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Danube River Cruises

Cruise down the majestic Danube...

The Danube is the EU's longest river, passing through 10 countries and 4 capital cities from its source in the Black Forest of Germany until it empties into the Black Sea. This awe-inspiring waterway provides the perfect location for a European river cruise.

The scenery surrounding the Danube will take your breath away. The mountains and valleys scattered with vineyards and wildlife provide an excellent backdrop for you to enjoy from the sundeck of your luxury river cruise vessel. There are also a wealth of new places to explore when you leave the boat, including elegant Vienna, ancient Bratislava, medieval Bamberg and beautiful Budapest, to name but a few.

Shearings have two river cruise ships sailing on the Danube - the MV Esmeralda and the MPS Da Vinci. You can choose to join your ship by coach or air, the choice is yours.

See our selection of river cruises around the Danube below, or check out our full range of river cruises.

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Close this result item Christmas On The Danube 5 days 

Join our relaxing cruise along the beautiful River Danube, taking in the festive atmosphere as well as the wonderful scenery on our way.

A-ROSA Bella

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5 days from only £851.50 per person.

£851.50 per person.

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4 night from £851.50

Close this result item The Classic Danube 10 days 

View across Danube to Linz

Enjoy a classic cruise along the famous Danube River, as it snakes its way through central Europe. We’ll be sure to witness stunning scenery as we cruise along the beautiful valleys of the river and discover historic cities and villages as well as architectural wonders - a truly unforgettable experience awaits you.

MV Esmeralda

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10 days from only £909 per person.

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£909 per person.

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9 nights from £909

Close this result item The Classic Danube 7 days 

View across Danube to Linz

Enjoy a classic cruise along the famous Danube River, as it snakes its way through central Europe. We’ll be sure to witness stunning scenery as we cruise along the beautiful valleys of the river and discover historic cities and villages as well as architectural wonders - a truly unforgettable experience awaits you.

MV Esmeralda

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7 days from only £999 per person.

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£999 per person.

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6 nights from £999

Close this result item Main Valley to Blue Danube - (Reverse Itinerary) 10 days 

Nüremberg

Join us as we sail along the Main Valley and the beautiful Blue Danube, with so much to discover. Step back in time, exploring the medieval cities of Bamberg and Regensburg, awaken your inner child with a visit to Nuremberg’s popular Toy Museum, and sample some of Bamberg’s famous beers, with over 50 varieties to choose from. Explore Wurzburg’s Palace, marvel at the 16 lochs of the Danube-Main Canal and enjoy the views of the Altmuehl Valley. Unforgettable experiences await on this spectacular waterway!

MPS Da Vinci

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10 days from only £1049 per person.

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£1049 per person.

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Close this result item Great Cities of the Danube 10 days 

Durnstein

A majestic cruise through the valleys, vineyards and scenery that make the Danube so special. From the elegance of Vienna, with its many sights from the glorious Hapsburg era, to the ancient splendour of Bratislava and stunning Budapest. You could sample some Wachau Valley wine or tour beautiful Melk Abbey. Immerse yourself in some of the heartland of Europe’s most magical capitals while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the MV Esmeralda.

MV Esmeralda

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10 days from only £1049 per person.

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£1049 per person.

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Close this result item Great Cities of the Danube 8 days 

Durnstein

A majestic cruise through the valleys, vineyards and scenery that make the Danube so special. From the elegance of Vienna, with its many sights from the glorious Hapsburg era, to the ancient splendour of Bratislava and stunning Budapest. You could sample some Wachau Valley wine or tour beautiful Melk Abbey. Immerse yourself in some of the heartland of Europe’s most magical capitals while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the MV Esmeralda.

MV Esmeralda

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8 days from only £1059 per person.

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£1059 per person.

