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Enchantment of Eastern Europe | Bucharest to Budapest

From £2,689pp

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Shore excursions included*

Hotel stay in Bucharest included*

Wi-fi & gratuities included*

Free unlimited drinks package for all bookings*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 8 nights
  • Departs 29 Sep 2021
  • Sails from Bucharest, Romania
  • Ship Emerald Sun
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1590550‍
  • Voyage code ‍EWBB290921.2‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London to Bucharest, Romania Wed 29 Sep 2021

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, Romania Wed 29 Sep 2021

Cruises to Europe

Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel for your overnight stay. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome cocktail reception (D)

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest – Giurgiu, Romania Thu 30 Sep 2021

Cruises to Europe

This morning, drive through the streets and boulevards of Bucharest on a guided city tour, which includes the enormous Palace of the Parliament. Later, transfer to Giurgiu, where you’ll board your award-winning Emerald Waterways Star-Ship (B,D)

Samundzhi village area Ruse district Bulgaria

Rousse – Arbanasi & Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria Fri 01 Oct 2021

Samundzhi village area Ruse district Bulgaria

Today, cruise to Rousse and take a coach ride to the town of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi. Veliko Tarnovo was 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. Tonight, join your Captain for a welcome reception and dinner (B,L,D)
EmeraldPLUS: Choir concert in Arbanasi
EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Ivanovo Church

Vidin, Bulgaria Sat 02 Oct 2021

Sail upstream and dock on the most Western town in Bulgaria, Vidin. Enjoy a tour visiting a local vineyard with wine tasting. Later, visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress (B,L,D)
EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Belogradchik

Kostolac, Serbia

Kostolac, Serbia Sun 03 Oct 2021

Kostolac, Serbia

Today, visit 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 from 1st to 4th centuries. Return to your ship and spend the afternoon sailing the narrow gorge known as the Iron Gates (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, Serbia Mon 04 Oct 2021

Austria, Danube river cruises

Enjoy a city tour including 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
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided biking tour

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek, Croatia Tue 05 Oct 2021

Osijek, Croatia

Cruise into the border region of Croatia, an area heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence. Enjoy an evening of sailing further upstream towards Hungary. Tonight, join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner (B,L,D)
EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted lunch with a Croatian Family
EmeraldPLUS: Meet students from the local village

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa - Budapest, Hungary Wed 06 Oct 2021

Kalocsa, Hungary

Arrive in Kalocsa, famous for the production of paprika. This morning, visit a local Puszta Horse Farm and enjoy a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of Magyar horseman (B,L,D)
EmeraldPLUS: Visit to Puszta Horse Farm
EmeraldPLUS: Evening cruise of Budapest

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Thu 07 Oct 2021

Austria, Danube river cruises

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to London

(regional flights may be available on request) (B)

Arrive in London Thu 07 Oct 2021

What's included *

  • INCREDIBLE SAVINGS of £1,200
  • Seven nights of deluxe river cruising including:
  • FREE Unlimited Drinks Package for ALL bookings when you book by 8:30pm 31st August 2020
  • FREE on board spend of up to €100 for all bookings
  • OVERNIGHT hotel stay in Bucharest, including breakfast
  • Return flights available from a range of regional airports – please call for more details (other regional may be available on request)
  • 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
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Just a deposit to secure your holiday - then nothing to pay until 2021
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8.30pm 16th August 2020 and receive a FREE Trio of British Wine

2021 Enchantment of Eastern Europe River Cruises

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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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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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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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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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The Ship - Emerald Sun

The five sister vessels, boasting a modest capacity of 182 guests apiece, are all blessed with a selection of wonderful amenities and features. At the very heart of every Star-Ship in the Emerald Waterways fleet is the Horizon Bar & Lounge. A contemporary, chic social space; the lounge is equipped with a comprehensively-stocked bar, skilled bartenders, help-yourself hot drinks facilities and a generous offering of plush seating and sofas.

What's on board

Sky Barbecue - Golf Putting Green - Club Swimming Pool, Bar & Evening Cinema - Retractable Roof - The Terrce - Horizon Bar - Reflectionss Restaurant - Fitness room - Beauty Center

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* Terms & Conditions

Fares are per person based on two adults sharing a stateroom/suite except single staterooms/suites. Offers advertised are subject to availability at the time of booking. Fares advertised may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Booking conditions of Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Emerald Waterways and Reader Offers Limited Agency Terms of Business apply. Offers advertised apply to new bookings only. Savings are based on two adults sharing a stateroom/suite and is based on the difference between the full brochure fare and the early booking selling fare. Free drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&C’s. Flights are based on London, Norwich, East Midlands, Bristol, Humberside, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh departures; all other regional flights are available at a supplement and are subject to availability. Indoor pool/cinema is not available on Emerald Radiance (Douro Cruise) instead there is a serenity pool on the sun deck. WiFi service cannot be guaranteed and is subject to the cruise lines terms and conditions. Tours may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions, are subject to change and further t&c’s apply. On board spend is per cabin. Please note itineraries are subject to change. Normal cruise miles terms & condition apply. are included as stated B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. E&OE.

Trio of Wine is based on one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View or above by 8.30pm 16th August 2020. 

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