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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 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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4 out of 5 stars ( from 5 customers )

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10 days from only £799 per person.

Saving £300 each.

£799 per person.

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9 nights from £799

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 £799 per person.

Saving £540 each.

£799 per person.

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9 nights from £799

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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Departs Tuesday
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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 £899 per person.

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£899 per person.

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9 nights from £899

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 £999 per person.

Saving £370 each.

£999 per person.

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7 nights from £999

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 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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4 out of 5 stars ( from 5 customers )

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8 days from only £1079 per person.

Saving £50 each.

£1079 per person.

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7 nights from £1079

Close this result item GREAT CITIES OF THE DANUBE - N.SEA 11 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

11 days from only £1139 per person.

£1139 per person.

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Departs Monday
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10 nights from £1139

Close this result item The Grand Danube 12 days 

Budapest at night

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 £1199 per person.

£1199 per person.

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11 nights from £1199

Close this result item The Grand Danube 9 days 

Budapest at night

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 £1201.50 per person.

£1201.50 per person.

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8 nights from £1201.50

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 £1366.50 per person.

£1366.50 per person.

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9 nights from £1366.50

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 £1384 per person.

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£1384 per person.

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10 nights from £1384

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 £1389 per person.

£1389 per person.

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9 nights from £1389

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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9 nights from £1399

Close this result item Grand Danube Explorer 10 days 

Melk Abbey

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 £1419 per person.

£1419 per person.

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9 nights from £1419

Close this result item MEMORIES OF THE AUSTRIAN DANUBE 8 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

8 days from only £1431.50 per person.

£1431.50 per person.

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7 nights from £1431.50

Close this result item Grand Danube Explorer 8 days 

Melk Abbey

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 £1441.50 per person.

£1441.50 per person.

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Departs Wednesday
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7 nights from £1441.50

Close this result item MEMORIES OF THE AUSTRIAN DANUBE NS 11 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

11 days from only £1469 per person.

£1469 per person.

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Departs Tuesday
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10 nights from £1469

Close this result item THREE CITIES OF THE DANUBE NTH SEA 11 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

11 days from only £1489 per person.

£1489 per person.

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Departs Monday
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10 nights from £1489

Close this result item MEMORIES OF THE AUSTRIAN 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!

MPS Da Vinci

10 days from only £1649 per person.

£1649 per person.

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Departs Tuesday
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London St Pancras 9 nights from £1649

Close this result item JOURNEY TO THE 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!

MPS Da Vinci

17 days from only £1799 per person.

£1799 per person.

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Departs Tuesday
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16 nights from £1799

Close this result item JOURNEY TO THE DANUBE 15 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

15 days from only £1901.50 per person.

£1901.50 per person.

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Departs Wednesday
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14 nights from £1901.50

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