The Danube River
The Danube River is renowned for being one of the most romantic waterways in the world. This remarkable reputation for the Danube comes from its spectacular rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles. No wonder the Danube has been a great attraction for musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. The Danube’s waterways expand for thousands of miles through Central Europe and flow eastward through Austria’s spectacular Wachau Valley, a wine region famous for its natural beauty and captivating white wines.
A Wine Cruise along The Danube River
So, give yourself a treat by getting aboard a deluxe river cruise vessel where you can enjoy the comforts of the cruise while traveling through the Danube wine regions. The “Great Capitals & Vintages of the Danube” itinerary will be a perfect choice for you. Your Danube River cruise will introduce you to many wonders both outside and inside it. Your journey begins with spending three nights in magnificent Prague and from there you transfer to Vilshofen to start your wine cruise along the Danube River. Your river cruise takes you from Vilshofen to Passau and then on to Linz, where an optional excursion to Salzburg is available.
Next, you follow the Danube River through the Wachau Valley, Austria’s most important wine region. Your cruise takes you back in time as you reach Melk, where you will visit a 900 year-old Benedictine abbey. You can visit Spitz-Grotisch vineyard here too. Your journey continues to Dürnstein, where terraced vineyards frame the historic Baroque Stiftskirche. Then cruise to the medieval town of Krems, where you will once again feel like you’ve gone back in time. The town is also known for its thriving wine culture.
While on the Danube River Cruise you will also experience an unforgettable evening at a traditional Heuriger wine tavern in the villages of Grinzing and Neurstift, a casual and enjoyable area. Here you can appreciate local and regional wines of the current year, listen to music, and relax with friends. Your wine cruise is concluded in the spectacular city of Budapest.
You’ll enjoy all the amenities included in your cruise. Your wine cruise is hosted by a renowned wine or food expert who will present three or four insightful wine-themed lectures that may also address other local specialties.
For the Danube River cruise, we have 2013 departures scheduled on April 13th; November 6th, 9th, 11th, 13th 16th and 18th. Prices start from $2,399 per person. These cruises are great for small wine groups or organizations. These cruises book up quickly so please contact us to book your cruise today!