Austria River Cruises

Explore Austria’s enchanting landscapes with a TUI River Cruise on the majestic Danube, weaving culture and history along its banks.

Where we sail in Austria

Austria might be landlocked, but the Danube River waltzes its way across the north of the nation, making it the perfect river cruise destination. Austria river cruises showcase beauty personified – both natural and manmade. You can move from the lavish palaces of Vienna to the rolling hills and vineyards of the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley. Here, the journey’s just as important as the destination. On a river cruise through Austria, you’ll stop at under-the-radar towns in some scenic settings. Durnstein’s one of them – it’s right in the heart of the Wachau Valley, surrounded by vineyard-covered slopes.

Cosy towns to capitals

Another picture-perfect spot is Melk – here, the best views come into shot from the town’s abbey. Just around the corner from Durnstein, Krems is another place not in the guidebooks. It’s a top spot for a relaxed stroll and a glass of locally grown Riesling. City-wise, capital Vienna’s the most talked-about. And its grand architecture and atmospheric coffeehouses don’t disappoint. But waiting in the wings is Linz. Churches and Baroque buildings fill the main square, while the riverfront’s dominated by hi-tech museums.

Our Recommended Shore Excursions In Austria

When it comes to excursions, Austria’s architecture steps into the spotlight. You can take guided tours of Melk’s UNESCO-ticked abbey, or zoom around Vienna’s palaces on a city tour. In the capital, there’s also the chance to take in a classical concert after dark. From Linz, meanwhile, it’s an easy daytrip to Salzburg, where the Sound of Music was filmed. And in quiet Krems, tours of its hilltop monastery can be combined with a wine tasting. If you like the sound of a river cruise to Austria, take a look at our new European river cruise deals page.

TUI River Cruise Packages

From flights to transfers, our river cruise packages take the hassle out of sorting your getaway…


Direct flights from UK airports are included.


Airport transfers to and from your ship are covered.


Get three meals with drinks per day with Full Board Plus.