The Christmas Cruise on the Danube BD208 takes you through Germany, Austria and Slovakia. Enjoy the Christmas markets in Salzburg and celebrate Christmas in Vienna!
Enjoy the Christmas stories, decorating the Christmas tree, and a joyous celebration of Christmas Eve on board. On this day, the restaurant will prepare a special gourmet dinner, after which you will have the option of attending a traditional midnight mass.
A trip aboard the AMADEUS fleet offers you the opportunity to do everything you’ve ever dreamed of on a holiday, so you can discover exciting destinations, meet fellow passengers from all over the world, enjoy excellent food in great style and simply relax. You have everything you need on board to guarantee an unforgettable voyage from start to finish.
Welcome to this magical Christmas cruise along the wintery Danube! You embark in the Bavarian “City of Three Rivers”, Passau, where a Welcome Cocktail with the AMADEUS-crew awaits you. At the start of your trip, the chef will spoil you with a festive Welcome Dinner. Your ship remains in Passau overnight.
Christmas Market in Salzburg's old town
After breakfast, get to know the most beautiful sights of Passau during the course of a city sightseeing walk. Alternatively, you can take part in a full-day excursion to the imposing Mozart-town of Salzburg, where you will visit the atmospheric Advent market in the old town, with its countless festive lights. After this excursion, you rejoin your floating luxury hotel, which has made its way to Linz in the meantime. You can end your day and wind down with a walk through the festive Christmas market in Linz.
Visit to Melk Abbey & Mulled Wine Party
Early in the morning, your ship arrives in Melk/Emmersdorf, which is situated in the beautiful Wachau region. You can take a detour to the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and the famous wine-growers village of Dürnstein, followed by glühwein (mulled wine) and lunch. Celebrate Christmas on board with us in a festive ambience. Take part in decorating the Christmas tree to the sound of contemplative carols, followed by the magical Christmas dinner on board. Those who wish can attend a Christmas mass in Dürnstein after dinner. Late at night, your cruise continues to Vienna.
Christmas Market at Schönbrunn Palace
Christmas day is spent in the Austrian capital, Vienna, which will amaze you with its countless sights and imposing architecture. Don’t miss the city sightseeing tour in the morning! In the afternoon you can take part in an excursion to Schönbrunn Palace. A unique and charming Christmas market is located in front of the palace, inviting you to stroll past its countless decorated stalls and beguiling you with the divine aromas of punch and lebkuchen (gingerbread).
Captain’s Gala Dinner
Spend the morning in Bratislava, where your AMADEUS ship docked during the night. Discover this impressive Danube city during the course of a sightseeing trip in a comfortable tour coach and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the city from the castle hill. At midday you will return to your ship, which continues its journey downriver. An elegant captain’s Gala Dinner awaits you in the evening, bringing a fitting and festive close to the second day of Christmas
Walk through the old town in Linz
Spend the morning on board, enjoying the view of the passing wintery landscapes from the comfort of your five-star premium ship. At midday, you arrive in Linz – Austria’s third-largest city. In the afternoon, you can explore the city on your own, or, if you prefer, during the course of a sightseeing walk. In the evening, your ship weighs anchor and heads towards Passau.
After a generous breakfast on board, it is time to disembark and the entire AMADEUS crew wishes you a pleasant homeward journey and a happy New Year! We hope to welcome you again soon!
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Price Per Person in USD
Book in advance with 15% discount. All excursions can of course also be booked individually at regular rates on board.
|Passau walking tour||19||y|
|Excursion to Salzburg with lunch and Christmas Market||106||y||y|
|Excursion to the Wachau with Melk Abbey and mulled wine party||63||y||y|
|City tour of Vienna||39||y||y||y|
|Guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace with Christmas market||52||y|
|City tour of Bratislava||37||y||y||y|
|Linz walking tour||22||y||y||y|
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Contact us to pre-book:
Phone from North America: 1800 770 7148
Phone from International: +1 404 7283
This ship will be the next highlight of the fleet from April 2019. The new ship offers a total of 70 spacious deluxe cabins and 12 AMADEUS Suites. Similar to our other ships, the AMADEUS STAR cabins on the Mozart and Strauss Deck also feature lowerable panoramic windows which extend across the entire cabin front and have been specially designed for the AMADEUS ships. All deluxe cabins and suites offer comfortable, spacious bathrooms, infotainment systems, flat screen television, telephone, cabin safe, minibar and air conditioning which can be individually regulated. Furthermore, the suites feature walk-on external balconies with seating
PARKING IN PASSAU:
Vienna is on the Danube River. Christmas markets in Vienna are a long-held tradition originating back to the Middle Ages. In 1298 Albrecht I granted the Viennese people the right to hold a December market, known then as “Krippenmarkt”.
Nowadays there are 20 markets operating in Vienna. Our favorites include the Viennese Dream Christmas market, which is held in the backdrop of the spectacularly lit City Hall. Children can enjoy learning to make Christmas cookies or candles and a festive spirit is imbued by choirs singing carols. This market opens mid-November and runs through until Christmas.
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The Schönbrunn Christmas and New Year’s market is held right in front of the famous palace. It features 80 exhibitors selling traditional handicrafts as well as Austrian delicacies. Don’t forget to try the freshly baked Vanillekipferl a wonderfully light, crescent shaped Christmas cookie dusted in vanilla sugar. Delicious! The Schönbrunn Palace Christmas and New Year’s market opens on 23rd November 2019 and runs to 5th January 2020.
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The beautifully decorated Maria Theresien Platz Christmas Village and Market is set amongst the world famous Ringstrasse and the illuminated Rathaus. It is Vienna’s largest Christmas market and one not to be missed. 10 restaurateurs offer an array of delicacies and mulled wines. Artisans display a variety of lovingly decorated wooden, glass and ceramic items. The market opens 20th November 2019 through to 6th January 2020.
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The following cruises visit Vienna’s Christmas markets:
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