2025 Christmas Markets
on the Danube
7-Night Cruise | December 1 - 8, 2025 | AmaWaterways
Join Melissa Meredith Fail, CEO and Lead Travel Advisor with RLX Travel Group on this amazing 7-night Christmas Markets river cruise. Imagine strolling through Europe's most magical Christmas Markets, enjoying a warm cup of cider, munching on chimney bread, and relishing the scent of gingerbread and roasted chestnuts. Wander the stalls of Europe’s most traditional and enchanting Christmas Markets in Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Passau, and Salzburg, where you'll shop for exquisitely handcrafted treasures, one-of-a-kind gifts, and tasty treats that will undoubtedly bring a smile to your loved ones' faces - and yours too!
Sailing along the Danube, you'll experience European holiday elegance, with the winter scenery outside complementing the warm and inviting atmosphere onboard the beautiful ship, AmaBella,
your home away from home.
This is the perfect Mother / Daughter trip or fun Girls' getaway for Christmas shopping!
Seeking to extend your vacation?
Consider adding 2 Pre-Cruise nights in Budapest or 3 Post-Cruise nights in Prague.
Melissa is scheduled to spend 3 days in Prague at the end of the cruise.
December 1 - Budapest (Embarkation)
December 2 - Budapest
December 3 - Bratislava
December 4 - Vienna
December 5 - Weissenkirchen and Melk
December 6 - Linz
December 7 - Passau and Vilshofen
December 8 - Vilshofen (Disembark)
PRICING & PROMOTIONS
Reserve by December 31, 2023 for Holiday Triple Savings!
Holiday Triple Savings promotion allows you to save up to $1,000 per person + $50 per person onboard credit
+ Complimentary stateroom upgrade (Category BB or higher)
$250 off per person in Categories E to C
(Prices for the promotion are currently being reflected below.)
Gratuities are an additional $144 pp (not included in price)
Relax in spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms, ranging in size from 170-235 square feet. Suites measure at a generous 350 square feet featuring a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an expansive bathroom complete with a bathtub and separate shower. Most staterooms have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony.
Additional stateroom amenities include: Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe.
From the moment you step aboard AmaBella, you will feel welcome and right at home on this intimate small ship.
AMABELLA DECK PLAN
Begin your holiday extravaganza in Budapest. Take a tour of Buda Castle or go on a Castle Hill hike. Visit Vorosmarty Square, the oldest Christmas Market in Budapest. Next stop is Bratislava for a "Taste of Slovakia" tour or a fun walking tour of the city with a stop in the Christmas Market.
In Vienna, visit the Rathaus Christmas Market, participate in the "Imperial Vienna" tour, or discover the city by bike. At Weissenkirchen, take a Dürnstein walking tour with wine tasting, or visit a local boutique to sample Durnstein's special apricot jams and chocolates. In Melk, visit the Benedictine Abbey.
Explore Linz on foot, browse the Christmas Markets while on the "UNESCO City of Media Arts" tour, or go on a full-day excursion to Salzburg with a visit to Hellbrun Palace Christmas Markets. Discover beautiful Passau, home of St. Stephen's Cathedral and its lovely Christmas Markets or take a guided bike tour along the Danube River.
End your journey with a special event - an Oktoberfest Celebration in Vilshofen before disembarking. Yes, AmaWaterways will host an Oktoberfest in December!
More tours are available.
Pre-cruise 2 Nights Budapest from $560 per person
Post-cruise 3 Nights Prague from $900 per person Gratuities are an additional $144 pp (not included in price)