Explore the past of central Europe’s most fascinating cities
Explore Berlin and Prague before boarding your ship and sailing through the fascinating riverscapes of the Danube and Main.
5 nights in hotels, 7 aboard the ship
28 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 10 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 on the ship
- Cocktail party and Captain’s dinner
- Saga cruise director
- Saga cruise escort on board
- Entertainment and activities on the ship
- Tour of Berlin
- Budapest city tour
- Sightseeing tour of Vienna
- Dresden and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
UK to Berlin
Fly to Berlin and travel by coach to the locally rated 4-star Wyndham Berlin Excelsior Hotel (4Q) for a two-night stay, with dinner included tonight.
After breakfast at the hotel join an included tour of Berlin, where the most famous landmarks include Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag.
Berlin to Dresden
Depart for Dresden, a journey of around two and a half hours. Stay overnight with dinner included at the locally rated 4-star Westin Bellevue Dresden Hotel (4Q).
Dresden to Prague
Following breakfast at the hotel you will travel to Prague, a journey of approximately four hours, stopping en route at the remarkable Sandstone Mountains of the Elbe Valley. Spend two nights at the locally rated 5-star Corinthia Hotel Prague (4Q), with dinner included tonight.
After breakfast perhaps join an optional sightseeing tour of Prague, which includes a visit to the Old Town, Stare Mesto. Characterised by cobbled streets, gothic spires and baroque facades, a maze of narrow, medieval alleyways lead to the Old Town Square, dominated by the 14th-century Old Town Hall with its magnificent astronomical clock.
You are free to dine independently this evening, and you’ll certainly have many superb restaurants to choose from.
Prague to Roth
Spend another morning in Prague, and then transfer to Roth to embark your ship for the beginning of your seven-night cruise to Budapest. You’ll set sail this evening towards Regensburg.
An optional excursion visits Weltenburg Monastery, set at the Danube Gorge. It’s renowned for its brewery, said to be the oldest monastery brewery in the world – more tasting opportunities perhaps?
Kelheim to Regensburg
Pause briefly in Kelheim where you can join an excursion to the Weltenburg Abbey set at the Danube Gorge and renowned for its brewery, said to be the oldest monastery brewery in the world.
Discover elegant Passau which is set at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz.
Melk to Dürnstein
Spend the morning in Melk. Cruise the scenic Wachau region and spend the afternoon in picturesque Dürnstein.
Join an optional excursion to the famous Benedictine Abbey in Melk.
This morning an included tour shows you the highlights of this musical city, including the Ringstrasse and Opera House. After lunch explore independently, perhaps stopping for a coffee and a slice of a Viennese speciality, sachertorte.
Spend the day in Slovakia’s bustling capital, and soak up the relaxed atmosphere of the city’s old quarter and admire the attractive Hapsburg baroque architecture.
This morning you arrive in Budapest, the Hungarian capital, where an included tour will show you the highlights. This evening, enjoy your farewell dinner on board.
Budapest to UK
Disembark after breakfast for your return flight to the UK.