Enchanting Danube River Vienna palace gardens
Pay tribute to the “queen” of Europe’s great rivers, the enchanting Danube.

German poet Friedrich Hölderlin called the Danube “a refreshing, melodious river, sometimes foaming with high spirits, at other times dreaming serenely.” For centuries, this exquisite waterway has cast its spell on poets, musicians and artists of all kinds. Now it’s your turn to be inspired. 

Waltz your way along as you cruise on the Danube River, sailing from one captivating city to the next. Discover the extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage sites in stunning Budapest and breathtaking Vienna. Experience delightful Salzburg, the charming village of Dürnstein and Passau, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ. Stroll through the Old Town of Linz, explore the beautiful countryside and get a closeup view of the enchanting Danube biking along its tranquil shores. All along the way, delve into the flavors of the region with exclusive events ranging from an organic wine tasting of the Wachau Valley’s famous Rieslings to a saffron workshop. Let the “Enchanting Danube” carry you away in all-inclusive luxury

The Monarch Collection (select sailings)

Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Be hosted at a private reception by a Habsburg princess at her castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. Delight in a classic concert celebrating the genius of Mozart and Strauss paired with Bel Canto arias and Viennese waltz at a world-heritage palais dating back to 1872. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal Monarch Collection journey.

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