Only twenty years ago – 1999 – was the first Christmas market opened in Budapest. In the meantime, Vörösmarty Platz market became a tradition and magnet not only for local guests.
Dates: 8. – 11. December 2020 a 11. – 14. December 2020 a 17. – 20. December 2020
1. day: Vienna
Boarding from 14.00 in port Nussdorf, light snack and departure from the port through National park Donauauen to Bratislava, arrival at 18.00, individual visit of Christmas markets, departure from Bratislava at 20.00. After dinner, entertainment program in ship theatre.
2. day: Budapest
In the morning we will sail through the so-called Danube knee, sometimes also Hungarian Switzerland, past Visegrad and former royal palace. Later there is bus tour of Budapest (3 hours). Lunch on the deck, individual afternoon tour of Budapest (transfer from city centre and back for 10 € per person). At 22.00 night round cruise around illuminated Budapest and continuation to Esztergom .
3. day: Esztergom/ Komárom
After breakfast, walking tour or, with small train, visit of cathedral in Esztergom (biggest altar in the world, third biggest vaulted building in Europe), and continuation of the cruise to Komárom. Tour of the birth city of Franz Lehár (1 hour). Gypsy evening in the ship theatre with wine tasting.
4. day: Vienna
At 9.00 arrival to Vienna, disembarkation till 10.00.
Book your place for an Advent cruise on the Danube from Vienna to Budapest and back. Your booking will only become binding once the shipping fee has been paid.
The ship MS Primadonna ****+ is the second biggest cruise ship on the Danube.
For passangers she has 80 outer cabins with individual AC, shower and WC, hairdryer, SAT-TV, phone, minibar and spacious closets.
Cabins on main deck – category: Standard: area: ca. 11,5 m² with one bed and a large sofa. All caibs have large, circular window – non-opening.
Specialities of fine Viennese cuisine is prepared for the guests from fresh ingredients and bioproducts by 41 member staff. Title ,,Healthy cuisine‘‘ was awarded to the ship by Upper Austria government and on MS Primadonna presents breakfast buffet with large selection of bioproducts, three-course lunch menu and four-course dinner menu exclusively from fresh ingredients, which guests choose from several alternatives.
Matter of course is afternoon sitting with tea, coffee and cake in café ,,Primavera‘‘ at 17.00 and midnight snack or second dinner. On board, there is a possibility to buy a beverage package in various price ranges, that allows free consumption of soft drinks, beer, wine and quality sparkling wine from 8.00 till 01.00.
About ship MS PRIMADONNA – your comfortable cruise ship ****+
The only cruise ship on the Danube sailing under Austrian flag was built in 1998 in Germany and was completely renovated in 2009. Ship facilities are a long hotel hall, panoramic restaurant ,,Primogusto‘‘ and bar ,,Primaaperitivo‘‘, Danube arena ,,Primavisto‘‘ and ship theatre,,Primatheatro‘‘, a place where most guests meet. The whole ship has pleasant climate, which can be in cabins individually regulated. The ship Primadonna is the second largest Danube cruise ship with the length 113,5 m and width 17,4 m.
Staying on board is made more pleasant by the chosen architecture – the ship has the shape of catamaran, 9 meters high front glazing and glass floor at reception – here the view falls directly into the underwater world and offers a unique experience. On sun deck there are small hot tub, deckchairs and comfortable seating. Wellness includes indoor hot tub, Kneipp pool as well as sauna, where one can order medical and beauty treatments.
Length: 113,5 m
Width: 17,4 m
Speed: 17 knots
Engines: 2 main, 3 auxiliary
AC: 2 main ACs
Draught: 1,7 m
Fixed point above water: 8,2 m
Capacity: 160 passengers
Number of cabins: 80
2-bed cabin – Main deck at the back (bunk bed, ca. 10 m2) … 298 € / person
2-bed cabin – Main deck (1 bed + 1 sofa, ca. 12 m2) … 348 € / person
2-bed cabin – Upper deck (2 beds, balcony, ca. 16 m2) … 468 € / person
2-bed cabin – Promenade deck (2 beds, balcony, ca. 16 m2) … 498 € / person
Surcharges for cabin occupancy by one person:
Main deck at the back +50 €;
Main deck + 50%;
Main and promenade deck + 75%
Additional persons in cabin / discounts
Main deck (excluding back part) max. 4 persons (2 bunk beds); Upper deck max 3 persons.
Discount for 3. / 4. person: up to 6 years old 100% discount from price,
Up to 12 years 50% discount from price.
- 3 x full board (buffet breakfast, 3-course lunch, 4-course dinner, afternoon coffee / tea with cakes and midnight snack)
- 4 x trips in Bratislava, Esztergom, Komárom a Budapest
- one partial massage (20 min.) or one shave on the cabin on the main deck
- wine to first dinner on board and two entertainment shows in the ship theatre
More than 84 days before departure 10%
From 83 to 42 days before departure 50%
From 41 to 28 days before departure 70%
From 27 to 4 days before departure 90%
3 days before departure or no appearance 100%.
Possibility of program changes during this trip in the interest of your safety due to high or low water, or due to force majeure. Sections, that cannot be crossed by boat due to these reasons are then travelled by bus, without changing the price.
We can provide transport to Vienna for additional fee. The language of the trip is German, or you can speak English.