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Christmas on the Danube

Uncover the enchantment of the Danube at Christmas on your APT Touring River Cruise. From activities to festivities, you’ll never fall shy of things to do and ways to experience holiday cheer as you journey along one of the world’s most renowned rivers.

Create your own perfect Danube River Cruise complete with locations to tour and explore, local delicacies to try and breathtaking landscapes to visit to truly immerse yourself into the Christmas spirit.

Take to the iconic Danube River and discover wonders aplenty along its picturesque banks, shores and many celebrated locations.

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  • Cruise Line: APT Touring
  • Ship: Travelmarvel Capella + 2 more
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: December
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Christmas on the Danube Cruise Itinerary

Reignite your childhood wonder with our Christmas on the Danube cruise, the perfect culmination of joy, whimsy and warmth amidst this winter season.

Day 1


Arrive in Budapest and board your ship. Partake in a Captain’s Welcome Reception and take time to get to know your newfound friends.

Day 2


Embark on a guided tour of Budapest followed by a visit to two Christmas markets. Back on the ship, indulge in an evening Gala Welcome Dinner.

Day 3


See Vienna’s Ringstrasse and visit St Stephen’s Cathedral. Later, enjoy the atmosphere of this capital city’s Christmas markets.

Day 4

Dürnstein / Melk

Take time today to explore Dürnstein’s many rustic wonders and scenic spots. Later, sail to Melk and visit Melk Abbey.

Day 5

Linz / Passau

Join an optional tour to Cesky Krumlov, or take a trip to Salzburg. Alternatively, remain aboard the ship and enjoy a day’s sailing to Passau followed by an evening Captain’s Farewell Dinner. Partake in an evening insider experience and enjoy local beer, snacks, folk music and dance.

Day 6


Embark on a guided walking tour of Regensburg.

Day 7


Enjoy an afternoon tour of Nuremberg followed by free time to explore the city independently.

Day 8

Nuremberg / Munich

After breakfast, disembark the ship in Nuremberg and transfer to the airport in Munich for your return flight home.

Christmas on the Danube Cruise Ships

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Christmas on the Danube Deals

Experience the colourful cheer of Europe in full festive bloom when you sail the Danube with Crui.se

7 Nights

Christmas on the Danube

  • Budapest
  • Vienna
  • Dürnstein / Melk
  • Linz / Passau
  • Regensburg
  • Nuremberg
  • Nuremberg / Munich
£2,095pp Est. Price per person
  • Travelmarvel Capella + 2 more  

Christmas on the Danube Cruise Review

“Been looking for a Christmas cruise for a while now and I can say with absolute certainty that we’ve finally found the perfect one. Adored the guided tours and Christmas-centric activities. Food was also delightful and the ship had a lovely cosy feeling despite how spacious it was.”

Dwayne and Jennie Holden, Birmingham, West Midlands

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Christmas on the Danube FAQ

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

Do I need to adhere to a dress code?

You can enjoy a bite to eat at three locations aboard any AMAwaterways ship. Sit down and dine in the Chef’s Table and Main Restaurant or order delicious tapas between meals at the Main Lounge.

I have certain dietary restrictions/requirements. What should I do?

It can, but it doesn’t have to. With options embarking in November and early December, you can book your cruise for a time that fits best with your schedule.

What sets APT apart from other cruise providers?

APTouring has operated since the 1920s, ensuring both reputability and reliability. Furthermore, APTouring provides quality service and luxury experiences aboard all their ships, bringing an optimal cruise experience to every traveller, as well as a host of perks, benefits and advantages.

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