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

Budapest To The Black Sea River Cruise

Gems Of Eastern Europe

15 days from only $5,879pp

Selected departures up to October 2020 & 2021

Experience more with so much included

  • Sixteen visits and tours, including guided tours in Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Novi Sad, Kalocsa, 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 the ancient city of Constanta
  • Fourteen nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views 
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure (except one lunch), including welcome cocktails, a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner 
  • Spectacular cruising through the magnificent Iron Gates Gorge
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides 
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge 
  • No surcharges guaranteed
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At a Glance
14 nights on board a 5-star ship
16 visits & tours
Full board (except one lunch)
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & taxes
 

Overview

On this incredible river cruise through the Balkans, we start by exploring the stunning sights of Kalocsa 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, on the final leg of this stunning river cruise we discover the imperial city of two halves – Budapest.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • All meals except lunch on day six
  • Morning/afternoon tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge

Our Drinks Package


 

14 night drinks package available from $389 per person

Tea, coffee and water will be served complimentary throughout your cruise, but should you wish to indulge in a glass of wine or a beer with your lunch or dinner, we would recommend adding our drinks package to your booking.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please click here.

To purchase the drinks package please contact us.

Please note that drinks packages must be purchased by all guests occupying the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. The bar menu is an example, with brands and prices varying across ships and itineraries.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currencies: Euro (ship), Forint (Hungary), Lev (Bulgaria), Leu (Romania), Kuna (Croatia), Dinar (Serbia)
  • Deposit: $500 per person
  • Time Zone: GMT+1 / +2
  • Countries: Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Hungary

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Visa Information

Visit https://smartraveller.gov.au for comprehensive travel advice. You will find current information on passport, visa and entry requirements for the country or countries to which you intend to travel, along with advice on money, local laws and customs.

Visit www.healthdirect.gov.au/travel-health-advice for travel health guidance, which includes information on travelling with medicine.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

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