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The Danube & Its Enchanting Christmas Markets

5 Days from £1,199.00

Christmas Danube River Cruise

Join us on a cruise sailing through the major capitals of the Danube and discover enchanting Christmas markets in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

Departure from: Dec 2019 - Dec 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Austrian Airlines
  • 4 nights on board 4-star premium ship MS Vivaldi
  • 11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • A glass of wine, beer, or a soft drink with lunch & dinner
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage

Included holiday highlights

  • ​​​Vienna tour
  • Budapest tour
  • Bratislava tour 
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Captain's welcome cocktail reception
  • Farewell gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary wi-fi on board
  • All excursions​ included

Your Itinerary

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Day 1 UK to Vienna

​​You'll fly to Vienna today, from where we'll transfer you to your ship. After settling in to your cabin, meet your fellow passengers and the crew over cocktails and an Austrian-themed dinner on board.​

Day 2 Vienna

Vienna is a diverse city with a vibrant culture, a vast imperial history and intriguing architecture. We'll head ashore today for an included guided tour, which gives you the chance to browse the city's enchanting Christmas markets. You'll also see the famous Ringstrasse – a smart boulevard lined with fine buildings, including the State Opera, the Hofburg Palace, the Natural History Museum and the Burgtheatre, which is one of the most important German language theatres in the world.
Back on board the ship, this afternoon we'll set sail for Budapest.​

Day 3 Budapest

​Known as the 'Pearl of the Danube', Budapest is Hungary's bustling capital. The river splits the city into two parts, with the modern buildings and busy streets of Pest on one side and the historic quarters of Buda on the other, and this is where our guided tour begins. We'll take in the famous Chain Bridge, the enchanting castle quarter, the Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church – the oldest in the city. We'll then head to Pest to discover its highlights, which include Heroes' Square, the Szechenyi thermal baths and Vajdahunyad Castle.
Enjoy a relaxed evening on board the ship as it heads to Bratislava.

Day 4 Bratislava

​This morning we arrive in Bratislava. Once the capital of Hungary, it now serves as Slovakia's diverse capital city. Why not join an included panoramic tour and discover its charming Christmas markets and the medieval Bratislava Castle. Take in spectacular views over the Danube from its ancient ramparts before entering the Old Town through Michael's Gate, which dates back to the Middle Ages. We'll admire the elegant buildings that line the central square, including the old town hall and a host of Art Nouveau treasures, and take in the Primate's Palace. Enjoy a free afternoon to make your own discoveries before heading back to the ship.
There's a treat in store this evening in the shape of a gala dinner on board.   ​

Day 5 Vienna to UK

After breakfast, you'll disembark the ship and we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK. ​


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 - 4 :

MS Vivaldi
Built : 2012 Length : 110 long Width : 11.40 m wide Cabins : 88 cabins Capacity : 176 passengers Facilities : lounge-bar with a dance floor - bar - dining room - large sundeck with deckchairs - lift - terrace - French balconies - gift shop. Central heating, 230 V electricity, air-conditioning, TV and video in the lounge, Wi-Fi on board – Cabin Facilities: All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.


Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

 
TOUR DURATION
DEPARTURE DATE
DEPARTURE
PRICE FROM
STATUS
 
 
DEPARTURE
DATE
DEPARTING
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DEPARTURE
WAS
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STATUS
 

FRI 13 DEC 19

Edinburgh

GUARANTEED

£1,298.00

Available

Outbound
Brussels Airlines

Friday 13 December 2019

Departs

06:05 Edinburgh

Arrives

08:40 Brussels Midi

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines

Friday 13 December 2019

Departs

10:10 Brussels Midi

Arrives

12:00 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

Inbound
Brussels Airlines - SN

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Departs

18:00 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Arrives

19:50 Brussels Midi

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines - SN

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Departs

21:10 Brussels Midi

Arrives

21:50 Edinburgh

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

FRI 13 DEC 19

Bristol

GUARANTEED

£1,298.00

Available

Outbound
Brussels Airlines

Friday 13 December 2019

Departs

06:05 Bristol

Arrives

08:20 Brussels Midi

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines

Friday 13 December 2019

Departs

10:10 Brussels Midi

Arrives

12:00 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

Inbound
Brussels Airlines - SN

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Departs

18:00 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Arrives

19:50 Brussels Midi

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines - SN

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Departs

21:20 Brussels Midi

Arrives

21:35 Bristol

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

FRI 13 DEC 19

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£1,298.00

Available

Outbound
Brussels Airlines

Friday 13 December 2019

Departs

06:10 Manchester

Arrives

08:30 Brussels Midi

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines

Friday 13 December 2019

Departs

10:10 Brussels Midi

Arrives

12:00 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

Inbound
Brussels Airlines - SN

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Departs

18:00 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Arrives

19:50 Brussels Midi

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines - SN

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Departs

21:15 Brussels Midi

Arrives

21:35 Manchester

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

FRI 13 DEC 19

Newcastle

GUARANTEED

£1,298.00

Available

Outbound
Brussels Airlines

Friday 13 December 2019

Departs

06:25 Newcastle

Arrives

08:50 Brussels Midi

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines

Friday 13 December 2019

Departs

10:10 Brussels Midi

Arrives

12:00 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

Inbound
Brussels Airlines - SN

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Departs

18:00 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Arrives

19:50 Brussels Midi

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines - SN

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Departs

21:00 Brussels Midi

Arrives

21:25 Newcastle

Operated by

Brussels Airlines

FRI 13 DEC 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,199.00

Available

Outbound
Austrian Airlines

Friday 13 December 2019

Departs

09:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:20 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Operated by

Austrian Airlines

Inbound
Austrian Airlines - OS

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Departs

17:15 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Arrives

18:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Austrian Airlines

Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.