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Highlights of Eastern Europe

A superb holiday combining a 7-night cruise through the heart of Eastern Europe and a 2-night hotel stay in the fascinating city of Bucharest. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
9 nights from £2789pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
  • National Assembly, Belgrade
  • Belogradchik Rocks
  • Former Presidential Palace, Bucharest

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Save up to 10% on 2019 departures! Save up to 10% on selected 2019 departures, exclusive £50pp discount on all other dates. Subject to availability. Prices shown include discounts

Exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount on 2018 departures!

Highlights of Eastern Europe Special Offer

Follow a path forged by crusaders, kings and conquerors on this superb holiday through Eastern Europe, with a 2-night hotel stay in historic Bucharest.

Admire the spires of the Hungarian Parliament which rises majestically above the River Danube, during your overnight stay in fascinating Budapest. Enjoy a delicious tapas-style meal in the Croatian countryside and see the sights of Serbia's capital, Belgrade, before cruising through the famous Iron Gates, which mark the boundary between Romania and Serbia.

Explore the picturesque Bulgarian hill towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or head to the UNESCO-designated cave churches of Ivanovo and Basarbovo during your time in Rousse, before continuing to Bucharest for a two-night hotel stay. Visit the lavish People's Palace and discover Vlad the Impaler's tomb in the Romanian countryside.

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Highlights of Eastern Europe Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from the UK to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be met and transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 - Budapest

Discover the beauty of Buda and Pest during a panoramic guided tour of Budapest. See St Stephen's Basilica and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district. In 2018, the alternative excursion is a ride on the metro stopping at a local market, Karolyi Garden and the National Museum or perhaps see the sights on a guided bicycle tour. In 2019, the alternative excursions are an exclusive walking tour from a local's perspective and a guided bicycle ride. Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Vukovar (Croatia) - Osijek

In 2018, enjoy a walking tour of Vukovar before heading to Osijek (or head directly to Osijek) where you'll explore the Old Town on foot. Later, head into the Croatian countryside and visit a family-owned farm plus enjoy a delicious tapas-style meal. In 2019, enjoy a full-day tour of Vukovar which includes a visit to the Vucedol Museum and lunch at Goldschmidt Winery. Alternatively, join the full-day tour of Osijek during which you'll enjoy an exclusive home-hosted lunch.(B,L,D)

Day 4 - Belgrade (Serbia)

In 2018, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city including a visit inside the Royal Palace or perhaps join a guided bike tour to historic sites dating from WWII to the present day. In 2019, enjoy a Belgrade city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace or join the guided bicycle tour. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Iron Gates (Romania)

Spend the day cruising through the dramatic Iron Gates, a beautiful stretch of the Danube which marks the boundary between Romania and Serbia. In 2019, there is an excursion to Lepenski Vir Archaeological Park and Golubac Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Vidin (Bulgaria)

Visit the lesser-known town of Vidin and the fascinating Belogradchik rocks. Alternatively, visit the Cetate Cultural Port, a residence for Romanian writers and artists. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Rousse

Admire the magnificent ruins of Tsarevetz Castle in Veliko Tarnovo and the frescoed Nativity Church in Arbanassi, before enjoying a traditional Bulgarian lunch. Alternatively, join a walking tour of Rousse and head to the UNESCO-designated cave churches of Ivanovo and Basarbovo. Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Giurgiu (Romania) - Bucharest

Disembark and transfer via motorcoach to Bucharest. Admire Soviet and French-inspired architecture on a panoramic tour of Bucharest including a visit to the lavish People's Palace, the world's largest civilian building. In 2019, there is an alternative excursion - seeing the city from a local's perspective. Later, transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay. (B,L)

Day 9 - Bucharest

Travel into the countryside to gain a glimpse of Romanian village life and explore the 18th-century Mogosoaia Palace and the tomb of Vlad the Impaler. (B)

