A Danube river cruise is a great way to make a bucket list come true and tick off several items in a single trip. Wouldn’t it be an exciting adventure to wake up each morning in a different city? Explore individual cultures and tasting unique foods. With that in mind, here are seven exciting stops to make along the Danube River.

1. BUDAPEST

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One of the most famous tours in Budapest is the Queen of Danube Tour. Enjoy a calm and relaxing stroll while taking in scenery such as Heroes Square and Great Market. For a more in-depth experience, the Puszta Excursion offers horse shows, sightseeing, and exquisite meals.

2. BRATISLAVA

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Surrounded by scenic trails and vineyards, Bratislava sits along the Danube River. Be part of the Coronation City walking tour and visit places such as the Slovak National Theatre and Presidential Palaces.

Besides the walking tour, you will also experience Slovakia’s exquisite cuisine and sample local dishes. Furthermore, outdoor enthusiasts can hike the Bratislava castle, a massive building that offers historical scenery.

3. VIENNA

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Known for its historical palaces, cultural practices, and wine inn Vienna is a must-visit. The Imperial Vienna Tour involves visiting places like Schonbrunn palace and Baroque gardens.

Austria’s Schonbrunn Palace, home of Baroque gardens, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also, it is one of Austria’s first cultural monuments. Designed with terraces, water features, and hedges give these gardens a structured appearance.

Top Choices For Your Danube River Cruise

So, what are my top picks for your first time river cruise in Europe? Here they are:

MAGNA ON THE DANUBEindulge your passion for awe-inspiring architecture, timeless music, breathtaking landscapes, and culinary delights on this beautifully curated itinerary specifically designed for the AmaMagna. 

ROMANTIC DANUBE – Those longing for the romance of Old World Europe will get to travel into the very heart of the continent. 

LEGENDARY DANUBE – Delve into Europe’s history starting in the perfectly preserved medieval city of Nuremberg and concluding in Budapest.

4. KREMS

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Krems, a town in lower Austria, is famous for its wine production. Take a tour and see Melk Abbeys yellow picturesque building, octagonal dome, and incredible architecture.

Visit Kunsthalle exhibition center, a perfect stop for art lovers, offering classic and contemporary art exhibitions. Don’t stop there! Instead, take a wine tour and experience the cities local culture.

5. LINZ

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Explore literature and media arts in the city of Linz, which opens you up to innovative culture. One of its most famous stops is Hellbrunn Palace. Because of its remarkable fountains and art collections. Along the way is the Fortress Hohensalzurbg, a castle with intriguing decorations.

6. PASSAU

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Passau is known as the city of 3 rivers because of its meeting point, the Danube, Inn, and Ilz. Of course, you can choose to hike and cycle around the city, taking in the breathtaking scenery.

Passau castle hike is a famous destination. Veste Oberhaus, a castle built to symbolize strength, acts as a museum, art gallery, and restaurant. Cycle through various routes and enjoy your tour.

7. WEISSENKIRCHEN

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One can hike the Durnstein fortress and bike the Weissenkirchen to Melk tour from this Austrian village. Durnstein Valley is simply breathtaking. These castle remnants feel like a journey back in time. You can experience adventure biking through small villages, wineries, and scenic, serene settings on a Danube river cruise.
Experience this and more with the river cruise, enjoying the beautiful scenery and the city’s rich culture in different breathtaking locations.

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