Gems of South East Europe
FRC-161096/155041 Danube
8 Nights from
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Cruise prices are per person

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person

Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price.

Cabin Upgrades:

AmaCerto & AmaSerena

D Piano Window £199
C Violin & Cello French Balcony £599
BB Cello French/Outside Balcony £933
BA Violin French/Outside Balcony £1,066
AB Cello French/Outside Balcony £1,199
AA Violin French/Outside Balcony £1,333
AA+ Violin French/Outside Balcony £1,733
SS Violin French/Outside Balcony £2,133

At A Glance

What's Included

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Illuminations Cruise in Budapest
  • Belogradchik excursion and Baba Vida Fortress visit
  • Quburich Brandy tasting
  • All onboard meals
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tours and excursions
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Cocktail receptiona and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Spa & Fitness Room
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance, visas, excess baggage fees etc.
  • Salon & Massage Services
  • Beverages and food not on the regular table d’hôte menu
  • Governmental or local taxes/ fees and fuel surcharges
  • Airfare and overseas transfers
Day 1
Budapest, Hungary

The River Danube plays a vital role in the build-up of the Hungarian capital of Budapest. It flows right through the heart of the city and has led to the construction of seven magnificent bridges - which connect the old city of Buda, on the right bank, with more modern city of Pest, on the left bank. One of the city’s instantly recognisable highlights is the Hungarian parliament building – a spectacular structure which sits beside the Danube. Venture into Budapest, wander its many streets, and you will discover St. Matthias Church, which was originally built in Romanesque style in the 11th century, but later rebuilt in Gothic style, in the 14th century.

Day 2
Mohacs, Hungary

The river port and industrial town of Mohács sits on the banks of the Danube River, in southern Hungary, close to the Croatian and Serbian borders. It is best known for its battlefield, of which was the site of a major battle in 1526 between Hungarians and Turkish forces. The Hungarians were defeated, which led to Hungary becoming part of the Ottoman Empire.

Day 3
Vukovar, Slovenia

Vukovar is home to Croatia's biggest river port and can be found where the Vuka River meets the Danube. The city’s name literally means ‘fortress on the Vuka River’ and each year it holds a film festival that celebrates movies produced in the Danube area.

Despite a dark past that includes the Vukovar Massacre and the Croatian War of Independence, the city has worked hard to create a modern feel but still maintain its historical past. A memorial commemorates those who lost their lives and the Heritage Museum highlights events from prehistory to today.

Day 3
Novi Sad, Serbia

The second largest city in Serbia, Novi Sad cuts an impressive figure along the banks of the Danube River. Dominated, by one of the largest fortifications in Europe, the mighty fortress of Petrovaradin, the city offers a range of ethnically mixed sites, buildings and landmarks to enjoy.  As well as being the administrative centre, Novi Sad is also a great cultural centre of the Vojvodina region. The city’s cultural offerings include the Serbian National theatre, a University, an art academy, an array of museums and The Magistrate Building, an exquisite example of empire architecture.

Day 3
Danube River, Rivers

Flowing a total distance of 1,770 miles, the Danube is regarded as the second longest river in Europe. Flowing from the Black Forest Mountains of western Germany, it can take river cruisers on a journey through some of Europe’s most fascinating towns, cities, and landmarks. It passes through nine countries including: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine. It is known as the river of Mozart symphonies and Strauss waltzes, due to the fact it is lined with castles and fortresses that date back to a period where it provided a border between empires.

Many river cruises begin in the Bavarian city of Passau, but some cruises will combine the Rhine and Danube via the Main Canal.

Day 4
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and is located the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. Its name means “White City” and since Serbia gained status as an independent nation in 2006, it has become one of south-eastern Europe’s must-visit destinations. It is home to St Sava Church, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. After the original idea was put forward in 1895, construction of the church began 40 years later, in 1935, and was completed in 1989. Kalemegdan is the site of a former Belgrade fortress, which now serves as the central park of Belgrade and is the best place in the city to view the confluence of the rivers and the gorgeous sunset.

Day 5
Iron Gate, Romania

The Djerdap gorge system on the Danube River divides the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains and forms a boundary between Romania and former Yugoslavia. The last gorge in this system is the Iron Gate, which is two miles long and 530 feet wide. Its towering rock cliffs have helped establish it as one of Europe’s most dramatic natural wonders. The history of this gorge extends back to the 2nd century, when Trajan, a Roman Emperor, ordered a road and stone bridge be built as Kladovo. In 1972, a dam and hydro-electric station was constructed which led to the creation of a 150-km lake.

Day 6
Vidin, Bulgaria

Located in the extreme north-western region of Bulgaria is the port town of Vidin, which is renowned for its architecture. The 14th century Fortress of Baba Vida with its thick walls and beautiful towers is a wonderfully-preserved landmark. Take a stroll along the banks of the river and soak in the beautiful setting of this town. It is also worth noting that Vidin is highly renowned for its wines and there is annual fair dedicated to the produce of the local grape.

Day 7
Giurgiu, Romania

The southern Romanian city of Giurgiu is situated on the north bank of the Danube River, 40 miles south of Bucharest. It was originally established as a Genoese citadel known as San Giorgio, which was established in 1403 on the island in front of which Giurgiu. In 1417, it was conquered by the Turks and remained under their control until 1829, when the Peace of Adrianople returned it to Walachia. Some of the city’s most significant sights include the Church of St. Nicholas, which was built in 1830 by Nicholas I, tsar of Russia.

Day 8
Russe, Bulgaria

Located along the River Danube in northern Bulgaria is the city of Russe. The biggest river port on the Danube, Russe was once a garrison port of the Roman Danube fleets. Russe has been ruled by many nations over the centuries and enjoyed many reinventions, from the original 1st century Romans to the Ottoman Empire of the 1800s meaning there is a rich mix of cultures and architecture to be found. The main attraction of the city is also its oldest building, the Russian-style Church of Sveta Troitsa, which features many incredibly well-preserved murals.

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