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Vienna River Cruises

About Vienna

Austria’s historic and beautiful capital is a mainstay destination on the many cruises which explore the Danube River and is one of Europe’s most celebrated capital cities. Vienna can trace its history back to pre-Roman times and its first Celtic settlers. The Roman’s subsequently fortified it as a frontier settlement but it first came to the world’s attention when it became the seat of the Babenburg Empire in the 1100s. Following that, it enjoyed greater prominence when it became the famous Habsburg Dynasty’s city of residence in 1440, after which its reputation as a centre for science, culture and the arts continued to grow. It more than earned its political stripes when it became the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1804 and continues to be a key city on today’s political stage, hosting such international organisations as the United Nations and OPEC. For river cruises though, its stunning architecture and history are what truly puts it on the map.

Exploring Vienna

Vienna’s State Opera House is also one of the world’s most prestigious musical venues and the first building to be reconstructed from the city’s expansion fund. It’s a Neo-Renaissance wonder and features a beautiful interior, with its stunning marble staircases being a particular high point. The Austrian Parliament Building is another key structure and the place where the country’s parliament still sits today. One of the largest and most distinctive structures on the Ringstrasse, it’s built in the Greek Revival style and has over 100 rooms including the celebrated Hall of Pillars. The Rathaus or Town Hall is an imposing Gothic structure which is home to the city council but also open to visitors, offering them a fascinating look at its history. The Art History Museum and the Natural History Museum are also notable attractions, though identical in structure and design, their contents are very different. Whichever you choose to explore depends on your interests but either way, you’re in for an architectural treat.

Vienna tips

A trip to one of Vienna’s famous coffee houses is a must if you’re a fan of the drink and indeed, there are dozens of different blends to choose from. Melange is a popular local brew and similar to a cappuccino. As far as an accompanying snack goes, a slice of Sachertorte is a must.

Vienna Itineraries

Vienna

Danube Dreams - Prague to Budapest

12 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
9 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2539pp
Regensburg

Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure

3 sailing dates July 2019
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Regensburg, Germany
Tauck logo FROM £3689pp
Passau

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

8 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
AmaWaterways logo FROM £4819pp
Prague

Musical Magic Along the Blue Danube

3 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
Tauck logo FROM £5489pp
Nuremberg

Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

4 sailing dates May 2019 to August 2019
23 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
Tauck logo FROM £12499pp
Vienna

French Escapade: Paris to Monte-Carlo - Southbound

5 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
13 Nights From Paris, France to , Monte Carlo
Tauck logo FROM £5229pp
Passau

Blue Danube Discovery - Budapest to Nuremberg

9 sailing dates May 2019 to November 2019
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2199pp
Budapest

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

31 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2019
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
APT Cruising logo FROM £2499pp
Rudesheim

Magnificient Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

6 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
AmaWaterways logo FROM £4819pp
Passau

Romantic Danube - Vilshofen to Budapest

59 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2019
7 Nights From Vilshofen , to Hungary , Budapest
AmaWaterways logo FROM £1959pp
Bratislava

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

9 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
11 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
Tauck logo FROM £4729pp
Melk

Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat - Southbound

9 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
Tauck logo FROM £5529pp
Regensburg

Legendary Danube - Nuremberg to Budapest

7 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2579pp
Nuremberg

The Legendary Danube - Prague to Budapest

31 sailing dates April 2019 to December 2019
9 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest

Includes flights and transfers. No single supplement special, prices from £2,269.

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2159pp
Regensburg

Danube Reflections - Eastbound

1 sailing date April 2019
7 Nights From Munich, Germany, to Austria , Vienna, Austria
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Esztergom

Roundrip Passau

8 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
10 Nights From Passau , to Passau
CroisiEurope logo CALL
Vienna

Roundtrip Vienna

4 sailing dates December 2019
4 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to Vienna, Austria
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Mainz

Antwerp to Vienna

1 sailing date April 2019
18 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to Austria , Vienna, Austria
CroisiEurope logo FROM £3479pp
Melk

Delightful Danube - Regensburg to Budapest

1 sailing date November 2021
7 Nights From Regensburg, Germany, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £5869pp
Passau

Christmas Cruise on the Danube

1 sailing date December 2019
6 Nights From Passau , to Passau
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