Where to Go?
With 120 options to choose from, choosing the right cruise can seem like a daunting task. Once you've decided that a Danube River cruise is right for you, then it's just a matter of determining where you want to start and which countries you'd most like to visit. Most cruises visit Hungary and Austria, but only a selection visit Bulgaria, Slovakia, Serbia, and Croatia. If there is a certain destination that you know you'd like to visit, be sure to let us know and we can recommend the best Danube river cruise for you.
Our itineraries range in length from 5 days all the way to 20 days to best suit your schedule. The most comprehensive river tours are between two and three weeks. These tours will not only visit every country along the Danube, but they also spend several days in the major destinations. On the shorter end, these are ideal if you either have a limited amount of time to travel or if you want to combine your cruise with other destinations in Europe. For example, a 6-day cruise from Austria through Hungary will give you a flavor of eastern Europe, which you can then combine with a 5-day trip along the Rhine or Seine Rivers to experience western Europe.
What is it like aboard a river vessel?
On the outside, you'll notice that the river vessels we feature strike a contrast with more traditional ocean-going cruise ships. Most notably, they are very long, frequently over 100m, and typically have only two or three decks. While not particularly spacious, the cabins are ample and comfortable. All of our featured cruise ships offer first-class accommodations, and most have a big lounge, an open-air sundeck, a restaurant/ dining room area, and some even have souvenir shops. Since there are just a few social spaces, you will get to know your fellow cruise-mates in a friendly and intimate environment that river vesels offer.