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Grand European Tour Amsterdam To Budapest

Viking River Cruises $4499 15 Details

From Holland’s windmills and tulip fields to Germany’s fairy-tale castles and the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this 15-day voyage presents the highlights of the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Savor a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese café, enjoy panoramic views of imperial Budapest and appreciate the genius of Mozart. Guests who choose this voyage soon see why it is our most popular itinerary.

Romantic Danube Budapest To Nuremberg

Viking River Cruises $1999 8 Details

During this 8-day journey, encounter the grand cities and quaint villages along the celebrated Danube River. Explore both sides of Hungary’s capital, traditional, hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest. Witness Vienna’s imperial architecture and tour medieval towns in Austria’s Wachau Valley. Savor the tastes of authentic dishes, learn about local legends and understand why Strauss immortalized the “Blue Danube” in his waltz.

Danube Waltz Budapest To Passau

Viking River Cruises $1999 8 Details

Sail through Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Explore Budapest’s imperial delights, take in Bratislava’s baroque wonders and admire Passau’s ancient fortress. Discover why Austria’s Vienna is the “Waltz Capital” and the spectacular Wachau Valley is a wine lover’s dream. You’ll enjoy an included visit to magnificent Melk Abbey and an included full-day excursion to picturesque Český Krumlov.

Danube Waltz Passau To Budapest

Viking River Cruises $1999 8 Details

Sail through Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Explore Budapest’s imperial delights, take in Bratislava’s baroque wonders and admire Passau’s ancient fortress. Discover why Austria’s Vienna is the “Waltz Capital” and the spectacular Wachau Valley is a wine lover’s dream. You’ll enjoy an included visit to magnificent Melk Abbey and an included full-day excursion to picturesque Český Krumlov.

Grand European Tour Budapest To Amsterdam

Viking River Cruises $4499 15 Details

From Holland’s windmills and tulip fields to Germany’s fairy-tale castles and the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this 15-day voyage presents the highlights of the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Savor a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese café, enjoy panoramic views of imperial Budapest and appreciate the genius of Mozart. Guests who choose this voyage soon see why it is our most popular itinerary.

Romantic Danube Nuremberg To Budapest

Viking River Cruises $1999 8 Details

During this 8-day journey, encounter the grand cities and quaint villages along the celebrated Danube River. Explore both sides of Hungary’s capital, traditional, hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest. Witness Vienna’s imperial architecture and tour medieval towns in Austria’s Wachau Valley. Savor the tastes of authentic dishes, learn about local legends and understand why Strauss immortalized the “Blue Danube” in his waltz.

A Taste Of The Danube – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1959 8 Details

From the Gypsy violins of Budapest to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music,” this Europe river cruise highlights the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, and the fascinating capital cities of Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria.

Amsterdam To Budapest By Riverboat - Southbound

Tauck $6590 15 Details

Tauck's Danube, Main, and Rhine river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest takes you on an amazing journey past ancient castles and soaring cathedrals, taking in great cities including Vienna, Köln, Nürnberg and Bratislava - and revered UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Schönbrunn Palace and Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral).

The Legendary Danube – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1399 8 Details

From the rich history of Germany to the unique culture of Hungary, this Danube river cruise takes you to three countries, and the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns, can be experienced right from your stateroom or atop the sky deck of your ship.

The Blue Danube - Westbound

Tauck $4990 12 Details

Wind your way past medieval landscapes as you cruise the Danube River aboard Tauck's ms Savor or ms Joy to explore five European countries, visit castles and cathedrals, embark on locally guided sightseeing and spend special evenings in two private palaces. Enjoy two nights each at centrally located hotels in Budapest and Prague.

Budapest To The Black Sea - Eastbound

Tauck $6290 12 Details

Explore Central Europe's ancient heart on one of Tauck's popular cruises along the Danube River's lower reaches between Budapest and the Black Sea. Discover dramatic castles, centuries-old monasteries, and myriad cultural treasures as you sail aboard one of Tauck's premium riverboats, and enjoy two-night stays at city-center hotels in Budapest and Bucharest.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Cosmos $1719 13 Details

Discover the magic of Prague, Budapest, and Vienna at a leisurely pace on this Central Europe tour that also includes time in Nuremberg and Bratislava, and overnights in Munich and Salzburg. Along the way, enjoy beautiful scenery both from land and from the water on the included cruise on the Danube River in the Wachau region. Relax as you glide by spectacular vineyards and charming villages. On this tour through Central Europe, you’ll also discover the Vienna Woods, a branch of the foothills of the Alps and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

Tauck $4990 12 Details

Wind your way past medieval landscapes on a Blue Danube River cruise aboard Tauck's ms Savor or ms Joy to explore five European countries, visit castles and cathedrals, embark on locally guided sightseeing and spend special evenings in two private palaces. Enjoy two nights each at centrally located hotels in Prague and Budapest.

The Blue Danube Discovery

Avalon Waterways $2409 12 Details

This timeless Europe river cruise vacation begins with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and end with two nights in Prague—the capital of the Czech Republic.

The Blue Danube Discovery – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1399 8 Details

Begin this timeless Europe river cruise vacation in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and conclude in historical Nuremberg, Germany.

