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Highlights of Eastern Europe Bucharest - Budapest

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Unlimited drinks & included gratuities*

Sail with Uniworld, as seen on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald

Included shore excursions & free wi-fi*

5★ all-inclusive boutique river cruising*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 9 nights
  • Departs 28 Sep 2021
  • Sails from Bucharest
  • Ship River Duchess
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1623474‍

Your Itinerary

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest Tue 28 Sep 2021

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, in southern Romania, is the country's capital and commercial center. Its iconic landmark is the massive, communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building, which has 1,100 rooms. Nearby, the historic Lipscani district is home to an energetic nightlife scene as well as tiny Eastern Orthodox Stavropoleos Church and 15th-century Curtea Veche Palace, where Prince Vlad III (“The Impaler”) once ruled.

Bucharest, Romania Tue 28 Sep 2021

Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel for your two night stay

Bucharest, Romania Wed 29 Sep 2021

Find out more today about Vlad III – known in his heyday as Dracula or "Vlad the Impaler" on a visit to his tomb

★ Featured Excursions ★

Enjoy a guided tour of Ceausescu's Palace: the Dictator's private mansion

 

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, Romania Thu 30 Sep 2021

Cruises to Europe

Experience 20th Century Romania with a visit to the People’s Palace. Or, enjoy a walking tour with a local expert. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Bucharest, followed by a traditional three-course Romanian lunch at a local restaurant. Later, transfer to the port in Giurgiu and embark the ultra-luxurious S.S Beatrice for your seven night river cruise

★ Featured Excursions ★

Bucharest panoramic highlights tour OR "Do as the locals Do" Bucharest walking tour

Cruises around Europe

Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi or Rousse & Ivanovo) Fri 01 Oct 2021

Cruises around Europe

Rousse is sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant 19th Century mansions and public buildings. Explore the town after venturing to a pair of historic monasteries or spend the day visiting two historic hill towns

★ Featured Excursions ★

Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch OR in Rousse enjoy a "Do as the Locals Do" walking discovery tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries

Cruising the Danube River – Vidin, Bulgaria Sat 02 Oct 2021

Vidin once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests

★ Featured Excursions ★

Visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations

Cruising the Iron Gates – Golubac, Serbia Sun 03 Oct 2021

Cruise a stretch of gorges known as the Iron Gates. Later, explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinary wellpreserved medieval fortress. Look for Trajan’s Plaque, and Golubac Castle as you cruise the Danube river

★ Featured Excursions ★

Lepenski Vir archaeological park and Golubac Castle

Belgrade, Serbia Mon 04 Oct 2021

Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia, is one of Europe’s oldest cities, dating back some 7,000 years. Enjoy either a city tour that visits the palace or a guided bike ride

★ Featured Excursions ★

Belgrade city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace OR "Let's Go" "I Bike Belgrade" tour

Old City Wall and Church in the center of Vukovar

Vukovar (Osijek), Croatia – Cruising the Danube River Tue 05 Oct 2021

Old City Wall and Church in the center of Vukovar

Dock in Vukovar, Croatia’s biggest port, at the confluence of the Danube and Vuka rivers

★ Featured Excursions ★

Vucedol Culture museum and lunch at a family winery OR full day tour of Osijek with exclusive home-hosted lunch

Cruising the Danube River – Budapest, Hungary Wed 06 Oct 2021

Explore this dynamic and multi-faceted city with your choice of excursions, see it from a local’s perspective on an exclusive walking tour, or enjoy a panoramic tour of vibrant Budapest, Hungary’s capital

★ Featured Excursions ★

Budapest panoramic highlights & Opera tour or High street shopping OR enjoy "Do as the locals Do" Budapest walking tour

