Cruising the Danube

With Tom Sommers' EuroCanals Cruising Guides

The River

Sights Along the Way

There are many trips that can be described as the “Trip of a Lifetime” but a cruise down the Danube certainly tops the list for inland-waterways travelers, in terms of both sightseeing and adventure. It can a long trip (the Danube is the second-longest river in Europe, after the Volga) but that means that it brings opportunities to see new natural and cultural features, along with the pleasures and challenges of meeting and learning about new people.

A trip may start at one of the ports on the Danube river, but more often it begins at a departure port on one of the upstream waterways. This website starts at the North Sea/English Channel, describing the route from the Netherlands, through Germany, to the Donau river of Germany then through seven more countries to the Black Sea.

Hello Tom and thank you very much for your excellent guides and info. Having first sailed the canals of Champagne in 1995 in a boat from LeBoat, we have ever since dreamed of spending much more time on the canals of mainland Europe. As we are looking towards retirement, we are gathering all the information we can to prepare for such a period in out lives. In the meantime we have sailed the Canal de Midi and Alsace region to Saarbrucken.

So we have some idea what this is all about, but your guides are fantastic and being a journalist I recommend you on your writing skills. Best regards! Helgi, Iceland



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a trip from the North Sea to the Black Sea on the Rhein, Main & Danube