Christmas Cruise Along the Danube River

 

Vienna Christmas Market

 

 

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Aboard the Arosa Donna

4 Night Short River Cruise From Passau

 

 

DAY 1:Engelhartszell (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: Cruising through Wachau Valley to Vienna

This morning 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: Linz

Arrive in the city of Linz situated at the heart of the Danube. Linz boasts a sizable Old Town rich in culture with numerous museums and festivals. Here you may stroll around town, stopping to buy Christmas presents and inhale the scent of Bratwürstel and mulled wine. The Linz Christmas Markets are a true festive highlight and are held on the city's baroque main square and also in the Volksgarten.

DAY 5: Engelhartszell (Passau) (Disembarkation)

Your cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Passau after breakfast.

Passau to Passau

Day Port Arr Dep Comments
1 Engelhartszell (Passau)   4:00pm Embarkation 2:00pm
2 Wachau Passage (Austria)     All day cruising
  Vienna (Austria) 2:00pm   Optional city tour of Vienna with free time
3     6:30pm Optional tour to Schoenbrunn Palace
4 Linz (Austria) 2:00pm 11:00pm Afternoon and evening to experience Linz
5 Passau (Germany) 7:30am   Disembarkation 8:00am

- subject to changes -

2016 / 2017 Per Person Cruise Only Fares   

Departure Ship Cat (S) Deck 1
Back Deck
Cat (A)
Deck 1
Cat (B)
Deck 3
Panoramic Window
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
17-Nov-16* Arosa Donna $558 $688 $753 $818      
21-Nov-16* Arosa Donna $558 $688 $753 $818      
25-Nov-16* Arosa Donna $558 $688 $753 $818      
29-Nov-16* Arosa Donna $597 $727 $792 $857      
03-Dec-16* Arosa Donna $597 $727 $792 $857      
07-Dec-16* Arosa Donna $597 $727 $792 $857      
11-Dec-16* Arosa Donna $597 $727 $792 $857      
15-Dec-16* Arosa Donna $558 $688 $753 $818      
19-Dec-16* Arosa Donna $558 $688 $753 $818      
                 
25-Nov-17* Arosa Donna $571 $701 $779 $844      
29-Nov-17* Arosa Donna $610 $753 $818 $883      
03-Dec-17* Arosa Donna $610 $753 $818 $883      
07-Dec-17* Arosa Donna $610 $753 $818 $883      
11-Dec-17* Arosa Donna $610 $753 $818 $883      
15-Dec-17* Arosa Donna $571 $701 $779 $844      
19-Dec-17* Arosa Donna $571 $701 $779 $844      

* N0 Single Supplement

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.

 

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Deck 3

Cabins are Cat B with
panorama windows


Deck 2

Cabins are Cat C with 
French doors


Deck 1
4 front cabins 
are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A


- subject to changes -

 

Included Excursions

REGENSBURG – TOUR TO NUREMBERG WITH CHRISTMAS MARKET
Nuremberg was probably founded around the turn of the 11th century, according to the first documentary mention of the city in 1050. Imperial Nuremberg is often referred to as having been the 'unofficial capital' of the Holy Roman Empire, particularly because Reichstage (Imperial Diets) and courts met at Nuremberg Castle. Between 1945 and 1946, German officials involved in the Holocaust and other war crimes were brought before an international tribunal in the Nuremberg Trials. The same courtroom in Nuremberg was the venue of the Nuremberg Military Tribunals, organized by the United States as occupying power in the area. During your scenic drive you will stop at the Military Tribunals and walk through the old part of the city for approx. 1 hour. After some free time, you will return to your A-ROSA cruise ship.

PASSAU – TOUR TO SALZBURG
A 90-minute drive will take you to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. Your first stop is Hohensalzburg Fortress, from which you then continue to the cathedral, the Franciscan church, St. Peter's Monastery, Mozart's birthplace in Getreidegasse, the Residence and its magnificent State Rooms, and the Mirabel Gardens.

You will enjoy lunch, and afterwards you will have some free time in the city center before reembarking your A-ROSA vessel in Linz.
Meals: lunch included
Note: The excursion will begin in Linz and end in Passau on 16.12.2014.

MELK – BENEDICTINE ABBEY MELK
First you travel through the wonderful Wachau scenery and along the Danube to arrive at the Benedictine abbey in Melk. The abbey, enthroned on a 60 m high rocky outcrop above the town and the Danube, is one of the greatest Baroque buildings in Europe. An extensive visit forms the highpoint of your short tour, before you go back on board in Melk.

