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Riviera Travel Christmas on the Danube

Riviera Travel Christmas on the Danube

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Celebrate Christmas and experience all the pleasures of this joyous time of the year amidst the grand imperial cities of the magnificent Danube. Immerse yourself in majestic surroundings and enjoy a superb gala dinner on Christmas Day.

– Christmas Day Gala Dinner
– Live classical music performance on board
– Enjoy a Hungarian Christmas folklore show on board

– 7nts onboard a 5-star ship
– Return flights and transfers
– Full Board dining
– Daily tours and visits
– Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
– Complimentary on-board wi-fi
– Services of Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
– Checked luggage

Day 1 – Arrival in Budapest

Arrive at the airport for your flight to Budapest from where you’ll transfer to the ship. You’ll have time to settle in to your cabin and explore the ship that has been adorned with festive décor.

Day 2 – Esztergom
Overnight, the ship will have sailed to Esztergom. Take a guided tour of the famous basilica which stands overlooking the Danube. The castle is also worth exploring while here. While in Esztergom, you’ll have time to browse the Christmas market here, before returning to the ship for lunch.

Day 3 – Bratislava on Christmas Eve

​Day 4 – Melk on Christmas Day
On Christmas Day, wake up to views of the enchanting Wachau Valley. After breakfast, visit the remarkable Melk Valley. Later, re-join the ship for lunch and the final cruise up through the pretty Nibelugengau. Tonight enjoy a superb Gala dinner.

Day 5 – Salzburg or Linz

Reaching Linz, you’ll have a choice of two included excursions. You can choose to remain in Linz and take a guided walking tour of the Baroque Old Town. Alternatively, join a tour to Salzburg. In the evening, begin to cruise towards Vienna whilst enjoying a Captain’s Dinner followed by a Hungarian folklore show.

Day 6 – Vienna

After breakfast, see Vienna’s main sights including St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg complex. There’ll also be time to explore the Christmas Markets. After lunch onboard, visit the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, which houses a range of world-class museums and galleries. After dinner on board, enjoy a classical Christmas recital.

Day 7 – Budapest
In the morning, take in the wintery scenery as the ship sails back to Budapest. In the afternoon, take a tour of the city and enjoy some free time to see the markets.

Day 8 – Return home
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

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Fact File

  • Currencies: Euro, Forint
  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hrs 25 mins to 3 hrs
  • Languages: Hungarian, German
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia


Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Hungary, Austria or Slovakia however must have a valid passport.


*All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic.

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Budapest Airport Budapest 45 mins

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Board Basis

Full Board


8 Days

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