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River Cruises on the Danube

The Danube is a truly magnificent river, its banks filled with rich history, heritage and culture. 

Escorted Danube River Cruises

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.

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.

View Chartered Cruises below:

Five-Star Danube Cruise

Five-Star Danube Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

Imperial Cities & Five-Star Danube Cruise

Fairytale Bavaria & Five-Star Danube Cruise

 

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Fairytale Bavaria & Five-Star Danube Cruise

Bavaria's magnificent castles, mysterious forests and magical mountains are the backdrop to this majestic tour, uncovering many hidden gems in the historic kingdom of Bavaria. Discover fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle and ride the Bavarian Zugspitz Mountain Railway, from our base in the charming village of Fussen.

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2019MayJunSep

12 days from £2,195 pp

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Imperial Cities & Five-Star Danube Cruise

Begin your Imperial adventure early and explore the multi-faceted histories of two European giants, Berlin and Prague. From Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, to landmarks that have had much significance within our lifetimes, experience centuries in just a few days.

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2019MayJunSep

12 days from £2,195 pp

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Five-Star Tulips Cruise

Discover the magnificent floral displays of the Keukenhof Gardens and enjoy a talk onboard ship from television personality Charlie Dimmock on this wonderfully diverse cruise on the enchanting Belgian and Dutch waterways. 

On this tour we uncover the beautiful historic cities of Amsterdam, Ghent and Antwerp as well as the Battlefields of Ypres, the spectacular Keukenhof tulips and the Hoorn-Medemblik steam train. We also enjoy a talk from army veteran and battlefields expert Colonel Piers Storie-Pugh OBE on this memorable river cruise.

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2019Apr
2020Apr

8 days from £1,395 pp

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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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2019MayJulSep

10 days from £1,995 pp

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Five-Star Danube Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

Aboard the state of the art Amadeus Queen, which comes replete with its own swimming pool amongst other cutting-edge facilities, experience the magic of the blue Danube from the elegance of Imperial Vienna, to the twin-cities of Buda and Pest.

Step back in time to the eras of the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of the Habsburgs, all whilst enjoying the surroundings of your ultra modern and comfortable cruise ship. There are also lots of included opportunities to taste specialties of each region you sail through, completing a cruise that is a real treat for the senses.

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2019MayJunSep

8 days from £1,395 pp

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Five-Star Danube Cruise

Aboard the state of the art Amadeus Queen, which comes replete with its own swimming pool amongst other cutting-edge facilities, experience the magic of the blue Danube from the elegance of Imperial Vienna, to the twin-cities of Buda and Pest.

Step back in time to the eras of the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of the Habsburgs, all whilst enjoying the surroundings of your ultra modern and comfortable cruise ship. There are also lots of included opportunities to taste specialties of each region you sail through, completing a cruise that is a real treat for the senses.

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2019MayJunSep

9 days from £1,795 pp

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The River Danube

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.

The Douro River

Surrounded by the rolling hills, resplendent orchards and glorious tiered vineyards that Spain is famed for, the Douro winds its way east towards the coastal city of Porto, where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Rhine River ships

As you sail along the famous waters of the River Rhine every moment brings more of the beauty, history and culture of one of the most beloved journeys through Europe.

Highlights

Once two distinctly separate cities, Buda and Pest, divided by the waters of the mighty Danube, the enchanting city of Budapest was created by merging Buda and Pest with neighbouring Óbuda. The Hungarian capital is now sewn together with a series of elegant bridges, a captivating reminder of its fascinating origins. Budapest, as well as the banks of the Danube here, now holds UNESCO World Heritage status, in recognition of its outstanding urban landscapes and valuable historical significance.

Further west is Passau, a fairy-tale town in Bavaria, Germany, which sits on the confluence of three rivers - the Inn, the Ilz and the Danube; earning it the epithet "Dreiflüssestadt", or the "City of Three Rivers". Celebrated for its grand Baroque architecture, charming cobbled streets and pretty pastel buildings, this sleepy, beautiful town is a delight to visit, and serves as the starting point for many cruises along the Danube.

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