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Grand Danube Odyssey

Embark down the Danube on a coveted Saga River Cruise through the river’s highlights – including UNESCO designated sites and cultural highlights from across Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.

Set sail aboard the Spirit of the Danube – one of our newest and greenest additions to SAGA’s purpose-built fleet.

Enjoy a Danube River Cruise itinerary that balances autonomous exploration with guided tours, tastings and scenic sailings to help you make the most out of your opportunities.

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  • Cruise Line: Saga
  • Ship: Spirit of the Danube
  • Duration: 13 Nights
  • Departure: May
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Grand Danube Odyssey Cruise Itinerary

Enjoy a round trip from Budapest, filled with scenic sailings, coveted landmarks and included excursions. See UNESCO World Heritage Sites, sample traditional goods and explore riverside fortresses on this 14-day adventure.

Day 1

Budapest (EMBARK)

Arrive to Budapest and board your ship to begin your adventure.

Day 2


Explore the many sights of Vukovar independently.

Day 3

Novi Sad

Enjoy a short walking tour of the Old Town Centre before continuing on foot to an old family wine cellar – where you’ll have the chance to sample the wine and honey produced there.

Day 4

Decebalus Face / Iron Gates Gorge (Scenic Sailing)

Recline aboard your ship and enjoy scenic sailing past the Decebalus Face and through Iron Gates Gorge.

Day 5


Enjoy free time to explore Rousse independently.

Day 6

Danube Delta to St George

Sail through the UNESCO-designated Danube Delta on the way to St George, which you’ll have the option to explore via a smaller boat..

Day 7

Fetesti (for Constanta)

From Fetesti, enjoy a guided tour to Constanta which concludes in Chiciu.

Day 8

(sailing day)

Today, make the most of your ship’s facilities as we spend the day in motion.

Day 9

Iron Gates Gorge to Donji Milanovac

After sailing back through the Iron Gates Gorge, arrive at Donji Milanovac and enjoy free time to explore.

Day 10

Donji Milanovac / Serbia to Golubac

Explore Golubac on an included excursion to its riverside fortress.

Day 11


Embark on an included excursion of Belgrade’s main attractions – including its cathedral and St Sava Temple. Pay a visit to the Kalemegdan Fortress.

Day 12


Join an optional full-day excursion to the Hungarian lowlands for a performance of traditional horsemanship.

Day 13


This morning, enjoy an included excursion through the highlights of this united city.

Day 14

Budapest (DISEMBARK)

Disembark in Budapest and begin your journey home.

Grand Danube Odyssey Cruise Ships

Spirit Of The Danube

As our second purpose-built river cruise ship, this vessel promises comfort and elegance during your stay on board. With the addition of the latest engine technology, this ship is also one of the greenest cruising the rivers.

182 Guests Maximum
Panoramic Views
Splash Pool

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13 Nights

Grand Danube Odyssey

  • Budapest (EMBARK)
  • Vukovar
  • Novi Sad
  • Decebalus Face / Iron Gates Gorge (Scenic Sailing)
  • Rousse
  • Danube Delta to St George
  • Fetesti (for Constanta)
  • (sailing day)
  • Iron Gates Gorge to Donji Milanovac
  • Donji Milanovac / Serbia to Golubac
  • Belgrade
  • Mohacs
  • Budapest
  • Budapest (DISEMBARK)
£4,099pp Est. Price per person
  • Spirit of the Danube

Grand Danube Odyssey Cruise Review

“A nice balance between free time and included activities – lots of things to get stuck into whilst you’re on-board as well. I really enjoyed my time.”

Merrick Cox, Birmingham

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Grand Danube Odyssey FAQ

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

What amenities can I expect from my ship?

The Spirit of the Danube is relatively new and features modern amenities – such as splash pools, panoramic views and the latest engine technology.

How many days will be spent scenic sailing?

Only Days 4 and 8 will be dedicated entirely to scenic sailing – make sure to sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent views.

Is there a reversed itinerary?

No – this ship is a round trip beginning and ending in Budapest.

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