Winter on the Danube

5 days Passau-Vienna-Krems-Linz-Passau

Fares From £1,095 pp


This short pre-Christmas trip is the perfect way to get in the mood for the busyness and excitement of the festive season. Enjoy the splendour of the Austrian cities of Vienna and Linz and take a stroll through the festive Christmas markets, while soaking up the atmosphere of this most wonderful time. Another highlight is a visit to the “Christkindl” town of Steyr, which will enchant you with its yuletide splendour. Experience the feeling of deceleration you get immediately after boarding our comfortable river cruisers.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Passau winter on the danube nicko cruises

Passau: Casting off 4:00 p.m.
Fly from London to Munich and transfer by local rail services to Passau to board vessel. Embarkation from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Day 2: Vienna winter on the danube nicko cruises

Vienna: Mooring 12:30 p.m.

Walking city tour of Vienna, including Christmas market, for sights including St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Palace of Hofburg.

Classical concert with beautiful melodies by Strauss and Mozart.

Cruise through the Danube valley of Wachau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 3: Vienna/Krems winter on the danube nicko cruises

Vienna: Casting off 6:00 a.m.

Experience the magic of Advent on a visit to the illuminated Kittenberger Gardens.

Krems: Mooring 12:00 p.m. – Casting off 10 :00 p.m.

Day 4: Linz winter on the danube nicko cruises

Melk: Mooring 12:00 p.m. – Casting off 8:30 p.m.

Excursion to the famous “Christkindl” town of Steyr.

Day 5 Passau winter on the danube nicko cruises

Passau: Mooring 5:00 a.m.
Disembarkation until 9:00am. Transfer by local rail to Munich airport for return flight home or extend your stay with a Munich City Stay package (pricing on request).

The excursions marked in blue are included in your cruise package. The excursions marked in red can only be booked on board. Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.


  • The traditional magic of seasonal Austria
  • Vienna’s famous Christmas markets
  • The lights and decorationsof Kittenberger Gardens. 
  •  The “Christkindl” town of Steyr

Call our Reservations Team on

01223 568907

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2022 dates



Cabin Categories    
03 Dec, 07 Dec, 11 Dec £1,095 £1,170 £1,210 £1,230 £1,255 £1,295 £1,320 £1,355
15 Dec £1,085 £1,125 £1,160 £1,175 £1,205 £1,240 £1,265 £1,295



  2 Bed Main Deck Rear   2 Bed Middle Deck Front   2 Bed Upper Deck Front
  2 Bed Main Deck   2 Bed Middle Deck   2 Bed Upper Deck
  2 Bed Middle Deck Rear   2 Bed Upper Deck Rear    


Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin. Prices may be subject to change due to flight availability/pricing. Please call our Reservations Team on 01223 568907 for up to date pricing and availability. Single supplements vary depending on cabin category and date of travel, please call for details.

Cruises for other durations
We also offer a number of cruises on the Rhine and Danube for different durations from 4-13 days

Cruise Only Prices
We appreciate that you may want to make your own travel arrangements and can provide cruise only prices on request

City Hotel Stays
We can tailor-make any cruise itinerary with additional pre or post cruise hotels. Please enquire for our recommended hotels and prices.


  • Economy flight from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • 7 nights cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 4 Guided Excursions
  • Wifi
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Full ATOL financial protection
  • Baggage handling fee

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