PICTURE-PERFECT CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Get your Christmas off to a magical start on this wonderful A-ROSA river cruise along the Austrian stretch of the Danube. The Premium Inclusive A-ROSA experience is designed to offer choice, comfort and quality in a fun, casual-yet-stylish way. Enjoy gourmet buffet dining with live cooking stations, cocktails or other drinks from the bars on board and special discounts on treatments at the on-board spa. There’ll be festive specials and activities on offer, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the ship and bottled water, toiletries and bathrobes in your cabin.
Sail through the spectacular Wachau Valley to Vienna, where you’ll find the elegant buildings and streets festooned with decorations and strung with festive lights. After a day and a half in the Austrian capital, perhaps spent exploring the Christmas markets of Spittelburg and on the Freyung, you’ll head to cosmopolitan Linz. You’ll spend the final afternoon and evening of your cruise here, giving you the chance to sample a slice or two of the city’s namesake delicacy, the sweetly nutty and fruity Linzertorte, before beginning the final leg of your festive cruise.
Four nights’ Premium Inclusive cruise accommodation
Return travel from the UK to Germany (unless you select our Tour Only option)
Included coach transfers to the ship (unless you select our Tour Only option)
Free Wi-Fi on board
On-board activities and entertainment
Gourmet buffet dining with live cooking stations
A FREE unlimited Premium Inclusive drinks package including water, soft drinks, speciality teas and coffees, beer, wine, spirits and cocktails throughout the day and evening
Occasional regional treats and specialities to complement your destination that day
Afternoon tea with freshly prepared cakes and pastries
15 per cent off on a range of beauty and wellness treatments in the on-board spa, SPA-ROSA
The services of an International Host and an experienced English-speaking crew
All port taxes and surcharges
Each of A-ROSA’s elegant river cruise vessels has been built specifically for the river upon which it sails, offering spacious, contemporary public areas, light, bright cabins and a casual-yet-stylish cruising experience.
Relax on a comfy sun lounger, admiring the views of castles, vineyard-clad hills and enchanting riverside towns and villages (perhaps with a drink from the bar), or enjoy a game of shuffleboard or giant chess with friends. Each river cruiser has either a whirlpool or plunge pool, perfect for keeping cool on those warmer days. On fine days you’ll also find A-ROSA chefs on the top deck, barbecuing so you can enjoy a lunch with a view.
Contemporary, chic and stylish, all A-ROSA cabins have the following:
Bathroom with shower and toilet
Travel to Munich, then board your included transfer and cross the Austrian border to Engelhartszell where your contemporary A-ROSA vessel will be waiting, ready to get underway this afternoon. Alternatively, make your own way from home to the ship, in your own time, in time to embark.
After a morning cruising through the stunning scenery of the Wachau Valley and eastwards down the Danube, A-ROSA DONNA will arrive in Vienna. Discover the city’s Baroque palaces, historic churches and museums, elegant shopping arcades and pleasant open spaces on an included tour, then head out to explore. Stroll streets adorned with festive lights, browse the stalls of the city’s Christmas markets searching for that perfect gift, or settle into the elegant warmth of one of the many historic Viennese coffee houses.
Pick up where you left off yesterday as you head back into Vienna. Wander the elegant, pedestrianised Innere Stadt, perhaps climb to the spire of Stephansdom, Vienna’s majestic Gothic cathedral, or continue your search for hand-crafted gifts at the Christmas markets.
Alternatively, join today’s optional trip to the Schonbrunn Palace. This magnificent building was an Imperial summer home, and once echoed with the music of the young Mozart. In the run up to Christmas the great courtyard is home to a colourful Christkindlmarkt offering still more festive gifts and treats.
Vienna’s festive atmosphere and seemingly endless stunning landmarks are so enchanting you won’t want to leave when the time comes for A-ROSA DONNA to depart this evening.
You’ll arrive in Linz this afternoon. Stroll through the picturesque Christmas market on Hauptplatz, the city’s main square, stop for coffee and cake, or ride the Postlingbergbahn mountain tramway to the top of the small mountain that dominates the north of the city. Explore, relax and enjoy all the choices on offer before A-ROSA DONNA departs just before midnight.
Say goodbye to A-ROSA DONNA and your new friends as you disembark in Engelhartszell, and begin your journey home.