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Danube Delta Odyssey

From £2,999 pp

Discover the scenery and cities that adorn the Danube, board Filia Rheni II, the latest addition to our fleet chartered exclusively for Saga customers, to discover the many highlights of the Danube as it wends its way towards the Black Sea.

In addition to the stunning scenery, including that of the Iron Gates Gorge and the Danube Delta, you’ll have time to explore some fascinating ports of call in seven different countries.

And you can look forward to included guided tours of three major European cities – Budapest, Bucharest and Vienna.

What’s Included:

  • 47 meals: 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches and 16 dinners
  • 16 night Danube river cruise
  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
  • Wine, Beer and soft drinks with lunch & Dinner
  • Saga Cruise Host
  • Saga Cruise Assistant on board
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship
  • Excursions; Tour of Bucharest, Sightseeing tour of Vienna, City Tour of Budapest
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Day 1 - UK to Budapest

Fly to Hungary’s capital and embark your ship. Tonight, enjoy a welcome cocktail reception and dinner on board.

You remain moored here overnight.

Dinner

Day 2 - Budapest

This morning, join an included tour of the Hungarian capital, a cosmopolitan, culture-rich centre of two halves.

Buda is the older part, with cobbled streets and medieval architecture, while Pest is the administrative centre with impressive 19th-century public buildings set on wide avenues.

Your tour reveals the highlights, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Buda Castle.

Set sail this afternoon and cruise through the night.

Day 2 - Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Vukovar

This morning discover Vukovar, the largest Croatian town and river port on the Danube, and consequently a thriving town before the Yugoslav War.

Compare the surviving belle époque architecture with shell-scarred buildings that have been preserved in memory of those killed and injured.

This afternoon, set sail again and cruise towards the Iron Gate gorge.

Day 3 - Vukovar

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Iron Gate

Sail through a particularly scenic stretch of the Danube – the world-famous Iron Gate gorge, between Romania and Serbia.

Set in the Djerdap National Park, it’s the largest and longest in Europe, and the Iron Gates is the narrowest and deepest part.

Head out on deck and check out how the ship manoeuvres through two locks by the Djerdap power stations.

Day 4 -  Iron Gate

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Rousse

Arrive in Rousse, Bulgaria’s largest port, this morning. Explore independently or perhaps take an optional guided walk through the city that’s sometimes referred to as ‘Little Vienna’, thanks to the imposing 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architecture.

Set sail again this afternoon.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Danube Delta

Today enjoy cruising through the beautiful Danube Delta.

You may like to join an optional trip aboard a smaller boat which can reach parts of the Delta habitat that larger vessels can’t, to fully appreciate the wilderness and bird life of this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Sail on this afternoon and overnight.

Day 6 -  Danube Delta

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Chiciu to Giurgiu

Pause briefly in Chiciu to join an included full-day tour of Romania’s lively capital, Bucharest. In the 1900s it was known as Little Paris, a reference to the elegance of the city and the social whirl enjoyed within it.

That stopped however while Romania was under communist rule from 1948 until 1989. You’ll view some of the communist architecture such as the enormous Palace of the Parliament, commissioned in 1984 by party leader Ceausescu, as well as elegant buildings from the pre-communist period. Cotroceni Palace, built for the Royal Family,is now residence for the President of Romania, while historic Cretulescu Palace was also a private dwelling, but now is an administrative centre. Lunch is included during your tour.

Rejoin your ship in Giurgiu and remain moored until later tonight.

Day 7 -  Chiciu to Giurgiu

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Cruising the Danube

Enjoy a day at leisure on board

Day 8 - Cruising the Danube

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Iron Gates to Donji Milanovac

Return through the dramatic Iron Gate gorge and arrive in the pretty town of Donji Milanovac, on the banks of the Danube in the midst of the Djerdap National Park, the largest, and possibly most beautiful, of Serbia’s five national parks.

The region has a rich history, and this afternoon, you may choose to join an optional excursion to the Lepenski Vir Mesolithic site.

Although discovered in 1940, it was 1965 before excavation work began on this Stone Age settlement, revealing a series of villages and rock carvings dating back to 6400 BC and the earliest examples of ‘monumental’ sculptures.

Cruise overnight towards Belgrade.

Day 9 -  Iron Gates to Donji Milanovac

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Belgrade

Arrive in Serbia’s capital, one of the oldest European cities, this morning for a full-day stay.

You can explore its key attractions, including the Kalmegadan Fortress, the cathedral and St Sava Temple, all set on the waterfront, independently.

Or you may like to join an optional tour which will reveal the highlights of this city at the junction of the Danube and Sava rivers which features buildings from many different eras and cultures.

Cruise overnight towards Novi Sad.

Day 10 - Belgrade

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Novi Sad

Enjoy the morning in this city where European and Balkan cultures meet, with this stretch of the Danube acting as a natural border.

Beside Novi Sad is the Petrovaradin Fortress, with a 16-kilometre network of underground passages and the officers’ residences and government buildings beneath.

Perhaps pay a visit to the City Museum within the fortress walls.

Or you could join an optional walking tour of the old town centre with its fine 18th and 19th-century architecture.

Set sail again this afternoon.

Day 11 - Novi Sad

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Mohács to Kalocsa

Explore Mohács, an important port of call for Danube traffic for many centuries, although it was the burgeoning steamboat traffic of the 19th century that led to a dramatic building boom.

Close to the town is the site of a battle in 1526, when the Hungarians fought the Ottoman advance but were outnumbered and out-manoeuvred, triggering the start of 150 years of Turkish rule.

Mohács is also famous for its folklore traditions and you can see a demonstration of traditional Hungarian horsemanship by local Magyar cowboys on an optional excursion.

