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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Blue Danube to Black Sea

New for 2022, cruise from Vienna along the Blue Danube, through the Iron Gates and on towards the Black Sea, with an optional excursion to the Danube Delta

Cruise Only
11 nights from £2016pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Vienna
  • Bratislava
  • Budapest
  • Puszta Horses
  • Belgrade
  • Novi Sad

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Book by 31 December 2021 and save 5% on 2022 departures!

Flight-inclusive package from just £2516pp!

Blue Danube to Black Sea Special Offer

Cruise through five magnificent countries, along the River Danube towards the Danube Delta.

Explore the Austrian capital of Vienna, where there is the chance to visit the elegant Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Emperor of Austria. Visit Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, dominated to the north by the slopes of the southern tip of the Little Carpathians and bathed by the Danube. Cruise through Hungary, visiting the capital of Budapest, and Kalocsa, where there is an optional visit to the Puszta horses.

Discover the highlights of Serbia including Novi Sad and Belgrade, before spending an entire day cruising through the dramatic Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. A highlight of this cruise is an optional visit to the Danube Delta to enjoy the flora and fauna.

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Danube to Black Sea Itinerary - VIO_PP

Day 1 - Vienna (Austria)

Embark your ship in Vienna, at 6pm. This evening perhaps enjoy a Viennese concert.

Day 2 - Vienna - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Today choose from two excursions. Enjoy a guided visit of Schönbrunn Palace and with its magnificent park, the former summer residence of the Emperor of Austria and his family, or experience the high art of Viennese living with a stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall. Cruise on to Bratislava. Perhaps enjoy a guided tour of Bratislava, dominated to the north by the slopes of the southern tip of the Little Carpathians and bathed by the Danube. Its charm is found in its old town, with its splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares. Alternatively, join a hiking excursion. Cruise on to Budapest.

Day 3 - Budapest (Hungary)

Today choose from a sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873. Buda, on one bank with its rolling hills and valleys; and Pest, on the other, with its flatter landscape that offers a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube. Both are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Alternatively, explore Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical centre of Hungarian culture and many other legendary sites in Budapest. Enjoy time at leisure this afternoon, or take an optional excursion to Gellert baths and spa. This evening, an optional excursion allows you to experience an evening of traditional Hungarian entertainment. Cruise through the night.

Day 4 - Kalocsa - Mohacs - Bezdan (Serbia)

Arrive in Kalocsa for an optional excursion to visit the Puszta, the Pannonian steppe grasslands. Enjoy a horse show, before returning on board and cruising towards Mohacs and Novi Sad. Cruise through the night.

Day 5 - Novi Sad - Belgrade

Arrive in Novi Sad and choose from two optional excursions: a guided visit of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural centre; or a walk to the Petrovaradin fortress - leave the ship for an energetic walk to the Petrovaradin Fortress. Stroll along the riverfront before climbing the 200 steps up to the fortress. The view from the fort is splendid. Take in the scenery with an afternoon cruising, before arriving in the Serbian capital in the evening. In the evening, join an optional evening of traditional entertainment in Belgrade.

Day 6 - Belgrade - Donji Milanovac

Today choose from two optional excursions. Enjoy a guided tour of Belgrade. Known for its high cultural influence during the Turkish occupation, the city charms us with its Eastern, Slavic and Austrian heritage. The lively Terazije Square is considered the heart of the city. Alternatively, take a Biking in Belgrade excursion. Cycle along the history-filled streets with a guide, who'll explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times. The afternoon will be spent cruising to Donji Milanovac.

Day 7 - Donji Milanovac - Iron Gates

The entire day will be spent cruising on the Danube. The ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. It was called "The Cauldrons” by ancient sailors, since the water, held tightly between two steep cliffs, seems to be boiling. On the Serbian bank of the river, we'll catch a glimpse of the Tabula Traiana - a marble plaque honoring the Roman Road that once linked Rome to the province of Dacia. Tonight is the gala evening and dinner.

Day 8 - Ruse (Bulgaria)

Arrive in Ruse. Join us an optional excursion: Tour of the canyon-shaped valley along the Rusenski Lom River, and the Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo, a group of monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries hewn out of solid rock. There is also an optional Tour of Ruse. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional entertainment on board.

