Christmastime on the Danube - Vienna to Prague

Enjoy the festive atmosphere from Vienna to Prague and all along the legendary Danube on this enchanting winter cruise. Enjoy guided sightseeing in each city and delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old Christmas markets in Vienna, Regensburg, Nuremberg and Prague. Be sure to sample the Glühwein, Lebkuchen and other traditional holiday specialties. Other highlights include a guided visit of the amazing Benedictine Abbey in Melk, a wine tasting, and a visit of the magnificent Hradcany Castle grounds in Prague. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colours.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Vienna
    • Discover the city’s opera house, palace and cathedral, then join a culinary tour of its markets.
  • Regensburg
    • Guided sightseeing and time to explore the stalls lining the winding cobbled streets.
  • Prague
    • Join a sightseeing tour of the city and castle, then explore the seasonal stalls in the Old Town.

Christmas market


Day 1

Vienna (Embarkation)

Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vienna, Austria’s capital, is known as the “City of Music” and inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. This afternoon, board your cruise vessel and meet your crew at an evening welcome reception.

Day 2


Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, this is home to the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex with its Vienna Boys’ Choir and dazzling Lipizzaner stallions; the neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House; and awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral—plus, countless other sights you’ll see on your guided tour. Alternatively, we offer you a special culinary tour at the Viennese Christmas markets where you can taste all the best flavours that Austria has to offer during Christmastime. Be sure to enjoy a piece of decadent Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in one of the classic coffee houses, historic institutions that helped shape Viennese culture! An optional concert is available tonight.

Day 3


Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley and arrive in Melk, where the magnificent 11th-century Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, dominates the town and hosts an ornate library with over 80,000 printed books and 2,000 manuscripts. You’ll be captivated by the splendour of the church with its frescoed ceilings. Relax and enjoy on-board of your ship while sailing into Grein, a quaint little village, and after a walking tour, visit the oldest theatre of Austria.

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"Excellent cruise from start to finish, attention to detail, well organised, food and trips were..."

27th December 2017 - Mr Peter Gillespie

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