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