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Christmas Cruising The Danube

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSXKCD

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

This relaxing Christmas cruise along the River Danube introduces you to some of Europe's finest towns and cities, while your 4-star ship offers all the comforts of home.

This relaxing Christmas cruise along the River Danube introduces you to some of Europe's finest towns and cities, while your 4-star ship offers all the comforts of home.

PRICE FROM ? £1649 per person
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What's Included

Just You Tour Manager as your host

Return flights from Heathrow with Lufthansa

7 nights full board on 4-star ship MS Select Belvedere

20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners 


Specialist Local Guides

Captain's welcome & farewell cocktail receptions
Christmas Day gala dinner

Overseas transfers & other transportation


Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Onboard entertainment 


Not Included


  • Day 1 UK to Passau
  • You'll fly to Munich today, and on arrival we'll transfer you to Passau, where your ship is waiting for you. Settle into your cabin and then get to know your travelling companions over a welcome cocktail followed by dinner in the ship's restaurant. An evening of entertainment then follows in the lounge.
  • Day 2 Melk & Vienna
  • We reach Melk this morning, located in the beautiful UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley. Once here you can choose to join an optional excursion to its famous Benedictine abbey, which is one of Austria's cultural highlights. Inside there's a museum, a library boasting 16,000 volumes and the Marble Hall, which has an exquisitely painted ceiling.
    We then rejoin the ship as it sets sail for Vienna this afternoon. This evening you have the chance to step ashore to enjoy a concert of Viennese music.
  • Day 3 Vienna
  • After breakfast this morning, you can join an optional guided tour of Vienna, one of the most beautiful cities in central Europe. Our journey begins as we head to the famous Ringstrasse – a smart boulevard lined with fine buildings including the State Opera, the Hofburg Palace and the Burgtheatre.
    After lunch back on board, you can choose to join another optional excursion, this time to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace. Built in the late 17th century to rival Versailles, it was the summer residence of the Habsburg family, and more notably Empress Elisabeth, known as Sissi. The palace boasts more than 1,441 rooms and your guided tour will give you a fascinating insight into the lives of those who called it home. You'll have free time to explore the palace gardens before we head back to the ship for a relaxed evening.
  • Day 4 Christmas Eve Budapest
  • This morning step ashore to explore Hungary's capital Budapest, which straddles the River Danube. If you join an optional tour you'll discover both parts of the city - Buda and Pest - which were joined when the Chain Bridge was built over the Danube in 1849.
    In Buda we'll head to the Castle quarter for wonderfully panoramic views. You'll also see Matthias Church, the oldest in the city, which was founded in 1015 by Saint Stephen. In Pest, highlights include its fine parliament building and Heroes Square.
    After dinner on board this evening, you can head back into Budapest to attend Midnight Mass in St Stephen's Basilica if you wish.
  • Day 5 Christmas Day Budapest
  • ​It's Christmas Day, so the morning has been left free for you to spend as you wish. Perhaps you'll head back into Budapest with your travelling companions. We set sail for Slovakia's capital, Bratislava this afternoon, so enjoy the ship's facilities and lovely views as we go.
    This evening, there's the chance to get dressed up for our Christmas gala dinner, which is followed by an evening of festive entertainment.
  • Day 6 Boxing Day Bratislava
  • The ship arrives in Bratislava this morning. An optional guided tour will introduce you to all its highlights as you travel by mini-train to the city centre. Here you'll see ancient and modern landmarks such as St Martin's Cathedral, the city walls and the Presidential Palace. We'll then set off on a walking tour of the city's main streets, which boast many beautiful sculptures and fountains.
    Back on board this evening there's another chance to dress up, this time for the captain's farewell dinner. Overnight our ship sails to Durnstein.
  • Day 7 Durnstein
  • We arrive back in Austria today, and if you would like to discover the medieval town of Durnstein, why not join our morning walking tour, which also includes a tasting of wines from the Wachau region.
    Back on board, gather with your fellow travellers for a farewell cocktail before dinner is served.
  • Day 8 Passau to UK
  • ​We'll enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking the ship in Passau. We'll then transfer to the airport in Munich for our flight back to the UK.
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    • MS Select Belvedere
    • MS Select Belvedere is a 4 star ship, facilities include a lounge-bar, resturant, library, wellness & fitness and area along with sun deck with outside seating. All cabins have private facilities with air conditioning, TV, phone, safe, hairdryer and mini bar.
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Optional Excursions

  • ​​Guided tour of Melk Abbey 
  • Classical music concert in Vienna 
  • Guided tour of Vienna
  • Schönbrunn Palace visit
  • Guided tour of Budapest
  • Guided tour of Bratislava
  • Guided tour of Durnstein

 The above optional excurison package can be pre booked from £185 per person

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Further Information

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