The Danube is highly regarded as a river cruiser’s rite of passage. As Europe’s second longest waterway, it passes through 10 countries, navigating a south-easterly route from its source in the Black Forest to its mouth at the Black Sea.
From imperial Vienna to enigmatic Budapest, from the striking natural border formed by the Iron Gate to the pastoral landscapes of Wachau Valley; the many scenes and cities that accompany the river on its 2,860-kilometre-long journey are as diverse as they are plentiful. Immortalised in the arts, celebrated in history and cherished by travellers, the Danube is one of the most recognised rivers in the world. Navigate its waters and embark on a journey through the ages.