Musical Magic Along The Blue Danube

Tauck $6390 12 Details

Join Tauck's "maestros" to walk in the footsteps of Mozart, Beethoven, Bartók and others on a melody-filled 12-day Budapest-to-Prague trip including a 7-night Danube cruise aboard Tauck's ms Savor or ms Joy - visiting homes they lived in, concert halls where they performed and much more - on this most musical of Danube River tours.

The Upper Rhine To The City Of Music

Avalon Waterways $3699 13 Details

This river cruise vacation touches four countries, from Zürich, Switzerland, to Vienna, Austria, on three rivers, and the impressive Main Danube Canal—truly an adventure!

Budapest To Amsterdam By Riverboat - Northbound

Tauck $6590 15 Details

Tauck's two-week Budapest to Amsterdam river cruise takes you along the Danube, Main, and Rhine, transporting you on an amazing journey past ancient castles and soaring cathedrals, taking in great cities including Vienna, Köln, Nürnberg and Bratislava - and revered UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Schönbrunn Palace and Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral).

Danube Reflections - Westbound

Tauck $4690 12 Details

Experience the scenic, romantic soul of old-world Europe on a Danube River cruise that includes two hotel nights in Vienna and two in Prague. Begin with a sumptuous gala evening at a Viennese Palace, and wind through dramatic river landscapes to discover charming medieval towns, wineries, and castles, including stops in Nüremberg, Dürnstein, Passau, Cesky Krumlov and Bratislava.

The Legendary Danube

Avalon Waterways $2029 10 Details

From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise vacation takes you to four countries. And the scenic beauty along the way as you cruise past quaint towns can be experienced right from your stateroom or while sipping wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship.

Christmastime On The Danube – Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1699 7 Details

This festive European river cruise vacation begins in Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. See famous sights like Old Town’s Astronomical Clock and the Charles Bridge, but also get the unique chance to stroll through the Christmas markets. It’s a treat to see the rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Explore to your heart’s content with a warm cup of svarene vino (hot mulled wine).

European Sojourn Bucharest To Amsterdam

Viking River Cruises $6999 23 Details

In the 8th century, Emperor Charlemagne dreamt of a canal that could unite Europe’s great waterways, but it was not until 1992 that his vision came to pass. Now, the Main-Danube Canal allows ships to travel directly from the North Sea to the Black Sea region, traversing Western, Central and Eastern Europe in a single journey. See the canals of Amsterdam, the castles of the Rhine Valley, great Danube cities like Vienna and Budapest, and many colorful capitals of Eastern Europe on an incredible 23-day cruisetour that includes eight countries on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. This itinerary, which combines Grand European Tour with Passage to Eastern Europe, provides the ultimate European sojourn.

Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

Tauck $13090 24 Details

Explore stunning riverscapes from the North Sea to the Black Sea aboard our ultimate eastern European river cruises between Amsterdam and Bucharest! Set off on a grand 3-week cruise aboard ms Esprit and ms Joy through nine European countries along the Rhine, Main and Danube, plus two nights at a city-center hotel in Bucharest.

Warsaw, Budapest, Vienna & Prague

Tauck $5890 14 Details

Our two-week Eastern Europe and Poland journey includes visits to medieval Cracow and the memorial at Auschwitz; private events including a Chopin recital in Warsaw, Danube dinner cruise in Budapest and palace concert in Vienna; a special Tauck Exclusive evening at a palace in Prague, and much more.

The Black Sea To Budapest - Westbound

Tauck $6290 12 Details

Explore Central Europe's ancient heart on one of Tauck's popular cruises along the Danube River's lower reaches between Budapest and the Black Sea. Discover dramatic castles, centuries-old monasteries, and myriad cultural treasures as you sail aboard one of Tauck's premium riverboats, and enjoy two-night stays at city-center hotels in Budapest and Bucharest.

11 Day Crown Of Central Europe

Gate1 $1499 11 Details

  • Flights New York-Prague, Budapest-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Prague
    • 2 nights Munich
    • 1 night Salzburg
    • 2 nights Vienna
    • 2 nights Budapest
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Walking tour of Prague to the picturesque Lesser Town and the Old Town
  • Tour Bavarian Munich with its world-famous "dancing" Glockenspiel clock
  • Visit magical Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and scene of the Sound of Music
  • Take a Danube Valley Cruise and admire the beautiful scenery
  • Tour the Imperial Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna

European Sojourn Amsterdam To Bucharest

Viking River Cruises $6999 23 Details

In the 8th century, Emperor Charlemagne dreamt of a canal that could unite Europe’s great waterways, but it was not until 1992 that his vision came to pass. Now, the Main-Danube Canal allows ships to travel directly from the North Sea to the Black Sea region, traversing Western, Central and Eastern Europe in a single journey. See the canals of Amsterdam, the castles of the Rhine Valley, great Danube cities like Vienna and Budapest, and many colorful capitals of Eastern Europe on an incredible 23-day cruisetour that includes eight countries on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. This itinerary, which combines Grand European Tour with Passage to Eastern Europe, provides the ultimate European sojourn.

Danube Reflections - Eastbound

Tauck $4690 12 Details

Experience the scenic, romantic soul of old-world Europe on this idyllic 12-day trip featuring a 7-night Regensburg to Vienna river cruise along the Danube, with two hotel nights each in Prague and Vienna. Wind through dramatic river landscapes to discoveries in Bratislava, Passau, Munich, Regensburg, and Cesky Krumlov, including a sumptuous gala evening at a Viennese Palace.

