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Escorted Danube River Cruises

On the banks of the River Danube lie majestic and historic cities such as Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava as well as picturesque, towns and villages like Passau, Melk and Regensburg. Each destination has its own individual style and history, offering visitors a unique experience, and the river itself is undoubtedly one of the most iconic in Europe. Starting in Germany's Black Forest and running for 1,777 miles through numerous European countries and many capital cities, before finally ending in the Black Sea.

This stunning waterway is a delight to sail on, there is so much variety along the banks as each country has their own distinct heritage, and sailing through them gives passengers a marvellous insight into the people that both lived there and live there still. From the beautiful architecture of the Imperial cities, to the tiny clusters of villages, there is so much to see along the banks in both the day and the night as the glitter and glamour of Eastern Europe passes effortlessly by.


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Grand Cruise - Black Sea to the Danube (Fly & Cruise)

Aboard the state of the art Amadeus Silver II which comes replete cutting-edge facilities, follow the path of the Black Sea as it makes its journey towards the coast and soak up the very best of Eastern Europe; from the unusual nature of the Danube Delta and the unique cities of Serbia and Bulgaria to the vast expanses and traditions of the Great Hungarian Plains.

Then experience the magic of the blue Danube from the twin-cities of Buda and Pest to the elegance of Imperial Vienna

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Vienna, Salzburg & the Danube

Combining the magnificent cities of Salzburg and Vienna with some of Austria's most scenic railways is the recipe for a truly wonderful tour. Add to this a scenic river cruise through the stunning Danube valley of the Wachau and a 'Sound of Music' tour, for an unforgettable Austrian holiday experience.

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Five-Star Danube to the Black Sea Cruise

Embark on an exciting thousand-mile journey along the mighty Danube, cruising through eight countries before arriving at the Black Sea. Admire the river's full spectrum of vistas - from Austria's wine regions to the imperial cities of Budapest.

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The Danube is a truly magnificent river, its banks filled with rich history, heritage and culture. Historically used as a trade route that played an important role in Europe's economic past, the Danube is now one of the world's most iconic waterways. Beginning its journey in the mountainous region of Germany's Black Forest, the Danube flows through the heart of Europe for 1,777 miles, through a number of European countries and four capital cities, before finally reaching the Black Sea.

Each bend of the Danube boasts new surprises, with its shores home to grand, historic capital cities such as Vienna and Budapest, as well as idyllic towns and villages such as Melk and Krems.  Beginning in Germany, the Danube cuts through or touches the borders of Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine, before ending in the Black Sea.

The second largest river in Europe, the Danube flows through ten countries, the largest amount of any river in the world.

The Danube

The Blue Danube is one of Europe's most well-loved rivers, a waterways which glides through the continent's central countries and which offers a tantalising set of cultural and historical experiences to discover.

  • Vienna
  • Prague
  • Budapest
  • Melk Abbey
  • Wachau Valley
  • Bratislava
  • Linz
  • Regensburg

Our Danube ships

At Great Rail Journeys, we know that the itinerary and destination make up only part of the excellent cruise experience we strive for. On a cruise, your accommodation becomes part of the holiday, and your ship should be as comfortable, as luxurious and as elegant as possible - coincidentally, all things our chartered ships happen to be! 

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