Budapest To The Black Sea - Gems Of Eastern Europe River Cruise

15 days from only $4,549pp

Discover extraordinary scenery and explore the architectural and cultural heritage of towns and cities that are steeped in history and tradition, once beyond the Iron Curtain.

PERFECT FOR... Discovering extraordinary scenery, and exploring the architectural and cultural heritage of towns and cities that are steeped in history and tradition, once beyond the Iron Curtain

  • See Kalocsa cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and Paprika Museum
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Pecs
  • Take a scenic drive into the ‘Puszta’ and watch a performance by some of the regions most skilled horsemen
  • Tour the historic city of Belgrade seeing the magnificent Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge and pass through the Djerdap locks
  • Visit Pleven, the scene of a major battle during the Russo-Turkish War and the Pleven Panorama depicting these historic events
  • Guided tour of Bucharest, seeing the main sights of this beautiful city
  • Experience the vast nature of the Danube Delta
  • Visit the ancient Romanian port of Constanta on the Black Sea
  • Visit the fascinating Veliko Tarnovo, the village of Arbanassi and its ancient Church of the Nativity, plus the magnificent Churches of Ivanovo
  • Take a scenic drive to the spectacular rock formations at Belogradchik
  • Visit Lepenski Vir, one of the most important Mesolithic archaeological sites in Serbia
  • Enjoy a guided tour of cosmopolitan Novi Sad, with its historic Old Town
  • Visit Budapest and enjoy a guided tour
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your day of departure (except one lunch), including welcome cocktails and dinner, plus the Captain’s Dinner
 
At a Glance
Country: Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Hungary
Currencies: Euro, Forint
Deposit: $400 per person
 

Overview

On this incredible journey through the Balkans, we start by exploring the stunning sights of Kalocsa, Pecs and Belgrade with its magnificent Kalemegdan Fortress. Then it’s off to Pleven passing through the Iron Gates Gorge and the Djerdap locks before visiting Bucharest. Known as ‘little Paris’ this gem of a capital city will capture your heart with its romantic buildings and tree-lined boulevards. Then we explore the very best of The Danube Delta and enjoy a cruise through Europe’s largest area of wetlands and marshlands – a UNESCO-listed site. From here we see Constanta where you can explore it’s charming Old Town and museums, Veliko Tarnovo and the village of Arbanassi. After taking a scenic drive to the spectacular rock formations at Belogradchik we visit Lepenski Vir – one of the most important Mesolithic archaeological sites in Serbia before travelling to Novi Sad, Osijek and Vukovar. Finally, we discover the imperial city of two halves – Budapest.

Your Itinerary

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Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, coach travel as mentioned and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

Drinks Package

A drinks package is available, at a cost of $259 per person for this cruise. This includes the following with lunch and dinner: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rose house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu.

The drinks package must be added to your booking prior to departure you can do this by calling the reservations team. 

Relax, all this is included

  • 14 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, all with river views
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival to breakfast on your day of departure (except one lunch), including welcome cocktails, a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner
  • 16 visits and tours including guided tours in Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Novi Sad, Kalocsa, Pecs, Osijek, Vukovar and Pleven; a scenic drive into the Puszta with an equestrian show; a cruise into the Danube Delta; guided visits to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, the churches of Ivanovo, the rock formations at Belogradchik, and the Mesolithic archaeological site of Lepenski Vir; and a visit to ancient city of Constanta
  • Spectacular cruising through the magnificent Iron Gates Gorge
  • Complimentary coffee and tea on board all day
  • Complimentary water in your cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • 5-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and tour manager
  • All port charges
  • No surcharges guaranteed

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