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Danube Christmas River Cruise Itinerary

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Check in on board from 6pm in Vienna and settle into your cabin.  Dinner will be on board this evening with an ‘Austrian theme’. Overnight stopover in Vienna.

Buffet breakfast on board and optional tour of the Schoenbrunn Castle, the former summer residence of the imperial family, in the morning. Return to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon there is an optional guided tour of Vienna a truly diverse city for you to enjoy with its centuries of history, music and opera. The Christmas market in front of the City hall, with its numerous stalls, entertainment, food and drink is well worth a visit. Return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment. Overnight stopover in Vienna.

Breakfast and lunch on board whilst sailing to Budapest. Arrival in Budapest around 5pm. Celebrate Christmas Eve around the sparkling tree and enjoy a special dinner. Overnight stopover in Budapest.

Breakfast on board and optional guided tour of Budapest in the morning. Budapest is a fascinating  twin city; Buda with its winding streets, baroque palaces and Turkish baths, and the bustling Pest, offering you a wide variety of architectural delights. Return to the ship for lunch and afternoon at leisure. Set sail towards Bratislava around 7pm, before dinner on board with a traditional ‘Hungarian theme’ and an evening of entertainment.


Breakfast on board and continue cruising towards Bratislava. Lunch on board and arrival at Bratislava around 4pm. Optional guided tour of Bratislava; the charm of this old Slovakian capital is evident in its splendid baroque palaces, churches and lovely squares. Return on board for a gala dinner and evening. Overnight cruise to Vienna.


Arrival into Vienna in the early morning. Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking at 9am, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Please note: for reasons of navigational safety, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the cruise itinerary, which is beyond Orbital Travel's control. 

Danube Christmas River Cruise

Optional Excursions

There are guided optional excursions which can either be pre-booked or can be booked on board the boat. There is a 5% discount when you pre-book the whole excursions package.
*Prices in Euros per person:

  • Guided Visit Of The Schoenbrunn Castle 35€
  • Guided Tour Of Vienna (Without Schoenbrunn) 25€
  • Guided Tour Of Budapest 24€
  • Guided Tour Of Bratislava 26€
  • Excursions Package 100€

*Prices shown above are for information purposes only and may be liable to change without prior notice. The excursions are conducted in both French/German and English.

Orbital Travel act as agents for the activity operator/supplier. Please note that the contract for these excursions, tours and activities is between the client and the local suppliers who offer them. Local suppliers are independent of Orbital Travel Limited.

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