Vacations for Canadians

~ By Melissa Erskine 


The Danube River is the second longest river in Europe, flowing through 10 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. With so many culturally-rich countries lined along its banks, sailing down the Danube makes for one astonishingly beautiful river cruise.


History of the Danube

The history of the Danube is a rich and fascinating one. 2000 years ago, the Romans were in control of the Danube river banks, where trade and cultural exchange were an everyday occurrence.


Because the Danube flows across much of Central and Eastern Europe, our Danube river tours let you experience the very best of European culture.

Countries of the Danube

The Danube journeys through the very heart of Europe, calling in at some of the world’s most elegant, vibrant and influential cities. The Danube consists of three sections — Upper, Middle and Lower — and while many cruises focus on the first two sections, you can cruise the Lower section through Eastern Europe, too. 


Danube river cruises may include spectacular cities like Vienna, Budapest, Munich and Prague. 


Germany, is a country renowned for its stunning medieval architecture and breathtaking castle-dotted landscape.


Be the first to spot the grand architectural outlines of Vienna, Austria, widely regarded as the “City of Music,” because of its musical legacy.


And let’s not forget about Prague – the capital city of the Czech Republic will no doubt be one of the highlights of your Danube river cruise. It’s home to some of the most famous architectural wonders in the world and its historic beauty is a site to behold.

Incredible Experiences

Danube River cruises offer incredible experiences with something for everyone!  History buffs will enjoy visits to medieval towns and riverside castles and wine connoisseurs will love wine tasting at private vineyards. 


Music-lovers will especially enjoy this river — particularly a stop in Vienna, the “City of Music,” where many great composers, including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn and the Strauss family, all lived at one point in their careers. Live concerts are almost always an excursion option.


Did you know it’s often called the “Blue Danube,” thanks to Austrian composer Johann Strauss II’s famous waltz?

Danube River cruise ships wander through scenic old-country villages, stop at fairytale-esque castles, medieval fortresses, churches, museums, concert halls and more – to say nothing of the amazing food, wine and beer! Cruise itineraries are quite varied in duration and go in both directions (upstream or down). Your Vacations for Canadians River Cruise specialist, Tracy, will help you find the perfect Danube cruise itinerary for you.