Jewels Of Central Europe – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $4798 15 Details

On this Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers. Board your ship in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany, before ending your cruise in Luxembourg.

Grand Christmastime Cruise From Vienna To Basel

Avalon Waterways $4897 16 Details

This European Christmastime river cruise will take you across Austria and Germany and along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers. Enjoy guided sightseeing in several cities along the way and delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old Christmas markets.

Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure - Eastbound

Tauck $3990 8 Details

Selected as one of the "10 Best River Cruises" by Fodor's Travel! And a two-time winner of "Top River Cruise Line" for families, as voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! See the Old World through new eyes on our Tauck Bridges family riverboat adventure along the Danube - a family-friendly 7-night Danube riverboat cruise filled with fun, adventure and surprises in some of Europe's greatest cities.

10 Day Affordable Germany, Switzerland & Austria

Gate1 $1949 10 Details

  • Flights New York-Frankfurt, Vienna-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Mainz
    • 1 night Black Forest
    • 2 nights Lucerne
    • 1 night Innsbruck
    • 2 nights Vienna
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Cruise the Rhine in Mainz with stunning vistas of hilltop castles and villages
  • Wine tasting at a local winery in the Rheinhessen Valley
  • In Heidelberg, view the ruins of 12th century Heidelberg Castle
  • Drive through the Black Forest, dense with hills of dark forests of thick pine trees
  • Travel to the Alsatian city of Strasbourg, home of the European Parliament
  • In sparkling Lucerne, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, visit the inspiring Lion Monument
  • Tour magical Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and setting for the Sound of Music
  • Tour Vienna, the Imperial city on the Danube; walk along the Ringstrasse

Christmas Along The Danube

A&K $4995 9 Details

Celebrate the holiday season on the Danube during a six-night cruise, with Connections-exclusive shore excursions to Christmas markets and an organ concert at the Abbey of St. Florian as well as pre- and post-cruise stays in boutique hotels in Munich.

Jewels Of Europe

Scenic Cruises $6395 15 Details

Discover grand palaces & castles on Europe’s most tempting waterways, the Rhine, Main & Danube on a luxurious 15 day river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

A Taste Of The Danube – Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $1809 8 Details

Discover the fascinating and scenic Danube with its charming small towns and exciting cities on this European river cruise vacation. Begin with a guided sightseeing tour and a 2-night city stay in Vienna, the “City of Music.” Savor Sachertorte in a local café, spend time in one of the many marvelous museums, shop along the Kärntnerstrasse, or stroll along the historic streets.

Jewels Of Central Europe - Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $5249 15 Details

On this remarkable Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and Main Danube Canal. Visit the most intriguing cities of Germany and Austria along the way, and end in Budapest—Hungary’s vibrant capital.

A Taste Of The Danube – Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $999 4 Details

Through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, with stops in quaint towns and iconic cities, you’ll fall in love with this river cruise along the Danube River.

Romantic Danube (Vilshofen To Budapest)

AMA Waterways $2499 8 Details

Spend 3 nights in fairytale Prague, followed by a fascinating 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest

Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure - Westbound

Tauck $4190 8 Details

Selected as one of the "10 Best River Cruises" by Fodor's Travel! And a two-time winner of "Top River Cruise Line" for families, as voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! See the Old World through new eyes on our Tauck Bridges Danube River tour - a family-friendly 7-night Danube riverboat cruise filled with fun, adventure and surprises in some of Europe's greatest cities.

Active Discovery On The Danube – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $2789 9 Details

This exciting 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your Avalon ship and heading for Visegrád.

Blue Danube Discovery (Budapest To Nuremberg)

AMA Waterways $2599 8 Details

Spend 2 nights in Budapest, enjoy an unforgettable 7-night cruise to Nuremberg, then explore Prague for 3 nights

Gems Of The Danube With Prague

Scenic Cruises $4595 11 Details

Enjoy 3 nights in Prague as you explore the city with a local guide before you embark on a 7 day river cruise along the Danube from Nuremberg to Budapest. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Splendors Of Budapest, Vienna & Prague

A&K $6895 10 Details

Explore the great cities of Central Europe, enjoying a private evening cruise through Budapest on the Danube; a Chef's Table experience in Bratislava; a tour of Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace; and a visit to the Jewish Quarter in Prague.

The Heartland Of Europe: Cruising The Rhine, Main & Danube

A&K $10495 17 Details

Embark on a 17-day odyssey along three of Europe's greatest rivers in Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, with stays in boutique hotels in Amsterdam and Budapest and a private tour of a World War II art bunker in Nuremburg.

Jewels Of Central Europe – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $5228 17 Details

On this Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers. Start with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, and then see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany.

Danube Dreams – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1699 8 Details

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way.

