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Danube River Cruising

The richest river of them all
Once one of Europe’s great trade routes, the Danube is now considered a rite of passage for the discerning river cruise traveller. This majestic river carves a course through 10 countries, from its source in Germany’s Black Forest to its mouth at the Black Sea.
Cruising on board one of Scenic’s luxury Space-Ships, you’ll cross borders and cultures as you travel the waters of the Danube between Germany and Hungary. The Danube transports you to the heart of Europe, allowing you chance to absorb some of the world’s most influential cultures and arresting landscapes. 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.

Perfect for:

  • Classical music enthusiasts: Vienna & Salzburg, Austria
  • Architecture aficionados: Budapest, Hungary
  • Nature-lovers: The Wachau Valley, Austria
  • History buffs: Nuremburg, Germany


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Timeless Wonders Await on the Waters of the Danube

From the imperial beauty of Vienna to the medieval charm of Regensburg and Nuremberg, the exquisite beauty of the Wachau Valley to the magic of the Austrian Alps; the Danube is a triumphant symphony of natural and manmade wonders, where thousands of years of history unravel over the course of its journey from source to sea. 

During your time on the Danube, you’ll visit stunning destinations as diverse as they are plentiful. Begin in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, where the ancient collides with the modern, before easing into the spectacular pastoral beauty of Austria, where highlights like Passau and Melk Abbey await. You may choose to visit the charming Czech city of Ceský Krumlov, or else call in at the Slovakian capital of Bratislava — your choice with Scenic Freechoice and Enrich.

The real highlights of the Danube lie yet further along the course of the river, as it flows through the heart of Vienna and Budapest, the crowning jewels of the waterway. Each city is yours to explore during an insightful stopover, so you’ve time to savour the culture and beauty of these two gems of the Danube.

Experience Life on the Danube with Scenic

The wonders of the Danube are yours to savour during a luxury river cruise from Scenic. Our expert Journey Designers have crafted each itinerary to showcase the cultural diversity of the Danube, giving you access to events and experiences that reveal the historic and cultural significance of the river and its banks. 

In Nuremberg, visit some of the city’s famous WWII sites, or else take a culinary quest through the city during our ‘Tastes of Nuremberg’ excursion. In Austria, you’ll be given the chance to explore World Heritage Site, Ceský Krumlov, in the neighbouring Czech Republic, or spend time in the musical city of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and the setting for the iconic blockbuster ‘The Sound of Music’. 

Your visit to Vienna is crowned by one of our most prestigious Scenic Enrich experiences, an exclusive Viennese concert within the opulence of the city’s Palais Liechtenstein. With the melodies of Strauss and Mozart filling the air, this is the perfect end to another enriching day on the Danube. 

Featured Tour

Gems of the Danube

8 Day trip
Nuremberg > Budapest
Discover the historical wonders of Europe on a 8 day cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg. Enjoy ultimate luxury on an all-inclusive 5 star Scenic Space-Ship.
Departing 05 August 2019

Our Danube River Cruises

2019 Danube River Cruises

Save up to £1,000 per person

Gems of the Danube

8 days
Budapest > Nuremberg
Explore the delights of Europe on a luxury 8 day river cruise from the deck of a Scenic Space-Ship. Cruise along the Danube between Budapest and Nuremberg.
from £2,695 £1,695
Save up to £1,000 per person

Eastern Enlightenment

9 days
Bucharest > Belgrade
9 day cruise through the depths of Eastern Europe. Start with a 1 night stay in Bucharest before sailing along the Danube to the tip of the Black Sea then concluding in Belgrade.
from £2,895 £2,545
Save up to £1,000 per person

The Majestic East

8 days
Vienna > Belgrade
Begin in the magical city of Vienna and travel along the Danube to explore cities in Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia
from £2,895 £2,545
Save up to £1,000 per person

Iconic Danube

8 days
Budapest > Munich
Discover the Danube on an 8 day river cruise from Budapest to Munich. See the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov & take a guided tour of Benedictine Abbey.
from £3,090 £2,240
Save up to £1,000 per person

Gems of the Danube with Prague

11 days
Budapest > Prague
Embark on a 7 day river cruise along the Danube from Budapest to Nuremberg. Enjoy 3 nights in magical Prague as you explore the city with a local guide.
from £3,195 £2,195
Save up to £1,000 per person

Christmas Markets

15 days
Budapest > Amsterdam
Discover the magic of Christmas on a 15 day river cruise starting in Budapest. Visit the charming Christmas markets at Thurn und Taxis Palace in Regensburg.
from £3,895 £2,895
Save up to £1,000 per person

Black Sea Explorer

9 days
Budapest > Bucharest
From Budapest to Bucharest, take in the fascinating history of Eastern Europe in all-inclusive luxury. Cruise through the Iron Gates and admire the view.
from £4,440 £3,840
Save up to £1,000 per person

Christmas Markets with Prague

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
Soak up the Christmas atmosphere of Europe on an 18 day river cruise from Prague to Amsterdam. Discover the cities of Europe and delight in their charm.
from £4,495 £3,495
Save up to £1,000 per person

Jewels of Europe

15 days
Budapest > Amsterdam
Embark on a luxurious journey from Budapest to Amsterdam. Cruise the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers on board an all-inclusive 5-star Scenic Space-Ship.
from £4,695 £3,695

Danube Delta Discovery

16 days
Bucharest > Vienna
Begin your adventure in Bucharest before boarding a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Explore the Danube canals & cruise through the Iron Gate towards Vienna.
from £5,190

Black Sea Explorer with Transylvania

13 days
Budapest > Bucharest
Our Black Sea Explorer itinerary aims to uncover the enigma of the East, revealing authentic traditions and beautiful heritage sites beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller.
from £5,390
Save up to £1,000 per person

Jewels of Europe with Prague

18 days
Amsterdam > Prague
On this 18 day luxury cruise from Amsterdam to Prague, be enchanted by Europe's most beautiful cities including Nuremburg, Vienna, Salzburg and Dürnstein.
from £5,495 £4,495
Save up to £1,000 per person

Jewels of Europe with Prague

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
Enjoy a 3 night stay in Prague before starting your luxury river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Cruise the Main Danube Canal and visit Cologne.
from £5,695 £5,095

Jewels of Europe with Grand Alpine

26 days
Zurich > Amsterdam
Experience the beauty of Swiss Alps with a 26 day journey from Zurich to Amsterdam. Let the landscapes inspire you before enjoying a luxurious river cruise.
from £8,590

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