Balkan Jewels

Sail along the mighty Danube through five contrasting countries and the spectacular Iron Gates on this luxury, all-inclusive voyage, with return flights from the UK, private home to airport transfers, unlimited complimentary drinks on board and exclusive Signature Experience

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7 nights from £1795pp

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Board your luxurious ship in the beautiful Romanian city of Giurgiu for this fascinating cruise along the River Danube through the dramatic Iron Gates to enchanting Budapest.

Explore the ancient city of Veliko Tarnovo or discover the World-Heritage listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo before cruising through the Iron Gates, one of Europe's natural wonders which forms a border between Serbia and Romania.

Hike up to the impressive 18th-century Petrovaradin Fortress at Novi Sad and see the historic landmarks of the Yugoslavian Civil War in the Croatian city of Vukovar. Continue along the Danube to Kalocsa for an exclusive Signature Experience. Enjoy a visit to the Folk Art Museum and a Paprika Manufacturer, before watching a traditional horse riding show at a farm in Puszta. An overnight stop in the Hungarian capital of Budapest gives ample time to see the famous sights, including the Hungarian Parliament and ornate Fisherman's Bastion.

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Balkan Jewels Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Bucharest (Romania) - Giurgiu

Fly from the UK to Bucharest and transfer to Giurgiu to board your luxury river ship. Welcome Dinner on board tonight. (D)

Day 2 - Rousse (Bulgaria)

Travel from Rousse to the ancient city of Veliko Tarnovo for a guided tour, or visit the churches, chapels and monasteries that have been hewn out of solid rock at Ivanovo. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Iron Gates (Serbia)

Relax on board and enjoy the views of the spectacular Iron Gates, one of Europe's natural wonders that forms the natural border between Serbia and Romania. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Novi Sad

Take a guided tour of lively Novi Sad, and the more active can hike up to Petrovaradin Fortress for panoramic views of the city and the Danube. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Vukovar (Croatia)

Visit the impressive landmarks of the Yugoslavian Civil War in Vukovar, or visit Ilok for a wine tour of this region which has been making wine since the 16th century. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Kalocsa (Hungary)

Discover Hungarian culture during your exclusive Signature Experience in the historical town of Kalocsa. Visit the Folk Art House, a Paprika manufacturer and a farm in Puszta for a traditional horse riding show followed by lunch. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Budapest

Discover the beauty of Buda and Pest with a tour accompanied by a local guide, hike to Castle Hill or join the culinary walking tour and sample local delicacies at Great Market Hall. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Budapest - UK

After breakfast, disembark ship and transfer to the 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 nights all-inclusive cruising in an outside cabin on AmaReina
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car within 75 miles of your chosen airport
  • Flights from regional UK airports with transfers between ship and airport
  • Complimentary beverages throughout the cruise
  • Room service and champagne on arrival for selected suite categories
  • Freedom of Choice Touring and Signature Experience
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Butler service for selected suite categories
  • In-cabin entertainment system with flat screen TV, keyboard, free internet access, film and music library
  • Choice of open seating dining venues including main restaurant, casual lounge and alfresco on selected evenings
  • Welcome Reception, Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Evening entertainment including music performances, folklore dances, lectures and piano interludes
  • Guided excursions in small groups with personal headsets
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • Port taxes

Special Features

  • Freedom of Choice Touring:
  • Rousse, Novi Sad, Vukovar and Budapest
  • Signature Experience:
  • Visit the Folk Art House and a Paprika Manufacturer, before enjoying a traditional horse show at the Puszta during your time in Kalocsa

Save £800 per couple! Book by 31 Oct 2017. Subject to availability


2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Ship: AmaReina
Apr 21£2195£1795

Price Information

  • Prices shown are based on two people sharing a Cat E cabin. Single supplements are also available on request.
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat D - £100pp
  • Cat C - £500pp
  • Cat B+ - £650pp
  • Cat T - £700pp
  • Cat T+ - £750pp
  • Cat P - £800pp
  • Cat P+ - £950pp
  • Royal Suite - £1650pp
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