Grand Christmas & New Year's Cruise
Discover heaven on Earth with a grand cruise through picture-perfect Christmas countries.
If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special holiday and New Year’s cruise is for you. You’ll sail through Germany, Austria, and Hungary along the shimmering Danube and past incredible sights on this unique itinerary. Explore charming Old World villages and Gothic cathedrals, and escape the hurry and hassle of the holidays, as you relax onboard a luxurious ship and cruise through the ravishing landscapes of the Danube.
On Christmas Eve, walk through the quiet medieval streets of Regensburg to the Gothic cathedral for midnight mass. As you pass through the magnificent doors, look up: you’ll see chalk marks invoking age-old blessings for all who enter. Listen to the harness bells chime as you ride through the serene Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon. Wander through locations from The Sound of Music in beautiful Salzburg and then warm up with rum-laced coffee. Meet Habsburg royalty during a private reception in a castle overlooking the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting baroque villages. Ring in the New Year dancing in a real Viennese palace, and see how a dusting of snow adds to the glamour of Hungary’s historic capital. The mighty Danube takes you through three nations decked in all their holiday finery at this most delightful time of year.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Those who wish to just get away and relax during the busy holiday season, and anyone seeking to celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year in an extraordinarily memorable way.