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

Balkan Jewels

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

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1945pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Petrovaradin Fortress
  • Liberty square, Novi Sad
  • Puszta horses
  • Budapest at sunset
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest

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Save up to £500pp PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on 2019 departures! Subject to availability. Book by 30 Jun 2019

Save £400pp PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on 2020 departures! Subject to availability. Book by 31 Aug 2019

Balkan Jewels Special Offer

Board your luxurious ship in the beautiful Romanian city of Giurgiu for this fascinating cruise along the River Danube through the dramatic Iron Gates to enchanting Budapest.

Explore the ancient city of Veliko Tarnovo or discover the World-Heritage listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo before cruising through the Iron Gates, one of Europe's natural wonders which forms a border between Serbia and Romania.

Hike up to the impressive 18th-century Petrovaradin Fortress at Novi Sad and see the historic landmarks of the Yugoslavian Civil War in the Croatian city of Vukovar. Continue along the Danube to Kalocsa for an exclusive Signature Experience. Enjoy a visit to the Folk Art Museum and a Paprika Manufacturer, before watching a traditional horse riding show at a farm in Puszta. An overnight stop in the Hungarian capital of Budapest gives ample time to see the famous sights, including the Hungarian Parliament and ornate Fisherman's Bastion.

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Balkan Jewels Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Bucharest (Romania) - Giurgiu

Fly from the UK to Bucharest and transfer to Giurgiu to board your luxury river ship. Welcome Dinner on board tonight. (D)

Day 2 - Rousse (Bulgaria)

Travel from Rousse to the ancient city of Veliko Tarnovo for a guided tour, or visit the churches, chapels and monasteries that have been hewn out of solid rock at Ivanovo. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Vidin - Belogradchik

Discover Baba Vida Fortress, the 10th century medieval castle which is located above the remains of the ancient town of Bononia in Vidin. Then journey to Belogradchik and explore the ancient fortress on the northern slope of the Balkan Mountains before visiting the towns rock formations. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Iron Gates (Serbia)

Admire the dramatic scenery of the Iron Gates.

Day 5 - Novi Sad

Take a guided tour of lively Novi Sad, or the more active can hike up to Petrovaradin Fortress for panoramic views of the city and the Danube (2019 only) or join the guided bike ride (2020 only). Later, perhaps visit the landmarks of the Yugoslavian Civil War in Vukovar or visit Ilok for a wine tour. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Kalocsa (Hungary)

Discover Hungarian culture during your exclusive Signature Experience in the historical town of Kalocsa. Visit the Folk Art House, a Paprika manufacturer and a farm in Puszta for a traditional horse riding show followed by lunch. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Budapest

Join a local guide for an exciting tour of Budapest which straddles the River Danube. Alternatively, hike to Gellert Hill or enjoy a culinary walking tour around Great Market Hall. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Budapest - UK

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

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights all-inclusive cruising in an outside cabin
  • 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 Experience
  • 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

Special Features

  • Freedom of Choice Touring:
  • Veliko Tarnovo, Novi Sad, Vukovar and Budapest
  • Signature Experience:
  • Visit the Folk Art House and a Paprika Manufacturer, before enjoying a traditional horse show at the Puszta during your time in Kalocsa
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 27th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVerde From: £2545
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      Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3095 Brochure Price: £3495 Brochure Price: £3645 Brochure Price: £3695 Brochure Price: £3745 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £3945 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £5045
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  • August
    • Aug 10th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVerde From: £2445
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      Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3095 Brochure Price: £3495 Brochure Price: £3645 Brochure Price: £3695 Brochure Price: £3745 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £3945 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £5045
      Blue Water Price: £2445 Blue Water Price: £2545 Blue Water Price: £2945 Blue Water Price: £3095 Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3195 Blue Water Price: £3245 Blue Water Price: £3395 Blue Water Price: £3845 Blue Water Price: £4495
  • September
    • Sep 7th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £2445
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      Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3095 Brochure Price: £3495 Brochure Price: £3645 Brochure Price: £3695 Brochure Price: £3745 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £5045
      Blue Water Price: £2445 Blue Water Price: £2545 Blue Water Price: £2945 Blue Water Price: £3095 Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3195 Blue Water Price: £3245 Blue Water Price: £3395 Blue Water Price: £3845 Blue Water Price: £4495
    • Sep 21st - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £2445
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      Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3095 Brochure Price: £3495 Brochure Price: £3645 Brochure Price: £3695 Brochure Price: £3745 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £5045
      Blue Water Price: £2445 Blue Water Price: £2545 Blue Water Price: £2945 Blue Water Price: £3095 Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3195 Blue Water Price: £3245 Blue Water Price: £3395 Blue Water Price: £3845 Blue Water Price: £4495

