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Balkan Jewels with Bucharest & Transylvannia

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Private UK Chauffeur Service Included*

Hotel stay in Bucharest included*

Free drinks, shore excursions & gratuities included*

Early bookings savings of up to £800*

Cruise Overview

  • Duration 11 nights
  • Departs 24 Mar 2022
  • Sails from Giurgiu, Romania
  • Ship MS AmaStella
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1750605‍
  • Voyage code ‍EUJCBB12F‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London to Budapest Thu 24 Mar 2022

Regional and premium class flights may be available on request


Two night Stay Bucharest, Romania Thu 24 Mar 2022


Upon arrival in Bucharest, you will be transferred to your hotel for your two-night stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel (D)

Bucharest, Romania Fri 25 Mar 2022

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 Ceausescu and has over 3,000 rooms (B, L).


Bucharest - Two night hotel stay in Brasov Sat 26 Mar 2022


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. Later, continue to your two-night hotel stay in Brasov (B, D).

Bran Castle

Brasov, Bran Sun 27 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, L).


Giurgiu, Romania Mon 28 Mar 2022


Brasoc - Sinaia - Embark Ship in Giurgiu
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 Giurgiu where you will embark your APT river ship.


Brasoc - Sinaia - Embark Ship in Giurgiu Mon 28 Mar 2022


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 Giurgiu where you will embark your APT river ship.

Cruises around Europe

Rousse, Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo Tue 29 Mar 2022

Cruises around Europe

In Veliko Tarnovo, a local expert will guide you through this medieval city. Uncover its rich history as you wander through the city’s cobbled lanes and fortified walls. Its centrepiece is the spectacular restored Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Empire (B, L, D).

Vidin - Belogradchik Wed 30 Mar 2022

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).

Iron Gates, Romania

Iron Gates Thu 31 Mar 2022

Iron Gates, Romania

Cruise through the Iron Gates and experience one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will encounter on this cruise (B, L, D).

Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad Serbia

Novi Sad, Serbia Fri 01 Apr 2022

Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad Serbia

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

★Freedom of Choice★
Get out and explore Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city. