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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’

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Book by 31 May 2014 to save £250pp on 2015 departures!Exclusive 5% discount on all other dates

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

Budapest

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.

Pecs

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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A391: Departure Dates 2014/15
Budapest to Rousse
2014: May 5; Jun 3, 30; Jul 29; Aug 25;
Sep 23; Oct 20; 2015: Apr 13; May 11;
Jun 8; Jul 6; Aug 3, 31; Sep 28; Oct 26
Rousse to Budapest
2014: May 12; Jun 10; Jul 7; Aug 5;
Sep 1, 30; Oct 27; 2015: Apr 20; Jun 15;
Jul 13; Aug 10; Sep 7; Oct 5; Nov 2
A391: Voyage through Eastern Europe 2014/15£ price per person
Book by 31 May 2014 to save £250pp on 2015 departures!
Exclusive 5% discount on all other dates
Prices based on two people sharing a double cabin. Single supplements available on request.
Cabin Upgrades:
Concerto Class:
Cat D - 2014: £150pp 2015: £185pp
Cat C/B - 2014: £395/530pp 2015: £495pp
Cat T/T+ - 2014: £720/780pp 2015: £795/935pp
Cat P/P+ - 2014: £895/1030pp 2015: £1055/1185pp
Cat PA - £1495pp
Owner's Suite/Owner's Suite+ - 2014: £1245/1650pp 2015: £1875pp

Heroes Square, Budapest

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Black Sea Voyage
Day 1
UK - Budapest (Hungary)

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. After lunch on board, you may wish to sample aromatic wines from the vineyards of Vilany. (B,L,D)

Day 3
Vukovar - Novi Sad

2014: This morning, enjoy a tour of Vukovar or travel to the Croatian town of Ilok, which is famous for its wines. Here, visit a local winery to learn about their production techniques and sample a range of their wines before enjoying a guided walking tour through the town. Following your selected activity, enjoy lunch on board as you cruise across the border into Serbia and on to Novi Sad. Enjoy a guided walking tour here which takes in the 18th-century Petrovaradin Fortress. 2015: In 2015, visit the landmarks of the Yugoslavian Civil War including the Ovcara Memorial before cruising towards Novi Sad for a tour of Danube Park and the Petrovaradin Fortress. (B,L,D)

Day 4
Belgrade (Serbia)

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. After your selected activity, enjoy time at leisure to stroll along Prince Michael Street or take a guided bicycle tour of the city before re-boarding your ship. (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. Afterwards, travel by coach to 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
Rousse

2014: Travel by coach to Bucharest to visit the open-air museum which is dedicated to the traditional architecture and buildings of rural Romania. Alternatively, visit Bucharest's historical city centre. 2015: In 2015, enjoy a full day in 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

Belogradchik Rocks

The price includes
  • 7 nights full board cruising in an outside cabin aboard an APT river ship
  • 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
Excursions and 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
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