"Sail into the Spirit of Christmas: A Solo Explorer's Wonderland along the Danube's Enchanting Christmas Market Cruise to Vienna - Budapest – Bratislava"

Welcome to the ultimate Christmas adventure for single travellers – a magical Christmas Market Cruise along the Danube, exploring the charming capitals of Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava.

Embark on a festive journey through the heart of Europe, where the air is filled with the delightful aromas of mulled wine and gingerbread. Our Christmas Market Cruise offers an exclusive experience for solo travellers, combining the joy of the holiday season with the beauty of historic cities.

In Vienna, immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the Christmas markets, where twinkling lights adorn the city squares and wooden cabins beckon with handmade treasures. Savour the seasonal delights of mulled wine and traditional gingerbread as you wander through the festive stalls. As the cruise continues to Budapest, you'll discover a winter wonderland along the Danube's banks. Explore the Christmas markets, where local artisans showcase their craftsmanship, and indulge in culinary delights that capture the spirit of Hungarian holiday traditions.

Bratislava awaits with its own unique charm, offering a blend of historic architecture and festive cheer. Experience the magic of Slovakian Christmas markets, featuring local crafts and tempting treats that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Back in Vienna for the final leg of the journey, you'll have the chance to revisit the enchanting Christmas markets, perhaps finding that perfect holiday gift or simply basking in the festive ambience one last time.

Whether you're a seasoned solo traveller or someone looking to make new connections during the holiday season, our Christmas Market Cruise is designed to create lasting memories in the company of fellow adventurers. Join us for a yuletide voyage filled with festive joy, cultural discoveries, and the magic of Christmas along the Danube.

5 Days 10 Hours 29 Nov
Cruise Ship

MS Vivaldi

Step aboard the MS Vivaldi, a vessel that harmonizes with the spirit of the Danube, named after the virtuoso composer of "The Four Seasons." This premium ship is not just a mode of transport; it's an immersive experience designed to evoke the romance and wonders of this enchanting river.

Measuring an impressive 110 meters in length and 11.40 meters in width, the MS Vivaldi is a superb vessel that gracefully navigates the Danube. Accommodating a maximum of 176 passengers, the ship boasts 88 cabins spread across three decks. Each cabin, ranging from 9 m2 to 13 m2, is thoughtfully designed to provide guests with the utmost comfort and a sense of home throughout their journey. The ship's interior is a testament to both style and functionality, with an elegant yet friendly atmosphere that seamlessly blends with the natural beauty of the surroundings.

As you embark on this river cruise aboard the MS Vivaldi, you'll not only experience the wonders of the Danube but also enjoy the perfect blend of comfort, style, and musical inspiration on this elegant vessel.


Welcome to your home on the Danube aboard the MS Vivaldi. Each cabin is a haven of comfort and convenience, ensuring you have a delightful stay during your cruise.

Your private oasis awaits with a well-appointed bathroom featuring a shower and toilet for your comfort and convenience. Enjoy entertainment at your fingertips with a television in every cabin

Rest easy knowing your valuables are secure in the cabin's safe. Customize the climate of your cabin with individual air-conditioning controls, always ensuring a pleasant environment. Stay connected with the world and share your cruise experiences with complimentary Wi-Fi available on board.

Indulge in the comfort of your cabin, take in the scenic views, and make the most of the amenities provided as you embark on a memorable journey along the Danube with MS Vivaldi.

Dinning & Lounges

The restaurant, located on the middle deck, offers a culinary journey in a refined setting. Large bay windows frame panoramic views, allowing guests to savour the picturesque landscapes as they dine.

The middle deck also houses the lounge and bar area, complete with a dance floor for evening entertainment. For those seeking a more intimate setting, the upper deck features a piano bar, creating the perfect ambience for relaxation and socializing.

Sun Deck

Take in the breath-taking scenery from the comfort of the sun deck, where comfortable loungers await. Whether basking in the sun or seeking shade in the expansive shaded area, this deck provides the ideal vantage point to appreciate the ever-changing landscapes that unfold along the Danube.


Day 1: Vienna (Austria)

Embark on a festive journey as you board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After a warm welcome, settle into your comfortable cabins, and join us for a delightful welcome cocktail where you'll have the chance to meet our friendly crew. Tonight, savour the flavours of Austria during a dinner that captures the essence of the region.

Day 2: Vienna - Budapest (Hungary)

Begin the day with an optional guided tour of Vienna, where you'll traverse through the enchanting Christmas market situated in front of the city hall. Take in the festive atmosphere and perhaps indulge in some early holiday shopping. In the afternoon, relax and enjoy the scenic cruise towards Budapest.

Day 3: Budapest

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Budapest with an optional guided tour. This captivating city, divided by the Danube into Buda and Pest, offers a rich cultural heritage and stunning panoramic views. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to explore the city or relax on board. As evening falls, revel in onboard entertainment as we set sail towards Bratislava.

Day 4: Bratislava (Slovakia)

Wake up to the picturesque views as we cruise towards Bratislava in the morning. Join an optional guided tour of the Slovakian capital, exploring its charming Christmas market. The evening unfolds with a memorable gala dinner and festivities as we begin our journey back to Vienna.

Day 5: Vienna

Arrive in Vienna early in the morning for a final day of enchantment. Indulge in one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Bid farewell to the ship and the newfound friends you've made during this magical Christmas Market Cruise. As you disembark, carry with you the cherished memories of a yuletide adventure along the Danube.

Note: Itinerary details are subject to change based on local conditions and availability.

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Price Includes

What is included in the tour

  • Stay 4 nights on board on MS Vivaldi
  • Your own single occupancy air-conditioned cabin   
  • All Meals Included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Welcome cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Flights from London Heathrow
  • Flights from your local airport at a small supplement
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Excursions and activities (Optional Extra)
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • All port fees included.
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meet other single, like-minded travellers who wish to socialise and make new friends


Flight Timings - 

Outbound - London Heathrow 14:50 - Vienna 18:05

Inbound - Vienna 12:35 - London Heathrow 14:05

Price & Itinerary may be subject to change

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