Budapest, Hungary Thu 07 Oct 2021

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to London

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest Thu 07 Oct 2021

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

What's included *

  • Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from Hermes and L’Occitane en Provence
  • In-suite butler service on all ships in Europe (not available in Russia & Portugal)
  • Stays at luxurious and centrally located five-star hotels where applicable
  • All gratuities on board and ashore including local guides and bus drivers (gratuities included vary in Russia and Asia)
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages on board including local wines, sparkling wines and champagne, craft beer and premium spirits (inclusions vary for Russia and Asia)
  • A variety of on board dining experiences with open seating and a casual-elegant dress code
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • Ship-wide Wi-Fi access (excludes Russia & Asia)
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Health & Sanitation Protocols: - All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation. - Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest. - All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via a complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices. For full details, please visit the Uniworld cruise line page. Health & Sanitation Protocol features may vary in Russia & Asia.
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Flexible Cancellation Terms
  • Plus, book a Balcony cabin or above by 8pm 26th July 2021 and receive a case of World Wines

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Classic

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Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes, and slippers

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Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes, and slippers

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French Balcony

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Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes, and slippers

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Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers Additional special amenities and services

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The Ship - River Duchess

  • Occupancy130
  • Length361 ft (110.03 m)
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The 130-passenger River Duchess is decorated in soft hues of blue and green complemented by soothing earth tones, providing a tranquil and elegant onboard ambiance. Enjoy spectacular and ever-changing views of Europe’s most enchanting waterways in the ship’s stylish Blue Danube Lounge, Palace Restaurant, or the La Motte Sky Lounge.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • 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
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Uniworld River Cruises

Does Uniworld have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Uniworld does have a flexible cancellation policy. Uniworld are currently allowing guests to change or suspend their cruise up to 60 days prior to departure on their European and exotic sailings departing in 2021.

Guests can rebook to any future cruise through to 2022.

Alternatively, guests can choose to receive a Future Cruise Credit equal to the number of funds received by Uniworld at the time of cancellation. The Future Cruise Credit can be used towards any 2021 or 2022 Uniworld sailing.

Please note Airfares booked through Uniworld are subject to airline cancellation fees. Further Cruise Line Terms & conditions apply. Standard cancellation rules apply for 2022 departures. 


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Uniworld ship?

If travelling with Uniworld, you will need to provide proof of one of the following:
1. Vaccination certificate showcasing you’re fully vaccinated with the final dose administered at least 14 days prior to travel
2. A verified and negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of embarkation
3. A verified and negative rapid antigen test taken within 72 hours of embarkation
 


Is there a dress code on board?

The dress code on board is smart casual. Uniworld River Cruises recommend wearing comfortable clothing and packing for a range of weather conditions.


Do Uniworld cater for special diets?

Uniworld River Cruises cater for most dietary needs (e.g. low fat, low calorie, gluten free, sugar free, vegetarian) as long they are alerted in advance. Please call us prior to sailing so we can inform Uniworld River Cruises.


Is there Wi-Fi on board?

Select ships offer complimentary Wi-Fi access.


Can I book shore excursions once on board?

Additional shore excursions can be booked with your Cruise Manager once on board.


Can I smoke on board?

Smoking is permitted on board each ship but restricted to the sun decks only. This policy applies to all forms of smoking materials including vapor e-cigarettes.


How do gratuities work?

Gratuities are included in the price of your cruise.


Last Updated: 05/05/2021

* Terms & Conditions

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Our ABTA membership and ATOL license protects your holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected. *Please note ATOL protection is only applicable to Fly Cruises*

Guests can change or suspend their Uniworld cruise up to 60 days prior to their departure date for Europe and Exotic programs departing in 2021 (without penalty) and can rebook on any future cruise through 2022 OR choose to receive a Future Travel Certificate equal to the number of funds received by Uniworld at the time of cancellation. Please note: All Flexible Cancellation Policies exclude all exclusive Reader Offers Limited Package Holidays. Standard cancellation rules apply for 2022 departures. 

We advise customers to keep up to date with the cruise lines COVID policies for insurance, life on board, shore excursions, vaccinations and testing prior to boarding.

Case of World Wines is based one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booked by 8pm 26th July. 

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