Danube River Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $9,099 - $11,799 /person

+$231 Port Fee

8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Small Luxury Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Danube River Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Small Luxury Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2025: Sep

From $9,099 - $11,799 /person

( +$231 Port Fee )

Prague to Budapest through Five Countries

The Danube has always been a great connector. Communist and capitalist, east and west: divisions that have written European history are just stops along its shores. For us, the Danube is a link between bike paths and hiking trails. Urban escapes and tranquil natural beauty. It’s your highway to a European adventure with a little bit of everything. All you have to do is go with the flow. 

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Biking
Walk/Hike
Kayak

Highlights

  • Hike lush Bavarian woodlands, Austrian mountaintops and fascinating urban neighborhoods alongside local hosts
  • Pedal the scenic Donauradweg (Danube bike path) through the vineyards, orchards and villages of the Wachau Valley, beloved for its apricots and Grüner Veltliners
  • Delight in the ever-changing views from your luxurious stateroom, knowing that you only have to unpack once as you tour a spectrum of cultures and landscapes
  • Linger in Prague and Budapest, captivating gateway cities that teem with dazzling sights, culture and cuisine  

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Danube River Cruise Bike Tour map

Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary

Start Prague, Czech Republic

End Budapest, Hungary

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Warm up with a hike through the Bavarian Forest • Nothing like a bit of oompah music to get things started—enjoy an Oktoberfest-style celebration before we set sail • Fall in love with Bavaria's quiet biking routes and stunning views into Austria • Stroll amid Italian baroque architecture in Passau, the City of Three Rivers. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A luxurious custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Days 3-4

Description

Hop a gondola up into the nearby Alps for rugged trails, vast views and sweet Tyrolean desserts at a cozy mountain hut • Visit Linz, home to baroque buildings and a vibrant main square • Want a day off from hiking or biking? Choose an excursion to Salzburg or Český Krumlov—both spectacular World Heritage sites • Traverse the most stunning stretch of the Danube, the Wachau Valley, along the famed Donauradweg (Danube bike path) • Visit majestic Melk Abbey, inspiration for Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose  • Stop for a taste of the local Grüner Veltliner as you pedal past traditional Austrian vineyards. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A luxurious custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Days 5-6

Description

Welcome to Vienna, imperial city of the Hapsburgs and a hub of Central European culture and tradition • Take to kayaks and glide along the peaceful urban waterways surrounding Vienna’s Donauinsel (Danube Island) park • Follow bike paths in serene Donau-Auen National Park, keeping an eye out for kingfishers and herons • Ride between two capital cities—Vienna and Bratislava—passing remnants of the former Iron Curtain • Dine at Schloss Hof, a famous castle and working farm • Join a walking tour of Bratislava's charming medieval center.  

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A luxurious custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Days 7-8

Description

Discover Budapest’s historic landmarks and hidden history on a guided walk • Climb Gellert Hill for panoramic views of Buda and Pest, once two distinct sister cities facing each other across the river • Dine at our favorite atmospheric Old City eatery • Take an afternoon to explore this remarkable capital with its posh coffeeshops, hip ruin pubs, thermal bathhouses and countless museums • Raise a toast to a memorable week. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A luxurious custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Backroads Support on Board and on Shore
We sail with up to 30 Backroads guests per group. Occasionally there may be more than one Backroads group onboard and you may cross paths with the other group on routes or at restaurants. When this occurs, each group will have their own dedicated onboard Backroads leaders.
Meals
On our active cruises, we seek out diversity by including regionally authentic and inventive meals for onshore lunches and the occasional onshore dinner. On-ship meals, though delightful, are meant to appeal to a wide cross section of passengers and may at times feel more conventional for some, and less reflective of the region than on Backroads hotel trips.
Itinerary Flexibility: Going with the Flow
Every river has its own unique temperament and for centuries water levels have shifted due to rain, temperature and agriculture. High water levels may mean the ship cannot pass under a bridge, low water levels result in slower sailing, and a disabled lock can also lead to some extra cruising time. Should any unforeseen change happen during your river cruise, we will work closely with AmaWaterways' captain and staff, who are very experienced in going with the flow.
Stateroom Categories
In contrast to our usual land-based trips, which have similar room categories, the AmaWaterways ships offer a wide range of stateroom categories. The top-tier staterooms often fill fast so book as early as possible if this is important to you.
Double-Docking

Most port conditions require that ships tie up alongside each other, in which case you may need to walk through another ship to access our ship. This is a part of river cruising due to its popularity. You may experience obstructed views from your stateroom when the ship is double-docked, but as soon as we set sail again your beautiful views will be restored.

From $9,099 - $11,799 /person

+$231 Port Fee

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Accommodations

Small Ships, Big Adventures

Our small ships feel more like boutique retreats, offering an experience a world away from the typical large cruise.

Ship may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A luxurious custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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From $9,099 - $11,799 /person

+$231 Port Fee

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $9,099 - $11,799 /person

+$231 Port Fee

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Note: Your stateroom will be assigned based on availability. Please contact us if you are interested in booking multiple Stateroom Categories for your party, selecting a specific stateroom, or Single Supplement pricing.

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