Blue Water Holidays
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Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Balkan Gems

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

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £2445pp

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

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Save £400pp PLUS free hotel stay! Free one night free hotel stay is in Budapest or Bucharest. Prices shown include all discounts. Book by 28 Feb 2021

Flexible Booking Policy! Book your 2021 holiday by 28 Feb 2021 and receive APT's flexible booking cover on new bookings giving flexibility to change the date of your 2021 or 2022 holiday up to 100 days prior to departure and be able to rebook to a new date with no change fee (Airline fees may apply). Terms and Conditions apply

Balkan Gems Special Offer

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

From Mohacs head to the ancient city of Pécs or travel to Hungary’s renowned wine region in Villány for a tasting at a local winery. In Serbia, admire the remarkable Belgrade Fortress and Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava, before taking in 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 - Budapest

Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest then time at leisure to explore further. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Mohacs

Arrive in Mohacs and journey to the ancient city of Pecs, head to Hungary's renowned wine region in Villany for a tasting at a local winery, or opt for the guided bike ride. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Vukovar (Croatia)

Today's Signature Experience is a visit to Eltz Manor to wander through the complex then enjoy a glass of sparkling wine accompanied by classical music. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Belgrade (Serbia)

See the Belgrade Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava on a guided city tour, take a kayak tour along the Danube, or join a Serbian cooking class. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - 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 7 - Rousse (Bulgaria)

Explore the incredible World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo or set out on a walking tour and discover Rousse, one of Bulgaria’s most elegant cities. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Bucharest - UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship 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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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 10th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaStella From: £3045
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  • June
    • Jun 21st - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaStella From: £3045
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  • October
    • Oct 27th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaReina From: £2445
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