The Beautiful Blue Danube – Budapest to Vienna

Operator: Saga
Destination: Austria, Europe, Hungary, Slovakia
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Set sail along the Danube through Hungary, Slovakia and Austria

Cruise along the Danube from stately Budapest to Vienna, through the tranquil riverscapes of Hungary, Slovakia and Austria, visiting a host of delightful towns that cluster on the Danube Bend.

Full Itinerary:

Day 1 UK to Budapest

Fly to Budapest and transfer to the port before embarking Filia Rheni ll. Enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board tonight as you remain moored here overnight.


Day 2 Budapest

Awake in Budapest for a full day in the Hungarian capital. This cosmopolitan city is divided by the Danube into Buda and Pest. An included city tour this morning reveals some of the city’s highlights, from the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Buda Castle that sits above the river on the west bank, to the impressive Hungarian Parliament buildings in Pest on the east bank. This afternoon you might wish to join an optional excursion visiting either the stately Godollo Palace or the Lazar Equestrian Park Horse Farm.


Day 3 Budapest to Esztergom

Bid Budapest farewell this morning and cruise through the morning to arrive in Esztergom perhaps the most beautiful of the cluster of small towns on the Danube Bend. It is home to Hungary’s largest basilica, the dome of which can be seen for miles around. You can explore here and the artistic community of Szentendre on an optional excursion. Sail overnight to reach Slovakia.

Esztergom Basilica

Day 4 Bratislava

Wake up in Bratislava where you can explore the citys old quarter, overlooked by the massive rectangular castle, and admiring the attractive Hapsburg architecture, either independently or by joining an optional city tour. This evening relax on board as you sail overnight towards Austria.


Day 5 Linz

Sail through the morning to reach the scenic Austrian town of Linz after lunch. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure and after dinner the evening is yours to explore further as you remain moored until just before midnight, when your cruise resumes.

Trinity Column in Main Square, Linz

Day 6 Passau

Arrive in Passau shortly after breakfast. Enjoy the morning exploring the ‘Venice of Bavaria’, set at the meeting point of three rivers the Danube, Inn and Ilz, and surrounded by wooded hills. Or, to make the most of your visit why not join an optional city walk and hear the history of this attractive town? Filia Rheni ll departs later this afternoon and cruises through the night into Austria.


Day 7 Melk to Drnstein

The ship will continue to Melk this morning where youll have the chance to join an optional excursion visiting the Benedictine Abbey. Later cruise on to Drnstein, set in the beautiful Wachau valley, where you will have time to explore this afternoon. Enjoy a farewell dinner and entertainment on board this evening as you cruise overnight to the capital.


Day 8 Vienna to UK

Wake up in Vienna and disembark your ship and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.