Black Sea Voyage - River Danube Cruise towards the Black Sea

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 £1677pp

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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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Black Sea Voyage Itinerary

Day 1 - Budapest (Hungary)
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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 or a guided bicycle ride. (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. Alternatively take the Tito's Memorial Tour which includes the House of Flowers where the tomb of Josip Tito lies. Spend this afternoon at leisure or join a guided bicycle 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)
The 14th century castle, Baba Vida Fortress, sits over the Danube in Vidin. From here visit Belogradschik, a restored 6th century castle which has a stunning landscape of unusual rock formations. (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 the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest building in the world or tour the Historical centre. (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
  • "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
  • Gourmet dining
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • 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 English language on board
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • These prices do not include travel and transfers to and from the ship. We can arrange these to meet your requirements

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
Fly-cruise package from just £1809pp on selected 2015 dates! Save up to £940 per cabin! Includes overseas transfers and port charges
Exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

2014 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Rousse to Budapest

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Oct 27£1874£1824

2015 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Budapest to Rousse

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
May 11; Jun 08£1957£1907
Jul 06; Aug 03£1899£1849
Aug 31£2015£1965
Sep 28£2072£2022
Oct 26£1784£1734

Rousse to Budapest

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Apr 20£1727£1677
May 18£1957£1907
Jun 15; Jul 13; Aug 10£1899£1849
Sep 07; Oct 05£2072£2022
Nov 02£1727£1677
  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Cat E cabin. Single supplements available
  • Cabin Category Upgrade Supplements:
  • Twin Window Cat D - 2014: £155pp 2015: £187pp
  • French Balcony Cat C - 2014: £405pp 2015: £499pp
  • Twin Balcony Cat BB/BA - 2014: £718/780pp 2015: £811/936pp
  • Twin Balcony Cat AB/AA - 2014: £905/1030pp 2015: £1061/1186pp
  • Twin Balcony Suite Class S - 2014: £1655pp 2015: £1874pp
  • Port Charges: £100pp
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