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Christmas on the Danube River - The Great Capitals and their Celebrations (Package without transfer)

# Description



Join us for a cruise on the Danube and enjoy the heart-warming Christmas atmosphere! Stroll through the most beautiful squares of Vienna, hosting enchanting Christmas markets. You can also attend the Christmas Mass in Budapest and admire the small and colorful streets of Bratislava. Do not miss out on the vast Puszta plains, a Hungarian gem where nature reigns supreme.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board


  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included


  • Embark on a cultural journey through Central Europe
  • Revel in Christmas Magic along the Danube
  • Christmas Eve dinner (including wine)
  • Midnight Mass(1) in Budapest
  • Christmas present
  • Discover:
    • The Schoenbrunn Palace
    • Budapest, "the Pearl of the Danube"
    • Bratislava


Day 1


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.

Day 2


Join us on a visit to 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, join us on a 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 monuments, the memory of the Habsburgs, and its musical tradition maintained by its opera.

Day 3


The day will be spent cruising towards Budapest on the Danube River, discovering its rich history and immeasurable heritage. Tonight is Christmas Eve evening and dinner. We'll then go to one of the many churches in Budapest for a Midnight mass (1) (depending on places available, or in a different church - book and pay for transfer on board (2).)

Day 4


Join us for a 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. Enjoy a free afternoon before returning on board and cruising towards Bratislava. Tonight we'll enjoy a Hungarian-themed dinner.

Day 5


This morning will be spent cruising towards Bratislava. Join us for a guided tour of Bratislava, charming capital whose historic center promises a nice walk. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner. We'll start sailing to Vienna.

Day 6

DECEMBER 27: VIENNA - Strasbourg

We'll arrive early in the morning. Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.



Dates & Prices

Departure 12/22/2018
Arrival 12/27/2018
FROM $ 2,018 per person
Ship : MS Vivaldi Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy


  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%


Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - 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.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

4 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Schoenbrunn Palace Vienna Budapest Bratislava
pp $ 193.00 Before departure $ 225.00 On board

Guided visit of the Schoenbrunn Castle

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. When you arrive at Schoenbrunn Palace, you will be guided through the numerous rooms of the Hapsburgs' summer residence, which bear witness to the splendor of the Court at...

Duration 3h30

Guided tour of Vienna (without Schoenbrunn)

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring, which was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the ramparts that enclosed the city center and had this boulevard lined with fine buildings. Along the...

Duration 3h30

Guided tour of Budapest

In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. First we will head for the hills of Buda by crossing the famous Chain Bridge and we will go up to the Castle quarter, from where we'll enjoy a fant...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Bratislava

Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993, was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name of Presburg. It then belonged to Czechoslovakia before becoming the capital of the "Slovak Socialist Rep...

Duration 3h00


Several ships available for this cruise

MS Vivaldi

PREMIUM - 3 Decks
Additional information

This cruise can also be booked with transfers to/from Strasbourg (ref: NVI)

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(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 for an extra fee (18€ per pers).

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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