The Danube & It's Enchanting Christmas Markets

From £1,199.00
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Dec 2019 - Dec 2019
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From £1,199.00
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Dec 2019 - Dec 2019
Tour Overview
Join us on a cruise sailing through the major capitals of the Danube and discover enchanting Christmas markets in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest
  • All highlights included icon All Highlights Included

Your Holiday Includes

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

Itinerary

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.​

Meals included: D

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.​

Meals included: B,L,D

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.

Meals included: B,L,D

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.   ​

Meals included: B,L,D

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. ​

Meals included: B

Accommodation

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.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. 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.