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7 nights from £1059

Close this result item Main Valley to Blue Danube - (Reverse Itinerary) 8 days 

Nüremberg

Join us as we sail along the Main Valley and the beautiful Blue Danube, with so much to discover. Step back in time, exploring the medieval cities of Bamberg and Regensburg, awaken your inner child with a visit to Nuremberg’s popular Toy Museum, and sample some of Bamberg’s famous beers, with over 50 varieties to choose from. Explore Wurzburg’s Palace, marvel at the 16 lochs of the Danube-Main Canal and enjoy the views of the Altmuehl Valley. Unforgettable experiences await on this spectacular waterway!

MPS Da Vinci

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8 days from only £1199 per person.

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£1199 per person.

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7 nights from £1199

Close this result item Great Cities of the Danube River Cruise & 2 Nights in Munich 10 days 

Munich

A majestic cruise through the valleys, vineyards and scenery that make the Danube so special. From the elegance of Vienna, with its many sights from the glorious Hapsburg era, to the ancient splendour of Bratislava and Passau ‘The City of Three Rivers’. You could sample some Wachau Valley wine or tour beautiful Melk Abbey. Immerse yourself in some of the heartland of Europe’s most magical capitals while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the MV Esmeralda.

MV Esmeralda

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10 days from only £1314 per person.

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£1314 per person.

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9 nights from £1314

Close this result item The Grand Danube River Cruise & 2 NIghts in Munich 11 days 

Budapest

Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the most beautiful cities and captivating scenery in central Europe as we embark on a journey of discovery on The Grand Danube. Visit the key cities of this mighty river including spectacular Vienna, the hidden gem of Bratislava and the magnificent city of Budapest. You’ll discover picture-postcard towns and villages such as Krems, Melk, Linz and Kalocsa, famous for its Pustza Horses. This is sure to be a unique tour and cruise experience.

MV Esmeralda

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11 days from only £1394 per person.

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£1394 per person.

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Close this result item Main Valley to Blue Danube Cruise plus 2 nights in Munich 10 days 

Munich

Join us as we sail along the Main Valley and the beautiful Blue Danube, with so much to discover. Step back in time, exploring the medieval cities of Bamberg and Regensburg, awaken your inner child with a visit to Nuremberg’s popular Toy Museum, and sample some of Bamberg’s famous beers, with over 50 varieties to choose from. Explore Wurzburg’s Palace, marvel at the 16 lochs of the Danube-Main Canal and enjoy the views of the Altmuehl Valley. Unforgettable experiences await on this spectacular waterway!

MPS Da Vinci

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10 days from only £1399 per person.

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£1399 per person.

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Close this result item The Blue Danube & Vienna 10 days 

Schonbrunn Gardens, Vienna

Join our classic Danube cruise named after the famous Waltz written by Johann Strauss. You will take in three unique European cities, magnificent Vienna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its imposing St Stephen’s Cathedral, Budapest the “Queen of the Danube” and Bratislava, the charming capital city of Slovakia. Along the way you will see many impressive buildings such as the imposing baroque Abbey of Melk

MPS Da Vinci

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10 days from only £1429 per person.

£1429 per person.

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Close this result item The Blue Danube & Vienna 8 days 

Schonbrunn Gardens, Vienna

Join our classic Danube cruise named after the famous Waltz written by Johann Strauss. You will take in three unique European cities, magnificent Vienna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its imposing St Stephen’s Cathedral, Budapest the “Queen of the Danube” and Bratislava, the charming capital city of Slovakia. Along the way you will see many impressive buildings such as the imposing baroque Abbey of Melk

MPS Da Vinci

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8 days from only £1441.50 per person.

£1441.50 per person.

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7 nights from £1441.50

Close this result item Grand Danube Explorer Cruise Plus 2 nights in Munich 10 days 

Munic

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Danube, taking in some of Europe’s most splendid scenery and learning something of the area’s fascinating history. Discover Vienna, the beautiful ‘City of Waltzes’. See Budapest, ‘Queen of the Danube’ and home to a myriad of historical treasures. Cruise to Esztergom, a picturesque town full of historical delights. And call in at Bratislava, a cultural capital city with much to see and do. The combination of outstanding natural beauty and wonderful history make this cruise a truly unforgettable experience.

MPS Da Vinci

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10 days from only £1499 per person.

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