Christmas Markets on the Danube Shearings A-ROSA River Cruise

This enchanting river cruise gives you the opportunity to admire wonderful winter scenes along the beautiful Danube, with ports of call offering the chance to take in the magical Christmas markets along the scenic Danube, with highlights including a panoramic tour of the Austrian capital city of Vienna and the chance to explore the wondrous stalls of Vienna’s Christmas markets, where you’ll find unique gift ideas and tasty local cuisine. You’ll also have the chance to experience the cultural delights of Linz..

Your river cruise takes place on the well-appointed A-Rosa DONNA. While on board you can enjoy stunning ever-changing views along the Danube from the inviting panorama lounge, and don’t miss the chance to relax and unwind in the on-board spa, or to enjoy a workout in the gym. With all this and more to enjoy on board, the A-Rosa DONNA is the ideal vessel for a relaxing river cruise along the Danube...

6 Days by air

9 Days by coach

Shearings 2020 River Cruises
Vienna

Itinerary

This is the itinerary by air, the 9 day no flying itinerary by coach departs a day sooner from the UK and includes overnight stops in Belgium & Germany outbound & Germany & France on the return journey (HB). Please call our team for full details!

Fly from a local airport to Munich, where we are met and transferred to a hotel on the outskirts of Munich for an overnight stay on a bed & breakfast basis.

This morning you are transferred to Engelhartszell where you embark the MS A-ROSA DONNA. Your cruise commences with an overnight sailing to Vienna.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Reach Vienna by lunchtime. Enjoy an included panoramic tour of the Austrian capital which boasts a rich history and an abundance of historical buildings and museums. Your panoramic tour gives you a wonderful overview of the city, as you drive along the famous Ringstrasse, which encompasses the city centre. Along the way see a host of sights, including the State Opera House, the Johann Strauss House, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Natural History Museum, the Parliament, and much more. Moor overnight in Vienna
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today you will have time at leisure in Vienna, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. During the festive season Vienna's squares transform into magical Christmas markets selling traditional Christmas tree decorations, handicrafts, culinary treats, confectionery and warming drinks. The main market can be found at the Rathausplatz in front of the 19th century City Hall. The windows of this magical building are transformed into an enormous Advent Calendar, counting down the days until Christmas. The charming Spittelberg market is held in the old historic quarter with its narrow alleyways and courtyard. Depart Vienna early evening and sail overnight to Linz.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a morning sailing reach Linz, one of the largest ports on the Danube. The city’s Christmas Markets, with the curving roofs of its stalls symbolizing the waves of the Danube, are a true festive highlight. The main market is situated on the baroque main square and there is a fairy-tale world Christmas Market at the Volksgarten public gardens, delighting adults and children alike with a nativity play performed every thirty minutes. Before midnight leave Linz behind to commence your cruise back to Engelhartszell.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Arrive in Engelhartszell early morning where you disembark after breakfast. Then transfer to Munich Airport for your flight back to the UK.
Meals included: Breakfast