The Danube & Beyond

The blue Danube, one of the great rivers of Europe that conjures the romantic grandeur of a bygone era. Witness the cathedrals, castles, forests and farmland of this historic region aboard a river cruise that gently takes you from Germany, through Austria, to Slovakia. Make a stop to visit the spectacular medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov with its 13th Century castle and gorgeous riverfront setting. Visit the grand churches and indulgent shops of picturesque Salzburg on the edge of the Austrian Alps, and lose yourself in the culture and cafes of Vienna. The upper Danube region finishes at Bratislava, where you can enjoy outdoor markets and Slovakian hospitality.


What you’ll love most about the The Danube

  • Embark on a scenic cruise along the Danube River, Europe’s second-longest river, where picturesque landscapes and historic cities unfold before you, promising a journey of discovery and adventure through the heart of the continent
  • Explore the romantic streets of Vienna, where grand palaces, elegant boulevards, and charming cafes invite leisurely walks and cultural exploration, offering a taste of imperial splendour and Viennese charm along the banks of the Danube
  • Marvel at the architectural wonders of Budapest, as you cruise past the city’s iconic landmarks, including the majestic Parliament building, the historic Buda Castle, and the Chain Bridge, which spans the river in a breathtaking display of engineering and beauty
  • Discover the medieval charm of Regensburg, where narrow cobblestone streets and Gothic spires evoke centuries of history and tradition, inviting exploration of the city’s well-preserved Old Town and UNESCO-listed monuments along the Danube’s banks
  • Venture into the scenic Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its terraced vineyards, quaint villages, and medieval castles, where wine tastings, cycling tours, and scenic hikes offer a taste of Austria’s rich cultural and culinary heritage
  • Indulge in the flavours of the Danube, as you sample regional specialties like Hungarian goulash, Austrian schnitzel, and Slovakian dumplings in riverside cafes, traditional taverns, and gourmet restaurants that celebrate the diverse cuisines of the countries along its course

Where to Book

  • Danube River Cruises

  • Danube River Cruises

  • Danube River Cruises

  • Danube River Cruises

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 3℃
  • 6℃
  • 11℃
  • 17℃
  • 23℃
  • 26℃
  • 28℃
  • 28℃
  • 23℃
  • 16℃
  • 9℃
  • 4℃
  • 11
  • 7
  • 11
  • 13
  • 14
  • 12
  • 12
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 12

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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Where to book

CroisiEurope Cruises has been pioneering European river cruising for over four decades and they now offer fly-cruise packages from the UK. Experience an unforgettable journey through Europe and see for yourself why CroisiEurope is the ultimate choice for travellers.

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Embark on a relaxed premium river adventure with VIVA! Their award-winning fleet of nine ships glide through Europe’s most enchanting waterways from the Danube to the Rhine, and beyond to the Douro. With year-round itineraries and all-inclusive cruising, expect gourmet dining, unlimited drinks, and elegant cabins to see you through your holiday. Explore picturesque cities along the way. Book now and enjoy the moment.

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