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Gems of Southeast Europe

Journey through Eastern Europe along the Lower Danube towards the Black Sea through five magnificent countries of Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. Includes return flights from regional airports, guided excursions and drinks with meals

Cruise Only
7 nights from £1910pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Budapest
  • Pecs
  • Iron Gates

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Save up to £400pp! All dates include exclusive £50pp discount. Book by 31 Jan 2019. Prices shown include discount

Gems of Southeast Europe Special Offer

Start your journey in vibrant Budapest, a famous haven for musicians, writers and artists. See the rolling hills and vine-clad slopes of Pecs before departing Hungary for Croatia.

Visit Vukovar before cruising to the Novi Sad in Serbia. Explore the myriad of streets, plazas and squares and visit the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple during a panoramic tour of Serbia's capital, Belgrade. Cruise through one of Europe's most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the 'Iron Gates', a narrow passage which divides Europe's Balkan from the Carpathian mountains.

Visit the Bulgarian frontier town of Vidin before cruising along the Romanian-Bulgarian border to Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of Bulgaria.

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Gems of Southeast Europe Itinerary

Day 1 - Budapest (Hungary)

Arrive in historic Budapest and board your luxurious ship docked in the centre of the city. Tonight, gather for a Welcome Gala Dinner before cruising past the city's illuminated riverfront. (D)

Day 2 - Mohacs - Pecs

From Mohacs take an excursion to Pecs, founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago. See St Peter's Basilica and Old Town Pecs before returning to Mohacs. In 2019 there is the chance to discover the Szekszard wine region. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Vukovar (Croatia) - Novi Sad (Serbia)

See the highlights of Vukovar on a city tour including the Ovcara Memorial which is for lives lost during Croatia's struggle for Independence. Alternatively there is a wine-tasting excursion to Ilok. Cruise to Novi Sad in Serbia to explore the city on a walking tour through the Old Town Centre. For the more active there is a guided biking or hiking tour. Later this evening see the 18th century Austrian-Hungarian Petrovaradin Fortress. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Belgrade

Explore Belgrade, capital of Serbia and see the Kalemegdan Fortress and Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava on a panoramic tour. This afternoon choose from three excursions: visit the mausoleum of Marshal Josip Broz Tito, first president of Yugoslavia; enjoy Serbian plum brandy and snacks at a local distillery; or join the guided bike tour through Belgrade. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Cruising the Iron Gates

Today, enjoy a full day of cruising through one of Europe's most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. Here the Danube narrows, as it winds through a range of majestic gorges between the southern Carpathian Mountains and the northwestern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Vidin (Bulgaria)

From Vidin, visit Belogradchik, a beautiful restored castle located in a stunning landscape of unusual rock formations. Continue on to the Baba Vida Fortress, the only entirely preserved medieval castle in the country. Alternatively, enjoy a Banitsa pastry and yoghurt tasting, or a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Giurgiu (Romania) - Veliko Tarnovo - Rousse (Bulgaria)

Today visit the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo, and tour the city's old citadel. Or, you may choose to visit Rousse then the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo, a group of monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries built into the side of a mountain. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Giurgiu (Romania)

Disembark the ship in Giurgiu. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin - most with the revolutionary Twin balconies
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner and bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (2018 only)
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Port Charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers - we can arrange these for you
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Vienna, Brasov and Bucharest Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Vienna, a 2-night post-cruise stay in Brasov and a 2-night post-cruise stay in Bucharest. Please contact us for details
  • Budapest, Brasov and Bucharest Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Budapest, a 2-night post-cruise stay in Brasov and a 2-night post-cruise stay in Bucharest. Please contact us for details
  • Vienna and Istanbul Extension (2020) Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Vienna and a 3-night post-cruise stay in Istanbul. Please contact us for details
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 20th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2331
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    • Apr 28th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2472
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  • May
    • May 19th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2613
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    • May 26th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2613
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  • July
    • Jul 14th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2613
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    • Jul 21st - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2613
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  • August
    • Aug 11th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2613
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    • Aug 18th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2613
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  • September
    • Sep 8th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2824
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    • Sep 15th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2824
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  • October
    • Oct 6th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2753
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    • Oct 13th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2683
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  • November
    • Nov 3rd - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £2331
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    • Nov 10th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £1910
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