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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’.

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.

Departure Date Holiday Name Lead Price Number of Nights  
May 25, 2019 Prague and the Danube aboard Amadeus Royal £1,399 9 nights
May 9, 2019 Contrasts of the Danube aboard Amadeus Royal £1,649 9 nights
May 23, 2019 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 Amadeus Royal £1,869 12 nights

VIP travel service included

Book a 2019 river cruise between September 3 and December 15, 2018 and we’ll include our popular VIP door-to-door travel service. We’ve also included it on all river cruises of 11 nights or more.

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Special offers for solo travellers

Enjoy single rooms and cabins at no extra cost, plus great savings on exclusive solo departures when you book this September.