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Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies and cultural tapestry of Austria with our 76 meticulously curated river cruises for 2024. Glide along the storied Danube, where each bend in the river reveals a new treasure, from the architectural splendors of Vienna to the festive charm of Austria's Christmas markets. Over the course of 6 to 22 days, you will experience the allure of Austria, a land where history is etched into every cobblestone and tradition is woven into the very fabric of life. Engage in activities that range from wine tasting in verdant vineyards to biking through picturesque landscapes, all while indulging in the luxury and comfort of river cruising. With a starting price of $1,749, your journey through Austria's heartland promises to be as enriching as it is memorable. To capture the essence of Austria's rich heritage and breathtaking scenery in your own travel chronicle, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Visit charming Passau
$2,499
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Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Experience Melk Abbey
  • Explore Passau
  • Discover Salzburg
  • Visit Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day river cruise from Budapest to Vilshofenaboard the MS AmaMagna. Immerse yourself in captivating architecture, classical music, stunning scenery, and delectable cuisine. From apricot brandy tastings in Dürnstein to an exclusive wine festival in Spitz, indulge in epicurean …
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Hungarian parliament, Budapest
$2,299
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Danube Waltz

8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Walk along Castle Hill
  • Explore the medieval Bratislva
  • Visit the Viennese Opera House
  • Discover the Abbey of Göttweig
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
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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Rathaus in Vienna
$2,830
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The Beautiful Blue Danube

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Beethoven
  • Discover Bratislava
  • Hiking in the Little Carpathians
  • Explore Wachau Valley
  • Visit Konzerthaus concert hall
Starts / Ends:
Vienna / Vienna
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 8-day cruise aboard the MS Beethoven, hop on a one-of-a-kind Danube trip and discover the many treasures of Austria and Hungary. Enjoy Bratislava's colorful alleys, which twist around one another like a fairy-tale village, and the Puszta, Hungary's true soul and heart. See the …
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$3,599
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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:
Nuremberg / Vienna
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, 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
$1,749
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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:
Vienna / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises
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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Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
$3,699
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Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Sail a special Illuminations Cruise
  • Visit Vörösmarty Square
  • Tour the illuminated Rathaus
  • Join a guided bike tour
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Few events are awaited with as much anticipation as Europe’s Christmas Markets. Be spellbound by Europe's Christmas Markets. In Linz, marvel at the small clay figurines representing the people of a typical village—the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker; and while in …
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Bratislava
$3,199
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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 Cruises, 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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Historic Nuremberg
$7,199
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Grand Christmas & New Year's

Nuremberg to Budapest - 13 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Beatrice
  • Tour to the Regensburg old city
  • Visit the Bavarian Forest village
  • Walk through the beautiful Passau
  • Enjoy an evening of music at Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special cruise is for you. Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting baroque villages. Ring in the New Year dancing in a real Viennese palace and see how a dusting of snow adds …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$3,599
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Danube Holiday Markets

Budapest to Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Maria Theresa
  • Vörösmarty Square Christmas Market
  • Experience a Slovakian Christmas
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Discover Vienna Art History Museum
  • Step into Benedictine Monastery
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the season in the birthplace of many beloved holiday traditions on this 8-day cruise through the Danube. Budapest has celebrated Christmas for a thousand years, since the reign of St. Stephen, the king who founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity. In Bratislava, where a …
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Enjoy a quiet moment on the banks of the Danube
$9,490
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Gems of the Danube

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Explore historic Nuremberg
  • Stroll through Regensburg
  • Visit the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Tour Schönbrunn Palace
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore historic Nuremberg, Germany before boarding your 5-star luxury river cruise ship and embarking on your adventure. Cruise the Danube, making stops in some of the most beautiful cities of central Europe. Explore castles and gardens near Salzburg, join a beer or wine tasting in Regensburg, and …
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Gorgeous evening view of Prague
$4,674
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The Legendary Danube

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Discover attractive Prague
  • Visit the famous city of Pilzen
  • Enjoy Nuremberg's countryside
  • Bike along the Danube River
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your European river voyage with a visit to historic Prague, “the city of a hundred spires.” Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe’s second largest river, as you cruise from Nuremberg through the Main-Danube Canal and across the Continental Divide. Visit …
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Visit charming Passau
$7,710
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Classic Prague & Danube Delights

Prague - Budapest - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Destiny
  • Visit the Gothic St Vitus Cathedral
  • Tour the city of Regensburg
  • Explore the town of Passau
  • Ride a bike from Melk to Dürnstein
Starts / Ends:
Prague / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend a 3-night stay at a hotel in Prague as a start of this 11-day tour. Enjoy a visit to Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral and have a full day to explore the city on your own. After having an exciting tour in Prague, board on the Emerald Destiny in Nuremberg. Sail through the Main-Danube Canal and make …
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Panoramic view of Vilshofen
$2,599
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Magna on the Danube - Cruise only

Vilshofen to Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Explore Passau
  • Discover Salzburg
  • Experience Melk Abbey
  • Visit Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Vilshofen / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day river cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the MS AmaMagna. Immerse yourself in captivating architecture, classical music, stunning scenery, and delectable cuisine. From apricot brandy tastings in Dürnstein to an exclusive wine festival in Spitz, indulge in epicurean …
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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$3,599
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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 Cruises, 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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Wander the grounds of Belvedere Palace, Vienna
$4,797
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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:
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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Evening light over Nuremberg
$7,090
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Danube Delights

Munich - Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Luna
  • Walk to the city of Regensburg
  • Explore the architectures in Passau
  • Hike around the Bratislava Castle
  • Drive and walk around Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Munich / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 8-Day Danube Delights Cruise from Munich to Budapest aboard the Emerald Luna, explore and sail along the second-longest river on the continent, the Danube River. It will take travelers on an adventure from Eastern to Western Europe and vice versa. Gain a unique perspective on the past and …
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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$2,999
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Danube Christmas Delights

Budapest - Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Wander through Bratislava
  • Taste Linz's famous Linzer Torte
  • Explore Christkindlmarkt
  • Discover Passau's history
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day Danube Christmas Delights cruise with Viking Cruises,exploring the gems of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Wachau Valley, Linz, and Passau. In Budapest, be enchanted by the stunning architecture and thermal spas, while the Christmas season adds a romantic touch with yuletide …
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Admire beautiful evening lights of Vienna
$3,099
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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:
Vienna / Nuremberg
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, 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 inspired …
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