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Danube River Cruising

Europe's second longest river

The mighty Danube embarks on a 2,000-mile-long journey from the Black Forest in Germany to Sulina in Romania, where it empties into the Black Sea. The waterway claims eight countries on its course, including Germany, Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria. From grand cities like Vienna and Budapest to the unspoilt Iron Gate, a Danube river cruise is the perfect way to uncover so many of Europe’s most enchanting sights in one seamless journey.

Whether you’re joining the Danube from the Rhine River on our epic 15-day Splendours of Europe cruise, or you’re dedicating all of your time to this classic waterway on our 8-day Danube Delights or 10-day Enchantment of Eastern Europe cruises, the treasures of the mythical East are always close by. Each gentle mile offers an opportunity to gaze back in time, with city skylines telling stories of the past, grand monuments built in memory of local heroes, and unspoilt rural splendour fringing the water’s edge.

The Danube journeys through the very heart of Europe, calling in at some of the world’s most elegant, vibrant and influential cities. Multiple capitals - including Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava and Belgrade – sit along the course of this beautiful waterway, providing Danube river cruise guests with an insight into the history of the continent.

Choose Emerald Waterways to explore the delights of the Danube and take advantage of our carefully-crafted excursions, world-class dining experiences and, of course, the in-depth knowledge of our friendly staff.

  • Experience the beauty of Budapest, the culture of Vienna and the history of medieval Germany
  • Experience the history and culture of the Danube with EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE excursions
  • Savour the majestic surroundings in absolute luxury as you journey on-board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
10
Countries
4
CAPITAL
1,780
miles long

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A Journey Through Europe’s History and Cultural Evolution

From the Black Forest to the Black Sea, the Danube cuts a dramatic course through Europe, taking in 10 countries and countless cities, towns, villages and settlements. From opulent cities to unspoiled countryside, the Danube travels through some of the continent’s most wonderful sights, such as the Hungarian Parliament Building and the Iron Gates.

A Danube river cruise with Emerald Waterways will take you to the heart of the continent’s most beautiful and influential cities. Our guests are invited to explore Vienna’s rich musical heritage or the religious significance of Melk during a Danube river cruise, experience local life in Bratislava and revel in Austria’s winemaking heritage – no two days on a Danube river cruise are ever alike.

Follow the Danube in Absolute Luxury

From 2017, five Emerald Waterways Star-Ships will navigate the beautiful Danube, providing a luxurious base for guests looking to explore the beauty of the river. Elegantly-appointed suites and staterooms offer a relaxing retreat after another enriching day exploring this amazing waterway.

Every detail aboard the Emerald Waterways Star-Ships has been carefully crafted. Each ship boasts an extensive open-air Sun Deck complete with dining venue, The Terrace – the perfect place to enjoy al fresco dining, a drink or two, and the beautiful views across the Danube.

Our attentive on-board team will attend to your every need and our skilled chefs will take you on a journey of their own, through the tastes and culinary experiences of modern Europe.  

Danube River Cruises

Danube River Cruises

Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Danube Explorer

8 days
Budapest > Passau
Walk the cobblestone streets of Medieval cities, explore Austria’s wine-growing region and marvel at the fusion of old and new in musical Vienna and eclectic Budapest.
from $2,795
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Danube Delights

8 days
Nuremberg > Budapest
An unforgettable cruise down the iconic Danube & through the heart of old Europe. Walking tours, invitations into the homes of locals & sightseeing excursions showcase the magnificence of yesteryear.
from $2,895
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Danube Delights

8 days
Munich > Budapest
An unforgettable cruise down the iconic Danube & through the heart of old Europe. Walking tours, invitations into the homes of locals & sightseeing excursions showcase the magnificence of yesteryear.
from $2,895
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Classic Danube

8 days
Vienna > Nuremberg
from $2,995
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Classic Danube

8 days
Vienna > Munich
from $2,995
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Lower Danube Waltz

8 days
Vienna > Belgrade
Tour Vienna's main attractions, before enjoying a guided tour of Budapest. Sail to the Hungarian-Croatian border and join a Croatian family for lunch, whilst Belgrade reveals Serbia's hidden gems.
from $3,195
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Danube Explorer & Nuremberg

10 days
Budapest > Nuremberg
The iconic Danube river guides you on a gentle journey, enabling you to soak up Europe’s cultural wonders at leisure.
from $3,290
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

