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Austria is a country of contrasts boasting sophisticated cities crammed with culture-seeking tourists as well as epic Alpine scenery and snowy slopes brimming with skiers. Offering travellers unparalleled beauty in the form of majestic mountains and spectacular sightseeing opportunities, it is famous for its museums and palaces, contemporary cuisine and winter sports. Perhaps the best way to explore everything Austria has to offer is on one of our scenic Austria river cruises, where you can discover a range of gourmet delights as well as delve deeper into the country’s colourful past.

Beyond Vienna’s glitz and glamour, you can discover Austria’s third largest city, Linz, where Mozart composed his musical masterpieces and explore the magic of Salzburg and marvel at the hilltop castle that looks down upon quaint cobbled streets. Cruise the waters of the stunningly peaceful Danube river, which flows between picturesque vineyards and mountain backdrops. On our Austria cruise holidays, we call at the fairy-tale village of Melk to see Europe’s largest monasteries; a visual banquet some might say. Another highlight is the legendary Neuschwanstein Castle, one of Germany’s most visited castles, located in an idyllic setting nestled between the Austrian Alps.

Often described as Europe’s cultural hub: Vienna is the capital of Austria which is home to many a musical masterpiece and was of course the setting of The Sound of Music. Visit some of the city’s finest buildings, including the Vienna Opera house, the lavish Hofburg Palace, and grand St Stephen's Cathedral.

Relax and relish the sights and sounds of Austrian culture with our breath-taking Austria river cruises. Travel down the Danube and explore some of Austria’s most charming towns and cities from the lavish capital city of Vienna to the characterful landscape of the Austrian Alps with its magnificent mountains and tranquil lakes.

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Fisherman’s Bastion | Budapest | Visit the Riviera Travel Blog
St Stephen’s Cathedral | Vienna | Visit the Riviera Travel Blog
Hungarian Parliament building | Budapest | Visit the Riviera Travel Blog


Our river cruises in Austria

Melk Abbey on a rocky outcrop | Melk, Austria
(1890 reviews)
8 days starting from £1569pp 
Budapest Parliament Building surrounded by blue skies and water | Budapest, Hungary
(1890 reviews)
11 days starting from £2078pp 
Budapest Chain Bridge over the Danube | Budapest, Hungary
(406 reviews)
15 days starting from £2819pp 
Széchenyi chain suspension bridge in the evening spanning over the River Danube before Budapest Parliament building | Budapest, Hungary | Solo Travellers
(1890 reviews)
8 days starting from £1879pp 
11 days starting from £2048pp 
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