A Danube river cruise takes you on a fascinating journey through 2,000 years of history and an ever-changing landscape. Magnificent capital cities, medieval wine-making villages and idyllic landscapes: it’s no wonder that Danube river cruises are among our most popular holidays. Rising in Germany’s mountainous Black Forest, this famous river winds through nine more countries - Austria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Moldavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine - before meeting the Black Sea. A cruise along the River Danube is the perfect way to experience four fascinating capital cities—Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade—home to beautiful architecture, extraordinary history and inspiration for a series of musical impresarios.
Highlights of our Danube river cruises
Nestled among charming cobbled streets is St. Stephen's Cathedral, which houses the world's largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes.
An enchanting town with a blue-painted Stiftskirche and ruined castle, prison to Richard the Lionheart in 1192.
Austria’s ‘City of Music’ inspired Strauss to pen the ‘Blue Danube’ waltz in 1866. This once Imperial city overflows with iconic sights, including the ornate Hofsburg Palace and Opera House.
Seven bridges connect the ancient towns of Buda and Pest either side of the River Danube. An imposing Parliament building, historic Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church are on the must-see list.
Iron Gates Gorge
This narrow and dramatic gorge divides the Alps in the northwest from the Carpathians in the southeast and forms a natural border between Serbia and Romania.