Winding through ten fascinating countries, four vibrant capital cities and thousands of years of history, the legendary Danube is the setting for some of the most dramatic chapters in time. As the river, Rieslings and pilsners flow from the Black Forest of Germany all the way to the Black Sea, colourful experiences await at every palatial port.
Just try to compose yourself through the harmonious streets of Vienna, the vineyard-clad hills of the Wachau Valley, and the medieval city of Bratislava. And that’s just the Upper Danube. Cruising from baroque Budapest to the Balkans, a wealth of elevating sights equally delight along the Lower Danube. As you follow in the footsteps of explorers, emperors, monarchs and musicians, you’ll see why the Danube presents more ports and possibilities than any other European river.
Originating in Germany's Black Forest, the Danube flows through nearly 1,800 miles of colourful scenery to the Black Sea.
For travellers who like to cruise in more ways than one, you can pedal along any stretch of the scenic Danube cycle path which follows the entire length of the river.
Wilderness and wildlife abound in the sixteen national parks and nature reserves along the river from Germany to Romania.
In addition to the quaint villages along the legendary river, the Danube flows through the vibrant capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and Belgrade.