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Danube Waltz

Embark on an enchanting voyage like no other aboard the Danube Waltz Cruise. This captivating journey sweeps you along the beautiful Danube River, offering a mesmerising exploration of Europe’s historic cities and picturesque landscapes.

Sail through charming towns, visit iconic landmarks, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural ecosystem of the regions you’ll discover. As you meander along the Danube, taste local delicacies, enjoy world-class entertainment, and relax in the comfort of your luxurious Viking River Cruises Longship.

This Danube River Cruise promises adventurous, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will leave you with an abundance of joyous memories.

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  • Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises
  • Ship: Viking Longship Ingvi + 8 more
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Sep - Nov & Mar - Nov
£2,045pp
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Danube Waltz Cruise Itinerary

Embark on your 8-day Danube Waltz Cruise through the crowning glories of Europe. Explore Budapest’s historic thermal baths, visit Vienna’s magnificent Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, see the Great Synagogue, and more! History and cultural splendour are at your fingertips with the Danube Waltz Cruise.

*Day 7 – Bike ride along the Inn River: bicyclists must dismount and walk across the bridge. No riding is allowed.

Day 1

Budapest

Transfer to your ship from the airport. After boarding, you’ll have free time in the afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner.

Day 2

Budapest

Explore Budapest on the Panoramic Budapest tour. Visit Lázár Equestrian Park and ride a horse-drawn carriage. Enjoy a city hike to Castle Hill. Learn about Budapest’s Jewish history: visit the Jewish Quarter and see the Great Synagogue. Explore Budapest’s landmarks on a bicycle tour. Immerse yourself in Budapest’s historic thermal baths. Visit the Szamos Chocolate Museum and the Zwack factory and museum. Discover relics of Communist Hungary. Explore Budapest’s Grand Market Hall, taste local specialties and join a Hungarian cooking demonstration.

Day 3

Bratislava

Enjoy the Panoramic Bratislava tour. Or, go on the Bratislava walking tour.

Day 4

Vienna

Enjoy the Panoramic Vienna tour. Visit the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens. Visit the Spanish Riding School. Enjoy a Mozart and Strauss concert. Attend Alma Deutscher’s exclusive musical performance. Enjoy wine and snacks at a local vineyard. Explore the Danube River by electric bike. Learn the Viennese waltz and visit Mozart’s Vienna apartment.

Day 5

Krems

Enjoy an exclusive visit to Göttweig Abbey. Travel along the Danube to Dürnstein by electric bike. Visit Göttweig Abbey and partake in an optional apricot dumpling cooking demonstration and tasting.

Day 6

Linz

Explore Linz on a walking tour. Enjoy a stroll through Český Krumlov. Embark on a culinary excursion through the Austrian countryside. Visit the Mauthausen Memorial.

Day 7

Passau

Enjoy the Passau walking tour. Visit the Neuschwanstein Castle with a flight over the countryside. Hike to Veste Oberhaus. Go on a bike ride along the Inn River.* Enjoy a visit to a local Bavarian farm.

Day 8

Passau

After breakfast, travel to the airport for your return flight. Or, if you purchased a post-cruise extension, continue to enjoy your voyage.

Day 1

Passau

Arrive in Munich, then transfer to your ship in Passau. After boarding, enjoy your free time. Or, join the “welcome walk” to get oriented.

Day 2

Passau

Enjoy the Passau walking tour. Visit the Neuschwanstein Castle with a flight over the countryside. Hike to Veste Oberhaus. Go on a bike ride along the Inn River.* Enjoy a visit to a local Bavarian farm.

Day 3

Linz

Explore Linz on a walking tour. Enjoy a stroll through Český Krumlov. Embark on a culinary excursion through the Austrian countryside. Visit the Mauthausen Memorial.

Day 4

Krems

Enjoy an exclusive visit to Göttweig Abbey. Travel along the Danube to Dürnstein by electric bike. Visit Göttweig Abbey and partake in an optional apricot dumpling cooking demonstration and tasting.

Day 5

Vienna

Enjoy the Panoramic Vienna tour. Visit the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens. Visit the Spanish Riding School. Enjoy a Mozart and Strauss concert. Attend Alma Deutscher’s exclusive musical performance. Enjoy wine and snacks at a local vineyard. Explore the Danube River by electric bike. Learn the Viennese waltz and visit Mozart’s Vienna apartment.

Day 6

Bratislava

Enjoy the Panoramic Bratislava tour. Or, go on the Bratislava walking tour.

Day 7

Budapest

Explore Budapest on the Panoramic Budapest tour. Visit Lázár Equestrian Park and ride a horse-drawn carriage. Enjoy a city hike to Castle Hill. Learn about Budapest’s Jewish history: visit the Jewish Quarter and see the Great Synagogue. Explore Budapest’s landmarks on a bicycle tour. Immerse yourself in Budapest’s historic thermal baths. Visit the Szamos Chocolate Museum and the Zwack factory and museum. Discover relics of Communist Hungary. Explore Budapest’s Grand Market Hall, taste local specialties and join a Hungarian cooking demonstration.

Day 8

Budapest

After breakfast, travel to the airport for your return flight. Or, if you purchased a post-cruise extension, continue to enjoy your voyage.

Danube Waltz Cruise Ships

Viking Longship Ingvi

Enjoy signature Scandinavian design partnered with innovative engineering aboard the Viking Longship Ingvi. Authentic wooden interiors feature panoramic windows, allowing natural light to flood in, whilst elegant staterooms provide private verandas.

Al Fresco Dining & Lounge
Library
Environment-friendly Engines

Trustpilot Reviews

Danube Waltz Deals

Waltz across the Danube with Crui.se

7 Nights
Mar Nov

Danube Waltz

  • Budapest
  • Bratislava
  • Vienna
  • Krems
  • Linz
  • Passau
£2,045pp Est. Price per person
  • Viking Longship Ingvi + 8 more ships  

Danube Waltz Cruise Review

“I had an unforgettable holiday filled with brilliant experiences. Each day was chock full of adventures and my favourite was the horse-drawn carriage ride and seeing all the landmarks of all the different cities. The cruise ship’s staff and features were incredible too as well as the Library and Aquavit Terrace. Dining al fresco on a cruise ship is another experience entirely and I encourage anyone who’s considering it to try it out. A perfect holiday!”

Eleanor Bennett, Norwich, Norfolk

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Danube Waltz FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

What is the duration of the cruise?

The cruise spans 8 days and 7 nights, unless you bought a pre-cruise or post-cruise extension.

Are meals included in the cruise package?

Yes, meals are included. Guests can enjoy exquisite dining experiences aboard their ship.

What is the best time to embark on this cruise?

The cruise is available for booking in both 2023 and 2024. The best time to embark depends on your personal preferences and availability.

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