Enchantment of Eastern Europe | Budapest to Bucharest

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 8 nights
  • Departs 25 May 2019
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship Emerald Dawn
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1291907‍
  • Voyage code ‍EWBB250519.1‍

Your Itinerary

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Sat 25 May 2019

Austria, Danube river cruises

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark your award-winning Emerald Star-Ship for your seven night cruise. This evening, join your fellow guests for drinks and dinner (D).

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa, Hungary Sun 26 May 2019

Kalocsa, Hungary

This morning, sail out of Budapest towards Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary, famous for the production of paprika. In the afternoon, visit a local Puszta Horse Farm and enjoy a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of Magyar horsemen. Tonight, you will be invited to the Captain’s Gala Dinner

EmeraldPLUS: Visit to Puszta Horse Farm. (B, L, D)

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek, Croatia Mon 27 May 2019

Osijek, Croatia

Cruise into the border region of Croatia today, an area that was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence at the end of the communist era. Compare stories back at the ship and enjoy an evening of sailing further down the Danube into Serbia, where remnants of former conflicts can be regularly seen along the river banks. (B, L, D)

EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family

EmeraldPLUS: Meet students from the local village

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, Serbia Tue 28 May 2019

Austria, Danube river cruises

Serbia's vibrant capital awaits today, your city tour includes a visit to Tito's Memorial, the impressive Fortress Kalemegdan and St Sava Church which is the world's largest orthodox cathedral. (B, L, D)

EmeraldPLUS: Serbian Folklore Evening Show

DiscoverMORE: National Opera Theatre Tour (extra expense)

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Biking Tour

Kostolac, Serbia

Kostolac, Serbia Wed 29 May 2019

Kostolac, Serbia

Today you will embark on an incredible journey to the first and biggest architectural archaeological excavation in Eastern Europe, the Viminacium Archaeological Excavation Site and Museum. This site was one of the most important Roman cities and military camps in the period from 1st to 4th centuries. Its exceptional strategic importance was reflected both in the defence of the northern border of the Roman Empire and in turn of communications and commercial transactions. Return to the ship and sail through the narrow gorge between the European Alps and Carpathian Mountains, known as the Iron Gates. (B, L, D)

Vidin, Bulgaria Thu 30 May 2019

Visit a local vineyard with wine tasting and later visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress (B, L, D)

EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Belogradchik

Cruises around Europe

Rousse, Bulgaria Fri 31 May 2019

Cruises around Europe

Today your ship will cruise to Rousse and visit the impressive cliff top town of Veliko Tarnovo, the former capital of the Bulgarian empire known once as the 'city of the Tsars'. Visit the historic town of Arbanasi perched on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra River and lined with traditional houses. The town is known for its 17th and 18th century churches and many examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture. Tonight, join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner. (B, L, D)
 

EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Ivanovo Church
EmeraldPLUS: Choir Concert in Arbanasi

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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria Fri 31 May 2019

Cruises around Europe
Arbanassi, Bulgaria

Arbanassi, Bulgaria Fri 31 May 2019

Arbanassi, Bulgaria
Giurgiu

Giurgiu - Budapest Sat 01 Jun 2019

Giurgiu

This morning, disembark your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise and journey by road to Romania's capital, Bucharest. The city's wide avenues have a distinctly French feel; in fact, the city is often referred to as the Paris of the East. Overnight hotel stay including breakfast (B, D).

