The Danube River

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

  • Passau
    • Nestled among charming cobbled streets is St. Stephen's Cathedral, which houses the world's largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes.
  • Dürnstein
    • An enchanting town with a blue-painted Stiftskirche and ruined castle, prison to Richard the Lionheart in 1192.

Danube river cruises