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Danube River Cruises

Our Danube river cruises include wine tasting at private vineyards... visits to medieval towns and riverside castles... and private palace evenings that come alive with music and merriment.

Danube River Cruising

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Welcome to the Danube River

This picturesque "river of kings" carves a winding path through a total of ten modern-day European nations with landscapes characterized by vineyards, forested slopes, wine-producing villages and imposing fortresses that remain a testimony to kingdoms and culture... regal, romantic and ready to welcome Tauck river cruisers.

Tauck exclusive – imperial evening at palais pallavicini, our gala imperial evening at a private palace in vienna.

Built in 1784, the sumptuous Palais Pallavicini is a grand private palace in the heart of Vienna whose magnificent Baroque touches transport you to another time. Join us at the Palais for a gala evening featuring a reception, dinner and classical performances sure to sweep you off your feet... and let you experience firsthand how Europe's cultured classes lived and were entertained centuries ago. And film fans will note that the Palais and its elegant facade served as rogue Harry Lime's postwar Vienna apartment in the Cold War classic "The Third Man."

Bicycling along the Danube

What could be better than a leisurely bicycle ride along the danube.

A leisurely bicycle ride through countryside along the Danube River with your local guide is a perfect way to experience the centuries-old castles and lush vineyards of the Wachau Valley wine-growing region – declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved medieval landscapes. Our river cruises offer numerous opportunities for cycling along Europe's rivers; every Tauck riverboats has bicycles aboard for use by guests ashore.

Passau, Germany

Beautiful, baroque passau, the "city of three rivers".

The charming Bavarian riverside city of Passau – situated at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers – is the kind of town in which you'll set off on a walking tour with a local guide… and your guide's passion for his or her hometown makes your visit that much more special. Must-sees in this "City of Three Rivers" include the 17th-century Baroque Dom St. Stephan (St. Stephan's Cathedral), with its magnificent pipe organ – the largest in Europe – and the 14th-century Town Hall. Enjoy time on your own exploring Passau's pedestrian walkways through tunnels and archways and along ancient cobblestone streets, to find its wealth of Baroque architecture and beautiful churches, many of which are known for their exquisite stained glass.

Austria's Wachau Valley

The joys of austria's wachau valley along the danube.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved medieval landscapes, the Wachau Valley, formed by the Danube River in Austria, invites a leisurely cruise past the lush vineyards of one of the country's premier wine regions… fairy-tale castles… ancient monasteries, like famed Melk Abbey, with its Baroque "facelift" from the 18th-century… and typical, post-card perfect villages like Dürnstein. Take a closer look at its Baroque houses and Romanesque church as you stroll down its one main street… then challenge yourself to an invigorating climb up centuries-old steps to the ruins of hilltop Kuenringerburg Castle, where England's King Richard the Lionhearted was once held for ransom by Austria's Duke Leopold V. The views from up here say all that need to be said about the Wachau Valley…

Hungarian State Opera, Budapest

Enjoy a special tauck visit to budapest's opulent hungarian state opera house.

Andrássy Avenue in the Pest section of Budapest is lined with grandiose public buildings. One of them is the Hungarian State Opera House, commissioned by Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph and opened in 1884; its imposing façade is adorned with statues of great composers like Beethoven, Verdi and Mozart, and Hungarian favorite sons Ferenc Erkel and Franz Liszt greet you at the main entrance. The Emperor himself only attended one event here, but the imprint of his wife, the Empress Elisabeth (known fondly to her subjects as "Sisi"), a great patron of the arts and of the opera in particular, is all over the place – from the general grandeur of its interiors to the private box in which she attended many performances. If you love opera, this is the place to hear it, enjoying some of the best acoustics in Europe. But even if you don't, its sheer opulence makes it a must-see.

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The Danube winds its way through the heart of "Old Europe"… where you'll encounter venerable cities that grew along its banks to became bastions of the Habsburg Empire and, later, today's Europe, like Vienna, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Bratislava and Budapest… and go farther afield to explore such gems as Berlin, Salzburg, Munich, Cesky Krumlov and more…

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Joanie Madden's Classic Danube River Cruise 2025

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About The River Cruise

Join your host, Joanie Madden, the charismatic world-renowned flute and whistle player, on an unforgettable journey along the Danube River. Enjoy a full ship’s charter featuring an incredible lineup of world-class entertainers, including the legendary Irish music ensemble, Cherish the Ladies, as they mark their 40th anniversary!

This classic cruise brings together glorious cities along one of the world‘s most beautiful stretches of rivers on a trip through the heart of Old World Europe.

This quintessential cruise sails along the beautiful Danube beginning with an overnight in the “Queen of the Danube“ — the capital city of Budapest.  Along the way travel through four of Europe‘s most important countries — Hungary, Slovakia, Austria & Germany. Explore years of history and culture in the Imperial cities of Budapest, Vienna & Bratislava as well as the UNESCO protected Austrian Wachau Valley — blanketed with rolling hills, flourishing vineyards and picturesque villages. Experience the beauty along the Danube River with fantastic entertainment which guarantees you a lifetime of memories.

Joanie Madden Cherish the Ladies Mary Coogan (Guitar) Bruce Foley (Vocals, Guitar)

Mirella Murray (Accordion) Kathleen Boyle (Piano) Nollaig Casey (Fiddle) Kate Purcell (Vocals, Guitar)

Don Stiffe (Vocals, Guitar) The Amadeus Duo (modern music)

Our ship for our adventure is the majestic Amadeus Imperial, built in 2020.  The ships of the Amadeus fleet have defined the art of river cruising for decades, and their cruises are designed for you to take in the best of the countries and regions they sail through with experienced and knowledgeable English speaking guides. As a traditional family company with over 40 years of river cruise experience, they are proud to offer authentic, culturally engaging cruises and programs by tapping into decades of destination knowledge, introducing guests to the hidden gems of Europe and to the privileged comforts of river cruising.

The Danube (known by various names in other languages) is the second-longest river in Europe, after the Volga in Russia. It flows through Central and Southeastern Europe, from the Black Forest south into the Black Sea. A large and historically important river, it was once a frontier of the Roman Empire. In the 21st century, it connects ten European countries, running through their territories or marking a border.

Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 2,850 km (1,770 mi), passing through or bordering Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, etc. Among the many cities on the river are four national capitals: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and Belgrade. Since ancient times, it has been a traditional trade route in Europe.

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  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Esztergom, Hungary
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Dürnstein, Austria
  • Emmersdorf, Austria
  • Linz, Austria
  • Passau, Germany

Included In The Price

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions, draft beer, soda as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All gratuities on board are included in your cruise fare
  • Personalized service of an experienced Amadeus Cruise Director
  • Amadeus digital audio system for all guided excursions
  • Throughout the week, there will be a variety of entertainment provided for your pleasure by Joanie Madden's stellar entertainment including Cherish The Ladies; Mary Coogan, Mirella Murray, Nollaig Casey, Kathleen Boyle, Kate Purcell, Bruce Foley, Don Stiffe, The Amadeus Duo and more! In addition to concerts, we'll enjoy sing-a-longs and Irish music sessions on our musical journey sailing the beautiful Danube!
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare

About the Amadeus Imperial

Imperial grandeur meets contemporary design: Built in 2020, The Amadeus Imperial offers both exciting, novel experiences, as well as our much-loved signature venues. 

Step aboard into a newly-designed atrium where natural light abounds, highlighting an impressive staircase of glass and marble that invites you to explore. With 72 deluxe cabins and 12 Amadeus suites, there is room to tailor your accommodations, whether you prefer double or twin bed, panoramic windows or a walk-out balcony. Experience the state-of-the-art fitness center or ascend to the expansive sun decks to study the passing landscapes along the Danube. Snuggle up in the Cafe Vienna for a quiet afternoon coffee. The Amadeus Imperial moves through all the seasons, leaving you dreaming of your next river adventure.

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Amadeus Suite : $4,923 per person

AMADEUS Suite (284.2ft²) with walk-out exterior balcony: Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

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A-1 Cabin : $4,245 per person

A-1 Cabin (188.4ft²) with drop-down panoramic window: Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

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B-1 Cabin : $3,768 per person

B-1 Cabin (188.4ft²) with drop-down panoramic window: Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

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B-4 Cabin : $3,647 per person

B-4 Cabin (188.4ft²) with drop-down panoramic window: Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

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C-1 Cabin : $3,199 per person

C-1 Cabin (172.2ft²) with panoramic window: Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

C-4 Cabin : $2833 - SOLD OUT

C-4 Cabin (172.2ft²) with panoramic window: Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

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Cancellation Penalties

All cruise lines and third-party travel providers assess penalties for cancellations. Penalty amounts vary by travel provider, date of cancellation, length of trip, destination, and many reduced fares today require a non-refundable deposit at time of booking. For the most up-to-date cancellation policies, please refer to the cruise line’s website.

