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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500
Danube River Cruises to the Black Sea

Danube River Cruises to the Black Sea

Our Danube to Black Sea river cruises explore the heart of Eastern Europe, visiting fascinating capitals including Belgrade and Bucharest.

Cruises along the Lower Danube also take in the dramatic Iron Gates which form a natural border between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. Some cruiselines offer exciting excursions to the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta, a haven for wildlife including coromorants.

Cruise Collection 2020/ 2021

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  • Enchantment of Eastern Europe

    Emerald Waterways
    Choice of Ships
    Belgrade 8 Nights Fly Cruise from £1545pp Save up to £1250 per couple Plus Free Drinks Package and Deposit Protection Plan! UK - Budapest (Hungary), Budapest – Kalocsa, Osijek (Croatia), Belgrade (Serbia), Donji Milanovac, Vidin (Bulgaria), Rousse - Veliko Tarnovo - Arbanasi (Bulgaria), Bucharest (Romania), Bucharest - UK

    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

  • Gems of Southeast Europe

    AmaWaterways
    Choice of Ships
    Budapest 7 Nights Cruise Only from £2033pp Exclusive savings of up to £250pp PLUS Free Flights and Overseas Transfers! Budapest (Hungary), Mohacs - Pecs, Vukovar (Croatia) - Novi Sad (Serbia), Belgrade, Cruising the Iron Gates, Vidin (Bulgaria), Veliko Tarnovo - Rousse (Bulgaria), Giurgiu (Romania)

    Journey through Eastern Europe along the Lower Danube towards the Black Sea through five magnificent countries of Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. Includes return flights from regional airports, guided excursions and drinks with meals

  • Kiev to the Black Sea

    Viking River Cruises
    Viking Sineus
    Odessa Opera House 11 Nights Fly Cruise from £2995pp Risk-Free Guarantee on New Bookings! UK - Kiev (Ukraine), Cruise the Dnieper River, Zaporozhye, Kherson, Odessa, Tulcea (Romania) - Bucharest, Bucharest, Bucharest - UK

    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

  • Black Sea Explorer

    Scenic
    Choice of Ships
    Hungarian Parliament, Budapest 8 Nights Fly Cruise from £3395pp Save up to £1200 per couple plus FREE private door-to-door transfers! UK - Budapest (Hungary), Kalocsa, Osijek (Croatia) - Vukovar, Belgrade (Serbia), Iron Gates, Svishtov (Bulgaria) - Rousse, Silistra (Romania), Bucharest (Romania)

    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

  • Voyage Through the Balkans

    APT Luxury Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Belgrade, Serbia 14 Nights Fly Cruise from £4295pp Save £800pp on 2021 departures! UK - Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), Mohacs, Belgrade (Serbia), Cruising the Iron Gates, Bucharest (Romania), Rousse - Veliko Tarnovo - Svishtov (Bulgaria), Vidin, Scenic Cruising, Novi Sad (Serbia) - Vukovar (Croatia), Kalocsa (Hungary) - Puszta, Budapest, Budapest - UK

    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

  • Eastern Europe Discovery

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    Hungarian Parliament, Budapest 8 Nights Cruise Only from £1246pp Save 15% on 2021 departures! Budapest (Hungary), Mohacs - Osijek (Croatia), Novi Sad - Belgrade (Serbia), Iron Gates, Ruse (Bulgaria), Ruse - Oltenita (Romania), Cernavoda/Fetesti - Sulina, Sulina - Crisan - Tulcea
  • Vienna to the Black Sea

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Amadeus Silver II
    Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest 8 Nights Fly Cruise from £1759pp UK - Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), Vukovar (Croatia), Belgrade (Serbia), Iron Gates, Svistov (Bulgaria) - Giurgiu, Danube Delta - St George, Fetesti (Romania) - Bucharest, Bucharest - UK
  • Danube to the Black Sea

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Atheneum, Bucharest 9 Nights Fly Cruise from £1799pp Save 15% on 2021 departures! UK - Bucharest (Romania), Bucharest - Fetesti, Danube Delta - St George, Hirsova, Giurgiu - Svishtov (Bulgaria), Iron Gates, Belgrade (Serbia), Mohacs (Hungary), Budapest, Bratislava (Slovakia), Vienna (Austria) - UK
  • Route to Eastern Europe

    Viking River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Chain Bridge, Budapest 10 Nights Fly Cruise from £2045pp Risk-Free Guarantee on New Bookings! UK - Budapest (Hungary), Kalocsa, Vukovar (Croatia), Belgrade (Serbia), Golubac - Iron Gates, Vidin (Bulgaria) - Belogradchik, Veliko Tarnovo - Arbanassi, Giurgiu (Romania) - Bucharest, Bucharest - UK
  • Blue Danube to the Black Sea

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    Melk Abbey 11 Nights Fly Cruise Package from £2135pp Save 15% on 2021 departures! Linz (Austria), Melk - Vienna, Vienna - Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Budapest - Kalocsa - Mohacs - Bezdan (Serbia), Novi Sad - Belgrade, Belgrade - Donji Milanovac, Donji Milanovac - Iron Gates, Ruse (Bulgaria), Giurgiu (Romania) - Oltenita, Tulcea

About Danube to the Black Sea Cruises

From the Hungarian capital of Budapest, the River Danube flows south through the Hungarian plains, and then turns east through Serbia and Belgrade. A cruise along the Lower Danube continues through the spectacular Iron Gates, a dramatic gorge separating the Carpathian and Balkan mountains, before reaching Bulgaria, Romania and finally the Black Sea.

During a River Danube to the Black Sea cruise through Eastern Europe, discover outstanding natural beauty and intriguing cities, rich in history. On some cruises, it is possible to visit the vast Hungarian Puszta and witness a traditional horse show, as well as explore the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta, renowned for its wildlife.

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