Danube River Cruises
The Danube is a truly magnificent river, its banks filled with a
rich heritage and culture. Historically used as a trade route, the
Danube is now one of the world's most iconic waterways. Beginning
its journey in the mountainous region of Germany's Black Forest, it
meanders through the heart of Europe for 1,777 miles, via a number
of European countries, 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 like Melk and Krems. There are
incredible sights to be seen from the comfort of your ship too. The
Wachau Valley is one of Austria's most appealing attractions, thanks to
its dramatic scenery of hilltop fortresses and surprising history.
Nearby Dürnstein Castle was once used to imprison Richard the
Lionheart. Sailing the Danube Bend is another memorable experience.
A sprawling canvas of forested peaks and fanciful riverside towns,
it's here that some of the oldest European settlements began and
answer to Camelot, Visegrád, is visible if you know where to