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VIVA
Passau to Passau-
4 night Danube Advent River Cruise

Find out where along this wonderful Christmas journey the trees seem most festive: In the shade of the omnipresent cathedral in Passau? In the midst of the Christmas magic in Vienna? In the colourful splendour of rustic old building facades in Linz? Or perhaps with a glass of traditional punch in the heart of Bratislava? Eventually you will notice that the Christmas glow is equally radiant and bright in all places where the Danube glitters.

 

Hanseatic Map

 

DAY 1: PASSAU - EMBARKATION

Located in Germany at the confluence of three rivers, the Danube, Inn and Liz, the Bavarian town of Passau has a charm that attracts tourists from far and wide. Rich in history, the town can trace its roots back to the 2nd century AD when it was established as a colony of the Roman Empire. Today, the town boasts superb examples of Gothic and Baroque architecture, including the Cathedral of St. Stephen. Built in 1688, this magnificent cathedral houses one of the world's largest pipe organs and is a major attraction for visitors. Other notable buildings in the town include the Church of St. Michael and Lamberg Palais. With a population of only just over 50,000, Passau is a peaceful town and not at all difficult to get around for visitors. It's certainly worth a visit.

DAY 2: VIENNA

Sitting on the majestic River Danube, Vienna is one of the most culturally-rich cities in Europe. Whether passing through on a river cruise or on a weekend break, there's plenty to soak up in the capital of Austria. The city has long been Europe's spiritual home of classical music and the orchestrations of many of the great names seem to exude from the streets that are packed with magnificent architecture much of which reflects the grandeur of the imperial Hapsburgs. Must-see attractions include the Hofburg Palace, Schloss Schönbrunn, and City Hall. The cultural richness is evident in a clutch of excellent museums such as the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and the modern MUMOK. You can catch a musical performance at the opera house or Musikverein or learn about the "City of Music" at the Hans Der Musik Museum. The Austrian capital has a wonderfully vibrant café scene and it's easy to while away a few hours with a slice of sachertorte and a glass of apricot liqueur alongside an excellent coffee.

DAY 3: BRATISLAVA

Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, lies on the Danube in the west of the country. The city is renowned for its bar and café culture, giving the place a lively feel despite its population of under half a million. Bratislava Castle, rebuilt in the 1950s after a devastating fire over 100 years earlier, lies on the edge of the old town. The city is full of parks and green spaces, with several lakes for people to walk or relax beside. The Old Town Hall dates from the 15th century and is Slovakia's oldest city hall. Nearby is the much more recent Man at Work, a humorous bronze sculpture by Viktor Hulík depicting a man climbing out of a manhole. As the country's capital, the city also contains a wide range of museums and galleries, as well as the National Theatre.

DAY 4: LINZ - CRUISING THE DANUBE

The River Danube changes its direction of flow, due to a bend in the river, in the Austrian city of Linz. Visitors to Linz / Danube will enjoy the Donaupark which forms a part of the city's 'cultural mile'. The park is located between the Brucknerhaus music venue and the Kunstmuseum. The whole city can be viewed from the Pöstlingberg mountain. The 100 year old Pöstlingberg tram provides a comfortable way of reaching the summit. There is a connection from the city's main square. For unique shopping experiences, the Landstrasse offers a selection of vintage boutiques providing previously owned furniture, designer fashions, and jewellery. The Mariendom holds the title of 'largest cathedral', not only in Linz / Danube, but in the whole country. It boasts a capacity of 20,000 worshipers. A visit to Paul's brewpub should provide a great experience for those with a taste for craft-beer. Hearty meals are also available.

DAY 5: PASSAU

Ship arrive about 7am. Disembark after breakfast.

 

 

PASSAU TO PASSAU

Day Port Arr Dep Comments
1 Passau (Germany)   4:00pm Embarkation 1:00pm
2 Vienna (Austria) 1:00pm 11:55pm  
3 Bratislava (Slovakia) 04:00am 1:00pm  
4 Linz (Austria) 09:00am 11:00pm Optional tour or Free Time
5 Passau (Germany) 07:00am    

- subject to changes -

2020 Per Person Cruise Only Fares  

Departure Ship

DBL
Emerald
Deck

DBL
Ruby
Deck
DBL
Jr Suite
Ruby
Deck
DBL
Diamond
Deck
DBL
Jr Suite
Diamond
Deck
29-Nov-20 Tiara $895  $1075 $1185 $1115 $1235
03-Dec-20 Tiara $895  $1075 $1185 $1115 $1235
07-Dec-20 Tiara $895  $1075 $1185 $1115 $1235
11-Dec-20 Tiara $895  $1075 $1185 $1115 $1235
15-Dec-20 Tiara $895  $1075 $1185 $1115 $1235
19-Dec-20 Tiara $895  $1075 $1185 $1115 $1235

 

**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, GRATUITIES, all meals, wine, and a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee, Beer, wine, throughout the day and evening between 10am and midnight. Sightseeing excursions are not included and can be booked onboard.

 

 

Tiara DP