Melodies Of The Danube (Budapest To Vilshofen)

AMA Waterways $2499 8 Details

Enjoy an enchanting 7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen, followed by 3 nights in Munich or Prague

Enchanting Danube & Munich 2018

Uniworld $3139 10 Details

The shimmering waters of the fabled Danube River flow for thousands of miles through the very heart of Europe, silent witness to centuries of artistic achievement and historical events. This perfectly composed journey provides an immersive cultural tasting menu of five equally beguiling countries—ideal for first-time river cruisers as well as seasoned travelers seeking to experience yet another dimension of these much-loved destinations. Our locally-based destination experts will take you well beyond the “must-sees” of each region, offering fresh takes on classic sites, insider knowledge of delightful under-the-radar locales, and VIP access to places only a privileged few will ever experience—such as a private early-morning viewing of the acclaimed art collection of the Kunstkammer Vienna. A veritable showcase of the best of Central Europe, this new 2018 journey is one any culturally curious world traveler will love, featuring old-world capitals, charming towns and villages, and two nights onshore in the Bavarian capital of Munich. There, you can admire the alpine grandeur of “Mad” King Ludwig’s turreted masterpiece—the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle—and tour the futuristic BMW World, a tribute to the ingenuity of German engineering. The Monarch Collection (select sailings) Join us for a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of the lives of European aristocrats, past and present—including exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as sipping cocktails with a Habsburg princess at her 13th-century castle home and dinner and dancing at an opulent Viennese palace. Generations Family Program (select sailings) Our award-winning family program for young travelers ages 4-18 features fun-filled adventures and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning

Danube Delta Discovery

Scenic Cruises $7395 16 Details

Waltz through Europe on a 16 day river cruise from Vienna to Bucharest. Explore the beautiful old towns and immerse yourself in the history and culture. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Vienna On The Danube To Basel On The Rhine

Avalon Waterways $3449 13 Details

This Europe river cruise vacation will touch four countries on three rivers and the Main Danube Canal, with a chance to immerse yourself in the cultures, and explore the most famous sites at each stop. The magic of this river cruise can also be experienced right from your ship as you enjoy a glass of wine and watch the beauty of the European countryside and charming villages pass by.

Iconic Danube

Scenic Cruises $3295 8 Details

Discover the Danube on an 8 day river cruise from Budapest to Munich. See the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov & take a guided tour of Benedictine Abbey. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Highlights Of Eastern Europe 2018

Uniworld $3699 10 Details

An ideal voyage for travelers seeking new, off-the-beaten path destinationsFollow a path forged by crusaders, kings and conquerors through Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria. Immerse yourself in new cultures and make new friends as you travel from splendid Budapest to dynamic Bucharest, discovering the best that the revitalized nations of Eastern Europe have to offer along the way.Gaze in wonder at the lofty spires of Hungary’s Parliament Building as it rises majestically above the Danube in Budapest. Sit down for friendly, intimate meals with farmers in Croatia and artists in Romania. Uncover scores of little-known treasures, including the picturesque Bulgarian hill towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi and the surprising rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step back in time to investigate the history and legends along the Danube while you cruise the Iron Gates. Tour Belgrade by bicycle, marvel at the massive People’s Palace in Bucharest or see Vlad the Impaler’s tomb in the Romanian countryside.From Budapest to Bucharest, Roman ruins to medieval fortresses, this journey will reveal the unstoppable resiliency of the human spirit, as well as the highlights of this spectacular region. The adventure of a lifetime awaits you.Who will enjoy this cruise/tourExplorers wishing to discover ancient lands and modern multicultural cities. Photographers, amateur archaeologists, connoisseurs of regional cuisines and anyone who loves beautiful and mysterious locales.

Active Discovery On The Danube – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $2599 8 Details

This exciting 8-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your Avalon ship and heading for Visegrád.

The Best Of Eastern Europe

G Adventures $2124 14 Details

From fairytale Czech towns to Budapest, the "Pearl of the Danube," experience the unique culture, food, and history of Eastern Europe. This two-week trip through six Eastern European countries offers an intriguing combination of urban centres, village life, and outdoor pursuits. Visit castles, churches, and romantic town squares, indulging in Berlin’s café culture and Prague’s beer.

Danube Delights

Emerald Waterways $2595 8 Details

An unforgettable cruise down the iconic Danube & through the heart of old Europe. Walking tours, invitations into the homes of locals & sightseeing excursions showcase the magnificence of yesteryear. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Christmastime On The Danube – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $1699 7 Details

This Christmastime river cruise begins in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart and Strauss, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Spanish Riding School. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this time of year. Cruise through the wintery landscape of the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. Here, you’ll tour the magnificent 11th century Benedictine Abbey—one of Europe’s largest monasteries—where monks still stroll amidst the sacred walls.

Enchantment Of Eastern Europe

Emerald Waterways $3270 9 Details

As the final stretch of the Danube weaves its way through the depths of eastern Europe, meet locals for lunch in their home, enjoy tours of Osijek & Belgrade & marvel at the beauty of the Iron Gate. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Danube Explorer

Emerald Waterways $2895 8 Details

Walk the cobblestone streets of Medieval cities, explore Austria’s wine-growing region and marvel at the fusion of old and new in musical Vienna and eclectic Budapest. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

11 Day Danube River Cruise With Budapest

Gate1 $2549 11 Details

  • Flights New York-Budapest, Munich-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Budapest
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Empress, First Class Monarch Princess or First Class Monarch Duchess
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

 

Special Features

  • During your Budapest City Tour, see the Parliament, Heroes Square, Royal Palace and Matthias Church
  • View the picturesque town of Szentendre with its unique shops and museums
  • Tour romantic Vienna with its legendary opulence and elegance
  • In Melk, join a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey

 

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

12 Day Danube River Cruise With Prague

Gate1 $2699 12 Details

  • Flights New York-Budapest, Prague-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights Deluxe accommodations
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Empress, First Class Monarch Princess or First Class Monarch Duchess
    • 3 nights Prague
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 23 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
 

