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The Great Capitals and their Celebrations

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Take this opportunity to join a 6-day cruise join this cruise on the Danube and enjoy the heart-warming Christmas atmosphere! Stroll through the most beautiful squares of Vienna, hosting enchanting Christmas markets. You can also attend the Christmas Mass in Budapest and admire the small and colorful streets of Bratislava. Do not miss out on the vast Puszta plains, a Hungarian gem where nature reigns supreme.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Vienna, Austria
Day 2 : Vienna
Day 3 : Vienna | Budapest
Day 4 : Budapest
Day 5 : Bratislava
Day 6 : Vienna | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover Vienna's exceptional landscapes such as the Schoenbrunn Palace
  • Explore Bratislava's old city with its splendid baroque palaces and squares
  • Visit the two thousand year old city of Budapest

Ship

MS Vivaldi

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Vienna Opera House, Austria Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary Morning view on Bratislava city Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market Christmas Market Square at night

Day 1 Vienna, Austria

Passengers are welcome to board MS Vivaldi at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you will be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. 

Day 2 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, you will visit the Schönbrunn castle. The imperial family's former summer residence is brimming with attractions which make you want to linger. Get a feeling for the splendor of court life in the time of Maria Theresa by visiting some 40 rooms in the imperial apartments. You will then visit Vienna this afternoon. For many travelers, the Austrian capital brings dreams of waltzing or riding the Giant Ferris Wheel, but Vienna owes its splendor to its monuments, the memory of the Habsburgs, and its musical tradition maintained by its opera. The Christmas markets are also part of this refinement. Explore the Christmas market in front of the City Hall, marvelously decorated, it has an international reputation. You will then return on board for dinner followed by an evening of entertainment.

Day 3 Vienna | Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend cruising this morning towards Budapest and discover its rich history and immeasurable heritage. Tonight is Christmas Eve evening and dinner. Go to one of the churches in Budapest to attend the Midnight mass.

Day 4 Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit and explore the 2000-year-old city of Budapest. In a historical context stunning of beauty, the "Danube's Pearl" is home to countless monuments such as the Matthias Church, the Opera, the Saint-Etienne Basilica and Heroes' Square. Enjoy a free afternoon before returning on board and cruising towards Bratislava. Have a Hungarian-themed meal for dinner.

Day 5 Bratislava

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise towards Bratisvala this morning and explore this charming capital whose historic center promises a nice walk. Tonight is your gala evening and dinner and sail to Vienna this evening.

Day 6 Vienna | Disembark

Reach Vienna early this morning. Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00 a.m. 

MS Vivaldi

Per person starting at
$2,018
Main Deck Cabins.
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Main Deck
26 cabins (18 twins, 8 double cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
Middle Deck Cabins.
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Middle Deck
21 cabins (12 twins, 8 double cabins, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
Upper Deck Cabins.
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Upper Deck
41 cabins (39 twins, 2 double cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

This fare includes:
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner on D1 to breakfast on D5
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Christmas Eve dinner with cocktail and wine
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • All port fees
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
This fare does not include:
  • Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency)
  • Transfer to/from Vienna
  • Personal expenses
Formalities:
Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.
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