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Live one of the below 28 unique Danube River cultural experiences for 2023 or 2024. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like river cruises, cruises, village visits, urban exploration, and cultural and cost from $1,649 for experiences of 6 to 22 days. Tell us about your ideal Danube River cultural trip and our Danube River experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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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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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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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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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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Discover the gorgeous architecture of Budapest
$2,395
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Danube Delights

Budapest - Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sun
  • Enjoy a Hungarian folklore show
  • Explore architecture in Passau
  • Walk in the city of Vienna
  • Hike around Bratislava Castle
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Munich
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Emerald Sun awaits on this 8-day cruise experiencing theDanube Delights fromBudapest to Munich. Explore buildings that are filled with history and experience ancient traditions. Start your journey in the city of Budapest in Hungary, then sail to Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. This voyage will be …
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Christmas Market Square at night
$5,899
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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 countryside surrounding Belgrade
$4,645
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Along the Danube, the Danube Delta, the Balkan Peninsula and Budapest

9 Day Itinerary aboard MS Vivaldi
  • Tour the Danube delta
  • Join an excursion to Little Paris
  • Explore the village of Arnabasi
  • Sail through the Iron Gates
Starts / Ends:
Oltenita / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Romania to Hungary via Serbia, be surprised and delighted by this cruise that will take you to the heart of Eastern Europe. Discover cities with remarkable landscapes and elegant architecture such as Novi Sad, the capital of the province of Vojvodina regarded as the "Serbian Athens," …
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Passau at sunset, Germany
$3,106
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Christmastime on the Danube

Eastbound - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon View
  • Explore the city of Nuremberg
  • Have fun exploring Christmas market
  • Roam around the city of Passau
  • Visit the Benedictine Abbey
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Vienna
Activities:
Christmas Market, River Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Avalon View in Nuremberg with its medieval fortifications, gothic churches, and palaces. The Old Town is illuminated with festive lights and decorations and the Christmas market, one of the most famous in the world, has dozens of stalls offering traditional wares, such as Lebkuchen, …
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Passau at sunset, Germany
$3,699
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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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Take a quiet moment in Passau
$3,199
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Danube Dreams (Eastbound)

10 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Envision
  • Explore the Hradčany Castle Ground
  • See the historical sites
  • Take a tour of Budapest
  • Take a tour of Melk
  • Explore the city of Passau
Starts / Ends:
Prague / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sip & sail your way across Danube River aboard Avalon Envision in this memorable river cruise perfect for wine lovers. Begin by spending two nights in Prague where the tours will show its best-known treasures. Guided sightseeing in Regensburg shows the Old Town Hall, the Porta Pretoria and many …
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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:
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 …
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Visit beautiful Regensburg
$3,699
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Danube Dreams (Eastbound)

10 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Passion
  • Explore the Hradčany Castle Ground
  • See the historical sites
  • Take a tour of Budapest
  • Take a tour of Melk
  • Explore the city of Passau
Starts / Ends:
Deggendorf / Budapest
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin by spending two nights in Prague, where the tours will show its best-known treasures. Guided sightseeing in Regensburg shows the Old Town Hall, the Porta Pretoria and many mansions with high towers denoting the status and wealth of their early owners.Transfer to Deggendorf, where your river …
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Budapest, the capital city of Hungary
$2,088
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A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Budapest

6 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon View
  • Explore the Bratislava
  • Visit different sites in Vienna
  • Take a tour of Melk
  • Take a tour of Budapest
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Vienna
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Avalon View and head upriver to Bratislava. For a 58-mile stretch, the middle of the Danube forms the border between Hungary and Slovakia, and guided sightseeing awaits you in Slovakia’s capital. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest …
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Sunset over Passau
$2,799
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Romantic Danube

Budapest to Regensburg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Visit Budapest's Matthias Church
  • Explore the Schönbrunn Palace
  • See Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers
  • Tour the scenic town of Regensburg
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Regensburg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 8-day cruising adventure sailing between Budapest, Hungary and Regensburg, Germany. Visit Budapest’s Castle District and cross the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most revered monastic centers, and make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots. …
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A quiet autumn morning in Bratislava
$8,498
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Grand Danube Cruise with Prague

22 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Explore Prague's historic sites
  • Visit Vienna's city center
  • See Hungarian horsemanship
  • Cruise through the Iron Gates
Starts / Ends:
Prague / Bucharest
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your European river journey with three nights in Prague before embarking on MS. Voyage through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley before visiting the spectacular Melk Abbey. Expertly guided tours show you the highlights of Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest, the birthplace of …
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Parliament Building, Budapest
$8,298
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Grand Danube Cruise with Prague

22 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaverde
  • Cruise through the Iron Gates
  • Visit Vienna's city center
  • Enjoy local wine and food
  • Tour Bran Castle
Starts / Ends:
Prague / Bucharest
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience its magic yourself, beginning with a 3-night stay in Prague before embarking upon your Danube river cruise. Savor Wachau Valley wine, embrace the elegance and history of Vienna and Budapest, and traverse the legendary passage known as the Iron Gates. Disembark in Rousse, Bulgaria, and …
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