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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

Bratislava

Danube Delta Discovery with Trans to Bucharest

2 sailing dates March 2021 to April 2021
20 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Romania , Bucharest
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Melk

Danube Christmas Markets

1 sailing date November 2021
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Bratislava

Prague to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
23 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Budapest

Danube Symphony

5 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
5 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Deggendorf
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Bucharest

Rhine, Main & Danube

4 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
22 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Romania , Bucharest
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £5719pp
Passau

Treasures of the Danube from Bucharest

6 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
15 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Germany , Nuremberg
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Passau

Nuremberg To Vienna

1 sailing date May 2021
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Austria , Vienna
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Bratislava

Treasures of the Danube from Nuremberg

4 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2022
15 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Romania , Bucharest
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Regensburg

Christmas Markets on the Danube & Prague

1 sailing date December 2021
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Budapest

Oktoberfest with Danube Explorer Munich - Budapest

1 sailing date September 2021
9 Nights From Munich, to Hungary , Budapest
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Melk

Oberammergau Passion Play with Danube Delights

1 sailing date July 2022
10 Nights From Munich, to Hungary , Budapest
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Passau

Oberammergau Passion Play with Danube Delights

2 sailing dates May 2022 to September 2022
9 Nights From Munich, to Hungary , Budapest
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Vienna

Danube Holiday Markets Passau to Budapest

2 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
7 Nights From Passau, to Hungary , Budapest
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3059pp
Koblenz

Grand Europe - Budapest To Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2021
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Bratislava

Vienna To Budapest

2 sailing dates September 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Hungary , Budapest
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Prague

14 Day Balkan Gems with Prague & Bucharest

1 sailing date
13 Nights From , to
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Constanta

From the Black Sea to the North Sea

2 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2021
26 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Nuremberg

Munich to Amsterdam

1 sailing date
20 Nights From , to
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Prague

Prague to Budapest with Christmas Time

1 sailing date November 2021
8 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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Bratislava

Prague To Budapest

1 sailing date November 2021
6 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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