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Gems of Southeast Europe

Journey through Eastern Europe towards the Black Sea through Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria with included shore excursions and drinks with meals

Cruise Only
7 nights from £2237pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Budapest
  • Iron Gates

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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

Enjoy scenic cruising as you journey to Mohacs. 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. There is then the opportunity to discover the Szekszard wine region, one of the oldest red-wine-growing areas in Hungary. (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 Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, on a city tour, which includes the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. Visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Serbian Royal Family; and then tour the House of Flowers, the mausoleum of Marshal Tito, who became the first President of Yugoslavia. Alternatively, you can hike to Belgrade Fortress. Later in the day, enjoy a taste of the region by sampling Serbian plum brandy, Šlivovitz, and delicious local delights at the Quburich Distillery. For those wishing a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour. (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 - 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Vienna and Istanbul Extension 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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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 21st - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £2469
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  • April
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    • Apr 11th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £2700
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    • Apr 18th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £2777
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    • Apr 25th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £2854
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  • May
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    • May 16th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £3161
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    • May 23rd - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £3161
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    • May 29th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaMagna From: £3392
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  • June
    • Jun 20th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £3161
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    • Jun 26th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaMagna From: £3392
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    • Jun 27th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £3161
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  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaMagna From: £3392
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    • Jul 11th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £3161
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    • Jul 18th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £3161
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  • August
    • Aug 8th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £2961
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    • Aug 22nd - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £3238
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  • September
    • Sep 12th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £3392
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    • Sep 19th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £3392
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  • October
    • Oct 10th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £3315
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    • Oct 17th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £3161
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    • Oct 24th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £3084
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  • November
    • Nov 7th - Budapest to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £2854
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    • Nov 14th - Giurgiu to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £2777
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