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Danube Christmas Delights

Over the course of 7 nights, guests embark on a festive Viking River Cruise through 4 countries – where they’ll enjoy the privilege of visiting UNESCO sites, the fantastic Gottweig Abbey, the iconic Neuschwanstein Castle and much more.

Enjoy a combination of Yuletide adventures to each port’s unique Christmas Markets, alongside your choice of tours and excursions to cultural hotspots.

Conducting guests through the experience is Viking’s spectacular Danube River Cruise fleet. Each vessel is equipped with a combination of modern comforts and innovative interior design.

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  • Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises
  • Ship: Viking Aegir + 6 more
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Nov 30th - Dec 17th
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Danube Christmas Delights Cruise Itinerary

This festive itinerary features a wealth of opportunities for Christmas spirit, with excursions to the iconic Christmas Markets in Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Linz and Passau. Guests also get to know a range of coveted tourist attractions on a range of included tours, tastings and excursions.

Day 1

Budapest (EMBARK)

Embark your ship in the vibrant Budapest and enjoy its riverside beauty as you settle into your stateroom.

Day 2


Spend the day exploring both sides of the iconic Budapest on a choice of tours, hikes and visitations. Make sure to pay a visit to the Iconic Christmas Market at St. Stephens Basilia.

Day 3


By day, explore the Old Town and pay a visit to Bratislava’s enchanting Christmas Markets – you’ll also have the opportunity to experience a live organ recital.
By night, dine at a brewery house and sample a selection of beers.

Day 4


Spend your time in Vienna on your choice of several offered excursions. Travel like a local on a tour of the city’s sights, visit the Lipizzaner Stallions at a Spanish Riding School, view a Mozart & Strauss Concert and shop at the iconic Christmas Markets on a festive tour.

Day 5

Krems / Wachau Valley (scenic sailing)

Today, enjoy the privilege of visiting the beautiful Gottweig Abbey.
Later, reunite with your ship for a scenic sailing of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley.

Day 6


Explore Linz on an inclusive walking tour. Afterwards, you may wish to visit the Austrian Countryside, the Mauthausen Memorial Site or the UNESCO-designated Český Krumlov Castle complex. Make sure to pay a visit to festive Christmas Markets.

Day 7


Explore Christmas traditions in Passau – watch an Advent wreath demonstration and sample yuletide treats. You may also wish to explore the countryside on a visit to a Bavarian Farm or fly over the iconic Neuschwanstein Castle – inspiration to Walt Disney.

Day 8


After a hearty breakfast, disembark your ship and begin your journey onwards.

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7 Nights
Nov 30th - Dec 17th

Danube Christmas Delights

  • Budapest (EMBARK)
  • Budapest
  • Bratislava
  • Vienna
  • Krems / Wachau Valley (scenic sailing)
  • Linz
  • Passau
  • Passau (DISEMBARK)
£2,245pp Est. Price per person
  • Viking Aegir + 6 more ships  

Danube Christmas Delights Cruise Review

“So many Christmas Markets! I was really spoiled for choice when it came to gifts for my family. This cruise definitely got me into the Christmas spirit, but it was also interesting to go on excursions that weren’t Christmas-related as well; I feel as though I learnt a lot.”

Ben Fletcher, Great Yarmouth

Danube Christmas Delights FAQ

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

Do all of the Danube fleet feature ecologically friendly engines?

Yes, all of the ships available for this cruise feature ecologically friendly hybrid engines that produce less vibrations – resulting in a smoother ride!

How many types of staterooms are available?

From your Standard Stateroom to the extravagant Explorer Suite – each ship features 5 suite categories guests can choose from.

Are there any pre-cruise extensions available?

The Danube Christmas Delights River Cruise features the opportunity for a 2-night pre-cruise extension to Budapest.

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