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The Danube - Heart of Europe

The mighty Danube winds through 10 European nations, visiting four amazing capitals and a vast array of cultural highlights along the way. From Germany’s Black Forest to the enigmatic Black Sea, this river is a historic route for trade and travel, with many of Europe’s great civilisations supported by the Danube.

The Danube gave life to some of the most culturally rich and significant cities of Europe, and you can explore these timeless cities as part of a river cruise that takes you along the delightful ebb of the Danube. Whether you’re keen on exploring the eastern reaches of the continent, with stays in Belgrade and Bratislava, or want to experience the majestic beauty of Vienna, the Danube offers an outstanding array of delights.

One of the great benefits of river cruising is the opportunity to arrive right in the middle of the action, and this is never more apparent than on the River Danube. Capital cities, historic towns and beautiful villages have all been built on the banks of the Danube. As your river cruise ship pulls up at these delightful destinations, you will often be within walking distance of the most amazing experiences that your location has to offer.

A Selection Of Our Best River Danube Packages
5nt - The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets
MS Geoffrey Chaucer, 12th Dec 20, 5 nights
*Includes Flights, Transfers & Selected Tours
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£699pp
5nt - The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets
MS Geoffrey Chaucer, 12th Dec 20, 5 nights
Regional airports available , *Includes Flights, Transfers & Selected Tours
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£699pp
7nt - The Blue Danube
MS William Wordsworth, 22nd Oct 21, 7 nights
*Includes Flights, Transfers & Selected Tours
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£1489pp
7nt - Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube
MS Thomas Hardy, 8th Apr 21, 7 nights
*Includes Flights, Transfers & Selected Tours
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£1489pp
7nt - The Blue Danube - Roundtrip Budapest
MS William Wordsworth, 22nd Oct 21, 7 nights
Regional airports available , *Includes Flights, Transfers & Selected Tours
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£1489pp
7nt - Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube
MS Thomas Hardy, 8th Apr 21, 7 nights
Regional airports available , *Includes Flights, Transfers & Selected Tours
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£1489pp
7nt - The Douro, Oporto and Salamanca
MS Douro Elegance, 26th Mar 21, 7 nights
Regional airports available , *Includes Flights, Transfers & Selected Tours
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£1639pp
14nt - Cruise the Heart of Europe - Cologne to Budapest
MS Emily Bronte, 25th Oct 21, 14 nights
*Includes Flights, Transfers & Selected Tours
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£2899pp
14nt - Cruise the Heart of Europe - Cologne to Budapest
MS Emily Bronte, 25th Oct 21, 14 nights
Regional airports available , *Includes Flights, Transfers & Selected Tours
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£2899pp
7nt - Danube Delights - Budapest to Munich
Emerald Star, 1st Nov 20, 7 nights
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£1395pp
7nt - Gems of the Danube - Nuremberg and Budapest
Scenic Pearl, 21st Oct 20, 7 nights
Black Friday Save an Additional £250 pp on 2020 Europe River Cruises
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£1970pp
7nt - Danube Christmas Markets
Scenic Amber, 10th Dec 20, 7 nights
Includes flights, transfers, meals & selected tours
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£2195pp
14nt - Jewels of Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest
Scenic Crystal, 4th Nov 20, 14 nights
Includes flights, transfers, meals & selected tours
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£3845pp
14nt - Jewels of Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest
Scenic Crystal, 4th Nov 20, 14 nights
Black Friday Save an Additional £250 pp on 2020 Europe River Cruises
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£3895pp
7nt - Romantic Danube - Nuremberg to Budapest
Viking Egil, 21st Nov 20, 7 nights
Includes flights, transfers, meals & selected tours
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£1895pp
10nt - Passage to Eastern Europe - Budapest to Bucharest
Viking Sigyn, 12th Oct 20, 10 nights
Includes flights, transfers, meals & selected tours
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£2595pp
7nt - Danube Waltz - Budapest to Passau
Viking Legend, 25th Oct 20, 7 nights
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£1445pp
7nt - Authentic Danube - Vienna to Nuremberg
River Princess, 25th Oct 20, 7 nights
The Most All Inclusive Cruise Line On The Rivers
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£1599pp
15nt - European Jewels - Budapest to Amsterdam
River Duchess, 7th Oct 20, 15 nights
The Most All Inclusive Cruise Line On The Rivers
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£5599pp
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE RIVER DANUBE

Budapest

Known as the Queen of the Danube, the Hungarian capital is a highlight of any cruise on this iconic waterway. The city is a delight from the second you approach it, with the stately Hungarian Parliament building perched on the banks and reflected in the water.

If you’ve got sufficient time to spend in this city, we’d certainly recommend checking out the natural thermal baths of Budapest. Taking a dip in the hot springs is a rite of passage and part of daily life for the locals. It’s extremely relaxing and there’s no better way to immerse yourself in local life here.

Vienna

Classical, elegant and magical, Vienna is effortlessly impressive and awe-inspiring. Just take a few hours out of your day to explore the Austrian capital and drink in the amazing architecture of the world-famous Ringstrasse.

The wines are excellent so be sure to sample the wines of the Wachau Valley. This is just outside Vienna and one of the world’s great winemaking regions.

Bavaria

This fairy-tale region will introduce you to the Germany of cuckoo clocks, monk-brewed beers and half-timber house. Bavaria served as inspiration for the Brothers Grimm and continues to inspire to this day.

Whether you’re keen to visit the timeless castles, historic monasteries or fascinating merchant houses of the region, or sample the famous sausage and beer diet, Bavaria will welcome you with open arms.