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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.