Special Features

  • During your Budapest City Tour, see the Parliament, Heroes Square, Royal Palace and Matthias Church
  • Tour romantic Vienna with its legendary opulence and elegance
  • In Melk, join a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey
  • City tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"
 

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Gems Of The Danube

Scenic Cruises $3895 8 Details

Discover the historical wonders of Europe on a 8 day cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg. Enjoy ultimate luxury on an all-inclusive 5 star Scenic Space-Ship. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

European Jewels 2018

Uniworld $6999 16 Details

Uncover Europe’s majestic jewelsIndulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through four countries along three great rivers— the Danube, Main and Rhine—and to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites.From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences like a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. And throughout your journey, tantalize your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with regional culinary delicacies. Discover the grand sweep of history and the dynamic present along legendary rivers on a magnificent journey that gives you the best of Europe’s great treasures as well as off-the-beaten- path gems.Who will enjoy this cruiseTravelers wishing to discover the full spectrum of European culture, history, art and architecture; and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine.The Monarch Collection (select sailings)Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Celebrate with a festive concert and dinner at a Renaissance palace and garden. Be hosted at a private reception by a real princess at her baroque castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal journey.

Danube Serenade (Nuremberg To Vienna)

AMA Waterways $2799 8 Details

Spend 3 nights in Prague, followed by a splendid 7-night Nuremberg to Vienna cruise, then explore Vienna for 2 nights

14 Day Danube River Cruise With Budapest & Prague

Gate1 $2899 12 Details

  • Flights New York-Budapest, Prague-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights Deluxe accommodations
    • 2 nights Budapest
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Empress, First Class Monarch Princess or First Class Monarch Duchess
    • 3 nights Prague
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 25 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
 

Special Features

  • During the city tour of Budapest view the Parliament, Heroes Square and Matthias Church
  • View Vienna with its magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments
  • Guided tour of the historic Benedictine Melk Abbey
  • City tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"
 

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Treasures Of The Danube

Emerald Waterways $5640 16 Details

Itinerary also travels in reverse.

14 Day Danube River Cruise With Warsaw, Krakow & Budapest

Gate1 $3199 14 Details

  • Flights New York-Warsaw, Munich-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights Deluxe accommodations
    • 2 nights Warsaw
    • 2 nights Krakow
    • 1 night Budapest
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Empress or First Class Monarch Princess
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 27 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special Features

  • In Warsaw, along the Royal Route, view historic monuments and residences
  • Admire the historic 16th century Wawel Royal Castle in medieval Krakow
  • View Vienna with its magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments
  • Visit Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

16 Day Classic European River Cruise

Gate1 $4199 16 Details

  • Flights New York-Budapest, Amsterdam-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 14 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Empress, First Class Monarch Governess, Monarch Duchess
  • River port charges of $380 per person
  • Cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
 

Special Features

  • See magnificent panoramic views of Budapest from atop Fisherman's Bastion
  • Tour romantic Vienna with its legendary opulence and elegance
  • In Melk, join a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey
  • Marvel at the beautiful churches and ancient stone bridges in Regensburg
  • Cruise the Main-Danube Canal, considered a marvel of modern engineering
  • Walk in Bamberg's medieval center with its 11th century Romanesque cathedral
  • View the mighty Lorelei Rock named for the siren "Lorelei" rising vertically from the waters
  • Sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland
  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals
 

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Delightful Danube & Prague 2018 (Reverse)

Uniworld $3199 10 Details

An extraordinary journey for aficionados of European history, music and artExperience dynamic Budapest, imperial Vienna and exquisitely preserved Prague. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, into Germany and past charming Bavarian villages. Exclusive treasures are plentiful on this delightful journey. Be treated to Hungarian hospitality at Bodor Major horse farm on bucolic Szentendre Island in Budapest. While in Vienna, marvel at the Gustav Klimt paintings at the Belvedere. Partake in an exclusive insider’s look at Prague’s historic Estates Theatre with its exquisite jewel-box theater, where operas are staged to this day, and listen to a short music concert composed by Mozart and his contemporaries in the Mozart Salon. Go behind the scenes at a BMW factory to get an up-close view of Germany’s rich automotive heritage, and “Go Active” with guided hiking and biking excursions along the Danube. This enchanting voyage provides a variety of ways to enjoy captivating destinations as well as plenty of time to relax onboard as you sail from Budapest to Nuremberg and spend two nights onshore in Prague.Who will enjoy this cruise/tourTravelers who love history, music and architecture will be able to tailor their travel to their interests along the mighty Danube and in spectacular Prague.Generations Family Program (select sailings)Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

The Danube From The Black Sea To Budapest – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $2749 9 Details

This deluxe river cruise through Eastern Europe stops in fascinating cities in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Hungary—and offers exciting inland excursions.

15 Day Danube River Cruise With Prague, Dresden & Berlin

Gate1 $4199 15 Details

  • Flights New York-Budapest, Berlin-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights First Class accommodations
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the First Class Monarch Baroness
    • 3 nights Prague
    • 1 night Dresden
    • 2 nights Berlin
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 27 meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special Features

  • Enjoy a city tour of Vienna and view Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral
  • Tour the historic Benedictine Melk Abbey, one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture
  • Visit Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities
  • City tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"
  • View Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag and Brandenberg Gate, symbols of the formerly divided city of Berlin

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

New Year's Along The Danube

A&K $5595 9 Details

Ring in the New Year on the Danube River, staying in a boutique hotel in the heart of Munich and setting out on shore excursions that include a waltz lesson in Vienna and a hands-on Slovakian cooking class in Bratislava.

