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Great Cities of the Danube: Bucharest to Vienna

SAGA presents this delightful 8-night itinerary – designed to conduct guests through the pleasant scenery and historical highlights along the Danube.

Enjoy 4 included tours and excursions, alongside a wealth of opportunities to explore under your own steam as well as scenic sailing portions to sit back and relax.

For those moments where you need to relax, recline in a luxurious suite aboard the spectacular Spirit of the Danube.

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  • Cruise Line: Saga
  • Ship: Spirit of the Danube
  • Duration: 8 Nights
  • Departure: Jun & Sep
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Great Cities of the Danube: Bucharest to Vienna Cruise Itinerary

From Bucharest to Vienna, guests enjoy 8 nights along the Danube river, exploring a range of cultural highlights, UNESCO-designated sites and old towns.

Day 1

Bucharest (Hotel)

Travel to Budapest to check into your centrally located 4-star hotel for the night.

Day 2

Bucharest (EMBARK)

This morning, enjoy an included tour of Bucharest. Later, you’ll transfer to Rousse by coach and embark the Spirit of the Danube.

Day 3

Iron Gates Gorge

Spend the morning relaxing on-board as we pass through the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge. We also pass the colossal Decebalus Face carving.

Day 4


Today, enjoy an included excursion to Belgrade’s key attractions – including the cathedral, St Sava Temple and the Kalemegdan fortress.

Day 5

Sailing Day

Spend a day at leisure cruising the scenic Danube.

Day 6


Enjoy an included tour of the medieval Buda city.

Day 7


Spend the day exploring under your own steam; perhaps pay a visit to Bratislava Castle and Gothic-style Cathedral.

Day 8


In the morning, an included excursion will conduct you through the city’s highlights – including the Ringstrasse and Opera House.

Day 9


After breakfast, disembark from your ship and begin the journey home.

Great Cities of the Danube: Bucharest to Vienna 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
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Great Cities of the Danube: Bucharest to Vienna Deals

Explore more of the Danube’s great cities with SAGA

8 Nights

Great Cities of the Danube: Bucharest to Vienna

  • Bucharest (EMBARK)
  • Iron Gates Gorge
  • Belgrade
  • Budapest
  • Bratislava
  • Vienna
  • Vienna (DISEMBARK)
£2,303pp Est. Price per person
  • Spirit of the Danube

Great Cities of the Danube: Bucharest to Vienna Cruise Review

“I had an awesome experience – the excursions were super well organised and informative. My favourite part was sailing through the Iron Gates Gorge; it was everything I was expecting and more.

Freddy Gallagher, Liverpool

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Great Cities of the Danube: Bucharest to Vienna FAQ

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

Is there an option for travel insurance?

Optional travel insurance may be included in your booking price – a reduction of £56 may be granted if not required.

What’s included in the price?

Included in your booking price; 7-nights all inclusive aboard the Spirit of the Danube and one night half-board in a hotel, all flights and transfers and 4 excursions.

Is there a reverse itinerary available?

Available for booking, is a reverse itinerary with slightly different ports: Great Cities of the Danube: Vienna to Bucharest.

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