Top 10 Shore Excursions On The Danube

1. Nuremburg – Main Danube Canal, Germany

The most popular shore excursion in Nuremburg is a walking tour. This includes a visit to the Old Town, where you will see the place that was once the centre of a powerful medieval imperial city. You will also see its Gothic churches and medieval ramparts that surrounds this city.

Nuremburg

Cruise lines that Visit Nuremberg:

 

2. Regensburg

During your tour of this medieval city, the main attractions you will see are the Gothic St Peter's Cathedral, 12th-century Old Stone Bridge Stone Bridge & Porta Pratoria. Porta Praetoria is the northern gate to the Roman military camp. It was made to defend against Germans in 179 AD (which was also the date Regensburg was founded).

Regensburg

Cruise lines that Visit Regensburg:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Scenic
  • Viking River Cruise

 

3. Passau

When visiting Passau, there are 2 main excursions on offer, a guided city tour or an Organ Concert in St. Stephen’s Cathedral. During your guided tour you will walk the town’s narrow streets & in the Old Town pass the traditional patrician houses along the way. You will take a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, here you will be treated to a special concert which is played on a 17,000-pipe organ, which is considered Europe's largest church organ. 

Passau is also known as the gate way to Cesky Krumlov and Salzburg. During time in Salzburg you can take a tour of setting of 'Sound of Music'. In Cesky Krumlov you can take a guided city of this World Heritage Site.

Passau

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4. Melk

The most popular shore excursions in Melk are a tour of Benedict Abbey and a Guided bike tour to Durnstien. Benedict Abby is in Melk’s impressive and most famous monastic site. During the guided bike tour you will cycle along the banks of the Danube to the quaint village Durnstein.

Melk

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5. Durnstein

A guided walking tour is the popular tour. Durstein is part of a region designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the prettiest towns along the Danube. You will stroll along the cobblestone streets past the century-old houses and the wine taverns.

Durnstein

Cruise lines that Visit Durnstein:

  • AmaWaterways
  • APT
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Riviera Travel 
  • Scenic
  • Uniworld

 

6. Vienna

The main 3 are a tour of the Spanish Riding School, Schonbrunn Palace or a tour of the city. The Schonburn Palace is home to Austria's imperial family and it considered one of Europe's most beautiful baroque palaces. You will be taken on a tour of this majestic & beautiful site.  The Spanish Riding School is located within the Hofburg Palace. You will either see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions talking their morning stroll or a behind the scenes tour.  During your guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site you will see its famous Ringstrasse, the ring roads, the Opera House &  St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Vienna

Cruise lines that Visit Vienna:

  • AmaWaterways
  • APT
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Riviera Travel
  • Scenic
  • Viking River Cruise

 

7. Bratislava

The most popular excursion in Bratislava is a guided sightseeing tour. There are many cultures to see on your guided tour of the Slovkian Capital, they are Celtic, Roman & Slavic. Enjoy seeing the sights of the Old Town, from the Town Hall to the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin.

Bratislava

Cruise lines that Visit Bratislava:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Waterways
  • APT
  • Scenic Tours offer an optional excursion to Bratislava when visiting Vienna.

 

8. Budapest

A guided city tour is the most popular excursion in Budapest. During the tour you will experience both sides of this city, Buda & Pest. The main attractions you will are the Chain Bridge, the Royal Palace of Buda & the hilltop castle complex with Fisherman’s Bastion and the Matthias Church.

Budapest

Cruise lines that Visit Budapest:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Waterways
  • APT
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Riviera Travel
  • Scenic
  • Viking River Cruise
  • Uniworld

 

9. Belgrade

When visiting Belgrade you can take a guided sightseeing city excursion. You will explore one of Europe’s oldest capital cities. You will visit the major sights of the city as well as a chance to visit Tito’s memorial.

Cycle or Walking with local tours are also available as well as Shop with a Chef. During the ‘Shop with a Chef tour’, join a chef on a local visit to the food market, where you will have an opportunity to shop and taste the region’s best ingredients. 

Belgrade

Cruise lines that Visit Belgrade:

  • Avalon Waterways
  • Scenic

 

10. Bucharest

During a guided sightseeing tour of Bucharest you will see its wide, tree-lined boulevards plus the Arc de Triomphe. The main attraction is the Royal Palace Square, this was the scene of the riots in 1989 which led to the collapse of the communist dictatorship.

Bucharest

Cruise lines that Visit Bucharest:

  • Avalon Waterways
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Scenic

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