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15 Day Voyage Through the Balkans

From £4,995pp

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FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service*

Shore excursions included*

5★ all-inclusive luxury river cruising*

Free drinks, wifi & included gratuities*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 27 Oct 2021
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship MS AmaReina
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1613439‍

Your Itinerary

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Wed 27 Oct 2021

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After dinner on board, set off on a twilight cruise through the city and be enchanted by the lights of the remarkable Hungarian capital (D)

Bratislava

Bratislava, Slovakia Thu 28 Oct 2021

Bratislava

Admire Bratislava on a guided tour

★Signature Experience★

Later, attend a traditional folklore show in the Old Town. Perhaps learn a few Slovak dance moves, before sampling some delicious local specialities (B,L,D)

Vienna

Vienna, Austria Fri 29 Oct 2021

Vienna

Today, take in a walking tour of Vienna

★Signature Experience★

This evening, head to the magnificent Liechtenstein’s City Palace and attend an exclusive Cocktail Reception and a private concert featuring classical masterpieces and an operatic recital (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Sat 30 Oct 2021

Austria, Danube river cruises

Enjoy a relaxing morning sailing to Budapest

★Signature Experience★

Enjoy a welcome reception at Budapest’s Royal Waiting Room, then board the Grand Empress steam train. Gödöllő Palace, a favourite residence of Elisabeth of Bavaria, is your destination. You’ll be shown through this monument of Hungarian aristocracy and architecture. Later, be treated like royalty with dinner served on board your train. (B,L,D)

Pecs

Mohacs - Pecs, Hungary Sun 31 Oct 2021

Pecs

★Freedom of Choice★

History buffs can venture to the ancient city of Pécs. Or perhaps travel to Hungary’s renowned wine region in Villány for a tasting at a local winery. Maybe get active on a guided bike ride through the Danube Floodplain to the village of Kölked. Here, visit its museum dedicated to the white storks which nest and feed in the area. (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, Serbia Mon 01 Nov 2021

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★Freedom of Choice★

Perhaps see the Belgrade Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava. If you’re feeling more physical, embark on a kayak tour along the Danube. Or gourmet lovers can partake in a cooking class. (B,L,D)

Iron Gates

Iron Gates Tue 02 Nov 2021

Iron Gates

Cruise through one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. Here, the Danube narrows as it winds through a series of magnificent gorges between Serbia and Romania (B,L,D)

Cruises to Europe

Giurgiu - Bucharest, Romania Wed 03 Nov 2021

Cruises to Europe

★Freedom of Choice★

Either visit the Palace of the Parliament, which is the second-largest administrative building in the world, or wander the open-air Village Museum and gain an insight into traditional Romanian life.

With an entire day in Bucharest, take in the wide tree-lined boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings, then walk through the Old City centre to the Royal Court, Stavropoleos Church and the Lipscani district. (B,L,D)

Cruises around Europe

Rousse - Veliko Tarnovo - Svishtov, Bulgaria Thu 04 Nov 2021

Cruises around Europe

Enjoy a choice of sightseeing in Veliko Târnovo.

★Freedom of Choice★

In Veliko Târnovo, a local expert will guide you through the city’s rich history. Alternatively, should you want to get a little more active, a walk through the rock monasteries is the ideal way to explore the World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo. (B,L,D)

Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Vidin - Belogradchik, Bulgaria Fri 05 Nov 2021

Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Explore Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin. Raised upon the remains of the ancient town of Bononia, the medieval castle dates back to the 10th century. Afterwards, venture to Belogradchik to uncover its ancient fortress on the northern slope of the Balkan mountains. You’ll also see the town’s unique rock formations. (B,L,D)

Scenic Cruising Sat 06 Nov 2021

The day is yours to relax on board, sleep in and take it easy, or awake early and take in stunning views from the Sun Deck. (B,L,D)

Old City Wall and Church in the center of Vukovar

Novi Sad - Ilok - Vukovar, Croatia Sun 07 Nov 2021

Old City Wall and Church in the center of Vukovar

Explore Novi Sad on a walking tour or take guided bike ride, then select your sightseeing.

★Freedom of Choice★

Wine lovers can head to a vineyard in Ilok, where a tasting allows you to appreciate the fertile soils that have been making wine since the 16th century. Otherwise in Vukovar, perhaps familiarise yourself with the poignant sites of the Yugoslavian Civil War. (B,L,D)

Puszta

Kalocsa - Puszta, Hungary Mon 08 Nov 2021

Puszta

★Signature Experience★

Uncover all things Hungarian today with a cultural cavalcade in Kalocsa, set right on the Danube. Local handicrafts and porcelain are on show at the Folk Art House, then visit a producer of one of Hungary’s spiciest exports, paprika.

Later, a farm in Puszta is the perfect setting for a stellar horse show and authentic Hungarian lunch. (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Tue 09 Nov 2021

Austria, Danube river cruises

★Freedom of Choice★

See the Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square on a guided tour. Alternatively, the active may like to hike to Gellert Hill, or perhaps enjoy a more relaxed culinary walking tour through Budapest’s Great Market Hall.

Later enjoy a farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

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Budapest, Hungary Wed 10 Nov 2021

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After breakfast disembark the ship

What's included *

  • All-Inclusive river cruising on board your 5★ award-winning luxury river cruise ship
  • All meals, COMPLIMENTARY drinks and included gratuities on board
  • FREE tea & coffee & bottled water replenished daily on board
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Butler, room service, complimentary laundry and Champagne on arrival for select suites
  • All sightseeing excursions included and an audio headset
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing - Let your curiosity come alive and tailor your holiday around your own interests - at no additional cost
  • Enriching and exclusive Signature Experiences
  • Cruise Director & expert local guides
  • Services of a Tour Director and local guides
  • Heated swimming pool & swim-up bar
  • Overseas transfers, port charges and tips
  • FREE home to airport transfers by private car up to 75 miles each way
  • Just a deposit to secure your holiday - then nothing to pay until 2021
  • Plus, book by 8pm 23rd October and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £40

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The Ship - MS AmaReina

  • Occupancy164
  • Length334 ft (101.80 m)
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  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
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