Danube River Cruises to Vienna and Budapest

Discover art, music, history and spectacular scenery, plus the fascinating capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava

The River Danube is one of Europe's major geographical features, flowing from west to east, from Germany through Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Romania to the Black Sea. Most itineraries sail between Germany and Budapest.

From the medieval city of Regensburg in Germany whose bridge was the first built over the Danube, follow the river to Passau. One of Germany’s oldest cities, it lies at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers.

Crossing into Austria visit the 900 year-old Benedictine Abbey of Melk with its architectural treasures. Admire the terraced vineyards of the Wachau wine region and explore Durnstein village with its medieval cobblestone streets and old burgher houses.

Further east along the river Danube, reach Vienna, Austria’s capital and a centre of art, culture and history. Visit its spectacular Gothic, Baroque and neoclassical monuments and palaces, perhaps take in a music event, try the famous pastries or explore the famous boutiques.

Continue to Bratislava, the Slovakian capital with its charming old town and castle, then traverse the Danube Bend, where the river reverses direction and on to Budapest. One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, seven bridges link the ancient hilltop city of Buda and its folk-filled taverns with the monuments and museums of more modern Pest.

Danube Highlights

Bamberg (Germany)
The wonderfully-preserved city of Bamberg has a four-steepled cathedral and half-timbered houses edge the winding lanes, contrasting with the vast 'New Residence' which was the seat of the prince-bishops and has a delightful Rose Garden. The old Town Hall can be found on the Island City in the River Regnitz, along with Little Venice - an area of brightly-painted fishermen's houses. A visit to a traditional Bamberg Beer Haus is an opportunity to taste the locally brewed smoky-tasting beer, Rauchbier.
Bratislava (Slovakia)
The quaint streets of Bratislava lead to lively squares and medieval St Michael's Gate, topped with a 51-meter tower and a balcony with fantastic views of the old city. Bratislava has the oldest Town Hall in Slovakia and many impressive Baroque palaces. Highlights include the grand Pramatial Palace, St Martin's Cathedral and 13th-century Bratislava Castle.
Budapest (Hungary)
The Danube divides the capital of Hungary into old Buda and cosmopolitan Pest. In the Pest district are graceful mansions leading to the vast and imposing Hero’s Square. Across the river is the famous Chain Bridge and in the hill-top castle district is Buda Castle and its fine gardens, the Royal Palace and the fairytale turrets of Fisherman’s Bastion.
Durnstein (Austria)
In the Wachau Valley wine region is the pretty and romantic town of Dürnstein with cobble-stoned streets, medieval buildings, 16th-century burgher houses and inviting taverns. It is well-known for the fabulous, wedgewood-blue Stiftskirche, a baroque church overlooking the waterfront, and for the hill-top remains of a castle where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner during the Crusades in 1192. This is an apricot-growing region, and delicious apricot liqueurs, brandy and schnapps are on sale in the town.
Frankfurt
The skyscrapers on Frankfurt's skyline reflect the city's importance as a centre of finance in Europe. The Romer is an old patrician residence which now houses the Town Hall, and there are several public gardens including the baroque Bolongarogarden and the Nizza.
Heidelberg (Germany)
Heidelberg is a beautiful city where visits usually include Germany's oldest university and the picturesque ruins of Heidelberg Castle, from where there are wonderful views of the Neckar River valley. The Altstadt is the charming old town, district, and a funicular can be taken to the top of the Konigstuhl Mountain.
Linz (Austria)
Linz sits astride the Danube, blending old timbered houses, a moated castle and futuristic glass buildings lit at night in dazzling neon. Around the main square are Roman fountains and the medieval buildings of the Inner Courtyards. Try Linzer Torte in one of the many coffee houses, or perhaps take the mountain tram to Pöstlingberg.
Mainz (Germany)
Leafy Mainz offers two fascinating highlights. Mainz was the birthplace of Johann Gutenberg, and the city's Printing Museum exhibits the first two copies made of his famous Bible. In St Stephans' church there are wonderful, vivid blue stained-glass windows created by the great 20th century artist, Marc Chagall.
Melk (Austria)
Melk is famous for the vast Benedictine Abbey on a hill-top above the town. It is still in use as a monastery and tours of its historic interior are usually offered, with views from the hill of the town's red roofs below. Situated in the Wachau valley, Melk is surrounded by the remains of a city wall.
Miltenberg (Germany)
Miltenberg has rows of richly-timbered houses huddled together on the town's narrow streets and squares. It is well-known for the Crooked House, Main Castle and the Royal Inn, which has been in continuous use as an hotel since the 15th century. The area around Miltenburg is renowned for glass-blowing. Close by is 18th-century Schloss Kleinheubach, a magnificent castle with lovely grounds.
Nuremberg (Germany)
The medieval city of Nuremberg was the site of the War Crimes Tribunal at the Justice Palace. Other World War II sites include the Court House and the Nazi rally grounds at the Zeppelin Fields. The old city is surrounded by 900-year old ramparts which enclose Albrecht Durer's house, the Hesperides Gardens and the Market Square with its fountain. Rulers of the Holy Roman Empire resided at Nuremburg Castle, which includes the Kaiserburg Fortress.
Passau (Germany)
Passau is at a meeting of rivers and is well-known for the magnificent 17000-pipe organ in St Stephan's Cathedral, and the white-walled fortress of Veste Oberhaus. Within reach is Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, where the Hohensalzburg Fortress overlooks the town and reminders of the 'Sound of Music' story are around.
Regensburg (Germany)
Regensburg is one of the finest medieval towns in Europe. Among the sites are the 12th-century stone bridge across the Danube, the Wurstküche - 'Old Sausage Kitchen' and St Peter's Cathedral, renowned for its soaring towers and beautiful stained-glass windows.
Vienna (Austria)
Vienna is famous for its delicious pastries, the waltz and romantic architecture. Along the broad Ringstrasse is the beautiful Austrian National Library and cafés and shops line Kärntnerstrasse. Visits may be offered to Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House or nearby Schönbrunn Palace, which was the grand summer residence of the Habsburgs. It has formal gardens, the first zoo and an atmospheric faux-Roman folly.

