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The Blue Danube River Cruise with Vienna Extension

Enjoy seven glorious nights sailing the iconic Blue Danube before concluding this spectacular Riviera Travel River Cruise with a three-night stay in the heart of Vienna, one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities.

Explore cultural highlights in Budapest, Bratislava and Salzburg before discovering the historic Austrian capital. Take a horse-drawn carriage through beautiful Neusiedlersee, discover the Schönbrunn Palace and peek behind the scenes at the State Opera.

Enjoy luxury sailing on board a sumptuous Danube River Cruise vessel that combines five-star accommodation and international cuisine with the sheer joy of being on the water. Guests enjoy award-winning service along with stunningly scenic river views.

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  • Cruise Line: Riviera Travel
  • Ship: MS Radiance + 3 more
  • Duration: 10 Nights
  • Departure: Jun - Oct 2024
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The Blue Danube River Cruise with Vienna Extension Cruise Itinerary

Enjoy a magical week sailing the iconic Blue Danube, followed by the icing on the cake, an indulgent three-night stay in Vienna, Europe’s most famous capital city. This 10-night cruise is a cultural and gastronomic delight with hand-picked shore excursions visiting the most important and historic landmarks. Sail in unparalleled luxury on an elegantly-appointed river ship with stylish suites and staterooms, spacious and well-equipped public areas, and five-star dining experiences.

Day 1


Fly into Budapest, where a coach transfer will take you from the airport to your luxury river cruiser.

Day 2


Wake in Esztergom, one of Hungary’s oldest towns and a royal capital in medieval times. Enjoy a guided tour of the neoclassical basilica standing high over the River Danube and filled with priceless religious artefacts. Guests can also explore the castle.

Day 3


Discover Bratislava on a guided tour that peels back the decades of Communist domination to reveal a splendid imperial city with a proud and illustrious history. Visit the beautifully restored Old Town and the 17th-century castle with fantastic river views.

Day 4

Dürnstein & Melk

Dürnstein is famous for its Abbey, distinctive not just because of the ice-blue tower but also because it was the prison for Richard the Lionheart in 1192. Later, tour Melk Abbey, a vast honey-coloured 11-century landmark and home to Benedictine monks.

Day 5

Salzburg and Linz

Choose to stay in charming Linz when the ship docks, a pretty Baroque town with one of the finest town squares in Austria. Alternatively, drive to Salzburg and tour the spectacular Hellbrunn Palace and the formal gardens of the Mirabell Palace.

Day 6


One of Europe’s finest capital cities, Vienna is a cruise highlight. Discover the seat of the Habsburg Emperors with magnificent palaces, churches, galleries, and beautiful Baroque architecture. After dinner, enjoy a classical recital on board the ship.

Day 7


Cruise through the tranquil countryside towards Budapest before a guided tour of this historic and imperial city. Discover churches, museums and galleries with a variety of different architecture. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Dinner with a Hungarian folklore show.

Day 8


Disembark in Budapest and travel to Neusiedlersee, a beautiful wine-growing region on the border between Austria and Hungary with a picturesque lake. Guests enjoy visiting wine cellars with a tasting followed by a horse-drawn carriage ride to see the sights.

Day 9

Schönbrunn Palace

Today, explore a Viennese highlight, Schönbrunn Palace, an iconic structure from the Habsburg dynasty crammed with treasures. Discover the beautiful gardens and the world’s oldest zoo. There is an extra evening excursion to the Kursalon Music Hall.

Day 10


Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Vienna State Opera House, followed by free time to explore the city. Stroll around one of the many art galleries or museums. In the evening, experience a traditional Heurigen evening at a Viennese restaurant.

Day 11


Today, say goodbye to this remarkable European city and start your journey back to the UK.

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Explore Vienna, one of Europe’s most Beautiful Cities, after a Week of Sailing the Danube with Crui.se

10 Nights
Jun - Oct 2024

The Blue Danube River Cruise with Vienna Extension

  • Budapest
  • Esztergom
  • Bratislava
  • Dürnstein & Melk
  • Salzburg and Linz
  • Vienna
  • Neusiedlersee
  • Schönbrunn Palace
£2,448pp Est. Price per person
  • MS Radiance + 3 more ships  

The Blue Danube River Cruise with Vienna Extension Cruise Review

“We have just got home from a weeks’ cruise on the Danube with Riviera Travel. You visit so many beautiful places like Esztergom, Bratislava, Melk, Salzburg and of course Vienna with a three-night stay. Our ship, the William Wordsworth, was wonderful. The staff was amazing and couldn’t do enough for you, and the food was out of this world. This is our second time with Riviera, and I wouldn’t hesitate to go with them again”


The Blue Danube River Cruise with Vienna Extension FAQ

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

Is Wi-Fi available on board the ship?

Free Wi-Fi is available on all Riviera Travel cruise ships, so it’s easy to research your next port destination and stay in touch with family and friends back home. Occasionally, bad weather or specific terrain can interrupt service, but generally, in Europe, we are able to offer consistent and good speeds for guests.

What is the average age range of passengers on this cruise?

At Riviera Travel, we welcome guests of all ages, linked by their shared desire to explore and experience the very best that each cruise trip has to offer. We see passengers in their 30s right up to guests in their 80s or even older! The quest for adventure is not confined to any one age group. For older passengers, we can help with advice and support for those with limited mobility or age-related conditions, all part of our commitment to inclusivity in river travel.

Do I require travel insurance?

Riviera Travel always recommends that passengers take out a travel insurance policy to cover unexpected events or illnesses during their holiday. Riviera Travel cannot give financial advice or recommend any specific insurance companies.

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