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Great Cities of the Danube: Vienna to Bucharest

SAGA presents this spectacular 9-day itinerary along the scenic Danube river, stopping at ports between Vienna and Bucharest.

Along the way, guests enjoy a wealth of shore excursions including; sightseeing tours, guided visits and historical demonstrations.

After each day of adventuring, guests return to the glamorous Spirit of the Danube – one of SAGA’s meticulously crafted river vessels. From on-board, guests enjoy access to a variety of modern comforts and stunning interior modifications.

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  • Cruise Line: Saga
  • Ship: Spirit of the Danube
  • Duration: 8 Nights
  • Departure: Jun & Sep 2024
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Great Cities of the Danube: Vienna to Bucharest Cruise Itinerary

Embark from Vienna to Bucharest on this 8-night itinerary along the wonderful Danube; complete with Old Towns, opera houses, castles, fortresses and temples. Enjoy a range of guided tours and excursions to scenic locations and tourist hotspots.

Day 1

Vienna (EMBARK)

Travel to Vienna and embark your river ship.

Day 2


This afternoon, you’ll embark on an included excursion around the city’s highlights: including the Ringstrasse and Opera House.

Day 3


Spend the day exploring Bratislava’s Old Town on foot. Pay a visit to the impressive Bratislava castle and gothic-style cathedral.

Day 4


Explore the UNESCO-listed Budapest castle and enjoy a guided tour of the city.

Day 5

Sailing Day

Spend a leisurely day on board as we cruise through scenic riverside towns and natural scenery.

Day 6


This morning an included excursion will conduct you through Belgrade’s must-see attractions – including St Sava Temple and the Kalemegdan fortress.

Day 7

The Decebalus Face / Iron Gates Gorge (scenic cruising)

Enjoy a day of sightseeing from the comfort of your floating hotel as she passes through the spectacular wonders of the Decebalus face and Iron Gates Gorge.

Day 8


After a hearty breakfast, disembark your ship in Rousse and transfer to Bucharest for an overnight stay at a centrally located hotel.

Day 9


Check out of your hotel and begin your journey home.

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

Explore the epic sights along the Danube

8 Nights

Great Cities of the Danube: Vienna to Bucharest

  • Vienna (EMBARK)
  • Vienna
  • Bratislava
  • Budapest
  • Belgrade
  • Decebalus Face / Iron Gates Gorge (Scenic Sailing)
  • Rousse (DISEMBARK)
  • Bucharest
£2,379pp Est. Price per person
  • Spirit of the Danube

Great Cities of the Danube: Vienna to Bucharest Cruise Review

“Every port was fantastic; all the tours were so fun and informative. I really enjoyed getting to know the tour guides and other passengers – there was a really pleasant environment from start to finish.”

Rebekah Jones, Nottingham

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

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