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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 £1995pp

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

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

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Save £500pp on 2 Oct 2018 departure - Cat B suite from just £2595pp! Saving applies to Cat B suites only. Subject to availability

Save up to £1000 per couple PLUS free premium drinks package when booking a balcony suite! Applies to 2019 departures. Book by 31 Jul 2018. Enjoy a further £125pp discount if the balance is paid in full by 31 Oct 2018 (prices shown do not include further £125pp discount).

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. In 2019, 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. In 2019, 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

Visit the largest architectural archaeological excavation in Eastern Europe, the Viminacium Archaeological Excavation Site which dates back to the 1st century. Back on board, enjoy a cooking demonstration (2018 only). In 2019, the ship will cruise the breathtaking Iron Gates later today. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Vidin (Bulgaria)

In 2018, relax on board and cruise to Vidin through the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates which form the border between Romania and Serbia. Emerald Active - enjoy a hike to Belogradchik or perhaps head to Port Cetate for a local wine tasting. In 2019, arrive in Vidin this morning and enjoy a guided tour visiting Port Cetate for a wine tasting and the Baba Vida Fortress. Alternatively, join the guided hike to Belgradchik rock 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 Ivanovo Church. Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Bucharest (Romania)

Disembark 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
  • Up to 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

  • 2019 Budapest Extension Enjoy a 2-night stay at the K+K Hotel or similar from £345pp. Please contact us for more details
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 20th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2495
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2495 Blue Water Price from: £2595 Blue Water Price from: £3095 Blue Water Price from: £3295 Blue Water Price from: £3495 Blue Water Price from: £3995 Blue Water Price from: £4695
  • September
    • Sep 7th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2595
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2595 Blue Water Price from: £2695 Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3395 Blue Water Price from: £3595 Blue Water Price from: £4095 Blue Water Price from: £4795
    • Sep 13th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2295
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2295 Blue Water Price from: £2395 Blue Water Price from: £2895 Blue Water Price from: £3095 Blue Water Price from: £3295 Blue Water Price from: £3795 Blue Water Price from: £4495
  • October
    • Oct 2nd - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2295
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2295 Brochure Price from: £2395 Brochure Price from: £2895 Brochure Price from: £3095 Brochure Price from: £3295 Brochure Price from: £3795 Brochure Price from: £4495
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    • Oct 8th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2295
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2295 Blue Water Price from: £2395 Blue Water Price from: £2895 Blue Water Price from: £3095 Blue Water Price from: £3295 Blue Water Price from: £3795 Blue Water Price from: £4495

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 22nd - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1995
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2495 Brochure Price from: £2645 Brochure Price from: £3145 Brochure Price from: £3395 Brochure Price from: £3495 Brochure Price from: £4045 Brochure Price from: £4695
      Blue Water Price from: £1995 Blue Water Price from: £2145 Blue Water Price from: £2645 Blue Water Price from: £2895 Blue Water Price from: £2995 Blue Water Price from: £3545 Blue Water Price from: £4195
    • Apr 28th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2195
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2495 Brochure Price from: £2645 Brochure Price from: £3145 Brochure Price from: £3395 Brochure Price from: £3495 Brochure Price from: £4045 Brochure Price from: £4695
      Blue Water Price from: £2195 Blue Water Price from: £2345 Blue Water Price from: £2845 Blue Water Price from: £3095 Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3745 Blue Water Price from: £4395
  • May
    • May 12th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2395
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2895 Brochure Price from: £3045 Brochure Price from: £3545 Brochure Price from: £3795 Brochure Price from: £3895 Brochure Price from: £4445 Brochure Price from: £5095
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    • May 18th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2595
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2895 Brochure Price from: £3045 Brochure Price from: £3545 Brochure Price from: £3795 Brochure Price from: £3895 Brochure Price from: £4445 Brochure Price from: £5095
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    • May 25th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2395
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2895 Brochure Price from: £3045 Brochure Price from: £3545 Brochure Price from: £3795 Brochure Price from: £3895 Brochure Price from: £4445 Brochure Price from: £5095
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    • May 31st - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2595
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
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  • June
    • Jun 1st - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2595
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2895 Brochure Price from: £3045 Brochure Price from: £3545 Brochure Price from: £3795 Brochure Price from: £3895 Brochure Price from: £4445 Brochure Price from: £5095
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    • Jun 7th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2595
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
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  • July
    • Jul 5th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2095
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2595 Brochure Price from: £2745 Brochure Price from: £3245 Brochure Price from: £3495 Brochure Price from: £3595 Brochure Price from: £4145 Brochure Price from: £4795
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    • Jul 7th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2295
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2595 Brochure Price from: £2745 Brochure Price from: £3245 Brochure Price from: £3495 Brochure Price from: £3595 Brochure Price from: £4145 Brochure Price from: £4795
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    • Jul 13th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2295
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2595 Brochure Price from: £2745 Brochure Price from: £3245 Brochure Price from: £3495 Brochure Price from: £3595 Brochure Price from: £4145 Brochure Price from: £4795
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  • September
    • Sep 28th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2595
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2895 Brochure Price from: £3045 Brochure Price from: £3545 Brochure Price from: £3795 Brochure Price from: £3895 Brochure Price from: £4445 Brochure Price from: £5095
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    • Sep 29th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2395
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2895 Brochure Price from: £3045 Brochure Price from: £3545 Brochure Price from: £3795 Brochure Price from: £3895 Brochure Price from: £4445 Brochure Price from: £5095
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  • October
    • Oct 4th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2195
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2495 Brochure Price from: £2645 Brochure Price from: £3145 Brochure Price from: £3395 Brochure Price from: £3495 Brochure Price from: £4045 Brochure Price from: £4695
      Blue Water Price from: £2195 Blue Water Price from: £2345 Blue Water Price from: £2845 Blue Water Price from: £3095 Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3745 Blue Water Price from: £4395
    • Oct 5th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £2195
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2495 Brochure Price from: £2645 Brochure Price from: £3145 Brochure Price from: £3395 Brochure Price from: £3495 Brochure Price from: £4045 Brochure Price from: £4695
      Blue Water Price from: £2195 Blue Water Price from: £2345 Blue Water Price from: £2845 Blue Water Price from: £3095 Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3745 Blue Water Price from: £4395

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