7Nights

Danube Enchanting New Year's 2025

Silvester in Budapest mit A-ROSA
Winterliche Donaulandschaft
Silvesterurlaub mit A-ROSA

Highlights of the Danube Cruise

The old year ends like the new one begins: With a new outlook.

From Passau to Cruising Day, Budapest, Vienna, Dürnstein and Linz to Passau.

What do you think about on New Year’s Eve? About the year just gone? Or about what might lie ahead in the new one? In Vienna, the main thing you think is “Wow!”. Because at midnight, the Ferris wheel in the Prater pales in comparison to the fireworks shooting up into the sky. Fountains of fire, torrents of stars, blazes of gold and explosions of colour welcome the new year, and Vienna invites you to dance. But this imperial city is not the only breathtaking city on the Danube. “Budapest is like Paris without the perfume”, is how the people of Budapest describe their city. You can see why. The stunning Baroque buildings, the picturesque narrow streets with their little boutiques and cafés, and in the middle of it all the Danube inviting you for a relaxing drink at the end of the day – all of this recalls the city on the Seine. What’s different is that there’s a little crumbling here and there, and the metro is a little rickety. But who cares? As you continue on in a westward direction, you can reflect on the year gone by and the year to come. As you do so, the Wachau valley – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – glides by, its precious vineyards resting under a thin blanket of snow, preparing for a successful year ahead. A bit like you in the SPA-ROSA.

Budapest

Budapest

On one bank of the Danube is hilly Buda with its Fisherman’s Bastion and Castle Hill; on the other, there’s flat Pest with its House of Parliament. These two beautiful districts couldn’t be more different. Perhaps that’s why it took until 1873 for the two cities on opposite sides of the river to merge and form Budapest.

Winterliches Wien

Vienna

The bells of St. Stephen's Cathedral are ringing in the New Year with a powerful and melodious ring. And at the Prater, fireworks ignite to amaze your eyes. There's no doubt about it: Happy New Year! And while couples sway to the beat of a waltz on the so-called New Year's Eve Trail right across the city centre, there is also cheering, toasting and dancing on board the A-ROSA until the early morning. But this trip is more than just a New Year's Eve gala.

Linz

Linz

Baroque facades, numerous churches and, at the centre, the river. As you can see, it’s possible to describe Linz, Austria’s largest port city, in a single sentence. But that would be doing it an injustice, since there’s a whole lot more to Linz than buildings and water. In recent years, this former industrial hub has morphed into a European cultural stronghold. No matter whether it’s theatre, cinema, art or music, there’s both great demand and great support for culture here. The city also provides magnificent views – particularly in the evening – from the pilgrimage church on the Pöstlingberg hill.

Itinerary

Map: Danube Enchanting New Year's 2025
Map: Danube Enchanting New Year's 2025

Passau is the departure point for your exciting Danube cruise. A university city, it combines old-town charm and ecclesiastical history with a young, modern vibe. As the ship departs, enjoy the thrill of heading off along the Danube for the first time – and look forward to your cruise, with its many experiences, picturesque natural scenery and magnificent towns and cities. Welcome aboard!

Flusskreuzfahrten ab Passau

During your cruising day, enjoy watching the scenery drift by as you look forward to the next towns and cities. Our tip: the SPA-ROSA is a great place to unwind and pamper yourself during your day on the river.

A-ROSA Wellness Flusskreuzfahrten

Do you know how many bridges Budapest has? There are seven in total – and they span the river between the neighbourhoods Buda and Pest. The most well known is probably the Széchenyi Chain Bridge. Take a look at Budapest’s imposing structures for yourself as you cruise down the Danube. And if you go out onto the sun deck of your A-ROSA ship, you’ll also have an unobstructed view of Budapest’s famous parliament building. The perfect way to experience a stunning city.

Städtereise nach Budapest mit A-ROSA

This is a real highlight of your Danube cruise: Vienna, the capital of Austria with that extra-special something. The locals sound as though they are singing when they speak, and it is customary for certain business owners to address their regular customers with their full title. That’s just the way things are done here. With its wealth of museums, galleries, palaces and castles, plus the state opera and many theatres, the city enjoys a lively cultural scene all year-round. The Viennese are proud of their city – and rightly so!

Karlskirche in Wien besuchen

Ob Ringstraße, Stephansdom oder das Riesenrad im Prater - Wien hat auch für Ihren zweiten Tag noch viel zu bieten. Besuchen Sie doch ein gemütliches Kaffeehaus und erleben Sie die echte Wiener Kaffeekultur. Auch das Schloss Schönbrunn lädt zum Verweilen ein. Die schöne Barockanlage zählt zum UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe und überzeugt dabei auch mit moderner Technik: Ein aufwendiger Virtual-Reality-Film lässt die Besucher die Geschichte des Schlosses neuerleben. 