9 Day Danube River Cruise

Gate1 $2149 9 Details

  • Flights New York-Budapest, Munich-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Empress, First Class Monarch Princess or First Class Monarch Duchess
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special Features

  • See magnificent panoramic views of Budapest from atop Fisherman's Bastion
  • Enjoy a city tour of Vienna and view Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Tour the historic Benedictine Melk Abbey, one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

17 Day Danube River Cruise With Budapest, Prague, Dresden & Berlin

Gate1 $4649 17 Details

  • Flights New York-Budapest, Berlin-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 15 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Budapest
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the First Class Monarch Baroness
    • 3 nights Prague
    • 1 night Dresden
    • 2 nights Berlin
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 29 meals: 15 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
 

Special Features

  • During your Budapest City Tour, see the Parliament, Heroes Square, Royal Palace and Matthias Church
  • View the picturesque town of Szentendre with its unique shops and museums
  • Enjoy a city tour of Vienna and view Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Tour the historic Benedictine Melk Abbey, one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture
  • Visit Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities
  • City tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"
  • View Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag and Brandenberg Gate, symbols of the formerly divided city of Berlin
 

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

17 Day Danube River Cruise With Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest & Prague

Gate1 $3899 17 Details

  • Flights New York-Warsaw, Prague-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 15 nights Deluxe accommodations
    • 2 nights Warsaw
    • 2 nights Krakow
    • 1 night Budapest
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Empress or First Class Monarch Princess
    • 3 nights Prague
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 30 meals: 15 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special Features

  • In Warsaw, along the Royal Route, view historic monuments and residences
  • Admire the historic 16th century Wawel Royal Castle in medieval Krakow
  • View Vienna with its magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments
  • Visit Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities
  • City tour of Prague, "The City of a Thousand Spires"

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Jewels Of Europe With Paris

Scenic Cruises $8495 18 Details

Begin your adventure in Budapest and board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Cruise the Danube, Main & Rhine rivers to Amsterdam and spend 3 nights in Paris. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Christmas Markets Along The Danube

A&K $4995 9 Details

Embark on a festive Danube River cruise, staying in hand-picked boutique hotels in the heart of Vienna and Munich, and visiting Christkindlesmarkts, historic Melk Abbey and the Imperial Treasury in Vienna.

Enchanting Danube & Prague 2018

Uniworld $3299 10 Details

The shimmering waters of the fabled Danube River flow for thousands of miles through the very heart of Europe, silent witness to centuries of artistic achievement and historical events. This perfectly composed journey provides an immersive cultural tasting menu of five equally beguiling countries—ideal for first-time river cruisers as well as seasoned travelers seeking to experience yet another dimension of these much-loved destinations. Our locally-based destination experts will take you well beyond the “must-sees” of each region, offering fresh takes on classic sites, insider knowledge of delightful under-the-radar locales, and VIP access to places only a privileged few will ever experience—such as a private early-morning viewing of the acclaimed art collection of the Kunstkammer Vienna. A veritable showcase of the best of Central Europe, this new 2018 journey is one any culturally curious world traveler will love, featuring old-world capitals, charming towns and villages, and two nights onshore in the Czech Republic capital of Prague. This well-preserved city, with its fabled skyline of spires and turrets, is one of the most beautiful and romantic locales in all of Europe, a fitting place to conclude your enchanting adventure.    Generations Family Program (select sailings) Our award-winning family program for young travelers ages 4-18 features fun-filled adventures and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

Legendary Danube (Nuremberg To Budapest)

AMA Waterways $2799 8 Details

Spend 3 nights in Prague, followed by a legendary 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest

Active Discovery On The Danube – Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $2669 9 Details

This exciting 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along your Danube River cruise from Linz to Budapest. Travel and explore in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. With Active Discovery, the choice is always yours: whether you taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike on the trails along the Danube for spectacular views; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp.

North Sea To The Black Sea

Scenic Cruises $10790 23 Details

Take a 23 day journey from Bucharest to Amsterdam. Explore the historical cities and villages along the Danube and Rhine rivers on a luxurious river cruise. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Delightful Danube & Prague 2018

Uniworld $3299 10 Details

An extraordinary journey for aficionados of European history, music and artExperience dynamic Budapest, imperial Vienna and exquisitely preserved Prague. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, into Germany and past charming Bavarian villages. Exclusive treasures are plentiful on this delightful journey. Be treated to Hungarian hospitality at Bodor Major horse farm on bucolic Szentendre Island in Budapest. While in Vienna, marvel at the Gustav Klimt paintings at the Belvedere. Partake in an exclusive insider’s look at Prague’s historic Estates Theatre with its exquisite jewel-box theater, where operas are staged to this day, and listen to a short music concert composed by Mozart and his contemporaries in the Mozart Salon. Go behind the scenes at a BMW factory to get an up-close view of Germany’s rich automotive heritage, and “Go Active” with guided hiking and biking excursions along the Danube. This enchanting voyage provides a variety of ways to enjoy captivating destinations as well as plenty of time to relax onboard as you sail from Budapest to Nuremberg and spend two nights onshore in Prague.Who will enjoy this cruise/tourTravelers who love history, music and architecture will be able to tailor their travel to their interests along the mighty Danube and in spectacular Prague.Generations Family Program (select sailings)Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

