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Christmas on the Danube by Air

5 days from £1149*
Departing: December 2019
* Price shown: 23 December 2019 from BHX - BHX
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Treat yourself to a Christmas celebration unlike any other on an A-ROSA river cruise along the Danube. Celebrate in comfort and style, and discover the Christmas markets and local festivities in three fascinating old-European cities.

Your A-ROSA Premium All-inclusive package is the ideal way to enjoy a stress-free Christmas. Excellent buffet-style dining available at times to suit you, discounted treatments at the on-board SPA-ROSA and handmade cocktails all add to the relaxed atmosphere. Join in the festive fun as a host of special celebrations take place on board, take the time to indulge yourself a little, and generally make yourself at home.

This very special Christmas break includes a visit to impossibly pretty Durnstein and its historic castle, the opportunity to explore to Melk's impressive abbey and an unforgettable Christmas Day spent in the elegant surroundings of imperial Vienna.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Cruise through the Wachau to call at Durnstein
  • Arriving in Vienna on Christmas Eve
  • A tour of the Austrian capital on Christmas Day
  • A visit to Melk
  • Special festive meals and entertainment on board
  • Embark A-ROSA DONNA in Engelhartszell
  • Four nights' Premium All-Inclusive cruise accommodation
  • Buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board
  • A large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks all day long
  • On-board activities and entertainment
  • Return flights from the UK to Germany
  • Included coach transfers from the airport to the ship

Deck plans

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Your Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Germany and transfer to Engelhartszell near Passau, where A-ROSA DONNA waits. Settle into your cabin, and prepare to depart in the early evening as your delightful Christmas river cruise begins.

Day Two

Enjoy a memorable Christmas Eve, as A-ROSA DONNA docks in Durnstein. This pretty medieval city is one of the most popular spots in the Wachau region, and sits beneath the ruins of Burgruine Durnstein, the castle where Richard the Lionheart was once held captive. Wander the streets, taking in the sights until your ship leaves Durnstein to meander through the Wachau Valley. This UNESCO heritage site, which runs between Melk and Krems, boasts some of the most majestic scenery anywhere along the Danube.

By the mid evening you'll have arrived in Vienna. The city is a wonder to behold at Christmas, and you'll discover decorations everywhere, and elegant buildings lit by floodlights or draped with festive lights, if you choose to head ashore this evening.

Day Three

On Christmas Day, your included festive city tour will bring Vienna to life even further, and there will be a chance to explore under your own steam, before on-board celebrations and a party atmosphere ensure a memorable time is had by all.

Day Four

Possibly the first thing you'll notice as you arrive in the Austrian town of Melk, this morning, is the imposing Baroque monastery - Melk Abbey - on the hill above the town. Spend the morning strolling the pretty squares, courtyards and cobbled streets lined with old-European houses, or perhaps visit the Abbey itself, before your A-ROSA ship departs in the early afternoon.

Day Five

This morning you'll arrive back in Engelhartszell. Say goodbye to your new friends and the crew as you disembark and transfer back to the airport to catch your flight home at the end of a memorable Christmas break.

Departure Airport Date Price From
BHX
BHX 23 December 2019 £1149
BRS
BRS 23 December 2019 £1269
LGW
LGW 23 December 2019 £1209
LHR
LHR 23 December 2019 £1299
MAN
MAN 23 December 2019 £1269
SOU
SOU 23 December 2019 £1299
STN
STN 23 December 2019 £1209

A-ROSA Donna 

Each of A-ROSA's elegant river cruise vessels has been built specifically for the river upon which it sails, offering spacious, contemporary public areas, light, bright cabins and a casual-yet-stylish cruising experience.

Further Information

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Optional shore excursions

Optional excursions are available on all cruises. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled. In this case your payment will be refunded in full.

Tipping

Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. At the end of the cruise you will find a tip box for the entire crew at the reception and the suggested amount is five Euros per guest per day. Of course, you are free to tip individual crew members at any time, should you wish.

Disabled guests and guests in need of assistance

All ships have stairs, are not equipped with lifts, and may not be suitable for passengers with restricted mobility.

Dress code

The dress code on board and ashore is comfortable and casual; we recommend that you bring sturdy footwear for excursions. For the restaurant we recommend smart casual dress. Please remember to bring warmer clothes for evenings out on deck.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is provided free of charge in accordance with A-ROSA's conditions of use. You can request a login and password from reception. Internet reception is limited and will vary from location to location.

Luggage

Where possible, we recommend non-rigid suitcases as these are easier to store within your cabin.

Pool

A heated pool can be found on the sun deck of the following ships: A-ROSA DONNA, FLORA, SILVA and STELLA.

Whirlpool

A heated Whirlpool can be found on the following ships: A-ROSA AQUA, and VIVA.

Cabin facilities

In your cabin you will find a safe installed in the wardrobe, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, insect screens and pool towels. The power supply in your cabin is 220 V/50 Hz. All sockets are European two-pin, meaning you will need to bring an adapter.

Air-conditioning

All A-ROSA vessels are air-conditioned throughout, with individual climate control in each cabin.

Drinking water

The water on board is potable, and bottled water is provided in your cabin.

Itinerary changes

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.