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Optional Excursions - Details coming soon *Itinerary and entertainers subject to change!

Please download the pdf to learn about optional excursions.

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  • SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH BREISACH & THE ALSACE WINE REGION - FRANCE
  • MONDAY, JUNE 10TH STRASBOURG, FRANCE
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 11TH RÜDESHEIM AM RHEIN - GERMANY
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12TH KOBLENZ, CASTLE ELTZ & COCHEM - GERMANY
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH KINDERDJIK, NETHERLANDS
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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Danube river cruises

Sail the mighty Danube River through Europe and call in at some of the world’s most vibrant and influential cities.

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Experience an eclectic mix of cultures and traditions on your luxury Danube river cruise. Passing through more countries than any other river in the world, you’ll enjoy an unparalleled tour of Europe on your cultural journey.

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Enlightening experiences await on your Danube river cruise. Explore vibrant capital cities such as Budapest,  and Bratislava. Witness treasured landmarks, from Gottweig Abbey to the Iron Gates Natural Park.

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  • Spring (March, April, and May): While March can be quite chilly, temperatures become more agreeable as May approaches. However, this season is prone to rainfall. The melting snow causes river levels to rise, potentially leading to rerouting via bus due to impassable bridges.
  • Summer (June, July, August): The summer months can bring warmth and vibrant days for exploration. However, this season tends to be hot and bustling with tourists, which might affect the overall experience.
  • Fall (September and October): This season is particularly well-suited for Danube River cruises due to its mild climate and diminished tourist congestion at popular destinations. Securing reservations in advance is advisable as word spreads about this appealing time to visit.
  • Christmas (December): December offers a unique chance to witness the charming Christmas markets along the Danube River. These markets exude the festive spirit of the Advent season in central Europe, providing a special and captivating experience.
  • Keep in mind: The period from January through early March should be avoided. The temperatures throughout Europe, including the Danube region, plummet to cold and frigid levels, rendering this time unsuitable for travel.

The Best Time to Cruise the Danube River

  • Melk Abbey - Melk, Austria:  A masterpiece of Baroque architecture, Melk Abbey perches above the Danube and offers breathtaking views.
  • Buda Castle - Budapest , Hungary : Dominating Budapest's skyline, Buda Castle offers history, art, and panoramic vistas of the Danube and Pest.
  • Schönbrunn Palace - Vienna , Austria : The former imperial summer residence, Schönbrunn Palace is a UNESCO site known for its grandeur and extensive gardens.
  • Palais Liechtenstein - Vienna, Austria : A magnificent palace showcasing art and culture, Palais Liechtenstein is a hidden gem in Vienna.
  • St. Emmeram Castle - Regensburg , Germany : The sprawling St. Emmeram Castle in Regensburg boasts a rich history and striking architecture, revealing the city's grandeur.
  • Vienna presents the medieval elegance of Schönbrunn and Hofburg Palaces.
  • The Baroque masterpiece, Melk Abbey, is a testament to Austria's grandeur.
  • The historic village of Dürnstein exudes charm, set against a backdrop of natural beauty.
  • The Wachau Valley unveils some of Europe's finest wine regions.
  • Nuremberg's WWII sites provide poignant insights into history.
  • Regensburg boasts impeccably preserved medieval architecture.
  • Passau's 2000-year-old charm beckons with Baroque and Gothic splendor.
  • Biking and hiking opportunities offer unique perspectives.
  • Esztergom's neo-classic basilica and Royal Palace are landmarks of note.
  • Budapest , a UNESCO World Heritage Site, narrates its storied history.
  • Bratislava captivates with castles and cathedrals overlooking its pedestrian-only old town.
  • Each country boasts its own historical, cultural, gastronomical, and architectural treasures.
  • Prague beckons with iconic sites like the Rudolfinum National Museum and Wenceslas Square.
  • The vibrant energy of the Hundertwasser Dancing House adds a modern touch.
  • The millennium-old Prague Castle and ornate bridges over the Vltava River reveal the city's rich history.

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  • Immersive Exploration: European civilization flourished along rivers, making river cruises an excellent way to experience major attractions and key sites in a culturally rich manner.
  • Effortless Travel: Imagine waking up each morning in a fresh destination without the hassle of packing and unpacking or enduring uncomfortable overnight buses. Danube River cruises provide the convenience of a floating hotel, ensuring seamless transitions between captivating locations.
  • All-Inclusive Value: The price of river cruising is, for the most part, all-inclusive. Your fare typically covers transportation, guided tours, and meals, simplifying your budgeting and allowing you to fully indulge in the experience without constant financial calculations.
  • Scenic Vistas: Enjoy breathtaking views right from the comfort of your cruise ship. The landscapes that unfold along the riverside provide a constantly changing panorama, offering a unique and enchanting backdrop for your journey.
  • Intimate Atmosphere: River cruises typically accommodate fewer passengers than ocean cruises, fostering a more intimate and sociable atmosphere. This allows for meaningful interactions with fellow travelers and the opportunity to forge connections that can last long after the journey ends.
  • Cultural Connections: Docking at city centers and smaller ports allows you to dive deeper into local cultures and communities. You'll have the chance to interact with locals, explore hidden gems, and gain insights into the authentic way of life along the riverbanks.
  • Guided Exploration:  Danube River cruises often include guided tours led by knowledgeable experts who offer insightful commentary on the history, art, and culture of the regions you visit. This enhances your understanding and appreciation of the destinations.
  • Relaxed Pace:  Danube River cruises embrace a more leisurely pace, allowing you to savor each stop and truly unwind. Whether it's a tranquil afternoon on the sun deck or a peaceful evening by the river, the pace encourages relaxation and rejuvenation.
  • Diverse Itineraries: With a plethora of river routes to choose from, you can opt for journeys that focus on your specific interests, whether it's exploring historic towns, indulging in culinary delights, or delving into natural beauty.
  • Captivating Landscapes: Witness the charm of picturesque towns, lush vineyards, and historic castles from a unique vantage point. The ever-changing scenery outside your window adds a touch of magic to every moment of your cruise.
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  • ​ A well-preserved medieval gem, Regensburg's old town boasts architectural marvels and historical significance, earning its UNESCO World Heritage status.
  • Vienna's historic center showcases imperial grandeur, while the Wachau Cultural Landscape offers picturesque vineyards and castles. In Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace and cultural heritage shine. Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna stands as a testament to Baroque opulence.
  • Cesky Krumlov's historic center enchants with its medieval charm, while Prague's historic center captivates with its Gothic and Baroque treasures.
  • Budapest's stunning architecture along the Danube, along with the Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs, offer a glimpse into Hungary's rich history.
  • The Danube Delta is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Transylvania's fortified churches provide insights into the region's history and cultural diversity.
  • Elegant Accommodations: Luxury river cruises along the Danube River provide lavishly appointed cabins and suites designed with meticulous attention to detail. Immerse yourself in spacious, well-appointed living spaces that exude indulgence, ensuring a restful sanctuary throughout your voyage.
  • Exceptional Service: From the moment you step aboard, a team of dedicated and attentive staff members cater to your every need. Expect personalized service that anticipates your preferences, enhancing your overall comfort and enjoyment.
  • Gourmet Dining: Culinary excellence takes center stage with gourmet dining experiences that showcase the finest regional and international cuisines. Expert chefs craft delectable dishes using locally sourced, fresh ingredients, providing a gastronomic journey that tantalizes the taste buds.
  • Exclusive Amenities: Luxury Danube River cruises offer an array of exclusive amenities that redefine onboard leisure. Indulge in spa treatments, unwind in elegant lounges, or take a dip in refreshing pools, all while admiring the stunning river views.
  • Intimate Atmosphere: Luxury cruises typically feature smaller vessels, fostering an intimate ambiance that ensures a personalized and uncrowded voyage. This setting allows for genuine interactions with fellow travelers and crew members.
  • Immersive Enrichment: Enrichment activities such as talks, workshops, and performances enhance your understanding of the regions visited. Engage with experts who provide insights into the art, history, and culture of the destinations.
  • All-Inclusive Luxury: Many luxury Danube River cruises operate on an all-inclusive basis, encompassing accommodations, meals, beverages, and a range of enriching activities. This ensures a seamless experience where you can focus solely on enjoying every moment.
  • Exclusivity: Luxury cruises offer an exclusive atmosphere that resonates with travelers seeking refined experiences. Revel in the company of like-minded individuals while enjoying the comforts of a thoughtfully designed vessel.
  • Bicycling trips
  • Urban Explorations
  • Wine Tasting
  • Village Visit s
  • Christmas Markets
  • Archaeological Sites
  • Land & Sea experiences
  • Local Markets  
  • Cooking Classes
  • Festivals  
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Adventure Activities 

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  • Melk , Austria   - Ride along the picturesque Danube River between Dürnstein and Melk through one of Austria’s Wachau Valley.
  • Passau , Germany - take guided bike tour along the Danube from Passau to Erlau passing breathtaking castles & cathedrals.
  • Vienna Austria  - ride along the Danube through the Donaupark or the Klosterneuburg Monastery accompanied with tasting Viennese coffee and pastries in a traditional cafe. 
  • Linz, Austria take a guided bike tour around the Old City Center, along the Danube River, and past the ultra-modern Ars Electronica Center.  

