Prague and the Danube 2021 Saga River Cruise
Discover the delights of the Danube en route to Prague. Cruise along the beautiful Danube river visiting historic towns and vibrant cities before reaching stunning Prague, where you can enjoy a two-night hotel stay and plenty of time to explore.
Travel to Budapest and embark Amadeus Royal, enjoy dinner on board. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner on board as you remain moored here overnight.
Budapest is a city made up of two parts: Buda and Pest, built on opposite banks of the Danube. East meets west in this fascinating city, as can be seen in the variety of shops and restaurants. An included city sightseeing tour will reveal the capital's highlights, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Buda Castle, Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. Alternatively perhaps join a culinary-themed walking tour of the city. Depart during lunch and cruise overnight to Bratislava.
Enjoy the morning in Slovakia's capital. Originally part of Czechoslovakia until 1993, Bratislava’s old town, ‘Staré Mesto’ ,with its historic buildings, provides a stark contrast to the 20th-century buildings, some of which serve as a reminder of its communist past. Perhaps join an optional excursion before this afternoon, Amadeus Royal cruises to Vienna, arriving in time for an evening stroll after dinner or perhaps to take in an evening concert on an optional excursion.
This morning enjoy an included sightseeing tour of elegant Vienna, for 600 years the centre of the Hapsburg Empire. Your tour includes a drive around the Ringstrasse, a wide avenue encircling the old city, taking in famous sights such as the Imperial Hofburg complex built by Emperor Franz Josef, and the world-famous State Opera House. Afterwards you can relax on board as you cruise to Dürnstein, arriving late tonight.
Enjoy the early morning in Dürnstein, a pretty village – perhaps the most picturesque on the river and steeped in history – in the heart of the Wachau Valley. The now ruined Kuenringer Castle is where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned during the late 12th century. Continue to Melk where you won’t want to miss an optional tour of the magnificent Benedictine Abbey before departing this evening.
Passau, the most easterly city in Bavaria, is known as the ‘Venice of Bavaria’, being set at the confluence of three rivers. It is home to an impressive baroque cathedral containing the largest church organ in the world. You can join a optional short walking tour of the highlights this afternoon, most of which are close to the Danube, before you depart before dinner.
This morning arrive in the attractive city of Regensburg has been a religious centre since the 7th century and has a large number of medieval churches. Alternatively you may like to visit Weltenburg Abbey on an optional tour, rejoining the ship later in Kelheim. This afternoon, cruise towards Nuremberg via the Main-Danube Canal.
Disembark Amadeus Royal in Nuremberg after breakfast and travel by coach to Prague, a distance of around 306 kilometres which should take approximately four hours, depending on traffic conditions. Stay at the locally rated 5-star Corinthia Hotel Prague, or similar, for two nights, with dinner tonight and breakfasts included.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Perhaps discover it on an optional city tour. This afternoon, you’re free to explore independently – stop by the fascinating astrological clock situated in the Old Town Square – one of the oldest working astrological clocks in the world, the elaborate striking of the hour tends to draw large crowds. This afternoon, you may like to explore independently.
Check out after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
|Date||Price from (pp)|
|8 September 2021||£2,129|
|13 September 2021^||£2,129|
|22 October 2021||£1,699|
- Low deposit of only £99pp
- Savings of up to £500pp on selected cabin grades and departures
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- Optional travel insurance or a discount of £20 if not required†
- Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry
- 7 Nights on board Amadeus Royal followed by 3 nights at 5* Corinthia Hotel Prague
- All meals on board
- All gratuities on board
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Saga cruise director & Saga cruise escort on board