Friday, 18 July 2014

Sail six rivers on Saga’s Great European Odyssey


  • 23-night river cruise exclusive to Saga passengers
  • Three days’ sailing in magnificent Moselle region
  • Discover six fascinating countries
  • Visit three iconic cities of culture
Can there be a better way to reach the cultural cities of Vienna, Budapest and Belgrade than by stepping from a luxury cruiser moored on the riverside?

Regina Rheni II is exclusively for Saga passengers and the 150-passenger vessel will meander north through Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Austria and Germany.

Passengers wake up to a different view every day from wildlife and fairy-tale castles to vineyards and architectural wonders, plus there will three full days’ cruising to savour the Moselle region.

Highlights include the Danube Delta where guests can board a smaller boat to look for some of the 300 species of birds. There will be a fascinating tour of Romania’s capital Bucharest and a memorable sailing through the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge en-route to Belgrade.
Guests will have time to soak up the culture of Hungary and enjoy a tour of Budapest, the city of two halves, Buda and Pest.

Bratislava awaits before sailing on to vibrant Vienna and pretty Durnstein.
Regina Rheni II continues on to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Rhine Gorge and Wachau Valley, recognised for their architectural and agricultural history.

In Barvaria there will be stops at Passau, Regensburg and Kelheim before Regina Rheni II docks in the historic city of Nuremberg. 

The atmospheric town of Bamberg is sure to delight passengers, set among the Franconian hills in Bavaria, it is regarded as one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Germany.
In Würzburg, the impressive baroque Residenz Palace will impress before a visit to the historic market town of Miltenberg, where riesling wines are produced. 

Spend three full days on the beautiful Moselle River passing centuries-old castles and pretty houses around Cochem and Koblenz before arriving in Merzig, relaxed after more than three weeks on some of the loveliest, lazy rivers of Europe.

23 nights from £3,649 departing London Heathrow on July 27, 2015. Price includes UK travel service, return flights and transfers, travel insurance and additional cancellation cover, five excursions, full board – buffet-style breakfast, three-course lunch and four-course dinner (complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner).

To book visit www.saga.co.uk/riverscruises or call 0800 046 2481


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