Day 9 - Ruse - Giurgiu (Romania) - Fetesti Cernavoda

Cruise to Giurgiu. Join an optional excursion for a guided tour of Bucharest. Bucharest offers a striking combination of architectural styles: Curtea Veche, the ruins of a 15th-century palace built during the rule of Vlad III Dracula, orthodox churches, Empire-style manor houses, Communist-inspired architecture, and the Parliament (outside only - entrance fees not included). Return on board in Fetesti Cernavoda, then depart for Tulcea. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

Day 10 - Tulcea

From Tulcea, choose between two optional excursions. Tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna, see the multiple natural and artificial canals, and walk away with impressions that will last a lifetime. Alternatively, board a 7-passenger speed boat to tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna. Return on board in Tulcea. Enjoy a traditional folklore evening as the ship cruises through the night.

Day 11 - Fetesti Cernavoda.

In the afternoon, there is an optional excursion to Constanta.

Day 12 - Oltenita

Arrive early in the morning in Oltenita. Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary in the light of tidal and other conditions

Danube to Black Sea Itinerary - OVI_PP

Day 1 - Oltenita (Romania)

Embark your ship in Oltenita at 6pm.

Day 2 - Fetesti - Tulcea

We'll spend the whole day cruising towards the Danube Delta. Enjoy dinner and a traditional folklore evening.

Day 3 - Danube Delta

In the morning, join one of two optional excursions. Tour the Danube Delta and walk away with impressions that will last a lifetime. Alternatively, explore the Delta Danube on a speed boat. On board a 7-passenger speed boat, you'll tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna. Cruise to Oltenita and travel through Romania.

Day 4 - Oltenita - Giurgiu - Ruse (Bulgaria)

Join an optional excursion for a guided visit of Bucharest. Bucharest offers a striking combination of architectural styles: orthodox churches, Empire-style manor houses, Communist-inspired architecture, and the Parliament (outside only - entrance fees not included.) Cruise to Ruse, one of the biggest ports in Bulgaria. Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment.

Day 5 - Ruse (Bulgaria)

Today there is an optional excursion for a tour of Ruse. The city is impressive with its broad avenues, large squares and wonderful buildings which pay tribute to the architecture of the national Renaissance. After the tour, return to the ship and begin to cruise all afternoon. Pass through two countries, Romania on the left bank and Bulgaria on the right bank.

Day 6 - Iron Gates

The day will be spent cruising on the Danube sailing through Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia. Our ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube between the Carpathians and the Balkans. On the Serbian bank of the river, we'll catch a glimpse of the Tabula Traiana - a marble plaque honoring the Roman Road that once linked Rome to the province of Dacia.

Day 7 - Belgrade (Serbia) - Novi Sad

Arrive in Belgrade and choose from two optional excursions. Enjoy a guided tour of the Serbian capital, or go Biking in Belgrade. You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide, who'll explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times. After the tour, return to the ship. There is an optional guided tour of Novi Sad. Start cruising towards Mohacs.

Day 8 - Mohacs (Hungary) - Kalocsa

Arrive in Mohacs. In the afternoon, perhaps join an optional excursion to The Puszta. Return on board in Kalocsa and cruise to Budapest. Enjoy a Hungarian feast this evening.

Day 9 - Budapest

Today there are two optional excursions to choose from. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873. Alternatively, explore Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other legendary sites in Budapest. Enjoy a free afternoon in Budapest. Perhaps join an optional excursion proposed (not included in the packages): Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa. After, cruise to Bratislava.

Day 10 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Arrive in Bratislava. Choose from two optional excursions. Join a guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares. Alternatively, go Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. Cruise on to Vienna.

Day 11 - Vienna (Austria)

Today there is the opportunity to visit Schoenbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and panoramic tour of Vienna. Alternatively, experience the high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. Stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall. After the tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry. This afternoon you'll be free to explore the city on your own in the afternoon. Join an optional excursion proposed (not included in the packages): Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna. In the evening, join an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability.)

