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Danube Christmas Markets 2022

Itinerary

Route of the river cruise on the Danube
Route der Flusskreuzfahrt auf der Donau

This is the departure point for your Danube cruise. Our tip: to ensure that you get off to a relaxed start, travel the day before the cruise begins and spend the night at one of our partner hotels. This will allow you to explore the region around Passau, too. And when your ship sets sail for an exciting Danube cruise, you will have already enjoyed your first few adventures.

Vienna has many wonderful places. 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.

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Trips

€ 59

From mid-November to Christmas, some of Vienna’s loveliest plazas are transformed into magical Christmas markets. The fragrance of festive biscuits and hot punch never fails to put visitors in a festive mood. After a drive around the Ringstrasse – the city’s grand circular boulevard where you’ll see many of the best sights – you’ll take a stroll through Vienna’s centre and explore the Christmas markets. You’ll find one of the most attractive ones – the Christkindlmarkt – on the square in front of the Town Hall. There’ll be plenty of time to wander through the narrow passageways between the stalls and look for souvenirs and stocking-fillers before the bus takes you back to the ship.

Price:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 59

In the evening, Vienna unfolds a very special magic. Just the artfully illuminated magnificent buildings that you pass on the Ringstrasse. And then this sea of lights! You can enjoy a breathtaking view of the thousands of twinkling lights from the Kahlenberg. At its foot you will find the wine-growing village of Grinzing. In a typical wine tavern you enjoy the evening with two glasses of wine, delicious snacks and traditional Schrammel music.

Price:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Provisions:

2x ¼ l wine, smal appetizers.

€ 229

Enjoy a nostalgic ride through the beautiful city of Vienna. Discover the city in comfort, protected from the elements in an electrically powered classic car that travels at a maximum speed of 10 km/h. Sit back and relax as you explore the city. After a short taxi ride into the city centre, your tour will begin and you’ll take in sights such as the Hofburg Palace, the Town Hall, the elegant street, Herrengasse and Stephansplatz Square. The classic cars are modelled on originals from the 1920s.

Price:

€ 229 per reservation for max. 5 persons

Duration:

approx. 1.5 h

Transport:

Classic car and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 399

A stay in Vienna would not be complete without a visit to a Heuriger. Although within the city limits, but with a rural character, the picturesque old winegrowing villages also win over the Viennese. On a private excursion for up to 5 people, we take you to a Heuriger. During a guided tour through the wine cellar, tasting is not to be missed. Enjoy a relaxed stay, with a cosy atmosphere, delicious wine and typical specialities such as house bread with Liptauer, Grammelschmalz and cheese.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for up to 5 people

Duration:

approx. 4,5 h

Transport:

Minivan and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 449

Experience the special magic and calmness that alpacas exude on people. After getting to know each other, halter your companion and set off in the direction of sky meadows. As you walk across country lanes and meadows, you can enjoy a wonderful panorama and discover that the sky meadows live up to their name. During a short rest, you can fortify yourself and your alpaca friends and watch them graze. Enjoy the tranquillity before walking along woods to the end of the hike. Say goodbye to your new friends before heading back to the ship.

Price:

€ 449 per reservation for up to 5 people

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Minvan and by foot

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 729

Experience a very special experience in Vienna: a ride on a Viennese Fiaker (horse-drawn carriage) through the beautiful city centre. Let yourself be pampered with culinary delights during the trip and enjoy a three-course menu, served by your personal butler. The Viennese Fiaker have been specially rebuilt for this unique experience, so that you can comfortably enjoy the menu, champagne and wine during the ride. Listen to the horse's hooves on the cobblestone and watch many Viennese sights passing by.

Price:

€ 729 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 1.5 h

Transport:

Viennese Fiaker and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Provisions:

3-course menu, aperitif and wine accompaniment included

Dinner im Wiener Fiaker
€ 329

When visiting Vienna, the coffee houses should not be left out. On a private tour you will experience the Viennese coffeehouse culture and everything that goes with it. Where does the delicious coffee come from, what roasts and varieties are used, and what is the celebration of coffee making all about? Trace the spirit of the old literati and artists and send your sense of taste on a journey of pleasure through the world of coffee in three of Vienna's best-known and most popular coffee houses.

