The Danube river cruises from The River Cruise Line come in a variety of durations and prices, with different excursions and waypoints along the way, so there’s something to suit all travellers’ tastes.
The River Danube is a colossal river. In fact, it is the longest river in the EU. The Danube stretches over two thousand miles through 10 countries, including Germany, Austria and Romania. The river splits up into three unique sections:
• The Devin Gate in Germany
• The Iron gate, between Serbia and Romania
• The port of Sulina in Romania
There is so much to discover with The River Cruise Line’s Danube river cruises. And there’s something for everyone, making it the perfect choice, whether you want to discover the history of classical music in Vienna, explore the local traditions and intricate architecture of Budapest, or feast your eyes on the medieval architecture of Nuremburg. Our itineraries are full of inspiration, and we’re confident that any journey you take along the Danube will fill you with wonder.
Our European river cruises are not just limited to the Danube; you may also like to consider our Rhine and Dutch waterways cruises, among many others. Look through the tabs below to find out everything you need to know about our range of Danube river cruises.
Danube River Cruises
7 days from £999
10 days from £999
9 days from £1199
15 days from £1999
15 days from £1799
9 days from £899
10 days from £849
The Danube is the longest river in the European Union. Starting in Germany, it travels for 2,000 miles through 10 countries until it empties out into the Black Sea. The river passes through varied landscapes and numerous locations including four capital cities. One of the most popular cities on the path of the Danube is Budapest, the historic capital of Hungary, dubbed the ‘pearl of the Danube’.
The Danube has a rich heritage, dating back to Roman times and even earlier. It has long been a key trade route. As well as serving trade and transport purposes, the Danube is also a working river, providing drinking water for millions of people.
On a River Cruise Line cruise we aim to show you the many faces of this fascinating, long-enduring river, as well as the beautiful and diverse cities spread across its vast banks.
• The river is a cultural focal point, famously inspiring Strauss’s The Blue Danube waltz
• On the river sits Passau, known as the ‘three rivers city’ due to its unique location: it sits just where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet
• The Danube passes by many fabulous cities. This includes Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest
• On the Danube sits Budapest, known as the ‘pearl of the Danube’. This city is split into two: traditional Buda on one side of the river and the more cosmopolitan city of Pest on the other
• A cruise on the Danube through Austria will take visitors to Melk Abbey in the Wachau Valley.This is the country’s most famous Benedictine abbey and it has been occupied by monks for over 900 years
• Also sitting on the Austrian waters of the Danube is Dürnstein — where the ruins of the castle once imprisoned Richard the Lionheart
Belgrade is the capital and largest city in Serbia located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers.
The old town of Bratislava is centred on two squares, with winding streets, a hilltop castle and many remarkable buildings spanning various periods.
Budapest, the capital and largest city of Hungary, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with an extensive area recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The quaint town of Melk is overlooked by one of the best known and most splendid monastic houses in Austria – the Benedictine Abbey.
Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia after Belgrade and is dominated by the impressive Petrovaradin Fortress situated on the banks of the Danube.
Passau is known as ‘The Three Rivers City’ due to its unique location where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers meet.
Due to the beautiful architecture and the internal shaping of the buildings constructed by Italian, Austrian, German and Bulgarian architects, Ruse was also known as ‘The Small Vienna’.
Vienna is the capital of Austria and the birthplace of classical music. This magnificent city has more than 150 grand palaces, 27 baroque castles, impressive squares and striking monuments.