Day 12 - Vienna

Disembark at 9am

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary in the light of tidal and other conditions

Price Includes

  • 11-nights accommodation on board ship in air-conditioned twin/double cabin with shower and toilet
  • All meals aboard ship plus tea or coffee after lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Fly-cruise prices include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Additional Information

  • Optional Classic Excursions:
  • Viennese Music Concert - Departure by coach in the company of our host/hostess towards Vienna's Kursalon where the concert will take place. Famous waltz melodies will take you back to the era of Franz Joseph and Sisi. The first half of the concert will be devoted to Mozart compositions, and the second half to Strauss. The orchestra consists of eight to thirteen musicians, two singers and two dancers who will all make sure you have a good time. During intermission, a free drink will be served (orange juice or sparkling Austrian wine*). Return on board by coach.
  • Traditional evening in Budapest - Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklore and Gypsy dance and music. After this show, the traditions and folklore of this beautiful country will no longer hold any secrets! Return on board by coach.
  • Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace - You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The "Ring" was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the ramparts that enclosed the city center and had this boulevard built lined with fine buildings. Along the Ring you will admire this architectural showcase of the old Austro-Hungarian monarchy, including: the State Opera; the Hofburg Palace; the Natural History Museum; the City Hall; the Burgtheater and more. When you arrive at Schoenbrunn Palace, you will be guided through the numerous rooms of the Hapsburgs' summer residence, which bear witness to the splendor of the Court at the time of Maria Theresa. You will also have some time to wander through the Palace gardens. You will then return to the coach, which will take you to the city center to enjoy some free time in the area around St Stephen's Cathedral. You will then return to the coach, which will take you back to the boat, via the Ring.
  • Guided tour of Bratislava - Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993 was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name of Presburg. It then belonged to Czechoslovakia before becoming the capital of the "Slovak Socialist Republic" as part of Czechoslovakia between 1969 and 1992. Along with your guides, you will begin the visit with a panoramic tour of the city which will take you to Bratislava Castle (outsides), which dates from 1811, after the previous castle burned down, and from where you will enjoy a breathtaking view over the Danube and the city. The main historical monuments are located in the Old Town and the coach will drop you off at its entrance to continue the visit on foot. You will enter through Michael's Gate, which is the only gate still surviving from the Middle-Ages. Then you will head for the central square surrounded by elegant buildings, some in Art Nouveau style, and dominated by the old Bratislava Town Hall. The tour continues with the Primate's Palace (outsides) completed in 1781 for Archbishop Jozef Bathyány. As you stroll through the streets, you may come across some of the amusing statues that are dotted around the capital. After the guided tour, you will have some free time and will return to the boat on foot or by coach depending on sailing times.
  • Tour of Budapest - In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. First we will head for the hills of Buda by crossing the Elizabeth Bridge and we will go up to the Castle quarter, from where we'll enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the city. We will walk round the castle quarter and on to the Fisherman's Bastion, built in neo-Roman style in 1902 for the simple pleasure of offering a panoramic view over the city and the Danube. Behind the Bastion, we will find Matthias Church which notably was the venue for the coronation of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife "Sissi". Our coach will then take us down to the plains of Pest. There, we will visit Heroes' Square whose central monument depicting Prince Arpad and the chieftains of seven Magyar tribes was built for the millennium of Hungary. We will pass by the famous Szechenyi thermal baths, the zoo - a true piece of architecture - Vajdahunyad Castle and more. We will walk through the famous Andrassy Avenue and pass by St. Stephen's Basilica whose construction began in 1851 and was only completed in 1905. We will walk along the river and see the famous Parliament building overlooking the Danube with its white silhouette in the Byzantine and neo-Gothic styles. Return on board.
  • Guided tour of Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci - We'll set off by coach to visit the town of Novi Sad. Capital of the autonomous region of Vojvodina, Novi Sad is also the second largest town in Serbia, going by the size of its population. The town has a long and troubled history since it was under the rule of Celts, Romans, Franks, Barbarians and Turks until it became part of the Habsburg empire. It was known as "Petrovaradin” in the past, and the name Novi Sad (meaning ‘new plant') only came into use in 1748. The history of the town was further troubled during the 20th century when after the First World War, the Balkan territories were in turn united and separated under different names, until in 2006 when the town finally became part of an independent Serbia. We'll visit the city center on foot. The Austro-Hungarian old town, with its baroque buildings, grew up around the ancient fortifications. We'll get the chance to visit the Episcopal Church as well as an orthodox church before we continue up the main street to Freedom Square where we'll find the Town Hall, dating from 1895. The coach will be waiting for you near Freedom square to finish the visit with a panoramic tour up the main boulevards leading to the boat. Our coach will continue to the little village of Sremski Karlovci where we'll visit the Cathedral of St Nicholas, built in typical baroque style in 1758, and the first ever secondary school of Serbia dating from the end of the 18th century which has a library housing around 18,000 books. We'll take time to admire one of the most well-known of the town's monuments, the Four Lions Fountain, built in 1799 to celebrate the town's first ever waterworks. Return on board in Novi Sad.
