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Danube River Cruises

Winding through the heart of Eastern Europe, the magnificent Danube starts in Germany and makes its way into the Black Sea. Flowing through a staggering 10 countries including Vienna, Romania and Hungary – the depth and diversity of each destination is awe-inspiring.

Our Danube river cruises offer a relaxed and informal way of experiencing the continually changing scenery – from pretty medieval towns dotted along the river bank, to spectacular gorges fringed by mountain ranges. 

On dry land there is much history to discover in cities and villages brimming with delights – learn about Neolithic influences in Belgrade, drink wine from the dramatic Wachau Valley and explore the striking baroque architecture in Passau. The infamous Blue Danube River really will inspire.

For 2020 our exclusive Danube cruises will be aboard MS Bellejour – a great option for making the most of those incredible river views, with floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant and extra-large porthole windows (or French balconies) in cabins.

For 2021, it will be the new MS River Discovery II that will be cruising along the Danube. With generously-sized cabins and two lounges, passengers will love the Captain’s Club on the upper deck where the roof slides back to offer a scenic alfresco experience. 

Each of our Danube river cruises offers excellent value for money – from VIP door-to-door transfers in the UK, to free-flowing wine and beer at lunch and dinner, and delicious onboard cuisine influenced by the surrounding regions. Plus, it’s also easy to board our European river cruises, because we offer you the option of flying from an airport that’s convenient for you, or free connecting flights to London covering up to £175pp.

What to expect along the Danube River…

Enticing cities

Explore four fascinating capital cities each with their own illustrious histories. Wander the Gothic old town of Bratislava and be overwhelmed by the Rococo opulence of Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace. The neo-gothic domes of Budapest’s Parliament Building will impress, while Belgrade’s Skadarlija is the perfect spot to watch the world pass by.

Architectural wonders

Away from the bustling crowds of the cities, there are also smaller towns and villages that are not to be missed. Rich in history, be wowed by the ancient buildings and landmarks that are full of legendary tales including the imposing hilltop castle remains of Dürnstein Castle to the immense palace-turned-Benedictine abbey in Melk.

Dramatic landscapes

A slower way to travel, our river cruises give passengers a real snapshot of life along the Danube River and a chance to absorb the changing scenery – from formidable towers to vineyard-clad valleys. Highlights include the rolling hills of Wachau adorned with Riesling vines and the expansive marshy wetlands of the UNESCO-protected Danube Delta – a sanctuary for 300 species of birds.

Danube Map