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The Beautiful Blue Danube

The Danube

  • Full Board Full board

Set sail along the Danube through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary

Cruise along the Danube from Vienna to stately Budapest, through the tranquil riverscapes of Austria, Slovakia and Hungary where you'll visit a host of delightful towns that cluster on the Danube Bend.

Includes selected drinks with lunch and dinner on board your ship, and one excursion.


7 nights Full Board aboard the ship

  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on the ship
  • Captain’s dinner and drinks reception
  • Saga Cruise Host
  • Saga Cruise Assistant on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship


  • Tour of Budapest

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Day 1 UK to Vienna


Fly to Vienna and transfer to the port before embarking Filia Rheni ll. Begin your cruise along the Danube to Dürnstein and enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board tonight.

Vienna Austria Europe

Day 2 Dürnstein to Melk to Ybbs


Spend part of the morning in Dürnstein, set in the beautiful Wachau valley, before setting sail to Melk where you'll have the opportunity to visit its Benedictine Abbey. Excursion participants rejoin the ship in Ybbs.

Ybbs Austria Europe

Day 3 Passau


Arrive in Passau shortly after breakfast. Enjoy the morning exploring the 'Venice of Bavaria', set at the meeting point of three rivers – the Danube, Inn and Ilz, and surrounded by wooded hills. Or, to make the most of your visit why not join an optional city walk and hear the history of this attractive town? Filia Rheni ll departs at lunchtime and cruises through the night from Germany, right across Austria and into Slovakia.

Passau Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 4 Bratislava


This afternoon you arrive in Slovakia's capital, Bratislava. Explore the city’s old quarter, overlooked by the massive rectangular castle, and admiring the attractive Hapsburg architecture, either independently or by joining an optional city tour. This evening you can enjoy entertainment over dinner from the Bratislava Folklore Group.

Bratislava Slovakia Europe

Day 5 Bratislava to Esztergom

Esztergom Basilica

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Bratislava before setting sail at lunchtime bound for Esztergom, where you arrive after dinner and moor overnight.

Esztergom Hungary Europe

Day 6 Esztergom to Budapest


Esztergom is perhaps the most beautiful of the cluster of small towns on the Danube Bend, and home to Hungary's largest basilica, the dome of which can be seen for miles around. You can explore here and the artistic community of Szentendre on an optional excursion. Depart at lunchtime and cruise to Budapest this afternoon, arriving before dinner and mooring for the next two nights.

Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 7 Budapest


Awake in Budapest for a full day and overnight stay. This cosmopolitan city is divided by the Danube into Buda and Pest. An included city tour this morning reveals some of the city's highlights, from the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Buda Castle that sits above the river on the west bank, to the impressive Hungarian Parliament buildings in Pest on the east bank. This afternoon you might wish to join an optional excursion visiting either the stately Godollo Palace or the Lazar Equestrian Park Horse Farm before a farewell dinner and entertainment this evening.

Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 8 Budapest to UK


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

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