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  • MS Amaviola , 
  • MS Amacerto , 
  • MS Amasonata , 
  • MS Amaverde , 
  • MS Amamagna , 
  • MS Amareina ,
  • MS Amalea .

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  • Avalon Passion ,
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  • Avalon Imagery II ,
  • Avalon Tranquility II ,
  • Avalon Impression ,
  • S.S. Beatrice , 
  • River Princess , 
  • S.S. Maria Theresa ,
  • Crystal Mozart ,  
  • Crystal Mahler , 

How to Choose a Riverboat on the Danube

  • Anywhere near a lounge, restaurant, bar, elevators, or stairs
  • Cabins above the engine room

Danube River Cruise FAQs

  • River cruises tend to be more structured with less time for independent exploration
  • Danube cruises tend to focus on one specific geographic region of Eastern & Central Europe (unless you choose one of the longer cruises that are more comprehensive)
  • Day activities are "relaxed active," including frequent walking tours and similar activities
  • A more mature crowd - typically baby boomers hoping to enjoy a structured vacation
  • Intimate atmosphere onboard, seldom with more than 200 passengers
  • The majority of other passengers aboard tend to be around retirement age
  • The itinerary is relatively fixed with daily activities and tours
  • Relaxing and alone time are hard to come by, as you will likely dine with others and be on the move.
  • Staying in your cabin might mean missing tours.
  • nicer cabins, often with balconies or French balconies (full windows that open)
  • gourmet cuisine
  • more exciting and engaging onshore experiences.
  • Generally not included in the cost
  • Tip $20 per guest per day
  • Tip in a lump sum at the end with either cash or or card
  • Give tour guides $3-$5 per tour
  • Give bus drivers $1 per ride
  • Toiletries, razor, hygiene products, medications
  • Extra contacts and glasses (just in case)
  • Plug adapter for two/three circular pin 220V European style outlets
  • 2-4 pairs of comfortable pants
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Highlights of the Danube River Cruise

On the danube you’ll find the city of your dreams. and then another one. and another..

From Passau to Wachau, Vienna, Bratislava, Krems, Melk and Linz to Passau.

People have celebrated the Danube in song, dedicated poems to it and written fairy tales about it. So when you are on the deck of the A-ROSA watching the wonders of nature and cities glide by, don’t be surprised if you find yourself writing unusually grandiloquent postcards and text messages to your friends back home. This happens a lot. This trip will enable you to take home European history not only as a store of knowledge but also as a heartfelt sense of life. Vienna and Budapest, the former capitals of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, are positively overflowing with stunning Baroque architecture and the finest Hungarian art nouveau. And, despite being surrounded by all this old splendour, both cities seem to keep getting younger and more dynamic. Nonconformist types will be thrilled by a visit to the self-confident Slovakian capital, Bratislava. While you’re there, make sure you order bryndzové halušky! This national dish is made of noodles with sheep’s cheese. It’s simple but really good.

Städtetrip nach Wien mit A-ROSA

This is a real highlight of your Danube cruise: Vienna, the capital of Austria with that extra-special something. The locals sound as though they are singing when they speak, and it is customary for certain business owners to address their regular customers with their full title. That’s just the way things are done here. With its wealth of museums, galleries, palaces and castles, plus the state opera and many theatres, the city enjoys a lively cultural scene all year-round. The Viennese are proud of their city – and rightly so!

Flussreise auf der Donau nach Bratislava

Slovakia’s capital is situated exactly at the point where the country meets Austria and Hungary. This makes it the only capital city in the world that borders more than one neighbouring country. Due to its location, Bratislava has been an ethnic melting pot since ancient times. This influence can be seen in every corner of the city.

A-ROSA Städtereise nach Linz

Baroque facades, numerous churches and, at the centre, the river. As you can see, it’s possible to describe Linz, Austria’s largest port city, in a single sentence. But that would be doing it an injustice, since there’s a whole lot more to Linz than buildings and water. In recent years, this former industrial hub has morphed into a European cultural stronghold. No matter whether it’s theatre, cinema, art or music, there’s both great demand and great support for culture here. The city also provides magnificent views – particularly in the evening – from the pilgrimage church on the Pöstlingberg hill.

1st Day Passau Dep 04:00 pm

Passau is the departure point for your exciting Danube cruise. A university city, it combines old-town charm and ecclesiastical history with a young, modern vibe. As the ship departs, enjoy the thrill of heading off along the Danube for the first time – and look forward to your cruise, with its many experiences, picturesque natural scenery and magnificent towns and cities. Welcome aboard!

Flusskreuzfahrten ab Passau

2nd Day Wachau Vienna Arr 01:00 pm

You are about to enjoy a real treat for the senses as you experience the Wachau up close. You will be mesmerised by the famous Danube valley between Melk and Krems. Taking in this fascinating river landscape as you stand on the sun deck of one of the A-ROSA Danube fleet is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is no wonder that the Wachau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This really is an absolute must-see.

Donaukreuzfahrten durch die Wachau

3rd Day Vienna Dep 04:00 am Bratislava Arr 08:00 am Dep 11:59 pm

Bratislava, home to approximately 450,000 inhabitants and located on the left bank of the Danube, is a young capital city – the youngest in Europe, in fact. Throughout the old town, you’ll see traces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire wherever you go. This leisurely city of baroque and rococo, palaces and palisades, and art and coffee houses is a perfect place to wander around, marvel at impressive sights, relax and unwind.

Flussreise auf der Donau nach Bratislava

4th Day Krems Arr 01:00 pm Dep 02:00 pm Melk Arr 06:00 pm Dep 07:00 pm

Krems an der Donau is not far from the Austrian capital of Vienna. The city is part of the Wachau, a stretch of the Danube valley and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Danube cruise will take you through Krems, passing through the Wachau on the way to and from Vienna.

A-ROSA Flussreisen nach Krems

"Gateway to the Wachau": Step into the UNESCO World Heritage Site and admire the Danube valley from above. The town of Melk with its impressive Benedictine monastery sits majestically enthroned on a hill and offers you a breathtaking view. A perfect blend between city and nature.

Melk entdecken mit A-ROSA

5th Day Linz Arr 06:00 am Dep 06:30 pm

Your Danube cruise is the perfect opportunity to get to know the Austrian city of Linz. It offers an exciting mix of cultural attractions and true works of art. You’ll discover a modern, cosmopolitan city whose diversity, design and creativity really make it stand out. And no visit to Linz would be complete without a trip to a cafe to sample its specialities, such as the famous Linzer Torte.

Spaziergang Linz

6th Day Passau Arr 07:00 am

Today we dock again in Passau. You will return home from the Queen of the Rivers with so many beautiful and wonderful impressions. And if you don't want to leave us quite yet, why not explore the city and region on your last day? You can also extend your cruise in one of our partner hotels. See you soon and ahoy!

A-ROSA Premium all inclusive

Enjoy your most beautiful time with maximum comfort and with the all-round carefree package: A-ROSA Premium all inclusive.

Your desired cabin? Voilà! Sauna, fitness area, pool? Always at your service! Top culinary menus? Enjoy your meal! Attractive discounts on all massage and beauty treatments? Of course! Plus many other benefits that will always put a smile on your face, while you have nothing to do but think about your next wish.

