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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

Melk

Christmas Wonderland

2 sailing dates December 2020 to December 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Hungary , Budapest
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Budapest

Danube Delta Discovery with Transylvania

2 sailing dates April 2021
19 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Austria , Vienna
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4639pp
Vidin

Danube Delta Discovery - Bucharest to Vienna

2 sailing dates April 2021
14 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Austria , Vienna
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3999pp
Belgrade

Danube Delta Discovery - Vienna to Bucharest

2 sailing dates March 2021 to April 2021
15 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Romania , Bucharest
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3999pp
Bratislava

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date May 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Hungary , Budapest
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Passau

Delightful Danube - Budapest to Prague

18 sailing dates August 2020 to October 2021
9 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Regensburg

Vienna to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam, Holland
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £5219pp
Vienna

Prague to Vienna

10 sailing dates October 2020 to November 2021
9 Nights From Prague, to Austria , Vienna
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Dürnstein

The Danube From Germany to Black Sea

7 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
15 Nights From Deggendorf, Germany to Romania , Bucharest
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Bamberg

From The Black Sea To The North Sea

3 sailing dates October 2020 to September 2021
25 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam, Holland
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Bamberg

Enchanted Europe - Westbound

5 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2021
15 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Switzerland , Basel
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4969pp
Wachau

Jewels Of Central Europe - Budapest to Remich

6 sailing dates September 2020 to September 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Remich, Luxembourg
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4029pp
Bamberg

Christmastime from Vienna to Basel

4 sailing dates December 2020 to December 2021
15 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Switzerland , Basel
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Vienna

Vilshofen to Budapest

6 sailing dates August 2020 to December 2020
7 Nights From Villefranche (for Monaco & Nice), France, France to Hungary , Budapest
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Passau

Christmastime from Vienna to Frankfurt

4 sailing dates December 2020 to December 2021
11 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Frankfurt
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Bratislava

Cruise the Heart of Europe - Cologne to Budapest

5 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Vienna

The Rhone And The Saone Reveal

1 sailing date May 2021
5 Nights From Lyon , France to Lyon
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Vienna

Christmas In Major Danubian Capitals

1 sailing date December 2020
5 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Vienna
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Budapest

Roundtrip Vienna

3 sailing dates November 2020 to December 2020
4 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Vienna
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Budapest

Danubian New Year

1 sailing date December 2020
5 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Vienna
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