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Danube River Cruises

Danube River cruises are a fine choice if you are looking for a river cruise holiday that offers you the opportunity to visit great cities and enjoy some of Europe's most picturesque scenery.

The Danube River runs between the mountains of Germany's enchanting Black Forest and the shores of the Black Sea, passing through the borders of ten countries and four capital cities. Cruises on the Danube can vary in duration, though typically you will travel through countries such as Hungary and Austria while stopping in Budapest, Belgrade and Vienna.

As with many river cruise itineraries - and partly due to the routes popularity - you will find that there are a number of operators offering Danube River cruises. We recommend river lines such as AmaWaterways and Scenic for Danube cruises, both of which have itineraries between late spring and early winter.

Excursions on Danube River Cruises

One of the best things about cruising the Danube is amount of time you are able to spend ashore exploring the ports, towns and cities. With many ships offering a diverse range of excursions (many of which are complimentary) you are likely to be given the opportunity to enjoy activities like wine-tasting, classical recitals and guided tours of historical sites.

In particular we recommend you take a trip to the striking Mirabell Palace in Salzburg as well as Prague's magical castle, which looms impressively over the city.

Best time to go on a Danube River cruise

May and June are generally regarded as the best months for a Danube River cruise, though those looking for cruise deals will find that months in early spring are great for finding discounted itineraries and special offers.

Why choose a cruise on Danube River?

  • A first class choice of operators available including Tauck, AmaWaterways, Scenic and Viking River Cruises.
  • A great way of visiting cities like Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava over a relatively short space of time.
  • Great choice of shore excursions - excellent for history enthusiasts and wine lovers.
  • Durations range from 7 - 14 nights - great for short breaks and longer holidays.
  • Plenty of late deals and cheaper fly-cruise options available.
  • Ideal region for pre and post-cruise hotel stays.

Book your Danube River cruise with The Cruise Line

If you would like further information regarding Danube River cruises or if you would like to make an enquiry for a future voyage, please call our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please select your preferred sailing from the collection below and make an online enquiry.