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The Danube River

Europe's second largest river

The Danube River is the second longest river in Europe, flowing through 10 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. With so many culturally-rich countries lined along its banks, sailing down the Danube makes for one astonishingly beautiful river cruise.

The history of the Danube is a rich and fascinating one. 2000 years ago, the Romans were in control of the Danube river banks, where trade and cultural exchange were an everyday occurrence. Prior to that, the Danube River was a highly-contested border, fought over for its lucrative trade route. While ownership of its river banks has continually changed, and new culture and architecture has emerged over the centuries to decorate its famous banks, the Danube River itself has remained a beautiful constant, a solid foundation amongst ever-changing scenery.

Many of our European river cruises use the Danube River to sail through different countries. Because the Danube flows across much of Central and Eastern Europe, our Danube river tours let you experience the very best of European culture.

Start your river cruise in Germany, a country renowned for its stunning medieval architecture and breathtaking castle-dotted landscape. Explore historic Nuremberg, where the Main Danube Canal travels through on its way to the Black Sea. Be the first to spot the grand architectural outlines of Vienna, Austria, widely regarded as the "City of Music,” because of its musical legacy.

Our Danube river cruises also stop in Budapest, Hungary, a city that has wholeheartedly embraced old traditions with the new, creating an infectious energy that encompasses you as you explore one of the oldest cities in Europe. And let's not forget about Prague...the capital city of the Czech Republic will no doubt be one of the highlights of your Danube river cruise. It's home to some of the most famous architectural wonders in the world and its historic beauty is a site to behold.

The countries that sit along the Danube River have managed to seamlessly blend the best of the old and new together, and may be the reason for Europe's unwavering popularity amongst travellers.

Get ready to be blown away by an up-close and personal tour of Europe's ultra modern landmarks and cultural achievements, along with its strongly-entrenched traditions and romantic architecture of centuries past. A cruise through Europe on the Danube River will render you speechless but leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Discover the Danube River

Discover the Danube River

Budapest, Hungary

On our Most Popular and Most Recommended Jewels of Europe -15 day cruise along the Danube and Rhine rivers from Budapest to Amsterdam you will visit grand palaces, fairytale castles and beautiful villages.

Danube River Cruises

Danube River Cruises

Essence of Vietnam

12 days
Ho Chi Minh City > Hanoi
Discover the beauty and culture of Vietnam on this 12 day journey, complete with 2 nights in magical Halong Bay. Travel north across the entire country.
from $5,195

Iberia Wonders

7 days
Barcelona > Porto Pier
from $5,930

Taste of the Seafaring Nations

7 days
Porto Pier > Dublin
from $5,930

Mediterranean Treasures

8 days
Istanbul > Athens
from $6,700

Mediterranean Wonders

8 days
Athens > Venice
from $6,700
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China Express

14 days
Shanghai > Beijing
This 14 day journey visits China's most treasured cities - a journey simple, yet compact. You'll never ceased to be amazed from Shanghai to Beijing.
from $7,960 $7,710

Discover Spain & Morocco

9 days
Tenerife > Barcelona
Combine the North of Africa with the South of Europe on a 9 day cruise from Tenerife to Barcelona. Highlights include Casablanca, Gibraltar and Cartagena.
from $8,465

Eastern Mediterranean Treasures

10 days
Venice > Barcelona
Get to know the delicious culture, cuisine and landscapes of this region on this luxurious 10 day cruise in the Mediterranean from Venice to Barcelona.
from $9,015
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Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

17 days
Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh City
This 17 journey allows you to discover the wonders of Halong Bay, Cambodia and the heaven on earth that is Angkor Wat and a beautiful Mekong river cruise.
from $10,025

Discover the British Isles

11 days
Dublin > Bergen
Explore the British Isle from Dublin to Bergen and enjoy what Britannia has more to offer as you spend time on magical islands and beautiful ports.
from $10,395

Panama, Colombia & Ecuador Discovery

8 days
Cartagena > Guayaquil
Discover the hidden gems of Panama, Colombia and Ecuador and sail through the famous Panama Canal on this 8 day cruise from Cartagena to Guayaquil.
from $10,405

Taste of Cuba & the Caribbean

10 days
Miami > Cartagena
Discover the allure of the Caribbean. Immerse yourself in Cuban culture and explore the beauty of Jamaica on this 10 day cruise from Miami to Cartagena.
from $10,460
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China Classics

17 days
Shanghai > Chengdu
Travel the best of China in style on this 17 day journey through the magnificent country's highlights. From Shanghai to Chengdu, be enveloped in wonder.
from $10,630 $10,380

Treasures of the Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

19 days
Victoria > Vancouver
Few places command attention like beautiful Alaska and the jaw-dropping Rockies. In 19 days, marvel at the majestic wonder of Victoria to Vancouver.
from $11,390
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Essence of Cambodia, Vietnam & Luxury Mekong

22 days
Siem Reap > Hanoi
Over 22 days explore extraordinary temples, villages, and vibrant cities across Vietnam and Cambodia including a cruise long the magical Mekong River.
from $11,760

Jewels of Iberia & Ireland

13 days
Barcelona > Dublin
Discover diverse cultures and landscapes on this luxurious 13 day cruise that takes you to the highlights of Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Norway.
from $11,855

Iceland Discovery

10 days
Reykjavik > Reykjavik
Learn all about the local mythical and mysterious tales, discover volcanoes and thermal spas and more on this 10 day cruise around beautiful Iceland.
from $12,185

