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Bright lights and Christmas markets:

Advent season along the Danube.

5 days Passau-Vienna-Melk-Linz-Passau 2020

With our short trips in the pre-Christmas period, you can properly relax and unwind before the excitement and commotion of the special days of the festive holidays hits you. Enjoy the splendour of the Austrian cities of Vienna and Linz at this quite special time of year and stroll through the world-famous Christmas markets. Another highlight of this trip is the visit to the “Christkindl” town Steyr, which will enchant you with its pre-Christmas splendour. Experience the feeling of deceleration  that comes immediately after getting on board our riverboats.

Why this river cruise?

  • Taster cruise on our modern riverboats
  • Special atmosphere in the cities on the Danube during Advent season
  • Visit the famous Christmas markets in Vienna and Linz, as well as the “Christkindl” town of Steyr
  • Pure relaxation on board, such as in the spa area
  • Relaxing days before the holidays

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The first impressions of your trip.

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The services provided during your trip

  • 5-day cruise in an outside cabin in the booked category
  • nickoVISION full board:
    • Dine in three restaurants without a surcharge
    • Substantial breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • At lunchtime and in the evening choose between a multi-course menu or a light dishes & themed buffet
    • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee/cake or midnight snack depending on the programme of the day
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception with the captain
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system for all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Utilisation of the wellness area with fitness room, sauna und steam bath
  • Personal travel documents with guidebooks in practical pocket-size format
  • Luggage service between docks and cabin for embarkation and disembarkation
  • All harbour and passenger fees

Important travel information

Entry requirements: German citizens need a valid ID card or passport for these cruises. You will not be able to join the cruise without valid identification documents. Minimum number of participants for this trip to be reached up to 30 days before departure: 200 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Passau
Casting off 4:00 pm Boarding from 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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Day

2

Vienna
Mooring 12:30 pm Casting off 12:00 am City tour / walk Vienna Excursion Package

Join us on our sightseeing tour in the traditional Danube metropolis Vienna. The bus will take you along the Uno-City and Danube Island. You will see impressive buildings such as the state opera, the Burgtheater, the Hofburg, Parliament, town hall and Votive Church along the famous Ring Road. During a guided walk, you will experience the special atmosphere of this charming city. After some time of leisure, the bus will take you back to the vessel.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Day

2

Vienna
Classical music concert in Vienna

There is a reason why Vienna is called “The City of Music”. The bus will take you to one of the best chamber orchestras in the musical world of Vienna. Excellent opera singers, talented musicians and graceful solo ballet dancers will let you experience the warmth and charm of the lovely Vienna. This performance takes you on a journey through time, to experience the imperial Vienna, where the beautiful compositions from the likes of “the Waltz King” Johann Strauss and W. A. Mozart, will leave you amazed. Your evening will be filled with swinging waltz melodies, polkas and operetta melodies of the highest artistic level. The trip on the Ring Road back to the ship forms a perfect conclusion to the lovely evening.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

3

Vienna
Casting off 4:00 am

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Day

3

Melk
Mooring 2:00 pm Casting off 11:30 pm Visit to the Benedictine abbey of Melk Excursion Package

Melk has been a spiritual and cultural center of the country for more than 1.000 years. During an interesting guided tour, you will learn more about this impressive and famous Abbey with its magnificent Baroque architecture. The Benedictine monastery became also known literary by Umberto Eco's novel "the name of the rose". The imposing Baroque building is a visible expression of the importance of the baroque monastery. The tour of the monastery impressively conveys the former significance of the monastery. After the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the outdoor facility yourself before the bus picks you up to return to the ship.

Trip duration:

02:30 h

Walking duration:

01:00 h

Day

3

Wachau
Kreuzen durch das UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe Wachau

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Day

4

Linz
Mooring 9:30 am Casting off 8:30 pm Advent walk in Linz (Baroque main square & Christmas market).

Advent walk in Linz (Baroque main square & Christmas market).

Day

4

Linz
Trip to Christmas Market in Steyr Excursion Package

Trip to Christmas Market in Steyr.

Day

5

Passau
Mooring 5:00 am Disembarkation by 9:30 a.m.

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Arrival and departure times are target 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 itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: nickoVISION

 

From July 2018, our new nickoVISION ship with its innovative design and a completely new on-board concept will be providing a new standard on the river! A ship for anyone who used to find river cruises “outdated”. For anyone who doesn't want to have to decide what they are eating for dinner at breakfast time. For anyone who wants spontaneous experiences and individual enjoyment while on holiday.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko modern 220 Passagiere 54 135 m 11,45 m 2,10 m 220 Volt

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November

from € 379

29.11. - 03.12.2020
December

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03.12. - 07.12.2020

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07.12. - 11.12.2020

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11.12. - 15.12.2020

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15.12. - 19.12.2020

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