Some stops on river cruises on the Danube, such as Viking River Cruise's voyage from Budapest to Passau, include Vienna, famous for the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Spanish Riding School with its white Lipizzaner horses, and Linz to tour the Bohemian town of ?eský Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Avalon Waterways' cruise from Budapest to Vienna includes stops at Slovakia's capital city, Bratislava; Dürnstein, to see the baroque Stiftskirche; and Melk, to tour the 11th-century Benedictine monastery.Continue Reading
Many Danube river cruises set off from Hungary, conclude in Austria or Germany, and include guided tours of the embarkation and disembarkation cities, in addition to the stops along the route. Avalon Waterway's cruise from Budapest to Vienna, includes two nights in Budapest with a half-day guided tour, and three nights in Vienna, also with a guided city tour, for its 2016 season.
Viking River Cruises offers an extended stay in the Czech Republic's capital city of Prague. Viking also offers a cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg that stops at Krems in Austria, and the medieval city of Regensburg, in Germany. Cruises typically last eight days but Viking offers a 15-day cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest that includes the Rhine and Main rivers as well as the Danube.
The Danube flows from the Black Forest in Germany and passes through or between Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria until it reaches the Black Sea in Romania.Learn more about Geography