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Austria Danube River Cruises

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Vienna
  • 69 Cruises
Explore Vienna's beautiful gardens while touring through Europe
Melk
  • 46 Cruises
Visit the ornately decorated Melk Abbey
Krems
  • 7 Cruises
Cruise down the charming Wachau valley
Durnstein
  • 27 Cruises
Durnstein
Salzburg
  • 3 Cruises
Salzburg
Weissenkirchen
  • 11 Cruises
Explore the winemaking regions of Austria
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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 ornate architecture on an impressive scale in the city center and Schönbrunn & Hofburg Palaces. Explore myriad museums and the residences of famous residents like Mozart and Freud. Sailing up river 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. Sailing down river beyond Austria visits SlovakiaHungary, Croatia and beyond. Contact us one of our Austrian travel experts to get started planning your cruise to Austria today!
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10 Best Cruises to Austria for 2022-2023

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10 Best Luxury River Cruises to Austria for 2022-2023

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Danube Christmas Markets$38458Nov 29, 2022Feel the enchantment of the Christmas markets that have graced the Danube for centuries. Scenic Amber river ship takes you from Budapest to Nuremberg …
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Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only$31998May 27, 2022On 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 …
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Christmastime on the Danube (Westbound)$39568Dec 4, 2022Begin this timeless European river cruise in Vienna, sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant musical capital which ends in …
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Christmas Markets on the Danube$429911Nov 25, 2022Board the MS Amabella for this unique 11-day adventure visiting some of Europe's most enchanting Christmas Markets on the scenic Danube River route …
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The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only$38998Jul 1, 2022Cruise eastern Europe on this 8-day itinerary along the romantic Danube from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the MS Amasonata, stopping in cities like …
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Grand Christmas & New Year's$699913Dec 22, 2022Embark on the S.S. Beatrice in Nuremberg for 13 amazing days over the Christmas and new years season sailing through Germany, Austria and Hungary …
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The Legendary Danube$429911Nov 22, 2023Fall in love with the Danube on this 14-day Danube River cruise aboard the MS Amasonata. Discover some of the most important cities such as …
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Delightful Danube & Prague$439910May 23, 2022This is an extraordinary journey for aficionados of European history, music and art. Experience dynamic Budapest, imperial Vienna and exquisitely …
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The Romantic Danube$379911Jun 28, 2022Spend three nights in Prague and enjoy a fascinating cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest with stops in the charming cities of Passau, Austria, Vienna, …
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The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only$35998May 29, 2022Enjoy a fascinating 8-day Danube River cruise, starting in the enchanting city of Vilshofen and sailing all the way to historical Budapest aboard the …
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Austria & Danube River Cruise Guide

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:

Vienna:
  • 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.
Melk:
  • 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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