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Many proclaim that there is no better way to explore Austria than on a river cruise. Effortlessly float between quaint villages, scenic countryside, and history-rich cities and destinations like Vienna, Melk, Linz, Durnstein, and Weissenkirchen without unpacking your bags. Enjoy biking, urban exploration, hiking, wine tasting, and village visits on a specialty Austria river cruise. Austria river cruises cost from $1,294 to $47,848 for a 5 to 22 days trip. Adventure Life's Austria cruise specialists can help you plan the perfect trip. Contact us to get started planning your trip now
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Visit charming Passau
$3,399
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Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Discover Budapest
  • Take a guided bike ride
  • Enjoy wine tasting
  • Delight in a walking tour
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in …
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$3,399
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European Holiday Markets

Nuremberg to Vienna - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Beatrice
  • Experience Europe on the holidays
  • Visit holiday markets in Europe
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Nuremberg / Vienna
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Christmas Market, Land & Sea, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise takes you to some of the most famous and delightful holiday markets in Europe.Those looking to experience Europe at its most magical will enjoy the chance to discover the delightful holiday traditions and treats of Germany and Austria.At each market, you’ll find wooden stalls …
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Enjoy the tranquility of Durnstein
$1,599
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A Taste of the Danube

Vienna to Budapest - 4 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Envision
  • Enjoy Budapest
  • Explore the St. Martin’s Cathedral
  • Take a walk to Bratislava Castle
  • Visit Benedictine Abbey
Starts/ Ends in:
Vienna / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, with stops in quaint towns and iconic cities, you’ll fall in love with this river cruise along the Danube River. Board your ship in Vienna and set sail for Melk, where you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one …
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Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruise
$5,445
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Danube Christmas Markets

Budapest to Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Discover Budapest charming town
  • Visit elegant Vienna
  • Explore Benedictine abbey
  • Experience true wonder of Christmas
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, Festivals, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Scenic Amber and start your 8-day discovery voyage through Hungary, Germany, and Austria. Explore Budapest city, known for its museums, galleries, and artists. On your way,visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks, or discover a different side of …
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Hungarian parliament, Budapest
$2,499
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Danube Waltz

8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking River Cruises
  • Walk along Castle Hill
  • Explore the medieval Bratislva
  • Visit the Viennese Opera House
  • Discover the Abbey of Göttweig
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day Danube River cruise with Viking River Cruises. Soak up soothing steam at a Budapest thermal bath. Learn to waltz at a Viennese dance school. Savor Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna and Budapest. View the Wachau Valley’s beauty. Explore lesser-known Central European cities …
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Visit charming Passau
$4,199
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Magna on the Danube - Vilshofen to Budapest

Vilshofen to Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Hike and visit “Veste Oberhaus\\\\\
  • Enjoy an excursion to Salzburg
  • Join a walk through Linz
  • Visit Český Krumlov
Starts/ Ends in:
Vilshofen / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations on a 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, savor Wachau Valley wines, and …
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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$3,199
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Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Enjoy Bratislava's unique charm
  • Admire the beautiful Wachau Valley
  • Hike up to Veste Oberhaus Fortress
  • Discover medieval Regensburg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a wealth of art, history, and cultural treasures as you cruise from Budapest, a haven for musicians, writers, and artists, to Vienna, Bratislava, Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and baroque abbeys. Explore the charming Wachau Valley and …
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Explore Budapest from the serene Danube
$1,294
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Capital Cities along Danube

5 Day Itinerary aboard MS Vivaldi
  • Admire local architecture
  • Enjoy an Austrian-themed dinner
  • Discover charming Bratislava
Starts/ Ends in:
Vienna / Vienna
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start and end your cruise in the magical city of Vienna, themain residence of the Habsburg Dynasty for more than six centuries. For many travelers, the Austrian capital brings dreams of waltzing or riding the Giant Ferris Wheel immortalized in “The Third Man”. ButViennais a kaleidoscope …
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Admire beautiful evening lights of Vienna
$3,399
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Authentic Danube

8 Day Itinerary aboard River Princess
  • Visit the World Museum at Vienna
  • Enjoy the St. Stephen’s Church
  • Visit to the Nuremberg Castle
Starts/ Ends in:
Vienna / Nuremberg
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
As this adventure starts, castles, stunning architecture, natural wonders and rich history ensue. Not only that, but discover Central Europe’s fascinating Jewish ties as part of our Jewish Heritage program.Enjoy the great outdoors and unique experiences along the Danube in cities that …
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Wander the grounds of Belvedere Palace, Vienna
$3,399
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Active & Discovery on the Danube with a Trip in Prague

