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Danube River Cruises in Vienna

By Viator, June 2018

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Running all the way from Germany’s Black Forest to the Black Sea on the eastern coast of Romania, the mighty Danube River is the longest river in the European Union and has long been known as one of Europe’s great rivers to cruise. It’s possible to cruise the entire length of the Danube, but the most scenic section is the romantic "Blue Danube" route between the Hungarian capital of Budapest and the medieval town of Passau on the German border, winding through the vineyards of the Wachau Valley and passing through the Slovakian capital of Bratislava and the Austrian cities of Vienna and Salzburg. 

Of course, you don’t have to embark on the journey of a lifetime to take in the highlights of the Danube–a short sightseeing cruise is also a great way to enjoy the scenic waterfront, and with its opulent palaces and regal parks, Vienna offers a striking backdrop. Combine a sightseeing tour of Vienna with a boat trip and you can take in the city’s top attractions from both land and water, visiting highlights like the colorful Kunsthaus, the modern Danube Tower and the Vienna Woods. 

The most atmospheric time to enjoy a boat cruise is at night, so get a taste of Vienna’s Old World glamour with an evening sightseeing cruise, tucking into a buffet dinner as the deep blue waters of the Danube dance with lights beneath your feet. Or why not combine a Vienna sightseeing cruise with a dinner date at the lavish Schonbrunn Palace, followed by an evening of classical music at the Schonbrunn Palace Orangery? Be sure to listen out for one of the city’s most famous pieces of music–Johann Strauss' iconic waltz On the Beautiful Blue Danube, inspired by the dazzling river itself. 

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Vienna Combo: Danube River Cruise, Dinner and Schonbrunn Palace Concert, Vienna, null
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Vienna Combo: Danube River Cruise, Dinner and Schonbrunn Palace Concert

4 star rating: Recommended 50 Reviews

Enjoy a day in Vienna with a Johann Strauss twist as you combine a Danube River cruise with a classic evening of Austrian food and music! Thanks to Strauss' ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Flexible

From USD $124.07
Danube River Cruise with Dinner and Viennese Songs in Vienna, Vienna, Day Cruises
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Danube River Cruise with Dinner and Viennese Songs in Vienna

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Following the Wiener Lied , the typical song from Vienna, the cruise is dedicated to music and to culinary delights.

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.60
Danube Canal City Sightseeing Cruise in Vienna, Vienna, Dinner Cruises
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Danube Canal City Sightseeing Cruise in Vienna

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 11 Reviews

Explore the Austrian capital from the water on this 75-minute Danube Canal sightseeing cruise in Vienna. Choose the tour time to suit your schedule, then ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $27.44
Viennese Evening Boat Tour, Vienna, Day Cruises
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Viennese Evening Boat Tour

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 54 Reviews

Spend an unforgettable evening in Vienna on this Danube River cruise! Meet at a central location, board the cruise and enjoy a dinner buffet of Austrian ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $47.72
Grand Danube River Cruise, Vienna, Dinner Cruises
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Grand Danube River Cruise

GRAND DANUBE RIVER CRUISE Discover Vienna from the waves, on board of the ships MS Vindobona (designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser) and MS Wien. Relax ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.60
Cruise Vienna Lunch Boat, Vienna, Day Cruises
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Cruise Vienna Lunch Boat

Take the MS Blue Danube on the Danube Canal and enjoy a 2-course lunch menu. Whether as a tourist during a city walk or as a business lunch with colleagues and ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.60
Wachau Ship Cruise with Bus Transfer from Vienna, Vienna, Day Cruises
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Wachau Ship Cruise with Bus Transfer from Vienna

Comfortable transport from Vienna to the Wachau-Valley by bus to discover the World Heritage Site by boat and then back to Vienna. Enjoy a day trip to the ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.53
Evening Sightseeing Cruise, Vienna, Day Cruises
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Evening Sightseeing Cruise

The MS Wien of the DDSG Blue Danube departs to linger for an evening round trip. Let the evening fade away to relax and enjoy the sunset on the spacious ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.02
Grand Wachau Cruise Krems - Melk - Krems, Vienna, Day Cruises
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Grand Wachau Cruise Krems - Melk - Krems

Take the ships of the DDSG Blue Danube through the beautiful Wachau. The ship leaves in Krems in a round trip and arrives about 5 hours later at the starting ...  Read more

Location: Krems an der Donau, Austria
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.19
Cruise Vienna Early Bird Breakfast, Vienna, Day Cruises
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Cruise Vienna Early Bird Breakfast

The perfect start to the summer Sunday with a rich breakfast buffet! The gastronomy on board under the direction of Roman Loos ready for you a colorful ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.67

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