• Pecs
  • Iron Gates

Wonders of Southeast Europe

Discover contrasting cities in Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria on this fantastic Danube cruise through Southeast Europe towards the Black Sea, with return flights from Manchester and guided shore excursions

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7 Nights from £2287pp

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See the iconic sights of Southeast Europe as you journey along the popular Danube River from Budapest to Rousse.

In Vukovar enjoy a guided city tour taking in the Ovcara Memorial, and admire the 18th-century Austrian-Hungarian Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad.

Discover the magnificent Orthodox Temple of St Sava and mighty Kalemegdan Fortress in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, before cruising the dramatic Iron Gates between the breathtaking Carpathian Mountains and Balkan Mountains. Visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress on an excursion from the beautiful town of Vidin and explore the ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo with its magnificent citadel.

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Day 1 : UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from Manchester to Budapest and transfer to your ship, moored in the heart of the city. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Gala Dinner before cruising past the city's illuminated sights. (D)

Day 2 : Mohacs - Pecs

From Mohacs take an excursion to Pecs, founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago. See St Peter's Basilica and Old Town Pecs before returning to Mohacs. There is the chance to discover the Szekszard wine region. (B,L,D)

Day 3 : Vukovar (Croatia) - 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 there is a wine-tasting excursion to Ilok. Cruise to Novi Sad in Serbia to explore the city on a walking tour through the Old Town Centre. For the more active there is a guided biking or hiking tour. Later this evening 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. This afternoon choose from three excursions: visit the mausoleum of Marshal Josip Broz Tito, first president of Yugoslavia; enjoy Serbian plum brandy and snacks at a local distillery; or join the guided bike tour through Belgrade. (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 majestic gorges between the southern Carpathian Mountains and the northwestern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Vidin (Bulgaria)

From Vidin, visit Belogradchik, a beautiful restored castle located in a stunning landscape of unusual rock formations. Continue on to the Baba Vida Fortress, the only entirely preserved medieval castle in the country. Alternatively, enjoy a Banitsa pastry and yoghurt tasting, or a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Giurgiu (Romania) - Veliko Tarnovo - Rousse (Bulgaria)

Today visit the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo, and tour the city's old citadel. Or, you may choose to visit Rousse then the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo, a group of monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries built into the side of a mountain. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : Giurgiu (Romania) - UK

Disembark the ship in Giurgiu and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Manchester. (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 the revolutionary Twin balconies
  • Return flights from Manchester and overseas transfers
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner and bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • 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
  • Port Charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities

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