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Cruising Along the Danube River
Cruise vacation is gaining more popularity nowadays; not only in ocean but also in great rivers such as the Danube that stretch along the European Union. There are many cruise lines offering Danube River cruises with different packages and facilities.
1. Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways offers 5 days long Danube River cruises. More extensive Danube River cruises add in the Black Sea and sail for 14 days. The line has a special offering called ‘Christmas time on the Danube’ cruises that last for 8, 9, 12 or 16 days. With these Danube River cruises, guests can experience the region’s holiday’s traditions. Guests of these Danube River cruises can enjoy visiting classic Christmas markets in cities including Nuremberg, Regensburg and Vienna as well as tasting traditional food such as warm spiced wine called Gluhwein and Lebkuchen, a classic German Christmas cookie.
Viking River Cruises offers a variety of Danube River cruises. The cruise line offers Danube River cruises that last for 8 to 16 days. The longer Danube River cruises include other European rivers. The Viking Danube ship accommodates up to 150 guests of Danube River cruises while the Viking Legend carries 189 guests. The later ship has 95 deluxe staterooms with either a French balcony or picture window. To make the most of your Danube River cruises, all of the ships have a sun deck that presents unbeatable views of the scenery.
3. Tauck Tours
Tauck Tours offers thorough and informative Danube River cruises on 3 riverboats, each holds only 118 guests. There is one Tauck tour director for every 40 guests of Danube River cruises, who manages the itinerary and keeps things running smoothly throughout the trip. A local tour guides is available at each stop to accompany the guests along the trip.
As one of the longest rivers in the European Union, Danube River is a potential tourist destination for you to explore. Go ahead and book one place on any of the available Danube cruises to enjoy the great river that flows through 10 countries and ends in the Black Sea. As you may not have enough time or money to enjoy the complete Danube cruises, why not choose to cruise along Hungarypart of the Danube?
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is often referred to as the Queen of the Danube because it is located at the heart of the river. Budapest Danube cruises sail through the middle of the city. You can see the city’s important landmark such as the Parliament building and the Royal Palace when boarding one of those Danube cruises.
To enjoy the Budapest Danube cruises, there are some cruising companies ready to serve you. Hungaria Koncert offers lunch and evening Danube cruises that are available every day except on Christmas day. The lunch cruises leave at 2 p.m. while the evening cruises leave at 7 and 10 p.m. Even though they are basically dining Danube cruises, guests can take the cruise without dinner for a lower price. The price they pay will include one free drink and a glass of champagne.
Another company, Mahart Passnave, offers the Margaret Island tour on their Danube cruises everyday between May and August, and on weekend between April and May, and September and October. You will have no guide for these Danube cruises. The ferry will stop at several points on the island where you can enjoy the panorama. You can also buy a round trip ticket for this Danube cruises. Beside the Margaret Island tours, the company also provides dining Danube cruises for lunch and dinner daily.