Romantic Danube

From Budapest to Nuramberg, explore the Danube river. 

Visit Budapest’s Castle District and cross the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most revered monastic centers, and make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots. See Europe’s largest pipe organ in Passau, or travel to Salzburg. Celebrate Vienna’s musical heritage at a concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss. With medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery, this 8-day journey on the “Blue Danube” is one you are sure to love.


$125 shipboard credit per person**


  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with on-board dinner and lunch service
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled waters
  • Culture curriculum: Enjoy musical entertainment highlighting Austrian and Hungarian classics; attend lectures on the European Union, Viennese coffeehouses and Mozart; learn how to make your own apple strudel
  • Port taxes & fees


Day 1: Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Transfer to your ship from the airport*, explore a bit and then enjoy an evening dinner and cruise as you admire Budapest’s scenery.  

Day 2: Budapest, Hungary

Journey along Andrássy Avenue and see the 19th- and 20th-century mansions, National Opera House, Parliament Building and Chain Bridge. Stop in Heroes’ Square, visit Matthias Church and enjoy views from Fishermen’s Bastion. 

Day 3: Vienna, Austria

Tour the city of Vienna, ride along the Ringstrasse, see some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. 

Day 4: Krems, Austria

Disembark in Krems and set off for Göttweig, visit the abbey church or choose to explore your environs by bicycle, along a riverside bike path. 

Day 5: Passau, Germany

Enjoy a guided walk along Passau’s streets as you visit Old Town, the New Bishop’s Residence and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy lunch and return to the city for further exploration on your own take an optional excursion to a local farm. 

Day 6: Regensburg, Germany

Take a walking tour through the town of Regensburg, considered one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities. In the afternoon, cruise along the Danube or take an optional excursion to visit Weltenburg Abbey.  You can also choose a full-day optional excursion to see the city of Munich.

Day 7: Nuremberg, Germany

Disembark in Roth to take a shuttle directly to Nuremberg or stay on board to cruise the Main-Danube Canal. After lunch, take a city tour that features Zeppelin Field, the Congress Hall and Nuremberg Castle. Alternately, you can join an optional World War II tour.

Day 8: Nuremberg, Germany

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 3 nights in Prague, Czech Republic, including a tour of Old Town and Prague Castle.

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*Note: Romantic Danube price based on CAT F, select November 2020 Viking Longship departures. Prices are accurate as of July 1, 2019. Availability fluctuates, please see website for current pricing. Cruise fares listed are for cruise and cruisetour only and fares/discount offers are based on double occupancy. Prices are based upon lowest price point and category at time of print and are subject to change without notice. Prices listed reflect 2020 departures. Air prices are per person based on the cruise/cruisetour check-in date, and include transfers plus all government taxes and fees of approx. $160 and air fuel surcharges. Additional airline imposed baggage charges may apply, consult your airline. Viking reserves the right to correct errors and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Subject to availability and may not be combinable with any other offers. 2020 RIVER CRUISE AND AIR SAVINGS: Offer valid on bookings made from July 1-July 31, 2019. Air from $499 valid on 2020 departures of Romantic Danube from East Coast gateways. Air savings vary on other itineraries. Airfares vary on other gateways and departures. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. All prices are in US dollars and for US residents only. Additional restrictions may apply. 2020: Book and deposit by July 31, 2019. Offer expires July 31, 2019. Additional restrictions may apply; see Passenger Ticket Contract at CST# 2052644-40


**Note: $125 per person AAA Member Benefit shipboard credit offer is available to AAA members on Viking river cruise itineraries ranging from 8-13 days. Shipboard credits can only be applied when booked directly by AAA travel agent. This offer is only valid on 2019/2020 river cruise itineraries and combinable with group rates, early booking discounts, past passenger discounts, refer a friend credits and future cruise vouchers. Offer is not combinable with interline and wholesale bookings. Onboard credit has no cash value. Valid only for Viking river cruises sailings. Viking reserves the right to correct errors and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time