A Merry Little Christmas Cruise You can never have too much holiday cheer.
You’ll be in a state of holiday bliss as you cruise through Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna. Experience true Christmas magic as these cities come alive during the holidays. Think Budapest’s Christmas Fair, pub crawls through the city’s world-renowned ruin bars, festive streets and ice skating. The holidays and U go together like cookies and milk.
A Merry Little Christmas Cruise
- 8 meals onboard
- Welcome party
- 2 dedicated U Hosts
- Included excursions
- U Time optional excursions
- Local DJ set
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DAY 1 - Budapest
Included Night Out - Ruin Pub Rendezvous (PM)
Budapest has a reputation for being an epic party city, but we can’t be certain. If you could, please follow your host through the city’s scene of abandoned buildings turned raves and report back to us. We hear cheap drinks, techno beats and street art at every stop are to be expected.
DAY 2 - Budapest
Included - Budapest Christmas Fair (AM)
If you’re not yet in the holiday spirit, you will be. Follow your host into Budapest’s Christmas Fair at Vörösmarty Square. Gifts, trinkets and holiday treats—this place has it all.
U Time - Budapest’s Best (AM)
Did you know Budapest is actually made up of two cities? On this walking tour, you’ll experience the greatest sites that Pest has to offer. From Parliament to the Jewish Quarter and everything in-between, discover hidden gems and even sample some Hungarian street food from a local market!
U Time - Hungarian Holidays (PM)
Follow your U Host into the beautiful city of Budapest for a holiday adventure! Head to the Philanthia shop lined with amazing Christmas décor, perfect for getting you in the holiday spirit! Then head to the St. Stephen's Basilica for a little bit of exploring, then cap it off with a drink at the Rooftop Igloo on Andraszi Street. You won’t be saying brrr for long after a few beers!
DAY 3 - Bratislava & Vienna
Included - The Festive Streets of Old Town (AM)
Walk the festive streets of Bratislava’s Old Town with your host and stop at the city’s annual Christmas market. Taste Slovak delicacies and pick up some Bohemian Christmas decorations and toys—all handcrafted for the holiday season.
Included Night Out - 'Tis the Season (PM)
Follow your U Host for an evening of Viennese holiday fun! For this excursion, you’ll head to a traditional Christmas market in Vienna that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Eat, drink, and be merry, it’s the most wonderful time of year!
U Time - Retro Bratislava (AM)
Take a trip through Slovakia’s Communist past. Start by hopping into a Škoda car, Czechoslovakia’s legendary automobile, where a local expert will take you off the beaten path to some amazing Soviet monuments, viewpoints and food markets. There, you can get a taste of the socialist worker’s cuisine and snacks. Finish your tour with a drive into Bratislava’s old town where you can explore before heading back to the ship.
DAY 4 - Vienna
Included - Festive Christmas Market (AM)
Can’t get enough Christmas? Well you’re in luck, Vienna is home to some of the best and most festive Christmas markets in Europe! Spend the morning sipping seasonal drinks, laughing with friends and getting yourself something sweet to eat. It’s vacation after all!
U Time - Festive Vienna (AM)
Experience Vienna’s greatest hits in one tour! Your experience begins in Karlsplatz, just a hop skip and a jump away on the inner-city metro system (pass included)! There, take in Vienna’s most important sights like Charles Church, Burggarten and the Albertina with a brief stop at Café Sacher. Then, make your way to Naschmarkt, Vienna’s best-known market where you have the opportunity to try local delicacies like palatschinken, cheese and wine!
U Time - Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens (PM)
Join your local guide on a tour through Schönbrunn Palace, a former imperial summer residence and Empress Maria Theresa’s favorite palace. With her reign beginning in 1740, Maria Theresa made this palace into the social and political center of her empire. Tour the palace and gardens, focusing on the rooms occupied by Emperor Franz Joseph and his Empress, Elizabeth. This palace will have you ready to move in!
DAY 5 - Budapest (Disembark)
Disembark and head off to your next adventure.