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, Romania Sun 02 Jun 2019

Cruises to Europe

Transfer to the airport for your flight home (B)

What's included *

  • Post-cruise hotel stay in Bucharest, Romania
  • Spacious full board accommodation on board Europe’s most innovative cruise ships
  • All meals throughout your river cruise from a healthy buffet breakfast to a five-course à la carte menu
  • Gratuities are included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bicycles for use ashore in select destinations
  • Overseas transfers
  • Shore excursions and guided tours almost everyday with personal headset
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Emerald ACTIVE programme with guided bicycle and walking tours
  • At least one extra-special EmeraldPLUS experience offering greater insight into the culture, cuisine and lifestyle of the given destination
  • Return economy flights from a selection of airports
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew
  • Brexit Travel Assurance - no price increase guarantee

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Emerald Stateroom

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All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they’re bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money. Included in your stateroom: Picture window (approximately 1500mm L X 340mm H) | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge

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Owner's One-bedroom Suite

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Owner’s One-bedroom Suites have a bedroom which closes off from the rest of the cabin and a separate lounge area. They also include special features, like two sinks in the spacious bathroom, a walk-in wardrobe, iPad, a complimentary Nespresso machine and a complimentary mini-bar restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks. You can order a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats to enjoy in your suite’s lounge or outdoors on your balcony too. Your suite includes: Outdoor private balcony with open-air system | Separate bedroom and lounge area | Large bathroom with two basins, shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers | Walk-in wardrobe | Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary Nespresso machine | Complimentary WiFi | Use of an iPad | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Pillow menu | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite | Four items of laundry a day | Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table

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Emerald Grand Balcony Suite

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Grand Balcony Suites boasts a number of fantastic inclusions, such as an in-suite Nespresso machine – an added home comfort that means that you can relax with a hot beverage at any time, day or night. You’ll also have the option to order a delicious continental breakfast to enjoy on the balcony. And for the perfect start and finish to your evening meal, you can enjoy pre-dinner canapés and after dinner sweet treats courtesy of your exclusive room service, which is included in the price of your suite. Included in your suite: Outdoor private balcony with open-air system | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers | In-suite mini-bar available at own expense | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary Nespresso machine | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Pillow menu | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite | Two items of laundry a day | Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table

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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

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The Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite is a completely new type of cabin that’s unique to European river cruising. These spectacular suites boast a revolutionary indoor balcony design, complete with decking area, table and chairs – generating an entirely new space for you to enjoy the landscapes you pass. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery to bring the outdoors in. Included in your suite: Indoor balcony with open-air system | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge

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The Ship - Emerald Dawn

Guiding you past some of Europe’s most beautiful stretches of countryside and through some of the continent’s most vibrant and enchanting cities; Emerald Sky ensures every minute of your holiday is exceptionally comfortable and enjoyable. From the spacious suites and staterooms to the contemporary, sophisticated public spaces, every inch of Emerald Sky has been considered. Navigating the rivers Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle; the Emerald Star, Sky, Sun, Dawn and Destiny can guide you through some of Europe’s most magical stretches of water and help you explore many of the continent’s most arresting and enchanting cities. The five sister vessels, boasting a modest capacity of 182 guests apiece, are all blessed with a selection of wonderful amenities and features. Our brand new Emerald ‘Star Ships’, the Emerald Dawn and the Emerald Sun, have made their debut voyages and have received high marks from our guests. You’ll enjoy all the same great features, including our open air system in the balcony suites and the indoor/ outdoor pool area, that make the “Star Ships” the 2014 Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick award winners for best new river ships. No matter which river cruise you choose, all your meals on-board the ship; beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; on-shore excursions and touring; a special selection of EmeraldPLUS experiences; all travel and transfers from selected airports; and all tipping are included in the price. It’s what we like to call ‘Exceptional Emerald Value’. Step on to an award-winning ship where the spacious Sun Deck offers panoramic views of the stunning scenery. Relax in the fresh air while enjoying a light lunch and a glass of wine al-fresco on The Terrace. Enjoy insightful excursions in every port at no extra cost and we take care of tipping so you don’t have to think about it. You wouldn’t expect all this from a river cruise, but on an Emerald Waterways river cruise, you can look forward to it.

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Emerald Waterways guarantee no price increase or surcharges on our advertised Emerald Waterways cruises or tour prices when booked before 29th March 2019. Emerald Waterways reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time.

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