Our Favourite River Danube Cruises

Three Capitals from Vienna

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Romantic Danube

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Gems of the Danube

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Viking River CruisesViking River Cruises

  • Includes travel from UK
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Romantic Danube

7 Nights - Budapest to Nuremberg

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships Viking Longships

Visit the spectacular capital cities of Budapest and Vienna and discover the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley on this superb itinerary. Includes flights, transfers and excursions River Cruise

2014 - Nov, Dec
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Romantic Danube River cruise to Hungary, Austria and Germany
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Danube Waltz

7 Nights - Passau to Budapest

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Legend Viking Legend

Travel through the beautiful Wachau Valley in Austria, visit picturesque Austrian towns and explore the impressive capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Includes excursions and flights from the UK River Cruise

2014 - Nov, Dec
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Danube Waltz River Cruise visiting Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria
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Passage to Eastern Europe

10 Nights - Budapest to Bucharest

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships Viking Longships

Discover the magnificent cities and historical treasures of Eastern Europe along the Danube and towards the Black Sea with hotel stays in Budapest and Bucharest. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Passage to Eastern Europe River Danube cruise to the Black Sea
From £1895pp
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Grand European Tour

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Viking River Cruises Ship - Viking Longships Viking Longships

Travel from historic Amsterdam along the Rhine, through the Main-Danube Canal and onto the Danube to Budapest, exploring the waterside towns and impressive cities. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK River Cruise

2014 - Nov
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Grand European Tour - River Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise
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CroisiEuropeCroisiEurope

  • Cruise only, package possible
  • Fixed seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
  • Mainly European passengers
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board (1 April – 31 Oct departures only)

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Three Capitals Short Break

4 Nights - Vienna and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Vivaldi Vivaldi

Discover the spectacular capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest on this fascinating short break River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, Oct

