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Romantic Danube

Travel from Budapest to Regensburg on a unique 8-day Viking River Cruise down the Danube. Enjoy exploring at ports across 3 countries, experiencing a range of different cultural highlights.

Enjoy a highly-cultivated Danube River Cruise itinerary filled with unique opportunities and a range of coveted attractions, ranging from Old Towns to UNESCO-designated sites.

Climb aboard one of 5 Viking Longships, designed specifically to conduct guests efficiently down the waters of the Danube – decked with a host of spacious suites and modern comforts.

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  • Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises
  • Ship: Viking Jarl + 4 more
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: May - Nov
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Romantic Danube Cruise Itinerary

From Hungary to Germany, enjoy 7 nights cruising down the magnificent Danube, engaging in all the unique opportunities on offer along the way. Tour, taste and adventure your way across a variety of coveted destinations and scenic landscapes.

Day 1

Budapest (EMBARK)

Settle onto your ship and kick off your adventure by exploring Buda’s Castle District and the Pest side of the Danube River.

Day 2

Budapest / Scenic Sailing: Danube Bend

This morning, choose whether to cross Chain Bridge, browse a museum or visit a thermal spa. Later, you’ll sail along the Danube passing a variety of stunning landscapes.

Day 3


Immerse yourself in this city’s classical music heritage as you explore Vienna’s spectacular architecture.

Day 4


Spend the day browsing museums and enjoying Viennese pastries.

Day 5

Krems / Scenic Sailing: Wachau Valley

Today, visit the Gottweig Abbey to admire its stunning architecture – from magnificent ceiling frescoes and grand staircases. Later, we’ll sail the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley and admire the views of stunning hillside vineyards.

Day 6


Explore Passau’s Old Town, with its patrician houses and ornately decorated cathedral.

Day 7


Stroll through this medieval, UNESCO-designated city and enjoy sausages at the Alte Wurstkuche.

Day 8

Regensburg (DISEMBARK)

Spend your final day enjoying the architectural highlights of Regensburg and paying a visit to the world’s first fast-food restaurant.

Romantic Danube Cruise Ships

Viking Jarl

A warrior renowned for his strength and intelligence – we honour Norse warrior Jarl through this 5-star, luxury floating hotel. Complete with an on-board shop, library, multiple lounges, 360-degree Sun Deck seating and much more – this vast longship contains everything guests require for an indulgent and luxurious getaway.

443ft Length
Built 2013
Free Wi-Fi Connection

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Romantic Danube Deals

Customise your adventure with a range of pre & post extensions

7 Nights
May Nov

Romantic Danube

  • Budapest (EMBARK)
  • Budapest / Scenic Sailing: Danube Bend
  • Vienna
  • Krems / Scenic Sailing: Wachau Valley
  • Passau
  • Regensburg
  • Regensburg (DISEMBARK)
£1,795pp Est. Price per person
  • Viking Jarl + 4 more ships  

Romantic Danube Cruise Review

“Good fun; everything I paid for and more. The staff were friendly and helpful at every opportunity – interacted with us a lot and guided us through a variety of choices; between chores, meals and everything else.”

Jake Smith, Cambridge

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Romantic Danube FAQ

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

Are there any extensions available?

Yes, guests are able to book a pre-cruise in Budapest for 2 nights. And choose between a post-cruise experience in Prague (3 nights), Nuremberg (2 nights) or both (4 nights).

How many countries does this cruise pass through?

This river cruise passes through Hungary, Austria and Germany over an 8-day period.

Will guests have access to the internet during travelling periods?

Yes, guests enjoy the benefits of free on-board Wi-Fi throughout their stay.

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