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Danube Festive Markets Cruise

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round trip Passau to Bratislava 7 Days

Christmas Markets, Vienna
Christmas Markets, Vienna

Celebrate Christmas in style as you cruise the iconic river Danube onboard the luxurious MS Amadeus Diamond. With the convenience of unpacking only once, you'll enjoy daily included excursions and experience the traditional German and Austrian festive traditions and culinary delights as we sail this fascinating river at a particularly exciting time of year.

What's Included

  • VIP Home Departure Service
  • 6 night, full board cruise on a lovely Amadeus river Cruise vessel
  • Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Quality red and white wines with dinner
  • 24 Hour coffee station
  • Cocktail reception, Christmas Celebration & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • Tour highlights include
  • Excursion to Salzburg including the Christmas Market
  • Linz Christmas Market
  • Wachau valley including Melk Abbey and Glühwein party
  • Christmas Mass in Dürnstein
  • City tour of Vienna
  • City tour of Bratislava
  • City walk in Grein
  • Check in service by Titan Staff
  • Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
  • Scheduled British Airways direct flights
  • Transfers to and from airport and ship
  • First class coaching with experienced drivers
  • All airport taxes, port taxes, security charges and applicable fuel surcharges
  • UK Air Passenger Duty
  • ATOL Protection

Day 1: London - Munich - Passau

Map of the Danube River
Map of the Upper Danube River

Titan's VIP Home Departure Service® transports you from your front door to London Heathrow Airport and your direct scheduled British Airways flight to Munich. On arrival, we transfer to Passau and embark MS Amadeus Diamond and enjoy a welcome dinner and cocktail onboard this evening. We remain moored here overnight.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Passau - Linz

Following breakfast, we enjoy an included excursion to Salzburg, the city made famous by Mozart. The old quarter of Salzburg with its world famous Baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps and was adopted by UNESCO in 1997 as a World Cultural Heritage Site. You will also be able to visit Salzburg's Christmas market, get in the festive mood with a mug of Glühwein as you browse the colourful traditional gifts on sale and sample the festive local delicacies. The ship will meanwhile have continued downstream to Linz, where we rejoin later today. There will then be time to visit another Christmas market in Linz before dinner. We set sail later this evening.
Included Meals B L D

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

This morning we arrive in the wine-growing town of Melk where we include an excursion of the UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape representing one of the most beautiful stretches of river valleys in Europe. We drive through the wonderful landscape of the Wachau region to the 900-year-old Melk abbey, situated high atop the granite cliffs of the Danube. Whilst here we have a guided tour and attend a special Glühwein party. We leave Emmersdorf this afternoon and head towards Dürnstein. This evening we enjoy a Christmas celebration onboard with the opportunity to attend a Christmas mass in Dürnstein.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4 (Christmas Day): Viena

We arrive in Vienna this morning where we enjoy an included sightseeing tour of Vienna providing you with an overall impression of the city's most important sights, taking you along the Ringstrasse, into the Schwarzenbergplatz, passing by the Karlskirche and Vienna's stunning opera house. The last stop is at the city's famous St Stephan's cathedral, where there will be time to see around inside. This evening we will enjoy a Christmas concert onboard.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5 (Boxing Day): Bratislava

We arrive this morning in Bratislava where there will be an included city tour covering the city's major sights, including breathtaking views from Bratislava's 13th century castle over countryside where the frontiers of Austria, Hungary, and Slovakia meet. The vessel leaves Bratislava during lunch, which is followed by a relaxed afternoon cruising upstream through Austria. On this penultimate evening of the cruise there's a special captain's dinner, during which the ship's orchestra will be providing its fine entertainment.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Grein - Linz

This morning the ship moors at the idyllic village of Grein, where we enjoy an included city walk seeing - among other sights - Austria's oldest theatre. In the afternoon the ship continues to Linz, Austria's third largest city and its former cultural capital. After dinner the vessel continues upstream towards Germany.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Passau - Munich - London

We arrive this morning in Passau where we disembark and transfer to Munich Airport for our return direct British Airways flight to London Heathrow where our staff will greet you and transfer you to Titan transport for your journey home to your own front door.
Included Meals B


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

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Lüftner MS Amadeus Elegant

Overview

Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Standard cabins are a spacious 161 sq. ft, with french balconies on Mozart and Strauss Decks. 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.

Luftner MS Amadeus Brilliant - deck plan
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Lüftner MS Amadeus Diamond

Overview

Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Standard cabins are a spacious 161 sq. ft, with french balconies on Mozart and Strauss Decks. 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.

Luftner MS Amadeus Diamond - deck plan
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Please call for details of 2017 departures
DepartShipCat C-1
Lower Deck
Cat B-1
Middle Deck
Cat A-1
Upper Deck
Amadeus Suite
Upper Deck

Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.

Single Occupancy Supplements: Cat C-1 £400; Cat B-1 £450; Cat A-1 £500


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