Danube River Cruises

Danube River Cruises 2019/2020

Sailing the Danube in summer 2019

Among the biggest cabins on European rivers, with extra-large windows or French balconies

Upper-deck restaurant serving four-course lunch and dinner daily

Sun deck • Panoramic lounge/bar • Sauna, whirlpool & small gym • Library

A grand riverside city

Budapest is sliced into two by a curve of the Danube.
On the west side is hilly Buda, crowned by the opulent Buda Castle and the Castle District, a collection of medieval, baroque and neo-classical buildings. On the east is Pest, where you’ll find the Gothic-revival Parliament Building, the moving ‘Shoes on the Danube’ memorial (an assortment of cast-iron shoes placed in remembrance of those killed on the riverbank during WWII), Heroes’ Square and the frescoed State Opera House.
Our exclusive Danube river cruises usually include a guided tour of Budapest, followed by free time to see the city under your own steam. You might like to stroll along the riverside promenade or go for a beer in a ruin bar (trendy watering holes set up in dilapidated pre-war buildings). Or, speaking of steam, you could go for a soak in one of the thermal baths that pepper the city – ideal for soothing tired legs after a few hours of sightseeing.

Danube River Cruises

Beauty of the Danube

Beauty of the Danube
Cobblestone streets and legends of Richard the Lionheart await on this cruise along the Danube. As do grand abbeys decorated with gold, and the great stucco façades of old towns with a plethora of stories to share.
From £999pp
8 days • MS Bellejour

A Danube Waltz

A Danube Waltz
This exciting cruise brings together some of the most treasured riverside towns and cities of the Danube. From the comfort of MS Bellejour, travel along Europe’s second-longest river, through beautiful riverscapes including Austria’s stunning UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley, known for its rolling hills, vineyards and fortresses.
From £1,299pp
8 days • MS Bellejour

The Beautiful Blue Danube

The Beautiful Blue Danube
Known as ‘the river of kings’, the Danube has carried rulers since before the ancient Greeks and Romans patrolled these waters; and now it’s time for you to explore the eminent cities, sip the wine, and dance to the music cultivated from the banks of this great river.
From £1,299pp
8 days • MS Bellejour


Classical Music Along the Danube

Classical Music Along the Danube
Many of the world’s most famous, most loved melodies originated from the shores of the Danube. Bratislava, Passau, Linz and Vienna were on the itinerary of the Mozart family, when young Wolfgang was introduced to the courts in 1762.
From £1,499pp
8 days • MS Bellejour

Danube Delights

Danube Delights
Join MS Bellejour on a lovely journey along the Danube, docking in some of the river’s most celebrated ports. From Vienna, discover the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, and vibrant Budapest. See the sights of Esztergom before returning to Austria and sailing through the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley - a river cruise highlight. Calls in Melk and Linz conclude our cruise.
From £1,749pp
8 days • MS Bellejour

Journey to New Europe & the Black Sea

Journey to New Europe & the Black Sea
Sailing from Budapest, travel along the Danube River as it reveals its remarkable natural landscapes, diverse architecture and the bright futures of the furthest reaches of Europe. This holiday includes the capital cities of Budapest, Belgrade, Bratislava, Bucharest and Vienna and on a tour to Constanta, you reach the Black Sea Coast.
From £2,099pp
17 days • MS Bellejour


Danube Highlights

Danube Highlights
The banks of the Danube have witnessed the creation of great masterpieces, from celebrated symphonies engineered by composers like Mozart, Brahms and Schubert in Vienna; to the medieval treasures of Regensburg and resplendent buildings designed by Baroque masters in Melk and Passau.
From £1,299pp
8 days • MS Bellejour

Grand Capitals of the Danube

Grand Capitals of the Danube

This eight day cruise takes you along the dramatic Danube river, renowned for stunning sceneries of sweeping hillsides and a route which crosses into three capital cities: Vienna in Austria, Bratislava in Slovakia and Hungary's Budapest.
From £1,549pp - 8 day River Cruise

Danube Highlights with the City of Mozart

Danube Highlights with the City of Mozart

Join MS Bellejour on a lovely journey along the Danube, docking in some of the river’s most celebrated ports. From Vienna, discover the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, and vibrant Budapest. See the sights of Esztergom before returning to Austria and sailing through the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley - a river cruise highlight. Calls in Melk and Linz conclude our cruise, after which we have two nights in Mozart’s home town of Salzburg, where you can explore at your leisure.
10 days from £2,269pp
Includes 3 excursions • MS Bellejour


Melodies of the Danube

Melodies of the Danube

This cruise along the Danube ticks all the boxes for scenic beauty and enchanting cityscapes. A classical treasure trove of history and the arts, we’ll stop in opulent Vienna - with the option of a live classical concert. In Linz, the new and shiny lives in harmony next to the old and rugged; and the small town of Dürnstein was written straight from the pages of a storybook. Glide from city to town and hear stories along the cobbled lanes.
8 days from £1,149 per person
Budapest - Bratislava - Vienna - Dürnstein - Melk - Linz - Passau - Munich
Includes 3 excursions

Delights of the Danube

Delights of the Danube

Experience the magic of the Danube as we cruise comfortably through Imperial Vienna and Budapest. Step back in time as we explore the Ottoman and Habsburg empires, with plenty of opportunities to taste the regional specialties.
9 days from £1,895 per person