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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

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 $2,795

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 $2,795

Danube Explorer

8 days
Passau > Budapest
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
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

Classic Danube

8 days
Munich > Vienna
Beginning in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, this 8-day Classic Danube itinerary offers a trip through Germany's military past, the medieval city of Regensburg and an immersive experience in Austria.
from $3,095 $2,595
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

Classic Danube

8 days
Nuremberg > Vienna
from $3,095 $2,595
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

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 $2,695
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

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 $2,795
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

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 $2,795

Enchantment of Eastern Europe

9 days
Budapest > Bucharest
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 $3,310
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

Classic Danube & Budapest

10 days
Nuremberg > Budapest
Three countries, two celebrated European capitals and a string of captivating towns; our Classic Danube & Budapest river cruise and city stay is a wonderfully insightful continental getaway.
from $3,490 $2,990
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

Classic Danube & Budapest

10 days
Munich > Budapest
Taking in three countries, two celebrated European capitals and a string of captivating heritage towns brimming with historic and cultural wonders.
from $3,490 $2,990
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

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 $3,490 $2,990
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

Danube Delights & Classic Prague

11 days
Budapest > Prague
from $3,545 $3,045
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

Lower Danube Waltz & Prague

11 days
Belgrade > Prague
from $3,760 $3,260
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

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 $3,395
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

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 $4,305 $3,805

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 $4,395

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 $5,010

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 $5,025
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

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 $5,245
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

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 $5,245
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

Christmas Markets on the Danube & Prague

11 days
Budapest > Prague
from $5,845

Paris Escape & Splendours of Europe

18 days
Paris > Budapest
from $5,890
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

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 $6,395

Paris to Prague & Splendours of Europe

21 days
Paris > Prague
from $6,505

Splendours of Europe & Paris Escape

18 days
Budapest > Paris
from $6,570
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

Prague & Christmas Markets of Europe

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
from $7,025

Prague to Paris & Splendours of Europe

21 days
Prague > Paris
from $7,220

Treasures of the Danube

16 days
Nuremberg > Bucharest
from $7,305

Treasures of the Danube

16 days
Munich > Bucharest
from $7,305
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

Christmas Markets of Europe & Paris

18 days
Budapest > Paris
from $7,395
All-Inclusive Suite Deal – Up to $2600/cpl Value

Prague to Paris & Christmas Markets of Europe

21 days
Prague > Paris
from $8,025

Bucharest to Amsterdam

23 days
Bucharest > Amsterdam
from $12,955

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