Day 10 - Bucharest - UK

Transfer to Bucharest Henri Coanda 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 all-inclusive cruise
  • 2-night stay hotel stay in Bucharest
  • Return flights from the UK or Eurostar and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water, plus many premium wines and spirits
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • State-of-the-art 'Quietvox' portable audio headset systems for all excursions and complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi on board
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air passenger Duty, port charges, airline imposed fuel surcharge
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 18th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: River Duchess From: £3649
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Window Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Window Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4999 Brochure Price from: £6199
      Blue Water Price from: £3649 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4249 Blue Water Price from: £4549 Blue Water Price from: £4949 Blue Water Price from: £6149
    • Aug 22nd - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £2949
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 French Balcony Cabin Cat 2 French Balcony Cabin Cat 1 Deluxe French Balcony Royal Suite Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £8999 Brochure Price from: £7699
      Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3049 Blue Water Price from: £3649 Blue Water Price from: £3849 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £8949 Blue Water Price from: £7649
    • Aug 27th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3649
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 French Balcony Cabin Cat 2 French Balcony Cabin Cat 1 Deluxe French Balcony Royal Suite Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £9699 Brochure Price from: £8399
      Blue Water Price from: £3649 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4349 Blue Water Price from: £4549 Blue Water Price from: £4849 Blue Water Price from: £9649 Blue Water Price from: £8349
  • September
    • Sep 26th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: River Duchess From: £3849
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Window Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Window Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £6399
      Blue Water Price from: £3849 Blue Water Price from: £3949 Blue Water Price from: £4449 Blue Water Price from: £4749 Blue Water Price from: £5149 Blue Water Price from: £6349
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: River Duchess From: £3849
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Window Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Window Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £5399
      Blue Water Price from: £3849 Blue Water Price from: £3949 Blue Water Price from: £4449 Blue Water Price from: £4749 Blue Water Price from: £5149 Blue Water Price from: £5349
    • Oct 3rd - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3849
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 French Balcony Cabin Cat 2 French Balcony Cabin Cat 1 Deluxe French Balcony Royal Suite Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5099 Brochure Price from: £9899 Brochure Price from: £8599
      Blue Water Price from: £3849 Blue Water Price from: £3949 Blue Water Price from: £4549 Blue Water Price from: £4749 Blue Water Price from: £5049 Blue Water Price from: £9849 Blue Water Price from: £8549
    • Oct 8th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3049
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 French Balcony Cabin Cat 2 French Balcony Cabin Cat 1 Deluxe French Balcony Royal Suite Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £9099 Brochure Price from: £7799
      Blue Water Price from: £3049 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £3949 Blue Water Price from: £4249 Blue Water Price from: £9049 Blue Water Price from: £7749

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 3rd - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £2789
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5449 Brochure Price from: £7149 Brochure Price from: £8949
      Blue Water Price from: £2789 Blue Water Price from: £3656 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £5176 Blue Water Price from: £6791 Blue Water Price from: £8501
    • Apr 8th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £2789
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5449 Brochure Price from: £7149 Brochure Price from: £8949
      Blue Water Price from: £2789 Blue Water Price from: £3656 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £5176 Blue Water Price from: £6791 Blue Water Price from: £8501
    • Apr 17th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £2789
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5449 Brochure Price from: £7149 Brochure Price from: £8949
      Blue Water Price from: £2789 Blue Water Price from: £3656 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £5176 Blue Water Price from: £6791 Blue Water Price from: £8501
    • Apr 22nd - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3349
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5749 Brochure Price from: £7449 Brochure Price from: £9249
      Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7399 Blue Water Price from: £9199
  • May
    • May 16th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: River Duchess From: £3149
      Classic Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5849
      Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £5799
    • May 21st - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: River Duchess From: £2879
      Classic Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5849
      Blue Water Price from: £2879 Blue Water Price from: £3284 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £5556
    • May 29th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3349
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5749 Brochure Price from: £7449 Brochure Price from: £9249
      Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7399 Blue Water Price from: £9199
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3349
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5749 Brochure Price from: £7449 Brochure Price from: £9249
      Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7399 Blue Water Price from: £9199
    • Jun 29th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: River Duchess From: £2879
      Classic Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5849
      Blue Water Price from: £2879 Blue Water Price from: £3284 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £5556
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: River Duchess From: £2879
      Classic Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5849
      Blue Water Price from: £2879 Blue Water Price from: £3284 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £5556
  • August
    • Aug 12th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: River Duchess From: £2879
      Classic Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5849
      Blue Water Price from: £2879 Blue Water Price from: £3284 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £5556
    • Aug 17th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: River Duchess From: £2879
      Classic Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5849
      Blue Water Price from: £2879 Blue Water Price from: £3284 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £5556
    • Aug 21st - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3349
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5749 Brochure Price from: £7449 Brochure Price from: £9249
      Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7399 Blue Water Price from: £9199
    • Aug 26th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3059
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5749 Brochure Price from: £7449 Brochure Price from: £9249
      Blue Water Price from: £3059 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4226 Blue Water Price from: £5461 Blue Water Price from: £7076 Blue Water Price from: £8786
  • September
    • Sep 25th - Budapest to Bucharest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3349
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5749 Brochure Price from: £7449 Brochure Price from: £9249
      Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £5699 Blue Water Price from: £7399 Blue Water Price from: £9199
    • Sep 30th - Bucharest to Budapest - Sailing on: SS Beatrice From: £3059
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5749 Brochure Price from: £7449 Brochure Price from: £9249
      Blue Water Price from: £3059 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4226 Blue Water Price from: £5461 Blue Water Price from: £7076 Blue Water Price from: £8786

Price Information

  • Flight supplement may apply in peak season.
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