The Danube is Europe’s second longest river, flowing directly through 10 countries and four capital cities from the Black Forest of Germany to the Black Sea.
This extraordinary river is lined by ever-changing but idyllic scenery throughout is 1700 mile journey, passing vineyards, lush valleys, breath-taking mountain backdrops and medieval castles along the way.
At National Holidays we offer a selection of holidays, as diverse as the Danube itself, which allow you navigate the spectacle of the river and explore the varied vistas presented by the river.
Hop on a River Cruise, whisk off on a European City Break to the imperial cities of Vienna, Bratislava or Budapest or take a scenic coach trip to discover the beautiful towns of Bavaria. The choice is yours!
Flowing West to East from Germany’s Black Forest to its mouth in the Black Sea in Romania, the River Danube is a colossal stretch of water which connects Western and Eastern Europe.
The river has witnessed every moment of Europe’s colourful history, including the rise and fall of empires dating back centuries, plus major wars, and connects diverse cultures through ever-changing landscapes.
On a coach holiday to the River Danube you can visit some of the most historical towns and cities dotted along the banks which have left their mark and shaped modern Europe to what it is today.
You can see the Danube in the early stages of its journey in the Bavarian region of Germany, visiting Regensberg with its stunning cathedral which took 600 years to build, and Passau where the rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube meet.
As the river drops into Austria, the scenery gets ever more dramatic as its ‘waltzes’ its way through Linz before heading through the wine-region of the Wacau Valley on its way to Vienna, the birthplace of Mozart.
One of the best ways to discover the great cities of The Danube is to follow its course on a River Cruise. There’s something deeply satisfying about floating along the tranquil waters at a leisurely pace, absorbing life on the shore.
Every day you wake up to discover new sights including the magnificent Benedictine Abbey and renaissance Schallaburg Castle in Melk, or the diverse architecture of Budapest and baroque masterpieces of Bratislava.
Opting to centre your holiday on the River Danube is a real delight, Every bend reveals new surprises whilst it allows you to discover towns and cities you may not otherwise have thought about visiting.
To see what available coach breaks we do to The Danube, simply use the Holiday Search above.