The UNESCO World Heritage appointed Danube Delta is home to over 300 bird and 45 freshwater fish species. This stunning stretch of water flows into the Black Sea and features the largest reed bed in the world.
Spend three full days cruising the beautiful Moselle River. See the fairytale castles and houses punctuating the landscape around Cochem and Koblenz and discover the medieval houses in Bernkastel – the centre of Moselle's wine region.
- Full board
- Top ship
Make an epic journey through the heart of Europe
EXCLUSIVELY FOR SAGA
Marvel at stunning natural wonders, wildlife and timeless architecture on this extensive cruise as you sail from the Black Sea along the Danube and Rhine.
Includes selected drinks with lunch and dinner and four excursions
Day 1 UK to Galati
Fly to Bucharest and transfer to Galati where you embark Regina Rheni II and enjoy a welcome dinner.
Day 2 Day 2 Galati
Enjoy a day of independent exploration. Admire the Romanian Orthodox cathedral, St George, and the restored Opera House.
An optional full-day excursion visits the monasteries of Dobrogea, with lunch included.
Day 3 Galati to Danube Delta
Depart early this morning to cruise the beautiful Danube Delta. An optional half-day excursion is available. Board a smaller boat to explore Europe's second largest delta and look out for over 300 species of birds.
An optional half-day excursion is available for the Danube Delta leg.
Day 4 Day 4 Chiciu to Rousse
Join an included excursion to Bucharest, the capital of Romania.
Day 5 Day 5 Rousse to Nikopol
Leave Rousse very early this morning for Nikopol where you will have a free afternoon.
Day 6 The Iron Gates Gorge
Cruise through this dramatic gorge en route to Belgrade.
Day 7 Belgrade to Novi Sad
This morning's optional city tour visits Belgrade.
Day 8 Mohács
Soak up the culture of Hungary in a region at the very heart of the country’s folk traditions.
Day 9 Budapest
Arrive in Budapest early this morning and discover the attractions of this city of two halves.
Day 10 Budapest
Before departing at lunchtime you have an included city tour to explore Budapest further.
Day 11 Bratislava to Vienna
Enjoy a morning in Bratislava on an included guided tour. Continue to Vienna, arriving this evening.
Day 12 Vienna to Dürnstein
Enjoy an included tour of Vienna, then cruise to Dürnstein.
Day 13 Dürnstein to Melk
Spend this morning exploring Dürnstein then cruise through the scenic Wachau region to Melk, where you will spend the afternoon. Depart early evening and start your cruise to Passau.
Perhaps visit the Benedictine Abbey on an optional excursion.
Day 14 Passau
Arrive in Passau at lunchtime for an afternoon exploring before you sail early this evening.
Day 15 Day 15 Regensburg to Kelheim
Enjoy the morning in Regensburg.
Day 16 Nuremberg
Join an included excursion to see the sights of the city.
Day 17 Bamberg
Visit Bamberg this afternoon, said to be the best-preserved medieval town in Germany.
Day 18 Day 18 Würzburg
Take the opportunity to explore Würzburg. The Residenz Palace is one of Europe's most impressive baroque palaces – perhaps visit it on an optional excursion.
Day 19 Miltenberg
The historic market town of Miltenberg has many attractions including a castle and old Town Hall.
Day 20 Rüdesheim to Koblenz
Spend the morning discovering Rüdesheim. Cruise to Koblenz, arriving early evening.
Day 21 Koblenz to Cochem
Relax during your cruise to Cochem, arriving late afternoon.
Day 22 Cochem to Bernkastel
Leave Cochem early this morning for Bernkastel, set in the heart of the Moselle wine region.
Day 23 Schweich to Merzig
Arrive at Schweich for a visit. Continue to Merzig where you moor overnight.
From Schweich you may wish to join an optional excursion to Trier.
Day 24 Merzig to UK
Disembark Regina Rheni II and travel to Luxembourg for your return flight to the UK.
Two-night pre-extension with breakfasts
Before your holiday, spend two nights at the locally rated 4-star Novotel Bucharest (4Q), which enjoys a central city location. The hotel blends classic architecture with modern facilities, and features a restaurant serving international cuisine, a bar with views over Victoriei Boulevard, an indoor heated pool, fitness centre and steam room. All 258 bright and contemporary bedrooms are equipped with a television, tea and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi internet access, minibar and hairdryer.
Three nights half-board pre-extension
Before your cruise, transfer from Bucharest airport to Poiana Brasov, in the heart of Transylvania, where you'll spend three nights on a half board basis at the locally rated 4-star Sport Hotel and Spa (4Q). It is picturesquely located at the foot of the Postavarul Mountain amid fragrant pine forests in the Carpathian mountains, yet close to the medieval city of Brasov.
The Sport Hotel's restaurant serves Romanian, Hungarian and international dishes, buffet style, and features a terrace with views of the nearby ski slopes. The state-of-the-art spa centre at Hotel Sport features a gym, a lovely indoor pool with hydro-massage, saunas and a hot tub outdoors. Various massages and beauty treatments are offered as well (extra cost). Combining Bavarian style with contemporary touches, the hotel’s bedrooms offer a comfortable retreat where you can enjoy views of the surrounding scenery. Room facilities include a minibar, flat-screen television, telephone, hairdryer, bathrobes and free Wi-Fi.
After your first night in the hotel you can look forward to an included excursion that will reveal some of the region's famous highlights. On a coach tour of historic Brasov you'll see the council square, where you'll find the remnants of the Saxon walls and bastions which once encircled the city, and see the Black Church, which was discoloured by smoke and flames during the Great Fire of 1689, entrance included. You'll be given free time for lunch and then taken to Bran Castle – or Dracula's castle as it is popularly known – a domineering Gothic structure set atop a 61-metre rock, that is said to have provided Bram Stoker with the inspiration for Dracula's lair.
On your transfer from the hotel to the ship to start your cruise in Bucharest, you'll stop to visit Peles castle – a fantastical piece of perfectly preserved Gothic whimsy, that was built as a summer residence for King Carol I in 1874, entrance is included.
Please note: This extension is only available in 2015.