Grand European Voyage

Resort: Grand European Voyage
Operator: Saga
Destination: Austria
Price From: £2588.00

Sail through four countries on this unforgettable journey through Europe

Explore some of Europe’s most vibrant cities on this exciting cruise.

Including…

  • 41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
  • UK travel service
  • Return flights and transfers.
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Cocktail party and Saga dinner
  • Saga cruise director
  • Saga cruise escort on board
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship


Excursions

  • Tour of Nuremberg
  • Sightseeing tour of Vienna
  • City tour of Budapest

Itinerary

Day 1
UK to Basel

Fly to Basel and embark Regina Rheni II. Enjoy a welcome reception on board this evening.

Day 2
Breisach

Spend time in Breisach, situated on the beautiful Rhine Valley, and perhaps see its historic cathedral or join an optional excursion to the Black Forest.

Optional excursions

Black Forest |

Join an optional excursion to the picturesque Lake Titisee, located in the enchanting Black Forest.

Day 3
Strasbourg

Spend a full day exploring Strasbourg’s many architectural treasures. Sitting on the border of France and Germany, the city is a wonderful combination of both countries. You may like to join an optional excursion with a cruise on the canal.

Optional excursions

Strasbourg |

You may like to join an optional excursion with a cruise on the canal.

Day 4
Mannheim to Mainz

Arrive early in Mannheim to enjoy an optional excursion to Heidelberg, or continue cruising to Mainz, arriving around lunchtime. You might like to explore the impressive cathedral or the famous Gutenberg Museum.

Optional excursions

Mannheim |

Arrive early in Mannheim to enjoy an optional excursion to Heidelberg.

Day 5
Miltenberg to Wertheim

Spend the morning in medieval Miltenberg. Later, cruise along the Main River and spend the early evening in Wertheim.

Day 6
Würzburg

Sail to the university city of Würzburg where you can join an optional city tour, including a visit to the Residenz Palace. The city flourished in the Middle Ages and has a wealth of beautiful Baroque buildings.

Day 7
Bamberg

This afternoon explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bamberg, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Germany and, like Rome, built on seven hills.

Day 8
Nuremberg

Discover the Gothic churches and elegantly restored architecture of Nuremberg on an included excursion as part of a full day in this city.

Day 9
Kelheim to Regensburg

This morning pause briefly in Kelheim where you may wish to join a tour of Weltenberg Abbey, famous for its old brewery. The tour also includes a cruise through the Danube Gorge. Alternatively, continue cruising to the cathedral city of Regensburg with time to explore.

Day 10
Passau

Enjoy the morning in Passau, which stands at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. You may like to explore St Stephen’s cathedral or join an optional excursion to Salzburg.

Day 10
Melk to Weissenkirchen to Dürnstein

AArrive in Melk early this morning and maybe join an optional guided tour of Melk Abbey before setting sail for the beautiful village of Weissenkirchen followed by Dürnstein.

Optional excursions

Melk |

Join an optional guided tour of Melk Abbey

Day 12
Dürnstein to Vienna

Spend the morning in Dürnstein before sailing through the Wachau Valley to Vienna. An optional concert of Mozart and Strauss, performed in the Auersperg Palace, is available this evening.

Optional excursions

Vienna |

An optional concert of Mozart and Strauss, performed in the Auersperg Palace, is available this evening.

Day 13
Vienna

Spend the morning in Vienna where an included city tour reveals the Opera House and St Stephen’s Cathedral.

Day 14
Budapest

An included excursion reveals Budapest’s wealth of attractions from the elaborate Hungarian State Opera House and grand Parliament Building, to a bustling market hall.

Day 15
Budapest to UK

Disembark after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK, or you may wish to extend your holiday with a stay in Budapest.

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