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Explore the top-rated Austria small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Vienna, Linz, Melk, Durnstein, and Weissenkirchen, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Austria small ship cruises start at $2,970 for a trip of 7 to 22 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream Austria small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
$3,499
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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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Enjoy a quiet moment on the banks of the Danube
$4,195
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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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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market with loved ones
$3,995
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Danube Christmas Markets

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Explore Thurn und Taxis Palace
  • Explore the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Visit's Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
  • Learn Jewish history in Budapest
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Revel in the spirit of Christmas on an 8-day magical Danube river cruise. Board your luxurious ship in Nuremberg, after exploring the markets of this charming Bavarian city. Cruise to historic Regensburg and explore the picturesquePalais Thurn und Taxis. Wander the sparkling streets ofVienna, with …
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Column on Hauptplatz in Linz
$3,399
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Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Explore historic Melk
  • Sightsee in Passau
  • Visit Vienna's landmarks
  • Tour Budapest
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Feel the old-world charm and unique traditions in each town along the wayas you stroll the expansive markets for souvenirs, lifted along by the sweet and savory smells of the fresh food and local flavors. Enjoy a holiday like no other! Board the MS Amabella in Budapest and cruise eight days through …
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Enjoy this beautiful basilica while traveling through Europe
$6,198
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Grand Danube Cruise - Cruise Only

15 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaverde
  • Visit the Austrian Lake District
  • Savor Vienna's Baroque elegance
  • Discover Bratislava's heritage
  • Explore the Puszta region
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe's second largest river. Journey from Nuremberg across the Continental Divide, and along the way visit charming towns and marvel at beautiful vistas. Enter Austria and cruise along the Wachau wine region. Visit three grand old capitals, …
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Christmas Market in Prague
$4,959
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Christmas Markets on the Danube

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Tour Budapest's famous buildings
  • Admire Vienna's landmarks
  • Visit beloved Christmas markets
  • Discover Prague's history
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Prague
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 13-day Christmas adventure like no other and fall in love with the European holiday season. Spend two days in Budapest before joining the MS Amabella and cruising through the charming region where many of today’s most beloved Christmas traditions originated. Experience several …
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Parliament Building, Budapest
$8,298
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Grand Danube Cruise with Prague

22 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaverde
  • Cruise through the Iron Gates
  • Visit Vienna's city center
  • Enjoy local wine and food
  • Tour Bran Castle
Starts / Ends:
Prague / Bucharest
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience its magic yourself, beginning with a 3-night stay in Prague before embarking upon your Danube river cruise. Savor Wachau Valley wine, embrace the elegance and history of Vienna and Budapest, and traverse the legendary passage known as the Iron Gates. Disembark in Rousse, Bulgaria, and …
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A quiet autumn morning in Bratislava
$8,498
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Grand Danube Cruise with Prague

22 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Explore Prague's historic sites
  • Visit Vienna's city center
  • See Hungarian horsemanship
  • Cruise through the Iron Gates
Starts / Ends:
Prague / Bucharest
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your European river journey with three nights in Prague before embarking on MS. Voyage through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley before visiting the spectacular Melk Abbey. Expertly guided tours show you the highlights of Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest, the birthplace of …
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Visit historic Nuremberg
$2,970
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Christmastime on the Danube (Westbound)

7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Passion
  • Uncover the wonder of Wachau Valley
  • Visit the Benedictine Abbey in Melk
  • Enjoy walking in Regensburg
  • Explore Nuremberg
Starts / Ends:
Vienna / Nuremberg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Christmastime river cruise begins in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart and Strauss, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Spanish Riding School. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get …
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