River Danube Three Capitals Short Break
From £515pp
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Danube Three Capitals

6 Nights - Linz and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Vivaldi Vivaldi

Visit spectacular capital cities and charming medieval towns on this superb itinerary along the Danube from Linz River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Danube Three Capitals Cruise
From £901pp
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Three Capitals at Christmas

5 Nights - Vienna and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Vivaldi Vivaldi

Visit the colourful Christmas markets in the historic capital cities of Budapest and Bratislava on this fascinating festive itinerary from Vienna River Cruise

2014 - Dec
2015 - Dec

Three Capitals at Christmas
From £962pp
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Three Capitals from Vienna

7 Nights - Vienna and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Beethoven Beethoven

Journey along the Danube from the musical city of Vienna exploring the spectacular capital cities of Bratislava and Budapest River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Three Capitals from Vienna
From £972pp
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Three Capitals at New Year

5 Nights - Vienna and back

CroisiEurope Ship - Vivaldi Vivaldi

Celebrate New Year on this superb voyage along the Danube from Vienna to Budapest and Bratislava River Cruise

2014 - Dec
2015 - Dec

Three Capitals at New Year
From £982pp
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Danube and the Tisza

8 Nights - Budapest to Tokaj

CroisiEurope Ship - Victor Hugo Victor Hugo

A fascinating itinerary from cosmopolitan Budapest visiting the Great Hungarian Plain and famous wine region of Tokaj River Cruise

Danube and Tisza Voyage through Hungary
From £1165pp
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  • Includes travel from UK
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  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board (and at all times on some itineraries)
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  • Casual dress code
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Blue Danube Discovery

7 Nights - Budapest to Nuremberg

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Discover magnificent capital cities, charming towns and spectacular architecture on this fascinating itinerary from Budapest to Nuremburg. Includes travel package from the UK and drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Blue Danube Discovery River Cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg
From £2225pp

Melodies of the Danube

7 Nights - Budapest to Vilshofen

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Immerse yourself in history and culture on this fantastic voyage exploring charming Bratislava and the musical city of Vienna. Includes travel package from the UK and drinks on board River Cruise

2014 - Dec
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Melodies of the Danube Cruise from Hungary to Germany
From £2225pp

Legendary Danube

7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

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Explore three countries on this fanastic itinerary from Nuremburg to Budapest, visiting historic cities and charming towns. Includes return from the UK, home to airport transfers and unlimited complimentary drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Legendary Danube River Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest
From £2345pp

Voyage through Eastern Europe

7 Nights - Budapest to Rousse

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Discover the magnificent capital cities of Belgrade and Bucharest and the breathtaking ‘Iron Gates’ in Eastern Europe, cruising towards the Black Sea. Includes return from the UK, home to airport transfers and unlimited complimentary drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Voyage through Eastern Europe - River Danube Cruise towards the Black Sea
From £2400pp

Highlights of the Danube

7 Nights - Budapest to Regensburg

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See the best of the Danube including the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, the musical city of Vienna and the magnificent Benedictine Abbey at Melk on this luxury all-inclusive cruise with exclusive signature experiences, choice of excursions and indulgent inclusions River Cruise

2015 - Apr

Highlights of the Danube River Cruise from Budapest to Regensburg
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Magnificent Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

Cruise through five magnificent countries along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers on this luxury all-inclusive itinerary with exclusive signature experiences, a superb choice of guided excursions and indulgent inclusions River Cruise

2014 - Dec
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Magnificent Europe cruise
From £3345pp

Avalon WaterwaysAvalon Waterways

  • Includes travel from UK plus home pick-up service
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner on board
  • Includes gratuities
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
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Austrian Highlights and Bavaria

8 Nights - Vienna to Passau

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Explore Austria and Bavaria and enjoy a hotel stay in Munich on this fascinating voyage with included flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jul, Sep, Oct

