The captivating wonders and elegant cities of Austria play out beautifully on the Danube River. This 8-day river cruise between Budapest and Passau provides the perfect showcase — from Vienna to the Wachau Valley.
For those yearning to discover the beautiful alpine scenery and rich heritage cities of Austria, our Danube Explorer river cruise provides a timeless and elegant way to experience the country.
Flowing from west to east through Austria’s beautiful northern regions, the Danube provides effortless passage between historic towns and cities like Passau, Melk and Vienna, whilst showcasing the captivating beauty of the Wachau Valley.
Your journey begins in the east, in the beautiful Hungarian capital of Budapest, and sees you travel upstream into Austria, lingering for a two-day stay in Vienna to admire its collection of architectural wonders.
Then, you’ll travel deeper into Austria’s wild, alpine countryside, passing through the inimitable wine region of the Wachau Valley. Durnstein and Melk are next on your itinerary, and both provide historic wonders aplenty, including the wonderful Benedictine Palace.
Your journey ends in beautiful Passau, where you can savour some of the most iconic baroque architecture in Europe.