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Danube Delta Odyssey

The Danube

from £2,599 16 2

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Discover the scenery and cities that adorn the Danube

Board Filia Rheni II, the latest addition to our fleet chartered exclusively for Saga customers, to discover the many highlights of the Danube as it wends its way towards the Black Sea. In addition to the stunning scenery, including that of the Iron Gates Gorge and the Danube Delta, you’ll have time to explore some fascinating ports of call in seven different countries. And you can look forward to included guided tours of three major European cities – Budapest, Bucharest and Vienna.


47 meals: 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches and 16 dinners
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
  • UK travel service
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Cocktail party and Captain's dinner
  • Saga cruise director
  • Saga cruise escort on board
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship
  • City tour of Budapest
  • Tour of Bucharest
  • Sightseeing tour of Vienna
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Day 1 UK to Budapest


Fly to Hungary's capital and embark your ship. Tonight, enjoy a welcome cocktail reception and dinner on board.

Danube Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 2 Budapest

Buda Castle

This morning, join an included tour of Budapest, a city of two halves: Buda and Pest. Highlights include UNESCO-listed Buda Castle on the western side.

Budapest Hungary Europe Danube

Day 3 Vukovar

Remains of bombed house, Vukovar

Discover Vukovar's baroque architecture and reminders of the damage it incurred during the Yugoslav War.

Danube Vukovar Vukovar-Syrmia Croatia Europe

Optional excursions

The largest Croatian town and river port on the Danube, Vukovar was a thriving town before the Yugoslav War. Unscathed belle époque architcture can be compared with shell-scarred buildings preserved in memoriam.

A war damaged water tower in Vukovar
Vukovar Vukovar-Syrmia Croatia Europe Osijek Osijek-Baranja County

Day 4 Iron Gates

Iron Gates Gorge

Sail through the world-famous Iron Gates Gorge, passing the dramatic Carpathian mountains and the foothills of the Balkans.

Iron Gates Serbia Europe The Iron Gates Romania Danube

Day 5 Rousse

Historic Rousse

Arrive in Rousse this morning and perhaps take a guided stroll through the city – sometimes referred to as 'Little Vienna' – to view the imposing 19th-century architecture on an optional tour.

Rousse Bulgaria Europe

Optional excursions

Enjoy a guided stroll through Rousse and admire the 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architecture of its beautiful city centre. Also have a look around the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rousse's oldest church which was built in 1632.

The architecture of Rousse
Rousse Bulgaria Europe

Day 6 Danube Delta

Danube Delta

Today enjoy cruising through the beautiful Danube Delta. You may choose to join a popular optional Danube Delta Exploration excursion to fully appreciate the wilderness and unique fauna of this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Danube Delta Romania Europe

Optional excursions

Explore this UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve on a boat trip along its smaller channels that larger vessels can't reach. As Europe's second largest delta, it's host to an abundance of birdlife and some of the species that you may be lucky enough to spy here include pelicans, herons, swans and ducks.

Danube Delta
Danube Delta Romania Europe

Day 7 Chiciu to Giurgiu


Join an included full-day tour of Bucharest during which you'll see the Palace of the Parliament, and lunch is also included. Rejoin your ship in Giurgiu.

Giurgiu Romania Europe

Day 8 Cruising the Danube

Donji Milianovac, Serbia

Enjoy a day at leisure on board.

Day 9 Iron Gates to Donji Milanovac

Danube Gorge

Return through the dramatic Iron Gate gorge and arrive in the pretty town of Donji Milanovac, set in the midst of the Djerdap National Park. This afternoon, you may choose to join an optional excursion to the Lepenski Vir Mesolithic site, found on the banks of the Danube.

Danube Donji Milanovac Serbia Europe

Optional excursions

First found by farmers in 1940, it wasn't until 1965 that excavation work began in ernest, revealing the remnants of this Stone Age settlement. A series of villages and rock carvings dating back to 6400 BC were unearthed and include the earliest examples of ‘monumental’ sculptures.

Donji Milanovac Serbia Europe Lepenski Vir mesolithic site

Day 10 Belgrade


Arrive in Serbia's capital. You can explore its key attractions, including the Kalmegadan Fortress, the cathedral and St Sava Temple all set on the waterfront, or you may like to join an optional city tour.

Belgrade Serbia Europe Danube

Optional excursions

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Serbia's capital by coach. Visit one of the world's largest churches, St Sava bascillica and the imposing hilltop Kalemegdan Fortress which looms large over the city.

Belgrade Serbia Europe

Day 11 Novi Sad

Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad

Enjoy the morning in this city where European and Balkan cultures meet. An optional walking tour will reveal the old town's fine collection of 18th and 19th-century architecture.

Danube Novi Sad Serbia Europe

Optional excursions

Enjoy a short walking tour of the old town followed by a visit to a family wine cellar to sample local wine and honey.

Novi Sad
Novi Sad Serbia Europe

Day 12 Mohács to Kalocsa

Hungarian horse archers

This major port on the Danube is famous for its folklore traditions. An optional excursion reveals traditional horsemanship by Magyar cowboys. Rejoin the ship and sail to Kalocsa (Paks on 2016 departures), pausing briefly for excursion participants to rejoin the ship.

Kalocsa Hungary Europe

Optional excursions

Find out more about the traditional Hungarian way of life, including a demonstration of Hungarian horsemanship by local Magyar cowboys as they practice the skills of their ancestors.

Kalocsa Hungary Europe

Day 13 Esztergom

Basilica in Esztergom

Perhaps join an optional excursion to Szentendre and the basilica of Esztergom.

Danube Esztergom Hungary Europe

Optional excursions

Visit the historic Hungarian town of Esztergom which is crowned by the country's largest catherdral. Continue to the charming little town of Szentendre which is packed with galleries and museums.

Esztergom Hungary Europe

Day 14 Bratislava

Bratislava Castle

Explore Bratislava’s Old Town and ancient cobbled streets, see its castle and Gothic-style cathedral – or take an optional guided tour.

Danube Bratislava Slovakia Europe

Optional excursions

Take an optional guided tour of Bratislava

Bratislava Slovakia Europe

Day 15 Melk to Weissenkirchen


Arrive in Melk this morning where you may like to take an optional excursion to the magnificent Melk Abbey. Next, you'll visit the pretty wine village of Weissenkirchen - perfect for an afternoon stroll.

Dürnstein Austria Europe

Optional excursions

Join an optional excursion to magnificent Melk Abbey.

Melk Abbey
Melk Abbey Melk Austria Europe

Day 16 Vienna

Park of Summer Palace Belvedere, Vienna

Join an included tour of Austria's famously musical capital. Explore independently, and perhaps enjoy an optional concert tonight.

Vienna Austria Europe Danube

Optional excursions

Join an optional excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Schonbrunn Palace.

The gardens at Schonbrunn Palace
Schonbrunn Palace Vienna Austria Europe

After dinner you have the opportunity to join an optional visit to watch a Vienna Opera.

Experience an opera in Vienna
Vienna Austria Europe

Day 17 Vienna to UK


Disembark and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Danube Vienna Austria Europe

Danube Delta Odyssey

The Danube

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