Immerse in the festive spirit with this Uniworld cruise from Budapest to Passau. As you ramble through the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square in Budapest, admire the handmade porcelain whilst watching kürtos kalács (a pastry) being 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 súpolie (figurines made from corn husks).
Experience Uniworld’s exclusive "Taste of Christmas" programme in the heart of Vienna during the day, then celebrate the music of Mozart and Strauss at a Viennese palace in the evening. 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.
|1. Budapest city tour with Christmas Market
Discover the wonders of the “Queen of the Danube” as you savor the beauty of both Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube on a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights, including St. Stephen’s Basilica and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, before exploring the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square. Savor mulled wine, cinnamon-spiced gingerbread and traditional honey cakes as you stroll and shop.
|2. Bratislava walking discovery tour
Slovakia’s capital city is full of surprises, as you will discover on your walking tour of the historic downtown area, which concludes at Bratislava’s Christmas Market. You’ll find a generous array of stalls brimming with unique handicrafts, folk art and decadent holiday treats.
|3. “Taste of Christmas” in Vienna
Vienna is at its most dazzling during the holiday season! Experience a taste of Christmas as you are guided through famous shopping streets with windows bedecked with their holiday finery, including stops to sample some of the local seasonal treats with a Viennese coffee. And no visit to the “City of Waltzes” is complete without music, so you’ll be treated to an exclusive private concert of Mozart and Strauss at a Viennese palace in the evening.
|4. Gingerbread-making and floral-decorating demonstrations in Passau
Situated at the convergence of three rivers, the medieval town of Passau is a delightful place to explore on foot, especially during the holidays. Learn how to make delicious lebkuchen and beautiful holiday floral centerpieces. A magical experience not to be missed!
- • Price is based on sailing date of 16 December 2017, departing from Budapest to Passau.
- • Other sailing dates include 2 December 2017 (Budapest to Passau); and 9 December 2017 (Passau to Budapest).
- • Price is based on per person on double occupancy in Category 5.
- • Single supplement applies for single accommodation.
- • Prices include port charges per person.
- • Price does not include flights.
- • Itineraries and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
- • Uniworld reserves the rights to withdraw or change offers at any time.