Christmas Cruise Along the Danube River
Aboard the Arosa Donna
4 Night Short River Cruise From Passau
DAY 1:Passau (Embarkation)
Passau is a picturesque city located on a peninsula where the Inn and the Ilz join the Danube. The predominantly Baroque city has always been shaped by historical events. Its tourist attractions reflect its rich history. Passau is also called the "gateway to the Black Sea". Arrive in Passau and board the A-Rosa Donna this afternoon. Settle into your cabin and explore the range of amenities before setting sail at around 4pm. Enjoy your first dinner on board as the ship makes her way towards the Austrian border.
DAY 2: Durnstein and Cruising through Wachau Valley to Vienna
The morning is spent in the charming tow of Durnstein - known for it's wine and apricot products - such as apricot liquor, chocolate covered apricots, apricot kernals and chocolate covered apricot kernals.
This afternoon the ship cruises through the scenic Wachau region to the west of Vienna.
Vienna, the capital of Austria, is known as the city on the blue Danube, but today the main river is actually detached from the inner city and only the Danube Channel runs through the city. Vienna is still one of Europe's most seductive cities, however, and is worth a visit not just for its incomparable cultural treasures, the pomp and elegance of former glory, but also for its traditional coffee houses.
Arrive in Vienna this afternoon where you can explore Vienna’s prettiest squares which are transformed into magical Christmas markets. The aroma of Christmas bakery items and hot punch creates a wonderful Christmas atmosphere. You also join a number of optional excursions including a sightseeing tour of the city to see the famous Ringstrasse, the State Opera, Hofburg Palace and the Belvedere Palace.
DAY 3: Vienna
The ship will remain in Vienna today where you may continue enjoying the advent markets or perhaps join an optional sightseeing tour of Schoenbrunn Palace or spend some time in one of the many elegant cafes for which the city is known. The A-Rosa Donna departs Vienna in the evening.
DAY 4: Melk
Arrive in the city of Melk for a short visit, faous for it's Abbey.
DAY 5: Passau (Disembarkation)
Your cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Passau after breakfast.
Passau to Passau
|1||Passau Engelhartszell (Austria)||5:00pm||Embarkation 3:00pm|
|Wachau Passage (Austria)||Afternoon Cruising|
|Vienna (Austria)||7:30pm||Optional city tour of Vienna with free time|
|3||10:00pm||Optional tour to Schoenbrunn Palace|
|4||Melk (Austria)||10:00am||2:00pm||Optional excursion|
|5||Passau (Germany)||7:00am||Disembarkation 8:00am|
- subject to changes -
2018 Per Person Cruise Only Fares
|Departure||Ship||Cat (S) Deck 1
|Cat (C) Deck 2 French Doors||Cat (D) Deck 3 French Doors||Cat (E) Deck 3 Jr Suite with French Doors||Cat (F) Deck 3 Balcony Suite|
**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and German,
and an international cruise host on board.**
REGULAR Rate includes: cruise and port taxes, listed INCLUDED excursions, and a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.
Sightseeing excursions are not included and can be booked onboard.
Cabins are Cat B with
Cabins are Cat C with
4 front cabins
are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A