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Top Danube River Cruises & Tours in 2023

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Passau at sunset, Germany
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  • 133 Cruises
Cologne's famous cathedral at sunset from the Rhine.
Austria
  • 68 Cruises
Explore Vienna's beautiful gardens while touring through Europe
Slovakia
  • 39 Cruises
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MS Elbe Princesse
Hungary
  • 71 Cruises
Parliament Building at night, Budapest
Bulgaria
  • 14 Cruises
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Explore the Bulgarian city of Veliko Tarnovo
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Take a cruise to Danube River in 2023 on one of our hand-selected small ships exploring the best of Budapest, Passau, Bratislava, Regensburg, and Nuremberg. The most popular activities and experiences on small ship cruises to Danube River in 2023 are river cruises, biking, urban exploration, hiking, and wine tasting. Explore Danube River's hot spots during the day and sail port-to-port on your comfortable small ship without repacking your suitcase. Savvy travelers know that small ship cruises offer an excellent balance of fewer crowds and access to small port towns, harbors, and coves that large cruise ships simply can't visit. Our cruises to Danube River in 2023 range in price from $1,343 to $30,396 for expeditions of 5 to 22 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's expert Danube River trip planners for help planning a seamless cruise to Danube River in 2023.
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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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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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Gorgeous evening view of Prague
$4,299
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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 Cruise, 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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Enjoy this beautiful basilica while traveling through Europe
$4,399
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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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Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
$2,693
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Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube and the Iron Gates

Budapest Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS L'Europe
  • Visit the modern Osijek
  • Enjoy a free afternoon in Belgrade
  • Cruise to the Iron gates gorges
  • Join an excursion to Pécs
Activities:
River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise along the charming and historic Danube, one of Europe's largest river, on this 8-day round trip cruiseaboard the MS L'Europe from Budapest. Visit Belgrade, cradle of the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures, explore the "Spa Town of Hercules and Orsova”, stroll …
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Enjoy a beautiful river view at sunset.
$3,799
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The Romantic Danube

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Tour historical sites in Prague
  • See old-world architecture
  • Bike along the Inn River
  • Choose from optional excursions
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel through captivating cities, beginning with a 3-night stay in fairytale Prague followed with an 8-day river cruise on the timeless Danube River from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000-year-old city and visit Europe’s largest pipe organ, savor local wines throughout the Wachau …
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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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Frauenkirche church in Nuremberg
$3,399
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The Legendary Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Enjoy traditional Bavarian delights
  • Bike along the Danube River
  • Visit Melk's Benedictine Abbey
  • Discover the elegant city of Vienna
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight yourself with the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe’s second largest river. Journey from Nuremberg on the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide, and along the way, visit charming towns and marvel at beautiful vistas. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau …
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Explore the countryside surrounding Belgrade
$3,483
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Along the Danube, the Danube Delta, the Balkan Peninsula and Budapest

9 Day Itinerary aboard MS Vivaldi
  • Tour the Danube delta
  • Join an excursion to Little Paris
  • Explore the village of Arnabasi
  • Sail through the Iron Gates
Starts/ Ends in:
Oltenita / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Romania to Hungary via Serbia, be surprised and delighted by this cruise that will take you to the heart of Eastern Europe. Discover cities with remarkable landscapes and elegant architecture such as Novi Sad, the capital of the province of Vojvodina regarded as the "Serbian Athens," …
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Explore Budapest from the serene Danube
$1,343
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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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Budapest, the capital city of Hungary
$2,088
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A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Budapest

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 upriver 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, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest …
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Iron Gates, Danube River
$3,599
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Gems of Southeast Europe - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Admire Rousse's architecture
  • Learn of the region's rich history
  • Enjoy culinary and wine excursions
  • Tour European cities and villages
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Giurgiu
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark the Amamagna for an 8-day cruise along the Danube River. On this intimate cruise beginning in Budapest, tour villages, explore historical sites and enjoy the luxurious amenities on board while you fall in love the unique Southeast Europeancharm that this region offers. Cross through the …
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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$4,134
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Trans-European Cruise

Strasbourg to Budapest - 13 Day Itinerary aboard MS France
  • Visit the historical city of Mainz
  • Explore Miltenberg's architecture
  • Enjoy Passau's baroque charm
  • Discover Austrian history
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Central Europe from the comfort of your luxury ship during this 13-day voyage aboard the MS France. VisitWürzburg, a magic city situated on the right bank of the Main River, a city famous for its baroque palace. Enjoy aguided tour to Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on …
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Romanian Athenaeum Of Bucharest, Romania
$5,159
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Gems of Southeast Europe

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Enjoy Pécs
  • Visit the Szekszárd wine region
  • Discover Novi Sad
  • Explore Vidin
Starts/ Ends in:
Vienna / Bucharest
Activities:
Biking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be treated to the flavors, sights, sounds, and cultures of this diverse swath of the continent. Celtic fortifications, medieval towns, and grand cities, along with the natural beauty of pastoral landscapes and the Danube’s famed Iron Gates, showcase the best of eastern Europe. Nature lovers …
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Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
$4,895
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Gems of Southeast Europe

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaverde
  • Enjoy Pécs
  • Visit the Szekszárd wine region
  • Discover Novi Sad
  • Explore Vidin
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Bucharest
Activities:
Biking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be treated to the flavors, sights, sounds, and cultures of this diverse swath of the continent. Celtic fortifications, medieval towns, and grand cities, along with the natural beauty of pastoral landscapes and the Danube’s famed Iron Gates, showcase the best of eastern Europe. Nature lovers …
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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 in:
Budapest / Prague
Activities:
Christmas Market, River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise
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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Vienna
$3,299
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Melodies of the Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Discover Budapest
  • Take a guided bike ride
  • Enjoy wine tasting
  • Delight in a walking tour
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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 Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube …
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Budapest Cityscape
$2,999
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Gems of Southeast Europe - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaverde
  • Enjoy Pécs
  • Visit the Szekszárd wine region
  • Discover Novi Sad
  • Explore Vidin
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celtic fortifications, medieval towns and grand cities, along with the natural beauty of pastoral landscapes and the Danube’s famed Iron Gates, showcase the best of eastern Europe. Nature lovers will relish the opportunity to see Bulgaria’s natural wonder, Belogradchik, a fairytale …
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