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Many of our Danube River cruises start and end in Vienna, Austria. The tranquil Viennesse atmosphere have made this a cradle of European culture, claiming such great minds as Beethoven, Mozart, and Sigmund Freud. Even today, you will feel the relaxed air as you prepare to embark on your cruise of the scenic Danube River towards the surrounding countries like GermanyHungary and Slovakia. While most cruises offer guided tours of this historic central European city, you can also take advantage of the time before and after your river cruise to experience the city in greater depth for yourself exploring masterpieces like Schönbrunn & Hofburg Palaces, where you can see the medieval buildings that hosted the royal family for centuries. Contact us to start planning your cruise on the Danube to Vienna today.

10 Best Danube Cruises Visiting Vienna

10 Best Luxury Danube River Cruises to Vienna

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Magnificent Europe (Christmas Cruise) - Cruise Only$2000$559915RelaxedEmbark the Amastella for a 15-day cruise visiting Europe's renowned Christmas Markets on the scenic river route from Budapest to Amsterdam. This comprehensive tour crosses from the top destinations of the Danube River through the Main-Danube Canal into the Rhine River, including optional excursions like bike & walking tours and wine tastings.
Melodies of the Danube - Cruise Only$250-$1000$25998RelaxedEnjoy a fascinating 8-day cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen aboard the MS Amaserena as you 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$1000$28998RelaxedOn this 8-day cruise aboard the MS Amadante you'll see the best of Europe's highlights, exploring cities along the magnificent Danube River, including Vienna, Bratislava, Passau, and Regensburg. You'll have chances to try traditional food like beer & pretzels and witness the spectacular Baroque & medieval architecture that defines the region.
Melodies of the Danube - Cruise Only$250-$1000$27998RelaxedEnjoy 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 - Cruise Only$250-$1000$24998RelaxedEmbark the MS Amaviola for an unforgettable 8-day cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen. Along the way, you will see the impressive Baroque and Gothic architecture and the medieval towns, castles, and churches that dominate this ancient region of Europe, including stops in Hungary, Slovakia, and Germany.
The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only$250-$1000$26998RelaxedEmbark on a fascinating 8-day cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the MS Amastella. Medieval castles and scenic beauty highlight the towns of Germany, Austria, and Hungary. You'll visit centuries-old cathedrals, small villages, and big cities that hallmark this region of Europe, including stops in Linz, Vienna, Weissenkirchen, and Bratislava.
The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only$250-$1000$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.
The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only$250-$1000$25998RelaxedOn this 8-day cruise, explore the Danube River as you sail from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the MS Amaviola. You can bike and hike through the European countryside, visit some of the most famous architectural & historic sites of Austria, Germany & Hungary, and even sample the local flavor as you try Viennese coffee, German beer & Slovak dishes.
The Legendary Danube - Cruise Only$250-$1000$29998RelaxedEmbark on the luxurious MS Amadante for a fascinating 8-day Danube River cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. You'll have chances to tour medieval castles & monasteries, bike along the river, and sightsee in historic cities like Regensburg, Passau, Melk, and Vienna, where Baroque architecture blends into the scenic European backdrop.
The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only$250-$750$24998RelaxedEnjoy a fascinating 8-day cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the MS Amacerto that captures the romance and timelessness of Europe's unforgettable Danube River.

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The capital city of Austria, Vienna is home to thousands of years of culture and has also served as an important part of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Throughout the centuries, it has expaned into a modern city, but the relics of its storied past are well preserved visitor sites like:
  • Schönbrunn Palace – an expansive palace that served as the summer home for the royal family; although it was the summer residence, its relevance as a Baroque landmark in Austria's architectural and cultural history sets it above most other buildings in Vienna.
  • Hofburg Palaces – built in the 13th century, it has been the imperial seat for more than 800 years
  • Grinzing – this neighborhood is most famous for its taverns, where you will experience a true flavor of the region as you sample its delicious locally grown and crafted wines and beers.
Before or after your trip to Vienna, your Danube River cruise will likely take you to the Wachau Valley, and on to Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, or other destinations on this long and winding river.

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