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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.

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5 days from only £829 per person.

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4 night from £829

Close this result item The Classic Danube By Coach 10 days 

Budapest

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 £899 per person.

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£899 per person.

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9 nights from £899

Close this result item The Classic Danube By Air 7 days 

Budapest

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 Great Cities of the Danube By Air 8 days 

Budapest

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 £1049 per person.

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£1049 per person.

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Close this result item Great Cities of the Danube By Coach 10 days 

Budapest

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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9 nights from £1049

Close this result item Great Cities of the Danube (North Sea Itinerary) 11 days 

Budapest

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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11 days from only £1109 per person.

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£1109 per person.

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Budapest

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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11 days from only £1119 per person.

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£1119 per person.

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Close this result item The Grand Danube By Air 9 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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9 days from only £1149 per person.

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8 nights from £1149

Close this result item The Grand Danube By Coach 12 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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12 days from only £1149 per person.

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11 nights from £1149

Close this result item THE CLASSIC DANUBE & EXTENSION 9 days 

Sit back relax, and let us whisk you away for a carefree holiday where you can enjoy the best, the very best the area has to offer. You can't beat a holiday with Shearings!

MV Esmeralda

9 days from only £1194 per person.

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£1194 per person.

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8 nights from £1194

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 £1244 per person.

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£1244 per person.

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9 nights from £1244

Close this result item Blue Danube and the Main Valley By Coach 10 days 

Passau

Join us as we sail along the beautiful Blue Danube and the Main Valley, with so much to discover. Step back in time, exploring some of southern Germany and Austria's medieval cities, including the UNESCO designated Bamberg and Regensburg, home to stunning architecture as well as many famous beers to sample. Explore Wurzburg’s famous Palace, marvel at the sixteen 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 £1289 per person.

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£1289 per person.

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Close this result item Great Cities of the Danube By Rail 10 days 

Budapest

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 £1299 per person.

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London St Pancras 9 nights from £1299

Close this result item Memories of the Austrian Danube By Coach 10 days 

Schonbrunn Gardens, Vienna

Join our new Austrian Danube cruise, taking in the most popular towns and cities of Austria. Enjoy time to discover the beautiful cathedral city of Linz, the impressive town of Melk with its abbey standing guard above, magnificent Vienna - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its imposing St Stephen’s Cathedral, the famous Lipizzaner horses and iconic Opera House. There are also excursions on offer to explore Salzburg associated with the 'Sound of Music' as well as Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. A cruise that is sure to leave fond memories of Austria and the scenic Danube river.

MPS Da Vinci

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10 days from only £1339 per person.

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£1339 per person.

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Close this result item Three Cities of the Danube By Coach 10 days 

Esztergom

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 £1369 per person.

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£1369 per person.

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Close this result item Memories of the Austrian Danube By Air 8 days 

Schonbrunn Gardens, Vienna

Join our new Austrian Danube cruise, taking in the most popular towns and cities of Austria. Enjoy time to discover the beautiful cathedral city of Linz, the impressive town of Melk with its abbey standing guard above, magnificent Vienna - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its imposing St Stephen’s Cathedral, the famous Lipizzaner horses and iconic Opera House. There are also excursions on offer to explore Salzburg associated with the 'Sound of Music' as well as Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. A cruise that is sure to leave fond memories of Austria and the scenic Danube river.

MPS Da Vinci

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8 days from only £1379 per person.

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£1379 per person.

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Close this result item Three Cities of the Danube By Air 8 days 

Esztergom

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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8 days from only £1389 per person.

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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 £1396.50 per person.

£1396.50 per person.

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10 nights from £1396.50

Close this result item Blue Danube and the Main Valley By Air 8 days 

Passau

Join us as we sail along the beautiful Blue Danube and the Main Valley, with so much to discover. Step back in time, exploring some of southern Germany and Austria's medieval cities, including the UNESCO designated Bamberg and Regensburg, home to stunning architecture as well as many famous beers to sample. Explore Wurzburg’s famous Palace, marvel at the sixteen 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 £1409 per person.

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£1409 per person.

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Close this result item Memories of the Austrian Danube (North Sea Itinerary) By Coach 11 days 

Schonbrunn Gardens, Vienna

Join our new Austrian Danube cruise, taking in the most popular towns and cities of Austria. Enjoy time to discover the beautiful cathedral city of Linz, the impressive town of Melk with its abbey standing guard above, magnificent Vienna - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its imposing St Stephen’s Cathedral, the famous Lipizzaner horses and iconic Opera House. There are also excursions on offer to explore Salzburg associated with the 'Sound of Music' as well as Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. A cruise that is sure to leave fond memories of Austria and the scenic Danube river.

MPS Da Vinci

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11 days from only £1429 per person.

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£1429 per person.

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Close this result item Three Cities of the Danube (North Sea Itinerary) By Coach 11 days 

Esztergom

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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11 days from only £1459 per person.

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£1459 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 £1579 per person.

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£1579 per person.

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Close this result item Three Cities of the Danube By Rail 10 days 

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 £1599 per person.

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Close this result item Memories of the Austrian Danube By Rail 10 days 

Schonbrunn Gardens, Vienna

Join our new Austrian Danube cruise, taking in the most popular towns and cities of Austria. Enjoy time to discover the beautiful cathedral city of Linz, the impressive town of Melk with its abbey standing guard above, magnificent Vienna - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its imposing St Stephen’s Cathedral, the famous Lipizzaner horses and iconic Opera House. There are also excursions on offer to explore Salzburg associated with the 'Sound of Music' as well as Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. A cruise that is sure to leave fond memories of Austria and the scenic Danube river.

MPS Da Vinci

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Close this result item MEMORIES OF THE AUSTRIAN DANUBE-EXT 10 days 

Sit back relax, and let us whisk you away for a carefree holiday where you can enjoy the best, the very best the area has to offer. You can't beat a holiday with Shearings!

MPS Da Vinci

10 days from only £1626.50 per person.

£1626.50 per person.

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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 £1636.50 per person.

£1636.50 per person.

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Close this result item Journey to the Danube By Coach 17 days 

Main-Danube Canal

Joining in Holland, our wonderful new cruise takes you on an epic journey through the three countries of Holland, Germany and Austria. A cruise to take at your own pace as we gently meander along the Rhine and Main rivers, to pretty Passau, known as the ‘Three Rivers City’, where the beautiful blue Danube begins. Our quintessential Journey to the Danube will take you through the changing riverscapes, passing historic buildings, picturesque villages and dramatic valleys.

MPS Da Vinci

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17 days from only £1749 per person.

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Close this result item Journey to the Danube By Air 15 days 

Joining in Holland, our wonderful new cruise takes you on an epic journey through the three countries of Holland, Germany and Austria. A cruise to take at your own pace as we gently meander along the Rhine and Main rivers, to pretty Passau, known as the ‘Three Rivers City’, where the beautiful blue Danube begins. Our quintessential Journey to the Danube will take you through the changing riverscapes, passing historic buildings, picturesque villages and dramatic valleys.

MPS Da Vinci

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15 days from only £1849 per person.

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14 nights from £1849

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