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Balkan Gems With Transylvania & Bucharest

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FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service*

All sightseeing excursions included*

5★ all-inclusive luxury river cruising*

FREE Drinks, Wi-Fi & Gratuities Included*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 11 nights
  • Departs 21 Mar 2022
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship ms Amastella 2021
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1750599‍

Your Itinerary

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Mon 21 Mar 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Upon arrival in Budapest, transfer to the port and embark your luxury river ship (D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Tue 22 Mar 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, including Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore (B, L, D).

Mohacs

Mohacs, Hungary Wed 23 Mar 2022

Mohacs

Spend your day at your own leisure (B, L, D).

★ Freedom of Choice ★
History buffs can venture to the ancient city of Pecs. Or perhaps travel to Hungary’s renowned wine region in Villany for a tasting at a local winery. Otherwise, get active on a guided bike ride along the Danube River to an ancient water mill.

Old City Wall and Church in the center of Vukovar

Vukovar, Croatia Thu 24 Mar 2022

Old City Wall and Church in the center of Vukovar

Bearing battle scars from the Croatian War of Independence, Vukovar has risen strong and offers a rich history to discover (B, L, D).

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, Serbia Fri 25 Mar 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Spend your day at your leisure (B, L, D)

★ 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.

Iron Gates

Iron Gates Sat 26 Mar 2022

Iron Gates

Cruise through the Iron Gates and experience one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will encounter on this cruise. Your ship will ribbon its way through the series of gorges between Serbia and Romania (B, L, D).

Cruises around Europe

Rousse, Bulgaria Sun 27 Mar 2022

Cruises around Europe

Spend your day at your leisure (B, L, D)

★ Freedom of Choice ★
You might choose to explore the incredible World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo. This fascinating complex is made up of churches, chapels and monk cells that were carved into the rock during the 13th and 14th centuries. Alternatively, set out on a walking tour and discover Rousse, one of Bulgaria’s most elegant cities.

Giurgiu

Disembark Ship in Giurgiu - Two night hotel stay Brasov Mon 28 Mar 2022

Giurgiu

Disembark your ship and travel to the Slanic mine, Europe’s largest salt mine. Descend 208 metres underground to discover some of the 14 rooms, as well as the Salt Museum. The pure air inside the mine is known for its respiratory healing effects (B, D).

Later, continue to your hotel in Poiana Brasov, an alpine resort nestled in the Postavaru Mountains where you will enjoy a two night hotel stay 

Bran Castle

Brasov - Bran Tue 29 Mar 2022

Bran Castle

This morning will be spent exploring Bran Castle, also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle’. Perched atop a rocky hill overlooking the town of Bran, the castle’s striking orange turrets tower above a thick forest of trees in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains. Wander through its many rooms and admire the 19th-century antiques before continuing to Brasov for lunch. This afternoon, delve deeper into Brasov’s history on a walking tour (B, D).

Cruises to Europe

Brasov - Sinaia - Two night hotel stay in Bucharest Wed 30 Mar 2022

Cruises to Europe

A visit to Peles Castle awaits today, nestled at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains in the town of Sinaia. This neo-Renaissance masterpiece was commissioned by Romania’s first king, Carol I, and took 40 years to build. Enjoy free time for lunch in Sinaia then travel to Bucharest for a two-night hotel stay (B, D).

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, Romania Thu 31 Mar 2022

Cruises to Europe

Set out on a guided exploration of Bucharest’s Old City this morning. The area has recently undergone a decade of refurbishments, transforming the city’s historic core into a vibrant, walkable quarter. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before a visit to the Palace of the Parliament. Started in 1984, and still unfinished, this enormous building was constructed under the command of former dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and has over 3,000 rooms (B, D).

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, Romania Fri 01 Apr 2022

Cruises to Europe

Your journey comes to an end today after enjoying breakfast (B).

(please note the itinerary is based on 2021 and may differ day to day)

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 Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • Services of a APT 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
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • BOOK today with Just a Deposit and Pay Later*
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th June 2021 and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £60

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Twin Window Suites are among the largest entry-level suite categories on Europe's rivers. Featuring twin windows, they offer the comfort, size, amenities and sophistication of Panoramic Balcony Suites.

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Featured in almost all of our suites, our Panoramic Balcony Suites feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that slide open. This transforms your indoor seating area into an enclosed balcony, offering fresh air and unimpeded views of Europe’s waterways.

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Retreat to unimaginable luxury in your Owner’s Suite+. Measuring a huge 350 square feet, they present both a Panoramic Balcony and a large Outside Balcony.

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Twin Balcony Suites feature both a Panoramic Balcony and an Outside Balcony. With enhanced floor space, the style and design of these exclusive suites cannot be equaled.

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The Ship - ms Amastella 2021

  • Occupancy158
  • Length443 ft (135.03 m)
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Leading the way in luxury and comfort, Concerto River Ships represent a revolution in ship design. They are the grandest ships on Europe’s rivers and present a wealth of exclusive facilities and suites. Concerto River Ships are the only ships in Europe that present Twin Balcony Suites, featuring a large Outside Balcony and a Panoramic Balcony. The high staff-to-guest ratio onboard means you will experience incredible standards of service from APT.

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 APT Cruising

Does APT Cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Does APT Cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, APT Cruise does have a flexible cancellation policy. They are currently offering increased protection and flexibility allowing you to change the date of your 2021 or 2022 river cruise up to 100 days prior to departure with no change fee (airline fees may apply). To take advantage of this cover, you must book before 8pm 28th February 2021.


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

 

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations at least 14 days prior to travel. Please note this is subject to change.


Last updated: 22.06.21

* Terms & Conditions

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***Please be aware that APT have a new health and safety policy for cruising. Customers will have to have both doses of the COVID vaccination to travel on a APT & Travelmarvel cruise. If a customer will not have had both doses of their covid vaccination prior to departure, customers will be able to transfer to a later date. If there are any medical reasons why customers cannot have the covid vaccination APT/Travelmarvel will look at these on a case-by-case basis. APT will be increasing sanitation practices in all public areas, such as dining rooms and outside railings. These areas will be cleaned regularly with hospital grade cleaning products. Dining will also be more socially aware – APT will be offering multiple dining options in their restaurants to give passengers more space.***

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