Included Services

  • Full BoardPlus: Comprehensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with live-cooking stations, embarkation snack, as well as daily tea and coffee time
  • High-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, water, soft drinks, beer, prosecco, as well as a selection of wines
  • A-ROSA Best Price until 31 July 2024, Super Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 30 November 2024 and Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 28 February 2025 for cruises from March – October 2025 and bookings made until 31 August 2025 for cruises from November 2025 until January 2026.
  • Kids up to 15 years of age cruise for free on deck 1¹
  • One free change of reservation up to 30 days before departure
  • Comprehensive service concept with Guest Relations Management
  • Varied onboard entertainment for cruises of 7 nights or more with local performers
  • Room service in every cabin grade (during bar hours)²
  • A-ROSA App with information about your cruise
  • Special prices for additional services on board, e.g. SPA treatments, workshops³
  • Free e-bikes for independent exploration, subject to availability⁴
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management
  • Transfer between airport or TGV train station and ship when arrival is booked through A-ROSA⁵
  • Toiletries as well as bathrobes on request
  • Ship transfers

¹ Children up to and including 15 years of age travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one (two in Cat. G) supervising adult on Deck 1. From Deck 2 children receive a 30 % discount. Furthermore, children up to 7 years of age accompanied by 2 supervising adults can use a sofa bed free of charge on the A-ROSA SENA in categories B - D. On the A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA & A-ROSA CLEA children accompanied by at least one supervising adult receive a 30 % discount. The children’s discount is only valid for the cruise itself. Limited availabilities on all cruises. ² Drinks only, according to the room service menu. Except A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA and A-ROSA CLEA ³ Except A-ROSA ALEA and A-ROSA CLEA ⁴ A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA & A-ROSA CLEA: E-bike rental not available. ⁵ If a flight or TGV booking is made through A-ROSA, the transfer is included. You will receive the relevant details with your travel information.

PLEASE NOTE: Transfer between railway station and ship on the Danube & Rhine can be booked for an additional fee.

A-ROSA Best Price

A-ROSA Best Price until 31 July 2024 , Super Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 30 November 2024 and Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 28 February 2025 for cruises from March – October 2025 and bookings made until 31 August 2025  for cruises from November 2025 until January 2026.

YOUR DESIRED CABIN

Choose exactly the cabin you like. If available, we will book your desired cabin with cabin number.

Dates & Prices

17. mar 2025 - 22. mar 2025 a-rosa bella from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

A-ROSA Donau Aussenkabine S

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

A-ROSA Donna Kabine mit Zusatzbett

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with panorama window. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Donaukreuzfahrt Kabine A-ROSA

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Donaukreuzfahrt A-ROSA Kabine

17. Mar 2025 - 22. Mar 2025 A-ROSA RIVA from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp

A-ROSA Donau Aussenkabine S

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin with panorama window. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, fly screen, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Donaukreuzfahrt Kabine A-ROSA

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, fly screen, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Donaukreuzfahrt A-ROSA Kabine

21. Mar 2025 - 26. Mar 2025 A-ROSA MIA from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp

A-ROSA Donau Aussenkabine S

22. Mar 2025 - 27. Mar 2025 A-ROSA BELLA from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp

22. mar 2025 - 27. mar 2025 a-rosa riva from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 24. mar 2025 - 29. mar 2025 a-rosa flora from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp.

A-Rosa Silva Kabine S

Generously sizes and comfortable family cabins with two extra beds. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

A-ROSA Donau Familienkabine

Generously sized Junior Suite with Juliette balcony, sofa, spacious bathroom and walk-in closet. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Additional services: check-in and personal welcome from 12.00 h, Suite cocktail with the hotel manager, room service, free use of the mini bar, fresh flowers and fruit, laundry and ironing service, butler service.

2-bed junior suite E, A-ROSA FLORA

Generously sized Balcony Suite with balcony, sofa, bathroom with daylight and walk-in closet. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Additional services: check-in and personal welcome from 12.00 h, Suite cocktail with the hotel manager, room service, free use of the mini bar, fresh flowers and fruit, laundry and ironing service, butler service.

A-Rosa Silva Suite

26. Mar 2025 - 31. Mar 2025 A-ROSA MIA from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp

27. mar 2025 - 01. apr 2025 a-rosa bella from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 27. mar 2025 - 01. apr 2025 a-rosa riva from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 29. mar 2025 - 03. apr 2025 a-rosa flora from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 31. mar 2025 - 05. apr 2025 a-rosa mia from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 01. apr 2025 - 06. apr 2025 a-rosa bella from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 01. apr 2025 - 06. apr 2025 a-rosa riva from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 03. apr 2025 - 08. apr 2025 a-rosa flora from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 05. apr 2025 - 10. apr 2025 a-rosa donna from € 898 pp select cabin from € 898 pp.

A-ROSA Donna Kabine

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin with panorama window. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

A-ROSA Donna Kabine

05. Apr 2025 - 10. Apr 2025 A-ROSA MIA from € 898 pp select cabin from € 898 pp

06. jul 2025 - 11. jul 2025 a-rosa flora from € 1,098 pp select cabin from € 1,098 pp, 25. jul 2025 - 30. jul 2025 a-rosa flora from € 1,098 pp select cabin from € 1,098 pp, 14. sep 2025 - 19. sep 2025 a-rosa flora from € 1,098 pp select cabin from € 1,098 pp, 23. oct 2025 - 28. oct 2025 a-rosa donna from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 23. oct 2025 - 28. oct 2025 a-rosa mia from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 26. oct 2025 - 31. oct 2025 a-rosa bella from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 26. oct 2025 - 31. oct 2025 a-rosa riva from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 28. oct 2025 - 02. nov 2025 a-rosa donna from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 28. oct 2025 - 02. nov 2025 a-rosa mia from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 31. oct 2025 - 05. nov 2025 a-rosa bella from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 31. oct 2025 - 05. nov 2025 a-rosa flora from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 31. oct 2025 - 05. nov 2025 a-rosa riva from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 02. nov 2025 - 07. nov 2025 a-rosa donna from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 02. nov 2025 - 07. nov 2025 a-rosa mia from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 05. nov 2025 - 10. nov 2025 a-rosa flora from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 07. nov 2025 - 12. nov 2025 a-rosa donna from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 07. nov 2025 - 12. nov 2025 a-rosa mia from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 10. nov 2025 - 15. nov 2025 a-rosa flora from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 15. nov 2025 - 20. nov 2025 a-rosa flora from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, 20. nov 2025 - 25. nov 2025 a-rosa flora from € 798 pp select cabin from € 798 pp, arrival & hotel, suitable accommodation for their arrival and departure.

You want a relaxed arrival and departure? Then choose one of these hotels! Your advantage: You arrive already one or two days before disembarkation and can consciously look forward to the journey with A-ROSA. Or you can let your vacation come to an end in a very juicy way before you start your journey home. All hotels are personally and carefully selected by us to round off your vacation.

Appartementhotel Rivers 2025 from € 98 pp

The hotel is located in the ‘Innstadt‘, which is part of the newly developed district ‘InnViertel‘ of Passau. The hotel offers two and three-room appartments. You can reach within walking distance (approx. 10 minutes) the pedestrian area and the old town with the university and Stephen’s cathedral. A parking lot in the underground car park can be booked additionally for a surcharge per night. Each appartments is equipped with the following facilities: air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV, safe, kitchenette, spacious bathroom with underfloor heating, towel dryer, shower (some rooms with a bathtub), hairdryer, make-up mirror, toilet. The hotel has also a lift.

Included services Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Appartementhotel Rivers

2-Room-Apartment

Double occupancy

€ 98   pp

Single occupancy on request

63  qm

for up to 2 persons

3-Room-Apartment

€ 108   pp

3-person occupancy

€ 88   pp

4-person occupancy

€ 78   pp

73  qm

with 2 bedrooms

for up to 4 persons

Hotel Atrium Garni 2025 from € 78 pp

This modern hotel in Passau is located in quiet green surroundings just 200 m from the Danube and 500 m from the town centre on the other side of the river. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival in the light-filled lobby, by the palms on the terrace or in your comfortable hotel room. The hotel bar is open in the evenings. Alternatively, you can enjoy complete relaxation in the spa, which offers a Finnish sauna, a steam room, a whirlpool and an infrared sauna. Free Internet access and a bottle of mineral water are available in each room. For luggage and passenger transfers to / from the A-ROSA transfer in Passau (distance from / to hotel approx. 1–2 km) we recommend a taxi.

Hotel Atrium Garni

Standard Room

Single occupancy

€ 118   pp

Comfort Room

€ 128   pp

Luxury Room

€ 148   pp

Hotel Passauer Wolf Garni 2025 from € 78 pp

Located in a historical building dating back to the 14th century, Hotel Passauer Wolf has a very special atmosphere. Yet the hotel also meets state-of-the-art standards from extensive refurbishment in 2009. The fantastic location in the middle of the old town, right between the cathedral and the pedestrian zone, makes the hotel a perfect starting point for sightseeing and shopping. Enjoy your complimentary welcome drink at the bar or in your comfortably furnished room. Then relax in the hotel spa’s whirlpool and sauna. Use of the spa is included in the booking price. Free Internet access and a bottle of mineral water are available in each room. For luggage and passenger transfers to / from the A-ROSA transfer in Passau (distance from / to hotel approx. 1–2 km) we recommend a taxi.

