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Donation Amount

£145

5 Nights Christmas Markets Cruise on the Danube

All Inclusive festive river cruising

Prices From
£1,455pp!
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5 Nights Christmas Markets Cruise on the Danube

£1,455pp!

Duration

5 Nights

Availabllty

14/12/2022 - 19/12/2022

Departing from

Local departures

5 Nights Christmas Markets Cruise on the Danube, from £1,455pp!

Price includes flight, transfers, 5-nights on board A-ROSA FLORA, all-inclusive dining, free wifi and entertainment, 15% off SPA A-ROSA treatments, and a free £145 donation to the charity of your choice at no extra cost!

Book your cruise with Charitable Travel and donate 5% of your holiday price to the charity of your choice for FREE!
Vienna Sparkles at Christmas

Perhaps the most festive trip is on the Danube, with the scenic riverbanks of the Wachau Valley alight with frost, snow and twinkling lights. Once you have arrived in Vienna, the festive atmosphere is irresistible. In the high windows of the magnificent old buildings, it glows Advent and imperial castles, baroque churches and opulent squares with glittering Christmas markets and skating rinks that seem to have sprung from a fairy tale. The Christkindlmarkt in Linz also lures you with the scent of sweet treats, festive sounds and a slow train that takes you to the peaceful, wintry Pöstlingberg Schlössl. We also explore the festive markets in nearby Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. Here, in the charming old town, you can soak up the festive atmosphere and perhaps grab a few bargains.

What’s included?

Enjoy a wonderful time with maximum comfort with an all-around carefree package: A-ROSA Premium all inclusive. Your desired cabin? Voilà! Sauna, fitness area, pool? Always at your service! Top culinary menus? And attractive discounts on all massage and beauty treatments? Plus selected transfers and many other benefits that will always put a smile on your face, while you have nothing to do but think about your next destination.

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Engelhartszell (Passau), Germany
Arr – | Dep 17:00
Where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet, pretty Passau is the well-located starting point for your Danube journey. Arrive a day or two before your river cruise, and spend some time getting to know the impressive Altstadt (Old Town) complete with magnificently grand buildings reflecting the city’s colourful history

Day 2 Passing the Wachau in the Morning
Arr – | Dep –
As scenic sailing goes, the picture-perfect stretch of Danube river valley between Melk and Krems is pretty hard to beat. Famed for its cute towns dotting verdant landscapes dipping into the River Danube, the Wachau Valley is best enjoyed from the Sun Deck or balcony of your A-ROSA ship. We’ll pass through the Wachau Valley in the morning, so put down the book, grab a coffee, and let the scenery unfurl in front of you.

Day 2 Vienna, Austria
Arr 13:00 | Dep –
There is simply nowhere like Vienna. Rich in culture, gastronomy and good looks, this grand city is wonderful at any time of year. Picture Baroque palaces, enormous beautifully-tended gardens hidden behind unassuming facades, the grandest of coffee houses where you can practically sense the historic figures of yesteryear putting their heads together. From Freud to Klimt, Beethoven to Strauss, this intellectual and musical juggernaut will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your Danube cruise. And that’s without even mentioning the famous Sachertorte.
An overnight stay here in the city will be one of the main highlights of your Danube river cruise. You may decide to put on the glad rags and head out for a classical music concert. Schoenbrunn’s is particularly impressive. But whatever you choose to do, you can enjoy in the knowledge your stylish and comfortable A-Rosa ship is waiting for you back in port

Day 3 Vienna, Austria
Arr – | Dep 04:00
There is simply nowhere like Vienna. Rich in culture, gastronomy and good looks, this grand city is wonderful at any time of year. Picture Baroque palaces, enormous beautifully-tended gardens hidden behind unassuming facades, the grandest of coffee houses where you can practically sense the historic figures of yesteryear putting their heads together. From Freud to Klimt, Beethoven to Strauss, this intellectual and musical juggernaut will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your Danube cruise. And that’s without even mentioning the famous Sachertorte.

Day 3 Bratislava, Slovakia
Arr 8:00 | Dep 23:59
Squeezed snugly between Austria and Hungary, Slovakia’s capital Bratislava may be compact, but it packs a punch in history, culture and striking looks. With a location that has carved it out as an ethnic melting pot since ancient times, you can expect to see the influence play out in every corner of the city. Picture a medieval and Gothic old town alive with the sound of different languages and nationalities, grand baroque palaces built by Hungarian nobility and communist-era blocks and unique futuristic bridge reflecting its more recent past. Travel outside of the city, along the banks of the River Danube, and you’ll also find the surrounding area is naturally blessed too. Rolling away to the north of Bratislava, you’ll discover the excellent vineyards of the Small Carpathians waiting to be discovered.