Austrian Highlights and Bavaria River Danube Cruise
From £1578pp
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Christmastime on the Danube

8 Nights - Vienna to Prague

Avalon Waterways Ship - Avalon Vista Avalon Vista

Explore Germany and Austria during the festive season visiting the traditional Christmas Markets in riverside towns and the impressive musical city of Vienna and enjoy a 2-night hotel stay in Prague. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2014 - Nov, Dec

Christmastime on the River Danube Cruise
From £1675pp

Capitals of Central Europe

9 Nights - Passau to Budapest

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Discover the magnificent capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest on this Danube holiday with a hotel stay in Prague. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Apr, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct

Capitals of Central Europe River Danube Cruise
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Legendary Danube

10 Nights - Prague to Budapest

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Discover the history and culture of Austria and Germany along the Danube. Includes a 3-night hotel stay in Prague, flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Legendary Danube River Cruise with Prague Hotel Stay
From £1720pp
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Blue Danube Discovery

12 Nights - Budapest to Prague

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Explore impressive Vienna and charming riverside towns towns on this fascinating holiday along the Danube with hotel stays in cosmopolitan Budapest and historic Prague. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Blue Danube Discovery River Cruise with Budapest and Prague Hotel Stays
From £1871pp
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Central European Experience

11 Nights - Paris to Prague

Avalon Waterways Ship - Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Visionary Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Visionary

Explore the heart of Europe on this fantastic holiday on the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers, with hotel stays in the romantic city of Paris and historic Prague. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov

Central European River Cruise from Paris
From £2195pp
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Magnificent Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Journey through the heart of Europe along the picturesque Rhine from Amsterdam, through the Main-Danube Canal and onto the Danube to cosmopolitan Budapest, visiting historic cities and charming towns. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2014 - Dec
2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec

Magnificent Europe - Rhine and Danube River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
From £2321pp
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European Splendour

12 Nights - Amsterdam to Vienna

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

A superb itinerary exploring the most popular sections of the enchanting Rhine and picturesque Danube. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2015 - May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

European Splendour - Rhine and Danube River Cruise from Amsterdam
From £2523pp
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Highlights of Germany

12 Nights - Passau to Basel

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Enjoy a hotel stay in Munich, before exploring the highlights of Germany as you travel from Passau along the Danube, Main and Rhine. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2015 - May, Jul, Sep

Highlights of Germany - River Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise
From £2625pp
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Blue Danube to the Black Sea

13 Nights - Vienna to Bucharest

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Journey from Vienna to the Black Sea Delta on this fantastic holiday with hotel stays in the impressive cities of Vienna and Bucharest. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Blue Danube to the Black Sea River Cruise
From £2662pp
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The Upper Rhine to the City of Music

11 Nights - Basel to Vienna

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Experience the different cultures and traditions in four contrasting countries on this voyage from Vienna to Basel. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep

The Upper Rhine to the City of Music River Cruise from Basel to Vienna
From £2669pp
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Grand Danube

17 Nights - Prague to Bucharest

Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Cruise along the full length of the spectacular Danube, through six contrasting countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Includes a 3-night hotel stay in Prague and overnight hotel stay in Bucharest, flights and transfers River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct

Grand Danube Cruise to the Black Sea
From £3524pp
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Riviera TravelRiviera Travel

  • Includes Eurostar or flights from UK
  • Open seating for meals
  • Included shore excursions
  • Choice of dining options
  • British passengers
  • Informal dress code

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The Blue Danube

7 Nights - Budapest and back

Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron and Jane Austen Lord Byron and Jane Austen

Journey from the historic city of Budapest through Hungary, Slovakia and Austria. Includes shore excursions and return flights from the UK River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

The Blue Danube River Cruise
From £999pp

Heart of Europe

13 Nights - Cologne to Budapest

Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron and Jane Austen Lord Byron and Jane Austen

Tour through the heart of Europe along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Cologne to Budapest visiting well-preserved historic towns in Germany and the impressive city of Vienna in Austria. Include excursions and Eurostar from London St Pancras or return flights River Cruise

