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Rhine to Danube River Cruises via the Main - Danube Canal

A popular Europe river cruise is the two-week voyage between Amsterdam and Budapest, initially on the River Rhine then along the River Main to the Main-Danube Canal. Built in 1992, and climbing high over the Continental Divide, the Canal joins the Main to the Danube creating a through route from the North Sea to the Black Sea. Cruising between the Rhine and Danube visit historic cities including Mainz, Bamberg and Nuremberg.

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  • Christmas Markets in Alsace

    3 Nights - Strasbourg and Back

    Modigliani Modigliani

    Strasbourg 2022 - Nov, Dec 2023 - Nov, Dec

    Strasbourg Christmas Market Cruise Only
    From £396pp
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  • New Year on the Rhine

    3 Nights - Strasbourg and Back

    Lafayette Lafayette

    Strasbourg, Rüdesheim am Rhein, Mannheim, Speyer, Strasbourg 2022 - Dec 2023 - Dec

    Mannheim, Germany Cruise Only
    From £744pp
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  • Christmas on The Rhine and Lorelei Rock

    4 Nights - Strasbourg and Back

    Gerard Schmitter Gerard Schmitter

    Strasbourg, Braubach, Rüdesheim am Rhein, Speyer, Strasbourg 2022 - Dec

    Lorelei Rock Cruise Only
    From £917pp
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  • German Riverscapes

    8 Nights - Passau and Back

    Amadeus Brilliant Choice of Ships

    Experience the majesty of the Rhine and Danube rivers and visit the half-timbered buildings of Wertheim, medieval Regensburg and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bamberg 2022 - Aug 2023 - Jun, Aug Exclusive Blue Water Fly-Cruise Package Available!

    Bamberg Cruise Only
    From £1008pp
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  • Danube and the Rhine - Following the Romantic Road

    8 Nights - Vienna to Strasbourg

    LEurope LEurope

    Vienna, Passau, Regensburg, Kelheim, Nuremberg, Erlangen, Bamberg, Schweinfurt, Gerlachshausen, Würzburg, Karlstadt, Wertheim, Miltenberg, Aschaffenburg, Frankfurt/Oder, Mainz, Strasbourg 2022 - Sep, Oct 2023 - Sep, Oct

    Bamberg Cruise Only
    From £1330pp
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  • Rhine and Danube Symphony

    7 Nights - Cologne to Passau

    Amadeus Brilliant Choice of Ships

    Explore the half-timbered towns of Wertheim and Miltenberg, the medieval city of Bamberg and the wine-making town of Rudesheim on this cruise along the Rhine and Danube rivers through the heart of Germany 2022 - Aug, Sep 2023 - May, Jul, Sep Exclusive Blue Water Fly-Cruise Package Available!

    Rhine Valley Cruise Only
    From £1350pp
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  • Three Rivers

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Nuremberg

    Amadeus Cara Choice of Ships

    Cruise along the scenic waterways of the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers through the heart of Germany to discover medieval villages, ancient castles and picturesque vineyards 2023 - Jul, Aug Exclusive Blue Water Fly-Cruise Package Available!

    Cologne Cruise Only
    From £1380pp
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  • Along the Blue Danube

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

    Amadeus Cara Choice of Ships

    Sail through Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia on this River Danube cruise, calling at the world-famous capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava 2023 - Aug Exclusive Blue Water Fly-Cruise Package Available!

    Durnstein Cruise Only
    From £1572pp
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  • Trans-European Cruise From Strasbourg To Budapest

    12 Nights - Strasbourg to Budapest

    France Choice of Ships

    Strasbourg (France), Mainz (Germany), Frankfurt, Miltenberg, Wertheim, Wurzburg, Kitzingen, Rothenburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Muhlhausen , Regensburg, Passau, Melk (Austria), Vienna, Esztergom (Hungary), Budapest 2022 - Oct 2023 - Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct Flight-inclusive package from just £2073pp!

    Budapest Cruise Only
    From £1737pp
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  • A Tale of Three Rivers

    7 Nights - Trier to Bamberg

    Viking Alsvin Choice of Ships

    A unique 7-night cruise through the most scenic part of the UNESCO-listed Middle Rhine through the breathtaking Rhine Gorge and along the Moselle and Main rivers between Trier and Bamberg, with included guided excursions and return flights from the UK 2022 - Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov 2023 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save £750 per person and receive a FREE drinks package on all 2023 departures

    Cochem Fly Cruise Package
    From £1895pp
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  • Medieval Treasures

    7 Nights - Basel to Nuremberg

    AmaCerto Choice of Ships

    Discover the historic city of Strasbourg, explore the medieval town of Miltenberg and see the UNESCO-listed town of Bamberg on this 7-night cruise along the romantic Rhine and Main rivers, with included excursions and drinks with meal 2022 - Sep, Oct, Nov 2023 - Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Exclusive Blue Water savings!

