Experience the breathtaking, flowing beauty of the Danube River as you glide through enchanting landscapes, picturesque vineyards, and charming riverside towns. Immerse yourself in the captivating scenery that unfolds along this iconic waterway.
Discover a tapestry of history, art, and culture as you visit the diverse cities and towns that line the Danube. From Vienna’s architectural wonders to Budapest’s medieval charm, each destination offers a unique blend of traditions, cuisine, and historical landmarks waiting to be explored.
Indulge in a range of unforgettable experiences that cater to all interests and preferences. Whether exploring historical sites, attending classical concerts, tasting exquisite wines, or simply relaxing on deck while taking in the stunning vistas, Danube River cruises offer many opportunities to create lifelong memories.
Embark on an unforgettable cruise along the Danube River as it winds its way through the remarkable landscapes of ten countries, including Germany, Hungary, and Austria. Discover Europe’s rich heritage and breathtaking natural beauty with our Danube River Cruise deals.
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Our gourmet chefs like to mirror the local traditions and tastes of the areas we are sailing through, so expect this to be reflected on the menu and, most importantly, the wine list! We like our daily dishes to partner where we are on the Danube River, so your palate is in for a real treat. Our chefs always offer vegetarian and vegan options and can also cater for dietary intolerances.
Danube River cruises offer unforgettable experiences that promise to take you through some of Europe’s most beautiful and historically rich regions. The river stretches from the Black Forest in Germany all the way to the Black Sea in Romania and is home to some of the most stunning and culturally significant landmarks in the world.
*This is an example itinerary of one of many of our Danube river cruises. We have a huge selection of river routes, cruise lines, and ships. Speak to our crui.se advisor today to find your perfect Danube river cruise
Join the ship at Budapest, the ‘Queen of the Danube’, and spend time taking in the atmosphere of this historical and cultural city. Located on both sides of the river Danube, stroll around atmospheric Buda with its medieval cobbled streets, Royal Palace, museums and galleries or cross the river to experience fashionable and bustling Pest with high-end retail in leafy boulevards and Magyar cuisine.
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and a feast for culture vultures with art galleries, concerts and ballet. Architecturally fascinating, the diverse history and development of Bratislava are never better represented than in its famous town square, Hlavné Námestie, with the historic old town easily accessible on foot. Visit Bratislava Castle, towering over the Danube delta, a former frontier post of the Roman Empire, the 11th-century Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin and the town hall, which contains the oldest museum in the country.
Austria’s Baroque capital and the Hapsburg Empire’s former centre, Vienna, needs no introduction. Noted for its illustrious musical heritage, stroll around Vienna’s grand architecture, a blend of Italian romantic and imperial Germanic style. Enjoy gourmet cuisine and world-class coffee with easy access to the city centre, which offers an exciting cosmopolitan mix of style, culture and old-world grandeur.
Nestling on the banks of the Wachau valley of the Danube, Weissenkirchen is a refreshing contrast to the size and splendour of the city visits on this cruise. In the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen is a winemaking centre with vineyards dotted across the rolling green hills. Picturesque in the extreme, Weissenkirchen has a 14th-century Gothic church from which it takes its name, a museum with exhibitions and performances and a traditional Austrian wine tavern where you can sample some of the region’s finest vintages.
The third-largest city in Austria, Linz straddles the Danube and is famous for its vibrant and diverse cultural scene and is a former European Capital of Culture. Spend time in the Museum of Upper Austria and the Lentos Art Museum or check out the programme of festivals and events.
Located on the border between Austria and Germany, Passau is known as the Three Rivers City as it sits at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz. Crammed with ancient and interesting architecture, churches and museums, enjoy the beautiful riverfront promenades. Take a look at the Museum of Modern Art or the Glass Museum Passau for something a little different. A trip to Passau wouldn’t be complete without refreshments at a traditional Bavarian café with tasty local cuisine.
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Cruising the Danube River is an unforgettable experience that promises to take you through some of the most beautiful and historically rich regions of Europe. The river stretches from the Black Forest in Germany, all the way to the Black Sea in Romania, and is home to some of the most stunning and culturally significant landmarks in the world.
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Choices of Ships
Make your way through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary with a choice of excursions that appeal to your interests; taking bookings for 2023/2024
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Pre & Post Cruise Options
Cruise in style down the Danube with AMAwaterways, available bookings for 2023/2024
Immerse yourself in history down the Danube, taking bookings for 2023/2024
Luxury cruise ship
Enjoy the traditional charm of some of Europe’s most architecturally impressive regions on the Prague and the Delights of the Danube Cruise by Saga. We’re taking bookings for 2023
Enjoy 7 nights on the most iconic river in the world and experience heritage, culture and history first-hand on Uniworld’s Authentic Danube Cruise. We’re taking bookings for 2023 and 2024
Choice of Ships
Embark on the Grand Danube cruise and unlock ten countries packed with history and folklore. Start with an Oktoberfest bash in Vilshofen, hike the Passauer Schloss, pedal around Vienna, and indulge in pastry and yoghurt tastings in Vidin. It’s an unforgettable adventure with plenty of flavour!
