas Day): Vienna

Your day starts with an optional city tour of the Austrian capital where you will marvel at the impressive architecture and musical influences throughout the city. This afternoon you may wish to join a trip to Schoenbrunn Palace. Alternatively, spend some free time exploring Vienna on your own. Return to the ship in time for dinner and the Christmas concert tonight
Included Meals B L D

Day 5 (Boxing Day): Bratislava

Arrive in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, this morning. Here you may choose to join the optional sightseeing tour, which reveals the city's impressive history. Rejoin the ship at lunchtime as she sails back towards the Austrian border. Tonight the Captain invites you to his Gala Dinner, complete with a show performed by the crew.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Grein - Linz

Arrive in Grein this morning where you may wish to join an optional city walking tour. In the early afternoon set sail towards Linz where you can join an optional sightseeing tour or just spend your last afternoon on board at leisure.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Passau

Your memorable Christmas Cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Passau after a final breakfast on board.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver III

Overview

Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

View Ship Factsheet & Deckplan

Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver II

Overview

Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

View Ship Factsheet & Deckplan

Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver

Overview

Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

View Ship Factsheet & Deckplan

22nd December 2017


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Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Prices include return flights from London & ship transfers, regional flights available (supplements may apply). Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.

Single Occupancy Supplements:Available on request

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