Passages to Eastern Europe - 11 Days - Budapest : Bucharest

Witness the cities, towns and natural wonders of Eastern Europe where so many fairy tales began. Experience two nights in bustling Budapest, the cosmopolitan capital of Hungary. You’ll sail past dramatic natural wonders like the soaring white cliffs of the Iron Gate region; visit the Serbian capital of Belgrade; discover the historical treasures of Bulgaria; and admire the charms of Bucharest, Romania’s capital.

Whether you want to take an 8 day river cruise or a Grand European Tour the Danube is an excellent choice. See a few of the options below and call for available dates and additional itinerary options.

Bavaria to Budapest - 10 Days - Budapest : Nuremberg

Explore two captivating European capitals on this extraordinary 10-day river cruise. Experience Vienna’s grand boulevards, exquisite architecture and charming cafés. Witness the cosmopolitan city of Budapest, a convergence of East and West steeped in history. Discover the medieval treasures of Regensburg and Nuremberg, the beauty of Austria’s wine-producing Wachau Valley and the Benedictine abbey of Göttweig.

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Grand European Tour - 11 Days - Budapest : Amsterdam

From Holland’s windmills and tulip fields to Germany’s fairy-tale castles and the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this 15-day voyage presents the highlights of the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Savor a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese café, enjoy panoramic views of imperial Budapest and appreciate the genius of Mozart. Guests who choose this voyage soon see why it is our most popular itinerary.

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The Romantic Danube - 8 Days - Nuremburg : Budapest

During this 8-day journey, encounter the grand cities and quaint villages along the celebrated Danube River. Explore both sides of Hungary’s capital, traditional, hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest. Witness Vienna’s imperial architecture and tour medieval towns in Austria’s Wachau Valley. Savor the tastes of authentic dishes, learn about local legends and understand why Strauss immortalized the “Blue Danube” in his waltz.

The Danube Waltz - 8 Days - Budapest : Passau

Sail through Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Explore Budapest’s imperial delights, take in Bratislava’s baroque wonders and admire Passau’s ancient fortress. Discover why Austria’s Vienna is the “Waltz Capital” and the spectacular Wachau Valley is a wine lover’s dream. You’ll enjoy an included visit to magnificent Melk Abbey and an included full-day excursion to picturesque Český Krumlov.

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Stretching from the Black Forest to the Black Sea, allows cruisers to have a glimpse of the heartland of central Europe. It flows through 1,800 miles along the riverbanks of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Romania. The Danube played a vital role in the settlement and political evolution of central and southeastern Europe. Its banks, lined with castles and fortresses, formed the boundary between great empires, and its waters served as a vital commercial highway between nations. The river’s majesty has long been celebrated in music. The famous waltz An der schönen, blauen Donau (1867; The Blue Danube), by Johann Strauss the Younger, became the symbol of imperial Vienna. In the 21st century the river has continued its role as an important trade artery. It has been harnessed for hydroelectric power, particularly along the upper courses, including the national capitals of Vienna (Austria), Budapest(Hungary), and Belgrade.