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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

Regensburg

Grand European Tour - Amsterdam to Budapest

120 sailing dates April 2019 to November 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Hungary , Budapest
Viking Cruises logo FROM £2795pp
Passau

Danube Dreams - Prague to Budapest

12 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
9 Nights From Prague, Czech Republic, to Hungary , Budapest
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2129pp
Budapest

Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure

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

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

11 sailing dates May 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Hungary , Budapest

Includes direct flights and overseas transfers

AmaWaterways logo FROM £5099pp
Vienna

Vienna to Munich

1 sailing date June 2019
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Munich
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2179pp
Budapest

Musical Magic Along the Blue Danube

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

Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

3 sailing dates May 2019 to August 2019
23 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Romania , Bucharest
Tauck logo FROM £12499pp
Paris

French Escapade: Paris to Monte-Carlo - Southbound

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

Blue Danube Discovery - Budapest to Nuremberg

16 sailing dates May 2019 to November 2020
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2269pp
Amsterdam

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

4 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Nuremberg

Magnificient Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates May 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
AmaWaterways logo FROM £4969pp
Passau

Romantic Danube - Vilshofen to Budapest

139 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Vilshofen , to Hungary , Budapest

BRAND NEW SHIP! FREE flights - ship selling fast! Book a Suite and receive a FREE upgrade to Business Class flights

AmaWaterways logo FROM £1699pp
Prague

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

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

Melodies of the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen

141 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Vilshofen

BRAND NEW SHIP! FREE flights - ship selling fast! Book a Suite and receive a FREE upgrade to Business Class flights

AmaWaterways logo FROM £1529pp
Bratislava

Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat - Southbound

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

Danube Waltz - Budapest to Passau

53 sailing dates May 2019 to November 2020
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Passau
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1195pp
Linz

Legendary Danube - Nuremberg to Budapest

11 sailing dates May 2019 to November 2020
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2659pp
Vienna

The Legendary Danube - Prague to Budapest

28 sailing dates April 2019 to December 2019
9 Nights From Prague, Czech Republic, to Hungary , Budapest
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £1989pp
Amsterdam

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

64 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
APT Cruising logo FROM £3099pp
Nuremberg

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

66 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Hungary , Budapest
APT Cruising logo FROM £2559pp

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