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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 £2345pp

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

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Save £400pp PLUS Free Hotel Stay! Prices shown include all discounts. One-night hotel stay is in Budapest or Bucharest on selected March to June 2021 departures. Subject to availability. Book by 30 Nov 2020

Flexible Booking Policy and Low Deposit! Book your 2021 holiday by 30 Nov 2020 and take advantage of APT's flexible booking policy, plus low deposit - please contact us for more details

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 before cruising through the Iron Gates, one of Europe's natural wonders which forms a border between Serbia and Romania.

Join an exciting guided tour of Novi Sad and 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 (2020 only). (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 join the guided bike ride (2020 only) or call at a local farmstead (2021 only). Later, perhaps visit the landmarks of the Yugoslavian Civil War in Vukovar or visit Ilok for a wine tour (2020 only). (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:
  • Novi Sad 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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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 21st - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaReina From: £2345
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B+ French Balcony Cat T Twin Balconies Cat T+ Twin Balconies Cat P Twin Balconies Cat P+ Twin Balconies Royal Suite Twin Balconies
      Brochure Price: £2745 Brochure Price: £2845 Brochure Price: £3245 Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3445 Brochure Price: £3495 Brochure Price: £3545 Brochure Price: £3695 Brochure Price: £4395
      Blue Water Price: £2345 Blue Water Price: £2445 Blue Water Price: £2845 Blue Water Price: £2995 Blue Water Price: £3045 Blue Water Price: £3095 Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3295 Blue Water Price: £3995
  • May
    • May 17th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaStella From: £2945
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat T+ Twin Balconies Cat P Twin Balconies Cat P+ Twin Balconies Owners Suite+ Twin Balconies
      Brochure Price: £3345 Brochure Price: £3445 Brochure Price: £3845 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4145 Brochure Price: £4295 Brochure Price: £5395
      Blue Water Price: £2945 Blue Water Price: £3045 Blue Water Price: £3445 Blue Water Price: £3695 Blue Water Price: £3745 Blue Water Price: £3895 Blue Water Price: £4995
  • June
    • Jun 28th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaStella From: £2945
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat T+ Twin Balconies Cat P Twin Balconies Cat P+ Twin Balconies Owners Suite+ Twin Balconies
      Brochure Price: £3345 Brochure Price: £3445 Brochure Price: £3845 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4145 Brochure Price: £4295 Brochure Price: £5395
      Blue Water Price: £2945 Blue Water Price: £3045 Blue Water Price: £3445 Blue Water Price: £3695 Blue Water Price: £3745 Blue Water Price: £3895 Blue Water Price: £4995
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2945
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B+ French Balcony Cat T Twin Balconies Cat T+ Twin Balconies Cat P Twin Balconies Cat P+ Twin Balconies Royal Suite Twin Balconies
      Brochure Price: £3345 Brochure Price: £3445 Brochure Price: £3845 Brochure Price: £3995 Brochure Price: £4045 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4145 Brochure Price: £4295 Brochure Price: £4995
      Blue Water Price: £2945 Blue Water Price: £3045 Blue Water Price: £3445 Blue Water Price: £3595 Blue Water Price: £3645 Blue Water Price: £3695 Blue Water Price: £3745 Blue Water Price: £3895 Blue Water Price: £4595
  • November
    • Nov 3rd - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaReina From: £2345
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B+ French Balcony Cat T Twin Balconies Cat T+ Twin Balconies Cat P Twin Balconies Cat P+ Twin Balconies Royal Suite Twin Balconies
      Brochure Price: £2745 Brochure Price: £2845 Brochure Price: £3245 Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3445 Brochure Price: £3495 Brochure Price: £3545 Brochure Price: £3695 Brochure Price: £4395
      Blue Water Price: £2345 Blue Water Price: £2445 Blue Water Price: £2845 Blue Water Price: £2995 Blue Water Price: £3045 Blue Water Price: £3095 Blue Water Price: £3145 Blue Water Price: £3295 Blue Water Price: £3995

Price Information

  • Single supplements are also available on request.
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