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 25th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaReina From: £1945
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      Brochure Price: £2395 Brochure Price: £2495 Brochure Price: £2895 Brochure Price: £3045 Brochure Price: £3095 Brochure Price: £3145 Brochure Price: £3195 Brochure Price: £3345 Brochure Price: £4045
      Blue Water Price: £1945 Blue Water Price: £2045 Blue Water Price: £2445 Blue Water Price: £2595 Blue Water Price: £2645 Blue Water Price: £2695 Blue Water Price: £2745 Blue Water Price: £2895 Blue Water Price: £3595
  • April
    • Apr 24th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVerde From: £2245
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      Brochure Price: £2695 Brochure Price: £2795 Brochure Price: £3195 Brochure Price: £3345 Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3445 Brochure Price: £3495 Brochure Price: £3645 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4745
      Blue Water Price: £2245 Blue Water Price: £2345 Blue Water Price: £2745 Blue Water Price: £2895 Blue Water Price: £2945 Blue Water Price: £2995 Blue Water Price: £3045 Blue Water Price: £3195 Blue Water Price: £3645 Blue Water Price: £4295
  • July
    • Jul 31st - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVerde From: £2845
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      Brochure Price: £3295 Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £3945 Brochure Price: £3995 Brochure Price: £4045 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4245 Brochure Price: £4695 Brochure Price: £5345
      Blue Water Price: £2845 Blue Water Price: £2945 Blue Water Price: £3345 Blue Water Price: £3495 Blue Water Price: £3545 Blue Water Price: £3595 Blue Water Price: £3645 Blue Water Price: £3795 Blue Water Price: £4245 Blue Water Price: £4895
  • August
    • Aug 14th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVerde From: £2845
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      Brochure Price: £3295 Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £3945 Brochure Price: £3995 Brochure Price: £4045 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4245 Brochure Price: £4695 Brochure Price: £5345
      Blue Water Price: £2845 Blue Water Price: £2945 Blue Water Price: £3345 Blue Water Price: £3495 Blue Water Price: £3545 Blue Water Price: £3595 Blue Water Price: £3645 Blue Water Price: £3795 Blue Water Price: £4245 Blue Water Price: £4895
  • September
    • Sep 25th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVerde From: £2845
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      Brochure Price: £3295 Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £3945 Brochure Price: £3995 Brochure Price: £4045 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4245 Brochure Price: £4695 Brochure Price: £5345
      Blue Water Price: £2845 Blue Water Price: £2945 Blue Water Price: £3345 Blue Water Price: £3495 Blue Water Price: £3545 Blue Water Price: £3595 Blue Water Price: £3645 Blue Water Price: £3795 Blue Water Price: £4245 Blue Water Price: £4895
  • October
    • Oct 9th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVerde From: £2845
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      Brochure Price: £3295 Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £3945 Brochure Price: £3995 Brochure Price: £4045 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4245 Brochure Price: £4695 Brochure Price: £5345
      Blue Water Price: £2845 Blue Water Price: £2945 Blue Water Price: £3345 Blue Water Price: £3495 Blue Water Price: £3545 Blue Water Price: £3595 Blue Water Price: £3645 Blue Water Price: £3795 Blue Water Price: £4245 Blue Water Price: £4895

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