Price:

€ 329 je Reservierung für max. 5 Personen

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Car and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 299

Do you fancy spending the whole day following in the footsteps of Empress Elisabeth, also known as Sisi? Or would you prefer to sample a bit of Viennese coffee-house culture, do a spot of shopping, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and then maybe head over to Danube Island? You decide exactly what you’ll do, always confident that you’re in good hands. Your personal tour guide will help you to explore Vienna exactly as you wish.

Price:

€ 299 per reservation for max. 5 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 369

Had an idea for a special tour? Your private people carrier for up to five people will take you to the exact sights that you want to see. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 369 per reservation for max. 5 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

minivan and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 329

Would you like to explore Vienna by yourself? Your private car for up to two people will take you to the exact sights that you want to see. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 329 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

car and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

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.

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Trips

€ 69

When the lights illuminate the streets at Christmas, Bratislava has a very different atmosphere. There are numerous stalls all over the city selling typical specialities, handmade jewellery and much more. Take the City Express for a leisurely ride to the city's landmark, Bratislava Castle. Enjoy the view over the old town and a visit of the castle. To really get into the Christmas spirit, visit a church where a small concert of Christmas carols awaits you. Afterwards, walk through the old town past the beautifully decorated stalls and enjoy a delicious mulled wine and Christmas pastries.

Price:

€ 69 per person

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

city express and by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 429

Booking a private people carrier will ensure that you travel through the city in comfort, whether you choose to visit Castle Hill, the old town or the UFO restaurant with its observation deck. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish. Enjoy getting to know the fantastic city of Bratislava on a tour that’s as individual as you are.

Price:

€ 429 per reservation for max. 5 persons

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

people carrier and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Panorama über Bratislava
€ 299

A stroll through the city centre followed by a walk up to the castle to enjoy the views and, last but not least, a spot of window shopping at the Eurovea shopping centre. It’s up to you to decide what you’ll do. Your personal tour guide is very familiar with Bratislava and will show you the best sights and attractions.

Price:

€ 299 per reservation for max. 5 persons

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Bratislava individuell entdecken
€ 399

Would you like to go on a customised tour with your partner or travel companion? Your driver will take you to various sights and attractions including Castle Hill. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

car and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

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!

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Trips

€ 22

Linz has a long history. The capital of Upper Austria with its approx. 200,000 inhabitants is first mentioned in the second century as a Roman Lentia. The main square is surrounded by houses with baroque facades and beautiful Renaissance courtyards. Discover the town hall from the 15th century and the Feichtingerhaus from the 18th century. On your walk through Linz you will see the grand official Landhaus in Renaissance style as well as the Mozarthaus. The Old Cathedral, which was the Diocese of Linz' until 1909, was the work of the famous organist Anton Bruckner. Linz was the European Capital of Culture in 2009 - let yourself be inspired by this vibrant city.

Price:

€ 22 per person

Duration:

approx. 1.5 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Kulturträchtiges Linz
€ 55

Get to know a different side of Upper Austria's capital on this evening excursion. Experience a little play of lights when the Ars Electronica, the "Museum of the Future", and the Lentos Art Museum are illuminated. From the Pöstlingberg, the sea of lights stretches out before your feet. Past the Trinity Column and the Mozart House in Linz, we return to the ship.

Price:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 1.5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Leicht

€ 299

Explore the diversity of the Danube city of Linz with your private English-speaking tour guide and design the tour according to your wishes. From the impressive architecture on the main square to a hike to the Pöstlingberg and exciting discoveries in the museums, there are no limits to your choices.

