The Danube is a truly magnificent river, its banks filled with rich history, heritage and culture.
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. With each different town, village or city, there are a wealth of new charms to discover, with each place contributing to the unique heritage of the river. From the breathtaking, diverse architecture of the Imperial cities, to the peaceful allure of the quaint riverside villages, the Danube is truly a delight to discover, affording a spectacular insight into the landscapes and people of Central and Eastern Europe.
The second largest river in Europe, the Danube flows through ten countries from beginning to end, the largest amount of any river in the world. 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.
Exclusive Charter River Cruise
Welcome to the online launch of our brand new charter cruises. This is an exclusive new concept, and by chartering our own vessels we have been able to craft itineraries and service specifically to our customer's.
Because we've chartered the whole ship, the only other travellers on board will be Great Rail Journeys customers, so you know you'll be in great company for the duration of your cruise.
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