Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Eastern Europe Discovery

This incredible cruise along the Danube towards the Black Sea takes in five contrasting countries, with highlights including the spectacular Iron Gates and the opportunity to visit the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta

Cruise Only
8 nights from £1246pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
  • National Assembly, Belgrade
  • St Sava Temple, Belgrade
  • Iron Gates

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Save 15% on 2021 departures! Book by 31 Aug 2020. Prices shown include discounts

Eastern Europe Discovery Special Offer

Venture deep into the heart of Eastern Europe on this exciting voyage along the Danube towards the Black Sea, taking in the intriguing cities of Osijek and Belgrade and the famous Iron Gates, with the opportunity to visit the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta.

Join your ship in the Hungarian capital of Budapest and cruise to the beautiful Croatian city of Osijek, home to the impressive St Peter's and St Paul's Basilica and a mighty 18th-century fortress. Continue to Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia, and on to Belgrade, the country's fascinating capital. Optional tours showcase the city's main sights, including the National Theatre, Royal Palace and the Orthodox Temple of St Sava.

Admire breathtaking scenery as you navigate the stunning Iron Gates, a gorge separating Serbia and Romania. Enjoy lunch in Veliko Tarnovo overlooking the impressive fortress ruins, before exploring Arbanassi, renowned for its monuments. Take the opportunity to discover the Renaissance architecture of Ruse and incredible monuments of Bucharest.

Founded in 600 BC, Constanta is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania and offers a mix of architectural styles, evident in the Orthodox cathedral and Grand Mosque. Continue to Crisan, your gateway to the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta, home to an abundance of wildlife.

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BUE_PP: Eastern Europe Discovery Itinerary

Day 1 - Budapest (Hungary)

Board your ship in Budapest and enjoy a welcome cocktail. Tonight, have your first dinner on board and set sail towards Mohacs.

Day 2 - Mohacs - Osijek (Croatia)

Perhaps join an aerobics class and onboard entertainment, before arriving in Osijek. This afternoon, there are two optional excursions. The first is a guided city tour taking in St Peter's and St Paul's Basilica, the old city with its 18th-century fortress, and the Holy Trinity Statue. Alternatively, explore Osijek by bike. Later, rejoin the ship and cruise to Novi Sad, whilst enjoying an evening of entertainment on board.

Day 3 - Novi Sad - Belgrade (Serbia)

Take the opportunity to see the sights of Novi Sad on an optional guided tour, followed by a drive to Sremski Karlovci. Later, the ship will cruise to Belgrade where there are two optional excursions. Take the city tour of Belgrade or explore by bike. Rejoin the ship for an evening on dancing on board.

Day 4 - Iron Gates

Spend the day cruising the River Danube, passing the dramatic Iron Gates, a gorge separating Serbia and Romania. Cruise through the night.

Day 5 - Ruse (Bulgaria)

Early morning arrival in Ruse. Spend the day exploring. Visit Veliko Tarnovo on an optional excursion, the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire before heading to Arbanassi which is renowned for its incredible monuments.

Day 6 - Ruse - Oltenita (Romania)

This morning there is an optional excursion showcasing Ruse's large squares, wide avenues and impressive monuments which bear testament to Renaissance architecture. Later, rejoin the ship and cruise to Giurgiu, from where you can take the optional tour of Bucharest which includes a visit to the Village Museum where you can learn about traditional village life. Afterwards, the ship cruises to Cernavoda/Fetesti. Gala dinner and evening on board. Cruise through the night.

Day 7 - Cernavoda/Fetesti - Sulina

Arrive in Cernavoda/Fetesti and perhaps join the optional full-day tour to Constanta, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania. Discover a fascinating mix of architectural styles, most evident in the magnificent Orthodox cathedral and opulent Grand Mosque. Lunch is in a local restaurant. Later, rejoin the ship and cruise to Murfatlar, where some of Romania's best wines are produced. There is a tasting in a wine cellar. Back on board, there is an evening of entertainment.

Day 8 - Sulina - Crisan - Tulcea

Arrive in Sulina, located at the mouth of the River Danube, before continuing to Crisan. Today's optional excursions visit the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta where the Black Sea meets the Danube. It is home to a variety of wildlife. Back on board, the ship cruises to Tulcea. This evening, enjoy dinner and traditional Romanian entertainment.

Day 9 - Tulcea

After breakfast, disembark the ship.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 8 nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and overseas transfers - we can arrange these to suit your requirements
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board availability permitting)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 24th - Budapest to Tulcea - Sailing on: LEurope From: £1373
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      Cruise Only from: £1373 Cruise Only from: £1549 Cruise Only from: £1576 Cruise Only from: £2039 Cruise Only from: £2215 Cruise Only from: £2242
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2023 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2199 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2226 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2689 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2865 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2892
  • September
    • Sep 24th - Tulcea to Budapest - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £1629
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      Cruise Only from: £1629 Cruise Only from: £1832 Cruise Only from: £1859 Cruise Only from: £2394 Cruise Only from: £2597 Cruise Only from: £2624
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2279 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2482 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2509 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3044 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3247 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3274
  • October
    • Oct 7th - Budapest to Tulcea - Sailing on: LEurope From: £1422
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      Cruise Only from: £1422 Cruise Only from: £1598 Cruise Only from: £1625 Cruise Only from: £2088 Cruise Only from: £2264 Cruise Only from: £2291
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2072 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2248 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2275 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2738 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2914 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2941

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 5th - Tulcea to Budapest - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £1458
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      Cruise Only from: £1458 Cruise Only from: £1661 Cruise Only from: £1688 Cruise Only from: £1688 Cruise Only from: £1891 Cruise Only from: £1918 Cruise Only from: £2223 Cruise Only from: £2426 Cruise Only from: £2453
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    • May 17th - Budapest to Tulcea - Sailing on: LEurope From: £1246
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    • May 30th - Budapest to Tulcea - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £1458
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  • July
    • Jul 21st - Tulcea to Budapest - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £1412
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    • Jul 25th - Budapest to Tulcea - Sailing on: LEurope From: £1412
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      Cruise Only from: £1412 Cruise Only from: £1588 Cruise Only from: £1615 Cruise Only from: £1615 Cruise Only from: £1791 Cruise Only from: £1818 Cruise Only from: £2078 Cruise Only from: £2254 Cruise Only from: £2281
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  • September
    • Sep 7th - Tulcea to Budapest - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £1458
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      Cruise Only from: £1458 Cruise Only from: £1661 Cruise Only from: £1688 Cruise Only from: £1688 Cruise Only from: £1891 Cruise Only from: £1918 Cruise Only from: £2223 Cruise Only from: £2426 Cruise Only from: £2453
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    • Sep 15th - Budapest to Tulcea - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £1458
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1458 Cruise Only from: £1661 Cruise Only from: £1688 Cruise Only from: £1688 Cruise Only from: £1891 Cruise Only from: £1918 Cruise Only from: £2223 Cruise Only from: £2426 Cruise Only from: £2453
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  • October
    • Oct 13th - Tulcea to Budapest - Sailing on: LEurope From: £1246
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Map for Eastern Europe Discovery