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Board one of the many riverboats that cruise the Danube River through Austria, in the heart of central Europe. In the capital city of Vienna, you will see medieval Schönbrunn & Hofburg Palaces, Heuriger Tavern (where a selection of delicious wines await), and beautiful architecture. Continue on to Grinzing, a charming traditional village on the outskirts of Vienna, and then on to the beautiful Wachau Valley. Around Melk, you can explore historic Dürnstein village and Melk Abbey, which was built as a Baroque palace but now serves as a prestigious coed school in a Benedictine monastery. Sail beyond Austria the length of the Danube visiting Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia and beyond. Contact us one of our Austrian travel experts to get started planning your cruise to Austria today!

10 Best Danube River Cruises to Austria

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Melodies of the Danube - Cruise Only$25998RelaxedEnjoy a fascinating 8-day cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen aboard the MS Amaserena. Explore four European countries along the Danube – Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. Walk and bike your way through these historic cultural centers of Europe as you see the region's mix of medieval and modern highlights, like Melk's Benedictine Abbey.
Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only$30998RelaxedOn this unforgettable 8-day cruise, embark in Budapest, Hungary, and make your way to the charming city of Nuremberg on the MS Amasonata. Visit some of the most important sites of the region (including Gothic & Baroque cathedrals, the Oberhaus Fortress, and others) and bike through the spectacular scenery of the Danube Valley.
Melodies of the Danube - Cruise Only$28998RelaxedEnjoy a fascinating 8-day cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen aboard the MS Amastella as you explore four European countries along the Danube River: Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, & Germany. Try the Wachau Valley's locally grown wine and visit Melk's spectacular Benedictine Abbey, along with other highlights of Bratislava, Vienna, Linz, & Emmersdorf.
Melodies of the Danube (Wine Themed) - Cruise Only$24998RelaxedBoard the MS Amaviola in Budapest for an 8-day cruise, and enjoy a variety of activities as you discover the Wachau Valley wine-growing region. You'll also visit the Benedictine Abbey in Melk and explore charming medieval towns like Emmersdorf & Grein in Austria and modern cities like Vilshofen, Passau, & Vienna as well, as you hike, bike, & relax.
Magical Christmas Markets$393912RelaxedVisit multiple Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from Nuremberg to Vienna on the MS Amaserena. Start your exploration with three nights in Prague and discover some of the most enchanting landscapes of the region while you delight in holiday tradition. Conclude your voyage in Vienna, enjoying a choice of excursions along the way.
Christmas Markets on the Danube$331910RelaxedOn this 10-day Christmas Market experience, enjoy 2 nights in Prague before embarking MS Amaserena for a scenic river cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. You'll cross through the historic Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, and Hungary and visit the churches, cathedrals, and castles that highlight the small towns along the meandering Danube River.
Danube Serenade$409913RelaxedBike, hike and explore central Europe and the Danube River on this enchanting 13-day voyage aboard the MS Amaserena. Select from a large variety of activities to decide how you want to explore this unique region, from the Czech Republic to Germany & Austria. Abbeys, castles, and historic small towns complement the scenic beauty of the Danube River.
Danube Serenade$409913RelaxedEmbark on a fascinating 13-day adventure on the MS Amacerto, starting with 3 nights in Prague followed by a 7-day cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna and ending with 2 nights in the enchanting city of Vienna. Enjoy standard tours, bike tours, hikes, and wine tastings in this unique region, and choose how you want to explore the different destinations.
Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only$25998RelaxedEmbark the luxurious MS Amacerto for an 8-day river cruise of the highlights of Europe along the Danube River from Budapest to Nuremberg. Walking tours, wine & food tasting, and city explorations immerse you in the cultural heart of Vienna, Bratisava, Passau, and Regensberg, as seen in Melk's massive Benedictine Abbey and other historic sites.
The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only$24998RelaxedEnjoy an 8-day Danube River cruise aboard the MS Amaserena, starting in enchanting Vilshofen and sailing to historical Budapest. Along the way you'll have chances to explore these cities independently and on guided tours of the medieval castles, Gothic cathedrals, and Baroque palaces. You might even consider tasting the wine o the Wachau Valley.

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What to see & do in Austria
Austria has been a keystone in the history and culture of central Europe and is crossed by the Danube River. A river cruise through this historic region of Europe acquaints you with the towns of:

  • Schönbrunn Palace – with over 1400 rooms, it is maybe the most important palace in the whole country and a fine example of Baroque architecture.
  • Hofburg Palaces – for more than 800 years, this has been an imperial palace in Vienna.
  • Grinzing – a district known for its wineries.
  • Heuriger Tavern – one of Grinzing's renowned taverns which many of our cruises visit.
  • Quaint and traditional Dürnstein village
  • Built nearly a thousand years ago, the Benedictine Melk Abbey that keeps watch over the Danube River below.
Wachau Valley:
Remarkable not only for its breathtaking natural beauty but also historically relevant as a region of fortresses and vineyards and also where Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned.

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