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Our most recommended Vienna River & Harbor Cruises

  • Vienna: 1-Hour Boat Tour on the Danube Canal

    1. Vienna: 1-Hour Boat Tour on the Danube Canal

    Embark on a boat trip along the Danube Canal through the historical and modern city of Vienna. Once known as the “Vienna Water,” the “Vienna Arm," and the “Little Danube," this route of today’s Danube Canal was the main arm of the Danube in the Middle Ages. On this tour, see important buildings including the Uniqa Tower, the Urania Observatory, hotels and commercial buildings by Jean Nouvel, and the Media Tower by Hans Hollein. Take a look at the Schützenhaus by Otto Wagner, the Ringturm, the Rossauer Barracks, and the waste incineration plant of Spttelau designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Below the lock, the boat turns around and heads back to the starting point. Let the new Vienna and its countless graffiti art pieces and trendy areas enchant you as they pass by.

    The boat tour was exactly on time and we could sit on the outside or inside the boat. We sat inside and had a great view of the river and surrounding buildings. The menu is reasonable. Overall it was a very relaxing experience.

  • Vienna: 3.5-Hour Grand Danube River Cruise

    2. Vienna: 3.5-Hour Grand Danube River Cruise

    Experience Vienna on board the MS Wien and MS Vindobona ships. The MS Vindobona was lovingly designed by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and with its distinctive coloring is now one of the city’s attractions itself. Let the Viennese scenery pass by on the Great Danube Tour and enjoy “green Vienna” (route A) and “modern Vienna” (route B). This tour starts at the Vienna/City station at Schwedenplatz, passing the Urania observatory and continues through the ‘green heart’ of Vienna and the woods of the Prater area. Downstream from the Freudenau lock, the ship docks at the Marina Wien station. Following the shores of the Danube Island and past a grain silo that was converted into a hotel and a stadium, your tour continues to the Reichsbrücke station. From the Reichsbrücke or Marina Wien station onwards, see ‘modern Vienna’ with its Danube plateau skyline, Danube Tower, and Millenium Towe...

    Was kinda interesting cruise with nice food and drink options. A smooth, romantic trip through the wonderful Danube. The boat was well heated and big enough to allow you move and take pictures from different areas. The only drawbacks would be the commentary which should've been done using audio devices instead of the loud speakers, and also the lengthy time we spent in the small river bank twice waiting for the bridge to open.

  • Vienna: Cruise and Schnitzel Tour

    3. Vienna: Cruise and Schnitzel Tour

    A cruise through Vienna with a fitting culinary combination. The ticket includes a boat trip down the Danube and through Vienna. Start the tour at Schwedenplatz and redeem your voucher at the Vienna/City boat station at the DDSG Blue Danube. The ships depart just a few minutes' walk from St. Stephen's Cathedral in the city center. On board, the crew welcomes you. The ships are beautiful restaurant ships that sail both the Vienna Danube Canal and the great Danube. During the tour you will pass through two locks, a process that takes about 20 minutes each time. The tours are carried out with both the French designed MS Vindobona, which is now one of the sights of Vienna (departure 11:30 and 15:00) and the MS Wien, which has a large outdoor deck (departure 10:30 and 14:00). Both ships are air conditioned. The food is freshly prepared on board, the Schnitzel of course tapped, breaded and ...

    Highly recommend the full 3.5 hour tour over the 1.5. You see a lot more of the Danube and the 1.5 spends a good 1/3 of the time in one of the locks. Don't bother with the food, bring your own and grab seats in the front of the boat for the best views.

  • Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

    4. Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

    Experience a romantic sightseeing tour by bus and boat from Vienna, introducing you to the beauty of the Wachau and Danube Valleys. One of the most prominent tourist destinations in Lower Austria, the Wachau Valley is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural and agricultural history, and it also attracts epicureans with its food and wine. You will explore the River Danube as it flows around picturesque villages and steep vineyards. The many ancient castles testify to the former importance of the river as a trade and traffic route. One of these is the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where, according to legend, Richard the Lionheart was kept imprisoned, and was eventually freed by his faithful minstrel Blondel. You will take a romantic boat trip along the legendary Danube and go to the heart of the Wachau wine-growing region at the old city of Krems. A highlight of the to...

    The entire day waa fantastic. The abbey inside is spectacular. The day was very well planned. All went smoothly. Very clean bus. Very good driver and guide. Enough time spent at each point. The transfer to the boat was great and well planned. The cruise on river was amazing

  • Vienna: 3-Course Evening Dinner Cruise

    5. Vienna: 3-Course Evening Dinner Cruise

    Pass the romantically lit shores and enjoy the excellent service of the on-board restaurant. Varied menus that are always freshly prepared on the ship provide culinary highlights. Come aboard the 'Dream Ship' and let your mind wander. The cruise starts at Schwedenplatz, just a few steps from the city center. Exchange your voucher for a ticket at the shipping station (after the checkpoint directly at the ship). The friendly crew of MS Wien is pleased to welcome you on board. The evening cruise leads past the lively bustle on the banks of the Danube Canal. Pass the Nussdorf lock and experience how the ship overcomes the dammed-up elevation and approaches the sunset on the Danube.

