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

Enchantment of Eastern Europe

Cruise through Eastern Europe from Budapest towards the Black Sea and enjoy a hotel stay in Bucharest. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

Fly Cruise
8 nights from £2095pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Belgrade
  • Bucharest
  • Budapest
  • Iron Gates
  • Budapest
  • Svishtov
  • Vukovar

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save £450pp PLUS free Premium Drinks Package and €150 OBC per cabin! Applies to 2020 departures. Book by 31 Oct 2019. Subject to availability. £125pp Early Payment Discount when paying in full by 31 Dec 2019. Prices shown do not include this discount

No single supplement! Applies to selected cabin categories on 4, 5 Oct 2019 and selected 2020 departures. Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other offer

Enchantment of Eastern Europe Special Offer

Discover five contrasting countries on this unique cruise through Eastern Europe towards the Black Sea.

From the Hungarian capital of Budapest, cruise to the historic town of Kalocsa for a visit to a local Puszta Horse Farm. Enjoy a spectacular performance showcasing the riding skills of the Magyar horsemen.

Enjoy a special lunch hosted by a local family in the Croatian city of Osijek, learn about Belgrade's turbulent past on a guided city tour and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates. Explore the cliff top town of Veliko Tarnovo and enjoy a special choir concert in Arbanasi, renowned for its 17th and 18th-century churches.

Continue on to your final destination, Romania's capital, Bucharest, where you will have a guided tour of the city along with a visit to the Palace of the Parliament.

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Enchantment of Eastern Europe Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from a choice of UK regional airports to Budapest and transfer to your stylish ship. Meet your fellow guests and enjoy dinner this evening. There is an evening cruise taking in Budapest's illuminated waterfront. (D)

Day 2 - Budapest – Kalocsa

This morning, depart Budapest and begin cruising to Kalocsa, which is renowned for its production of paprika. On arrival, visit a traditional Puszta Horse Farm, where you can watch an amazing Magyar horsemen performance. Captain's Gala Dinner tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Osijek (Croatia)

Arrive in the beautiful Croatian city of Osijek which is home to an impressive 18th-century fortress. Enjoy a guided tour and learn about everyday life in the city as you meet a local family and enjoy a traditional lunch. There is also the option to meet local students. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Belgrade (Serbia)

Enjoy a tour of the Serbian capital of Belgrade, with highlights including Tito's Memorial and the impressive Fortress Kalemegdan which overlooks the Sava and Danube Rivers. You'll also visit St Sava Church which is the largest Orthodox cathedral in the world. If you are feeling active, join the guided bike ride. An optional tour of the National Opera Theatre is available. This evening watch a Serbian Folklore Show. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Kostolac or Donji Milanovac

In 2019 and on the 2020 reverse departures, visit the largest architectural archaeological excavation in Eastern Europe, the Viminacium Archaeological Excavation Site which dates back to the 1st century. The ship will cruise the breathtaking Iron Gates later today. In 2020, visit the town of Donji Milanovac, from where you'll head to the Palaeolithic site of Lepenski Vir. It is one of the most significant prehistoric sites from the Stone Age. Later, cruise the Iron Gates. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Vidin (Bulgaria)

Arrive in Vidin this morning and visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting before heading to the Baba Vida Fortress. Alternatively, join the guided hike to Belogradchik Fortress. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Rousse - Veliko Tarnovo - Arbanasi (Bulgaria)

This morning, you will sail to Rousse then travel to Veliko Tarnovo, the former capital of the Bulgarian Empire. Admire the 200-year-old houses, shop for souvenirs or visit one of the art galleries. Later, head to Arbanasi which overlooks the Yantra Valley. Enjoy a choir concert during your time here. For the active, there is a guided hike to UNESCO-listed Ivanovo Churches. Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Bucharest (Romania)

Disembark your ship and travel to Bucharest for a 1-night hotel stay. Enjoy a tour of the city's wide avenues with highlights including the Palace of the Parliament. (B,D)

Day 9 - Bucharest - UK

After breakfast, 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-night full board cruise on Emerald Waterways deluxe ship
  • 1-night stay at the Radisson Hotel, Bucharest or similar
  • Return flights from up to 15 UK regional airports
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided excursions with English-speaking guides
  • 6 EmeraldPLUS activities
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available at all times and complimentary bottled water in your cabin, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Highlight Dinners including a Welcome Dinner
  • Evening entertainment on board
  • English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port charges and airport taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Additional optional shore excursions
  • Travel insurance

Cruise Extensions

  • Budapest Extension Enjoy a 2-night stay at the K+K Hotel or similar from £345pp. Please contact us for more details

Special Features

  • EmeraldPLUS activities:
  • Budapest evening cruise
  • Puszta horse show
  • Home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family
  • Meet the local village students
  • Serbian folklore evening show
  • Choir concert in Arbanasi
  • EmeraldActive excursions:
  • Guided bike tour of Belgrade
  • Guided hike to Belogradchik Fortress
  • Guided hike to UNESCO-listed Ivanovo Churches
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 19th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2095
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    • Apr 25th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2095
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  • May
    • May 3rd - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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    • May 9th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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    • May 30th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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  • June
    • Jun 5th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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    • Jun 6th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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    • Jun 12th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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    • Jun 15th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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    • Jun 27th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2195
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  • September
    • Sep 7th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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    • Sep 13th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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    • Sep 15th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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    • Sep 21st - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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    • Sep 27th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
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  • October
    • Oct 4th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2095
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    • Oct 10th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2095
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