Hotel Passauer Wolf Garni

Hotel Residenz Garni 2025 from € 78 pp

Hotel Residenz stands out with one of Passau’s top locations: right by the Danube, in the heart of Passau’s old town. All attractions are within easy walking distance. Rooms are modern and comfortable, the “Comfort” category and above have air conditioning. The hotel has five exclusive Suites or Junior Suites that are designed very differently. For prices and availability, please enquire when making your reservation. Soak up the hotel’s calm atmosphere by either relaxing in the small but comfortable sauna or listening to classical music with a glass of wine in the hotel’s very well-stocked library.

Danubeview Room

Hotel spitzberg garni 2025 from € 78 pp.

The Hotel Spitzberg is ideally located just 500 metres from the main railway station and the centre of Passau. The historic part of the house was built in the 19th century and has rooms with art nouveau stucco ceilings. In 2010, the hotel was reopened with completely new furnishings, new bathrooms, new reception, hotel bar and breakfast room to 4-star standard. The rooms are equipped with bathtub or shower/WC, satellite TV, minibar, safe and free WLAN.

Aussenansicht Spitzbergam Tag

Hotel Wesenufer 2025 from € 88 pp

Hotel Wesenufer is located right by the Danube in Wesenufer, which is near Engelhartszell (7 km) and Waldkirchen am Wesen (4 km). The nearest train station is Passau (37 km). The hotel building itself is more than 300 years old and was carefully renovated in 2008 and 2013. All rooms feature a modern interior design to make you feel at ease. The rooms – some of which have a balcony or terrace looking on to the Danube – are equipped with a flatscreen TV, free Wi-Fi, a phone, a safe, a minibar and a bathroom with a shower, toilet and hairdryer. The hotel also has three wheelchair-accessible rooms. Enjoy the view of the Danube from your terrace, the seasonal and regional meals in the Schloss restaurant, and the sauna and steam bath in the spa. Free parking is available on request. Guest and luggage transfer to and from the ship is available for a fee payable at the hotel. When booking, please inform the hotel of your requirements.

Note: Check-in on Sunday is only possible until 17:00. The restaurant is closed on Sunday evening.

Hotelzimmer Wesenufer

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Plush robes & slippers (upon request)

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Telephone, safe, refrigerator

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Danube Delights River Cruise

11 DAYS • 22 MEALS Experience everything the Danube River has to offer as you cruise through four countries. History comes to life on walking tours through medieval cities. Castles perched on hilltops; quaint villages along the shores; architectural masterpieces in ports of call and spectacular scenery around every bend of the river. Bustling, cosmopolitan cities and those filled with the charm of picturesque alleyways and cobblestoned lanes lined with shops and cafés. All of these delights await your discovery on this Danube River cruise.

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Day 1: Depart the USA

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary.

Day 2: Budapest, Hungary

Upon arrival, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to the ship, home for the next seven nights. The afternoon is at leisure to become acquainted with the ship or begin exploring the city on your own. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a traditional Hungarian dinner and authentic Hungarian folklore show onboard. Meal: D

EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show

Day 3: Budapest

Today’s included tour presents you with a fantastic opportunity to become acquainted with Hungary’s beautiful capital. See the Hungarian Parliament Building, Heroes’ Square, Andrassy Avenue – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Buda Castle District. Alternatively, enjoy a guided hike to Gellert Hill for a postcard-worthy panorama of the Danube banks. This afternoon, the ship departs for Bratislava. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Gellert Hill (instead of city tour)

Day 4: Bratislava, Slovakia

This morning, relax onboard as the ship sails to Bratislava. Witness Bratislava Castle, perched atop a hill, as you arrive into port. During the guided walking tour, meander through the heart of the city as you view the lavish Episcopal Summer Palace, the neo-Renaissance façade of the Slovak National Theater, and charming streets lined with quaint shops and cafés. Alternatively, choose to join the hike to the castle for a look around the gardens and overview of the Danube. This afternoon, a highlight of the day will be a home-hosted visit where you are treated to tasty homemade specialties in the home of local Slovakians. What a unique opportunity to meet the locals and learn about life in Slovakia! Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Bratislava Castle (instead of city tour) EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted coffee and cake with a local family DiscoverMORE: Carpathian wine route (additional expense) instead of included city tour

Day 5: Vienna, Austria

Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music and world-famous art exhibitions. Today you have a choice of activities: explore Austria’s art history on an included tour featuring a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in the country and one of the most important museums in the world. OR, explore on two wheels with a bike ride along the river, arriving at Danube Island. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour (instead of city tour) DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (additional expense)

Day 6: Dürnstein

This morning sail along the river and through the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau Valley en route to Dürnstein. Enjoy time at leisure in this charming village, known as “The Pearl of the Wachau Valley”. This afternoon, depart on a guided tour of Gottweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most important Benedictine abbeys. Sitting atop a hill near Krems, this architectural treasure overlooks the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau Valley. Alternatively, cycle past the terraced vineyards and castles as you join a guided bike tour. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE*: Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle EmeraldACTIVE*: Guided bike tour along the Danube

*the EmeraldACTIVE events overlap; only one can be selected

Day 7: Passau, Germany

After a relaxing morning onboard, the ship arrives in Passau where cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you. On an included walking tour of this city on the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleyways and see its noteworthy architecture. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest pipe organ with more than 17,000 pipes. After a bit of free time, return to the ship for a leisurely sailing along the river to Regensburg. Meals: B, L, D

DiscoverMORE*: Excursion to the Bavarian Forest (additional expense) DiscoverMORE*: Visit to Schuetz Museum Engelhartszell (additional expense) EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour along the River Inn (instead of included city tour)

*the DiscoverMORE’s overlap; only one can be selected

Day 8: Regensburg

A morning arrival in Regensburg brings you to one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities and home to one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. As a local guide leads you through cobblestone lanes on a walking tour, discover the UNESCO World Heritage city center and see many of the city’s architectural highlights. Enjoy a Bavarian sausage tasting during the tour for a real ‘taste’ of local life! Alternatively, join a bike tour to the Walhalla Monument, towering high above the slopes of the Danube. The site affords a fascinating view of the surrounding landscape and the river below. This evening, a traditional Bavarian band performs onboard. The ship remains docked in Regensburg overnight. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE: Bike tour to Walhalla Monument (instead of included tour) EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Bavarian Band onboard

Day 9: Regensburg – Prague, Czech Republic

After breakfast, say goodbye to your Captain and crew as you disembark your ship and depart by motorcoach for Prague, Czech Republic. Upon arrival, free time for lunch on your own, followed by an included city tour highlighting the famous sites of this beautiful city. The heart of the city is discovered on foot. See Old Town Square with its historic astronomical clock, and the medieval Charles Bridge. The tour concludes at the hotel with the evening at leisure. Meal: B

Day 10: Prague

Your final day is left free of planned activities for your independent exploration of Prague. Or, if you choose, join the morning optional excursion to Terezin Concentration Camp. Meal: B

DiscoverMORE: Terezin Concentration Camp (additional expense)

Day 11: Prague / USA

Bid a fond farewell to Europe and return home with wonderful memories of life-enriching experiences from your cruise along the Danube River. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

EXCEPTIONAL INCLUSIONS

  • 22 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Visit five countries
  • Seven-night cruise in a suite or stateroom of your choice onboard the vessel
  • All gratuities included
  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew
  • Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment
  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Personal listening device for excursions
  • All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine
  • Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners
  • Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore
  • All port charges included
  • Two-night hotel stay and touring in Prague, Czech Republic

CRUISE & HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 2 through 8 – aboard an Emerald Cruises Star-ship Days 9 and 10 – Hotel Jalta or similar, Prague, Czech Republic Pre-cruise hotel stay available in Budapest. Call for details.

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July 10, 2024 (Budapest > Prague) Priced from $5,129

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Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck $5,129 per person twin / Single room add $3,589

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck $5,185 per person twin / Single room add $3,629

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck $5,999 per person twin / Single room add $4,199

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck $6,049 per person twin / Single room add $4,239

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck $6,375 per person twin / Single room add $4,559

Grand Balcony Suite (Cat. S) – Horizon Deck $7,025 per person twin

Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck $7,565 per person twin

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September 21, 2024 (Budapest > Prague) Priced from $5,129

October 10, 2024 (budapest > prague) priced from $5,129, october 15, 2024 (prague > budapest) priced from $5,129, june 14, 2025 (budapest > prague) priced from $5,389, free airfare from anywhere in the contiguous united states..

