Fancy being somewhere different for Christmas Day with all the trimmings? Escape to the riverside capitals of Vienna and Budapest with Adagio’s seven night Cities on the Danube where romantic twinkling lights, festive Christmas markets and the warming aroma of Gluwein and gingerbread await.
Starting in Vienna on Christmas Eve, spend Christmas Day at the palatial Belvedere Gallery with its impressive works by Klimt and Schiele (due to be exhibited in 2018 at The Royal Academy)*. Then enjoy the grandeur of the Hofburg Palace on Boxing Day and indulge in the height of Viennese hospitality at the Danube Tower restaurant with panoramic city and river views.
Following four festive nights in Vienna, travel on to Budapest by train to experience this city of two halves. Enjoy the old-world charm of west bank Buda and east bank Pest with leisurely days spent sightseeing. Visit the Grand Market, indulge in the thermal waters of the traditional spa baths and sample Hungarian wines whilst sailing along the Danube.
Adagio (01707 386700, www.adagio.co.uk) Cities on the Danube 7-night holiday starts from £1,530/person including return flights, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, entrance fees as per itinerary, local transport and the services of an Adagio leader. Departures 24 December 2017.
(NB .2018 departures from £1495, including 4 May, 7 September, 5 October & 23 December.)
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* Klimt/Schiele opens at The Royal Academy from 4 November 2018 — 3 February 2019.
Adagio is a collection of small group, guided holidays on foot, offering gentle walking for those who want to enjoy the world at a more leisurely pace and is part of RWH Travel (formerly known as Ramblers Worldwide Holidays).
Alongside Adagio, the company has Ramblers Walking Holidays. and Cruise and Walk – Walking Holidays in association with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. Ramblers Walking Holidays encapsulate the essence of a Ramblers holiday: small group holidays, great destinations, brilliant walks and trusted Leaders.
For its walking holidays the company is the proud holder of Which? Recommended Provider status – i.e. companies which are highly rated by Which? Members and reach the exacting standards of Which? Researchers.
The company’s mission is to generate funds for walking charities by the provision of outstanding outdoor activity holidays worldwide.
With its not-for-profit philosophy, the company contributes monies to the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust which supports walking related and environmental projects in the UK. The company also funds Heart & Sole - an initiative managed by company staff, with the aim of reaching into the heart of the communities visited both in the UK and overseas.
RWH Travel also runs The Walking Partnership - an initiative which champions walking at the 'grass roots' level by providing funding and support to walking groups and clubs throughout the UK.
Ramblers Walking Holidays is the Walking Holiday Partner of the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity which has been pioneering and championing walking and ‘rights of way’ for over 70 years across England, Scotland and Wales.
Customers travelling on all holidays operated by RWH Travel Limited are fully protected via the company’s membership of ABTA and ATOL. RWH Travel Limited is also a member of AITO.