The Danube River is Europe’s second-longest river, spanning 2,860km through 10 countries – Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine. It is an impressive river with a fascinating and rich history of more than 2,000 years. The Danube was a lucrative trade route over the centuries, resulting in an interesting mix of beautiful remains, and river tours along this route let you experience the very best of Central and Eastern European culture.
A Danube River Cruise starts in Germany, a country renowned for having Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities. Arrived in Nuremberg, explore the breathtaking castle-dotted landscape and stunning medieval architectures. Other famous sites here include Zeppelin Field, the former Nazi parade grounds and the Palace of Justice.
The river cruise will also stop in Budapest, Hungary, a city that has gorgeous traditions, creating a vintage vibe as you explore one of the oldest cities in Europe. See the 19th and 20th century mansions, National Opera House, Parliament Building and Chain Bridge. Call at Heroes’ Square to learn more about Hungarian history and enjoy the brilliant views while walking up the hill to Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church.
An absolute highlight of a Danube River Cruise is Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. This is a major bucket list destination for travelers the world over. Immerse yourself in some of the most famous architectural wonders in the world and their historic stunning beauty.
The countries that flow along the Danube River have dealt with blending the best of the old and new together, and this may be one of the reasons travelers are constantly amazed by this region. A Danube River Cruise is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!
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