The Footsteps of the Vikings

10 days
Bergen > Reykjavik
Whilst taking the Viking route from Norway to Iceland you will discover extraordinary landscapes on this 10 day luxury cruise from Bergen to Reykjavik.
from $12,380
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Indochina Explorer & Luxury Mekong

22 days
Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh City
Expore lovely Vietnam and also explore the hidden treasures of Laos and Cambodia over 22 days an unforgettable cruise on board the luxurious Scenic Spirit.
from $12,780

Cuba in Depth

14 days
Miami > Miami
Cuba is well known for cigars, salsa and tropical beaches. Discover ever inch of it on this 14 day cruise that takes you to the smallest ports of Cuba.
from $9,090
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China Jewels and Tibet Discovery

22 days
Shanghai > Beijing
Discover treasure-filled China on this 22 day journey through its most alluring destinations. From Shanghai to Beijing, your senses will be delighted.
from $13,290 $13,040

Spectacular Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

21 days
Vancouver > Vancouver
Channel your sense of adventure on this 21 day roundtrip from Vancouver. Enjoy stunning natural beauty and rare wildlife on this trip of a lifetime.
from $13,390

Mediterranean Discovery

15 days
Istanbul > Venice
Try the delicious local cuisine, learn all about the rich history and relax in the sun on this unique 15 day Mediterranean cruise from Istanbul to Venice.
from $13,395

ANZAC Day Mediterranean Discovery

15 days
Barcelona > Istanbul
Discover the Europe of your imagination and experience a moving ANZAC Day in Gallipoli on this luxurious 15 day cruise from Barcelona to Istanbul.
from $13,595
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Journey to Shangri-la

24 days
Shanghai > Kunming
An oasis of wonder, ancient and wonderful Shangri-La is sure to captivate. In 24 days, explore the mysticism of China's highlights from Shanghai to Kunming.
from $14,240 $13,990

Chilean Fjords & Falkland Islands

14 days
Valparaiso > Ushuaia
Discover the beautiful nature of Chile and Argentina on a 14 day cruise that sails to the Fjords of South America and takes you to the Falkland Islands.
from $14,880

Iceland & Atlantic Canada

13 days
Reykjavik > Quebec City
On this 13 day cruise from Reykjavik to Quebec City you will love discovering the islands that connect the American continent to the European continent.
from $15,525
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Grand Indochina & Luxury Mekong

27 days
Hanoi > Luang Prabang
Spend 27 days unveiling the most magical of sights, tastes and experiences of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, including a luxury river cruise on the Mekong.
from $15,600

Ultimate Arctic

11 days
Longyearbyen > Longyearbyen
Enjoy the endless summer days, try to spot Polar bears and discover the northernmost islands on this 11 day discovery cruise in the Arctic circle.
from $15,940
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Amazing China

27 days
Beijing > Shanghai
There's no better way to see the best of China than this 27 day experience from Beijing to Shanghai. Unleash your inner adventurer in this masterpiece.
from $17,050 $16,800

Norwegian Fjords

13 days
Longyearbyen > Bergen
Discover one of the northernmost islands in the world before sailing to the famous Norwegian Fjords on this 13 day cruise from Longyearben to Bergen.
from $18,405

Caribbean & Central America Treasures

17 days
Miami > Guayaquil
Discover some of the most beautiful Caribbean islands and explore the majestic rainforests of Central America on a 17 day cruise from Miami to Guayaquil.
from $20,860

Ultimate Antarctica

12 days
Ushuaia > Ushuaia
This 12 day cruise takes you to some of the most remote places in the Southern Hemisphere. Nothing will prepare you for the wonder of visiting Antarctica.
from $24,015

Ultimate Viking & Iceland Discovery

19 days
Bergen > Reykjavik
Take the classic Viking route and enjoy the wonderful landscapes found along this 18 day cruise from Norway to Scotland and from Scotland to Iceland.
from $24,560

Footsteps of the Seafaring Nations

23 days
Barcelona > Bergen
This cruise truly covers the whole of the Iberian Peninsula, the British Isles and a part of Scandinavia sailing from Barcelona to Bergen over 23 days.
from $24,945

Ultimate Vikings & Atlantic Canada

22 days
Reykjavik > Quebec Pier
This amazing 22 day luxury cruise from Reykjavik to Quebec Pier will showcase the highlights of Volcanic Iceland, Icy Greenland and French Canada.
from $27,705

Ultimate Arctic & Fjords

23 days
Bergen > Longyearbyen
Witness phenomenal landscapes as you visit the majestic Fjords of Norway before heading to the Arctic on this 23 day cruise from Bergen to Longyearbyen.
from $36,190

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

21 days
Ushuaia > Ushuaia
Imagine yourself a true explorer on this 21 day luxury cruise that sails to the Falkland Island, South Georgia and the astounding Antarctic Peninsula.
from $38,070

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

22 days
Ushuaia > Buenos Aires
Discover Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands on this 22 day cruise from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires. Truly an unforgettable experience.
from $40,325

Ultimate Chilean Fjords & Antarctica

25 days
Valparaiso > Ushuaia
A beautiful cruise discovering the Chilean Fjords before exploring the extraordinary Antarctic Peninsula on a 25 day exploration from Valparaiso to Ushuaia.
from $41,060
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South American Adventure, Amazon & Patagonia

32 days
Lima > Santiago
This 32 day journey introduces you to the best of South America from Peru to Chile. Cruise the Amazon, visit Machu Picchu, explore Rio and much much more.
from $28,300 $28,050

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