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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

Zurich

The Danube and Majestic Mountains of the Arlberg

2 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
11 Nights From Belgrade, to Zurich
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Melk

The Blue Danube River Cruise for Solo Travellers

1 sailing date March 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Budapest
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Salzburg

Gems of the Danube with Bavaria & Oberammergau

4 sailing dates July 2022 to September 2022
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Munich
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Budapest

Christmas Markets with Paris

1 sailing date November 2022
17 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Paris
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Koblenz

Christmas & New Year with Prague

1 sailing date December 2022
17 Nights From Amsterdam, to Prague
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Bamberg

Christmas Markets - Budapest to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates November 2022 to August 2023
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Salzburg

Jewels of Europe with Bohemian Sojourn & Oberammer

3 sailing dates July 2022 to September 2022
21 Nights From Amsterdam, to Munich
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Regensburg

Gems of the Danube with Bavaria & Oberammergau

1 sailing date June 2022
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Munich
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Melk

Christmas Markets with Prague

1 sailing date November 2022
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Regensburg

Jewels of Europe with Flourishing Floriade

3 sailing dates June 2022 to August 2022
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Nuremberg

Jewels of Europe with Alpine Highlights

4 sailing dates May 2022 to August 2022
21 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Bamberg

Jewels of Europe with Paris

21 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2023
17 Nights From Paris, to Hungary , Budapest
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Amsterdam

Jewels of Europe with Flourishing Floriade

4 sailing dates April 2022 to September 2022
16 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Koln

Jewels of Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2022
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Passau

Jewels of Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

51 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2023
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Melk

Gems of the Danube - Budapest to Nuremberg

21 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg
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Salzburg

Danube Christmas Markets - Budapest to Nuremberg

2 sailing dates November 2022 to December 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Nuremberg
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Nuremberg

Gems of the Danube - Budapest to Munich

49 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Munich
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Esztergom

The Blue Danube River Cruise for Solo Travellers

1 sailing date March 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Budapest
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Vienna

Christmas Wonderland - Paris to Budapest

1 sailing date December 2022
20 Nights From Paris, to Prague
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