Austria River Cruises in 2023

On a river cruise through Austria in 2023, you will have the opportunity to see an array of amazing sights at every twist and turn of its glossy waterbanks. Discover Austria's ancient fortifications, and spectacular towns like Durnstein, Engelhartszell, Grein, Krems, Linz, Mauthausen, Melk, Salzburg, Spitz, Vienna, Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen, while passing through breathtaking landscapes and innumerable locations.


Austria River CruiseOne of the best ways to see the sights and experience the culture of Austria is on a relaxing river cruise. Dramatic scenery, imperial capitals, tiny alpine towns, rolling vineyards, and castles and palaces that stand as majestic testimonies to another period may all be found in Austria. Stunning landscapes of snow-capped mountains and verdant farmland are broken up by placid lakes and luxurious residences. The best way to learn about this amazing country is to sail down its rivers. A trip down the Danube can be your ticket to seeing some of the most famous sights in Austria. Relax on a cruise down the mighty Danube, which connects bustling cities like Vienna, known for its charming cityscape of beautiful baroque buildings and regal parks. Located at the entrance to the lovely Wachau Valley on the Danube River is the picturesque town of Melk, whose main attraction is a magnificent baroque Benedictine Abbey. Magnificent castles, beautifully furnished baroque churches, and great mansions dot the landscape of Salzburg, the city where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born.

River cruise operators in Austria

Many of Europe's leading river cruise lines will sail Austrian waters in 2023, including A-ROSA River Cruises, Amadeus River Cruises, AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways, Tauck River Cruises, Uniworld River Cruises, and Viking River Cruises.

The best time of year for river cruise in Austria

Austria is a charming destination to visit at almost any time of the year. Generally, the season for an Austria river cruise runs from March through December; however, the months of late spring (April-May) and early fall (September-October) are considered to be the finest times to take a river cruise in Austria. In the end, it all depends on the time of year you choose to explore Austria. Therefore, you will find cruise operators sailing in Austrian waters in March 2023, April 2023, May 2023, June 2023, July 2023, August 2023, September 2023, October 2023, November 2023, December 2023, January 2024, February 2024, March 2024, whichever month you choose, you won't go wrong.

River cruises through Austria 2023 Schedule

Viking Rhine 23-day route

23-day Rhine River Cruise from Amsterdam

Viking Longship Vidar, Viking

Date: June 7, 2023

Ports of Call: Amsterdam, Kinderdijk, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Wurzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Melk, Vienna, Vienna, Budapest, Budapest, Kalocsa, Osijek, Belgrade, Iron Gates, Vidin, Veliko Tarnovo, Bucharest, Bucharest; View Itinerary

Viking Main 15-day route

15-day Main River Cruise from Budapest

Viking Longship Lif, Viking

Date: September 13, 2023

Ports of Call: Budapest, Budapest, Vienna, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg, Wertheim, Koblenz, Cologne, Kinderdijk, Amsterdam; View Itinerary

Date: May 2, 2023

Ports of Call: Bucharest, Bucharest, Veliko Tarnovo, Vidin, Iron Gates, Belgrade, Osijek, Kalocsa, Budapest, Budapest, Vienna, Vienna, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg, Wertheim, Koblenz, Cologne, Kinderdijk, Amsterdam; View Itinerary