2015 - May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov

Heart of Europe from Cologne to Budapest
From £1549pp

Emerald WaterwaysEmerald Waterways

  • Travel package from the UK
  • Included shore excursions
  • Included tips and gratuities
  • Choice of dining options
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Mainly UK/AUS passengers

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Danube Delights

7 Nights - Nuremburg to Budapest

Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky

Admire ornate architecture in the capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava and explore Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec

Danube Delights River Cruise
From £995pp
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Classic Prague and Danube Delights

10 Nights - Prague to Budapest

Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky

Enjoy a 3-night hotel stay in historic Prague and a cruise along the Danube visiting the capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Dec

Classic Prague and Danube Delights Holiday
From £1395pp
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Enchantment of Eastern Europe

9 Nights - Budapest to Bucharest

Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky

Enjoy a cruise through Eastern Europe, visiting Kalocsa, Vukovar, the vibrant capital of Belgrade and the spectacular narrow gorge that is the Iron Gate. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner River Cruise

2015 - Apr, Jul

Enchantment of Eastern Europe
From £1995pp
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Splendours of Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky

Visit the imperial cities of Vienna and Budapest and quaint towns of Bamberg and Melk as you journey along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers past story-book castles. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Splendours of Europe River Cruise
From £1995pp
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AMA WaterwaysAMA Waterways

  • Cruise only, package possible
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/US/AUS passengers

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Romantic Danube

7 Nights - Vilshofen to Budapest

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Journey along the Danube from Passau to Budapest, visiting picturesque Austrian towns, charming villages and magnificent capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest River Cruise

2014 - Dec
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Romantic Danube River Cruise to Budapest
From £1445pp
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Blue Danube Discovery

7 Nights - Budapest to Nuremberg

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Discover the magnificent capital cities of Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna and the picturesque Wachau Valley along the River Danube River Cruise

2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Blue Danube Discovery River Cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg
From £1445pp
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Christmas on the Danube

7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Enjoy the festive atmosphere in charming towns and capital cities along the Danube visiting the traditional Christmas markets River Cruise

2014 - Nov, Dec
2015 - Nov, Dec

Christmas Time River Danube Cruise
From £1499pp
Free flights from London and overseas transfers on 16 Dec 2014!

Legendary Danube

7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Travel from Nuremburg along the Danube past beautiful riverside scenery to the cosmopolitan city of Budapest, musical city of Vienna and see the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk River Cruise

2015 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Legendary Danube River Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest
From £1559pp
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Black Sea Voyage

7 Nights - Budapest to Rousse

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Journey through Eastern Europe towards the Black Sea through Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria with included shore excursions River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Black Sea Voyage - River Danube Cruise towards the Black Sea
From £1677pp
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Grand Danube Cruise

14 Nights - Rousse to Passau

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Voyage through Eastern Europe to Austria and Germany, through the dramatic Iron Gates and scenic Wachau Valley, visiting capital cities and medieval towns with included shore excursions River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Grand River Danube Cruise through Eastern Europe
From £3058pp
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Ultimate Europe

14 Nights - Budapest to Luxemburg

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Visit the historic capitals of Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna, explore picturesque wine-growing areas and enjoy included shore excursions as you journey through central Europe River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Ultimate Europe River Cruise from Budapest
From £3173pp
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Magnificent Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Discover medieval towns, picturesque wine-growing regions and magnificent castles on this superb itinerary from Amsterdam to Budapest, with included shore excursions River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Magnificent Europe - Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
From £3519pp
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Travelmarvel by APTTravelmarvel by APT

  • Includes flight package from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Includes gratuities
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Informal dress code
  • Open seating for meals
  • In-cabin bottled water replenished daily
  • Mainly AUS/UK passengers
  • Complimentary bicycles and Wi-Fi access

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Delightful Danube

7 Nights - Nuremburg to Budapest

Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Travelmarvel Sapphire Travelmarvel Sapphire

