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Danube Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

5 days from £549*
Departing: November - December 2019
* Price shown: 15 December 2019 from -
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Get your Christmas off to a magical start on this wonderful A-ROSA river cruise along the Austrian stretch of the Danube. Stroll some picture-perfect Christmas markets and enjoy all the freedom and flexibility that an A-ROSA Premium All-Inclusive package has to offer.

The Premium All-Inclusive experience is designed to offer choice, comfort and quality in a fun, casual-yet-stylish way. Enjoy a wide range of excellent dishes from the buffet, cocktails or other drinks from the bars on board and special discounts on treatments at the on-board SPA-ROSA. There'll be festive specials and activities on offer, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the ship and bottled water, toiletries and bathrobes in your cabin.

Sail through the spectacular Wachau Valley to Vienna, where you'll find the elegant buildings and streets festooned with decorations and strung with festive lights. After a day and a half in the Austrian capital, perhaps spent exploring the Christmas markets of Spittelburg and on the Freyung, you'll head to cosmopolitan Linz. You'll spend the final afternoon and evening of your cruise here, giving you the chance to sample a slice or two of the city's namesake delicacy, the sweetly nutty and fruity Linzertorte, before beginning the final leg of your festive cruise.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley
  • An overnight stay in Vienna, and an included city tour
  • Time to explore the Austrian capital and its Christmas markets
  • A call at cosmopolitan Linz
  • 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

Deck plans

Take a look at the layout of the ship for this cruise.

Itinerary

Day One

Make your own way from the UK to Passau where your cruise begins. Head to the riverside to board your A-ROSA river cruiser, and then spend the rest of your day getting to know the boat and settling into life on board.

Day Two

After a morning cruising through the stunning scenery of the Wachau Valley and eastwards down the Danube, A-ROSA DONNA will arrive in Vienna. Discover the city's Baroque palaces, historic churches and museums, elegant shopping arcades and pleasant open spaces on an included tour, then head out to explore. Stroll streets adorned with festive lights, browse the stalls of the city's Christmas markets searching for that perfect gift, or settle into the elegant warmth of one of the many historic Viennese coffee houses.

Day Three

Pick up where you left off yesterday as you head back into Vienna. Wander the elegant, pedestrianised Innere Stadt, perhaps climb to the spire of Stephansdom, Vienna's majestic Gothic cathedral, or continue your search for hand-crafted gifts at the Christmas markets.

Alternatively, join today's optional trip to the Schonbrunn Palace. This magnificent building was an Imperial summer home, and once echoed with the music of the young Mozart. In the run up to Christmas the great courtyard is home to a colourful Christkindlmarkt offering still more festive gifts and treats.

Vienna's festive atmosphere and seemingly endless stunning landmarks are so enchanting you won't want to leave when the time comes for A-ROSA DONNA to depart this evening.

Day Four

You'll arrive in Linz this afternoon. Stroll through the picturesque Christmas market on Hauptplatz, the city's main square, stop for with coffee and cake, or ride the Postlingbergbahn mountain tramway to the top of the small mountain that dominates the north of the city. Explore, relax and enjoy all the choices on offer before A-ROSA DONNA departs just before midnight.

Day Five

Disembark in Passau as your cruise comes to an end and you begin your journey home.

Date Nights Price From
29 November 2019
29 November 2019 4 £694
07 December 2019
07 December 2019 4 £589
15 December 2019
15 December 2019 4 £549

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.

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.