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The Danube Delta
Danube Delta
River Cruise
River Cruise

Great European Odyssey

The Danube

from £3,549 24 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £55 if not required
  • Full Board Full board
  • Top Ship 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

Including...

  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
  • Five excursions
  • Return flights and transfers
  • UK travel service
  • Full board
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • And more…
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Day 1 UK to Galati

Galati

Fly to Bucharest and transfer to Galati where you embark Regina Rheni II and enjoy a welcome dinner.

Danube Galati Romania Europe

Day 2 Day 2 Galati

St George Cathedral, Galati

Enjoy a day of independent exploration. Admire the Romanian Orthodox cathedral, St George, and the restored Opera House.

Danube Galati Romania Europe

Optional excursions

An optional full-day excursion visits the monasteries of Dobrogea, with lunch included.

Day 3 Galati to Danube Delta

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.

Danube Chiciu Romania Europe

Optional excursions

An optional half-day excursion is available for the Danube Delta leg.

Day 4 Day 4 Chiciu to Rousse

Bucharest

Join an included excursion to Bucharest, the capital of Romania.

Danube Rousse Bulgaria Europe

Day 5 Day 5 Rousse to Nikopol

Nikopol

Leave Rousse very early this morning for Nikopol where you will have a free afternoon.

Danube Nikopol Bulgaria Europe

Day 6 The Iron Gates Gorge

Iron Gates Gorge

Cruise through this dramatic gorge en route to Belgrade.

Danube Belgrade Serbia Europe

Day 7 Belgrade to Novi Sad

Belgrade

This morning's optional city tour visits Belgrade.

Danube Novi Sad Serbia Europe

Day 8 Mohács

Mohacs

Soak up the culture of Hungary in a region at the very heart of the country’s folk traditions.

Mohacs Serbia Europe Danube

Day 9 Budapest

Budapest

Arrive in Budapest early this morning and discover the attractions of this city of two halves.

Danube Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 10 Budapest

Budapest at night

Before departing at lunchtime you have an included city tour to explore Budapest further.

Danube Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 11 Bratislava to Vienna

Bratislava riverfront

Enjoy a morning in Bratislava on an included guided tour. Continue to Vienna, arriving this evening.

Danube Vienna Austria Europe

Day 12 Vienna to Dürnstein

Vienna

Enjoy an included tour of Vienna, then cruise to Dürnstein.

Danube Dürnstein Austria Europe

Day 13 Dürnstein to Melk

Melk Abbey

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.

Danube Melk Austria Europe

Optional excursions

Perhaps visit the Benedictine Abbey on an optional excursion.

Day 14 Passau

Passau

Arrive in Passau at lunchtime for an afternoon exploring before you sail early this evening.

Danube Regensburg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 15 Day 15 Regensburg to Kelheim

Regensburg

Enjoy the morning in Regensburg.

Main Kelheim Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 16 Nuremberg

Nuremburg

Join an included excursion to see the sights of the city.

Main Nuremberg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 17 Bamberg

Bamberg

Visit Bamberg this afternoon, said to be the best-preserved medieval town in Germany.

Main Bamberg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 18 Day 18 Würzburg

Wurzburg

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.

Main Würzburg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 19 Miltenberg

Miltenberg

The historic market town of Miltenberg has many attractions including a castle and old Town Hall.

Main Miltenberg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 20 Rüdesheim to Koblenz

Rudesheim

Spend the morning discovering Rüdesheim. Cruise to Koblenz, arriving early evening.

Rhine Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 21 Koblenz to Cochem

Cochem

Relax during your cruise to Cochem, arriving late afternoon.

Moselle Cochem Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 22 Cochem to Bernkastel

Bernkastel

Leave Cochem early this morning for Bernkastel, set in the heart of the Moselle wine region.

Moselle Bernkastel-Kues Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 23 Schweich to Merzig

Merzig

Arrive at Schweich for a visit. Continue to Merzig where you moor overnight.

Saar Merzig Saarland Germany Europe

Optional excursions

From Schweich you may wish to join an optional excursion to Trier.

Day 24 Merzig to UK

Regina Rheni II

Disembark Regina Rheni II and travel to Luxembourg for your return flight to the UK.

Saar Merzig Saarland Germany Europe

2 nights

Bucharest

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.

£3788

3 nights

Transylvania

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.

£3788


Great European Odyssey

The Danube

from £3,549 24 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £55 if not required