Rhine – Danube Map
Main – Danube Canal
The Main-Danube Canal (pronounced “mine”) was opened for traffic in 1992. It covers 106 miles and joins the Main River to the Danube. The completion of the canal made it possible to cruise 2,200 miles from the Atlantic to the Black Sea. The towns along the Main-Danube Canal, from west to east, are: Bamberg, Nuremberg, Kelheim and Regensburg.
Western Danube – West to East
Regensburg, Linz (near Salzburg), Passau, Melk, Durnstein, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.
Eastern Danube – West to East
Budapest, Osijek, Belgrade, Kostolac and Bucharest.
Rhine River, Pfalzgrafenstein Castle
Mosel (German) or Moselle (French) River
The Moselle River is situated in the Moselle Valley, famous for its beautiful scenery and excellent wines. Rising in northeastern France, the Moselle forms part of the border between Germany and Luxembourg. Then the river flows northeast to Koblenz, Germany, where it becomes a tributary to the Rhine River. The towns along the river include Koblenz, Cochem, Bernkastel and Trier. A Moselle River cruise is ideal for wine lovers. Riesling, Elbling, Müller-Thurgau, and Kerner wines are all produced in this area.
A Seine River cruise typically visits Paris, Giverny and Rouen.
Rhône & Saône
The Saône River in France flows into the Rhône River. Prominent towns on the Rhône include Lyon, Avignon and Arles.