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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!
  • Emerald: Save up to 74% on river cruises. Prices shown reflect discounts. Expires March 8. Click here.
  • Scenic: Save up to 71% on river cruises. Prices shown reflect discounts. Expires March 15. Click here.
  • Riviera: Save up to $1,400 per couple on cruises when you book certain cabin categories. Expires March 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to 26% on river cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires March 31. Click here.
  • Uniworld: 2024 Cruise Sale! Save up to 50% on a wide selection of 2024 sailings. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires March 8. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $2,400 per couple off the cruise price of Europe sailings. Prices shown reflect discount. Plus, get air rates starting at $599 per person from select gateways. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $4,000 per couple off cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive reduced airfare on cruises! Fly from $899 per person from select gateways on Europe cruises. Expires March 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Spring Sale! Fly for free from select gateways, plus get reduced cruise fares. Prices shown reflect the cruise discounts. Also pay a reduced deposit of only $25 per person. Expires March 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Spring Sale! Enjoy discounted cruise fares on river cruises. Prices shown reflect the cruise discounts. Plus, enjoy greatly reduced airfare from select gateways and pay a reduced deposit of only $25 per person . Expires March 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save $2,000 per couple off 2025 holiday cruises in select cabin categories. Plus, receive a FREE one-category stateroom upgrade in certain cabin categories and a $100 per stateroom onboard credit. Expires March 31. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save 10% off 2025 river cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires March 31. Click here.
  • Disney: Travelers ages 11 and under save up to $600 per person off river cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Receive free prepaid gratuities on 2024 Active & Discovery cruises (a value of up to $878 per couple depending on the itinerary). This is combinable with most offers. Click here.
  • Riviera: Single supplement waived in all cabin categories on special sailings dedicated to solo travelers. Click here.
  • Avalon: Fly for free from select gateways, plus save $500 per couple off the cruise price of Europe sailings. Prices shown reflect the cruise discount. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to 25% per couple off select Grand Danube departures. Plus, receive a FREE one-category stateroom upgrade in certain cabin categories and a $100 per stateroom onboard credit. Expires March 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive a FREE pre- or post-cruise tour package on select cruises. Expires March 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Bon Voyage Offer! Book an additional Viking river or ocean cruise within the 14 days prior to departure of an existing booking and receive extra savings of up to $2,000 per couple and a bonus onboard credit of $200 per couple on the new booking. Click here.
  • CroisiEurope: Save up to 50% off cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires March 29. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to 25% per couple off summer sailings. Plus, receive a FREE one-category stateroom upgrade in certain cabin categories and a $50 per stateroom onboard credit. Expires March 31. Click here.
  • Avalon: Travel with Avalon Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $100 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent trip with Avalon or its sister brands Globus and Cosmos. Click here.
  • Emerald: Travel with Emerald and receive a Welcome Home credit of $200 to $300 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent Emerald cruise . Click here.
  • Scenic: Travel with Scenic and receive a Thank You credit of $200 to $300 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent Scenic cruise . Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.