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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Highlights of Eastern Europe

A superb holiday combining a 7-night cruise through the heart of Eastern Europe and a 2-night hotel stay in the fascinating city of Bucharest. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
9 nights from £2399pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
  • National Assembly, Belgrade
  • Belogradchik Rocks
  • Former Presidential Palace, Bucharest
  • Matthias Church, Budapest

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday


Save up to 30% plus exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount! Savings apply to selected departures. Prices shown include discount. Book by 31 Mar 2018

No single supplement on selected departures! Applies to 4, 9, 18 Apr and 18 Aug 2018 departures. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability

Highlights of Eastern Europe Special Offer

Follow a path forged by crusaders, kings and conquerors on this superb holiday through Eastern Europe, with a 2-night hotel stay in historic Bucharest.

Admire the spires of the Hungarian Parliament which rises majestically above the River Danube, during your overnight stay in fascinating Budapest. Enjoy a delicious tapas-style meal in the Croatian countryside and see the sights of Serbia's capital, Belgrade, before cruising through the famous Iron Gates, which mark the boundary between Romania and Serbia.

Explore the picturesque Bulgarian hill towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or head to the UNESCO-designated cave churches of Ivanovo and Basarbovo during your time in Rousse, before continuing to Bucharest for a two-night hotel stay. Visit the lavish People's Palace and discover Vlad the Impaler's tomb in the Romanian countryside.

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Highlights of Eastern Europe Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from the UK to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be met and transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 - Budapest

Discover the beauty of Buda and Pest during a panoramic guided tour of Budapest. See St Stephen's Basilica and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district. Alternatively, take a ride on the metro stopping at a local market, Karolyi Garden and the National Museum. Or perhaps see the sights on a guided bicycle tour. Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Vukovar (Croatia) - Osijek

Enjoy a walking tour of Vukovar before heading to Osijek (or head directly to Osijek) where you'll explore the Old Town on foot. Later, head into the Croatian countryside and visit a family-owned farm plus enjoy a delicious tapas-style meal. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Belgrade (Serbia)

Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city including a visit inside the Royal Palace or perhaps join a guided bike tour to historic sites dating from WWII to the present day. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Iron Gates (Romania)

Spend the day cruising through the dramatic Iron Gates, a beautiful stretch of the Danube which marks the boundary between Romania and Serbia. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Vidin (Bulgaria)

Visit the lesser-known town of Vidin and the fascinating Belogradchik rocks. Alternatively, visit the Cetate Cultural Port, a residence for Romanian writers and artists. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Rousse

Admire the magnificent ruins of Tsarevetz Castle in Veliko Tarnovo and the frescoed Nativity Church in Arbanassi, before enjoying a traditional Bulgarian lunch. Alternatively, join a walking tour of Rousse and head to the UNESCO-designated cave churches of Ivanovo and Basarbovo. Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Giurgiu (Romania) - Bucharest

Disembark and transfer via motorcoach to Bucharest. Admire Soviet and French-inspired architecture on a panoramic tour of Bucharest including a visit to the lavish People's Palace, the world's largest civilian building. Later, transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay. (B,L)

Day 9 - Bucharest

Travel into the countryside to gain a glimpse of Romanian village life and explore the 18th-century Mogosoaia Palace and the tomb of Vlad the Impaler. (B)

Day 10 - Bucharest - UK

Transfer to Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night all-inclusive cruise on River Duchess or River Beatrice
  • 2-night stay hotel stay in Bucharest
  • Return flights from the UK or Eurostar and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water, plus many premium wines and spirits
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • State-of-the-art 'Quietvox' portable audio headset systems for all excursions and complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi on board
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air passenger Duty, port charges, airline imposed fuel surcharge

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Budapest to Bucharest

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
River Beatrice
Apr 04£3369£2399
Apr 18£3399£2419
May 30; Aug 22£3699£3649
Oct 03£3899£3849
River Duchess
May 17; Jun 30; Aug 13£3699£3649
Sep 26£3899£3489

Bucharest to Budapest

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
River Beatrice
Apr 09£3369£2399
Apr 23£3399£3349
Jun 04£3999£3949
Aug 27£3699£3649
Oct 08£3899£3849
River Duchess
May 22; Jul 05; Aug 18£3699£3649
Oct 01£3899£3849

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a Cat 5 cabin
  • Cabin upgrade supplements are available - please contact us for details
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