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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

Linz

Christmas & New Year

1 sailing date December 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest

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Budapest

Discovering Salzburg And The Beautiful Blue Danube

2 sailing dates July 2021
7 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
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Vienna

Trans-European Cruise, Contrast Of Cultures

1 sailing date May 2021
13 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
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Budapest

Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure

3 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Passau
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Belgrade

Grand European - Westbound

1 sailing date July 2021
24 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Salzburg

Danube Christmas Market-National Geographic Expert

1 sailing date December 2021
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg
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Vilshofen

The Blue Danube - Westbound

11 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Salzburg

Christmas on the Blue Danube

1 sailing date December 2021
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Budapest
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Salzburg

Vilshofen to Budapest

3 sailing dates July 2021
7 Nights From Vilshofen , to Hungary , Budapest
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Budapest

Gems of the Danube - Budapest to Nuremberg

46 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Munich

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Vienna

Christmas Markets along the Danube - Westbound

3 sailing dates November 2021 to December 2021
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Germany , Nuremberg
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Passau

Christmas Markets along the Danube - Eastbound

3 sailing dates November 2021 to December 2021
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Austria , Vienna
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Passau

Imperial Europe - Amsterdam to Vienna

1 sailing date November 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Austria , Vienna
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Salzburg

Jewels of Europe with Prague - Prague to Amsterdam

13 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Budapest

Christmas Markets - Budapest to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates November 2021 to November 2022
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam

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Vienna

Jewels of Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

51 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Bratislava

The Blue Danube - Roundtrip Budapest

65 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Budapest

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Regensburg

Jewels of Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

54 sailing dates May 2021 to November 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest

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Vienna

Gems of the Danube with Prague -Budapest to Prague

18 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague

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