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Capitals of the Danube: Regensburg to Budapest

Explore the River Danube’s famous capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest alongside smaller historic towns on a luxury 7-night cruise that showcases the very best of this renowned waterway.

Enjoy grand architecture, iconic landmarks, and medieval streets with included excursions to Melk, Passau, and Regensburg that peel back centuries of central European history and heritage.

Luxury accommodation is guaranteed aboard Spirit of the Rhine, an elegant river cruiser with stylish suites and staterooms. Savour five-star international and regional cuisine alongside the company of some of Europe’s most beautiful river scenery.

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  • Cruise Line: Saga
  • Ship: Spirit of the Rhine
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: May 2024
£1,949pp
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Capitals of the Danube: Regensburg to Budapest Cruise Itinerary

Discover some of the world’s most famous capitals on this picturesque 7-night cruise along the legendary River Danube. Explore centuries of history and heritage amongst the magnificent architecture of Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest with tailored excursions that showcase all the highlights plus port stops at the smaller towns of Passau and Melk. Enjoy international and regional cuisine aboard the luxury Spirit of the Rhine, with a choice of sumptuous suites and staterooms and modern amenities to exercise, socialise, or just relax.

Day 1

Regensburg

Travel to Regensburg and step aboard your luxury river cruiser, Spirit of the Rhine.

Day 2

Regensburg

Explore historic Regensburg, home to numerous medieval churches and a wealthy trading port in the 12th and 13th centuries. Wander streets full of fine Romanesque and Gothic architecture and see the inspirational Stone Bridge completed in 1146.

Day 3

Passau

Passau is known as the City of Three Rivers, sitting at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz, and the Inn. Surrounded by beautiful wooded hills, Passau is a charming, city with Roman origins. Tour the historic Baroque Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palaces.

Day 4

Melk- Wachau Valley – Vienna

Picturesque Melk is crowned by its ancient Benedictine Abbey, an architectural jewel sitting high above the city below. Enjoy strolling the charming streets of the Old Town before sailing through the beautiful Wachau Valley heading towards Vienna.

Day 5

Vienna

The centre of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna, is a treasure trove of magnificent architecture, fine coffee houses, and one of the finest opera houses in the world. An included tour takes guests to the famous Ringstrasse and other iconic landmarks.

Day 6

Bratislava

A city perfectly accessible on foot, Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia with pretty cobbled streets, a Gothic cathedral and an impressive castle offering panoramic views over the city. Step back in time amongst the stunning Baroque architecture.

Day 7

Budapest

Split by the River Danube, Buda, and Pest make up the modern capital of Hungary. Tour the medieval, cobbled streets of old Buda with its UNESCO-listed castle, a contrast to the wide boulevards and 19th-century architecture of Pest.

Day 8

Budapest

Disembark the Spirit of the Rhine and transfer to the airport or railway station to start the journey back to the UK.

Day 1

Budapest

Travel to Budapest and step aboard your luxury river cruiser, Spirit of the Rhine.

Day 2

Budapest

Split by the River Danube, Buda, and Pest make up the modern capital of Hungary. Tour the medieval, cobbled streets of old Buda with its UNESCO-listed castle, a contrast to the wide boulevards and 19th-century architecture of Pest.

Day 3

Bratislava

A city perfectly accessible on foot, Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia with pretty cobbled streets, a Gothic cathedral and an impressive castle offering panoramic views over the city. Step back in time amongst the stunning Baroque architecture.

Day 4

Vienna

The centre of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna, is a treasure trove of magnificent architecture, fine coffee houses, and one of the finest opera houses in the world. An included tour takes guests to the famous Ringstrasse and other iconic landmarks.

Day 5

Melk- Wachau Valley – Vienna

Picturesque Melk is crowned by its ancient Benedictine Abbey, an architectural jewel sitting high above the city below. Enjoy strolling the charming streets of the Old Town before sailing through the beautiful Wachau Valley heading towards Vienna.

Day 6

Passau

Passau is known as the City of Three Rivers, sitting at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz, and the Inn. Surrounded by beautiful wooded hills, Passau is a charming, city with Roman origins. Tour the historic Baroque Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palaces.

Day 7

Regensburg

Explore historic Regensburg, home to numerous medieval churches and a wealthy trading port in the 12th and 13th centuries. Wander streets full of fine Romanesque and Gothic architecture and see the inspirational Stone Bridge completed in 1146.

Day 8

Regensburg

Disembark the Spirit of the Rhine and transfer to the airport or railway station to start the journey back to the UK.

Capitals of the Danube: Regensburg to Budapest Cruise Ships

Spirit Of The Rhine

This exclusive vessel brings our boutique cruise experience to the riverways of Europe. Enjoy access to French balconies, panoramic lounges, splash pools and so much more when you travel with us.

4 Passenger Decks
Buffet Breakfasts
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Explore the Historic Capitals of the Blue Danube sailing the Heartland of Europe with Crui.se

7 Nights
May 2024

Capitals of the Danube: Regensburg to Budapest

  • Bratislava
  • Budapest
  • Passau
  • Regensburg
  • Vienna
£1,949pp Est. Price per person
  • Spirit of the Rhine  

Capitals of the Danube: Regensburg to Budapest Cruise Review

“This is a great cruise as it takes in four countries and focuses on three of the finest capital cities, two of which we had never visited. There are a couple of smaller stops at some charming towns as well, so if you like your history and culture, this trip has it in bucket loads. Spirit of the Rhine is an amazing river cruiser and the last word in floating luxury. The food is excellent, and the ship’s design always ensures you have a great view. This is one cruise we will definitely be doing again.”

Peter and Caroline, Solihull

Capitals of the Danube: Regensburg to Budapest FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Can I have extra help and support on my river cruise?

It’s always best to check first that a river cruise is right for you if you have any health issues or special requirements. We want all our guests to have the ultimate experience, so discuss your needs with one of our friendly booking team before you make a reservation.

How old do I need to be to travel with Saga?

Our river cruises are exclusively for the over-50 age group. You can travel with a younger companion, but they must be at least 40.

When is the final payment due for my cruise?

The balance is due no later than 90 days before your holiday starts. You can phone and pay with a card with one of our booking team or pay online by clicking on ‘Manage My Booking.’ We don’t retain card details, so we won’t automatically debit your card when payment is due. You can use a different card to pay the balance if you want to.

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