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck $5,389 per person twin / Single room add $3,775

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck $5,445 per person twin / Single room add $3,815

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck $6,299 per person twin / Single room add $4,409

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck $6,355 per person twin / Single room add $4,449

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck $6,695 per person twin / Single room add $4,689

Grand Balcony Suite (Cat. S) – Horizon Deck $7,379 per person twin

Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck $7,945 per person twin

June 19, 2025 (Prague > Budapest) Priced from $5,389

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32m² / 344ft²

Suite inclusions.

  • Private Verandah
  • Luxury king size Scenic Slumber Bed
  • Separate sleep zone
  • Separate lounge area
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and vanity
  • Luxury bathroom amenities
  • Advanced Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning system (HVAC) provides 100% fresh air
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • In-suite beverage service
  • In-suite dining service
  • Full mini-bar re-stocked daily
  • Personalised butler bar featuring Illy coffee and specialty teas (replenished daily)
  • HDTV entertainment system

Standard Suite | Jewel Deck

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  • Luxury queen size slumber bed
  • Marble bathrooms
  • Pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system
  • Complimentary movies on demand
  • In room safe
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone
  • International power sockets
  • Luxurious bathroom amenities
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Shoeshine and valet service

Royal One-Bedroom Suite RP | Diamond Deck

Royal One-Bedroom Suite RP

  • Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Marble bathrooms with upgraded bathroom amenities
  • Mac-mini infotainment system with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, alarm clock, telephone, In room safe
  • Unlimited complimentary laundry service
  • Daily delivery of personalised savoury and sweet canapes or fruit
  • Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne (750ml)
  • Morning delivery of newspapers
  • Beverage and meal service in your private suite
  • Packing and unpacking your luggage
  • €200 per suite on board credit for use in the Wellness Centre
  • Private transfers in Europe*
  • Exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive
  • Priority dining reservations

Royal Balcony Suite R | Diamond Deck

Royal Balcony Suite R

Deluxe Balcony Suite PD | Diamond Deck

Deluxe Balcony Suite BD

  • Marble bathrooms with luxurious bathroom amenities
  • Complimentary laundry concierge
  • Beverage service in your private suite

Balcony Suite | Diamond Deck

Balcony Suite C

  • Complimentary laundry concierge plus two pieces of pressed clothing daily
  • Exclusive invitation to Table La Rive on cruises 10 nights or longer

Deluxe Balcony Suite BD | Sapphire Deck

Balcony suite | sapphire deck, riverview suite | horizon deck.

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  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system
  • Separate bedroom and lounge area
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Complimentary in-suite mini- bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Four items of laundry per day
  • Complimentary water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Use of an iPad
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Individual climate control
  • Personal safe
  • Walking sticks

Panorama Balcony Suite | Horizon and Vista Deck

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  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • Mini-bar available at own expense

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite | Horizon Deck

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Grand Balcony Suite | Horizon Deck

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  • Two items of laundry per day

Emerald Stateroom | Riviera Deck

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  • Picture window

Tour Activity Levels

Travelers should be in reasonably good health. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

This program is a leisurely pace with a minimal activity such as climbing stares, boarding the motorcoach, and walking within the hotels and ships.

Average physical activity on this program requires the stability to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, sometimes over uneven surfaces.

A blend of longer and shorter touring days with walking tours. Expect more of the tour to be over uneven surfaces and involve stairs.

Longer touring days with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the tour to be over uneven surfaces and involve stairs.

A more physical touring experience based on the destination. Involves longer waling tours, on uneven surfaces, ma involve inclines, stair climbing, windy or wet conditions at sites and periods of standing.. Expect some of the experiences to occur in the evening.

Oceanview Stateroom

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With a large ocean-view window and luxurious inclusions including Egyptian cotton bed linen and ESPA toiletries, this entry level stateroom will exceed expectations at every turn. Get ready for superb comfort, open views and exceptional value.

Between 182 sq ft and 204 sq ft

  • Ocean-view window
  • Magnificent position at the bow of the yacht
  • Complimentary mini bar, restocked daily
  • Coffee and tea-making facilitie

Balcony Suite

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Positioned on the Pool Deck and beautifully designed with luxury inclusions, the Deluxe Balcony Suites have a stylish bedroom, separate lounge and a secluded balcony. Enjoy a fruit platter on arrival along with tea and coffee-making facilities.

Between 285 sq ft and 306 sq ft

  • Private outdoor balcony
  • Located on the Observation and Panorama Decks
  • Coffee and tea-making facilities

Deluxe Balcony Suite

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Between 382 sq ft and 403 sq ft

  • Fruit platter on arrival
  • Room service available during meal times
  • Excellent location on the Pool Deck

Owners Suite

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With dazzling views and oversized proportions, the Owner’s Suite is the largest and most prestigious on board. Positioned on the Pool Deck, it boasts a vast private terrace where you can relax and soak up the scenery in style. Inside, there’s a separate bedroom, plush walk-in robe and lounge area.

Between 1,162 sq ft and 1,192 sq ft (includes outside terrace)

  • Your own private terrace
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Pre-dinner canapés
  • After-dinner sweets
  • Complimentary mini-bar, restocked daily
  • Four items laundered daily

Terrace Suite

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Our Terrace Suites, also among our most prestigious, have a roomy bedroom and large terrace, positioned at the back of the Panorama Deck. There’s plenty of room for relaxing on the terrace and there are key luxury inclusions: a pillow menu and laundering of two items of clothing for those special occasions on board.

Between 648 sq ft and 669 sq ft (includes outside terrace)

  • Two items laundered daily

Yacht Suite

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Relish the sea breeze and the sensational views from the generous private terrace of your Yacht Suite, positioned just aft of the Observation Deck. This spacious suite is one of the most opulent and has a walk-in wardrobe, plush bed and plenty of luxury inclusions such as a complimentary bottle of Champagne.

Between 700 sq ft and 721 sq ft (includes outside terrace)

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More features, services and excursions included.

One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call

Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner

24-hour specialty coffees, teas  & bottled water

Port taxes & fees

Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

Visits to UNESCO Sites

Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances

Your Stateroom Includes:

River-view stateroom

Bottled water replenished daily

110/220 volt outlets

Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows

Private bathroom with shower, heated floor & anti-fog mirror

Premium Freyja® toiletries

Plush robes & slippers (upon request)

40" or 42" flat-screen Sony® TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX & more

Telephone, safe, refrigerator

Individual climate control

*All amenities on board Viking Longships; amenities vary on other ships.

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2024-2026 RIVER CRUISE AND AIR FARES:  Offer applies to bookings made from June 1-30, 2024. Terms & conditions for select promotions may vary. $25 deposit is applicable to all River itineraries. Special fares plus up to FREE International airfare valid on select departures of Grand European Tour, Lyon Provence & the Rhineland, European Sojourn and Capitals of Eastern Europe, Paris to the Swiss Alps, Cities of Light, London DDAY & Paris, Rhine & Main Explorer . Airfares may vary on other gateways & departures. Airfare does not have to be purchased to get cruise\cruisetour offer. All prices are in US dollars and for US residents only. Additional restrictions may apply. 2024 : Pay in full by June 30, 2024 or at time of booking if within 120 days of departure. 2025 : Pay in full by August 31, 2024. 2026 : Pay in full by February 15, 2025. Offers expires June 30, 2024.

$25 DEPOSIT:  For itineraries 35 days or less, a $25 deposit applies to November 2024 & onward departures; for itineraries greater than 35 days, a $25 deposit applies to January 2025 & onward departures; World Cruise products excluded; call for details.

AIR UPGRADE:  Upgrade to Premium Economy air from $799 per person or Business Class air from $3,499 per person based on select gateways and dates. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply; for more information visit  Airline Luggage Restrictions  . Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date and include transfers plus all government taxes/fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until full payment of air is received. For more information about customized air services and US gateways, visit the Viking Air Plus page.

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS:   Cruise fares listed are cruise only in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and for US residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. All fares and offers are for new bookings made June 1—June 30 2024, are subject to availability; may not combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Credit and Viking Referral Rewards. Special cruise fares are based upon published full cruise fares; cruise fares do not include prepaid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the  Passenger Ticket Contract  which may be viewed elsewhere on this website. Full cruise fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all stateroom categories and may not have been in effect during the last 90 days. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Air promotion applies to economy, roundtrip flights only from select Viking River Cruises US gateways and includes airport-to-ship or hotel transfers, air taxes and air fuel surcharges. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. For up-to-date prices, please call Viking or your Travel Agent. The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking Cruises, as are any additional charges relating to currency fluctuation other than for fully paid cruise fares and full fares, which fluctuations are beyond our control. All fares include cruise taxes, port taxes and fees. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the  Passenger Ticket Contract  .

