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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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Classic Prague & Danube Delights$301511Jun 21, 2023Take an 11-day trip from Prague to Budapest aboard Emerald Dawn, plus enjoy a 3-night stay and a whole day of exploration in Prague. Also tour to …
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Danube Christmas Markets$32958Nov 29, 2023Feel 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$31998Nov 18, 2023On 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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Danube Christmas Markets with Munich$32958Nov 29, 2023Embark on this 8-day cruise with Scenic Amber while you enjoy the breathtaking sight of the Danube's Christmas markets. The hand-blown Christmas …
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Danube Delights$23958Jun 17, 2023Relax on board while sailing through the Danube Delights on this 8-day journey. The Emerald Dawn gives you an unforgettable vacation with exciting …
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The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only$31998Apr 13, 2023Cruise 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, 2023Embark 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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Gems of the Danube$37458Apr 13, 2023Enjoy an 8-day luxury cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest aboard the 5-star luxury Scenic Amber. Explore some of the most beautiful cities of central …
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Classic Prague & Danube Delights$301511Jun 16, 2023Take an 11-day trip from Prague to Budapest and experience the Classic Prague and Danube Delights. Enjoy a 3-night stay and a whole day of …
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Austria & Danube River Cruise Guide

Top things 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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