Danube Holiday Markets
Celebrate the holiday season with centuries-old traditions and brand-new style. Is there anywhere more enchanted with the spirit of Christmas than Europe during the holidays? Uniworld takes you on this seasonal cruise in incomparable style. Browse Christmas markets in Budapest, then experience Uniworld’s exclusive “Taste of Christmas” Program in the heart of Vienna, followed by the music of Mozart and Strauss at a Viennese concert hall. Holiday atmosphere, beautiful Baroque architecture, unforgettable food and cultural experiences… what could be better?
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 enjoy as kürtös 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 like medovníky (spiced ginger cookies) and šúpoli (figurines made from corn husks). Experience Uniworld’s exclusive “Taste of Christmas” Program in the heart of Vienna during the day, and then celebrate the music of Mozart and Strauss at a Viennese concert hall in the evening. Follow the lights down the Landstrasse in Linz to the Volksgarten, where you’ll find a fairytale Christmas—large, animated displays 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.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Music lovers will find many special holiday treats on this cruise, from onboard caroling, to a classical concert in Vienna, to an exclusive organ recital. Shoppers will delight in the chance to pick out a variety of unique gifts at enchanting Christmas Markets.
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.
Information is subject to change.