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Danube River Cruises

Travel through the modern city of Amsterdam in Western Europe on the Danube that slowly descends into Eastern Europe passing historic landmarks, such as Salzburg (the city of music), and trendy hipster-style destinations such as Budapest. Take a Danube river cruise adventure if you enjoy history, exquisite food and unforgettable experiences. This collection of European river cruises (and European river cruise lines) will sweep you away into a dreamlike space filled with new experiences, sights, sounds, smells and gastronomic encounters. You’ll also find cruise deals like no other.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Danube Tours

  • What countries are typically visited on the Danube?
    The Danube is the second-longest river in Europe, and it flows through ten countries in central and southeast Europe. The most-visited countries on the Danube are Austria, Germany, Hungary and Romania - all of which are worth a visit either on their own, or on the same trip as part of a river cruise.
  • How many days are enough for a Danube River cruise?
    Most Danube river cruises last between seven and ten days, giving you plenty of time to soak up the sights and sounds along the river and experience the cultures of the different countries this mighty river winds its way through.
  • What is the best time of year to cruise the Danube river?
    Summer can be hot along the Danube, and it's a popular time for tourists, so you may find the towns and cities along the river to be particularly busy in the summer months. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit the Danube. There are fewer crowds and the weather is still nice, making the shoulder seasons the perfect time to explore.
  • How much does a trip to Danube cost?
    There are a wide variety of Danube cruises to choose from, which something to suit every budget and travel style. Prices can range from $400 to several thousand dollars per person, depending on the time of year you visit and whether you opt for a budget cruise or luxury travel.


  • Review: Indulge in a stroopwafel and review the sights as they pass by.
  • Prague: Fill your belly with the svíčková in Prague. It’s to die for!
  • Travel: Unpack once and spend more time discovering new cultures.
  • Ship: Step onboard and fall in love with the haven of panoramic views.
  • Boat: Admire the simplicity of flowing through the Danube locks.
  • Austria: Bask in the views as you cruise past the arresting Austrian Alps.
  • Nuremberg: Step back in time and discover the rich history of Nuremberg.
  • Dinner: Don’t forget to pack smart attire for a dinner with the Captain!


  • Danube: Cruise the river that has a dozen languages spoken on its banks.
  • River: Delve into culture and meet the locals at sleepy riverside towns.
  • Cruise ship: Head to the top deck and watch the sun peek over rolling hills.
  • River cruise: Relish in complete luxury every moment of the day on your cruise.
  • Budapest: Discover why baroque Budapest is coined the Queen of the Danube.
  • Vienna: Waltz your way down the historic cobblestone streets of Vienna.
  • Cruising: From the second you step on board you’ll be spoilt for choice.
  • Europe: Value the stunning views, they are some of the richest in Europe.

Danube Cruises Reviews

  • "I wanted to write this review because there wasn’t a lot of information / reviews..."
    8 days - Imperial Danube (Vienna - Budapest - Vienna, MS Crucestar 4*)
  • "Best trip ever. We can’t think of what we can do to top this trip."
    Jewels of Europe (Start Amsterdam, End Budapest)
  • "Great cruise but unfortunately with one disappointment, the dining room is not open..."
    Christmas on Danube: from Vienna to Vienna via Budapest - MS Fidelio 4*