Great Capitals of the Danube

Resort: Great Capitals of the Danube
Operator: Saga
Destination: Austria
Price From: £1349.00

Cruise the Danube through four countries Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia and Austria

The Danube is Europe’s second-longest river and flows through ten nations. This nine-night cruise takes you through four of them, and includes guided tours of their exciting historic capitals Belgrade, Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest.

Including…

26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners

  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reductionif not required
  • UK travel service
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on the ship
  • Cocktail party and Saga dinner
  • Saga cruise director
  • Saga cruise escort on board
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship

Excursions

  • Belgrade city tour
  • Sightseeing tour of Bratislava
  • Vienna city tour
  • Tour of Budapest

Itinerary

17/04/2017
UK to Budapest

Fly to Budapest, where you’ll embark Filia Rheni II. Once you’ve settled into your cabin, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board. Depart this evening and cruise towards Kalosca.

18/04/2017
Kalosca to Mohcs

Pause in Kalosca where you can join an optional excursion to the Puszta the Great Hungarian Plain for a demonstration of traditional Hungarian horsemanship. Arrive in Mohcs late morning and set off again this evening for Belgrade.

19/04/2017
Belgrade

You have the day to discover Serbia’s capital. An included city tour will reveal the highlights and help you get your bearings for exploring independently. Later this afternoon your ship departs and cruises overnight towards Osijek.

20/04/2017
Osijek

Arrive mid-morning. Stroll through the old quarter of the town to see the interesting church and Austro-Hungarian architecture. Alternatively, you can join an optional tour here. Your cruise continues towards Esztergom this afternoon.

21/04/2017
Esztergom

Arrive mid-afternoon in this one-time capital city, which was relegated to second place by Buda in the thirteenth century. Your ship remains moored here tonight giving you the evening to venture into the city if you like.

22/04/2017
Esztergom to Bratislava

Depart Esztergom in the early hours and arrive in Bratislava this afternoon where you can enjoy an included city tour. You can’t miss the vast, domed neoclassical Basilica it’s the country’s largest cathedral! Built early in the 19th century, it incorporates a red marble chapel from an earlier church. Remain moored here overnight.

23/04/2017
Bratislava to Vienna

Filia Rheni ll departs Bratislava early this morning, arriving in Vienna at lunchtime. Discover the highlights of this musical capital on an included combined coach and walking tour. This evening, enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. Leave late tonight for Krems.

24/04/2017
Krems

Enjoy the morning in Krems, at the confluence of the Danube and the Krems river and ringed by vineyards. Perhaps join an optional walking tour of this charming town, with its traditional painted houses, turrets and steeples.

25/04/2017
Budapest

Enjoy exploring the many treasures of Budapest. An included city tour will show you the highlights, including Buda, the western part of the city, and Buda Castle. You will also see the Hungarian Parliament buildings and Heroes’ Square in Pest, on the east bank of the Danube.

26/04/2017
Budapest to UK

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

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