  • Traditional evening in Belgrade - Transfer by coach in the company of your guides for the traditional evening in Belgrade which will take place in a Hotel. Enjoy one hour of enchanting traditional dances and songs that will take you through the various regions of Serbia. After the show, our coach will take us to the Skadarlija district, a bohemian quarter nicknamed the "Serbian Montmartre”, for a snack of some local specialties in a traditional café surrounded by musicians. Return on board by coach.
  • The Roussenki Valley and rupestrian churches in Ivanovo - We'll set off by coach in the company of our guides to the Valley of Roussenki-Lom for a visit to a rock-hewn church of Ivanovo, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Here in this valley in North-Eastern Bulgaria, several churches, chapels, monasteries and cells were discovered close to the village of Ivanovo. The first hermits dug their cells and their churches out of the bedrock to a height of over 50m as early as the 12th century. The 14th-century murals testify to the exceptional skill of the artists belonging to the Tarnovo School of painting. We'll visit the The Church of the Holy Virgin, one of the most interesting churches dating from the 12th century with 14th-century paintings which bear witness to an exceptional artistic technique. Our excursion continues with a visit to the Medieval Fortified Town of Cherven, from where you'll be able to enjoy magnificent panoramic views. Built in the 6th century by Byzantines, the fortress was one of the most important in Bulgaria from the 12th century onwards. Return on board by coach.
  • Day excursion to Bucharest (lunch included) - We'll leave on our full day excursion in the company of our guides to discover the Romanian capital of Bucharest. According to legend, the city was founded by a shepherd called Bucur, which means ‘joy' in Romanian. Bucharest has suffered greatly from its communist past but after the year 2000, due to the advent of significant economic growth, the city has modernized. We'll start off our visit with a panoramic tour of the city giving you an overview of the various monuments of the capital. We'll head to the restaurant for a typical Romanian lunch with traditional music and folklore dancing to entertain us. After lunch, we'll head again by coach to Bucharest's Eco-museum*, a genuine village in the city where we'll learn about the habitats of the different regions of Romania and their handcrafts. We'll conclude our visit with a photo stop at the Palace of Parliament, a gigantic neo-classical style marble construction designed by Ceausescu before visiting the Orthodox Church. We'll leave Bucharest by coach and head back to the ship.
  • Excursion in the Danube Delta - We'll begin with a 500m walk (approx.) and then board a tourist pleasure boat to begin our visit of the Danube Delta. We'll board these small local boats (with a capacity of 50 passengers) to discover the flora and fauna of this biosphere in the company of our guides. The site today is one of 300 international biosphere reserves designated by UNESCO to try to measure the impact of Man on the environment. The human presence on the North and South banks of the Delta has been in evidence since Neolithic times, when the Delta was still only a gulf in the Black Sea. The Danube Delta is home to more than 1200 different varieties of plants, 300 species of birds and 45 different freshwater fish varieties in its many lakes and marshes. During our visit, we may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of some white pelicans, dwarf cormorants or glossy ibis or other species. We'll return to our ship on foot.
  • Morning in the Puszta - Departure by coach in the company of your host/hostess in the direction of Kiskunsag Park, at the heart of the Puszta. The Puszta, also known as the Great Plain of Hungary, is a large, flat grassland that was regarded as the Wild West of Hungary in the 19th century with cow-boys watching over colossal cattle herds grazing on pasture. The Puszta has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1999. Riding aboard a charabanc - a traditional horse-drawn carriage with wooden benches - you'll be amazed by the wonderful landscapes and unusual fauna of the Puszta. In a small part of the Hungarian Steppe, you'll get to observe Racka sheep with their spiral-shaped horns, Mangalica pigs with their curly coats and Hungarian Grey cattle with their long, curved horns, as well as rare species of birds. In the course of your visit, you'll get the chance to attend a traditional equestrian show while tasting* "palinka" (plum eau-de-vie) and some "pogacsa" (small savory buns) as well as mineral water, sheltered from the sun under a thatched roof. The csikós, the mounted horse-herdsmen of Hungary dressed in traditional blue attire, will invite you to take part in their "games of skill and ability”. Return on board by coach.
