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Christmas on the Danube

Guests enjoy a festive adventure along the Danube on this Viking River Cruise – featuring the opportunity to explore a range of markets along the way.

Whether you prioritise shopping for gifts, admiring scenic views or delving into history – there’s a range of appealing excursions available to suit everyone’s interests aboard this Danube River Cruise.

At the end of each day, guests return to one of Viking’s unique longships, equipped with all the comforts necessary for an indulgent hotel experience.

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  • Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises
  • Ship: Viking Tor + 5 more
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Nov-Dec
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Christmas on the Danube Cruise Itinerary

This thoughtful itinerary combines cruising adventures and Yuletide celebrations into one 8-day experience along the Danube. Guests enjoy a front-row seat to UNESCO World Heritage sites, stunning architectural prices and stretching landscapes throughout their time onboard.

Bookings available for 2024.

Day 1

Budapest (EMBARK)

Today, your adventure begins! Embark your ship and spend the afternoon settling into your stateroom.

Day 2

Budapest / Danube Bend (scenic sailing)

This morning, set out to explore Budapest; enjoy the opportunity to witness skaters on an outdoor ice rink and sample some seasonal delicacies.
Later, we’ll sail along the Danube past scenic landscapes and the revered Danube Bend.

Day 3


Spend the day exploring Vienna’s marketplace – shop for unique crafted gifts.

Day 4


Discover Vienna’s classical music heritage on today’s excursion. You’ll also have the opportunity to admire a range of stunning architecture.

Day 5

Krems / Wachau Valley (scenic sailing)

Today begins with a visit to Gottweig Abbey, where you’ll admire its grand staircase, library and church.
After, we set sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley – a UNESCO-designated natural wonder adorned with hillside vineyards.

Day 6


Today, explore Passau’s market and enjoy and enjoy an array of Yuletide treats.

Day 7


Spend the day sampling delicious traditional treats; perhaps Knackersemmel paired with gluhwein. Enjoy the opportunity to explore this UNESCO-designated city’s streets and learn more about its history

Day 8

Regensburg (DISEMBARK)

As your cruise comes to a close, disembark after breakfast and begin your journey home.

Christmas on the Danube Cruise Ships

Viking Tor

Embark on a voyage to the jewels of Europe aboard the Viking Longship Lofn, with four decks housing comfortable staterooms and the Restaurant providing top-notch dining. Make use of our attentive guest services and explore the onboard shop. Find spaces like the Library, Lounge, and Sun Deck.

190 Guests Max.
53 Crew Members
Free Wi-fi Connection

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7 Nights
Nov Dec

Christmas on the Danube

  • Budapest (EMBARK)
  • Budapest / Danube Bend (scenic sailing)
  • Vienna
  • Krems / Wachau Valley (scenic sailing)
  • Passau
  • Regensburg
  • Regensburg (DISEMBARK)
£2,495pp Est. Price per person
  • Viking Tor + 5 more ships  

Christmas on the Danube Cruise Review

“A positive experience from start to finish – with my favourite parts being the sailing bits across the Danube Bend and Wachau Valley.”

Aaron Fisher, Cheadle

Christmas on the Danube FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

What’s the maximum capacity of guests for this trip?

All Viking Longships have a maximum capacity of 190 guests.

Are there any deals available for this cruise?

Up until March 31st , Viking offers guests the opportunity to save £650 on 2024 River Cruises, with £75 per person to spend on board.

Is this getaway all inclusive?

The ‘Viking Inclusive Value’ package ensures guests have access to all the necessities throughout their cruise – with no surprises or hidden fees.

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