Day 4 Krems, Austria
Arr 13:00 | Dep 14:00
Sometimes on a river cruise, it’s the unexpected stops that surprise you. And Krems an der Donau may well be just that place. Krems, as it’s known to its friends, is a small town that punches well above its weight both culturally and scenically. Time here is best spent meandering the banks of the River Danube, dipping into the story-book-perfect churches and museums and sampling the region’s world-class Riesling and Grüner Veltliner wines.

Day 4 Melk, Austria
Arr 18:00 | Dep 19:00
No visit to Melk would be complete without discovering its famous abbey. Set high above the River Danube commanding incredible views across this area’s beautiful valleys and Melk’s cute cobbled town, Melk Abbey is undoubtedly the star of the show. Inside, you’ll find rooms perfectly combining the Baroque and the modern, fascinating artefacts and exhibitions and, the jewel in the crown, the stunning library with intricately frescoed ceiling, spiral staircase and thousands upon thousands of books.

Day 5 Linz, Austria
Arr 06:00 | Dep 22:00
Where the future meets the past, the buzzing city of Linz mixes charming Altstadt (Old Town) splendour with a cutting-edge technology scene. Expect daring art installations, a futuristic gallery and a fantastic cosmopolitan feel in the city named European Capital of Culture in 2009. The Austria of your imagination is always just footsteps away though, dip into the Altstadt and find yourself lost amidst Renaissance houses and cosy restaurants.

Day 6 Engelhartszell (Passau), Germany
Arr 07:00 | Dep –
Dubbed the ‘Venice of Bavaria’, Passau was once thought of as a sleepy backwater. Nowadays, its vibrant student population and handy spot on the Main-Danube Canal have shone the spotlight on this thriving little city. Expect highlights like Saint Stephen’s Cathedral with its magnificent nave. It’s one of the largest Baroque cathedrals north of the Alps, and well worth a visit.

A-ROSA FLORA

The A-ROSA FLORA has 83 cabins, 7 junior suites, 4 balcony suites and 2 family cabins. The ship has an organic sauna as part of our wellness facilities which also include a spa, massage and beauty treatments and a gym. The restaurant offers flexible gourmet buffet dining as well as live cooking demonstrations. On the sun deck, take a dip in the pool or just relax on a sun lounger with a drink from the bar. Wonderful!

Cabin category S
3-BED OUTSIDE CABIN 14.5 m²
Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Things to do

One of the great advantages of an A-ROSA River cruise is the flexibility. When you arrive at a city, town or village your ship will normally moor close to the centre so it is easy to explore independently. Getting on and off a river cruise ship is quick and straightforward, so you can pop out for a short stroll and return to the ship or plan a whole morning or afternoon exploring. The choice is yours. A range of fascinating English-speaking guided tours, bookable on board the ship, are available at each port of call.

Excursions

  • Christmas magic in Vienna from £56
  • Magical Vienna by night from £56
  • Dinner in a Viennese Fiaker from £694
  • Classic car ride through Vienna from £218
  • Explore Vienna on a private tour (prices on request)
  • Explore Bratislava on a private tour (prices on request)
  • From Duerstein to Melk Abbey from £71
  • Scenic flight over the Wachau from £313
  • City walk of cultural Linz from £21
  • Linz by night from £52

Prices correct as of 12Sep22

All-Inclusive
Flights
Transfers
5 night cruise in S grade cabin
Drinks supplied throughout the day and evening
Ample breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets plus embarkation snacks, cakes, and treats. Selected seasonal extras.
Free Wifi
15% SPA A-ROSA treatments
Facilities & entertainment
In cabin amenities
FREE £145 donation to charity!
Prices are per person (unless stated otherwise). Prices are not live and are subject to change at any time. Where applicable prices include any advertised discounts. Holidays are subject to availability and tour operator/supplier’s booking conditions apply. Offers can be changed or withdrawn without notice. The latest price/availability and operator details will be confirmed at the time of inquiry – ask for more information. The donation amount is calculated at the final sale and as such may not reflect the figure shown here. A minimum 5% donation is required to receive a maximum 5% discount.

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