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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 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 £919 per person.

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Includes room supplement of £240

£919 per person.

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9 nights from £919

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. 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 £999 per person.

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£999 per person.

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7 nights from £999

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 £1019 per person.

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£1019 per person.

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6 nights from £1019

Close this result item GREAT CITIES OF THE DANUBE 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!

MV Esmeralda

10 days from only £1069 per person.

£1069 per person.

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9 nights from £1069

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. 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 £1069 per person.

£1069 per person.

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9 nights from £1069

Close this result item The Beautiful Blue Danube 10 days 

Take in the splendid scenery of the beautiful blue Danube with us on this excellent new river cruise. Sailing aboard our brand new vessel, the MS Serenade 2, this river cruise will showcase the very best of this amazing river. We will call at some of the river’s finest towns and cities, as well as enjoying two included excursions.

MS Serenade 2

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10 days from only £1069 per person.

£1069 per person.

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9 nights from £1069

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 £1149 per person.

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£1149 per person.

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London St Pancras 9 nights from £1149

Close this result item The Danube's Great Cities by Coach 10 days 

Admire the Danube’s magnificent scenery, famous the world over, as we visit some of this river’s most enchanting cities. Travelling through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, we will enjoy the unique opportunity of exploring these incredible destinations, while also being treated to included guided tours of Vienna and Budapest.

MS Serenade 2

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10 days from only £1169 per person.

£1169 per person.

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9 nights from £1169

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 £1169 per person.

£1169 per person.

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11 nights from £1169

Close this result item The Beautiful Blue Danube - By Air 7 days 

Take in the splendid scenery of the beautiful blue Danube with us on this excellent new river cruise. Sailing aboard our brand new vessel, the MS Serenade 2, this river cruise will showcase the very best of this amazing river. We will call at some of the river’s finest towns and cities, as well as enjoying two included excursions.

MS Serenade 2

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7 days from only £1171.50 per person.

£1171.50 per person.

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6 nights from £1171.50

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 £1171.50 per person.

£1171.50 per person.

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8 nights from £1171.50

Close this result item Great Cities of the Danube (Munich Extension) 10 days 

Linz

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. Immerse yourself in some of the heartland of Europe’s most magical capitals while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the MV Esmeralda, before making the most of additional time in Munich.

MV Esmeralda

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10 days from only £1194 per person.

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£1194 per person.

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9 nights from £1194

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.

MV Esmeralda

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11 days from only £1194 per person.

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£1194 per person.

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10 nights from £1194

Close this result item GREAT CITIES OF THE DANUBE 12 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

12 days from only £1199 per person.

£1199 per person.

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Close this result item The Danube's Great Cities - By Air 8 days 

Admire the Danube’s magnificent scenery, famous the world over, as we visit some of this river’s most enchanting cities. Travelling through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, we will enjoy the unique opportunity of exploring these incredible destinations, while also being treated to included guided tours of Vienna and Budapest.

MS Serenade 2

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8 days from only £1271.50 per person.

£1271.50 per person.

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7 nights from £1271.50

Close this result item THE DANUBES GREAT CITIES 12 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!

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12 days from only £1299 per person.

£1299 per person.

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11 nights from £1299

Close this result item Budapest & the Eastern Danube 12 days 

Join us on an adventure along the Danube River, taking us through Europe to discover the magnificent countries of Hungary, Croatia and Serbia. Relax on-board the MS Serenade 2, new to Shearings for 2016, and spend time exploring fantastic destinations during our cruise. We will enjoy included excursions in breath-taking Budapest and UNESCO Pecs, discovering the splendid sights here

MS Serenade 2

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12 days from only £1299 per person.

£1299 per person.

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11 nights from £1299

Close this result item Budapest & the Eastern Danube - By Air 8 days 

Join us on an adventure along the Danube River, taking us through Europe to discover the magnificent countries of Hungary, Croatia and Serbia. Relax on-board the MS Serenade 2, new to Shearings for 2016, and spend time exploring fantastic destinations during our cruise. We will enjoy included excursions in breath-taking Budapest and UNESCO Pecs, discovering the splendid sights here.

MS Serenade 2

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8 days from only £1321.50 per person.

£1321.50 per person.

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7 nights from £1321.50

Close this result item The Grand Danube Explorer by Coach 12 days 

Explore extraordinary cities, admire incredible changing landscapes, and relax on-board the MS Serenade 2, new for Shearings in 2016. This splendid ship is the perfect home-from-home as we sail along the grand Danube River, discovering a whole host of amazing destinations. Visit beautiful Budapest, famous for its history, and travel through the Wachau Valley with us.

MS Serenade 2

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12 days from only £1329 per person.

£1329 per person.

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11 nights from £1329

Close this result item The Grand Danube Explorer - By Air 9 days 

Explore extraordinary cities, admire incredible changing landscapes, and relax on-board the MS Serenade 2, new for Shearings in 2016. This splendid ship is the perfect home-from-home as we sail along the grand Danube River, discovering a whole host of amazing destinations. Visit beautiful Budapest, famous for its history, and travel through the Wachau Valley with us.

MS Serenade 2

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9 days from only £1401.50 per person.

£1401.50 per person.

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8 nights from £1401.50

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 £1579 per person.

£1579 per person.

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16 nights from £1579

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 £1781.50 per person.

£1781.50 per person.

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14 nights from £1781.50
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Close this result item The Spectacular Danube to the Black Sea - By Coach 17 days 

Stretching all the way from the German Black Forest to the Black Sea in Romania, the Danube is the second-longest river in Europe. We will explore this incredible river, beginning our cruise in Austria and travelling through magnificent scenery to explore Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria. This awesome fourteen-day river cruise will be filled with spectacular sights!

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17 days from only £1969 per person.

£1969 per person.

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Close this result item BLUE DANUBE,BUDAPEST,EASTERN DANUBE 17 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!

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17 days from only £1999 per person.

£1999 per person.

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Close this result item BLUE DANUBE,BUDAPEST,EASTERN DANUBE 14 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!

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14 days from only £2051.50 per person.

£2051.50 per person.

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13 nights from £2051.50

Close this result item THE SPECTACULAR DANUBE TO BLACK SEA 19 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!

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19 days from only £2099 per person.

£2099 per person.

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Close this result item The Spectacular Danube to the Black Sea by Air 15 days 

Stretching all the way from the German Black Forest to the Black Sea in Romania, the Danube is the second-longest river in Europe. We will explore this incredible river, beginning our cruise in Austria and travelling through magnificent scenery to explore Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria. This awesome fourteen-day river cruise will be filled with spectacular sights!

MS Serenade 2

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15 days from only £2141.50 per person.

£2141.50 per person.

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14 nights from £2141.50

Close this result item EASTERN DANUBE & GRAND DANUBE 19 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!

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19 days from only £2279 per person.

£2279 per person.

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Close this result item EASTERN DANUBE & GRAND DANUBE 16 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!

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16 days from only £2281.50 per person.

£2281.50 per person.

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15 nights from £2281.50

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