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The Danube River flows through ten countries, including Austria, Slovakia, and Croatia. From Austria's Wachau Valley to the "Budapest string of pearls" in Hungary and Austria, or Orava Castle in Slovakia to Bratislava and historic Vienna, you can see everything from castles and vineyards to historic cities with a Danube River cruise. Many believe that river cruising is the best way to see the Danube River. Without having to unpack your suitcase, you can easily travel between castles, vineyards, and historic cities on one of these top 80 Danube River cruises. The Danube River features river cruises, cruises, biking, urban exploration, and luxury on trips that cost from $1,343 to $30,396 for a 5 to 22 days trip. If you need help planning a Danube River cruise, contact us right now to begin organizing your vacation.
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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:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, 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
$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:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, 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 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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Enjoy a quiet moment on the banks of the Danube
$4,645
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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
$4,299
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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 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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Budapest, the capital city of Hungary
$4,499
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Delightful Danube & Prague

Budapest to Prague - 10 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Beatrice
  • Explore Budapest city with a guide.
  • Enjoy a tour to beautiful Vienna.
  • Visit Regensburg city with a guide.
  • Walk through the vineyards of Spitz
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Prague
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Aboard the S.S. Beatrice, this is the perfect voyage for travelers seeking aficionados of European history, music and art. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes into Germany and past …
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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:
Prague / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, 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
$3,199
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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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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 Cruises, 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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Historic Nuremberg
$6,999
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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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$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:
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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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 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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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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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 Cruises, 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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Vienna
$3,499
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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 Visits, Hiking, River Cruises
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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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$2,395
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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:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
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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Cruise down the charming Wachau valley
$4,486
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Gems of the Danube

Nuremberg-Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Pearl
  • Explore fascinating Nuremberg
  • Visit Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace
  • Admire historic opulence in Vienna
  • Discover the history of Budapest
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 5-star luxury river cruise in Nuremberg, Germany. Visit Regensburg, Melk and Dürnstein. Explore Vienna, Austria, with its remarkable array of elegant buildings and end the journey in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Look forward to enjoying it all from the …
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