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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

Flights Included to Europe 7-14 Days (D/E)

Gems of the Danube

8 days
Budapest > Nuremberg
Explore the delights of Europe on an 8 day river cruise from the deck of a Scenic Space-Ship. Cruise along the Danube between Budapest and Nuremberg.
from $4,095
Flights Included to Europe 7-14 Days (D/E)

Iconic Danube

8 days
Munich > Budapest
Enjoy an 8 day cruise from Budapest to Munich along the Danube river. See some of the most beautiful places that Germany, Austria and Hungary has to offer.
from $4,095
Flights Included to Europe 7-14 Days (D/E)

Black Sea Explorer

11 days
Budapest > Bucharest
Cruise the Danube on an 11 day river cruise from Budapest to Bucharest. Start with a guided tour of the city before you board your 5 Star Scenic Space-Ship.
from $4,775
Flights Included to Europe 7-14 Days (D/E)

Gems of the Danube with Prague

11 days
Budapest > Prague
Embark on a 7 day river cruise along the Danube from Budapest to Nuremberg. Enjoy 3 nights in magical Prague as you explore the city with a local guide.
from $5,115
Flights Included to Europe 15+ Days (D/E)

Jewels of Europe

15 days
Budapest > Amsterdam
Embark on a luxurious journey from Amsterdam to Budapest. Cruise the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers on board an all-inclusive 5-star Scenic Space-Ship.
from $6,295
Flights Included to Europe 15+ Days (D/E)

Christmas Markets

15 days
Budapest > Amsterdam
Experience Europe at Christmastime on a 15 day river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. See the charming villages and visit the Christmas markets.
from $6,755
Flights Included to Europe 15+ Days (D/E)

Danube Delta Discovery

16 days
Bucharest > Vienna
Begin your adventure in Bucharest before boarding a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Explore the Danube canals & cruise through the Iron Gate towards Vienna.
from $7,265
Flights Included to Europe 7-14 Days (D/E)

Black Sea Explorer with Turkey

18 days
Budapest > Istanbul
Embark on an 18 day journey along the Danube on a Scenic Space-Ship to the picturesque Black Sea. Cruise through the Iron Gate and visit Gallipoli.
from $7,355
Flights Included to Europe 15+ Days (D/E)

Christmas Markets with Prague

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
Soak up the Christmas atmosphere of Europe on an 18 day river cruise from Prague to Amsterdam. Discover the cities of Europe and delight in their charm.
from $7,740
Flights Included to Europe 15+ Days (D/E)

Jewels of Europe with Prague

18 days
Amsterdam > Prague
Be enchanted on an 18 day journey from Amsterdam to Prague. See the canals, take part in a medieval feast and explore the famous Romantic Road in Wurzburg.
from $8,330
Flights Included to Europe 15+ Days (D/E)

Christmas Markets with Paris

18 days
Budapest > Paris
Experience the festive traditions of Europe on a magical Christmas cruise from Budapest to Paris. Enjoy guided city tours, Christmas markets & Oktoberfest.
from $8,830
Flights Included to Europe 15+ Days (D/E)

Jewels of Europe with Paris

18 days
Budapest > Paris
Begin your adventure in Budapest and board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Cruise the Danube, Main & Rhine rivers to Amsterdam and spend 3 nights in Paris.
from $9,420
Flights Included to Europe 15+ Days (D/E)

Jewels of Europe with Paris

18 days
Paris > Budapest
Begin your adventure in Paris before boarding a Scenic Space-Ship in Amsterdam. Cruise the Rhine, Main & Danube rivers and discover the Jewels of Europe.
from $9,420
Flights Included to Europe 15+ Days (D/E)

Christmas Markets with Prague & Paris

21 days
Prague > Paris
Enjoy the delights of Christmas with a 21 day cruise from Prague to Paris. Visit the Christmas markets and savour the atmosphere, traditions & delicacies.
from $9,815
Flights Included to Europe 15+ Days (D/E)

North Sea to the Black Sea

23 days
Amsterdam > Bucharest
Embark on a 23 day river cruise from Amsterdam to Bucharest and discover the Rhine & Danube rivers. Visit the historical cities & villages that surround it.
from $10,255
Fly Deals to Europe Standard Staterooms 15+ days

Jewels of Europe with Prague & Berlin

21 days
Amsterdam > Berlin
On this 21 day journey you will have the opportunity to cruise along the Rhine and the Danube and visit the magnificent cities of Prague and Berlin.
from $10,325
Flights Included to Europe 15+ Days (D/E)

Jewels of Europe with Paris & Prague

21 days
Paris > Prague
Explore the wondrous cities of Amsterdam, Cologne, Vienna and more on a 21 day journey from Paris to Prague. See the Rhone Gorge, Marksburg Castle and more.
from $10,405
Flights Included to Europe 15+ Days (D/E)

North Sea to the Black Sea with Turkey

30 days
Amsterdam > Istanbul
Embark on the ultimate luxury European river cruise, starting in Amsterdam, and taking a long and intriguing journey all the way to the beautiful Black Sea.
from $12,660

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