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Pearls of the Danube

Discover the towns and cities along the Danube, from spectacular Budapest to cosmopolitan Belgrade, and pass through the stunning scenery of the Iron Gates

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7 nights from £1294pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Budapest
  • Iron Gates
  • Belgrade
  • Novi Sad

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Flight-inclusive package from just £1957pp!

Pearls of the Danube Special Offer

This exciting cruise along the River Danube showcases superb architecture, fascinating history and beautiful scenery, with an excellent range of optional excursions.

The beautiful blue Danube unveils its most spectacular landscapes at the Iron Gates between the Carpathians and the Balkans. Discover cities such as Belgrade, a young and modern capital, with the chance to explore legendary sites such as Baile Herculane which is home to one of the oldest and most famous spas in Romania. Travel back through 2000 years of history in Pécs and Budapest, which will end a magical cruise.

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Pearls of the Danube - BTU_PP

Day 1 - Budapest (Hungary)

Embark your ship in Budapest and settle into your cabin. Presentation of the crew during the welcome cocktail and dinner on board this evening. Cruising during the night.

Day 2 - Mohacs - Osijek (Croatia)

Today's optional excursion is a visit to the beautiful Croatian city of Osijek which is home to an impressive 18th-century fortress.

Day 3 - Belgrade (Serbia)

Enjoy an optional excursion to Belgrade whose highlights include Tito's Memorial and the impressive Fortress Kalemegdan which overlooks the Sava and Danube Rivers. Enjoy an evening of traditional Serbian entertainment on board.

Day 4 - Orsova (Romania) - Iron Gates

Today there is an optional excursion to the spa towns of Baile Herculane and Orsova. Our ship will start sailing through the spectacular Iron Gates.

Day 5 - Novi Sad (Serbia) - Ilok (Croatia) - Vukovar

Join the optional visit to Novi Sad, the capital city of the autonomous region of Vojvodina, as well as the small city of Sremski Karlovci. There is also the chance to visit Ilok on an optional excursion to visit the medieval city and taste some local products. Return to the ship in Vukovar.

Day 6 - Mohacs (Hungary) - Kalocsa

Today there is an optional excursion to Pécs, a 2000-year-old jewel of a city. The afternoon will be spent cruising and there is an optional excursion to the Puszta. Tonight is the gala dinner and evening.

Day 7 - Budapest

This morning there is an optional tour of Budapest to discover Buda with its hills and valleys and Pest with its flat plain. There is time to explore the city further at leisure this afternoon, or join the optional excursion to the lovingly restored Baroque Royal Palace of Godollo.

Day 8 - Budapest

Disembark after breakfast on board.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board accommodation
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal on board spend
  • Gratuities

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.

2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Price Information

  • Single Supplement Standard Ship - £581
  • Single Supplement Premium Ship - £657; £698
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a third party price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts