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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
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+44 1756 706500
Danube River Cruises to the Black Sea

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. Explore east of Budapest through Eastern Europe and the Iron Gate to the Danube Delta and the Black Sea.

Cruise Collection 2020

  • Enchantment of Eastern Europe

    Emerald Waterways
    Emerald Ships
    Belgrade 8 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £1345pp FLASH SALE: €100 OBC per cabin!

    Cruise through Eastern Europe from Budapest towards the Black Sea and enjoy a hotel stay in Bucharest. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

  • Highlights of Eastern Europe

    Uniworld
    Choice of Ships
    Hungarian Parliament, Budapest 9 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £2189pp Save up to 30% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount!

    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

  • Black Sea Explorer

    Scenic
    Choice of Ships
    Hungarian Parliament, Budapest 8 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £2195pp Save up to £1450pp PLUS Free private door-to-door transfers!

    All-inclusive voyage from Budapest through Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria towards the legendary Black Sea ending with a hotel stay in Bucharest. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions, butler service, complimentary drinks and gratuities on board

  • Kiev to the Black Sea

    Viking River Cruises
    Viking Sineus
    Odessa Opera House 11 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £3195pp Save £700pp!

    Discover the rich heritage and beautiful cities of the Ukraine, and enjoy a stop in historic Bucharest, Romania's elegant capital, on this 11-night cruise including a 2-night hotel stay in Bucharest, return flights from the UK and shore excursions

  • Voyage Through the Balkans

    APT Luxury Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Belgrade, Serbia 14 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £3645pp Save £800pp PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water Discount!

    Cruise through Eastern Europe from Budapest towards the Black Sea, passing through the dramatic Iron Gates. Includes return from the UK, private home to airport transfers, complimentary drinks on board, guided excursions and signature experiences

  • Gems of Southeast Europe

    AmaWaterways
    Choice of Ships
    Budapest 7 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £1237pp Save up to £1050pp PLUS Free flights and overseas transfers!
  • Eastern Europe Discovery

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    Hungarian Parliament, Budapest 8 Nights Cruise Only from £1373pp
  • Vienna to the Black Sea

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Amadeus Silver II
    Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest 8 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £1839pp Save 10%!
  • Balkan Jewels

    APT Luxury Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Veliko Tarnovo 7 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £1945pp Save up to £800pp PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water Discount!
  • Balkan Gems

    APT Luxury Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Belgrade Old Town 7 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £1945pp Save up to £800pp PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water Discount!
  • Danube to the Black Sea

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Atheneum, Bucharest 9 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £1989pp Save up to 25%!
  • Budapest to the Black Sea

    Riviera Travel
    Choice of Ships
    Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest 14 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £2299pp Receive €400 onboard credit per cabin!
  • Blue Danube and Danube Delta

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Vienna 15 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £2299pp Save 10%!
  • Route to Eastern Europe

    Viking River Cruises
    Viking Longships
    Chain Bridge, Budapest 10 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £2445pp Save up to £700pp!
  • The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest

    Avalon Waterways
    Choice of Ships
    Bucharest 10 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £3090pp Save up to £2,500 per couple
  • Grand Danube Cruise

    AmaWaterways
    Choice of Ships
    Budapest 14 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £3525pp Save up to £1050pp PLUS Free flights and overseas transfers!
  • Voyage from The East

    Hebridean Island River Cruises
    Royal Crown
    Bucharest 13 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £6620pp
  • From the Black Sea to the North Sea

    Avalon Waterways
    Avalon Artistry II
    Bucharest 26 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £8628pp Save up to £2,500 per couple

About Danube to the Black Sea Cruises

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.

Belgrade at NightBelgrade at Night

Danube to Black Sea Highlights

Here are a few highlights of a cruise along the Danube to the Black Sea:

  • Belgrade’s remarkable Kalemegdan Fortress
  • The magnificent gorges of the Iron Gates that form a natural border between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains
  • The vast plains of the Hungarian Puszta
  • The vine-clad slopes of Pecs
  • Bratislava’s medieval old town and baroque palaces
  • The Orthodox churches and graceful villas of Bucharest
  • Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad
  • The stunning scenery and amazing wildlife of the Danube Delta

Danube to Black Sea River Ports

Belgrade

Bratislava

Bucharest

Budapest

Novi Sad

Rousse

Vienna