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Riviera Travel The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets River Cruise
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  • Location
    Hungary , Europe
  • Board Basis
    Full Board
  • Duration
    6 Days
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Riviera Travel The Danube's Imperial Cities and Yuletide Markets River Cruise

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Enjoy a guided tour of Budapest, Hungary's intriguing capital and imperial city of two halves spanning the river Danube, as well as a breathtaking cruise through the Danube Bend in all its wintry glory. On this guided tour of Bratislava, Slovakia's fast-emerging capital, enjoy the atmospheric marketplaces of the city's charming baroque old town, which has been lovingly restored to its former glory.

After a guided tour of the grand imperial city of Vienna, seeing the main sights at this spectacular time of the year, explore some of the capital’s traditional markets with their huge range of inspirational gifts and tempting Christmas fayre. Relax on board and enjoy the stunning river views on our return to Budapest to explore further and soak up the lovely festive ambience of its seasonal markets.


Cruise Highlights

- Visit the festive markets of Vienna and Bratislava
- Enjoy a kaleidoscope of wintery scenery along the Danube

What's Included

- 5nts on board a 5-star ship
- Return flights & transfers
- 3 visits and tours
- Full Board dining
- Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
- Complimentary on-board wi-fi
- Services of an Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
- All port charges and airport taxes
- Checked luggage


Day 1 - Arrival in Budapest
Fly to Budapest where you'll transfer to the cruise ship. The ship is moored overnight so you have the chance to start exploring the city before dinner.

Day 2 - Budapest

In the morning, take a guided tour seeing the city's main sights, including the iconic Parliament Building. There's also free time to explore on your own, whether that means visiting a museum or wandering through the markets. Head back to the ship for lunch, with the ship beginning its journey to Bratislava. Navigate the spectacular Danube Bend, taking in the Christmas card scenery.  


Day 3 - Bratislava

During breakfast, the ship arrives in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. This morning, you'll discover more of the city's history, seeing the main sights and visiting a number of churches to see their traditional Christmas cribs. Then spend some free time wandering through the city. Or join an optional excursion to Slovensky Grob, where you'll visit a typical Slovak chalet for some wine tasting.

Day 4 - Vienna

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour seeing the main sights. After lunch back on board the ship, there's plenty of time to explore more of the markets. Return to the ship for the Captain's Dinner. 

Day 5 - Budapest

Spend a relaxing morning onboard the ship, taking advantage of its excellent facilities. After lunch, the ship docks in Budapest, which you'll have the afternoon free to explore. 

Day 6 - Return home
This morning at the appropriate time, you will be taken to the airport for your flight home.

Ships Available

MS William Wordsworth

 MS Thomas Hardy

Useful Information
  • Currencies: Euro, Forint
  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Languages: German, Hungarian
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Austria, Hungary


Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Hungary or Austria however must have a valid passport.

Transfer Times*

All transfer times listed here are approximate*

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Budapest Airport Budapest 45 mins
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