Your ship continues to Kalocsa pausing briefly for excursion participants to rejoin her

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Esztergom

Spend the morning in Esztergom, possibly the most attractive town on the Danube Bend and the original capital of Hungary.

You can explore independently or join an optional excursion to the vast, domed neo-classical Basilica of Esztergom, the largest in Hungary, built in the early 19th century.

The excursion continues to the artists’ village of Szentendre where you can browse the many galleries and museums before your ship heads off this afternoon towards Bratislava.

Day 13 - Esztergom

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Bratislava

Explore Bratislava, founded over 2,000 years ago, independently today.

Now capital of Slovakia, it was also capital of Hungary for a while during the late Middle Ages and eleven Kings of Hungary were crowned here in the Cathedral while Turks occupied their own capital.

The Old Town is easily explored on foot – stroll through ancient cobbled streets to Bratislava Castle for a bird’s-eye view of the city.

Alternatively, you can take an optional guided tour.

Set sail again early evening.

Day 14 - Bratislava

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - Melk to Weissenkirchen

Arrive in Melk this morning where you may like to take an optional excursion to the magnificent Benedictine Melk Abbey.

Next, you’ll visit the pretty wine village of Weissenkirchen, one of the top nine wine-cultivating towns in the beautiful Wachau Valley.

‘White church’ takes its name from the huge 14th-century church that dominates the picturesque landscape.

Sail overnight towards Vienna.

Day 15 - Melk to Weissenkirchen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16 - Vienna

Enjoy an included half-day tour of this dynamic city – steeped in imperial and musical history – including a drive around the Ringstrasse, encircling the old city.

After dinner on board, you can attend and optional performance of music by Mozart and Strauss in one of the great formal concert houses of Imperial Vienna.

Day 16 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17 - Vienna to UK

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

Breakfast

The Filia Rheni II has proved very popular with previous SAGA guests, receiving both Top Ship and their two-rosette Good Food awards. It’s the perfect fusion of the great on-board facilities and friendly, dedicated service that creates an indelible memory.

The top deck is the ideal alfresco spot from which to view the splendid landscape, while both lounges have panoramic windows so you can enjoy a drink there without missing the views. There’s a partially-shaded sun deck, so whatever the weather you can relax on the sun loungers.  The observation lounge is a quiet spot in which to enjoy a good book, do a crossword or check your emails. Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship.

Expect excellent food in the award-winning restaurant – tuck into to buffet breakfasts and look forward to waiter-served three-course lunches and four-course dinners where there’s always a choice of main course.

Filia Rheni II Exterior

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Panorama-Bar and Lounge
  • Sun Deck
  • Small Library
  • Fitness cycle and table tennis
  • Pool & Jacuzzi
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • A lift serving the Restaurant, Lounge and Middle deck cabins
  • Stair lift to Upper deck cabins and Sun Deck

Accommodations & Amenities

Each deluxe cabin has a shower and wc (four of the 75 cabins have a bath), safe and television with satellite channels. Cabins also have an international telephone, individual air-conditioning controls and a hairdryer. Plus, Upper-deck cabins have French balconies.

Filia Rheni II - Upper Deck Cabin

Cat A & B

150 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer (4 cabins available with bath)
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Individual climate control
  • Television with satellite channels
  • Safe
  • Telephone

Cat C & D

150 ft² – Middle Deck

  • Large Panoramic windows
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Individual climate control
  • Television with satellite channels
  • Safe
  • Telephone

Cat E

150 ft² – Lower Deck

  • High level fixed window
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Individual climate control
  • Television with satellite channels
  • Safe
  • Telephone
Fillia Rheni II - Deck Plan

Why Choose This Cruise?

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 10Filia Rheni IIBudapest£3099Save upto £200 ppCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckE150 ft², Fixed Windows£3099  
Middle Deck (for/aft)D150ft², Panoramic Window£3379  
Middle DeckC150ft², Panoramic Window£3469  
Upper Deck (for/aft)B150 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckA150 ft², French Balcony£3899  
Jun 16Filia Rheni IIBudapest£3099Save upto £400 ppCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckE150 ft², Fixed Windows£3099  
Middle Deck (for/aft)D150ft², Panoramic Window£3379  
Middle DeckC150ft², Panoramic Window£3519  
Upper Deck (for/aft)B150 ft², French Balcony£3999  
Upper DeckA150 ft², French Balcony£4099  
Jul 9Filia Rheni IIBudapest£3129Save upto £350 ppCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckE150 ft², Fixed Windows£3129  
Middle Deck (for/aft)D150ft², Panoramic Window£3509  
Middle DeckC150ft², Panoramic Window£3599  
Upper Deck (for/aft)B150 ft², French Balcony£3999  
Upper DeckA150 ft², French Balcony£4099  
Aug 1Filia Rheni IIBudapest£2999Save upto £350 ppCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckE150 ft², Fixed Windows£2999  
Middle Deck (for/aft)D150ft², Panoramic Window£3379  
Middle DeckC150ft², Panoramic Window£3469  
Upper Deck (for/aft)B150 ft², French Balcony£3949  
Upper DeckA150 ft², French Balcony£4049  
Aug 24Filia Rheni IIBudapest£3229Save upto £250 ppCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckE150 ft², Fixed Windows£3229  
Middle Deck (for/aft)D150ft², Panoramic Window£3509  
Middle DeckC150ft², Panoramic Window£3649  
Upper Deck (for/aft)B150 ft², French Balcony£4079  
Upper DeckA150 ft², French Balcony£4179  

Prices are per person based on two sharing. Optional travel insurance is included subject to availability

Single Occupancy
Single occupancy available in lower and middle deck cabins without supplement.


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