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Voyage through Eastern Europe - River Danube Cruise towards the Black Sea

A 7-night River Danube cruise from Budapest to Bucharest exploring spectacular capital cities, impressive fortresses and the natural wonder of the ‘Iron Gates’

Voyage through Eastern Europe - River Danube Cruise towards the Black Sea


7 nights from £2195pp

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Begin in Budapest for this fascinating cruise along the River Danube towards the Black Sea, through the speactacular Iron Gates.

See the historic landmarks of the Yugoslavian Civil War in Vukovar including the Ovcara Memoria and see the 18th-century Petrovaradin Fortress at Novi Sad. Continue along the Danube to Belgrade, home to the impressive Kalemegdan Fortress before cruising through the Iron Gates, one of Europe's natural wonders which forms a border between Serbia and Romania.

Visit the port town of Vidin where you can see the 14th-century Baba Vida Fortress, a magnificent medieval castle, and see the mighty Belogradchik Fortress on the slopes of the Balkan Mountains before exploring the capital city of Bucharest.

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Black Sea Voyage

Day 1 - UK - Budapest (Hungary)
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Fly from your selected UK airport. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your ship on the Danube River. This evening there is a Welcome Reception followed by the Captain's Welcome Gala Dinner. (D)
Day 2 - Mohacs - Pecs
Arrive in Mohacs. Travel to Pecs and enjoy a guided tour including the spectacular Mosque Church and the fascinating underground burial chambers. After lunch on board, continue to Villany and sample the wines from a local vineyard. (B,L,D)
Day 3 - Vukovar (Croatia) - Novi Sad (Serbia)
Visit the landmarks of the Yugoslavian Civil War in Vukovar, including the Ovcara Memorial which is a monumental cross to those who lost their lives in Croatia's struggle for independence. Alternatively visit Ilok, famous for its wines. Cruise across the border to Novi Sad in Serbia for a guided tour. (B,L,D)
Day 4 - Belgrade
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Belgrade where you can see the impressive Kalemegdan Fortress and the temple of St Sava. Alternatively, visit Tito's memorial and the House of Flowers. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Iron Gates
Relax on board as you cruise through the impressive Iron Gates. Perhaps head to one of the outdoor decks to view one of Europe's natural wonders. Forming the natural border between Serbia and Romania, this section of the River Danube provides a cruising highlight. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Vidin (Bulgaria)
Having cruised into Bulgaria overnight, today you'll arrive in the port town of Vidin where you can see the 14th-century Baba Vida Fortress, a magnificent medieval castle and Belogradchik, a small town in the Balkan Mountains. See the mighty Belogradchik Fortress on the slopes of the Balkan Mountains amid unusual rock formations - the Belogradchik Rocks. (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Giurgiu - Bucharest
From Giurgiu, travel to Bucharest to explore the open-air museum or the Palace of Parliament. (B,L,D)
Day 8 - Rousse - UK
Disembark the ship in Rousse and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)
Key: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board cruising in an outside cabin
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car within 75 miles of your chosen airport
  • Flights from regional UK airports with transfers between ship and airport
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Daily sightseeing programme in small groups with personal headsets
  • Unlimited complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Choice of open seating dining venues including main restaurant, casual lounge and al fresco dining on selected evenings
  • In-cabin entertainment system with flat screen TV, keyboard, free internet access, film and music library
  • Cocktail Reception, Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Evening entertainment including music performances, folklore dances, lectures and piano interludes
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • Port Taxes

Special Features

  • Mohacs: Visit Mohacs and take a coach tour to Pecs
  • Vukovar: See the Ovcara Memorial
  • Belgrade: See the sights including the mighty Kalmegdan Fortress or Tito's Memorial
  • Iron Gates: Cruise through the incredible natural wonder of the Iron Gates
  • Vidin: Visit Belogradchik to see the mighty Belogradchik Fortress on the slopes of the Balkan Mountains
Book by 31 May 2015 to save £500 per couple on 2016 dates plus exclusive £50pp discount on 2015 dates!

2015 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Budapest to Rousse

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Apr 13£2450£2400
May 11; Jun 08£2825£2775
Jul 06; Aug 03£2765£2715
Aug 31£2890£2840
Sep 28£2950£2900
Oct 26£2640£2590

Rousse to Budapest

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Apr 20£2575£2525
Jun 15; Jul 13; Aug 10£2765£2715
Sep 07; Oct 05£2950£2900
Nov 02£2575£2525

2016 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Budapest to Rousse

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Apr 25£2445£2195
Jun 12; Jul 18£2745£2495
Aug 21£2895£2645
Oct 10£2945£2695

Rousse to Budapest

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
May 02£2845£2595
Jun 19; Jul 25£2745£2495
Aug 28£2895£2645
Oct 17£2945£2695
  • Prices shown are based on two people sharing a Cat E cabin. Single supplements available on request.
  • Cabin Upgrades:
  • Concerto Class:
  • Cat D - £185pp
  • Cat C/B - £495pp
  • Cat T/T+ - £795/935pp
  • Cat P/P+ - £1055/1185pp
  • Royal Suite+ - £1695pp
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