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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: Cyber Monday Sale! Save an additional $200 per couple on Europe river cruises. Expires November 30. Click here.
  • 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. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save up to 10% off 2021 river cruises. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save up to an additional $2,400 per couple off cruises . Expires November 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 December 5. 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 and a drinks package . Expires November 30. Click here.
  • Emerald: Fly from $295 per person from select gateways or save $2,000 per couple on 2021 river cruises. Plus, pay a reduced deposit and receive a free deposit protection plan and up to an additional $800 per couple discount. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $1,500 per couple off 2021 river cruises. 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.
  • Viking: Cyber Monday Sale! Fly for free from select gateways and save up to $3,000 per couple off select cruises, plus receive up to $600 per couple in free onboard credits. Expires November 30. Click here.
  • Collette: Cyber Monday Sale! Save up to 20% off tours. Expires December 4. Click here.
  • Emerald: Cyber Monday Sale! Save up to an additional $850 per couple off this cruise. Expires November 30. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly for free from select gateways plus save up to $1,000 per couple off select river cruises. Expires November 30. Click here.
  • U: Cyber Monday Sale! Save with special low rates on select sailings. Prices shown reflect discount. 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 November 30. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Cyber Monday Sale! Save an additional $200 per couple on river cruises. Expires December 4. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Companion flies for free from select gateways on 2021 Europe sailings. Click here.
  • Crystal: Save up to an additional $2,000 per couple off select cruises. Click here.
  • Crystal: 2 for 1! Companion cruises for free on Europe river cruises. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save 12% off 2022 cruises . Click here.
  • Viking: Fly from $899 to 1,099 per person from select gateways, plus save $1,000 per couple off Oberammergau cruises. Expires November 30. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive a free $300 per couple onboard credit on select cruises. Click here.
  • Emerald: Fly for free from select gateways or save $2,500 per couple off select Europe cruises. Plus, pay a reduced deposit and receive a free deposit protection plan and an additional $800 per couple discount. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $2,500 per couple off 2021 cruises. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save 5% off 2022 cruises when you book a balcony or suite. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive a FREE exclusive shore excursion and a private cocktail party on select cruises. Click here.
  • Crystal: Receive up to a $400 per couple onboard credit on sailings. This offer is combinable with select promotions. 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 November 30. Click here.
  • Scenic: Cyber Monday Sale! Save up to an additional $800 per couple on Scenic river cruises. Expires December 4. 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: Pay no single supplement in certain cabin categories on select river cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $2,500 per couple off 2022 Avalon Waterways 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.
  • 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.
  • Riviera: Cyber Monday Sale! Enjoy reduced rates on select sailings. Plus, receive a free upgrade to a higher deck in select cabin categories. Expires December 1. Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly for free from select gateways or save up to $3,600 per couple on 2022 Europe river cruises. Plus, receive up to an additional $1000 per couple discount. Click here.

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