    El crucero está bien, pero al hacerlo de noche no es mas que cenar en un barco puesto que no se aprecia el paisaje. La comida es correcta.

  • Vienna: Danube Canal Cruise with Apple Strudel

    6. Vienna: Danube Canal Cruise with Apple Strudel

    Discover the wonders of Vienna from a different perspective on this idyllic cruise along the Danube Canal. The trip begins at Schwedenplatz and sets sail onto the Viennese Donaukanal. Watch as the lock below is turned and the boat turns around to continue the journey. As you glide along the water, soak up the sights that surround you and enjoy a delicious warm apple strudel and a hot drink. Choose between a melange, hot chocolate, or a tea, then find a seat to admire the view. On the tour, see a selection of the city’s most iconic buildings, including the Uniqa Tower, Uranie Observatory, Jean Nouvel hotel and commercial building, the Schützenhaus by Otto Wagner, Ringturm, Roßauer Kaserne, Zaha Hadid House and the Spittelau waste incineration plant designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

    It was a nice trip. But the Donau canal is really not nice and there is not much to see.

  • Vienna: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Lunch

    7. Vienna: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Lunch

    Take a boat trip through Vienna, beginning and ending at Schwedenplatz. During the sightseeing cruise, enjoy a light and modern lunch dish aboard the MS Blue Danube. The menu consists of 2 courses, a soup or appetizer/starter and main course; or a main course and a dessert. For all menus, you can have either the starter or dessert. Winter Menu (December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020): Starter - • Garlic cream soup with croutons  Main - • Beef roast in a creamy sauce with a dumpling  or • Pumpkin risotto with parmesan Dessert - •  Speculaas parfait Spring Menu (March 2, 2020 to May 31, 2020) Starter - • Wild garlic cream soup Main - • Cevapcici with tomato rice or • Tuna strudel with harissa fisoles and egg Dessert -  • Curd poppy seed cream with plum roaster Summer Menu (June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020): Starter ...

    The boat ride was really nice and relaxing. Friendly staff and great food just keep in mind,when you go to verify your ticket, to remind the gyus at the ticket shop that you also have a voucher for lunch.

  • Vienna: Evening Cruise Along The Danube

    8. Vienna: Evening Cruise Along The Danube

    Let the day end by relaxing on the water and enjoying the sunset on board the MS Wien. Pass by beautiful landscape and enjoy the view of the city in the evening light. Cruise along the Danube canal through an illuminated Vienna city center and cross the historic lock complex of Nußdorf to reach Reichsbrücke. Enjoy not only the cozy atmosphere on board, but also the delicacies of the on-board restaurant. Get a wonderful view from the upper deck and see the impressions and images that will be transferred to a screen directly via live cam.

    This is a standard boat ride with dinner. Great if that's all you are looking for, just no frills.

  • Vienna to Bratislava Tour by Bus and Boat

    9. Vienna to Bratislava Tour by Bus and Boat

    This day trip begins in the morning. Journey by modern bus to Bratislava, the beautiful capital city of Slovakia. Upon arrival, your tour guide will meet you and show you around the picturesque old town. Stroll around the city or enjoy shopping. After a fun day in Bratislava, head to the departure dock, Pontoon HUMA 6 at Razus Embankment, on time for your return trip. Experience high speeds on the water in the comfort of the air-conditioned catamaran. 

    Well organized trip, confortable bus, good local guide in Bratislava, nice cruise back to Vienna.

  • Vienna: Heurigen Cruise with Viennese Songs and Buffet

    10. Vienna: Heurigen Cruise with Viennese Songs and Buffet

    Enjoy Viennese Heuriger music, just as the Viennese love it. Marion Zib from Radio Wienerlied brings the best heurigen duos of the city to the cozy Hundertwasser ship MS Vindobona. Look forward to the very special atmosphere when the musicians go from table to table, accepting their music wishes and inviting you to sing. The ship embarks on a great Danube cruise where you circle the 2nd and 20th district of Vienna. Admire the modern and beautifully illuminated skyline of Vienna with the Danube Tower, the Danube Plate, and the DC Tower. Take a look at historic buildings such as the Anniversary Church, the Ringturm or the Rossauer barracks. The on-board restaurant spoils you to the theme with typical delicacies from the cold and warm Heurigenbuffet.

    Food was excellent and a very good mix. Music was also very good. I would absolutely recommend this trip

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What people are saying about Vienna

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 834 reviews

it was an interesting tour, all important points were approached and explained by the guide with important information. Horst (the guide) made it amusing and entertaining. He led the group safely through the traffic.

Fantastic guide (Horst Harrer), interesting tour and nice bike ride! Ideal to do this on the day of arrival, because you immediately have a good picture of the city! An absolute must!!

What an amazing tour. Anna was so knowledgeable. The tour was fun and informative. Highly recommended

Enjoyed a lot. It was cycling with short stops and also there was a just cycling time

Very interesting, great for a first approach to the city. The guide, very kind