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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 £1745pp

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

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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. (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 - Donji Milanovac

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
  • 5 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

Special Features

  • EmeraldPLUS activities:
  • 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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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • September
    • Sep 15th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Star From: £2595
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    • Sep 21st - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Star From: £2595
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  • October
    • Oct 1st - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Destiny From: £2145
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    • Oct 7th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Destiny From: £1745
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    • Oct 16th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Sun From: £1745
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    • Oct 22nd - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Sun From: £1745
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2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 23rd - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Sky From: £2345
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    • Apr 29th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Sky From: £2345
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  • May
    • May 5th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Destiny From: £2795
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    • May 11th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Destiny From: £2795
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  • June
    • Jun 12th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Sun From: £2795
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    • Jun 18th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Sun From: £2795
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    • Jun 25th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Star From: £2795
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  • July
    • Jul 1st - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Star From: £2795
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  • September
    • Sep 10th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Sky From: £2445
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    • Sep 16th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Sky From: £2445
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  • October
    • Oct 6th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: Emerald Destiny From: £2495
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    • Oct 12th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: Emerald Destiny From: £2495
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