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Christmas Time from Vienna to Budapest Danube River Cruise

Set off on an enchanting journey with Avalon Waterways on a breathtaking Danube River Cruise during the magical Christmas season. This incredible package includes an extra special treat of 1 night pre-cruise in stunning Vienna, Austria, a delightful 5 night river cruise, as well as an additional 1 night post-cruise stay in the charming city of Budapest, Hungary. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure!

Christmas Time from Vienna to Budapest Danube River Cruise

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DEPARTURE DATE: November 28, 2024
Countries Visited: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
Departure Port:Vienna, Austria

OVERVIEW

Make your holiday wishes come true with special departures for the festive season in Europe’s most beautiful Christmas markets and festivities. Enjoy the jolly atmosphere on our decorated Suite Ships® as you delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of local Christmas traditions along your Danube River cruise. Enjoy stunning winter views on the Danube with the warm glow of Christmas markets, beautifully adorned with ageless traditions.

Begin your cruise Vienna—the “City of Music.” Enjoy guided sightseeing and the glow of sparkling Christmas markets while exploring the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Glide through the winter wonderland of the Wachau Valley and visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey in Melk. Next, you’ll sail to the centuries-old Slovakian city of Bratislava with guided sightseeing and time to browse the beautiful Christmas markets. Take a guided tour of its cobblestone streets and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral.

Continue your festive Danube River to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and free time to explore one more Christmas market and buy one-of-a-kind gifts.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
November 28, 2024from $3,152 CAD - (compared to $3,652 CAD)Per Person
November 28, 2024from $5,086 CAD - (compared to $5,586 CAD)Single Traveler

What's Included

  • 1 night accommodation on Vienna
  • 5 night river cruise from Vienna to Budapest
  • 1 night accommodation on Budapest
  • Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner
  • Onboard enrichment activities
  • Onshore excursions with Local Guides
  • Special onboard entertainment
  • FlexDiningSM options to give you the freedom to choose when and where you dine on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas of the ship
  • Complimentary bottled water available daily
  • 24-hour self-serve beverage station offering complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and a selection of teas; cookies available throughout the day
  • Free time to visit the Christmas markets
  • Taxes and port charges

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Thu Nov 28Vienna, Austria
2Fri Nov 29Vienna, Austria
3Sat Nov 30Vienna, Austria
4Sun Dec 1Krems - Melk
5Mon Dec 2Bratislava
6Tue Dec 3Budapest
7Wed Dec 4Budapest
8Thu Dec 5Budapest

DAY 1 – VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Pre-night in Vienna

DAY 2 – VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Welcome to Austria. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Vienna must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Indulge in traditional holiday fare and hot libations to warm your heart and soul before boarding.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
Dinner

DAY 3 – VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Royal Collections and Festive Confections

CLASSIC EXCURSION
Explore the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Spend free time on your own to enjoy the Christkindlesmarkt or relax by the fire’s glow in a Viennese café this evening.

Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg Empire.

This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KREMS

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

DAY 4 – KREMS – MELK

Christmas Magic in the Austria’s Wine Country

CLASSIC EXCURSION
Join a Guided Walk to explore this small valley town, seemingly untouched by the new world.
During lunchtime, sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk.

MELK
Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

CLASSIC EXCURSION

Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.
This evening, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

DAY 5 – BRATISLAVA

Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle

CLASSIC EXCURSION
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the Gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral—Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church.
Spend free time browsing the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Bratislava.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

DAY 6 – BUDAPEST

Christmas Lights and Classic Sights

CLASSIC EXCURSION
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour to see majestic Heroes’ Square and Budapest’s classic sites.
Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city’s cafés and pubs, and don’t miss the unique Christmas markets that Budapest hosts every year during the festive season.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

DAY 7 – BUDAPEST

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

DAY 8 – BUDAPEST

Post-night in Budapest

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