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Prague and the Danube - Prague to Budapest

The Danube

from £2,079 per person
2 passengers 9 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
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Cruise the beautiful Danube with plenty of time to explore

Start your holiday with a two-night stay in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Prague before cruising along the Danube through four countries! Embark your ship in Roth before sailing to Regensberg, with the chance of an optional tour of Weltenburg Abbey en route. See Passau’s impressive cathedral or join an optional outing to Mozart's birthplace, Salzburg, while at Melk you can join an optional tour of the Benedictine abbey before waking up in Vienna for an included tour. Stop for a morning to explore Bratislava then head for Budapest for an included sightseeing tour before it's time to head home...


Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed2 nights Bed and Breakfast in a hotel, 7 nights Full Board aboard the ship

Dinner plate23 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners

CocktailWine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on the ship

PersonSaga Cruise Host

Plus all this…

  • Captain’s dinner and drinks reception
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Saga Cruise Assistant on board
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship
  • Return flights and transfers

MapIncluded excursions

  • Tour of Budapest
  • Sightseeing tour of Vienna

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration

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Day 1 UK to Prague

Night falls over Prague

Fly to Prague and enjoy two nights at the locally rated 5-star Corinthia Hotel Prague (4Q), including dinner tonight. This elegant hotel has two restaurants, bar, lounge, indoor pool and spa, all 539 rooms feature air conditioning, TV, safe, telephone, WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities.

Day 2 Prague


The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Perhaps discover it on an optional city tour. This afternoon, explore independently – you might like to visit the castle or Jewish quarter, or stop by the fascinating astrological clock situated in the Old Town Square – one of the oldest working astrological clocks in the world, the elaborate striking of the hour tends to draw large crowds.

Day 3 Roth

Castle in the city of Roth, Germany

Check out after breakfast and travel by coach to Roth, a distance of around 306 kilometres which should take approximately four hours, depending on traffic conditions.

Embark your ship and enjoy a welcome drink and dinner on board.

Roth Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 4 Kelheim to Regensburg 🎧


Pause in Kelheim this morning to join an optional excursion to Weltenburg Abbey or stay on board and cruise to Regensberg. This attractive city has been a religious centre since the 7th century and has a large number of medieval churches. This evening, cruise towards Passau.

Danube Regensburg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 5 Passau 🎧


Passau, the most easterly city in Bavaria, is home to an impressive baroque cathedral containing the largest church organ in the world.

You can join an optional short walking tour of the highlights, most of which are close to the Danube. Alternatively, enjoy a full-day optional excursion to Salzburg, famous for being Mozart's birthplace – perhaps sample one of the city's sweets that bear his likeness. Amadeus Royal leaves Passau early evening and, shortly afterwards, crosses the border into Austria.

Spend the evening cruising through the province of Upper Austria.

Danube Passau Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 6 Melk to Durnstein 🎧

Melk Abbey

Melk is best known for the great baroque Melk Abbey, which has a magnificent church and a famous library with over 70,000 books. Perhaps join an optional tour of the Benedictine Abbey and Wachau region before sailing for Dürnstein, known for its ruined Kuenringer Castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned during the late 12th century. From here you’ll set sail for Vienna later tonight.

Danube Dürnstein Austria Europe

Day 7 Vienna 🎧


Enjoy an included morning sightseeing tour of elegant Vienna, for 600 years the centre of the Hapsburg Empire.

Your tour includes a drive around the Ringstrasse, a wide avenue encircling the old city, taking in famous sights such as the Imperial Hofburg complex built by Emperor Franz Josef, and the world-famous State Opera House. After lunch perhaps join an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace.

Perhaps join an optional visit to a classical concert in Vienna after dinner on board ship. Cruise to Bratislava tonight.

Danube Vienna Austria Europe

Day 8 Bratislava 🎧


Explore Bratislava independently this morning, or join an optional tour.

The city is the capital of Slovakia and lies along the River Danube next to the Austrian border. Originally part of Czechoslovakia until 1993, Bratislava’s old town, ‘Staré Mesto’ ,with its historic buildings, provides a stark contrast to the 20th-century buildings, some of which serve as a reminder of its communist past.

Early this afternoon you’ll cruise towards the culture-rich Hungarian capital of Budapest.

Danube Bratislava Slovakia Europe

Day 9 Budapest 🎧

Buda Castle, Budapest

Budapest is a city made up of two parts: Buda and Pest, built on opposite banks of the Danube. Officially united since 1873, they are still quite different in character.

Buda is older and more graceful, with its cobbled streets and medieval architecture, while Pest is the administrative and commercial centre, with wide avenues and impressive 19th-century public buildings. East meets west in this fascinating city, as can be seen in the variety of shops and restaurants. An included city sightseeing tour will reveal the capital's highlights, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Buda Castle, Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion.

After lunch perhaps join an optional excursion, visiting Gödöllo Palace, or Lazar Equestrian Park Horse Farm, before enjoying live entertainment on board your ship this evening.

Danube Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 10 Budapest to UK


Disembark after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Danube Budapest Hungary Europe

Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

🎧 Interactive maps and audio headset tours available for exploring independently in Nuremberg, Regensberg, Passau, Melk, Dürnstein, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

Prague and the Danube - Prague to Budapest

The Danube

from £2,079 per person
2 passengers
9 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
Prague and the Danube - Prague to Budapest

The Danube

from £2,079 per person
2 passengers
9 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required