Summer’s been a long time coming – extend it with an October river cruise with Saga
It’s been a slow start to the British summer but it can be extended on a selection of October river cruises with Saga. Several sailings also include one or two night breaks to make the most of the destinations and late sunshine!
• From Black Sea to the Swiss Peaks
Guests sail through 10 countries on this epic 23-night holiday which starts with an overnight stay in the Hotel Athenee Palace (5Q) in Bucharest before boarding Regina Rheni II. The ship’s calls include the cities of Budapest, Vienna and Strasbourg, as well as scenic sailing in the Danube Delta, a wetland biosphere and a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is a sanctuary for more than 300 bird species.
23 nights from £3,249 departing on October 7 with a choice of departures from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, Manchester and Norwich airports. For those that prefer a shorter cruise, the cruise is also offered in smaller sections, subject to availability.
• Journey Through the Iron Gates
Cruise from Austria to Bulgaria and back to enjoy the dramatic scenery of sweeping bends north of Budapest to the glorious Iron Gates gorge. This Saga-exclusive sailing on Filia Rheni II also features an option to stay in the Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier, in Vienna, for two extra nights.
Nine nights from £1,399 departing October 1 with a choice of departures from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, Manchester and Norwich airports.
• Budapest and Scenic Vistas of the Danube
Fly to Budapest and transfer to the peaceful island of Margitsziget for a two-night stay at the Danubius Health Spa Resort (4Q) before embarking on Filia Rheni II to discover the cities, castles and vineyards of the Danube.
Eight nights from £1,299 departing October 15, with a choice of departures from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Heathrow, Manchester and Norwich airports.
• Salzburg and the Beautiful Wachau Valley
Discover the magnificence of Salzburg with a two-night stay in the Wyndham Grand Salzburg Conference Centre (4Q), a 15-minute walk from the Mirabell Gardens, which featured in the Sound of Music. Next, embark Filia Rheni II to cruise along one of the prettiest stretches of the Danube – the Wachau Valley. Stop in historic towns and cities including 2,000-year-old Bratislava, medieval Krems and baroque Vienna.
Nine nights from £999 departing October 21 departing from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, Manchester and Newcastle airports.
• European Explorer – all-inclusive
The Saga-exclusive cruise aboard the Regina Rheni II takes guests along the Danube, Main and Rhine to explore the cities of Passau, Koblenz and Cologne and also excludes a full day in Amsterdam. The ship’s free bar is open from 9am to midnight serving local alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks. includes full day in Amsterdam before
11 nights from £1,549 departing on Oct 29 departing from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, Manchester and Newcastle airports.
Prices include UK travel package, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on the ship, welcome cocktail party and captain’s dinner, porterage, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights or a discount if passenger has own insurance.