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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

Budapest

Grand European Tour - Budapest to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates November 2019 to April 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Amsterdam, Holland
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Bamberg

Grand European Tour - Amsterdam to Budapest

23 sailing dates October 2019 to November 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Viking Cruises logo FROM £2795pp
Bratislava

Danube Dreams - Prague to Budapest

6 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2019
9 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2219pp
Passau

Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure

2 sailing dates July 2019
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Regensburg
Tauck logo FROM £3689pp
Koblenz

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

7 sailing dates July 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary

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Prague

Musical Magic Along the Blue Danube

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

Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

1 sailing date August 2019
23 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Romania , Bucharest
Tauck logo FROM £12499pp
Lyon

French Escapade: Paris to Monte-Carlo - Southbound

3 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2019
13 Nights From Paris, France to , Monte Carlo, Monaco
Tauck logo FROM £5229pp
Budapest

Blue Danube Discovery - Budapest to Nuremberg

12 sailing dates July 2019 to November 2020
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg

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Regensburg

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Amsterdam, Holland
APT Cruising logo FROM £4199pp
Passau

Magnificient Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

4 sailing dates July 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Amsterdam, Holland

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Bratislava

Romantic Danube - Vilshofen to Budapest

113 sailing dates July 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Vilshofen , to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary

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Budapest

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

27 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2020
11 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Tauck logo FROM £4799pp
Melk

Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat - Southbound

7 sailing dates August 2019 to April 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Tauck logo FROM £5529pp
Krems

Danube Waltz - Budapest to Passau

30 sailing dates March 2020 to November 2020
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Passau
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1195pp
Regensburg

Legendary Danube - Nuremberg to Budapest

9 sailing dates July 2019 to November 2020
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary

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Passau

The Legendary Danube - Prague to Budapest

17 sailing dates July 2019 to November 2019
9 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £1999pp
Budapest

15 Day Voyage Through the Balkans

10 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to Budapest, Hungary
APT Cruising logo FROM £5039pp
Bonn

Imperial Europe - Vienna to Amsterdam

1 sailing date November 2020
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam, Holland
APT Cruising logo FROM £3869pp
Budapest

The Blue Danube Discovery - Budapest to Nuremberg

69 sailing dates July 2019 to November 2020
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £1759pp

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