VIENNA – CITY TOUR AND CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Get to know Vienna's most historically significant sights. The tour takes you along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings, such as the State Opera, the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament Building, the city hall, the university, the stock exchange and past numerous palaces and memorials of famous composers, poets and artists. You travel along the Prater with its big wheel to the Hundertwasser house, to St. Charles's Church and the Viennese Music Association. Finally, you enjoy one of the loveliest views of the former imperial city from the gardens of the Belvedere Palace spending some time on the magnificent Christmas markets.

 

Optional Excursions

REGENSBURG – CITY WALK WITH CATHEDRAL
Welcome to Regensburg, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Anyone walking through the city's streets will perceive its great historical importance and know that this is a place with many stories to tell. There's always something interesting to see or to discover here. Regensburg is endlessly fascinating – and we're sure that, by the end of your tour, you'll agree with us entirely. This walking tour will take you to the historic centre with its wealthy merchants' houses, the Old Town Hall, the Cathedral, the Stone Bridge and the Porta Praetoria.

Price per person: 19,00 EUR

VIENNA – HEURIGER
This experience enables you to really get to know the magic of Vienna at night. Driving at a leisurely pace through the brightly-lit shopping precincts and"Ringstrasse", with its many impressive buildings and monuments, you will experience the unique atmosphere of Vienna by night. The statue of Johann Strauss, the Jet Fountain, the State Opera House, the drive through the historic centre, the Hofburg, the Houses of Parliament, the Town Hall, the Burgtheater and the Votive Church bear witness to the historical importance of this city. To round off the evening, we take you to the traditional "Heurigen" in Grinzing, where you will encounter Viennese jollity and enjoy a glass of wine and a typical Viennese dinner (= small snack with bread and spreads), while listening to musicians playing "Schrammel" music.

Price per person: 45,00 EUR

VIENNA – STRAUSS CONCERT
Vienna is famous for its culture of music and operetta. On this evening, you will enjoy a concert in the Vienna "Kursalon". It will last 90 minutes and is one of the best concerts you can find in Austria. The transfer is included in the rate.

Price per person: 75,00 EUR

VIENNA – SCHÖNBRUNN CASTLE AND CHRISTMAS MARKETS
At the end of the 17th century, Leopold I commissioned Fischer von Erlach to build a prestigious Baroque hunting lodge. In the middle of the 18th century, Maria Theresa, who lived here with her husband, Emperor Francis I and 16 children, had the summer residence converted by Nikolaus Pacassi into the today world-famous Schönbrunn Palace. Its historical importance, beautiful location and magnificent architectural décor all make Schönbrunn one of Vienna's most important sights. Still perfectly preserved today, discover the living quarters of Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) and Emperor Francis Joseph. The tour ends at the Christmas market in front of the castle with hot spiced wine and typical "Krapfen".
Price per person: 45,00 EUR

 

 

2014 Per Person Cruise Only Fares

Departure Category S - Lower Deck aft cabin w/ portholes Category A - Lower Deck cabin w/ portholes Category C - Middle
Deck
cabin w/ french
balcony
Category D - Upper Deck cabin w/ french balcony Jr Suite - Upper Deck cabin w/ french balcony Balcony Suite - Upper Deck cabin w/ balcony and french balcony
12-8-2014 $999 $1,176 $1,299 $1,340 $1,789 $2,350
12-13-2014 $999 $1,176 $1,299 $1,340 $1,789 $2,350

 

BOOK BY SEPTEMBER 25TH AND RECEIVE $100 OFF PER PERSON*
(*1ST AND 2ND PERSON ONLY)

Single Rate is 40% extra on Cat A and 60% on Cat C and D.

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.

VIDEO ON CRUISE LINE

 

 

     
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Single Rate is 40% extra on Cat A and 60% on Cat C and D.

Rate includes cruise and port taxes. Starting in 2014 for cruises between April and October, the regular cruise rate includes 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 need to be pre ordered to assure English language tour guide - pricing between $50 - $100 per person.

Sightseeing excursions are not included and need to be pre-ordered to ensure English language tour guide - pricing between $50-$100 per person per tour.

 

Arosa_Flora4_DP Deck 4
Sun Deck
Arosa_Flora3_DP Deck 3
Cabins are Cat D with
French doors
Jr suite with French doors
Suites with Balcony and French doors
Arosa_Flora2_DP Deck 2
Cabins are Cat C with 
French doors
Arosa_Flora1_DP Deck 1
2 front cabins  are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A