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Austria River Cruises

Salzburg, Austria (Photo: canadastock/Shutterstock)

About Austria River Cruises

While the Danube River flows through numerous European countries, Austria is home to some of its prettiest stretches (it was Austrian Johann Strauss II who named the waterway "the Blue Danube," although cruisers will note that the river itself is a normal color). The highlight of an Austria river cruise is Vienna, with its historic buildings and cultural offerings, but scenery lovers won't want to miss the Wachau Valley.

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What is the best time to cruise to Austria River?

Thanks to the region's historic holiday markets, Austria river cruises have a long season that run from March through December. The summer months are the most crowded, with late November through the end of the year also being quite busy due to the Christmas market cruises. The best deals can be had on cruises sailing at the very beginning of the season and in October. For more: Austria River Cruise Tips.

Which cruise lines go to Austria River?

Nearly every river cruise line sailing Europe sails Austria (along the Danube or Rhine Rivers) including Tauck, Viking, Uniworld, AmaWaterways, CroisiEurope, Avalon Waterways, Scenic and many more.

What are some things to do in Austria River?

In November and December, the traditional Christmas markets are a must-see. Otherwise, touring the historic sites, museums and cultural landmarks in Vienna is essential. Wine-lovers will love vineyard excursions in the Wachau Valley.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to Austria River?

A passport is required to cruise the Austria river region.

What should I pack for a cruise to Austria River?

If your cruise is in the spring, rain gear -- or at least an umbrella -- is essential. In the summer, light, breathable clothing is recommended and in the winter plenty of layers (including a warm coat and gloves) are ideal. Comfortable walking shoes are a must no matter when you're cruising, especially since the area's hilly, cobblestone streets can be challenging. You might even want to bring some binoculars -- scenic cruising moments abound on Austria river cruises.


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