8 days
Munich > Frankfurt
Wine-lovers will relish a journey to the centre of the Franconian wine country to taste local produce in the beautiful setting of the Bishop’s Cellar in Wurzburg.
from $3,295
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

8 days
Nuremberg > Frankfurt
Bavaria is brought to life during excursions to UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns whilst every corner turned on this journey down the Moselle, Rhine and Main unveils rich history.
from $3,295
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Budapest & Classic Danube

10 days
Budapest > Nuremberg
from $3,390
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Budapest & Classic Danube

10 days
Budapest > Munich
from $3,390
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Classic Prague & Danube Delights

11 days
Prague > Budapest
Tick an array of destinations off your wish list with this 11-day tour from Prague to Budapest. With a 3-night Prague break and an 8-day river cruise, this itinerary promises the trip of a lifetime.
from $3,545
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Enchantment of Eastern Europe

9 days
Bucharest > Budapest
As the final stretch of the Danube weaves its way through the depths of eastern Europe, meet locals for lunch in their home, enjoy tours of Osijek & Belgrade & marvel at the beauty of the Iron Gate.
from $3,610
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Prague & Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

11 days
Prague > Trier
From the momentous cityscape of Prague to the serene beauty of the Moselle, join us as we tour Europe from the Czech Republic and on to the timeless passage of the Main, Rhine and Moselle rivers.
from $3,895
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Enchantment of Eastern Europe & Budapest

11 days
Bucharest > Budapest
Five countries, all unique in their own way, accompany the Danube on its journey towards the furthest reaches of Eastern Europe.
from $4,005
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Christmas Markets on the Danube

8 days
Budapest > Nuremberg
An unforgettable cruise down the iconic Danube & through the heart of old Europe. Walking tours, invitations into the homes of locals & sightseeing excursions showcase the magnificence of yesteryear.
from $4,045
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Christmas Markets on the Danube

8 days
Budapest > Munich
This festive twist on our classic Danube itinerary makes time for explorations of quirky Budapest, the Christmas markets of Regensburg and marvelling at Vienna’s iconic architecture.
from $4,045
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main & Paris

11 days
Nuremberg > Paris
from $4,340
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main & Paris

11 days
Munich > Paris
from $4,340
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Christmas Markets of Europe

15 days
Budapest > Amsterdam
Get in the festive spirit as you navigate the width of Germany, the home of Christmas markets. Sip mulled wine and collect gifts as you enjoy the Rhine’s new wintery personality.
from $4,595
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Christmas Markets on the Danube & Prague

11 days
Budapest > Prague
from $4,645
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Prague & Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main with Paris

14 days
Prague > Paris
from $4,940
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Prague & Christmas Markets of Europe

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
from $5,225
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Splendours of Europe

15 days
Amsterdam > Budapest
Begin your 15 day Splendours of Europe river cruise in Amsterdam, before navigating the waters through Germany, Austria and Hungary. End in beautiful Budapest.
from $5,395
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Christmas Markets of Europe & Paris

18 days
Budapest > Paris
from $5,595
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Splendours of Europe & Prague

18 days
Amsterdam > Prague
As if journeying the breadth of the continent wasn’t memorable enough, we’ve combined our river cruise with a three-day city break in Prague – affording more opportunity for enrichment and wonder.
from $5,960
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Prague & Splendours of Europe

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
From Prague to Amsterdam this 18-day river cruise and city stay is a feast of enrichment. The journey, which takes place on the Danube, Main and Rhine, whisks you between five illustrious capitals.
from $6,025
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Prague to Paris & Christmas Markets of Europe

21 days
Prague > Paris
from $6,225
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Splendours of Europe & Paris Escape

18 days
Budapest > Paris
from $6,370
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Paris Escape & Splendours of Europe

18 days
Paris > Budapest
from $6,390

Treasures of the Danube

16 days
Bucharest > Nuremberg
from $6,705

Treasures of the Danube

16 days
Bucharest > Munich
from $6,705
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Paris to Prague & Splendours of Europe

21 days
Paris > Prague
from $6,955
Air from $295 + Free Premium Drinks

Prague to Paris & Splendours of Europe

21 days
Prague > Paris
from $7,000

Bucharest to Amsterdam

23 days
Bucharest > Amsterdam
from $9,705

Danube River Cruises

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