The 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’.
Enjoy a cruise along possibly the most scenic stretches of the Rhine and Main and Danube rivers, visiting historic towns and cities. Plus, optional excursions offer the chance to pack in even more, including the abbeys of Weltenburg and Melk and the old and new towns of Salzburg…
- 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.
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.