Christmas Danube Cruise

Germany and Austria's Glittering Christmas Markets

Passau to Passau 6 nights 7 Days

MS Amadeus Elegant, Silver and Royal
22 -28 Dec 2016

Visit charming Christmas markets glittering in festive lights reflect on soft white snow. We start our river journey from the lovely town of Passau in Germany then continue our festive trip to Austria on the romantic Danube river once lifeline of Europe. We call on Imperial Vienna, the music capital of the world. Our celebrations would not be complete without stopping at Bratislava, Slovakia's capital and Linz an attractive cultural city.

christmas danube cruise

ITINERARY

Day 1 Passau
Individual arrival at Passau or transfer from Munich upon request. Check in from 4pm, enjoy a welcome cocktail before your welcome dinner on board. Ship stays overnight in Passau, a charming Medieval town at the confluence of three rivers Danube, Inn and Iltz overlooked by a 13th century fortress that once controlled former trade routes.

Day 2 Passau - Salzburg - Linz
In the morning take part in our optional city walk of Passau or join an excursion to Salzburg, city of Mozart with lunch and visit to the Salzburg Christmas market included. See the house where Mozart was born, the Mirabel Placate and walk around the old ciy including lunch and a Christmas Market visit in the afternoon. The ship departs toward Linz at 530 pm where you can also and join an optional city walk of Linz with visit to the Christmas Markets. After dinner sail off toward Melk and Wachau Valley.

Day 3 - Melk - Wachau - Durnstain
Early morning arrivel in Melk Emmersdorf . Take part of the optional Wachau excursion including the visit to the famouse Baroque Abbey of Melkfollowed by a Gluehwein (mulled wine) party after. Arrival in Durnstein at 3pm, a small Austrian town famous for its castle ruin overlooking the river, where the English king, Richard the Lionhearted was held in captivity on his way home from the Holy Land. Enjoy a Christmas Celebration on board and attend a Christmas mass in Durnstein (included in program). Dinner on board and sail towards Vienna overnight.

Day 4 - Vienna
Arrival at 8am in Vienna , the city of Waltz elegance and music. Join our optional sightseeing tour of Vienna to see the city’s most important sights, taking you along the Ringstrasse, into Schwarzenbergplatz, passing by the Karlskirche and Vienna’s stunning opera house. The last stop is at the city’s famous St. Stephan’s cathedral, where there will be time to see round inside. In the afternoon you can take an optional excursion to the Schönbrunn castle, one of Vienna’s most beautiful buildings, with its own Christmas market in front of the Versailles-type of palace of the Austrian Emperors. This evening enjoy a Christmas concert on board.


Day 5 - Bratislava
Arrive in Bratislava by 8am. Join the optional city tour and visit the most important sights. This evening enjoy the Captains Gala Dinner and entertainment by the board orchestra. Sail upstream toward Linz and Passau , departure around midnight.

Day 6 - Grein - Linz
Morning arrival at the small Danube town of Grein , optional city walk of Grein to visit the old town with its historical buidling and view the larges castle still occupied by a price nd family. In the afternoon arrive in Linz and take part of the optional city walk of Linz or relax on board. At 10 pm the ship departs toward our final destination , Passau.
 
Day 7 Passau -
Disembarkation after breakfast and end of program. Optional transfer to Munich

'  PROGRAM INCLUDES  

·         6-night cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom

·         Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise

·         Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner

·         Quality red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions with every dinner onboard the ship

·         Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner

·         Programs and features which are marked as “included” in the  itinerary

·        Christmas Celebration and Christmas  mass

·         Services of an experienced, multilingual cruise director

·         Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun-Deck)

·         Port taxes and local taxes

·         Modern wireless audiosystem “Quietvox” for all excursions during the cruise

 NOT INCLUDED

·     Optional excursions: Please see our  EXCURSION PACKAGES listed below. We kindly ask you to notify us of your excursion packages and single excursion booked in advance up to 14 days prior to departure.

·      Tips

·     Cancellation insurance

·     Personal expenses

 2016 DATES AND PRICES IN EUROS PER PERSON  $ Rate depends on exchange rates

CATEGORY

C-4

C-1* and Single

B-4

B-1

A-1

AMADEUS SUITE

Deck

Haydn

Haydn

Strauss

Strauss

Mozart

Mozart

Type of bed

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Suite
Twin/Double

Facilities

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Bath/WC

2016 DATES

ELEGANT  22-28 Dec 2016

799

899

1049

1099

1299

1699

SILVER     22-28 Dec 2016

899

999

1149

1199

1449

1849

ROYAL      22-28 Dec 2016

799

899

1049

1099

1299

1699

Limited number of C-4  and B-4 cabins:

C-4: Amadeus Elegant: 107, 108, 109, 110 Amadeus Silver II: 116, 117, 118, 119, Amadeus Royal: 122, 124, 125, 127

B-4: Amadeus Elegant: 229, 231, 232, 234, Amadeus Silver II: 233, 234, 235, 236, Amadeus Royal: 204, 206, 230, 231

Single cabins available on Amadeus Elegant at the same price as C-1 cabins.

 Single cabin supplement

DECK

HAYDN

STRAUSS - B-4

STRAUSS B-1

MOZART

All dates 2016

15%

30%

50%

60%

No single cabin possible in the category Suite. 

Cabin Description

All cabins have two lower beds that can be linked together or set up separately upon request. The cabins on the Haydn- Deck have fixed windows while the cabins on  the Strauss-Deck have large panoramic windows which can be opened. The cabins on the Mozart-Deck have large glass doors that stretch right across the width of the cabin (allowing them to be described as having French Balconies). Cabins 206 and 204 on the Strauss-Deck have round, fixed panoramic windows.

68 outside staterooms (15m² = 161 sq.ft.)

4 Amadeus Suites (22m² = 236 sq.ft.)

Transfer from Munich airport to Passau port (or v.v.) Euro 68 per person each way - advance reservation required )


Excursion packages have to be booked in advance!


EXCURSION PACKAGES 2016

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

PACKAGE A

PACKAGE B

PACKAGE C

City tour Passau

 

 

€ 15,00

Excursion Salzburg incl lunch with Christmas market

€ 88,00

€ 88,00

€ 88,00

Wachau incl. Melk abbey and Gluehwein party

 

€ 52,00

€ 52,00

City tour Vienna

€ 32,00

€ 32,00

€ 32,00

Visit Schoenbrunn Castle

 

 

€ 43,00

City tour Bratislava

€ 31,00

€ 31,00

€ 31,00

City walk Grein

 

31,00

31,00

City tour Linz

 

 

€ 18,00

 

 

 

 

RATE PER PERSON

€ 151,00

€ 234,00

310,00

 

 

 

 

SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES
128,00
€ 198,00
€ 263,00


 Ship descriptions   Amadeus Silver

 

 

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