AIR OFFER RESTRICTIONS:  Offer expires June 30, 2024. Note: U.S. flights depart one day prior to check-in date. Paid Business or Premium Economy Class may require travel in economy on flights within North America or Europe. Premium economy is limited to specific airlines and we may not be able to accommodate based on aircraft type and availability. Roundtrip airport transfers are included when air is purchased with a cruise or cruisetour package; if air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. All transfers must be in conjunction with a Viking-purchased cruise, cruisetour, land extension or extra hotel nights. Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date and include transfers plus all government taxes/fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until full payment of air is received.

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Byron and Dana Dooley transitioned from high tech in 2001 to follow their passions in wine and chocolate. He studied enology and viticulture at Napa Valley College, interned for a respected Pinot noir producer in Sonoma, planted a small vineyard on Howell Mountain in Napa, and produced wine from that vineyard. After Byron earned his winemaking degree, he and Dana were drawn to Oregon’s Willamette Valley for its beauty, climate, and remarkable Pinot noir. In 2004, they purchased and planted the 12-acre Luminous Hills Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, a property once owned by Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple Computers.

Between 2004 and 2023, in addition to producing wines from the Luminous Hills Vineyard, Byron worked with many growers and sources of Pinot noir from distinctive vineyards within the sub-AVAs of the Willamette Valley, producing single vineyard Pinot noirs, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling with a focus on site characteristics as well as blends that capture the broader expression of each vintage in the Willamette Valley. Byron also made many wines from the Columbia Valley (both Oregon and Washington) from sources that are ideal for the warm weather varietals he also loves, including Bordeaux varietals, Rhone varietals, and many others. In 2023, Byron retired from the winemaking side of the industry to focus on farming, travel and exploration of wine. While he may not be making wine presently, the passion for the old-world wines that led him to his Seven of Hearts project remains. This trip is an opportunity to focus on, explore and share more of the wines of the old world that he loves and that took him on the marvelous 20 year journey of his second career.

You’re invited! Join Byron & Dana Dooley aboard AmaLea , one of Europe’s grandest river ships. For this voyage Byron will select superb European wines for his lectures and paired dinners, with a focus on vintages from Germany, Czech Republic, Austria & Hungary .

This is a special cruise down the Blue Danube , from Vilshofen Bavaria to Budapest Hungary . There’s also a special 3-night pre-cruise tour of delightful Prague , capital of the Czech Republic, a beautiful city never destroyed during WWII.

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Please note: This Romantic Danube Cruise 2025 (hosted by Seven of Hearts) wine tasting tour is created by our tour operator, Expanding Horizons of Tustin, CA in conjunction with AmaWaterways. This is the most popular river cruise itinerary in Europe and will sell out. The pre and/or post-cruise tour program may contain private meals, tours and/or visits to attractions. These additional services are exclusive to guests on this cruise who book their reservations with Expanding Horizons. Persons booking with alternative travel agencies will not be included in these activities.

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Sibenik, Split

After breakfast, enjoy a walk through the historic town of Sibenik. Wander through the well-preserved, white-walled Old Town with your guide. Arrive in Split later this afternoon and set out on a guided walk through the town, exploring the Palace of Diocletian. Your ship will moor close to town in the evening, giving you the chance to enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants located on the picturesque Riva Promenade.

Vis, Korcula

On arrival at the Croatian island of Vis, disembark to explore this remote and largely untouched natural beauty during a scenic drive around the island. Return to the ship for lunch before sailing to Korcula. Join a local guide to explore the city’s maze of cobblestone medieval streets and elegant squares, flanked by palaces of the old nobility. This Old Town may not be as well-known as Dubrovnik, but this destination is every bit as rewarding for those lucky enough to visit. Your ship moors near the town overnight, meaning you can enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants.

Korcula, Badija, Dubrovnik

Stop at the idyllic island of Badija for a swim in the warm azure waters of the Adriatic Sea before continuing to Dubrovnik. Spend the afternoon on a guided walk through the unrivalled ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, the medieval Old Town of Dubrovnik. A guided tour of Dubrovnik’s World Heritage-listed fortress begins at the impressive Pile Gate, which has stood guard at the entry of this unique walled city for centuries. Within the ancient fortifications, wander through narrow limestone alleys and marble-paved boulevards to see the grand Gothic-Renaissance Rector’s Palace, the Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries, and the inspiring Sponza Palace before returning to your ship later this evening for a Farewell Dinner on board.

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Your Croatia Coastal Cruise draws to its conclusion after breakfast this morning with a transfer to the airport for your included flight to Munich. You will be met and transferred to your river ship, docked on the Danube River.

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In the beautiful city of Passau, enjoy a guided walking tour, taking in the historic sites as you roam the cobblestone lanes of the Altstadt.

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River Cruise Guide for Seniors Along the Danube and Rhine

W elcome to our guide on river cruising, specially designed for seniors who love to travel! River cruises are a great way for seniors to see beautiful places comfortably and easily. They are perfect if you don’t like the trouble of packing and unpacking a lot. In this guide, we talk about two famous European rivers: the Danube and the Rhine. These cruises for seniors will show you lovely views and old cities and make sure you’re comfortable the whole time. Whether you travel a lot or this is your first cruise, this guide will show you why river cruises are great for seniors. Sit back, relax, and join us as we explore why a Danube and Rhine river cruise is a wonderful choice for seniors.

Why Choose a River Cruise for Seniors?

For seniors looking for a memorable travel experience, river cruises are an excellent choice. Unlike ocean cruises, river cruises offer a more intimate and relaxed journey. They typically host fewer passengers, which means more personal attention and less crowding. This is especially appealing to seniors who value comfort and a peaceful environment.

One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the scenic and gentle nature of the journey. These cruises glide along historic waterways, offering stunning views of landscapes, quaint villages, and iconic cities. The slower pace of river cruising is perfect for seniors who want to enjoy their travel without feeling rushed. It’s an effortless way to see multiple destinations while enjoying the luxury of staying in one place.

Moreover, river cruises are known for their accessibility. The smaller size of river ships means easier navigation for seniors, with fewer stairs and more convenient access to all areas of the vessel. This accessibility extends to shore excursions as well, which are often tailored to be senior-friendly.

Finally, river cruises provide an enriching cultural experience. From onboard lectures about local history and culture to excursions that take you into the heart of each destination, these cruises offer a deeper understanding and appreciation of the places visited. It’s not just a journey; it’s an immersive cultural experience, making it an ideal choice for seniors eager to explore and learn.

River cruises offer seniors a comfortable, scenic, and culturally rich travel experience perfectly suited to their pace and interests.

Exploring the Danube River

The Danube River, Europe’s second-longest river, is a treasure trove of experiences for senior travelers. Flowing through ten countries, it offers a unique blend of natural beauty, historical richness, and cultural diversity. A cruise along the Danube is not just a journey through a scenic waterway; it’s a passage through centuries of history and culture.

For seniors embarking on a Danube River cruise, the experience begins with the breathtaking landscapes. The river meanders through rolling hills, vineyards, and dramatic cliffs, offering ever-changing vistas that are easily enjoyed from the comfort of the ship. This serene setting is perfect for those who wish to relax and soak in the natural beauty of a tranquil environment.

As the cruise progresses, a series of enchanting cities and towns unfold along the banks.

Vienna , the city of music, enchants with its imperial architecture and classical concerts – a treat for seniors who appreciate the finer arts.

In Budapest , the stunning Hungarian capital split by the river, you can witness the majestic Parliament building, especially captivating when lit up at night. Bratislava, with its charming old town and laid-back atmosphere, offers a quieter but equally rewarding experience.

For history enthusiasts, the Danube River cruise is a journey back in time. Visit ancient fortresses like Devin Castle near Bratislava, or explore the Roman ruins in Viminacium, near Belgrade. Each site tells a story that enriches the travel experience.

The Danube also presents a culinary journey. Seniors can indulge in local flavors, tasting dishes that have been perfected over generations. From the hearty goulash of Hungary to Austria’s famous pastries, each region offers its own culinary delights. Additionally, wine lovers will appreciate the fine wines produced in the Wachau Valley, renowned for its vineyards.

Each stop along the Danube offers leisurely-paced excursions, ensuring senior travelers can explore comfortably at their own pace. These excursions often include guided tours with knowledgeable guides who provide insights into the local history and culture, making the experience both enjoyable and educational.

