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Danube River Cruises


Calling at some of Europe’s most beautiful cities, and passing through the ever-changing scenery of contrasting countries, the Danube River cruises make a memorable journey.

Rising deep in Germany’s Black Forest, the winding Danube plots an easterly course, cutting across no fewer than 10 countries on its path towards its eventual destination in Eastern Europe’s Black Sea. As it meanders, the life-bringing Danube takes those who journey on it through some of this part of the world’s most historically significant settlements.

Leaving Germany the river flows through the Austro-German border city of Passau, famous for its Italianate feel and crowned by ornate St Stephan’s Cathedral. Here the Danube is joined by tributaries the Inn and the Ilz, before flowing onwards through mountainous Austria.

Continuing east, the river weaves its way through cosmopolitan Linz, towards picture-book Melk, with its UNESCO World Heritage abbey, a vast Benedictine monastery complete with stunning Baroque interior - one of the Danube’s most vaunted and most visited sites.

Wending a path through Austria’s verdant Wachau Valley, the river reaches Imperial Vienna, the glorious Austrian capital city. The historical seat of some of Europe’s greatest thinkers and musicians, with ornate palaces, elegant arcades and vast open squares, as well as some of the world’s finest coffee houses, Vienna begs to be explored and enjoyed.

Paying a brief visit to Slovakia, the Danube passes through its delightfully compact and walkable capital city – Bratislava. This medieval gem, centred on St Martin’s Cathedral, boasts splendid Baroque palaces, an ancient suspension bridge and a lively café culture.

From Slovakia, the Danube flows into Hungary, towards the country’s enthralling capital city, Budapest. Split by the mighty river, Buda, on the west bank, boasts colourful Castle Hill, while Pest, to its east, is dominated by the gothic parliament building and an elegant maze of designer stores, coffee houses and patisseries.

Danube Discoverer
An included guided tour of Imperial Vienna - An afternoon call in Budapest, 'Pearl of the Danube' - A visit to the Slovakian capital, Bratislava
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  • 6 days from: £1069pp
  • 9 airports
  • 5 dates available
  • Oct 2019 - Oct 2020
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Classic Danube Explorer
An overnight stay and included guided tour in Vienna - A morning call in Hungary's Esztergom - An overnight stay and included guided tour in Budapest
  • 3.5 customer rating
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  • 8 days from: £1509pp
  • 9 airports
  • 15 dates available
  • Aug 2019 - Oct 2020
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Danube Christmas Markets
Cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley - An overnight stay in Vienna, and an included city tour - Explore the Austrian capital and its Christmas markets
  • 5 days from: £889pp
  • 6 airports
  • 3 dates available
  • Nov 2019 - Dec 2019
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Christmas on the Danube
Cruise through the Wachau to call at Durnstein - Arriving in Vienna on Christmas Eve - A tour of the Austrian capital on Christmas Day
  • 5 days from: £1399pp
  • 4 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 23 December 2019
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Prague and the Danube Explorer
An included walking tour around Prague's Old Town - The chance to explore the city by day and night - An overnight stay and included guided tour in Vienna
  • 4.5 customer rating
  • 11 days from: £1791.30pp
  • Was: £2559pp
  • 7 airports
  • 15 dates available
  • Aug 2019 - Oct 2020
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New Year on the Danube
Cruise east to Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube - An included city tour in Budapest - A day in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava
  • 8 days from: £2019pp
  • 5 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 27 December 2019
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Discover for yourself one of Europe’s most magnificent cities on the Danube River cruise. Call at some of Central Europe's most beautiful cities - including historic Vienna, stunning Budapest and enchanting Bratislava. There is so much to see and do on this cruise – we’ve listed some of our highlights of the Danube River cruise.