Karlskirche in Wien besuchen

Vienna

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Nach Wien bedeutet vor Dürnstein: Morgens noch den Sonnenaufgang auf dem Deck der A-ROSA Bella oder Riva genossen, geht es für Sie auf direktem Weg zum nächsten Ziel! 

Karlskirche in Wien besuchen

Dürnstein

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Dürnstein is one of the most famous tourist destinations along the Austrian Danube. Experience how the beauty of the wine terraces meets the tradition of medieval architecture. The English King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in the ruins of Dürnstein Castle in the 12th century - a destination not be missed. 

Dürnstein

Your Danube cruise is the perfect opportunity to get to know the Austrian city of Linz. It offers an exciting mix of cultural attractions and true works of art. You’ll discover a modern, cosmopolitan city whose diversity, design and creativity really make it stand out. And no visit to Linz would be complete without a trip to a cafe to sample its specialities, such as the famous Linzer Torte.

Spaziergang Linz

Passau is the departure point for your exciting Danube cruise. A university city, it combines old-town charm and ecclesiastical history with a young, modern vibe. As the ship departs, enjoy the thrill of heading off along the Danube for the first time – and look forward to your cruise, with its many experiences, picturesque natural scenery and magnificent towns and cities. Welcome aboard!

Flusskreuzfahrten ab Passau

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 many other benefits that will always put a smile on your face, while you have nothing to do but think about your next wish.

  • Full BoardPlus: Comprehensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with live-cooking stations, embarkation snack, as well as daily tea and coffee time
  • Dinner: Choice between a la carte and buffet-style dinner¹
  • High-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, water, soft drinks, beer, prosecco, as well as a selection of wines
  • A-ROSA Best Price and Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 31 July 2024 for cruises from March – October 2025 and bookings made until 30 November 2024 for cruises until January 2026.
  • A-ROSA travel cancellation insurance for cruises 2025 when booking until 30 November 2024
  • Kids up to 15 years of age cruise for free on deck 1²
  • One free change of reservation up to 30 days before departure
  • Comprehensive service concept with Guest Relations Management
  • Varied onboard entertainment for cruises of 7 nights or more with local performers
  • Special & Event Cruises on selected departures
  • Room service in every cabin grade (during bar hours)³
  • A-ROSA App with information about your cruise
  • Special prices for additional services on board, e.g. SPA treatments, workshops⁴
  • Free e-bikes for independent exploration, subject to availability³
  • Free WiFi (excluding streaming services)
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management
  • Transfer between airport or TGV train station and ship when arrival is booked through A-ROSA⁶
  • Toiletries as well as bathrobes on request
  • Ship transfers

 

¹ A-ROSA SENA: An a la carte dinner will be available at the SENA GRILL for a surcharge. | A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA & A-ROSA CLEA: served main course at dinner. 
² Children up to and including 15 years of age travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one (two in Cat. G) supervising adult on Deck 1. From Deck 2 children receive a 30 % discount. Furthermore, children up to 7 years of age accompanied by 2 supervising adults can use a sofa bed free of charge on the A-ROSA SENA in categories B - D. On the A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA & A-ROSA CLEA children accompanied by at least one supervising adult receive a 30 % discount. The children’s discount is only valid for the cruise itself. Limited availabilities on all cruises.
³Except A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA and A-ROSA CLEA
⁴ Except A-ROSA ALEA and A-ROSA CLEA
⁵ If a flight or TGV booking is made through A-ROSA, the transfer is included. You will receive the relevant details with your travel information.

PLEASE NOTE: Transfer between railway station and ship on the Danube & Rhine can be booked for an additional fee

Book your trip with the Premium All-Inclusive package until 29 February 2024 for cruises from March – October 2025 or until 31 August 2024 for cruises until January 2026, and you will benefit from our attractive Best Price an Early Booking Discount (limited contingent).

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

Dates & Prices

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

A-ROSA Donau Aussenkabine S

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

A-ROSA Donna Kabine mit Zusatzbett

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

[Translate to English:] Kabine A Bella mit Zusatzbett

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with panorama window. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Donaukreuzfahrt Kabine A-ROSA

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Donaukreuzfahrt A-ROSA Kabine

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

A-ROSA Donau Aussenkabine S

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

A-ROSA Donaukreuzfahrt Zusatzbett

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin with panorama window. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, fly screen, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Donaukreuzfahrt Kabine A-ROSA

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, fly screen, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Donaukreuzfahrt A-ROSA Kabine

Arrival & hotel

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA BELLA

Donaukreuzfahrten durch die Wachau

A-ROSA RIVA

A-ROSA Donau