A cruise along the Danube River will feature monasteries, gardens, quaint villages or castles, and it is considered to be one of the most romantic cruises in the world. The Danube River will run through over 300 tributaries and will touch various portions of 18 countries in Europe, including Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia or Romania. A wide variety of river cruise companies will provide Danube River cruises of different length, route or theme for the entire year. Among the famous cruise tours along the Danube River are the Christmas market cruise tours from November and December.
A Taste of the Danube Cruise Tour – Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways will provide a 4-night/5-day cruise tour along the Danube River between Budapest and Vienna. This cruise tour on board the Avalon Tapestry will feature various visits to Bratislava, which will sit at the foot of the Carpathian mountains and will boast the Gothic cathedral and the Old Town; Durnstein and Melk in Austria, which are home of Benedictine Abbey, one of the largest monasteries of Europe. Complimentary private cruises will also be provided in most of the ports. Various options pre-cruise land stays will be provided in Budapest, while passengers may opt to spend even more time in Vienna. The innovations of Avalon Tapestry will include leaving the dining room and the lounge in front and placement of the ship`s bridge at the rear.
5301 South Federal Circle Littleton
(877) 797 8791
Christmas Markets Danube River Cruise – Gate 1 Travel
November and December cruise tours will take passengers on the Danube River to some of the traditional Christmas markets of Europe. This cruise company will provide a 6-night Christmas Markets Danube cruise tour on board Amadeus Royal from Nuremberg to Vienna. A day will be spent in Nuremberg, which is home of the Justice Plaza and Imperial Castle, where war criminals in 1946 were tried. Other various ports of call will include Regensburg, where passengers will be able to see one of the oldest bridges of stone along the Danube River, and Passau, where Danube, Inn or Iiz rivers meet. In most of the ports of this route, passengers will be able to visit Christmas markets which sell toys or handmade gifts. After sailing the stunning Wachau Valley, the boat will arrive in Vienna, where it will spend a full day and will disembark the next morning. This historic rich city will boast the famous Ringstrasse, its major boulevard; the popular Rathaus Christmas Market; and the Hofsberg Imperial Palace. The Amadeus Royal will feature a sun deck, walking track, library, putting greet and splash pool. It includes 68 staterooms and 4 suites; some of these will feature French balconies as well.
Gate 1 Travel
455 Maryland Drive Ft.
(800) 682 333
Winter on the Danube River Cruise – Viking River Cruises
Viking River Cruises will provide many Danube River cruise tours different in length or routes. One very interesting cruise package is the Winter on the Danube cruise from Nuremberg and Budapest. The 8-night cruise on board Viking Danube will feature various stops in Regensburg and Passau, which is home of the well known Glass Museum, and Melk, Durnstein and Linz. A highlight in Vienna will be the classic winter ride to beautiful Vienna Woods. The cruise tour will include some private tours as well. Post-cruise package may be available in Budapest. The Viking Danube can carry up to 150 passengers and includes a sun deck, swimming pool, bar, lounge and spa.
Viking River Cruises
5700 Canoga Ave.
(800) 304 9616