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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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The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only$33998Dec 27, 2021Enjoy 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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Danube Dreams & Discoveries$69988Mar 28, 2022Board Crystal Mozart on this 8-day cruise to explore highlights of the Danube River. On this round-trip voyage from Vienna, explore highlights of the …
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Danube Dreams & Discoveries: Vienna Roundtrip$89988Mar 26, 2022Board Crystal Mahler on this 8-day voyage and cruise roundtrip from Vienna to discover highlights of the Danube. Immerse yourself in the regal …
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Delightful Danube: Vilshofen to Budapest$40998Dec 15, 2021Board the Crystal Ravel to explore highlights of the Danube River on this 8-day cruise. Visit Melk’s Benedictine Abbey and stunning Parliament …
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Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only$31998Apr 29, 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)$26997Dec 7, 2021Immersed in the holiday spirit as you explore the famous Christmas markets with rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree …
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Christmastime on the Danube (Eastbound)$28707Dec 13, 2021Enjoy this magical time of year with a Christmastime river cruise vacation starting in the Nuremberg, on through the heart of Germany, and ending in …
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Magical Christmas Markets$489913Dec 8, 2021Visit multiple Christmas Markets on the scenic Danube river on the luxurious MS Amasonata from Nuremberg to Vienna. Discover some of the most …
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Tastes of Imperial Europe$24955Apr 6, 2022Cruise along the Danube and immerse yourself in medieval towns filled with Baroque palaces, fairytale castles and imperial treasures.
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Grand Christmas & New Year's$669913Dec 22, 2021Embark 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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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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