Pre and post-cruise options
Discover Christmas European style with the Christmas Markets on the Danube cruise from Amawaterways. Enjoy seasonal excursions, traditional festive cuisine and see some of Europe’s finest capital cities in their winter finery.
Cruise through Europe on the adventure of a lifetime – taking bookings for 2023/2024
The ‘Magna’, Ama’s most popular ship, will transport you down the Danube in style. Get ready for a mix of active adventures like bike tours and hill-walking, plus some quality time for drinking and eating. It’s a cruise that’s as epic as it is appetizing!
Explore Europe’s most iconic waterway and take in the history, heritage and culture of some of the world’s most famous capital cities with the added joy of the finest and most festive Christmas markets. Enjoy two excursions, luxury accommodation and award-winning dining on this breathtaking winter voyage on the Danube.
Choice of ships
Enjoy some of Europe’s most famous and historical destinations on the Blue Danube Discovery Cruise by AmaWaterways. We’re taking bookings for 2023 and 2024
Night Pre-cruise option
Discover the river that inspired some of Europe’s most famous music makers with a Celebration of Classical Music cruise from AmaWaterways. Enjoy a feast for all the senses and make your heart sing with the melody of the Danube.
Pre & Post Cruise Options
Revel in 8 days sailing along the picturesque Danube River, immersing yourself in the rich history and culture of Europe’s enchanting cities and landscapes. We’re taking bookings for 2023 and 2024
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“I can confidently say that embarking on this extraordinary journey is an experience like no other. The Danube River flows through the heart of Central Europe, offering a blend of scenic beauty, rich history, and cultural diversity. Danube River cruises immerse you in the enchanting landscapes, vibrant cities, and charming villages that dot its picturesque shores. From the iconic cities of Vienna and Budapest to the hidden gems along the way, every stop unveils a tapestry of captivating stories and architectural wonders. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a lover of fine cuisine, or simply seeking a relaxing getaway, a Danube River cruise promises to exceed your expectations.”
“Cruising was such a unique way to see and visit some Eastern European cities which we had never been to before. Prague and Budapest were outstanding, plus we had the joy of a beautiful boat and the whole atmosphere and ambience of the river cruise – it really was a double whammy. The standard of the boat and the care and service of the staff were also five star.”
“As keen cruisers, we like to think we’re just a little picky and selective but couldn’t fault this Danube cruise in terms of quality and delivery – it lived up to all our expectations. We had been to a couple of these cities before, but to arrive by water and put the city stops into the context of this famous river was a complete revelation. I’d definitely recommend it as a way of seeing this part of the world.”
“This cruise was a surprise anniversary present for my wife, so I was very nervous that it would live up to expectations. Well, it didn’t disappoint. The boat and cruising experience were just amazing, with such thoughtful attention to detail, and that’s before you consider the amazing places we were visiting. I would definitely recommend this cruise, there’s something for everyone.”
“What we really liked about this cruise is the helpful advice and information provided about each destination. To be honest, there is just so much to see and do at each stop, so it’s really useful to have that filter to make an informed choice about what to go and see. The information catered to everyone’s preferences and interests, and even regular cruisers were impressed at the local insight, and the boat staff were so knowledgeable and helpful. This is definitely the best way to travel!”
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At Crui.se, we take immense pride in our culinary offerings, which perfectly reflect the local traditions and flavours of the picturesque regions we sail through. Prepare to embark on a gastronomic journey where our gourmet chefs craft menus inspired by the Danube’s rich culinary heritage. From delectable entrees to tantalizing desserts, every dish is thoughtfully curated to bring out the authentic tastes of the destinations you visit. Rest assured, our talented chefs are adept at catering to diverse dietary preferences, ensuring vegetarian, vegan, and intolerance-friendly options are readily available.
Every cruise ship on this route is equipped with access for wheelchair users or people with limited mobility. We aim to be completely inclusive, so always discuss any health or medical conditions with us when you book. We’ll be able to make all the necessary adjustments to ensure your Danube River cruise really is the trip of a lifetime. Knowing what you need in advance means that everything will be perfect just in time for your arrival on board.
All our staff are fully vaccinated in line with the latest protocols, and we like our guests to be vaccinated too. We need proof of this to confirm your booking and when you board. We have a medical team available 24/7 to answer any questions before and during your cruise, and this doesn’t just apply to Covid but any other health concerns you may have.
The minimum age for our guests is 13, and an adult must accompany all under 18s. We offer discounts for larger parties and reduced travel rates for those under 18, so please ask us about these when you book.
The Danube River flows through an impressive array of countries, showcasing the diverse beauty of Central and Eastern Europe. It passes through ten captivating countries in total. Starting its journey in Germany’s Black Forest, the Danube meanders through Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Moldova, and finally reaches its majestic end at the Black Sea. Each country brings its unique culture, history, and stunning landscapes to the river’s banks, offering passengers on a Danube River cruise a truly enriching and multi-faceted experience. From the grandeur of Vienna to the vibrant energy of Budapest and the charming towns in between, this iconic river route unveils the captivating spirit of Central and Eastern Europe.
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