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Discover Danube River in 2025 on one of these trips hand selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Select any of the below 51 top-rated trips where you will explore Vienna, Linz, Regensburg, Mohacs, and Vidin 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, biking, hiking, and cultural. Our Danube River trips in 2025 range in price from $2,199 to $34,490 for trips of 8 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
$3,299
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Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Experience Melk Abbey
  • Explore Passau
  • Discover Salzburg
  • Visit Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
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Embark on an 8-day river cruise from Budapest to Vilshofenaboard the MS AmaMagna. Immerse yourself in captivating architecture, classical music, stunning scenery, and delectable cuisine. From apricot brandy tastings in Dürnstein to an exclusive wine festival in Spitz, indulge in epicurean …
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Gorgeous evening view of Prague
$4,674
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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:
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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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Hungarian parliament, Budapest
$2,299
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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:
Variable
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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Visit charming Passau
$7,710
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Classic Prague & Danube Delights

Prague - Budapest - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Destiny
  • Visit the Gothic St Vitus Cathedral
  • Tour the city of Regensburg
  • Explore the town of Passau
  • Ride a bike from Melk to Dürnstein
Starts / Ends:
Prague / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Spend a 3-night stay at a hotel in Prague as a start of this 11-day tour. Enjoy a visit to Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral and have a full day to explore the city on your own. After having an exciting tour in Prague, board on the Emerald Destiny in Nuremberg. Sail through the Main-Danube Canal and make …
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Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
$3,799
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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:
Variable
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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Frauenkirche church in Nuremberg
$3,699
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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:
Variable
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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Sunset over Passau
$7,090
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Danube Delights

Munich - Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Star
  • Tour around the Ringstrasse
  • Learn about the Slovakian culture
  • Visit the Melk Abbey
  • Enjoy a traditional Bavarian band
Starts / Ends:
Munich / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Immerse yourself within the breathtaking and noteworthy places to visit on this 8-day trip. The Emerald Star plans an extraordinary getaway for you to experience. Grab your things and fly to Munich then transfer to Nuremberg where the ship and the crews are waiting. Cruise from Germany to Hungary. …
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Evening light over Nuremberg
$7,090
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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:
Variable
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
$7,790
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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 / Munich
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits
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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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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$3,599
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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
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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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Evening light over Nuremberg
$7,090
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Danube Delights

Munich - Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Luna
  • Walk to the city of Regensburg
  • Explore the architectures in Passau
  • Hike around the Bratislava Castle
  • Drive and walk around Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Munich / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 8-Day Danube Delights Cruise from Munich to Budapest aboard the Emerald Luna, explore and sail along the second-longest river on the continent, the Danube River. It will take travelers on an adventure from Eastern to Western Europe and vice versa. Gain a unique perspective on the past and …
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Bratislava
$3,299
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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:
Variable
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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Explore Budapest from the serene Danube
$8,490
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Danube Explorer & Highlights of Budapest

Munich/Passau - Budapest - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Luna
  • Explore the Danube River
  • Visit UNESCO heritage sites
  • Explore Central Europe
  • Learn about the history of Europe
Starts / Ends:
Munich / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 10-day Danube Explorer & Highlights of Budapest Cruise aboard Emerald Luna along the Danube River's shores, with an extended sojourn in the splendid city of Budapest. This itinerary unveils the beauty of five countries and five remarkable UNESCO World Heritage sites, …
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Enjoy a beautiful river view at sunset.
$4,279
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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:
Variable
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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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$3,699
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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:
Variable
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
$3,899
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Iconic Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

Nuremberg - Budapest - 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:
Variable
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 Vilshofen
$3,399
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Magna on the Danube - Cruise only

Vilshofen to Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Explore Passau
  • Discover Salzburg
  • Experience Melk Abbey
  • Visit Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Vilshofen / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day river cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the MS AmaMagna. Immerse yourself in captivating architecture, classical music, stunning scenery, and delectable cuisine. From apricot brandy tastings in Dürnstein to an exclusive wine festival in Spitz, indulge in epicurean …
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Take a quiet moment in Passau
$7,790
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Danube Explorer

Budapest - Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Star
  • Explore the area around Buda Castle
  • Look at ornate architecture
  • Enjoy a tour of Melk Abbey
  • Visit the city center in Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Take beautiful pictures in every city visited on this 8-day voyage with Emerald Star. Capture every moment and be a true Danube Explorer. Visit cities like Vienna, Bratislava, and Linz. Journey by coach to Ceský Krumlov in the Czech Republic. This journey begins in Budapest also known as the …
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