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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 2021/ 2022

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  • Danube to the Black Sea

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Atheneum, Bucharest 9 Nights Fly Cruise from £1904pp 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

    Enjoy a hotel stay in the Romanian capital of Bucharest, admire the stunning scenery of the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta, and cruise through seven incredible countries on this unique Danube to the Black Sea voyage

  • Balkan Jewels

    APT Luxury Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Veliko Tarnovo 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £2345pp Save £400pp PLUS free hotel stay! UK - Bucharest (Romania) - Giurgiu, Rousse (Bulgaria), Vidin - Belogradchik, Iron Gates (Serbia), Novi Sad, Kalocsa (Hungary), Budapest, Budapest - UK

    Sail along the mighty Danube through five contrasting countries and the spectacular Iron Gates on this superb all-inclusive voyage, with return flights from the UK, private home to airport transfers, unlimited complimentary drinks on board and exclusive Signature Experience

  • Balkan Gems

    APT Luxury Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Belgrade Old Town 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £2445pp Save £400pp PLUS free hotel stay! UK - Budapest (Hungary), Mohacs, Vukovar (Croatia), Belgrade (Serbia), Cruising the Iron Gates, Rousse (Bulgaria), Bucharest - UK

    Discover the fascinating cities of Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade and voyage through the spectacular Iron Gates on this all-inclusive River Danube cruise towards the Black Sea. Includes return from the UK, private home to airport transfers, complimentary drinks on board, excursions and signature experiences

  • Grand Danube Cruise

    AmaWaterways
    Choice of Ships
    Budapest 14 Nights Cruise Only from £4291pp Exclusive savings of up to £800pp PLUS Free Flights or Rail! Vilshofen (Germany), Vilshofen - Passau, Linz (Austria), Weissenkirchen, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest (Hungary), Mohacs, Vukovar (Croatia) - Novi Sad (Serbia), Belgrade, Cruising the Iron Gates, Vidin (Bulgaria), Rousse - Bucharest (Romania), Giurgiu

    Cruise along the Danube through the dramatic Iron Gates and experience the beauty of Vienna and Budapest on this 14-night cruise through seven countries towards the Black Sea

  • Eastern Europe Discovery

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    Hungarian Parliament, Budapest 8 Nights Cruise Only from £1418pp Book with Peace of Mind! Budapest (Hungary), Mohacs - Osijek (Croatia), Novi Sad - Belgrade (Serbia), Iron Gates, Ruse (Bulgaria), Ruse - Oltenita (Romania), Cernavoda/Fetesti - Sulina, Sulina - Crisan - Tulcea
  • Blue Danube to the Black Sea

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    Melk Abbey 11 Nights Cruise Only from £1953pp Book with Peace of Mind! 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
  • Blue Danube and Danube Delta

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Vienna 15 Nights Fly Cruise from £2274pp Passau (Germany) - UK, Vienna (Austria), Esztergom - Budapest (Hungary), Belgrade (Serbia), Vidin (Bulgaria), Oltenita - Fetesti (Romania), Danube Delta - St George, Hirsova - Fetesti, Rousse - Svishtov (Bulgaria), Iron Gates, Novi Sad (Serbia) - Vukovar (Croatia), Mohacs - Kalosca (Hungary), Budapest, Bratislava (Slovakia), Durnstein (Austria), Passau (Germany) - UK
  • Enchantment of Eastern Europe

    Emerald Waterways
    Choice of Ships
    Belgrade 8 Nights Fly Cruise from £2295pp Save up to £1,200 per couple PLUS free Premium Drinks Package! UK - Budapest (Hungary), Budapest – Kalocsa, Osijek (Croatia), Belgrade (Serbia), Donji Milanovac, Vidin (Bulgaria), Rousse - Veliko Tarnovo - Arbanasi (Bulgaria), Bucharest (Romania), Bucharest - UK
  • Gems of Southeast Europe

    AmaWaterways
    Choice of Ships
    Budapest 7 Nights Cruise Only from £2296pp Exclusive savings of up to £250pp PLUS Free Flights! Budapest (Hungary), Mohacs - Pecs, Vukovar (Croatia) - Novi Sad (Serbia), Belgrade, Cruising the Iron Gates, Vidin (Bulgaria), Veliko Tarnovo - Rousse (Bulgaria), Giurgiu (Romania)
  • Budapest to the Black Sea

    Riviera Travel
    Choice of Ships
    Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest 14 Nights Fly Cruise from £2299pp Receive €200pp Onboard Credit! UK - Budapest (Hungary), Kalocsa, Belgrade (Serbia), Cruising the Iron Gates Gorge, Pleven (Bulgaria), Bucharest (Romania), Danube Delta, Constanta, Rousse (Bulgaria) - Veliko Tarnovo - Arbanassi - Ivanovo, Belogradchik, Iron Gates - Lepenski Vir (Serbia), Novi Sad, Vukovar - Osijek (Croatia), Budapest (Hungary), Budapest - UK

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