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 £1675pp

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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
  • 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 on all departures! Prices shown include discount. Offer ends 30 Jan 2015
Save up to £945 per cabin - flight inclusive package from just £1809pp!

2015 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Budapest to Rousse

Departure Date Cruise Only from Flight Inclusive Package from
May 11; Jun 08£1905£2280
Jul 06£1849£2249
Aug 03£1849£1949
Aug 31£1965£2365
Sep 28£2019£2395
Oct 26£1735£2060

Rousse to Budapest

Departure Date Cruise Only from Flight Inclusive Package from
Apr 20£1675£1809
May 18£1905£2280
Jun 15£1849£2225
Jul 13£1849£2339
Aug 10£1849£1949
Sep 07£2019£2395
Oct 05£2019£2345
Nov 02£1675£1809
  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Cat E cabin. Single supplements available
  • Cabin Category Upgrade Supplements:
  • Twin Window Cat D - £187pp
  • French Balcony Cat C - £499pp
  • Twin Balcony Cat BB/BA - £811/936pp
  • Twin Balcony Cat AB/AA - £1061/1186pp
  • Twin Balcony Suite Class S - £1874pp
  • Port Charges: £100pp
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