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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!
  • Uniworld: Save up to $10,000 per couple off select 2022 departures. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save 10% off 2023 river cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Fly for free from select gateways , plus save up to $1,000 per couple off 2022 Europe cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $1,500 per couple off 2022 cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Fly for free from select gateways on 2022 & 2023 Europe river cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Fly for free from select gateways , plus save up to $1,000 per couple off 2023 Europe cruises. Click here.
  • Riviera: Get special reduced rates offering savings of up to $2,500 per couple in certain cabin categories. Prices shown reflect discount. Plus, receive a free drinks package . Expires December 15. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save $400 per couple off sailings. Expires December 15. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $1,500 per couple off 2023 Europe cruises. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly for free from select gateways plus save up to $1,000 per couple off select river cruises. Expires December 31. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Special rates on 2021 holiday cruises! Prices shown reflect discount. Expires December 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $3,000 per couple off select 2023 river cruises. Expires December 31. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly from $399 to $1,199 per person from select gateways, plus save up to $1,000 per couple off Viking river cruises. Expires December 31. 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.
  • CroisiEurope: Save up to 15% off 2022 cruises. Expires December 31. Click here.
  • Collette: Save up to $800 per couple off trips. Expires December 15. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save $1,000 per couple off Storyteller cruises, plus enjoy special access to a meet & greet event. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly from $899 to 1,099 per person from select gateways, plus save $1,000 per couple off Oberammergau cruises. Expires December 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $2,000 per couple off 2022 river cruises. Expires December 31. Click here.
  • Scenic: Save up to 30% on 2023 river cruises. Expires December 15. Click here.
  • Crystal: Receive up to a $400 per couple onboard credit on sailings. This offer is combinable with select promotions. Expires December 31. 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 December 31. 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. Expires December 31. Click here.
  • Riviera: Single supplement waived in all cabin categories on special sailings dedicated to solo travelers. Expires December 31. Click here.
  • Avalon: Pay no single supplement in certain cabin categories on the cruise portion of select river cruises. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Single supplement is waived or reduced on select departures in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save 25% off the single supplement on cruises in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • Tauck: Single travelers receive $1,000 per person off the single supplement of select river cruises in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • Tauck: Young travelers receive $100 to $500 per person off family departures. Click here.
  • Emerald: Save up to $2,550 per couple on 2022 Europe river cruises. Plus, receive up to an additional 15% discount in select cabin categories. Expires December 15. Click here.
  • Scenic: Save up to 30% on 2022 river cruises. Plus, receive an additional $150 per couple discount. Expires December 15. Click here.
  • Tauck: Receive a free onboard credit of up to 300 euros on river cruises in select cabin categories . Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Active and retired U.S. military personnel receive an additional $100 per person (up to $200 per stateroom) off any sailing. 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 Waterways . Click here.
  • Scenic: Refer a new traveler to Scenic and earn a $200 to $300 per person travel credit. Each new guest also receives a $100 to $150 per person travel credit to use toward their cruise. Click here.
  • Scenic: Travel with Scenic and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $200 to $300 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent cruise with Scenic. Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.