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Austria Escorted River Cruises

Holiday tours sailing along the beautiful Danube

Austria is a remarkable country that exudes an enchanting and cultural ambience. Sail peacefully along the sweeping River Danube that links vibrant cities and towns such as Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava. An Austrian river cruise presents you with an array of amazing sights at every twist and turn of its glossy water.

A natural paradise of snowy peaks and lush countryside is punctuated with mirrored lakes and affluent mansions. Amid each destination you will be greeted with exciting surprises like Budapest's impressive architecture or Vienna's musical heritage which pays homage to composers such as Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven.

Watch the world glide by as your stresses are washed away on an Austria river cruise. The comfort and convenience of a Danube River tour allows you to relish delectable cuisine as you absorb the picturesque panoramas from the luxury of your ship. A blend of fine dining and breathtaking scenery on an Austria river cruise is a match made in heaven.

Throughout your holiday you will be accompanied by a professional Tour Manager who will ensure that everything is taken care of, from organising city sightseeing tours to recommending interesting places to visit. Read through the individual itineraries of each Austria river cruise for a more comprehensive guide to Great Rail Journey's superb tours and start planning that extra special holiday.

There are 4 tours matching Austria River Cruises

Danube Cruise

At every bend the spectacular Danube reveals new surprises - imposing fortresses, vine-laden hillsides and alluring forests. We explore four distinctive countries and experience each region's beauty whilst discovering their rich history and varied cultures.

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10 days from £1,685 pp

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5-Star Danube Cruise and Imperial Cities

At every bend our spectacular Danube cruise reveals new surprises - imposing fortresses, vine-laden hillsides and alluring forests. Explore four distinctive countries aboard our cruise ship and experience the Danube's harmonious blend of natural and cultural beauty.

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12 days from £1,795 pp

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5-Star Danube to the Black Sea

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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18 days from £3,660 pp

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5-Star Christmas on the Danube

Experience the delights of the Danube at Christmas on this fantastic tour. Chart a course along the scenic river aboard a high quality and intimate cruise ship. Explore the magical Christmas Markets of Nuremberg and Salzburg and spend Christmas Day in the breathtaking Austrian capital of Vienna.

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Visited Cities on an Austria River Cruise

Vienna, Austria's capital, is one on the most notable destinations on an Austrian river boat cruise. The city's Gothic and baroque buildings ooze extravagance and its reputation as a cultural capital is well-deserved as it plays host to fabulous works of art, music and literature. For those who like to dine out and spend time shopping you won't be disappointed with the exquisite boutiques and fine restaurants that line the streets.

A little less ostentatious than Vienna is Nuremberg which boasts a wonderful fusion of traditional and contemporary living. Its flourishing parks and red sandstone buildings colour the city in vivid colours, and its fascinating history flows through the ancient streets of the Old Town which are still surrounded by medieval walls.

A well as the more popular larger cities, you can visit ancient towns that are steeped in a rich history when you embark on an Austria river cruise. The wine growing region of Melk boasts row upon row of clusters of succulent grapes that pepper the countryside. A visit to the striking Benedictine Abbey which is baroque in style is a must as its extraordinary Marble Hall is home to one of the world's most ornate ceiling frescos. Alternatively, you may prefer to amble around the medieval city centre of Regensberg which is justifiably a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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