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Danube River Cruises to the Black Sea

Closed to tourists for many years the exotic lower reaches of the River Danube once again welcome visitors

With an overall length of over 1800 miles, the River Danube flows from its source in the Black Forest of Germany through eight countries to the Black Sea - it is the only major European river to flow from west to east.

From Nuremberg the Main-Danube Canal leads to the River Danube. The river flows through Austria to its capital Vienna and on to Budapest in Hungary.

From Budapest the Danube flows south through the Hungarian plains, and then turns east through Serbia and Belgrade.

After passing through the spectacular ‘Iron Gate’, a dramatic Danube gorge between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains, the river forms a natural border between Bulgaria and Romania on its way to the Black Sea.

We offer a range of voyages to or from the Black Sea, with most actually reaching the Black Sea by coach excursion from a convenient river port.

Cruising through Budapest - the River Danube

Belgrade National Assembly

Novi Sad

All of our Danube to the Black Sea cruises are shown below. Tick the boxes to filter by date, company, duration and type.

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All: AMA Waterways APT Amadeus Luftner Avalon Waterways CroisiEurope Riviera Travel Shearings Uniworld Viking

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All: 4 - 6 Nights 7 - 10 Nights 10+ Nights

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Cruises on the River Danube to the Black Sea

Viking River CruisesViking River Cruises

  • Includes travel from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with meals on board
  • Open seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
  • Mainly UK/US/EUR passengers

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Passage to Eastern Europe

10 Nights - Budapest to Bucharest

Viking River Cruises
Choice of Viking River Cruises Ships Choice of Ships

Discover the magnificent cities and historical treasures of Eastern Europe along the Danube and towards the Black Sea with hotel stays in Budapest and Bucharest. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK

2014 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Passage to Eastern Europe
From £1645pp
Book by 30 Apr 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

APTAPT

  • Includes travel from UK
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Includes gratuities
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board (and at all times on some itineraries)
  • Informal dress code
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/AUS/US passengers
  • Home-to-airport transfers within 75 miles of chosen airport

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Voyage through Eastern Europe

7 Nights - Budapest to Rousse

APT
Choice of APT Ships Choice of Ships

Discover the magnificent capital cities of Belgrade and Bucharest and the breathtaking ‘Iron Gates’ in Eastern Europe, cruising towards the Black Sea. Includes return from the UK, home to airport transfers and unlimited complimentary drinks on board

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Voyage through Eastern Europe
From £2200pp
Book by 31 May 2014 to save £250pp on 2015 departures!

Avalon WaterwaysAvalon Waterways

  • Includes travel from UK plus home pick-up service
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner on board
  • Includes gratuities
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/US passengers

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Balkan Discovery Cruise

9 Nights - Budapest to Bucharest

Avalon Waterways
Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Superb holiday from Budapest through the dramatic Iron Gates towards the Black Sea with included hotel stays in the historic cities of Budapest and Bucharest. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Balkan Discovery Cruise
From £1789pp
Book by 30 Jun 2014 to save up to £600pp plus low deposit of £150pp!

Blue Danube to the Black Sea

13 Nights - Vienna to Bucharest

Avalon Waterways
Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Journey from Vienna to the Black Sea Delta on this fantastic holiday with hotel stays in the impressive cities of Vienna and Bucharest. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
2015 - Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Blue Danube to the Black Sea
From £2789pp
Book by 30 Jun 2014 to save up to £600pp plus low deposit of £150pp!

Grand Danube

17 Nights - Prague to Bucharest

Avalon Waterways
Choice of Avalon Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Cruise along the full length of the spectacular Danube, through six contrasting countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Includes a 3-night hotel stay in Prague and overnight hotel stay in Bucharest, flights and transfers

2014 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct
2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct

Grand Danube
From £3185pp
Book by 30 Jun 2014 to save up to £600pp plus low deposit of £150pp!

AMA WaterwaysAMA Waterways

  • Cruise only, package possible
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/US/AUS passengers

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Black Sea Voyage

7 Nights - Budapest to Rousse

AMA Waterways
Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Journey through Eastern Europe towards the Black Sea through Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria with included shore excursions

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Black Sea Voyage
From £1687pp
Free flights from Manchester on 5 May 2014 plus save 10% on 2015 dates!

Grand Danube Cruise

14 Nights - Rousse to Passau

AMA Waterways
Choice of AMA Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

Voyage through Eastern Europe to Austria and Germany, through the dramatic Iron Gates and scenic Wachau Valley, visiting capital cities and medieval towns with included shore excursions

2014 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Grand Danube Cruise
From £3036pp
Book by 31 July 2014 to save 10% on 2015 departures!

Scenic ToursScenic Tours

  • Travel package from UK
  • Butler service in all cabins
  • Shore excursions included
  • Balcony cabins available
  • Complimentary drinks on board throughout cruise
  • Gratuities included
  • Informal dress code
  • Choice of restaurants
  • Open seating for meals
  • Mainly UK/AUS passengers

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Black Sea Explorer

9 Nights - Budapest to Bucharest

Scenic Tours
Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond Scenic Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Pearl and Diamond

Voyage from Budapest through Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria to the legendary Black Sea ending with a hotel stay in Bucharest - all-inclusive cruise with return travel package, shore excursions, butler service, complimentary drinks and gratuities on board

2014 - May, Jun
2015 - Apr, May, Jun

Black Sea Explorer
From £2095pp
Book 2015 cruises at 2014 prices plus save an extra £750pp!

UniworldUniworld

  • Includes travel from UK plus home pick-up service
  • Includes shore excursions
  • Unlimited beverages on board (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Open seating for meals
  • Informal dress code
  • Mainly UK/US passengers
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore

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Imperial Capitals of Europe

15 Nights - Istanbul to Vienna

Uniworld
River Princess River Princess

Visit eight magnificent countries on this superb holiday beginning with a hotel stay in Istanbul before flying to Bucharest to embark your ship and explore the capital of Europe. Includes home pick-up and return flights from the UK

2014 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct

Imperial Capitals of Europe
From £4399pp
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