  • Guided tour of Belgrade - We'll set off by coach to visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, which is also one of the oldest cities in Europe with a history stretching back some 7000 years. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers, close to the Morava Corridor which links the countries of the Danube to the Aegean Sea. The town has a fortress sitting atop one of the highest hills in Belgrade as well as a commercial center and port. We'll start off our visit with a guided panoramic tour of the city, during which you will have the opportunity to admire Belgrade's National Theatre and National Museum, the Royal Palace which currently houses the City Assembly of Belgrade, the Ancient Royal Palace and more. We'll stop to visit the Orthodox Temple of St Sava. The construction of this church began in 1939 but is still a work in progress, given that the Second World War followed by Tito's dictatorship put a halt to it. Construction only started again in 2001 and is funded exclusively by charitable donations. We'll head back to the city center by coach for some free time before our guides take us to Kalemegdan Park, the largest and most beautiful park in the city where the Belgrade Fortress is located, overlooking the confluence of the Danube and Sava. Return to the ship by coach.
  • Guided tour of Ruse - We'll set off by coach to visit the town of Ruse, one of the largest ports in Bulgaria. It was founded by the Romans under the orders of Emperor Augustus. During the Ottoman Empire, it was the most important town of the empire located on the Danube. In the company of our guide, we'll discover the fascinating architectural heritage of the town, a rich mixture of Bulgarian and Romanian cultures. We'll get the chance to admire the Dohodno Zdanie (the Old Theatre), built in 1902 by architects Raul Brank, Georg Lang and Frank Scholz; the Monument of Liberty, a masterpiece by Florentine architect and sculptor Arnoldo Zocchi; the Catholic Church with its multi-colored stained-glass windows and so on. We'll end our visit with a tasting of a local pastry and wine. We'll have some free time to go shopping before our coaches take us back to the ship.
  • Trip to Constanta (lunch included) - Optional day trip to Constanta. Departure by coach towards the Black Sea to reach Constanta. Founded by the Greeks in the 7th century BC, it now has a population of over 560,000 inhabitants and is the second biggest port on the Black Sea after Istanbul. We will leave Ovidius Square to visit the Museum of History and Archaeology, which brings together items found during archaeological excavations. Across from there, a glass museum houses the vast Roman mosaic, a beautiful polychrome mosaic dating from the 3rd century. Then we will discover an architectural melting pot including the Roman mosque (outsides only) and the Orthodox Church (interior) as well as the Genoese Lighthouse. Don't miss the beautiful view over Old Constanta from the pier. We'll walk along the waterfront all the way to the majestic Casino (outsides only), built in the early 20th century in Austrian Art Nouveau style. It reminds us of Constanta in its heyday, when it used to be the favorite holiday destination of the idle rich. We'll then have lunch at a local restaurant before moving on towards Murfatlar, which produces the best wines in Romania. This winery over 4000ha is the largest in Europe. There will be a wine tasting session in a cellar. Return on board in Cernavoda / Fetesti.
  • Optional Discovery Excursions:
  • Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians - We'll leave by coach from Devínska Nová Ves for a hike in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, including the geographically rich Sandberg expanse. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. After our hike, we'll return to the ship.
  • Biking in Belgrade - What better way to explore Belgrade than on a bike? You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide who will explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times. The main topics are history and politics of Yugoslavia, social issues, economy, lifestyle and architecture. A half hour break with a drink will be provided during the tour. Main stops: Brankov’s bridge, Staro Sajmiste (former concentration camp), SIV / Palace fo Serbia (former seat of government of Yugoslavia), Hotel Yugoslavia, Historic city center of Zemun and view on Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Novi Sad and a walk to the Petrovaradin fortress - We'll leave the ship for an energetic walk to the Petrovaradin Fortress. We'll stroll along the riverfront before climbing the 200 steps up to the fortress. An exceptional work of 18th-century fortification engineering, it is one of the largest, most-complex and best-preserved artillery bastions in this part of Europe. It also contains a vast system of underground military galleries, with mine and listening tunnels, distributed across four levels running almost 10 miles long. The view from the fort is splendid, and we'll enjoy a snack during our hike.
  • The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes - Our guide will meet us at the ship, where we'll set off on foot for the subway station to discover the high art of Viennese living. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall, which has the Vienna Symphony, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Wiener Singakademie and Klangforum Wien in residence. We'll tour the prominent institution that features about 750 events per year with our guide who will explain the hall's history. We'll head back stage where we might be able to catch a glimpse of a performer or two! After our tour, relax in one of the local cafés and enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry. After our tour, we'll return to the ship on the subway.
  • Budapest by bike - From the ship, we'll set out to explore Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture. We'll pass in front of the basilica, Liberty Square, the Hungarian Parliament Building, the City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle, Heroes Square, and many other of the legendary sites in Budapest. Afterwards, we'll return to the ship.
  • Delta Danube on a speed boat - On board a 7-passenger speed boat, you'll tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna, see the multiple natural and artificial canals, and walk away with impressions that will last a lifetime.

