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Join us… for a festive river cruise


Silver Travel Advisor Group

December 2023

We’re delighted to launch a brand new Silver Travel Advisor group in partnership with Riviera Travel.

We’ll be hosting a group of Silver Travellers on the Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets River Cruise. This six-day river cruise holiday starts in Budapest and winds along the picturesque Danube Bend which is sure to be a winter wonderland, with stops in Bratislava and Vienna, before returning to Budapest. Enjoy guided tours and time to explore traditional markets and Christmas fayres. There are 20 places available with a variety of cabin options including double, twin and solo.

Read on for all the details, and if you have any questions our Silver Travel Advisors are on hand to provide more information, call 0800 412 5678.

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Day 1
Thursday 7 December 2023

Depart the UK & Arrive in Budapest

Depart the UK from your chosen regional airport: Bristol, London Heathrow, Luton, Manchester or Dublin.

On arrival in Budapest transfer to join the five-star MS William Wordsworth, moored on the banks of the beautiful Danube. Check in and explore your home for the next five nights. You’ll find stylish interiors and well-appointed staterooms, plus a lounge and bar, spa and wellness area, and splash pool on the sun deck. You will also meet your fellow passengers and Silver Travel Advisor host.

There’s time for you to hop ashore and wander the vibrant city of Budapest before dinner is served in the ship’s restaurant.

Depart the UK & Arrive in Budapest

Day 2
Friday 8 December 2023


This morning enjoy a guided city tour to see the main sights including the iconic Parliament Building and the ancient Castle District with its winding streets and panoramic views from Fisherman’s Bastion.

There will be free time for you to spend as you wish. Perhaps visit the many museums in the city, or head to the markets where scents of spicy gingerbread and peppery goulash fill the air.

Back onboard lunch will be served as the ship begins its journey along the Danube. Sit back this afternoon and enjoy a kaleidoscope of Christmas card scenery as it passes by.

Day 3
Saturday 9 December 2023


Today we arrive in Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. Discover more about the city’s interesting history, seeing the main sights and visiting some of the churches to view their traditional Christmas cribs, before you enjoy some free time.

Wander the maze of streets, admiring the Christmas decorations until you reach the main square and the market with its cosy atmosphere – pretty red and white stalls groan with inspirational artisan gifts, from decorations, wooden figurines or pottery.

After lunch onboard you may wish to return to shore, or join an optional excursion to the village of Slovensky Grob.


Day 4
Sunday 10 December 2023


You’ll wake this morning in the stunning city of Vienna. There are few places that can so delightfully evoke the spirit of Christmas than here. There are more than 20 markets held over the festive period selling a huge range of seasonal gifts and mouth-watering treats.

After breakfast we’ll enjoy a guided tour seeing the main sights such as St Stephen’s Cathedral and the impressive Hofburg complex, former royal court, now home to a collection of museums, the Vienna Boys’ Choir and the world-famous Spanish Riding School.

After lunch onboard there’s plenty of time to explore some more of the markets.

Day 5
Monday 11 December 2023


Having set sail overnight, you’ll open the curtains this morning to frosty views of the Danube. After breakfast, seek out a good vantage spot in the lounge, sink into a comfy chair and watch this lovely slideshow of winter wonderland scenery effortlessly gliding by – what could be more relaxing!

A final lunch is served during which Budapest’s majestic skyline comes into view. This afternoon you are at leisure so perhaps wander to the Vorosmarty Square, where the rustic cottage-style wooden stalls display treasure troves of unique Christmas gifts.

Return to the ship in time for tonight’s Captain’s Dinner, before enjoying one last evening amongst newly-made friends.

Danube River
Return to the UK

Day 6
Tuesday 12 December 2023

Return to the UK

This morning at the appropriate time, you will be taken to the airport for your flight home.


Your tour includes:

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