Music-oriented river cruises on the Danube

I want to take a river cruise on the Danube - my husband wants to find one focused on classical music (Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, etc.) Does anyone know if this exists? I have checked out the big providers - although they hit some of the places (Vienna, etc.) I have found none that actually focus on the subject. I have called classical music stations et. al. Google searches too, no luck.

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
12686 posts

I am guessing that are probably no themed river cruises. We have been watching river cruises for awhile and about the only special subject cruises that we have seen are for Christmas markets in Nov/Dec. Our local theater company will offer specialized tours from time to time. You might check with the Dallas music scene. But think it is a long shot.

Posted by Sheryl
Liberty Hill, TX, USA
4 posts

Thanks! I won't give up, but I will stop beating my head against the wall.

Posted by James E.
3244 posts

Smithsonian generally does things right do I looked at the tour. What? Salt mines and Death Camps? Tours of two Opera Houses and lectures from three Americans? That's not a music theme tour. If you choose to create your own tour let me know as I can help a lot with Budapest and some with Prague and Vienna and Gyor. Its an excellent idea as the experiences are going to be pretty unique in each city.

Posted by Southam
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1186 posts

Go to Budapest by land or air, look at the not-really-blue Danube, and buy a ticket for the preposterously magnificent state opera house on-line for very little money. It is such a national monument that even the triangle player gets a free meal during performances of Wagner's longer operas (although no, don't expect the Blue Danube waltz on that program.) Budapest is lots of fun, plenty to see, and a Paris-style boulevard cafe culture at half the price.

Posted by Sheryl
Liberty Hill, TX, USA
4 posts

James and Southham - both good points! Thank you!

Posted by judi
3 posts

Tauk has just such a tour. It was too pricey for us, but friends with deeper pockets loved it!