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Salzburg River Cruises

About Salzburg 

Though it’s located away from the Danube and in the centre of the country and along the banks of a different river – the Salzach – Salzburg is a popular point of excursion for river cruisers visiting Linz. It is perhaps best known for its two contrasting musical legacies, being both the home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the location in which The Sound of Music was set. However, the city has much more besides to offer the millions of visitors who flock there every year. Salzburg boasts fascinating buildings with elegant spires, world-class museums, enchanting gardens and green spaces alongside a range of excellent shops, bars and restaurants located across the city. Salzburg’s marvelous arts and culture as well as a variety of fantastic sight-seeing opportunities and excursions are guaranteed to delight and amaze visitors to the city’s charming streets. 

Exploring Salzburg 

Salzburg’s status as Austria’s fourth largest city, its significance within the field of popular culture and its many sight-seeing opportunities are factors which attract scores of visitors every year, offering them the opportunity to explore and uncover amazing places of interest and embark on a range of fascinating excursions. The city’s Old Town is a beautifully-preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site and renowned for its splendid baroque architecture. 

The city’s museums are both informative and enjoyable; covering a range of subjects relating to Salzburg’s notorious past. The Salzburg Museum takes visitors on a journey through the city’s incredible history, from medieval times through to the modern era. The Salzburg Natural History Museum is a fun and enlightening place to learn more about variety of captivating subjects, with exhibits covering all aspects of science and technology as well as an attached aquarium and reptile house. 

Mozart was undoubtedly one of Salzburg’s most famous citizens and visitors to the city have the opportunity to visit his birthplace whilst visiting the city. A collection of the legendary composer’s instruments are on public display and visitors are welcome to tour the residence and observe these historically significant artefacts as well as experience the atmosphere of such an iconic and important site. If however, The Sound of Music is the main reason why you’re here, then there are tours from the city available which take fans and sightseers alike to a variety of locations from the film including the Bavarian Mountains and the Eagle’s Nest, better known as Hitler’s retreat. 

Salzburg tips 

For a tasty souvenir inspired by the city’s most famous son, try Mozartkuglen – chocolate-covered marzipan balls. If you’re visiting in the summer, you may have the opportunity to catch a little of the celebrated Salzburg Festival as performances are often held in the city streets.

Salzburg Itineraries

Regensburg

Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure

3 sailing dates July 2019
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Regensburg
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Passau

Musical Magic Along the Blue Danube

3 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague, Czech Republic
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Salzburg

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

9 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
11 Nights From Prague, Czech Republic, to Hungary , Budapest
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Vienna

Gems of the Danube with Bavarian Highlights

1 sailing date May 2020
12 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Austria , Vienna
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Regensburg

Mystical Myanmar

1 sailing date May 2019
19 Nights From Munich, Germany, to Amsterdam
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Zurich

Vienna to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates May 2020 to July 2020
21 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
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Vienna

Rhine & Alpine Highlights

1 sailing date June 2020
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
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Melk

Jewels of Europe with Alpine Highlights

4 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
21 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Salzburg

Oberammergau with Salzburg

11 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
11 Nights From Munich, Germany, to Hungary , Budapest
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Bratislava

Vilshofen to Budapest

5 sailing dates July 2019 to July 2020
7 Nights From Vilshofen , to Hungary , Budapest
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Vienna

The Blue Danube - Westbound

1 sailing date October 2019
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague, Czech Republic
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Vienna

The Blue Danube - Westbound

18 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague, Czech Republic
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Melk

A Musical Journey with Salzburg and Vienna

1 sailing date September 2019
8 Nights From Reichenhall, to Hungary , Budapest
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Salzburg

A Musical Journey with Salzburg and Vienna

2 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2019
8 Nights From Bad Reichenhall, to Hungary , Budapest
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Vienna

Holiday Magic : Danube Family River

1 sailing date December 2019
7 Nights From Munich, Germany, to Hungary , Budapest
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Melk

Budapest to Nuremberg

1 sailing date August 2019
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg
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Vienna

Budapest to Nuremberg

1 sailing date December 2019
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg
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Budapest

Gems of the Danube - Budapest to Nuremberg

17 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg
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Passau

Christmas Markets along the Danube - Westbound

3 sailing dates December 2019
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Germany , Nuremberg
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Passau

Christmas Markets along the Danube - Eastbound

3 sailing dates December 2019
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Austria , Vienna
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