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8-Day Danube River Cruises & Trips

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Discover the best of Danube River on one of these 35 recommended 8-day cruises. Explore Budapest, Passau, Bratislava, Nuremberg, and Regensburg where you will enjoy river cruises, biking, hiking, wine tasting, and village visits during the day as you sail port-to-port in your floating vacation home at night. We work with all of the top-rated small ships in Danube River and can give you unbiased advice on which ship and itinerary best match your tastes and needs. Our cruises to Danube River range from $2,499 to $47,848 for a 8-day itinerary. Contact one of Adventure Life's Danube River cruise specialists for help deciding which itinerary is best for you and we'll assist you in planning every detail of your dream trip. 

 
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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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Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruise
$3,845
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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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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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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 in:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Christmas Market, Small Ship Cruise
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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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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$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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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 in:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Christmas Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
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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Vienna
$3,399
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Iconic Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalea
  • Visit the Great Market Hall
  • Explore Vörösmarty Square
  • Join a guided bike ride
  • Join a walking tour of Passau
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure: …
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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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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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Budapest Cityscape
$3,395
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Danube Explorer

Budapest - Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sky
  • Explore the city of Budapest
  • Look at architecture in Budapest
  • Hike to the Bratislava Castle
  • Visit the city center in Vienna
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Hiking, River Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Witness the beauty of Europe as we sail along the Danube River. Relax onboard or enjoy the entertainment facilities that Emerald Sky offers. On this 8-day journey, be mesmerized with the Baroque architecture and buildings from different cities. Enjoy each day of exploration and tours that bring …
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Explore Nuremberg
$3,495
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Danube Delights

Budapest - Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sky
  • Enjoy a Hungarian folklore show
  • Witness Hungary’s iconic buildings
  • Walk in the city of Vienna
  • Visit the Bratislava Castle
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Emerald Sky brings you to old Europe in this modern time. Experience the luxury and comfort of the ship while sailing through the Danube River. Visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites like Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Centre of Vienna and more! And get a chance to hike and …
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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$3,295
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Danube Delights

Budapest - Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sun
  • Hike to the Dürnstein Castle
  • Join a tour in the city of Budapest
  • Enjoy a Hungarian folklore show
  • Walk in the city of Vienna
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
JoinEmerald Sun for an exciting journey from Hungary to Germany.Explore buildings that are filled with history and experience ancient traditions. Start your journey in the city of Budapest, Hungary then sail to Slovakia, Austria, and Germany to visit some of the iconic cities. This voyage will be …
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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$2,999
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Danube Dreams (Westbound)

Budapest to Deggendorf - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Passion
  • Enjoy the city of Budapest.
  • Be amazed of St. Martin’s Cathedral
  • Explore the City of Three Rivers.
  • Visit the iconic Heroes’ Square.
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin the European river cruise in Budapest. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. …
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Passau at sunset, Germany
$2,999
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Enchanting Danube

Budapest to Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Maria Theresa
  • Kunstkammer Vienna Private Viewing
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Private Mozart and Strauss concert
  • Visit the Melk Abbey
  • Explore Dürnstein wine village
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the shimmering waters of the fabled Danube River flowing thousands of miles through the very heart of Europe, silent witness to centuries of artistic achievement and historical events. This 8-day journey aboard S.S Maria Theresa from Budapest to Passau provides an immersive cultural …
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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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Explore the charming Austrian town of Linz
$3,199
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Danube Dreams (Westbound)

8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon View
  • Visit the iconic Heroes’ Square.
  • Explore the City of Three Rivers.
  • Enjoy the city of Budapest.
  • Be amazed of St. Martin’s Cathedral
Starts/ Ends in:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin the European river cruise in Budapest. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. …
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