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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

Passau

Danube Spa, Arts, Culture

1 sailing date August 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Passau
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Budapest

Christmas and New Year on Spirit

1 sailing date December 2022
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Dusseldorf
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Bratislava

Beautiful Bucharest to Vienna

2 sailing dates April 2022 to August 2022
11 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Austria , Vienna
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Passau

Christmas on the Danube

1 sailing date December 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Regensburg
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Miltenberg

Amsterdam to Prague & Splendours of Europe

4 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
19 Nights From Amsterdam, to Prague
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Melk

Amsterdam & Splendours of Europe

6 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
16 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Miltenberg

Amsterdam & Splendours of Europe

5 sailing dates June 2022 to September 2022
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £3789pp
Vienna

Amsterdam to Prague & Splendours of Europe

5 sailing dates June 2022 to September 2022
19 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Passau

Danube Delights - Munich to Budapest

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Munich, to Hungary , Budapest
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2149pp
Melk

Delightful Danube - Budapest To Vilshofen

1 sailing date June 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4099pp
Vienna

Delightful Danube (Westbound)

9 sailing dates August 2022 to December 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2969pp
Passau

Delightful Danube (Westbound)

2 sailing dates July 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen
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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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Vienna

Budapest and the Scenic Danube

2 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
13 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Austria , Vienna
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Passau

Pearls of The Danube (Southbound)

1 sailing date May 2022
14 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to , Giurgiu, Romania
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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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Budapest

Vilshofen to Budapest

1 sailing date May 2023
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Belgrade

Pearls Of The Danube (Northebound)

1 sailing date May 2022
14 Nights From Giurgiu, Romania, to Germany , Vilshofen
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Bratislava

Majestic Capitals Of The Danube

6 sailing dates March 2023 to December 2023
5 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Austria , Vienna
AmaWaterways logo FROM £1299pp
Budapest

Majestic Capitals Of The Danube

7 sailing dates March 2023 to December 2023
5 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Hungary , Budapest
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