Winding its way from the foothills of the Alps to the distant shores of the Black Sea, this majestic waterway has long been a powerful transportation route and is a perennial favourite for river cruises.
Stretching over 2,000 miles and flowing through ten countries, the Danube is the longest river in the European Union. Starting in the German Black Forest, it empties into the Black Sea.
A Danube river cruise can take in many different landscapes due to the sheer scale of the river. The river is divided into three sections: the upper section, running from Germany to the Devin gate; the middle section, flowing from Devin gate to the Iron Gate; and the lower section, journeying from the Iron Gate to Sulina in Romania. Each section features fascinating things to see and incredible experiences to discover on a Danube cruise.
Whether you want to discover the history of classical music in Vienna, explore the local traditions and intricate architecture of Budapest, or even feast your eyes on the medieval architecture of Nuremburg, all this and more can be discovered through when you cruise the Danube. Our itineraries are full of inspiration; a journey along this famous river is the perfect method to discover the magic of European river cruises.
Things to do in the Danube
- Experience Vienna’s imperial architecture and gracious culture
- Walk to Budapest’s famous covered market in the three-story Great Market Hall
- Sail through the captivating Wachau Valley to the Benedictine abbey at Melk
- Visit the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Passau
- Take a walking tour through the scenic town of Regensburg
- Visit the baroque Jesuit Church and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava