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Top Danube River Tours & Cruises in 2024

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Golden sunset lights the famous Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest
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Discover Danube River in 2024 on one of these amazing trips hand selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Select any of the below 58 top-rated trips where you will explore Budapest, Passau, Bratislava, Regensburg, and Nuremberg with an exceptional bilingual guide on a small group or customizable private tour. The most popular things to do in Danube River in are cruises, river cruises, wine tasting, biking, and hiking. Our Danube River trips in 2024 range in price from $1,749 to $28,696 for trips of 6 to 22 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's expert Danube River trip planners for help planning a seamless experience.
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Visit charming Passau
$3,999
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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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Gorgeous evening view of Prague
$4,799
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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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Enjoy a quiet moment on the banks of the Danube
$3,895
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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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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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$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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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 beautiful river view at sunset.
$4,139
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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
$3,599
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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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Discover the art and culture of Vienna
$3,995
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Gems of the Danube

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Opal
  • Discover the historic Bratislava
  • Explore the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Stroll through Regensburg
  • Enjoy exploring Nuremberg
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Every aspect of this itinerary will be sure to surprise and delight travelers to this beautiful region. Board your 5-star luxury river cruise ship in historic Nuremberg, after exploring the old town and learning of its role in history both ancient and recent. Wander through the cultural center of …
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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$3,799
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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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Frauenkirche church in Nuremberg
$3,899
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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 Cruises, 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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Evening light over Nuremberg
$2,545
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Danube Delights

Budapest - Munich - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Destiny
  • Walk to the city of Regensburg
  • Explore the architectures in Passau
  • Hike around the Bratislava Castle
  • Drive and walk around Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Arrive and board the ship in Budapest. It was originally two separate cities, Buda on the right and Pest on the left offer incredibly different views on the culture of one of the liveliest cities in Eastern Europe. The second stop is at Bratislava, surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian …
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Explore Vienna's beautiful gardens while touring through Europe
$2,895
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Danube Explorer

Budapest - Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Destiny
  • Explore the area around Buda Castle
  • Walk along the lanes of Bratislava
  • Take a look at the Baroque palaces
  • Enjoy a tour to Melk Abbey
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Welcome to the “Pearl of the Danube”. Ride a coach to explore UNESCO World Heritage-listed city center. Visit some architectural wonders from across the ages, following a journey from Budapest’s Roman beginnings to the addition of ornate Romanesque and Baroque architecture in the …
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Christmas Market Square at night
$5,999
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Enchanting Christmas & New Year's

Passau to Budapest - 11 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Maria Theresa
  • Fancy a Artstetten Castle reception
  • Spend Christmas Day in Salzburg
  • Discover the delicacies of Slovakia
  • Enjoy a Mozart and Strauss concert
  • Warm up with mulled wine tasting
Starts / Ends:
Passau / Budapest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
An 11-day festive extravaganza celebrating two holidays in grand and unforgettable style. Ring out the old year and ring in the new with art, wine and song as you cruise through four nations aboard S.S Maria Theresa during this enchanting season. Cruise the mighty Danube, visiting classic capitals …
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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$3,799
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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:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
River Cruises, 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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