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Danube Itineraries

With so many incredible destinations to visit along the Danube River, we have specially curated a variety of unique 7-night itineraries – and one all-encompassing 14-night river journey – for you to choose from. Sail during spring, summer, fall or winter – the choice is yours!


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Magna on the Danube

Indulge your passion for awe-inspiring architecture, timeless music, breathtaking landscapes and culinary delights on this beautifully curated itinerary specifically designed for the AmaMagna. With plenty of daytime scenic sailing, you'll be able to enjoy the extraordinary AmaMagna to its fullest—from al fresco dining to spinning with a view.

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Majestic Capitals of the Danube

Delight in the Old-World grandeur of Europe’s most spectacular capital cities along the Danube River during this special 5-night journey. Whether you are sailing the Danube River for the first time or returning to venture deeper into the cities that inspired you most, we invite you to celebrate this spectacular journey with us as we treat you like the royalty you are.

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Celebration of Classical Music: the Danube

From Strauss’s The Blue Danube to Mozart’s Linz Symphony, the Danube River has inspired countless musicians throughout the centuries. Whether you are a musician yourself, a classical music connoisseur or simply a discerning traveler seeking a nuanced and immersive experience, let the Danube River be your melodious muse on this incredible classical music themed journey.

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Melodies of the Danube

Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.

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Romantic Danube

Those longing for the romance of Old World Europe will get to travel into the heart of the continent, where empires were built, kings and queens were crowned and some of the world’s greatest music was composed and performed. From grand abbeys and fortresses perched high above the Danube to iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, be romanced by the Danube with all her regal and romantic splendor.

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Legendary Danube

Delve into Europe’s history starting in the perfectly preserved medieval city of Nuremberg and concluding in Budapest. In between, cruise through the man-made marvel, the Main-Danube Canal, across the Continental Divide and through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. Throughout your journey, get a feel for the land by biking and hiking, and sampling delicate wines and hearty beers.

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Blue Danube Discovery

Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, sample Vienna’s sinfully rich sachertorte cake, experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley winemaking region and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide.

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Gems of Southeast Europe

Touch history in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, as you sail along the exotic lower Danube. Celtic fortifications, medieval towns and grand cities, along with the natural beauty of pastoral landscapes and the Danube’s famed Iron Gates, showcase the best of eastern Europe. Be treated to the flavors, sights, sounds and cultures of this diverse swath of the continent.

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Magnificent Europe

Follow the route of emperors, kings and queens on a magnificent European journey along three rivers and through five fascinating countries. The natural wonders of the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers yield way to countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites on one all-encompassing magnificent journey.

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Grand Danube

Step back in time to explore the history and mystery living in the hillsides while cruising the Danube and through the Iron Gates. From the imposing capitals of Budapest and Vienna to towns lost in time, immerse yourself in the colorful folktales and traditions of the extraordinary people and places you visit along the way.

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Iconic Christmas Markets

Travel back through centuries as you walk through historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. The festive sounds of children dressed as angels singing carols; enticing smells of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, sausages and sweet treats of every kind; and timeless wonders are a feast for all your senses.

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Christmas Markets on the Danube

Wander the stalls of Europe’s most traditional and enchanting Christmas Markets, including Regensburg and Salzburg, shopping for handcrafted toys and gifts, sipping hot mulled wine and inhaling the fragrance of gingerbread and roasted chestnuts. Cherish all the glory and magic of the season in grand European style as you cruise along the Danube during this festive time of the year.

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Magical Christmas Markets

Throughout this dreamlike journey, an overflowing of good tidings and magical Christmas markets come alive. Get caught up in the magic of Christmas markets, from the warm aroma of mulled wine and Austrian pastry delights, to the sights and sounds of holiday performances, to the colors and textures of traditional handcrafts.

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Unforgettable Land Programs

Our Danube River journeys are best reserved with optional land programs before or after your sailing, accompanied by our wonderful Cruise Managers – unique in the industry. Stay at recognized four and five-star hotels, plus enjoy convenient transfers between your hotel and ship, as well as a range of included amenities and excursions.

Explore more of these fascinating cities on select Danube River cruises:

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