Get in touch for current deals on select destinations!

Discover Central Europe with an Upper Danube River Cruise

Your enchanting Upper Danube river cruise awaits, exploring historic cities and cultural landmarks along the way.

Embark on an unforgettable voyage through the enchanting landscapes and cultural treasures of Central Europe with an Upper Danube river cruise. From the medieval streets of Nuremberg to the majestic palaces of Vienna and the vibrant energy of Budapest, each port of call offers a distinct window into European history and culture.

If you’re considering a trip to Europe, be sure to check out our post on why river cruising is the best way to experience Europe!

An Upper Danube river cruise through Austria.

Nuremberg: A Gateway to History

Begin your adventure in Nuremberg, a city steeped in history and brimming with medieval charm. Explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, where towering Gothic churches and half-timbered houses transport you back in time. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the historic Nuremberg Castle, perched atop a hill overlooking the city, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Melk: A Haven of Baroque Splendor

Next, journey to Melk, a town renowned for its stunning Baroque architecture and the magnificent Melk Abbey. Step inside this architectural masterpiece, adorned with ornate frescoes and gilded details, and immerse yourself in centuries of European art and culture. Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque gardens surrounding the abbey, offering breathtaking views of the Danube River below.

Vienna: The City of Music and Majesty

As you sail towards Vienna, prepare to be captivated by the grandeur of Austria’s imperial capital. From the opulent Schönbrunn Palace to the iconic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna exudes elegance at every turn. Indulge in a slice of Sachertorte at one of the city’s famed coffeehouses or take in a performance at the renowned Vienna State Opera House. With its rich cultural heritage and vibrant arts scene, Vienna is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Experience Budapest with an Upper Danube river cruise.

Budapest: Where East Meets West

Finally, conclude your journey in Budapest, a city where the banks of the Danube are adorned with architectural marvels that reflect both Eastern and Western influences. Admire the stunning Parliament Building illuminated against the night sky, take a relaxing dip in the thermal baths, or stroll along the historic Chain Bridge connecting the districts of Buda and Pest. With its dynamic blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, Budapest offers a fitting finale to your Upper Danube river cruise adventure.

Special Cruises: Golf and Christmas Markets

For those seeking unique experiences, our Upper Danube river cruises offer special themed itineraries to cater to diverse interests. Golf enthusiasts can tee off at world-class courses along the Danube, enjoying scenic views and challenging fairways against the backdrop of historic landscapes.

And for those enchanted by the magic of the holiday season, our Christmas Market cruise itineraries are a festive delight. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of traditional European Christmas markets, where twinkling lights, mulled wine, and handcrafted treasures create a winter wonderland along the riverbanks.

Experience a German Christmas Market on a European river cruise.

Book Your Upper Danube River Cruise Adventure Today

Whether you’re drawn to the historic landmarks, cultural treasures, or scenic beauty, an Upper Danube river cruise promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of Europe. Embark on an adventure of a lifetime and discover the allure of the Danube with R3 Travel. Book your cruise today and let the wonders of the river unfold before your eyes.