Through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, with stops in quaint towns and iconic cities throughout Slovakia and Hungary, it’ll be hard not to fall in love with this river cruise along the Danube River. 

From beautiful architecture to abounding countryside and dynamic cities, this Danube River Cruise is a must to see Austria’s striking beauty, Budapest’s shining city and all the splendid spots between on your European river cruise holiday of a lifetime.

Melk, Austria

Ornate architecture and scenic splendours awaken the imagination and the senses in Melk. Situated west of Vienna, there’s much to be explored here. Start with a morning guided sightseeing tour of Melk’s 11th century Benedictine Abbey, where you can explore its frescoes, statues, library and spectacular pipe organ in the monastery’s lofty perch above the Danube.

When you arrive back on the ship, make the most of the surrounding landscapes from the Sky Deck – you’ll see inspiring views of the Wachau Valley and the wine regions.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Castles, vineyards and cosmopolitan culture. Embark on your adventure of Slovakia’s capital with a walk around the Old Town’s cobblestone streets to the town hall. Then visit the gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral, Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church.

To see the city from a different perspective, take a bicycle and pack a picnic to explore the local sights along the Danube.

Budapest, Hungary

The pearl of the Danube in the heart of Europe, Hungary’s capital Budapest is as charming as they come. Be sure to tick off all of the big sites in the city including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

Pro Tip: Be sure to savour a piece of cream cake in one of the city’s many cafes.

Interested in experiencing a Taste of the Danube for yourself? Check out the 4-day river cruise itinerary here.

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