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

Balkan Gems

Discover the fascinating cities of Bratislava, Vienna, 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

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1845pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Belgrade Old Town
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Budapest Sunset
  • Iron Gates, Serbia
  • Belvedere Palace, Vienna

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Balkan Gems Special Offer

Join your luxury river cruise ship in Budapest and cruise along the scenic River Danube towards the Black Sea.

Enjoy a traditional folklore show and sample delicous local specialities in the city's Old Town before heading to the musical city of Vienna to experience an exclusive cocktail party and private concert, featuring members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir, as well as masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss. Back in Budapest, admire the beautiful neo-Gothic architecture of the iconic Hungarian Parliament during a tour of the city's many sights before gaining an insight into the Busojaras of Mohács at the Buso Courtyard.

In Serbia, stroll through Belgrade's pretty plazas to the remarkable Kalemegdan Fortress before marvelling at the spectacular scenery as you cruise through the Iron Gates.

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Balkan Gems Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from the UK to Budapest. Transfer to your luxury river cruise ship. (D)

Day 2 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Join a local expert for a guided tour of Bratislava before attending a traditional folklore show and sampling some local specialities in the Old Town. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Vienna (Austria)

Arrive in Vienna and explore a number of the city’s most important landmarks including St Stephen's Cathedral, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina as you enjoy a guided tour. Enjoy a Signature Experience this evening as you head to the princely family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna, where a cocktail party and private concert await, featuring members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir, as well as masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Budapest (Hungary)

Back in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, a local guide will bring the city to life and show you the key sights, including the ornate Fisherman's Bastion, Mathias Church and Heroes' Square, as well as the iconic Hungarian Parliament which is a fine example of neo-Gothic architecture. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Mohacs

Arrive in Mohacs and visit the Buso Courtyard to gain an insight into the Busojaras of Mohács, along with this event’s quirky craft-works. Alternatively, journey to the ancient city of Pecs and visit the Gyugyi Museum, which houses László Gyugyi’s private collection of magnificent art nouveau pieces. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Belgrade (Serbia)

Explore Belgrade's plazas and squares. See the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox temple of St Sava. Or perhaps, enjoy Serbian plum brandy and snacks at a local distillery; or join a guided bike tour through Belgrade. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Cruising the Iron Gates

Enjoy a full day of cruising through the awe-inspiring landscape of the Iron Gates where the Danube winds its way through a range of magnificent gorges between the southern Carpathian Mountains and the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Giurgiu - Bucharest (Romania) - UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship in Giurgiu and transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

Due to navigational reasons, the Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-nights all-inclusive cruising in an outside cabin on a luxurious river ship
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car within 75 miles of your chosen airport
  • Flights from regional UK airports with transfers between ship and airport
  • Complimentary beverages throughout the cruise
  • Room service and champagne on arrival for selected suite categories
  • Freedom of Choice Touring and Signature Experiences
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Butler service for selected suite categories
  • In-cabin entertainment system with flat screen TV, keyboard, free internet access, film and music library
  • Choice of open seating dining venues including main restaurant, casual lounge and alfresco on selected evenings
  • Welcome Reception, Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Evening entertainment including music performances, folklore dances, lectures and piano interludes
  • Guided excursions in small groups with personal headsets
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • Port taxes
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 18th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaReina From: £1845
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  • April
    • Apr 17th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaVerde From: £2145
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  • July
    • Jul 24th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaVerde From: £2745
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  • August
    • Aug 7th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaVerde From: £2745
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  • September
    • Sep 18th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaVerde From: £2745
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  • October
    • Oct 2nd - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaVerde From: £2745
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