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Viking® Romantic Danube River Cruise

8-day cruise, from $1,999* per person, departures throughout 2019; AAA Members receive a $125 shipboard credit per person**

All this is included:

  • 8-day cruise with river-view stateroom

  • One complimentary excursion in each port of call

  • All onboard meals, including regional specialties

  • Beer, wine and soft drinks with onboard lunch and dinner

  • Visit four UNESCO World Heritage sites

  • Culture Curriculum®: Destination Performances and concerts; attend lectures on the European Union, Viennese coffeehouses and Mozart; learn how to make apple strudel

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Port taxes and fees

Ports of Call

  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Krems, Austria
  • Passau, Germany
  • Regensburg, Germany
  • Nuremberg, Germany


Europe’s second-longest river, the Danube, has served as the inspiration for a famous Strauss waltz, a Jules Verne novel and a Finnish rock song—among many other things. Explore this legendary waterway with Viking® during an eight-day Romantic Danube cruise through Hungary, Austria and Germany.

AAA Members receive a $125 shipboard credit per person and the best offer available for any Viking river cruise. Book today!

The journey begins in Budapest, Hungary’s capital. Explore the two sides of this fascinating city—hilly and historic Buda and cosmopolitan Pest—which occupy opposite banks of the Danube. See the ornate Parliament Building and the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Castle Hill and take in the panoramic city views from the fairy tale-towered Fisherman’s Bastion.

The next day is devoted to Vienna. Admire the beautiful baroque buildings, including the spectacular Vienna State Opera in Austria’s capital city. Explore on your own or join one of the optional excursions to Schönbrunn Palace, the Spanish Riding School or to a performance of classical music. Viking offers the maximum time spent in port of any river cruise line.

Sail through the verdant Wachau Valley, famous for its wines, castle ruins and impossibly charming villages. On the next stop in Krems, visit the stunning hilltop monastery of Göttweig Abbey, where the resident monks still own and cultivate many of the nearby vineyards, or take a leisurely bike ride along the river.

Arrive in a third country on day five, when you disembark in Passau, Germany. The southern town sits at the confluence of three rivers, with scenic green hills surrounding the Old Town. Go on a city tour and see the largest pipe organ in Europe inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or attend a Bavarian-style party on a nearby farm. You can even spend the day in Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for The Sound of Music on an optional tour.

Stroll through the extraordinarily well-preserved medieval town of Regensburg the next morning, followed by a visit to Weltenburg Abbey to sample beer that has been brewed by the monks since the 11th century, a ferry ride to Kelheim to see the stunning chalk cliffs of the Danube Gorge, or an optional day trip to the glorious city of Munich.

The final stop is Nuremberg on the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. The 106-mile waterway was conceived by Charlemagne in 793 but wasn’t completed until 1992. Tour some famous World War II sites, visit the medieval castle or simply admire the Old Town’s half-timbered buildings.

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Experience Europe at a leisurely pace on a Danube river cruise and enjoy the exclusive perks that come with your AAA Membership.

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Heidi Kazemi, AAA Travel Counselor, Roseville, Calif.

Customization is always my top priority when planning a client's vacation. I ask about their family and where they've been before. Their preferences guide our planning so the vacation is perfectly tailored for them.

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