The Danube River: The Perfect Summer Holiday

Cruises are an excellent choice for your summer holiday this year. There’s a wide range of benefits when it comes to opting for a cruise holiday, such as being able to see multiple countries and beautiful sights throughout your trip. In particular, we think the Danube River is the perfect destination when going on a cruise break this year.

So, if you’re thinking of heading on a cruise with Jules Verne, which will see you sailing down the Danube River, look no further than the guide below and get booking a trip to see many a fabulous sight which you’ve never even thought of before.

But where is it and what can you do on one of these cruises? Well, below, we’ve outlined some of the great highlights of a Danube River cruise.

See multiple countries

Now, the first, and the most unique thing about taking a Danube River cruise, is the fact the river runs through multiple countries.

Sitting on the border of the Romans and the Barbarians, the countries in question are Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Three stunning places, which should definitely be on your ‘places to visit’ list, you’ll be able to absorb all the scenery from the unique view of the river itself. It’ll also allow you to see how the landscapes change as you transition from one country to the next.

See multiple cities

The great thing that comes with travelling through multiple countries, means you’ll also get to see a wide variety of cities. This is because these cruises stop at several famous cities, which are just waiting to be explored. These include Vienna, Melk, Dürnstein, Bratislava, Budapest (where most of the tours start) and Esztergom.

This means you’ll be able to see famous landmarks such as Belvedere Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, The Hofburg, Fisherman’s Bastion, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Göttweig Abbey, Melk Abbey and Schallaburg Castle and much, much more.

Food & drink

Of course, no holiday is complete without delicious foods, and this is a trip that has it in abundance. From Hungarian goulash and Austrian schnitzel to Bavarian pretzels, there are so many culinary delights to sink your teeth into along the way, you won’t know what to eat first.

And to wash it all down? Well, how about some wine. As you’ll be close to one of Austria’s biggest wine producing areas, there’ll be plenty of vineyards around, where you can grab a delicious glass of white – or two.

Wachau Valley

Finally, the most impressive part of this entire journey is this fabulously beautiful valley, A UNESCO listed area, this valley is sprinkled with everything you could hope to see while on vacation and more.

From historic towns and sculpted hills to magnificent castles and churches – make sure you have your camera out at all times.

So, what are you waiting for? Book yourself a cruise and embark on a once in a lifetime trip that’ll you’ll treasure forever.