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Cruises to Ruse


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Enchantment of Eastern Europe | Bucharest to Budapest

Emerald Destiny 30 May 2024 8 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Bucharest

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Itinerary: Bucharest, Romania - Bucharest – Giurgiu, Romania - Rousse – Arbanasi & Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria - Vidin, Bulgaria - Kostolac, Serbia - Belgrade, Serbia - Osijek, Croatia -...
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Outside from £2,451pp

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Enchantment of Eastern Europe | Bucharest to Budapest

Emerald Destiny 05 Sep 2024 8 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Bucharest

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Included Gratuities & FREE Wi-Fi*

Itinerary: Bucharest, Romania - Bucharest – Giurgiu, Romania - Rousse – Arbanasi & Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria - Vidin, Bulgaria - Kostolac, Serbia - Belgrade, Serbia - Osijek, Croatia -...
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Outside from £2,759pp

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Enchantment of Eastern Europe | Bucharest to Budapest

Emerald Luna 22 May 2024 8 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Bucharest

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Itinerary: Bucharest, Romania - Bucharest – Giurgiu, Romania - Rousse – Arbanasi & Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria - Vidin, Bulgaria - Kostolac, Serbia - Belgrade, Serbia - Osijek, Croatia -...
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Suite from £3,834pp

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What to see in Ruse

Embarking on a journey through Ruse, one of Bulgaria’s most cultured and architecturally rich cities, reveals an array of activities that capture the essence of the nation’s beauty and historical depth.

Only a short walk from the port, the Ruse Regional Historical Museum serves as a treasure trove of Bulgarian history. Housed in the breathtaking Battenberg Palace, the museum’s exhibitions take you on a journey through prehistoric times, Thracian civilisation, Roman rule, the Bulgarian Renaissance and the Ottoman period, up to the present day. With over 140,000 artefacts, including ethnographic treasures, intricate jewellery and medieval weapons, the museum paints a vibrant picture of the region's storied past. Each room is a portal to a different era, with carefully curated displays that include detailed models of Roman fortresses and exquisite icons from the National Revival period.

Liberty Square is the beating heart of Ruse and a must-visit for anyone docking at the port. Begin with the Monument of Liberty, a striking emblem of the city that pays homage to those who fell for the liberation of Bulgaria. The square is framed by grand buildings with exquisite facades that showcase the city's architectural finesse. Visit the Ruse Opera House for a taste of high culture, or simply enjoy a leisurely coffee at one of the many elegant cafés, basking in the square’s vibrant atmosphere. In the evenings, the square comes alive with locals and visitors mingling, making it an excellent spot for people-watching and soaking up the local way of life.

Take a relaxing walk from the port along the banks of the Danube River, where the calm waters reflect the city’s silhouette and the blue skies above. The riverside park is perfect for a leisurely stroll, a jog or a picnic with views of passing ships and local fishermen. As you meander along the river, make your way to the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes. This solemn and poignant structure is a mausoleum and a monument dedicated to the memory of the heroes of the Bulgarian National Revival period. It’s a place of profound national pride and reflection, set within a peaceful park. The eternal flame and the guard of honour stand as perpetual tributes to those who fought for Bulgaria’s freedom.


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