8 Day Viking Danube Waltz River Cruise from $1,949 + Air from $499


  • 8-day cruise w/ river-view stateroom
  • 6 guided tours w/ audio headset
  • All onboard  meals: featuring regional specialties & Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks w/onboard dinner & lunch
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Culture Curriculum: Enjoy musical entertainment highlighting Austrian and Hungarian classics; attend lectures on Mozart and Viennese coffeehouses; learn basics of German language; find out how Austrians make apple strudel
  • All port charges
  • Free Wi-Fi, (speed may vary)
danube waltz river cruise

Cruise to enchanting destinations during this 8-day itinerary highlights five of Europe’s most enchanting countries: Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Explore Budapest’s imperial delights, take in Bratislava’s baroque wonders and admire Passau’s ancient fortress. Discover why Austria’s Vienna is the “Waltz Capital” and the spectacular Wachau Valley is a wine lover’s dream. You’ll enjoy an included visit to magnificent Melk Abbey and an included full-day excursion to picturesque Český Krumlov.





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*(Itinerary may be in reverse depending on cruise dates)


Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Transfer to your ship from the airport.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring; if your arrival schedule permits, join an organized walk to Budapest’s famous covered market in the three-story Great Market Hall established in 1897. Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner. (D)



Budapest, Hungary

Today we visit highlights of the hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest sides of the city, starting with Pest’s National Opera House and historic Heroes’ Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship; the rest of the day is yours to explore the city. You may wish to visit the Art Nouveau Gellért Spa, or one of the many other lavish facilities in this “City of Healing Waters.” Return to your ship for dinner and evening departure. (B, L, D)



Bratislava, Slovakia

Arrive in Bratislava this afternoon and embark on a walking tour of Slovakia’s charming capital with a long and fascinating history. It is the only national capital that borders two other countries, Austria and Hungary. See attractions like the medieval Town Hall complex and fortifications at Michael’s Tower, the baroque Jesuit Church and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, and pass by several Hapsburg-era baroque palaces before returning to your ship. This evening you can relax or take a walk before our late departure. (B, L, D)



Vienna, Austria

Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephan’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or you may take an optional tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the “Versailles of Vienna,” erected in 1778 and graced by a number of formal gardens, Grecian statuary, the world’s oldest zoo and Roman ruins. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (B, L, D)



Melk & Dürnstein, Austria

This morning, visit the 900-year-old abbey at Melk, a Benedictine monastery that began life as a castle of Leopold II. See its spectacular wall and ceiling frescoes; take note of the library’s comprehensive medieval manuscript collection; and admire the graceful spiral staircase. After lunch aboard your ship, we stop at the picturesque Wachau Valley town of Dürnstein, where you can explore on your own, or join an optional excursion to sample some local vintages from this famous wine-producing region. (B, L, D)



Linz, Austria

Arrive in Linz this morning and set off on an all-day excursion to the beautiful Bohemian town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ride through the scenic Czech countryside and take a walking tour featuring the lovely historic center of the city with many baroque and Renaissance buildings, dating back hundreds of years. You have some free time to enjoy Krumlov’s charming streets, filled with cafés, shops, galleries and pubs. Maybe stop for lunch in one of the many local restaurants. Return aboard for dinner and a late-evening departure. (B, D)



Passau, Germany

Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town’s narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. You’ll see the New Bishop’s Residence and visit the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its ornate interior. Inside, you are treated to a special concert played on the 17,000-pipe organ, considered Europe’s largest church organ.† Enjoy an onboard lunch, but return to the city to further explore on your own before dinner. (B, L, D)



Passau, Germany

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the Munich airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 3 additional nights in the breathtaking Czech capital of Prague. (B)


Pricing & Departures


Embark dates Price
Sep 2, 3, 9; Oct 1,  2020 from $2,899 + Air from $699pp
Oct 4, 2020 from $2,699 + Air from $599
Oct 25, 2020 from $2,299 + Air from $599pp
Nov 1, 25, 2020 from $1,949 + Air from $499pp
Dec 2, 9, 2020 from $2,499 + Air from $499
Mar 15, 21, 2021 from $1,999 + Air from $499pp
Apr 1, 5, 2021 from $2,199 + Air from $499pp
May 3, 5, 10, 2021 from $2,999 + Air from $599pp
Jul 5, 7, 11; Aug 4, 5, 25,  2021 from $2,799 + Air from $799pp
Sep 15, 22, 27, 2021 from $2,999 + Air from $699pp
Oct 20, 24, 2021 from $2,499 + Air from $599pp
Nov 1, 10, 2021 from $2,299 + $599pp
Dec 5, 6, 2021 from $2,499 + Air from $499pp
Mar 16, 2022 from $1,999 + $499pp
Apr 3, 6, 2022 from $2,199 + Air from $499pp
May 4, 8, 2022 from $2,999 + $599pp
Jun 29, 2022 from $2,899 + Air from $799pp
Jul 13, 17, 24, 2022 from $2,799 + Air from $799pp
Aug 24, 31, 2022 from $2,799 + Air from $799pp
Sep 11, 14, 2022 from $2,999 + $699pp
Nov 16, 23, 2022 from $2,199 + Air from $499pp
Dec 7, 11, 2022 from $2,499 + $499pp
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