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The Danube

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

The River Danube is Europe's second largest river, flowing for more than 1700 miles from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. A Danube river cruise from Saga is tailored specifically for the over 50's.

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 11 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.

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.

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 we’ve now included it on all river cruises of 11 nights or more.

Departure Date Holiday Name Lead Price Number of Nights  
July 16, 2018 Prague and the Danube aboard Amadeus Royal £1,399 9 nights
June 30, 2018 Contrasts of the Danube aboard Amadeus Royal £1,499 9 nights
July 4, 2018 Vienna and the Blue Danube Vienna to Budapest at Biedermeier £1,699 10 nights
July 8, 2019 Historic Cities of Europe Budapest to Berlin aboard Amedeus Royal £2,049 12 nights