Linz Cruise Packages

European River Cruise of Austria is an excellent way to see this interesting and beautiful part of the world with Destination Oceans. Linz is the third largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria (Oberosterreich). It is located in the north centre of Austria, approximately 30 km south of the Czech border, on both sides of the river Danube, the longest river of the European Union and Europe's second-longest (after the Volga). The city was founded by the Romans, who called it "Lentia", but there was already a Celtic settlement called "Lentos"; probably their word for the winding of a river. It was a provincial and local government city of the Holy Roman Empire, and an important trading point connecting several routes, on either side of the river Danube from the East to the West and Bohemia and Poland from north to the Balkans and Italy to the south. Being the city where the Habsburg Emperor Friedrich III spent his last years, it was, for a short period of time, the most important city in the empire. It lost its status to Vienna and Prague after the death of the Emperor in 1493.

There are many things to see on a port stop in Linz Austria. Take a stroll down the main street "Landstrabe" which leads from the "Blumauerplatz" to the main square. Linz is also home to the oldest church in Austria, Sankt/Saint Martins church. It was built during early medieval Carolingian times. Other sights include St. Mary's Cathedral, the Brucknerhaus concert hall, Gugl Stadium (home to the third-oldest soccer club in Austria) and much more.

A European River Cruise is one of the most relaxing and unique ways to see the European continent. You will be able to visit multiple countries and cities, and get a first row view of the gorgeous countryside from the balcony of your ship. Visit Linz, and many other amazing cities on a Danube River cruise. The best part is that you will only have to unpack your bags once. With Destination Oceans you can get great deals on European River Cruises. Call to speak with one of our certified cruise specialists and you will learn how easy it is to customize your river cruise vacation. With Destination Oceans, you are sure to get Your Vacation, Your Way!