Danube River Cruises

The River Danube at Bratislava, Slovakia
The River Danube at Bratislava, Slovakia

Carving an epic route through the very heart of Europe, the Danube River is a gateway to some of the most captivating countries, immersive cities and breathtaking natural beauty on the continent.

Effortlessly gliding along the Danube aboard a riverboat is an endlessly rewarding experience. No matter which section of this incredible river you sail, or country you visit on a Fred. Olsen Danube River cruise, you’ll journey through centuries of fascinating history; take in architectural wonders, both historic and modern; and marvel at spectacular, ever-changing scenery that will astound and inspire. 

Join Brabant on one of our unforgettable journeys along the Danube and you could discover German gems such as the ‘medieval miracles’ of Regensburg and pretty Passau; be captivated by the beauty and [ReadMore] diversity of Austria, from the scenic wonders of the Schlögener Schlinge and UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley to the architectural and cultural treasures of Vienna; and visit beautiful Bratislava, Slovakia’s engrossing capital.

Further along the river there are chances to slice through the scenic heart of Hungary and stop by the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, Budapest; visit the energetic cities of Belgrade and Novi Sad in Serbia, where you could also experience a magical scenic cruise through the fjord-like Iron Gates gorge; and divert off the beaten track in northern Bulgaria, where glorious countryside scenery, elegant Ruse – Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’ – and ancient Vidin awaits.

Last, but by no means least, is Romania – the final country on the Danube’s journey through Europe. Here you can sail through the unspoilt floodplains and forests of the Lower Danube; stop at St Gheorghe, gateway to the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve; and even take a tour to lively Bucharest.

Cruises to Danube

History of the Rhine & Main

History of the Rhine & Main

Departs: Amsterdam • Thu 16 Apr 2020
10 nights • Brabant • R2002

  • From magnificent, majestic fortresses to preserved medieval centres and landmarks from World War II, the highlights of this absorbing journey through Germany present fascinating history at every turn.
  • You can visit the site of the infamous Battle of Remagen, and the remains of the iconic Ludendorff Bridge; take a cable car to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and stop by Rüdesheim’s sobering Hindenburg Bridge.
  • There are chances to explore the beautifully preserved historic hearts of UNESCO-listed Bamburg and Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval miracle’ – too, while you’ll also experience stunning scenic cruising of narrow canals and beautiful valleys.

Fly-cruise from £1,899pp
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Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 26 Apr 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2003

  • You’re in for rich rewards throughout this journey along the beautiful Upper Danube, from the cultural, historical and architectural delights of incredible destinations to stunning countryside scenes admired from aboard
  • Explore Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval marvel’ – and Passau on foot, to see mighty churches, cathedrals and much more; and be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley before sailing on to three captivating capitals.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta

Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta

Departs: Budapest • Sun 03 May 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R2004

  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing the mighty Danube all the way to the Danube Delta via incredible destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in four remarkably diverse countries.
  • Catch a traditional folklore show in Belgrade and sample Novi Sad’s local cuisine in Serbia; cruise the awe-inspiring Iron Gates gorge; and uncover Bulgarian gems in Vidin, such as the Baba Vida Fortress, and Ruse.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar, gateway to the glorious Croatian wetlands of Kopački Rit; and in Hungary, learn of the history of paprika in Kalocsa before revelling in the delights of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £2,899pp
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Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 03 May 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R200405

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £3,899pp
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Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 17 May 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2005

  • Embark on an epic journey of discovery and savour some of Europe’s very best sights and highlights, from the diverse attractions of stunning destinations to the valleys and vineyards of gorgeous, unspoilt countryside.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.
  • After explorations of three glorious capitals, you’ll be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley; and sail on to Germany for chances to take in the churches, cathedrals and medieval sites of Passau and Regensburg on foot.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 24 May 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2006

  • You’re in for rich rewards throughout this journey along the beautiful Upper Danube, from the cultural, historical and architectural delights of incredible destinations to stunning countryside scenes admired from aboard
  • Explore Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval marvel’ – and Passau on foot, to see mighty churches, cathedrals and much more; and be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley before sailing on to three captivating capitals.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £1,699pp
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Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta

Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta

Departs: Budapest • Sun 31 May 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R2007

  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing the mighty Danube all the way to the Danube Delta via incredible destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in four remarkably diverse countries.
  • Catch a traditional folklore show in Belgrade and sample Novi Sad’s local cuisine in Serbia; cruise the awe-inspiring Iron Gates gorge; and uncover Bulgarian gems in Vidin, such as the Baba Vida Fortress, and Ruse.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar, gateway to the glorious Croatian wetlands of Kopački Rit; and in Hungary, learn of the history of paprika in Kalocsa before revelling in the delights of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £2,899pp
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Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 31 May 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R200708

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £3,999pp
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Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 14 Jun 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2008

  • Embark on an epic journey of discovery and savour some of Europe’s very best sights and highlights, from the diverse attractions of stunning destinations to the valleys and vineyards of gorgeous, unspoilt countryside.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.
  • After explorations of three glorious capitals, you’ll be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley; and sail on to Germany for chances to take in the churches, cathedrals and medieval sites of Passau and Regensburg on foot.

Fly-cruise from £1,699pp
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German Beer & Traditions

German Beer & Traditions

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 21 Jun 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2009

  • Enjoy an authentic taste of Germany’s famous beer heritage on this special voyage, with chances to try some of the finest brews, enjoy an insight into their history and learn of the processes involved in creating them.
  • You can visit the pubs and breweries of Bamberg, famed for their smoked Rauchbier; take a tour of Würzburg’s Hofbräu brewery and the Brauhaus Faust in Miltenburg; and sample Cologne’s unique Kölsch Beer.
  • There are plenty of other highlights to uncover on this enlightening voyage too, including the glorious Würzburg Residence Palace; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress; and the stunning scenery of the Middle Rhine Valley.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Historic Gems of Germany

Historic Gems of Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 27 Sep 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2023

  • With time ashore exploring fairytale German towns, and scenic cruising of gorgeous valleys and canals, every moment of this journey along the Rhine and Main will make for a memorable experience.
  • You’ll sail the Middle Rhine Valley en route to Rüdesheim, renowned for its shipping and winemaking heritage; stop at Miltenberg for a treasure trove of medieval delights; and visit Würzburg, home of the spectacular Palace of Würzburg.
  • Then there’s Bamberg, with its UNESCO-listed Old Town, and a navigation of the Main-Danube Canal, before you’re afforded time to explore the remarkable historic centre of Regensburg – Germany’s ‘Medieval Miracle’.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 04 Oct 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2024

  • You’re in for rich rewards throughout this journey along the beautiful Upper Danube, from the cultural, historical and architectural delights of incredible destinations to stunning countryside scenes admired from aboard
  • Explore Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval marvel’ – and Passau on foot, to see mighty churches, cathedrals and much more; and be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley before sailing on to three captivating capitals.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta

Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta

Departs: Budapest • Sun 11 Oct 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R2025

  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing the mighty Danube all the way to the Danube Delta via incredible destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in four remarkably diverse countries.
  • Catch a traditional folklore show in Belgrade and sample Novi Sad’s local cuisine in Serbia; cruise the awe-inspiring Iron Gates gorge; and uncover Bulgarian gems in Vidin, such as the Baba Vida Fortress, and Ruse.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar, gateway to the glorious Croatian wetlands of Kopački Rit; and in Hungary, learn of the history of paprika in Kalocsa before revelling in the delights of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £2,999pp
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Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 11 Oct 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R202526

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £4,099pp
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Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 25 Oct 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2026

  • Embark on an epic journey of discovery and savour some of Europe’s very best sights and highlights, from the diverse attractions of stunning destinations to the valleys and vineyards of gorgeous, unspoilt countryside.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.
  • After explorations of three glorious capitals, you’ll be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley; and sail on to Germany for chances to take in the churches, cathedrals and medieval sites of Passau and Regensburg on foot.

Fly-cruise from £1,699pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?