    Basel Cruise Only
    From £2125pp
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  • European Rivers and Castles

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Luxembourg

    AmaCerto Choice of Ships

    Journey along the Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers through Germany's beautiful wine-producing areas and past historic castles. Includes shore excursions 2022 - Aug, Sep, Oct 2023 - Apr, May, Aug, Sep, Oct Exclusive Blue Water savings!

    Cochem Cruise Only
    From £2248pp
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  • Splendours of Europe

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

    Emerald Dawn Choice of Ships

    Visit the imperial capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest and the quaint towns of Bamberg, Passau and Melk as you journey along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers past story-book castles perched high above terraced vineyards. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2022 - Aug, Sep, Oct 2023 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save 50% on 2022/23 European River Cruises!

    River Danube Fly Cruise Package
    From £2583pp
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  • European Gems

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

    Travelmarvel Capella Choice of Ships

    Journey through the heart of Germany and Austria on this 14-night river cruise on board brand new ships, and discover the fascinating history and culture of Budapest, Vienna, Passau and Cologne. Includes flights from the UK, shore excursions and Insider Experiences 2022 - Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 2023 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

    Chain Bridge, Budapest Fly Cruise Package
    From £0pp
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  • Heart of Europe

    14 Nights - Cologne to Budapest

    Emily Bronte Choice of Ships

    Tour through the heart of Europe along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Cologne to Budapest visiting well-preserved historic towns in Germany and the impressive city of Vienna in Austria. Includes excursions and Eurostar from London St Pancras or return flights 2022 - Aug, Oct 2023 - May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct Flexible booking policy - Ask for details!

    Nuremberg No Fly Cruise
    From £2819pp
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  • Across Europe

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

    Amadeus Cara Choice of Ships

    Journey from Amsterdam to Budapest along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, passing stunning castles, picturesque vineyards and lively cities 2023 - Jul, Aug Exclusive Blue Water Fly-Cruise Package Available!

    Bamberg Cruise Only
    From £2886pp
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  • Magnificent Europe

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

    AmaStella Choice of Ships

    An all-inclusive, luxury cruise through five magnificent countries along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, with exclusive signature experiences, guided excursions, home pick-up service and travel from the UK 2022 - Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov 2023 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec No Single Supplement on all 2022 dates!

    Cologne Fly Cruise Package
    From £0pp
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  • Grand European River Cruise

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

    Viking Magni Choice of Ships

    A 14-night river cruise on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers from Amsterdam, visiting charming riverside towns in Germany and Austria, and the magnificent cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK 2022 - Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 2023 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Save £750 per person and receive a FREE drinks package on all 2023 departures

    Cruise the canals of Amsterdam Fly Cruise Package
    From £3195pp
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  • Jewels of Europe

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

    Scenic Jewel Choice of Ships

    Discover the cultural and historical highlights of Europe along the legendary Rhine and Danube rivers on this 14-night all-inclusive luxury river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest, with return flights from the UK, butler service, all gratuities and a choice of superb included shore excursions 2022 - Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov 2023 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save 50% on 2022/23 European River Cruises!

    Amsterdam Fly Cruise Package
    From £3413pp
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  • European Jewels

    14 Nights - Budapest to Amsterdam

    River Duchess River Duchess

    This fantastic itinerary takes you through four magnificent countries to Europe's most scenic destinations, uncovering European art, history and culture. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities 2022 - Aug, Sep, Oct 2023 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Exclusive Blue Water savings!

    Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest Fly Cruise Package
    From £4600pp
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  • Medieval Germany

    7 Nights - Mainz to Regensburg

    George Eliot George Eliot

    Explore the charming medieval towns of Wertheim and Miltenberg and charming Bamberg on this cruise along the Main and Danube rivers through the heart of Germany, with included excursions and return flights from the UK

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  • Reflections of the Rhine and Main

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Nuremburg

    Travelmarvel Capella Choice of Ships

    A superb full-board essential cruise along the beautiful Rhine River from Amsterdam to Nuremburg, travelling through Rüdesheim, Wertheim and Würzburg. Includes flights from the UK, excursions and unique Insider Experiences 2022 - Aug FLASH SALE - All cabins grades now just £1495pp! Plus No Single Supplement!

    Cologne Fly Cruise Package
    From £0pp
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  • Magnificent Rivers of Europe

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

    AmaBella AmaBella

    Cruise through the heart of Europe along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest following the route of emperors and kings through five magnificent countries. Includes guided excursions and drinks with meals

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