Sheer cliffs rise above the mighty river, with tiny baroque villages nestled at their feet. As you cruise through the heart of the old Habsburg Empire, you’ll find stunning scenery, beautiful libraries, astonishing frescoes, medieval city walls and Gothic cathedrals—the perfect mix of big-city glamour and small-town simplicity.
Explore historic capitals, including Vienna, home to a treasure trove of imperial art; Prague, the beautifully preserved Gothic, Renaissance and baroque city that boasts a unique architectural heritage all its own; UNESCO-designated Regensburg; and the old walled city of Nuremberg. Discover 17th-century Italian artistry in Passau, medieval intrigue and modern-day microbrewing in Straubing and magnificent baroque architecture in Melk. Get a sense of the land as you bicycle along a riverside path, and feel the wind in your hair while you ride through the Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon.
Tradition and history, music and art, microbrews and small-batch schnapps—experience them all as you explore the beautiful Danube and glorious Prague.
Who will enjoy this cruise/tour Those with a taste for great food and wine along with a love of history, art and music. Anyone wishing to hike or bicycle through extraordinary countryside.
Generations Family Program (select sailings)
Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.