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries. Excursions are offered with commentary in English via a headset
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 26th - Oltenita to Vienna - Sailing on: LEurope From: £2143
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    • May 29th - Oltenita to Vienna - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £2395
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  • June
    • Jun 20th - Vienna to Oltenita - Sailing on: LEurope From: £2143
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  • July
    • Jul 1st - Oltenita to Vienna - Sailing on: LEurope From: £2016
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    • Jul 6th - Oltenita to Vienna - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £2265
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    • Jul 25th - Vienna to Oltenita - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £2265
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    • Jul 26th - Vienna to Oltenita - Sailing on: LEurope From: £2016
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  • August
    • Aug 5th - Oltenita to Vienna - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £2265
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    • Aug 6th - Oltenita to Vienna - Sailing on: LEurope From: £2016
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      Cruise Only from: £2016 Cruise Only from: £2056 Cruise Only from: £2102 Cruise Only from: £2229 Cruise Only from: £2268 Cruise Only from: £2314 Cruise Only from: £2327 Cruise Only from: £2373
    • Aug 17th - Vienna to Oltenita - Sailing on: LEurope From: £2016
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Middle Deck Cat C Middle Deck Cat B Middle Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £2016 Cruise Only from: £2056 Cruise Only from: £2102 Cruise Only from: £2229 Cruise Only from: £2268 Cruise Only from: £2314 Cruise Only from: £2327 Cruise Only from: £2373
    • Aug 20th - Vienna to Oltenita - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £2265
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Middle Deck Cat B Middle Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £2265 Cruise Only from: £2337 Cruise Only from: £2463 Cruise Only from: £2608 Cruise Only from: £2734 Cruise Only from: £2572 Cruise Only from: £2644 Cruise Only from: £2770
    • Aug 28th - Oltenita to Vienna - Sailing on: LEurope From: £2056
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Middle Deck Cat C Middle Deck Cat B Middle Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £2056 Cruise Only from: £2102 Cruise Only from: £2229 Cruise Only from: £2268 Cruise Only from: £2314 Cruise Only from: £2327 Cruise Only from: £2373
  • September
    • Sep 22nd - Vienna to Oltenita - Sailing on: LEurope From: £2143
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Middle Deck Cat C Middle Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £2143 Cruise Only from: £2188 Cruise Only from: £2237 Cruise Only from: £2356 Cruise Only from: £2400 Cruise Only from: £2459 Cruise Only from: £2508
    • Sep 23rd - Oltenita to Vienna - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £2395
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Middle Deck Cat B Middle Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £2395 Cruise Only from: £2471 Cruise Only from: £2603 Cruise Only from: £2742 Cruise Only from: £2874 Cruise Only from: £2702 Cruise Only from: £2778 Cruise Only from: £2910
  • October
    • Oct 4th - Vienna to Oltenita - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £2395
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Middle Deck Cat B Middle Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £2395 Cruise Only from: £2471 Cruise Only from: £2603 Cruise Only from: £2742 Cruise Only from: £2874 Cruise Only from: £2778 Cruise Only from: £2910
    • Oct 15th - Oltenita to Vienna - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £2395
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Middle Deck Cat B Middle Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £2395 Cruise Only from: £2471 Cruise Only from: £2603 Cruise Only from: £2742 Cruise Only from: £2874 Cruise Only from: £2702 Cruise Only from: £2778 Cruise Only from: £2910

Price Information

  • Single Supplement Standard Ship - £922
  • Single Supplement Premium Ship - £1069
Map for Blue Danube to Black Sea