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Explore the delights of Danube River on one of these 29 culture-focused tours and cruises in 2024 and 2025. From $2,599 to $24,390, you can wander through streets where centuries whisper from every corner, indulge in wine-tasting experiences that connect you to craftsmanship, or glide along serene waters tracing the footsteps of past civilizations. Let the cultural tapestry of Danube River envelop you on tours and cruises that promise to create unforgettable memories. For help planning your next seamless trip, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists today.
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Visit charming Passau
$2,699
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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
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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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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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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Hungarian parliament, Budapest
$4,699
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Highlights of Eastern Europe

Budapest to Bucharest - 10 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Beatrice
  • Tour Belgrade by bicycle
  • Cruise the Iron Gates along Danube
  • 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Bucharest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow a path forged by crusaders, kings and conquerors through Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria. Immerse yourself in new cultures and make new friends as you travel from splendid Budapest to dynamic Bucharest, discovering the best that the revitalized nations of Eastern Europe have …
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Visit charming Passau
$7,990
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Danube Delights

Budapest - Munich - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sky
  • Drive and walk around Vienna
  • Walk to the city of Regensburg
  • Explore the architecture in Passau
  • Hike around Bratislava Castle
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Munich
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the ship in Budapest which was originally two separate cities, Buda on the right and Pest on the left. Learn about the incredibly different views of the culture in one of the liveliest cities in Eastern Europe. The second stop is at Bratislava, surrounded by vineyards and the Little …
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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
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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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:
Relaxed
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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Vienna
$3,599
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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:
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 Vilshofen
$2,599
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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:
Relaxed
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
$6,890
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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:
Relaxed
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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Passau at sunset, Germany
$3,299
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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:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
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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Wander a cozy Christmas Market
$2,999
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Danube Christmas Delights

Budapest - Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Wander through Bratislava
  • Taste Linz's famous Linzer Torte
  • Explore Christkindlmarkt
  • Discover Passau's history
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day Danube Christmas Delights cruise with Viking Cruises,exploring the gems of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Wachau Valley, Linz, and Passau. In Budapest, be enchanted by the stunning architecture and thermal spas, while the Christmas season adds a romantic touch with yuletide …
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Rathaus in Vienna
$2,799
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Christmas on the Danube

Regensburg to Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Visit Regensburg's medieval town
  • Stroll the romantic market stalls
  • See Europe's largest pipe organ
  • Explore Vienna's Christmas markets
Starts / Ends:
Regensburg / Budapest
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Local Market Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on this 8-day Christmas on the Danube cruise along the Blue Danube, exploring the beauty of Hungary, Austria, and Germany. On this trip, get to experience the rich culture and history of these three countries and witness the festive spirit of grand cities, medieval towns, and quaint …
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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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Explore the inspiring Amsterdam
$11,190
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Splendours of Europe

Amsterdam - Budapest - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Destiny
  • Explore Amsterdam
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Explore Vienna
  • Visit towns
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 15-day Splendors of Europe cruise aboard the Emerald Destiny from Amsterdam to Budapest. This trip includes a scenic route through the countries of the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. Begin the exploration in Amsterdam, and delve into the history of the Dutch …
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Vltava river and Charles bridge in Prague
$4,759
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Melodies of the Danube

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaviola
  • Visit to the Great Market Hall
  • Hike up to Bratislava Castle
  • Take a guided bike ride
  • Be treated to a wine tasting
Activities:
Biking, Cooking Classes, Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises
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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Admire beautiful evening lights of Vienna
$3,099
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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:
Vienna / Nuremberg
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, 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 inspired …
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