Ultimate European Journey 2018

Uniworld $9699 25 Details

This brand new 2016 itinerary is a tantalizing hybrid of our “European Jewels” and “Highlights of Eastern Europe & Istanbul” voyages. Discover the full spectrum of European culture and history on this in-depth exploration of 10 countries along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. From Amsterdam, your luxurious ship will transport you to some of Central and Eastern Europe’s most legendary locales. Visit alluring German locale such as Cologne, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and gaze in wonder at the spectacular scenery of the Rhine River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site lined with fairytale castles. In Vienna, we offer an exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour, a must for anyone who loves art, music, and architecture. Get up close and personal on our exclusive “Village Day” excursions, savor the regional delicacies and postcard-perfect landscapes found along Austria’s UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley, and explore the enchanting city of Budapest, a compelling mix of east and west. Sail onward to Croatia, where you’ll visit a local farm and enjoy a home-hosted lunch. In Belgrade, a city tour will introduce you to must-see sites such as the Royal Grounds of the Karadjordevic Dynasty Palace; if you prefer, opt for a guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour of the city, a Uniworld exclusive. Cruise through the sheer-faced stone cliffs known as the Iron Gates, and head ashore to explore rock-hewn monasteries, otherworldly rock formations, and lavishly decorated churches. A wide array of other memorable experiences await, such as a city tour of Bucharest that includes the gargantuan People’s Palace, Romania’s most famous building. Your adventure culminates in exotic Istanbul, where you’ll have a tour of the city and visit the colorful and aptly named Grand Bazaar. Information is subject to change.

Christmastime From Prague To Basel – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $2898 10 Details

Celebrate this magical time of year with a delightful Christmastime river cruise through the heart of Germany, on the Main Danube Canal, and the Main and Rhine Rivers.

Christmastime On The Danube – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $2019 9 Details

This Christmastime river cruise begins in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart and Strauss, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Spanish Riding School. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this time of year. Cruise through the wintery landscape of the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. Here, you’ll tour the magnificent 11th century Benedictine Abbey—one of Europe’s largest monasteries—where monks still stroll amidst the sacred walls.

Grand Danube Cruise (Nuremberg To Giurgiu)

AMA Waterways $5598 15 Details

3 nights in Prague, 14-night cruise from Nuremberg to Giurgiu, 1 night in Bra?ov and 2 nights in Bucharest (or reverse)

Active Discovery On The Danube – Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $2449 8 Details

This exciting new 8-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Linz to Budapest, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. With Active Discovery cruises, the choice is always yours: whether you taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike on the Danube trails for spectacular views. Take historical excursions such as a bike ride to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen, or a visit to World War II’s largest concentration camp.

Portraits Of Eastern Europe 2018 (Reverse)

Uniworld $7499 20 Details

This in-depth journey—debuting in 2016—combines our popular “Delightful Danube & Prague” cruise with our “Highlights of Eastern Europe & Istanbul” itinerary, making for an irresistible introduction to this intriguing corner of the world. Explore the rich cultural heritage of Prague before embarking on a scenic voyage along the legendary Danube, stopping in charming towns and splendid cities along the way and enjoying the region’s wonderful art, music, architecture, cuisine, and wine. Discover grand capitals with city tours that show you all the highlights, or opt for one of our alternative “Choice Is Yours” excursions, such as a “Vienna, City of Arts” tour, a “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour in Budapest, or a “Go Active” hike or riverside bike ride—all excursions offered only by Uniworld. Continuing eastward, you’ll meet friendly locals on a farm visit and home-hosted lunch in Croatia. In Belgrade, enjoy a city tour that visits the Royal Grounds of the Karadjordevic Dynasty Palace, or take an exclusive guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour. Marvel at the imposing stone cliffs known as the Iron Gates, and venture ashore to explore rock-hewn monasteries, strange rock formations, and opulent churches. An abundance of other unforgettable experiences await, including a city tour of Bucharest that features the immense People’s Palace, Romania’s most famous building. Your adventure concludes in Istanbul, where you’ll enjoy a tour of this exotic and beguiling city and visit the famous Grand Bazaar. Information is subject to change.

The Blue Danube Discovery & Jewish Heritage

Avalon Waterways $2409 12 Details

Explore European Jewish Heritage on board this timeless European river cruise, starting with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary. You’ll sail along the Danube River with stops in Austria and Germany, and conclude your Danube River cruise with two nights in the Golden City of Prague—the capital of the Czech Republic. During your cruise, experts will join us to introduce you to the Jewish culture and its remarkable history in Europe.

Danube Serenade (Vienna To Nuremberg)

AMA Waterways $2799 8 Details

Spend 3 nights in Prague, followed by a splendid 7-night Nuremberg to Vienna cruise, then explore Vienna for 2 nights

European Jewels 2018 (Reverse)

Uniworld $6999 16 Details

Uncover Europe’s majestic jewelsIndulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through four countries along three great rivers— the Danube, Main and Rhine—and to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites.From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences like a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. And throughout your journey, tantalize your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with regional culinary delicacies. Discover the grand sweep of history and the dynamic present along legendary rivers on a magnificent journey that gives you the best of Europe’s great treasures as well as off-the-beaten- path gems.Who will enjoy this cruiseTravelers wishing to discover the full spectrum of European culture, history, art and architecture; and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine.The Monarch Collection (select sailings)Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Celebrate with a festive concert and dinner at a Renaissance palace and garden. Be hosted at a private reception by a real princess at her baroque castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal journey.

