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Budapest To The Black Sea River Cruise

Gems Of Eastern Europe

15 days from only $5,609pp

Experience more with so much included

  • 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

Selected departures June to September 2019 & April to October 2020

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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 (speeds may vary)
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, 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, 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 full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day minus one lunch; 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, coach travel as mentioned,  and the services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge.

Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

Your Choice of Drinks


 

14 night drinks package available from $389 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers superb value and includes a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

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 see our dining information.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team. 

On-board Credit

Enjoy €400 on-board credit
 

On selected departures we're now offering up to €400 of on-board credit! There's no need to enter any promotional codes as your on-board credit will be added to your booking automatically, ready for you to spend when you start your holiday.

Your on-board credit can be redeemed against any on-board purchases - from drinks in the bistros to massages in the spa, from a new hair cut in the salon to any item from the boutique. Your credit can even be used for gratuities.

If you've already booked an applicable river cruise with us, don't worry, the credit will already be applied to your booking for you.

Based on two people sharing a cabin. Sole occupancy cabins will receive €200 on-board credit.

Selected departures: 1st May 2020, 29th May 2020, 28th September 2020

Useful Information

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.

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

Useful Information

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 email us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro (ship), Forint (Hungary), Lev (Bulgaria), Leu (Romanian), Kuna (Croatia)
  • Deposit: $500 per person
  • Language: Serbian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Croatian, Hungarian
  • Time zone: GMT+1 / +2
  • Country: Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Hungary

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