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Danube River

Captured in art, poetry and music, the Danube River is one of the world's most romantic waterways. Itineraries wind through Germany and Austria, and often to Slovakia and Hungary as well. A few travel all the way to the river's end at the Black Sea.

You can see the half-timbered homes of Nuremberg and the baroque architecture of Vienna. Visit the splendid Benedictine abbey of Melk, with its library of 16,000 books, and enjoy a concert on Europe's largest church organ in Passau. Take in the sweeping views of Budapest from the Fisherman's Bastion, and explore the well-preserved Old Town and 18th-century Primatial Palace of Bratislava.

Holiday cruises are popular, taking place from late November through December. On these trips, you can visit the festive outdoor Christmas markets set up in town plazas and cathedral squares throughout Germany and Austria.

Our sailings are hassle-free and easy to budget. Experienced tour directors take care of all the day-to-day details, while expert guides in each city help you make the most out of your time in port. And, so much is included in the price you pay up front, including your stateroom, meals and entertainment on board and sightseeing excursions.

Limited-Time Offers on Danube River Cruises!
  • Avalon: Save up to $2,000 per couple off 2021 Europe sailings. Book a suite and save up to $5,600 per couple. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Fly for free from select gateways on 2021 Europe cruises. Expires October 31. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save up to 10% off 2021 river cruises. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save up to an additional $2,500 per couple off cruises . Expires October 30. Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly for free from select gateways or save up to $3,600 per couple on 2021 Europe river cruises. Plus, receive up to an additional $1000 per couple discount. Expires October 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly for free from select gateways, plus save $1,000 per couple off the cruise price of 2021 departures. Also, receive a free Silver Spirits beverage package. Expires October 31. Click here.
  • Riviera: Save up to $1,300 per couple on 2021 Riviera river cruises. Book a cabin on the middle or upper decks and save up to $2,500 per couple. Plus, receive a free $300 per couple gift card, a drinks package and a cabin upgrade when booking select categories . Expires October 30. Click here.
  • Emerald: Fly from $295 per person from select gateways or save $1,500 per couple on 2021 river cruises. Plus, pay a reduced deposit and receive a free deposit protection plan, free DiscoverMore optional shore excursions and up to an additional $800 per couple discount. Expires October 31. Click here.
  • CroisiEurope: Save 15% off 2021 cruises. Expires October 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $1,500 per couple off 2021 river cruises. Expires October 31. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $2,000 per couple off 2022 Europe sailings. Book a suite and save up to $5,600 per couple. Click here.
  • Emerald: Save an additional $250 per couple off cruises. Expires October 30. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly for free from select gateways plus save up to $1,000 per couple off select river cruises. Expires October 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Companion flies for free from select gateways on 2021 Europe sailings. Expires October 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly from $99 to $1,199 per person from select gateways, plus save up to $1,000 per couple off Viking river cruises. Expires October 31. Click here.
  • Crystal: Save up to an additional $2,000 per couple off select cruises. Expires November 3. Click here.
  • Collette: Save 10% off 2021 tours. Expires October 31. Click here.
  • Crystal: 2 for 1! Companion cruises for free on Europe river cruises. Click here.
  • Collette: Save up to $1,100 per couple off trips. Expires October 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly from $899 to 1,099 per person from select gateways, plus save $1,000 per couple off Oberammergau cruises. Expires October 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive a free $300 per couple onboard credit on select cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $2,500 per couple off 2021 cruises. Click here.
  • U: Save up to 10% off 2021 cruises. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save 5% off 2022 cruises when you book a balcony or suite. Click here.
  • Crystal: Receive up to a $400 per couple onboard credit on sailings. This offer is combinable with select promotions. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive a FREE exclusive shore excursion and a private cocktail party on select cruises. Click here.
  • Disney: Travelers ages 11 and under save up to $520 per person off river cruises. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save $2,000 per couple off holiday cruises, plus receive a FREE one-category stateroom upgrade and a $100 per stateroom onboard credit. Expires October 31. Click here.
  • Scenic: Save an additional $300 per couple on river cruises. Expires October 29. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Past guests of Uniworld, Trafalgar, CostSaver, Insight, Luxury Gold, African Travel, Brendan and Contiki save an additional $100 to $600 per person off trips. Click here.
  • Riviera: Single supplement waived in all cabin categories on special sailings dedicated to solo travelers. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $2,500 per couple off 2022 Avalon Waterways cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Pay no single supplement in certain cabin categories on select river cruises. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Past passengers receive special savings on select cruises. Choose from one of the following offers: free economy air, 2-for-1 business air, savings of $2,000 per couple or reduced single supplements of 10% . Click here.
  • Riviera: Pay no single supplement in certain cabin categories on all sailings. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Single supplement is waived or reduced on select departures in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • Tauck: Single travelers pay no supplement on river cruises in Category 1 cabins. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to 50% off the single supplement on cruises in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Special savings on family cruises! Travelers ages four to 17 save 25% off the cruise price of select family sailings when accompanied by an adult. Click here.
  • Tauck: Young travelers receive $100 to $500 per person off family departures. Click here.
  • Emerald: Save 50% off cabin upgrades on 2021 cruises. Expires October 22. Click here.
  • Riviera: Save up to $1,100 per couple on 5- and 6-day cruises. Book a cabin on the middle or upper decks and save up to $1,500 per couple . Expires October 31. Click here.

Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.