Danube Dreams – Westbound

Avalon Waterways $2169 10 Details

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way.

Grand Danube Cruise (Giurgiu To Nuremberg)

AMA Waterways $6098 15 Details

3 nights in Prague, 14-night cruise from Nuremberg to Giurgiu, 1 night in Bra?ov and 2 nights in Bucharest (or reverse)

The Blue Danube Discovery For Wine Lovers

Avalon Waterways $2409 12 Details

This timeless Europe river cruise vacation begins with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and end with two nights in Prague—the capital of the Czech Republic.

The Blue Danube Discovery For Wine Lovers – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $1399 8 Details

Begin this timeless Europe river cruise vacation in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and conclude in historical Nuremberg, Germany.

Royal Danube, Berlin & Kraków - Westbound

Tauck $5990 14 Details

Our 14-day Danube cultural odyssey includes three nights at city-center hotels in both Berlin and Kraków along with seven nights cruising the River Danube from Nürnberg to Vienna. Tauck Exclusive experiences include a Tauck Exclusive gala evening with entertainment at a Viennese palace... a special dinner in the Wieliczka Salt Mine near Kraków... a ride aboard the new bullet train from Berlin to Nürnberg... and more.

Imperial Highlights With Oberammergau Imperial Highlights With Oberammergau 2020

CostSaver $1925 11 Details

Cathedrals, cobbled lanes, castles and the mighty Danube - this stately sojourn through the imperial capitals of Europe will see you visit Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava, Budapest and Mozart's Vienna and Salzburg. Trafalgar has secured premium tickets for you to attend the once in a decade performance of the Passion Play in the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau.

Prague & Splendours Of Europe River Cruise

Emerald Waterways $5040 18 Details

From Prague to Amsterdam this 18-day river cruise and city stay is a feast of enrichment. The journey, which takes place on the Danube, Main and Rhine, whisks you between five illustrious capitals. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Ultimate European Journey 2018 (Reverse)

Uniworld $10099 25 Details

This brand new 2016 itinerary is a tantalizing hybrid of our “European Jewels” and “Highlights of Eastern Europe & Istanbul” voyages. Discover the full spectrum of European culture and history on this in-depth exploration of 10 countries along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. From Amsterdam, your luxurious ship will transport you to some of Central and Eastern Europe’s most legendary locales. Visit alluring German locale such as Cologne, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and gaze in wonder at the spectacular scenery of the Rhine River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site lined with fairytale castles. In Vienna, we offer an exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour, a must for anyone who loves art, music, and architecture. Get up close and personal on our exclusive “Village Day” excursions, savor the regional delicacies and postcard-perfect landscapes found along Austria’s UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley, and explore the enchanting city of Budapest, a compelling mix of east and west. Sail onward to Croatia, where you’ll visit a local farm and enjoy a home-hosted lunch. In Belgrade, a city tour will introduce you to must-see sites such as the Royal Grounds of the Karadjordevic Dynasty Palace; if you prefer, opt for a guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour of the city, a Uniworld exclusive. Cruise through the sheer-faced stone cliffs known as the Iron Gates, and head ashore to explore rock-hewn monasteries, otherworldly rock formations, and lavishly decorated churches. A wide array of other memorable experiences await, such as a city tour of Bucharest that includes the gargantuan People’s Palace, Romania’s most famous building. Your adventure culminates in exotic Istanbul, where you’ll have a tour of the city and visit the colorful and aptly named Grand Bazaar. Information is subject to change.

Classic Prague & Danube Delights

Emerald Waterways $3030 11 Details

Extend your journey with a three-night stay in the Czech capital, before your journey towards Budapest invites the beauty of Bavaria, lunch with a Slovakian family and magnificent Vienna. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Highlights Of Eastern Europe 2018 (Reverse)

Uniworld $3699 10 Details

An ideal voyage for travelers seeking new, off-the-beaten path destinationsFollow a path forged by crusaders, kings and conquerors through Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria. Immerse yourself in new cultures and make new friends as you travel from splendid Budapest to dynamic Bucharest, discovering the best that the revitalized nations of Eastern Europe have to offer along the way.Gaze in wonder at the lofty spires of Hungary’s Parliament Building as it rises majestically above the Danube in Budapest. Sit down for friendly, intimate meals with farmers in Croatia and artists in Romania. Uncover scores of little-known treasures, including the picturesque Bulgarian hill towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi and the surprising rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step back in time to investigate the history and legends along the Danube while you cruise the Iron Gates. Tour Belgrade by bicycle, marvel at the massive People’s Palace in Bucharest or see Vlad the Impaler’s tomb in the Romanian countryside.From Budapest to Bucharest, Roman ruins to medieval fortresses, this journey will reveal the unstoppable resiliency of the human spirit, as well as the highlights of this spectacular region. The adventure of a lifetime awaits you.Who will enjoy this cruise/tourExplorers wishing to discover ancient lands and modern multicultural cities. Photographers, amateur archaeologists, connoisseurs of regional cuisines and anyone who loves beautiful and mysterious locales.

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