Vienna during Christmas season
Danube Christmas Markets River Cruise
Vienna during Christmas season
Cityscape Vienna | Credit: Österreich Werbung/ Julius Silver
Bratislava | Credit: A-ROSA

Danube Christmas Markets River Cruise (Tour code: 13987)

Starts and Ends
in Engelhartszell
Travel Periods
07 Dec 24
Travel Style
Explore Austria's Christmas markets on a scenic river cruise from Engelhartszell, indulging in festive treats and traditional crafts.


Stay aboard A-ROSA DONNA and savour the beauty of the Christmas market on an unforgettable 4-night river cruise. 

Visit Vienna during Christmas for its enchanting markets, offering a magical atmosphere, delicious treats, and unique handcrafted gifts amidst the city's stunning architecture

Enjoy delightful buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Experience Bratislava's Christmas charm with its festive markets, traditional Slovakian delights, and historic old town adorned in seasonal splendour.

Explore Engelhartszell, an enchanting Austrian village with a collegiate church and Cistercian monastery

Entire Bonus

Super Early Booking Discount for bookings made until 31 May 2024!

15 % discount on treatments in our SPA-ROSA

Free e-bikes for independent exploration

Complimentary room service in every cabin category

5 days
AUD 1,280
per person, twin share
Travelling with kids? Read more 
All services are subject to availability.


Embark on a festive 4-night river cruise from Engelhartszell, meandering through the enchanting landscapes along the Danube River to Vienna, Bratislava, and Linz, before returning to Engelhartszell. Immerse yourself in the magical ambiance of Christmas as you explore vibrant markets adorned with twinkling lights and fragrant with the aroma of mulled wine and traditional treats. In Vienna, marvel at the grandeur of City Hall's market and the imperial charm of Schönbrunn Palace's festivities, whilst in Bratislava, wander through the quaint Old Town, discovering unique crafts and local delights. Linz offers its own delights, where you can indulge in Linzer torte whilst admiring the festive decorations. Throughout your journey, let the spirit of the season envelop you as you create cherished memories on this magical holiday adventure

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4 nights in an outside cabin "S" on board A-ROSA DONNA
Bathroom amenities in the cabin
FullboardPlus: extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, additional embarkation snack and tea and coffee hour.
High-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beers, sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks
Free use of the on-board facilities such as sauna and fitness room
On-board entertainment

Day 1 Engelhartszell (Passau)

This location serves as the starting point for your Danube cruise. We recommend arriving a day prior to embarkation to ensure a smooth and relaxed beginning.

Embarkation starts at 5.00pm to start your river cruise through the beautiful Christamas Markets.

Overnight stay in an outside cabin "S" on board A-ROSA DONNA.


Engelhartszell (Passau)

Day 2 Vienna

Vienna has many wonderful places to be explored. On probably each sparkles another Christmas market and entices with the smell of cinnamon, punch and sweet specialties! Christmas music plays everywhere, and traditional handicrafts tempt you to store against an imperial backdrop. And between all the lively excitement: time to just let yourself drift.

Otherwise, we can organise private or shared excursions (extra cost) to visit the Viennese Coffee Houses, the local Christmas market and the many sightseeing of the city.

You will be sailing from Vienna at 11.30pm aboard the A-ROSA DONNA.

Overnight stay in an outside cabin "S" on board A-ROSA DONNA.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Bratislava

Directly at the border triangle with Austria and Hungary, on the southwestern border of Slovakia, lies the capital Bratislava, the largest city in the country. The traces of the Austrian-Hungarian dual monarchy are omnipresent in the old town. A leisurely life between baroque and rococo, palaces and palisades, art and coffee houses. Enjoy your day individually in christmassy Bratislava.

Alternatively, we can arrange private or group excursions (additional fee apply) to explore the nearby Christmas markets.

You will be sailing from Vienna at 1.00pm aboard the A-ROSA DONNA.

Overnight stay in an outside cabin "S" on board A-ROSA DONNA.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Linz

During your cruise on the Danube you can get to know the Austrian city of Linz. Here it tingles with culture and true art treasures. At Christmas time, Linz is particularly impressive with its diverse range of Christmas markets. Get in the mood for Christmas at the Christkindlmarkt - simply wonderful!

Alternatively, we can arrange private or group excursions (additional fee apply) to explore the nearby Christmas markets.

You will be sailing from Vienna at 10.00pm aboard the A-ROSA DONNA.

Overnight stay in an outside cabin "S" on board A-ROSA DONNA.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Engelhartszell (Passau)

Your exciting Danube cruise ends in today, but your wonderful memories will last forever.


Additional information

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  • Please be aware that this river cruise also offers weekly departures. Kindly contact our team to inquire about the pricing details.
  • Please note that this product is not part of our flexible booking policy as the supplier terms and conditions apply. Our team will advise of the exact booking conditions at the time of booking.
  • No seating or dress code; last but not least, free table times ensure a relaxed atmosphere among the guests.


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