Three Capitals at Christmas

Visit the colourful Christmas markets in the historic capital cities of Budapest and Bratislava on this fascinating festive itinerary from Vienna

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5 nights from £1227pp

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Enjoy this Christmas cruise along the legendary Danube river, travelling through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Visit the marvellous Christmas Market in Vienna and enjoy optional guided tours of the historic cities of Budapest and Bratislava. Celebrate the festive season from the comfort of your floating hotel on this magnificent River Danube cruise.

E192 Operated by CroisiEurope

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NVI - River Danube Three Capitals Christmas Itinerary

Day 1 - Vienna (Austria)

Embark at 6pm in Vienna. Welcome cocktail and dinner with an Austrian theme on board this evening.

Day 2 - Vienna

Breakfast on board followed by an optional guided tour of Schoenbrun Castle, former summer residence of the Imperial family. With its 40 rooms of imperial apartments this residence bears witness to the splendour of life at the time of Marie Therese. Return on board for lunch. In the afternoon perhaps enjoy the optional visit to Vienna. The Imperial City for more than six centuries, Vienna is regarded as the hallmark of the Habsburgs. This city particularly owes its charm to its monuments, with memories of the Hapsburg era, its many museums and it famous Operas. The Christmas markets simply add to its charm. Discover the fabulous Christmas market in front of the town hall, marvellously decorated for this festive season. Return on board for dinner and evening entertainment.

Day 3 - Budapest (Hungary)

Breakfast and lunch on board as we spend this morning cruising the beautiful river Danube. Arrive in Budapest around 5pm. This evening enjoy a special Christmas Eve dinner, and then join Midnight Mass in one of the churches of this beautiful city (subject to availability). Return on board for mulled wine.

Day 4 - Budapest

After breakfast you may choose to spend the morning on an optional tour of Budapest. Discover this amazing city, split by the river Danube into two sections, reunited to make one city in 1872: Buda with its scenic hills and valleys and Baroque Palaces, and Pest with its variety of architectural influences. Return on board for lunch. Free afternoon to further discover this magnificent city at your leisure. The ship sets sail at about 7pm this evening heading towards Bratislava. Hungarian themed dinner on board.

Day 5 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

This morning and afternoon are spent cruising, arriving in Bratislava around 4pm. An optional tour of the Slovakian capital is available. Bratislava's real charm is in its old town: splendid baroque palaces, churches and delightful squares. Return on board for dinner and gala evening. The ship departs during the night for Vienna.

Day 6 - Vienna (Austria)

We arrive in Vienna early this morning. Buffet breakfast on board and then disembark around 9am.

Price Includes

  • 5 nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Christmas Eve dinner
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Personal on board spend
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Travel insurance

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Ship: Vivaldi
Dec 22£1227£1577

Price Information

  • Prices shown are based on a Middle Deck Cabin
  • Upper Deck Cabin supplement - £31pp
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