The Legendary Danube River

Europe’s legendary Danube River offers the quintessential river cruise experience for first-time cruisers and repeat guests alike. Cruise through up to four countries in seven nights or eight countries on our all-encompassing 14-night journey, discovering grand capitals as well as charming off-the-beaten-path hamlets. Along this storied waterway, empires were built, kings and queens were crowned and some of the world’s greatest music was composed and performed. Our distinctive sailings include such a wide variety of excursions that many who have previously sailed are compelled to return. Read on to learn more about the Danube River and the one-of-a-kind experiences you’ll only have with AmaWaterways.

Geography of the Danube

Europe’s Danube River begins in Germany, flowing through 10 picturesque countries and four iconic capital cities – Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Belgrade, Serbia. The portion of the waterway stretching southeast from Budapest is known as the Lower Danube, and showcases the lesser visited countries of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.

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Destination Highlights

Each city and town we visit holds its own special charm. From magnificent Old-World architecture to medieval town squares to historic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, discover some of the top destinations and experiences we offer on our Danube River journeys.

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The destinations we visit along the Danube River each offer their own unique history, traditions, local delicacies and enriching experiences. Get inspired for your Danube River journey by reading the stories below.

Austria’s iconic Wachau Valley, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, is not only home to some of the most charming towns and villages but also stunning scenic views and lush vineyards.
Hike or bike through the enchanting scenery along the majestic Danube River.
A first-time river cruiser shares her experience on Melodies of the Danube.