Discover the quintessential medieval city of Regensburg, the charming towns of Melk and Durnstein and fascinating capital cites of Vienna and Bratislava on this superb APT Travelmarvel holiday along the Danube River Cruise

2015 - Apr, Jun, Jul, Sep

Delightful Danube River Cruise from Nuremburg
From £1865pp

European Gems

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Travelmarvel Jewel and Diamond Travelmarvel Jewel and Diamond

Explore the heart of Germany and Austria on this superb-value APT Travelmarvel itinerary. Includes flights from the UK and shore excursions River Cruise

2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec

European Gems - River Rhine, Main and Danube River Cruise
From £2965pp

Amadeus River CruisesAmadeus River Cruises

  • Quality boutique ships with superb Austrian hospitality
  • Wide choice of optional excursions for complete flexibility
  • Complimentary wine with dinner
  • Choice of dining options
  • UK, US and European passengers
  • Smart casual dress

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Lower Danube to the Danube Delta

8 Nights - Budapest to Bucharest

Amadeus River Cruises Ship - Amadeus Brilliant Amadeus Brilliant

A fascinating holiday exploring historic cities along the Danube and the magnificent Danube Delta, the second-largest delta in Europe. Includes return flights from the UK, overseas transfers and hotel stay in Bucharest River Cruise

Danube River cruise from Budapest to the Danube Delta
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Magic of Advent

6 Nights - Vienna to Nuremburg

Amadeus River Cruises Ship - Amadeus Silver Amadeus Silver

Explore magical Christmas markets and visit illuminated towns and villages on this festive holiday along the majestic Danube with a choice of superb value optional excursions River Cruise

2014 - Nov, Dec

Magic of Advent - Danube River cruise
From £545pp

Classical Danube

7 Nights - Budapest to Passau

Amadeus River Cruises Ship - Amadeus Brilliant and Elegant Amadeus Brilliant and Elegant

A fascinating cruise along the legendary Danube visiting cultural gems and historic treasures in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany with a choice of optional shore excursions River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Classical Danube River Cruise
From £765pp

Danube Rhapsody

7 Nights - Passau and back

Amadeus River Cruises Ship - Amadeus Brilliant and Amadeus Elegant Amadeus Brilliant and Amadeus Elegant

Explore the imperial capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest and the famous Benedictine Abbey at Melk on this unique roundtrip from Passau along the River Danube with a choice superb value optional excursions River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jul, Oct

Danube Rhapsody River Cruise from Passau
From £913pp

Scenic ToursScenic Tours

  • Travel package from UK
  • Butler service in all cabins
  • Shore excursions included
  • Balcony cabins available
  • Complimentary drinks on board throughout cruise
  • Gratuities included
  • Informal dress code
  • Choice of restaurants
  • Open seating for meals
  • Mainly UK/AUS passengers

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Black Sea Explorer

8 Nights - Budapest to Bucharest

Scenic Tours Ship - Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond

Voyage from Budapest through Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria towards the legendary Black Sea ending with a hotel stay in Bucharest - all-inclusive cruise with return travel package, shore excursions, butler service, complimentary drinks and gratuities on board River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun

Black Sea Explorer Cruise and Stay
From £1495pp
Book by 28 Nov 2014 to save £3600 per couple!

Gems of the Danube

7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

Scenic Tours Ship - Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond

Explore well-preserved villages, impressive capital cities and see magnificent architecture on this all-inclusive cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. Includes shore excursions, return flights from the UK, butler service, complimentary drinks and all gratuities River Cruise

2015 - May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Gems of the Danube River Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest
From £1895pp
Book by 28 Nov 2014 to save £1500 per couple!

Jewels of Europe

14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

Scenic Tours Ship - Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond

Explore the highlights of Europe on this superb all-inclusive voyage from Amsterdam to Budapest. Includes shore excursions, return flights from the UK, butler service and all gratuities River Cruise

2015 - Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Jewels of Europe River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
From £1995pp
Book by 28 Nov 2014 to save up to £3600 per couple!