11 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon View
  • Join a walking tour of Budapest
  • See the art collection in Vienna
  • Explore Prague
  • Meet with the locals in Linz
  • Visit the town of Český Krumlov
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Prague
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the history and culture of the vibrant cities along the Danube River. Your journey begins in Budapest, Hungary's captivating capital. Explore its stunning architecture and picturesque streets before embarking on your cruise. Along the way, you'll have countless opportunities to …
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Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruise
$3,956
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Christmastime on the Danube (Westbound)

Vienna to Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Impression
  • Be amazed with art.
  • Get a taste for pastries.
  • See Nuremberg.
  • Enjoy visiting markets.
Starts/ Ends in:
Vienna / Nuremberg
Activities:
River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin the European river cruise in Vienna. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the Imperial Palace, the Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Witness a guided tour to the Benedictine Abbey in Melk- Grein.You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, Austria. See the …
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Evening in Vienna, Austria
$2,870
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Chrismastime On the Danube(Westbound)

7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Artistry II
  • Visit musical Vienna
  • Visit churches
  • Know more about Christmas
  • Explore the sights
Starts/ Ends in:
Vienna / Nuremberg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
You begin in Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart, Strauss, and the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Enjoy the sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets. Cruise through the wintery landscape of the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk to see the magnificent 11th …
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Visit the ornately decorated Melk Abbey
$1,748
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A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Vienna (Westbound)

6 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon View
  • Explore the Bratislava
  • Visit different sites in Vienna
  • Take a tour of Melk
  • Take a tour of Budapest
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Vienna
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Avalon View and head up river to Bratislava. For a 58-mile stretch, the middle of the Danube forms the border between Hungary and Slovakia, and guided sightseeing awaits you in Slovakia’s capital. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s …
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Budapest, the capital city of Hungary
$2,537
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A Taste of the Danube with Nights in Budapest and Vienna

Westbound - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Envision
  • Visit different sites in Vienna
  • Explore the streets of Budapest
  • Take a tour of Melk
  • See the sights along the Danube
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Vienna
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day European river tour showcases the Wachau Valley and the exciting cities of Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. Before the cruise begins, spend two nights in Budapest and enjoy the tours that highlight the vibrant capital of this city. For a 58-mile stretch, sail along the Danubewhile guided …
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Cruise the Danube through beautiful Austria
$1,948
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A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Vienna (Eastbound)

6 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon View
  • Explore the Bratislava
  • Visit famed landmarks in Vienna
  • Take a tour of Melk
  • Discover Budapest
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Vienna
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Arrive in Vienna for a relaxing Danube cruise and a 2-night stay in the "City of Music." Board Avalon View for a guided tour of Austria's Wachau Valley, featuring the majestic Benedictine Abbey situated above the Danube. Visit the blue Stiftskirche steeple in Dürnstein on a …
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Morning view on Bratislava city
$4,253
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From the Black Sea to the Blue Danube (Port-to-port cruise)

Port-to-port cruise - 12 Day Itinerary aboard MS L'Europe
  • Sail through the famous Iron Gates
  • Join a traditional folk evening
  • Enjoy a concert of Viennese music
  • Discover Danube Delta
Starts/ Ends in:
Tulcea / Linz
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the magnificence of the Iron Gates as you make your way fromTulcea, Romania to the enchanting city of Vienna, Austria. Enjoyseven countries full of diverse cultures on this exclusive once-in-a-lifetime expedition. Discover Budapest, the beautiful city that is cut in two by the Danube. Buda …
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Enjoy this beautiful basilica while traveling through Europe
$4,299
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Christmas Markets on the Danube

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Explore the charming city of Prague
  • Visit the largest Christmas Market
  • Walk across historical Passau
  • Take a guided biking tour of Vienna
Starts/ Ends in:
Prague / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the magic of the wonderful winter season with a fascinating luxury river cruise beginning in historic Prague. Continue on your small ship cruise to Nuremberg, crossing the Main-Danube Canal. Visit charming towns where so many Christmas traditions began, visiting enchanting Christmas …
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Bratislava
$3,899
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The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • See UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Taste local wines & specialities
  • Choose from optional excursions
  • Explore Linz
  • Take a tour of Vienna
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Framed by Austrian Alps, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River casts the lure of romance that has caught many artists, musicians, and poets throughout the centuries. Your European river cruise of 8 days voyages the timeless Danube River from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a …
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