Vienna Danube Cruises in Winter, Christmas and New Year’s Eve

DDSG Blue Danube

City sightseeing cruises, Christmas and New Year’s Eve party sail on the Danube (Donau) in Vienna (Wien) during December and the advent season. DDSG offers sightseeing cruises on the Danube River from Vienna on all winter days with special excursions and even multiple-day cruises during the advent Christmas market period. Brunch, lunch, dinner and Christmas … Read more

See Top Sights in Passau on the Danube

Passau viewed from the Innstadt

The Baroque old town of Passau at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers on the German-Austrian border is worth exploring prior to departing on river cruises. Passau has a lovely location at the confluence of the Danube (Donau), Inn, and Ilz rivers on the German-Austrian border. Passau is the most popular departure … Read more

Routings of Danube Riverboat Cruises

Danube (Donau) River cruise vacations depart from Passau, Vienna, or Budapest with stops at Melk, Linz, and Bratislava. Cruise extensions via the Main up to the Rhine River are possible.

MS Mozart on the Danube River (Photo: Peter Deilmann River Cruises)
MS Mozart on the Danube River (Photo: Peter Deilmann River Cruises)

The Danube River competes with the Rhine for being Europe’s most popular waterways for riverboat cruises. With up to a hundred river passenger boats cruising on the Danube each year, many routings are available for cruise vacations. Up and downstream cruises are usually of similar length but more time will be spent cruising when going upstream. The Danube River is particularly popular with American travelers.

The Danube is Donau in German, Duna in Hungarian, and Dunare in Romanian.

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