Gems of Southeast Europe

A 7-night River Danube cruise through Eastern Europe, visiting the capital cities of Belgrade and Budapest, and cruising through the magnificent 'Iron Gates' to Rousse for a visit to the Romanian capital of Bucharest.

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7 nights from £2010pp

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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 Bucharest, known as the Paris of the east, where you can enjoy a visit to the Open Air Museum and the Palace of the Parliament.

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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. (D)

Day 2 - Mohacs - Pecs - Vukovar (Croatia)

From Mohacs take an excursion to Pecs, founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago. See the Turkish and Christian cultures visiting the Mosque Church, the largest surviving structure from the Ottoman times and the underground burial chambers. Also see St Peter's Basilica before returning to Mohacs. This afternoon enjoy a wine tasting excursion. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Vukovar - 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 visit a local winery in Ilok. Cruise to Novi Sad in Serbia and explore on a walking tour through the Old Town Centre and see the 18th century Austrian-Hungarian Petrovaradin Fortress. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Belgrade

Explore Belgrade, capital of Serbia and see the Kalemegdan Fortress and Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava on a panoramic 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 magnificent gorges between the southern Carpathian Mountains and the northwestern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Vidin (Bulgaria)

From Vidin, visit Belogadchik, a beautiful restored castle located in a stunning lancscape of unusual rock formations. Continue on to the Baba Vida Fortress, the only entirely perserved medieval castle in the country. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Giurgiu (Romania) - Bucharest - Rousse (Bulgaria)

Today visit the Open Air Museum in Bucharest which houses traditional architecture and buildings from rural Romania. After lunch visit enjoy free time in the Lipscani district, or take a guided tour of the Palace of the Parliament. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Rousse

Disembark the ship in Rousse. (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 French or the revolutionary Twin balconies
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner and bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers
  • "Culinary Delights - Bites and Sights" excursions
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • 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
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Port Charges

Cruise Extensions

  • Vienna and Istanbul Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night stay in Vienna and a 3-night stay in Istanbul. Prices for cruise and extension from £2611pp. Please contact us for details

Exclusive £50pp discount!


2016 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Budapest to Rousse

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Ship: AmaSerena
Jun 12; Aug 21£2075£2325
Ship: AmaSonata
Jul 18£2010£2260
Oct 10£2135£2385

Rousse to Budapest

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Ship: AmaSerena
Jun 19£2075£2325
Aug 28£2135£2385
Ship: AmaSonata
Jul 25; Oct 17£2010£2260

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Cat E cabin. Single supplements available
  • Cabin Category Upgrade Supplements:
  • Twin Window Cat D - £189pp
  • French Balcony Cat C - £560pp
  • Twin Balcony Cat BB/BA - £875/1000pp
  • Twin Balcony Cat AB/AA - £1125/1250pp
  • Twin Balcony Suite Class S - £2000pp
  • Port Charges - £105pp
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