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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.

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  • Danube to the Black Sea

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Atheneum, Bucharest 9 Nights Cruise Only from £2197pp Exclusive Blue Water Fly-Cruise Package Available! UK - Bucharest (Romania), Bucharest - Fetesti, Danube Delta - St George, Hirsova, 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

  • Best of the Balkans

    APT Essential Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Pecs 14 Nights Fly Cruise from £2995pp Save up to 45%! UK - Budapest (Hungary), Mohacs - Pecs, Vukovar (Croatia), Belgrade (Serbia), Iron Gates, Rousse (Bulgaria), Bucharest, Veliko Tarnovo - Arbanassi, Vidin - Belogradchik, Scenic cruising, Novi Sad (Serbia), Kalocsa (Hungary) - Puszta, Budapest, Budapest - UK

    Discover stunning natural beauty and historic cities on this 14-night Danube river cruise from Hungary through Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria

  • Highlights of Eastern Europe

    Uniworld
    Choice of Ships
    Budapest, Hungary 9 Nights Fly Cruise from £3159pp Budapest (Hungary), Batina, Osijek (Croatia), Belgrade (Serbia), Golubac, Iron Gates, Vidin (Bulgaria), Ruse, Giurgiu (Romania), Transfer to Bucharest, Bucharest

    An 9-night voyage for travellers seeking new, off-the-beaten path destinations. Follow a path forged by crusaders, kings and conquerors through Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria.

  • Grand Danube Cruise

    AmaWaterways
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    Budapest 14 Nights Cruise Only from £4148pp 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

  • Voyage Through the Balkans

    APT Luxury Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Belgrade, Serbia 14 Nights Fly Cruise from £5195pp Save £1500 per person! UK - Budapest (Hungary), Mohacs, Vukovar (Croatia), Belgrade (Serbia), Cruising the Iron Gates, Rousse (Bulgaria), Bucharest (Romania), Rousse - Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria), Vidin, Scenic Cruising, Novi Sad (Serbia), 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

  • Christmas Cruise on the Danube

    Amadeus River Cruises
    Amadeus Cara
    Christmas Market in Rathauspark,Vienna Austria 6 Nights Cruise Only from £1100pp Passau, Linz, Emmersdorf, Dürnstein, Vienna, Bratislava, Linz, Passau
  • New Year on The Danube

    CroisiEurope
    Vivaldi
    Budapest House Of Parliament in the Snow 5 Nights Cruise Only from £1525pp Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna
  • Danube to Black Sea

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    Iron Gates 8 Nights Cruise Only from £1708pp Flight-inclusive package from just £1983pp! Budapest (Hungary), Mohacs - Osijek (Croatia), Novi Sad (Serbia) - Belgrade, Iron Gates, Ruse (Bulgaria), Oltenita (Romania), Cernavoda/Fetesti (Romania), Tulcea (Romania), Oltenita
  • Blue Danube to Black Sea

    CroisiEurope
    Choice of Ships
    Vienna 11 Nights Cruise Only from £1775pp Flight-inclusive package from just £2516pp! Vienna (Austria), Vienna - Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Kalocsa - Mohacs - Bezdan (Serbia), Novi Sad - Belgrade, Belgrade - Donji Milanovac, Donji Milanovac - Iron Gates, Ruse (Bulgaria), Ruse - Giurgiu (Romania) - Fetesti Cernavoda, Tulcea, Fetesti Cernavoda., Oltenita
  • Medieval Germany

    Riviera Travel
    George Eliot
    Mainz 7 Nights Fly Cruise from £1799pp Frankfurt, Mainz, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Rothenberg, Bamberg, Nuremberg

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

Belgrade

Bratislava

Bratislava

Bucharest

Bucharest

Budapest

Budapest

Novi Sad

Novi Sad

Rousse

Rousse

Vienna

Vienna