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Danube Delta Odyssey

The Danube

from £2,918.00 18 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £42.00 if not required
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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.

Includes selected drinks with lunch and dinner, and three excursions


  • Travel insurance and additional cancellation cover
  • <--Text-Bold>Three excursions
  • Return flights and transfers
  • UK travel service
  • Full board
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
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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. Highlights include UNESCO-protected Buda Castle.

Budapest Hungary Europe Danube

Day 3 Vukovar

City of Osijek, Croatia

Discover Slavonia, the cradle of Vucedol culture. 

Danube Vukovar Vukovar-Syrmia Croatia Europe

Optional excursions

Discover Slavonia, the cradle of Vucedol culture on an optional excursion that explores the local area and district’s capital, Osijek.

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

Veliko Turnovo

Arrive in Rousse this morning, sometimes referred to as 'Little Vienna' - enjoy a guided stroll through the city to view the imposing 19th-century architecture.

Bulgaria Europe Veliko Tarnova Rousse Danube

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 Danube Chiciu

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.

Bucharest Romania Europe Danube Giurgiu

Day 8 Giurgiu

Donji Milianovac, Serbia

Enjoy a day at leisure on board.

Day 9 Iron Gates to Donji Milanovac

Danube Gorge

Return through the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge and arrive in the pretty town of Donji Milanovac, set in the midst of the Djerdap National Park. 

Danube Donji Milanovac Serbia Europe

Optional excursions

Arriving in Donji Milanovac, you may like to join an optional excursion to Lepenski Vir mesolithic site.

Donji Milanovac Serbia Europe Lepenski Vir mesolithic site

Day 10 Belgrade


Arrive this afternoon in Serbia's capital. You may like to join an optional city tour.

Belgrade Serbia Europe Danube

Optional excursions

Join an optional excursion to the Kalmegadan Fortress this morning.

Kalmegadan Fortress Serbia Europe

Day 11 Novi Sad

Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad

Enjoy the morning here, perhaps visit the Petrovaradin Fortress on an optional tour – which also visits Sremski Karlovci.

Danube Novi Sad Serbia Europe

Optional excursions

Join an optional excursion to Petrovaradin Fortress, which also visits Sremski Karlovci.

Petrovaradin Fortress Serbia Europe

Day 12 Mohács to Paks

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 Paks, pausing briefly for excursion participants to rejoin the ship.

Danube Paks Hungary Europe

Optional excursions

An optional excursion reveals traditional horsemanship by Magyar cowboys.

Mohacs 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

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

Szentendre Hungary Europe Esztergom

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 to Dürnstein


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. Your last stop today will be in Dürnstein in the lush Wachau Valley - perhaps join an optional orientation walk and a wine-tasting.

Danube Dürnstein Austria Europe

Optional excursions

At Dürnstein in the lush Wachau Valley you can join an optional orientation walk and enjoy a tasting of the local wine.

Dürnstein Austria Europe

Join an optional excursion to magnificent 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.

Schonbrunn Palace Vienna Austria Europe

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

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

2 nights


Pre holidayextension including all breakfasts

Before your holiday, stay two nights at the locally-rated 4-star Danubius Hotel Astoria (4Q) in the heart of Pest near the city's main pedestrianised street of Vaci Utca and within walking distance of Liszt Ferenc Square.


Budapest Hungary Europe
2 nights


Post holiday extension including all breakfasts

Take time to explore Vienna in more detail with a two-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis at the end of your cruise. You'll be staying at the locally-rated 4-star Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier (4Q). This comfortable hotel is located in a quiet authentically-styled old Vienna arcade. It’s close to some of the city’s highlights including St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Belvedere Palace and the Ringstrasse, which is lined with historical buildings and museums.

Vienna Austria Europe
4 nights

Budapest and Vienna

Combine a 2 night pre holiday extension in Budapest and a 2 night post holiday extension in Vienna. Hotel details as above.