River Cruise by Europe Danube River
8 days 1150€
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A Christmas river cruise on the Danube is a wonderful way to experience the holiday season and enjoy the beauty of Old Europe. The Danube River is known for its stunning landscapes and historic cities, which make for a magical backdrop during the Christmas festivities.

Sipping a cup of mulled wine while cruising along the Danube sounds delightful. Mulled wine is a traditional Christmas drink made with red wine, spices, and citrus fruits, often served warm. It's a popular beverage during the holiday season and adds a cozy touch to the cruise experience.

Taking a ride on ice skates on the open-air rinks is a fantastic way to embrace the winter spirit. Many cities along the Danube set up temporary ice rinks during the Christmas season, providing a fun activity for both locals and visitors. Ice skating surrounded by beautiful architecture and festive decorations is an enchanting experience that adds an extra touch of magic to your holiday adventure.

In addition to these activities, you can also explore the charming Christmas markets that adorn the cities along the Danube. These markets are known for their stalls selling handmade crafts, local delicacies, and unique Christmas decorations. They provide a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, purchase gifts, and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Overall, a Christmas river cruise on the Danube promises a memorable and enchanting experience. From the scenic beauty of the river to the festive traditions and activities, it's a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season and create lasting memories.


Departure From Arrival From Price From Reserve
20-12-2023 Vienna 27-12-2023 Vienna 1150.00€ RESERVE
27-12-2023 Vienna 03-01-2024 Vienna 1455.00€ RESERVE


Duration 8 days
Departure date 20-12-2023 | 27-12-2023 |
Cities Vienna, Melk, Dürnstein, Budapest, Esztergom, Bratislava
Rivers Danube

INCLUDED: accommodation in outside cabins; full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day; welcome aperitif (limited hours); 5 o'clock tea with pastries or midnight aperitif; live music; welcome and farewell cocktail with one drink included; Captain's dinner; special Christmas or New Year's Eve dinner with a glass of sparkling wine; luggage storage on board.    

NOT INCLUDED: drinks not mentioned; individual transfers; flights; port and tourist taxes (75€/pax/cruise);  insurance; tips (50€ pax/cruise); wi-fi; laundry service; minibar.   

TOUR PACKAGE  (min. 10 pax): 

Budapest city tour

City tour of Vienna

City tour of Bratislava

OPTIONAL TRANSFERS (from/to Vienna airport):

1-2 persons: 80 eur/trip

3-5 persons: 99 eur/trip

6-9 persons: 295 eur/trip

Important: maximum waiting time at the airport - 1h. In case of delays, missed flights or lost luggage, please inform Crucemundo on the emergency number. After 1 hour from the scheduled arrival of the flight, if passengers do not meet the driver, the transfer will be considered cancelled without refund.

BEVERAGE PACKAGE: not available. 

POSSIBILITY TO CHOOSE A CONCRETE CABIN NUMBER: 50 eur/cabin. Otherwise, numbers will be assigned randomly.

Day 1
Boarding at the river port from 16:00 (Nussdorf area). Accommodation in cabins. Overnight stopover. Overnight on board.
Day 2
Full board on board. After breakfast, optional panoramic sightseeing tour of the most important sights of the Austrian capital: the Opera House, the City Hall, the Parliament, the Burgtheater and the splendid Hofburg Imperial Palace. In the afternoon, enjoy the city at your own pace or join another wonderful optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Imperial House of Austria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, the ship will leave the Austrian capital and sail in the direction of Melk. Overnight on board.
Day 3
Full board on board. Today we will arrive in Melk, a small town in the heart of the impressive Wachau Valley. It is world famous for the Benedictine Abbey perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river. At noon, the boat sails to Dürnstein where we arrive after lunch. Dürnstein is a charming village in the heart of the winding Wachau Valley with a medieval castle. From the quay you can walk directly to the historic town centre through the medieval town gates and up to the Prangerplatz. From here you have a beautiful view over the ruins of the castle, famous as the place where Richard the Lionheart was supposedly imprisoned. In the afternoon, enjoy the scenery of the wonderful Wachau Valley as we cruise towards Budapest. Overnight on board.
Day 4
Full board on board. At dinner time, we will arrive in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Enjoy a stroll through the city by night. Overnight stopover. Overnight on board.
Day 5
Full board on board. Budapest is divided by the mighty Danube into two parts: traditional "Buda" and cosmopolitan "Pest". Optional guided tour of the most important sights of the Hungarian capital: the Parliament, the Opera House, Heroes' Square, the Market Place, the Chain Bridge and the Fisherman's Bastion with its spectacular views over the city. Overnight on board. Between 23:00 and 01:00 the ship will be on manoeuvres. Departure to Esztergom at 04:00.
Day 6
Full board on board. Early in the morning we will arrive in Esztergom, the ancient Hungarian capital. It is a small town of 28,000 inhabitants about 45 kilometres from Budapest, famous for housing the largest basilica in the country (larger than St. Stephen's Basilica in the capital), 118 metres high and 49 metres wide, which took 47 years to build. It was inaugurated in 1869. It is now the seat of the Catholic Church in Hungary. Esztergom was the capital of Hungary between the 10th and 13th centuries before moving to Buda. In the early afternoon we set sail for Bratislava. Overnight on board (On 25/12 and 01/01 the Basilica will be closed).
Day 7
Full board on board. Our optional guided tour offers you a sightseeing tour of this imperial city. You will see, among other fascinating sights, the National Theatre, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, the old town hall and the impressive rock fortress. In the afternoon we sail to Vienna. In the evening, Captain's dinner. Overnight on board.
Day 8
Disembarkation after breakfast. End of our services.

Ship MS "Fidelio"

Technical Details

Launched - 1995, Holland | Complete renovation - 2012 | Length - 110 m. | Beam - 11.4 m. | Draft - 1.35 m. | Passenger capacity - 146 pax. | Voltage - 220 V. | Official currency on board - EUR. *Vessel classification has been given at our own discretion


Restaurant, 3 bars, wellness area with sauna, jacuzzi and fitness area & swimming pool. Easily accessible medical services on land. All meals are served in the cozy restaurant "Panorama". You will be attended by a friendly and highly professional team. Payments can be made in Euros or with credit cards (Visa/Mastercard). Smoking is prohibited on board the ship, except on the Sun Deck.


All cabins (approx. 14 m²) are exterior, comfortable and tastefully decorated and have shower/WC, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, telephone, safe, individually controlled heating/air conditioning. The windows of the Lower Deck cabins are fixed and cannot be opened. The Main Deck cabins have opening panoramic windows, and the Upper Deck cabins have French balconies. All double beds can be separated. Staterooms 353, 354, 359 and 360 on the Upper Deck have bathtubs instead of showers.