The riches of the Danube River

This magnificent waterway is ironically European, flowing through many exquisite countries as elegantly as the eponymous waltz by Johann Strauss

Once a key part of an ancient trade route, the Danube now offers a romantic, tranquil pass through fairy-tale villages, cities with cobblestone streets and majestic castles immortalised in childhood imaginations. The Danube is Europe’s second largest river, beginning at Germany’s Black Forest and flowing over 2,850 km through to the Black Sea.

Our Danube River cruises take you through the riverside gems of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania.

Some of the European jewels you will encounter on our Danube River cruises include Regensburg, the oldest city on the banks of the Danube, the stunning St. Peter’s Cathedral in Passau, the captivating Iron Gate Gorge and, of course the glittering ‘City of Music’, Vienna. You’ll see the splendid bridges of Budapest and many castles, dynamic cities, evocative forests and still-flourishing farmland.

With so many countries and cultural discoveries to be found on our River cruises in Europe, and along the beautiful blue Danube, you may choose from a 7 day, 8 day or 11-day cruise or extend to a 15-day cruise experiencing the stunning Rhine and Main rivers too.

Luxurious inclusions

Explore the stunning European gems dotted along the banks of the Danube River from the comfort of one of our luxurious all-inclusive Scenic Space-Ships.

No indulgence is spared on our uniquely all-inclusive Danube River cruises, beginning with our innovatively designed Space-Ships. In an intimate and friendly atmosphere, relax in a range of indoor and outdoor lounge areas, choose from a gourmet dining menu, enjoy the convenience of Wi-Fi internet and e-bikes and after a day’s exploration retire to your opulent suite for the ultimate in relaxation. Each ship features:

  • Your own butler
  • Laundry concierge
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Six dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailor-made GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Balcony suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers, at your convenience

A Europe river cruise on the Danube is a European wonder, taking in new countries, each offering an unrivalled window into a world of cultural discoveries.

Each European gem on your journey has a vast range of sightseeing options and activities on offer.  The Danube River cruises take you through Cologne, Nuremberg, Freudenberg for some traditional ‘Oktoberfest’ fun, the Rhine Gorge, Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest.

Enrich your experience of Vienna, ‘the City of Music’, by enjoying a glass of the fine Austrian Sparling Wine while breathing in the opulence and luxury of the Palace of Liechtenstein. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private evening concert celebrating the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. In Budapest your Free-choice experience might continue the musical delight by taking a guided tour of the city that includes a piano concert, or relaxing in the city’s famous thermal baths and spa.

In Cologne explore the Neanderthal Museum or wander through the stunning town to inspect the magnificent gothic towers of it’s famed cathedral.  Enrich the experience by indulging in a medieval feast in the unchanged Marksburg Castle, an unparalleled opportunity to be immersed in Middle Ages Germany. Enjoy the fun festivities of ‘Oktoberfest’ in Freudenberg, and in Salzburg let ‘The Best of the Sound of Music and Salzburg’ show transport you to the world one of the most-loved films of all time, in one of its famed locations

The difference is Scenic

Scenic’s expert team of Journey Designers have thoughtfully crafted a selection of tailored experiences for our Danube River cruises for your exclusive enjoyment.

Offering true freedom of choice in your Danube river cruise experience, Scenic offers both on board and off-shore all-inclusive Tailor-made experiences so you can enjoy cruising the jewels of Europe at your own pace and comfort.

We’ll take you to all the must-see highlights, and you’ll also discover the hidden gems of Europe and experience moments that recreate the wonder of years past. Unique to Scenic, Enrich experiences are multi-sensory cultural treats completely inaccessible to the ordinary traveller, adding a special ‘extra’ to your cruise while Freechoice options allow you to take the day as you like by selecting from a vast range of sightseeing options and activities. Our Sundowners experiences offer wonder moments completely immersing you in the stunning scenery with a glass of the best in hand.