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7 Nights Danube Holiday Markets
Budapest to Passau
December 16, 2018
Uniworld Boutique Cruises SS Maria Theresa
Celebrate the season in the birthplace of many beloved holiday traditions
Budapest has celebrated Christmas for a thousand years, since the reign of St. Stephen, the king who founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity throughout his realm. As you ramble through the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square, admiring the handmade porcelain, stop to watch as kürtos kalács (a pastry) is baked on rods over an open fire and then coated with sugar before it’s handed to you.
In Bratislava, where a lively young art scene is revitalizing the compact city core, stalls abound with traditional Slovakian Christmas items such as medovníky (spiced ginger cookies) and šúpolie (figurines made from corn husks). Experience Uniworld’s exclusive “Taste of Christmas” programme in the heart of Vienna during the day. Follow the lights down the Landstrasse in Linz to the Volksgarten, where you’ll find a fairytale Christmas display—large animated renditions of scenes from fairytales that will entrance the child in you. Or mail a letter from Christkindl, where children from all over the world send their Christmas wish lists.
Glorious baroque architecture, delightful concerts and ravishing scenery will make this Christmas season unforgettable as you sail through the holidays on the Danube.
What we are Including
- 7-night cruise in a french balcony stateroom
- 6 days of fully hosted excursions
- Unlimited beverages
- All transfers on arrival and departure days
- Savings of $1940 per person
- Free Wi-Fi & taxes
Budapest to Passau
DAY 1: Budapest
DAY 2: Budapest
Budapest city tour with Christmas Market
Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour with Christmas Market
DAY 3: Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava
Bratislava walking discovery tour with Christmas Market
DAY 4: Vienna
Exclusive “Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour
“Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum
Vienna city tour with Christmas Market
DAY 5: Krems, Cruising the Wachau Valley
Göttweig Abbey with private organ recital
DAY 6: Linz (Salzburg)
Full-day Salzburg walking discovery tour with Christmas Market
DAY 7: Passau
Passau walking discovery tour with Christmas Market
Bavarian Christmas celebration with dinner in a country barn
DAY 8: Passau (Disembark)
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