The Danube is one of the most iconic rivers in the world and a river voyage along it is the perfect way to explore and visit such legendary cities as Vienna and Budapest. The river flows through no fewer than 10 different countries as it flows from its source in Germany’s Black Forest to its outlet in the Black Sea, and has been an important trade route for countless civilizations in the past. Its banks have marked the edge of the Roman Empire, its bridges have linked nations and its stunning scenery has inspired composers such as Strauss to write his famous waltz ‘The Blue Danube’.
Highlights of a Danube River cruise include the picturesque Wachau Valley; famous for its wines, and the Hungarian capital of Budapest which is particularly beautiful at night when the lights of the Chain Bridge, Parliament Building and other structures reflect into the water.
As one of the world's leading river cruise lines, Viking River Cruises offers a fantastic selection of sailings along the timeless waters of the Danube. You’ll find so much included in the price of your cruise – flights from regional UK airports, regionally-inspired meals using locally sourced ingredients and complimentary beer, wine, tea, coffee and soft drinks. You’ll also enjoy expert-led shore excursions such as walking tours, wine tastings and music concerts.