Price:

€ 299 per reservation for up to 5 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 359

Drive relaxed from A to B with your private minivan and explore the diversity of Linz, the city on the Danube. For example, let us take you to the top of the Pöstlingberg and enjoy a fantastic view! Design the programme according to your wishes.

Price:

€ 359 per reservation for up to 5 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

minivan

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 329

Explore the Danube city of Linz in a very relaxed way for two with your private car. Between culture, nature and industry, Linz has a lot to offer. You determine the programme and we implement it for you. A private English-speaking tour guide can be booked on request.

Price:

€ 329 per reservation for up to 2 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Your exciting Danube cruise ends in today, but your wonderful memories will last forever. Before you start your journey home, use the day to take a further look around Passau and explore the city. Stroll to the three Rivers Conjunction Point and enjoy the view. See you soon and Ahoy!

A-ROSA Premium all inclusive

Enjoy your most beautiful time with maximum comfort and with the all-round carefree package: A-ROSA Premium all inclusive.

Your desired cabin? Voilà! Sauna, fitness area, pool? Always at your service! Top culinary menus? Enjoy your meal! Attractive discounts on all massage and beauty treatments? Of course! Plus all transfers and many other benefits that will always put a smile on your face, while you have nothing to do but think about your next wish.

  • FullboardPlus: extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, additional embarkation snack and tea and coffee hour. On many cruises, seasonal supplements such as a midnight snack
  • 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. Also besides the lunch and dinner hours. Exceptions are specialities subject to surcharges and champagne.
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management on our international ships
  • Free use of the on-board facilities such as sauna and fitness room
  • Transfer between railway station¹ or airport² and ship
  • 15% discount on treatments in our SPA-ROSA
  • Bathroom amenities and bathrobe in the cabin
  • On-board entertainment
  • Port charges
  • many other services

¹ Guests receive an extra voucher, valid for day of embarkation or disembarkation in Cologne and Engelhartszell. The transfer in Paris and Lyon is only included when booking the train tickets through A-ROSA.

² The transfer is included when booking the flight through A-ROSA. You will receive an extra voucher with your travel documents.

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 30 Apr 2022 for dates from March to September 2022 or until 31 Aug 2022 for dates from October 2022 to January 2023 and you will benefit from our attractive Early Booking Discount (limited contingent).

  • Varied gourmet buffets with regional and seasonal specialities
  • Live cooking à la minute
  • No seating or dress code; last but not least, free table times ensure a relaxed atmosphere among the guests
  • A wine list adapted to the region
  • Indoor and outdoor restaurant as well as barbecue buffet on the sun deck of selected ships

Choose exactly the cabin you like. If available, we will book your desired cabin with cabin number.

Dates & Prices

Arrival & Hotel

Outbound & Return flight; e.g. with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, KLM, Swiss

From various German airports an Zurich to Vienna, incl. transfer Airport – Ship – Airport (incl. taxes).

Flights from € 299 per person

ONEWAY FLIGHT FROM/TO BUCHAREST FOR DANUBE DELTA CRUISES

For our Danube Delta cruises from and to Oltenita the flight from/to Frankfurt/Main, Munich and Düsseldorf airport is included in the travel price.

Flights from many other German airports or Zurich and Vienna from € 69 per person.

By train to Passau or Vienna

Train operated by Deutsche Bahn from all German train stations to Passau from € 159 per person or to Viennafrom € 259 per person.

(Return / 2nd Class)

Arrive on your own - and park safely!

If you plan your arrival individually, we offer you a parking space in a guarded car park for the length of your cruise.

Price from € 42 per car (Passau/ fenced parking lot)
Price from € 47 per car (Passau/ roofed parking space)

Price from € 37 per car (Engelhartszell/ fenced parking lot)
Price from € 47 per car (Engelhartszell/ roofed parking space)

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA BELLA

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A-ROSA BELLA

A-ROSA DONNA

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A-ROSA DONNA

A-ROSA MIA

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A-ROSA MIA

A-ROSA FLORA

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A-ROSA FLORA