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 £2150pp

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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. 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

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

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 Oct 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £300pp!

2014 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Budapest to Rousse

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
May 05£2695£2645
Jun 03£2765£2715
Jun 30; Jul 29£2640£2590
Aug 25£2765£2715
Sep 23£2890£2840
Oct 20£2640£2590

Rousse to Budapest

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
May 12; Jun 10£2765£2715
Jul 07; Aug 05£2640£2590
Sep 01, 30£2890£2840
Oct 27£2575£2525

2015 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Budapest to Rousse

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Apr 13£2450£2150
May 11; Jun 08£2825£2525
Jul 06; Aug 03£2765£2465
Aug 31£2890£2590
Sep 28£2950£2650
Oct 26£2640£2340

Rousse to Budapest

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Apr 20£2575£2275
Jun 15; Jul 13; Aug 10£2765£2465
Sep 07; Oct 05£2950£2650
Nov 02£2575£2275
  • Prices shown are based on two people sharing a Cat E 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
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