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Danube river cruises

Few rivers can match the sheer variety that the Danube has to offer

The River Danube is Europe's second longest river, flowing for more than 1700 miles across the heart of Europe, from the Black Forest of Germany to the iron gate and the Black Sea in eastern Europe. Along the way, you can see some of the continent’s most stunning landscapes and beautiful cities, such as Vienna, Prague and Budapest.

A long river with a long history

Danube river cruises offer travellers a wonderful chance to explore the region's long and interesting history. Napoleon is said to have described the Danube as 'the Queen of Europe's rivers', which is hardly surprising if you consider that it passes through 10 countries and 18 territories!

The Danube River flows through some of Europe's famous cities and countryside – historic Budapest in Hungary, magical Vienna in Austria, the UNESCO cultural landscape of the Wachau Valley and the stunning Danube Delta. No wonder it was immortalised by Johann Strauss in his famous waltz, The Blue Danube.

The name of the river originates from a Latin Roman river god, known as Danubius, or Danuvius. Indigenous Slavonic tribes referred to The Danube as ‘the Great Water’.

Prague and the Danube - Prague to Budapest

The Danube

Sail along the Danube through four countries following a memorable hotel stay in historic Prague

  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

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2 9 nights

from £1,499

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Danube and the Black Sea Coast 2019

The Danube

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Discover Budapest, Vukovar and Rousseand pass through the Iron Gates gorge on a seven-night cruise, then spend four nights exploring Burgas, Varna and Nessebar on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast…

  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures

Vienna and the Blue Danube Vienna to Budapest at Biedermeier

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Combine a hotel stay in Vienna with an enchanting cruise through the riverscapes of Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures

Explore the Danube

Take an amazing journey through unique countries and discover where culture and nature intertwine on a Danube River Cruise with Saga.

Danube River Cruises with Saga

If you head off on a Danube river cruise you'll be given the opportunity to take in various ports of call, enjoying optional excursions around the region. All cruises with Saga are tailored specifically for the over 50's, but with careful consideration to the diversity of age brackets.

What makes Saga different to other tour operators is that the majority of our packages include a range of extras. For our longer river cruises, we include our VIP door-to-door travel service for FREE. Take a look at what’s included.

Our carefully picked Danube River Cruises offer different ways of cruising this beautiful river, depending on where you want to start and end up and how long you want to go for.

Departure Date Holiday Name Lead Price Number of Nights  
May 23, 2019 Prague and the Danube aboard Amadeus Royal £1,499 9 nights
May 23, 2019 Vienna and the Blue Danube Vienna to Budapest at Biedermeier £1,799 10 nights
June 20, 2019 Contrasts of the Danube aboard Amadeus Royal £1,799 9 nights
June 8, 2020 Historic Cities of Europe: Budapest to Berlin aboard Amadeus Royal £1,999 12 nights

VIP travel service included on river cruises of 11 nights or more

Our popular VIP door-to-door travel service is the perfect way to get your river cruise off to a great start, and it's included on all 2020 river cruises as standard, plus 2019 river cruises of 11 nights or longer.