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Christmas on the Blue Danube River Cruise

Selected departure on 21st December 2020 & 22nd December 2021

Experience more with so much included

  • Change your booking free up to 45 days before travel 
  • Covid Cancellation protection included as standard 
  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund
  • Seven nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views 
  • Return scheduled flights from a selection of regional airports
  • Seven visits and tours including guided tours in Vienna, Salzburg or Linz, Budapest and Bratislava; and visits to Esztergom, Melk Abbey and Schönbrunn Palace
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including welcome cocktails, a welcome dinner, a Christmas Day Gala Dinner and the Captain’s Dinner
  • Live Christmas classical quartet recital on board
  • Hungarian Christmas folklore show on board
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides 
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge 
  • All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers
 
At a Glance
Return flights & transfers
Full board
Programme of daily tours & visits
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Celebrate Christmas and experience all the pleasures of this joyous time of the year amidst the grand imperial cities of the magnificent Danube. Immerse yourself in majestic surroundings and enjoy a superb gala dinner on Christmas Day.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of sole occupancy cabins available on all decks at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant 
  • Welcome cocktails
  • Christmas Day Gala dinner
  • Live Christmas classical quartet recital on board
  • Hungarian Christmas folklore show on board
  • Morning/afternoon tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overseas transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge

Our Drinks Package


 

7 night drinks package available from £109 per person

Tea, coffee and water will be served complimentary throughout your cruise, but should you wish to indulge in a glass of wine or a beer with your lunch or dinner, we would recommend adding our drinks package to your booking.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please click here.

To purchase the drinks package please call our reservations team.

Please note that drinks packages must be purchased by all guests occupying the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. The bar menu is an example, with brands and prices varying across ships and itineraries.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currencies: Euro, Forint
  • Deposit: £250 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hrs 25 mins to 3 hrs
  • Languages: Hungarian, German
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Hungary, Austria or Slovakia however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/hungary/entry-requirements
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/austria/entry-requirements
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/slovakia/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Budapest Airport Budapest 45 mins

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