+43 1 588 80




With the elegant MS Empress Elisabeth to the Advent market in Dürnstein Castle.

Incl. Cruise

Incl. Breakfast, antipasti and strudel plate

Incl. Evening buffet

Enjoy Advent Sunday on board and let the wintry landscape pass by. We will spoil you with culinary delights on board.

The 6th Wachau Advent takes place in the courtyard of Dürnstein Castle, and is given an incomparable setting by the castle, monastery and ruins of Dürnstein with a view of the Danube in the middle of the Wachau.

07:3008:15 | Vienna / Marina

08:30 from Vienna / Marina

14:30 hrs at Dürnstein
(2 hours stay in Dürnstein, time at your own disposal)

16:40 from Dürnstein

MS Empress Elisabeth

Vienna-Dürnstein-Vienna (there and back)
Incl. Boat trip, breakfast, antipasti and strudel platter, dinner buffet
€ 79,00 per person

08:30 Breakfast plate (continental) served: bread roll/biscuits, ham/salami, cheese, butter, jam, filter coffee/tea

12:30 Antipasti plate served: Variation of different types of ham, salami and cheese, spread, vegetables, homemade bread.

16:40 Apple and curd strudel

19:00 Evening buffet

Maronic cream soup

Salad bar with dressings
Viennese potato salad
Winter salad with orange and goat cheese
Tomato salad with balsamic vinegar

Main courses
Fried chicken strips
Turkey roulade stuffed with dried plums and smoked cheese
Roasted leg of duck with apple red cabbage
Juicy beef goulash
Creamy pumpkin noodle casserole

Side dishes
Buttered dumplings
Mashed potatoes with wild garlic pesto
Grilled vegetables

Gingerbread mousse with speculoos
& chestnut mousse with Amarena cherries and whipped cream

Course lising

On-board catering Vienna

Let the gastronomic offer of Donaucatering spoil you with culinary delights.

You can reach the on-board catering for questions about the gastronomic service at: | 0660 444 644 5 |



The ship departs from the landing stage Vienna / Marina
ATTENTION! Only arrival and departure point of the ships (no cash desk or ticket reservation possible on site)

Arrival by public transport (U2 – Donaumarina)

Arrival by car (APCOA parking lot available)

Walking distance from U2 station “Donaumarina” approx. 3 minutes


1020 Vienna, Handelskai 343, Donaumarina
to the details

Course listing


It glows, crackles and smells again in the romantic courtyard of Dürnstein Castle, which provides an enchanting setting for the Wachau Advent. The idyllic castle ruins sparkle in the background, the Danube lies at the visitors’ feet, the monastery in sight. For the sixth time already, the impressive scenery alone immediately puts visitors to the Wachau Advent in Dürnstein Castle in the best pre-Christmas mood.

But not only the environment is impressive, also the offer makes the Wachau Advent a special event in the whole month of December. Because at Dürnstein Castle you will find only the very best during the three weekends: the best punch and the spiciest mulled wine, the most delicious delicacies and the finest pastries and, of course, the most fantastic gift ideas for the festive season.

An enticing aroma of fresh chestnuts, fire patches, barbecue smoker and local fish stew permeates the courtyard, everywhere tempting delicious Christmas cookies or Kletzenbrot. But not only at the stalls in the courtyard of the castle you can enjoy, all the delicacies you can also take home! Raw milk cheese or Kaspressknödel or fresh and smoked organic fish, specialties from the quail, pestos or wonderful brandies, liqueurs and jams.

Wachau Advent

Course lising

Already at the beginning of the ride you will drive along the skyline of Vienna, further past the Kahlenberg and the monastery Klosterneuburg. The 2 hour break in Dürnstein offers time to walk around and explore.

There are 18 river power plants along the entire Danube route, nine of which are located along the 350 km of the Austrian Danube. These are operated by Verbund AG, which is also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the lock facilities. On your journey you will pass the Greifenstein lock and Altenwörth lock.


The elegant MS Kaiserin Elisabeth. The very first sight of the MS Kaiserin Elisabeth conveys its elegance and uniqueness. The large outdoor deck with its 360° view and deck chairs invites you to stroll, linger and enjoy. Two bars as well as a varied gastronomic offer provide variety and round off the great program on the newest member of the DDSG Blue Danube fleet.