UniworldUniworld

  • Includes travel from UK plus home pick-up service
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Unlimited beverages on board (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Open seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
  • Mainly UK/US passengers
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore

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Enchanting Danube

7 Nights - Budapest to Passau

Uniworld Ship - River Beatrice River Beatrice

With a backdrop of Austrian Alps, terraced vineyards and ancient castles, the River Danube is one of the most enchanting rivers. Includes home pick-up, flights from the UK and unlimited complimentary drinks River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Enchanting Danube River Cruise from Budapest to Passau
From £1699pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £700pp!

Delightful Danube and Prague

9 Nights - Budapest to Prague

Uniworld Ship - River Princess River Princess

Discover the highlights of Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic on this fantastic holiday combining a Danube River cruise with a two-night stay in Prague. Includes home pick-up, flights and unlimited beverages on board River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Delightful Danube and Prague
From £1999pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £400pp!

Danube Discovery and Prague

9 Nights - Vienna to Prague

Uniworld Ship - River Ambassador River Ambassador

This fascinating combines the beautiful scenery and wine villages along the River Danube from Vienna to Nuremberg with a 2-night hotel stay in Prague. Includes home pick-up, flights and unlimited drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Danube Discovery River Cruise and Prague Hotel Stay
From £2099pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £300pp!

European Festive Markets

7 Nights - Nuremberg to Vienna

Uniworld Ship - River Empress River Empress

This 7-night festive itinerary visits the charming towns of Passau and Durnstein and the musical city of Vienna with visits to traditional Christmas Markets. Includes home pick-up, flights and unlimited drinks on board River Cruise

2014 - Dec
2015 - Dec

European Festive Markets River Cruise
From £2249pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save £250pp!

River Danube Festive Markets

7 Nights - Budapest to Passau

Uniworld Ship - River Beatrice River Beatrice

Discover charming towns and explore traditional Christmas markets on this festive voyage along the Danube from Budapest. Includes home pick-up, flights and unlimited drinks on board River Cruise

2014 - Dec
2015 - Dec

River Danube Festive Markets Cruise
From £2249pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £300pp!

European Discovery

14 Nights - Basel to Vienna

Uniworld Ship - River Ambassador River Ambassador

Travel from Basel to Vienna along the Rhine, Main and Danube with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and well-preserved towns in France, Germany and Austria. Includes home pick-up and flights from the UK River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

European Discovery River Rhine, Main and Danube Cruise
From £3049pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save £450pp!

European Serenade

13 Nights - Vienna to Amsterdam

Uniworld Ship - River Duchess River Duchess

Take in the spectacular scenery along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, visit imperial cities and stroll through quaint riverside fairytale villages. Includes home pick-up, flights and unlimited drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

European Serenade - Rhine, Main and Danube River Cruise
From £3349pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £1150pp!

European Jewels

14 Nights - Budapest to Amsterdam

Uniworld Ship - River Empress River Empress

This fantastic itinerary takes you through four magnificent countries to Europe's most scenic destainations and uncover the gems of the European art, history and culture. Includes home pick-up, flights and unlimited drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

European Jewels Danube and Rhine River Cruise from Budapest
From £3599pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £500pp!

Imperial Capitals of Europe

15 Nights - Istanbul to Vienna

Uniworld Ship - River Duchess River Duchess

Visit eight magnificent countries on this superb holiday with a 2-night hotel stay in Istanbul, overnight stay in Bucharest and a 12-night all inclusive cruise to Europe's majestic capitals. Includes home pick-up, return flights from the UK and unlimited drinks on board River Cruise

2015 - May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Imperial Capitals of Europe cruise with hotel stays in Istanbul and Bucharest
From £4099pp
Book by 31 Dec 2014 to save up to £450pp!
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Northern Lights Promise

Book a Round Voyage for this winter and if the lights don't appear, we'll give you another voyage free! Exclusive price from just £949pp!

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