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Christmas on the Danube

(Tour code: DLX17)Spend Christmas in breathtaking Austria

Experience the delights of the Danube at Christmas on this fantastic tour. Chart a course along the scenic river aboard a high quality and intimate cruise ship. Explore the magical Christmas Markets of Nuremberg and Salzburg and spend Christmas Day in the breathtaking Austrian capital of Vienna.

Tour Highlights
  • MS Amadeus Silver II
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Optional Christmas Eve Mass in Durnstein
  • Christmas Day in Vienna
  • Salzburg Christmas Markets
  • Passau
  • Bratislava
  • Grein & Linz
  • Melk Abbey
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 2 Nights' Hotel Accommodation
  • 4* Cruise Ship
    All-Inclusive Board Basis

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Eurostar E320
Days 1-2

London to Nuremberg

After meeting at our dedicated St Pancras Departure Office, we board the Eurostar service to Brussels before continuing by rail to Nuremberg. Here, you are free to explore the fascinating Christmas Markets before checking into our overnight hotel. On Day 2, we continue by rail to Passau, where we board our vessel, the MS Amadeus Silver II. Tonight we enjoy a Captain's reception and welcome drinks.

  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3

To Salzburg

Our first day aboard our ship begins upon our arrival in Salzburg. We tour this historic Austrian city and explore the delightful Christmas Markets before continuing onto charming Linz.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Exploring Durnstein

On Christmas Eve, there is an optional tour of medieval Melk and its iconic Abbey. We then arrive in the town of Durnstein, where you may attend the Christmas Eve Mass ceremony. Aboard our ship, we celebrate with a festive dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5

Christmas Day in Vienna

We arrive in Vienna for Christmas Day, where we embark on a guided tour of the Austrian capital. We then have the option to visit the stunning Schönbrunn Palace, which looks wonderfully festive at this time of year. Back on board, there is a traditional Christmas dinner and festive concert.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6

On to Bratislava

We arrive in the Slovakian city of Bratislava on Boxing Day and embark on a guided tour of this medieval city, visiting main sights including the Old Town and the awe-inspiring City Hall building. Tonight we enjoy a formal Captain's dinner, with entertainment.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

Grein & Linz

Today there are two optional tours to the towns of Grein and Linz, which lie on the banks of the Danube. There is a chance to explore both on an informative city walk before a chance to explore at your own pace. Alternatively, you may wish to stay on board the MS Amadeus Silver II and make use of the excellent facilities.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 8-9

Returning to Passau

Today we return to Passau, disembarking and boarding the train to Cologne, where we check in for an overnight stay. On Day 9, we retrace our journey to Brussels, boarding the Eurostar service to St Pancras.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 - Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.


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