The Danube River cruise for seniors is a splendid blend of natural beauty, historical exploration, and cultural immersion. It’s a journey that satisfies the soul and sparks the imagination, leaving travelers with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Exploring the Rhine River

A cruise along the Rhine River is a journey through the heart of Europe, offering senior travelers an enchanting mix of fairy-tale landscapes, medieval castles, and vibrant cultural centers. Stretching from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea, the Rhine passes through a variety of stunning landscapes and historic cities, making it a prime destination for a leisurely and enriching cruise experience.

As seniors embark on a Rhine River cruise, they are greeted by the picturesque beauty of the river’s banks. The Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is particularly breathtaking with its steep vineyards, quaint villages, and numerous castles perched on hillsides. This section, often referred to as the Romantic Rhine truly captures the essence of a storybook in Europe.

The cities along the Rhine are equally captivating. Cologne, with its iconic twin-spired cathedral, is a must-visit for its rich history and vibrant atmosphere. Strasbourg, in the Alsace region, is enchanted with its blend of French and German cultures, showcased in its architecture, cuisine, and unique Alsatian wines. Basel, known for its art and culture, offers a more laid-back experience, ideal for seniors who appreciate the quieter side of city life.

Historical exploration is a significant aspect of the Rhine cruise. The region is dotted with castles and fortresses that date back to the Middle Ages, like the imposing Marksburg Castle and the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. These sites provide a window into the past and are often accompanied by fascinating stories and legends.

The Rhine also offers a culinary journey that appeals to senior travelers. From the hearty German cuisine and world-class Rieslings to the delicate flavors of Alsace, each region along the river offers its own gastronomic delights. Many cruises include onboard tastings and themed dinners, providing a taste of local flavors in a comfortable setting.

Moreover, the pace of a Rhine cruise is particularly suitable for seniors. With options for leisurely strolls in port towns and relaxed sightseeing tours, travelers can explore at a comfortable pace. The accessibility of these tours ensures that the beauty and culture of the Rhine are easily enjoyed by all.

In summary, a Rhine River cruise presents a wonderful combination of scenic beauty, historical exploration, and cultural immersion. It’s an ideal choice for senior travelers seeking a relaxing yet enriching European adventure.

8 Must-Haves for Your River Cruise

Embarking on a river cruise, especially for seniors, calls for thoughtful preparation to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Here are some must-haves that you should consider packing for your Danube or Rhine river cruise:

  • Comfortable Footwear: As you’ll likely be exploring a lot during port stops, comfortable walking shoes are essential. Opt for sturdy, non-slip shoes that can handle cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces.
  • Layered Clothing: Weather can be unpredictable, especially when cruising along European rivers. Pack lightweight, layered clothing that can easily be added or removed. Include a waterproof jacket for unexpected rain showers.
  • Binoculars : To fully appreciate the scenic vistas along the rivers, a pair of binoculars is a great accessory. They’re perfect for viewing architectural details of distant castles or spotting wildlife along the riverbanks.
  • Medications and Health Supplies: Apart from your prescription medications, bring along basic health supplies like pain relievers, band-aids, and any daily vitamins. Also, consider seasickness remedies if you’re prone to motion sickness, though river cruises are generally very smooth.
  • Portable Power Bank: A power bank is handy for long days out when you might need to charge your phone or camera.
  • Travel Documents and Currency: Keep your passport, travel insurance information, and any necessary visas easily accessible. Also, carry some local currency for small purchases ashore, as some smaller shops may not accept credit cards.
  • Sun Protection: Sunglasses, sunhat, and sunscreen are crucial, especially during the summer months, to protect against the sun’s rays while you’re enjoying the deck or on excursions.
  • Camera : Don’t forget your camera or smartphone to capture memorable landscapes and historic sights.

Packing these essentials will help ensure that your river cruise experience is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, letting you focus on the beauty and culture of the Danube and Rhine rivers.

Choosing the Right Cruise for Seniors

Selecting the right river cruise is key to ensuring a fulfilling and comfortable experience, especially for senior travelers. When considering a cruise along the Danube or Rhine, there are several factors to keep in mind:

Cruise Line and Ship Size:

Different cruise lines cater to varying preferences and styles. Some offer a more luxurious experience, while others focus on cultural immersion. Smaller ships often provide a more intimate and personalized experience, which can be ideal for seniors seeking a relaxed pace and easy accessibility.

Cabin Comfort and Accessibility:

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Consider the layout and facilities of the cabins. For seniors, it’s important to choose a cabin that is easily accessible, preferably without many stairs. Some ships offer cabins specifically designed for seniors or those with mobility issues, featuring wider doorways and walk-in showers.

Itinerary and Duration:

Look at the itinerary closely. Some cruises might be more port-intensive, with daily stops and excursions, while others offer more days at sea for relaxation. Depending on your stamina and interest, choose an itinerary that balances sightseeing with downtime. Duration is also a key consideration – shorter cruises might be a better fit for those who tire easily.

Pace of Activities:

Check the type and pace of activities offered. Many river cruises offer a range of excursion options, from leisurely walking tours to more active adventures. Ensure that there are activities suited to your comfort level and interests.

Medical Facilities and Services:

Confirm the availability of medical services onboard. While river cruises are generally safe, having medical support readily available provides peace of mind, especially for those with health concerns.

Dining Options:

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Consider the dining arrangements. Look for cruises that offer flexible dining times and a variety of meal options, catering to different dietary needs and preferences.

Reviews and Recommendations:

Finally, read reviews and seek recommendations from other senior travelers. Personal experiences can provide valuable insights into what to expect and help you make an informed decision.

Senior travelers can choose a river cruise that not only meets their needs but also provides an enriching and enjoyable experience along the Danube and Rhine rivers considering these factors.

Making the Most of Your River Cruise Experience

To truly enjoy your Danube or Rhine river cruise, embrace every moment. Engage with fellow travelers and share stories; these interactions often enhance the travel experience. Participate in onboard activities and attend educational talks to deepen your understanding of the regions you’re visiting.

Don’t hesitate to spend some quiet time on the deck, soaking in the scenic landscapes and peaceful ambiance of the river. Remember, the beauty of a river cruise lies not just in the destinations but in the journey itself. So, relax, stay present, and savor the unique experiences your river cruise offers.

A river cruise along the Danube or Rhine offers seniors a wonderful blend of comfort, adventure, and cultural enrichment. It’s a chance to explore Europe’s heart in a way that’s both relaxing and engaging. So, embark on this journey and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book a river cruise . 

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    A cruise on the Danube River takes you through lush valleys filed with vineyards, castles, and some of Europe's most culturally rich cities. Extending from southern Germany's Black Forest and 1,777 miles later emptying into the Black Sea, the Danube River is the second-longest river in Europe meandering through or bordering 10 countries including Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia ...

  14. Danube River Cruise: Danube Discovery 2025

    Highlights of the Danube River Cruise On the Danube you'll find the city of your dreams. And then another one. And another. From Passau to Wachau, Vienna, Bratislava, Krems, Melk and Linz to Passau. ... Discounts for bookings made until 30 November 2024 and Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 28 February 2025 for cruises from ...

  15. Lüftner Cruises: 2025

    2024. Passau Passau. 8 Days. Journey to the heart of the once-illustrious Habsburg monarchy, along the fabled Danube River. Explore the art and culture of historic Europe as your vessel travels through four countries filled with spectacular scenery. Visit grand European cities like Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest and admire the beauty of UNESCO ...

  16. Danube River Cruises 2024 / 2025

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  18. Romantic Danube

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  19. Danube Delights River Cruise 2025 Budapest to Prague

    2025 Budapest > Prague | Price from $5389. 11 DAYS • 22 MEALS Experience everything the Danube River has to offer as you cruise through four countries. History comes to life on walking tours through medieval cities. Castles perched on hilltops; quaint villages along the shores; architectural masterpieces in ports of call and spectacular ...

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  22. 15 day, Adriatic and Danube Jewels, River Cruise, Zagreb to Budapest

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  23. 2025 Blue Danube Discovery

    A family-owned company since 2002, award-winning AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 28 ships sailing through Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. 'Ama' means love - and we put love in everything we do, from our exquisite locally-sourced cuisine to our variety of included shore excursions in every port to our warm, personalized service. We are also proud of our innovations ...

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  26. 2025 Legendary Danube

    A family-owned company since 2002, award-winning AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 28 ships sailing through Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. 'Ama' means love - and we put love in everything we do, from our exquisite locally-sourced cuisine to our variety of included shore excursions in every port to our warm, personalized service. We are also proud of our innovations ...

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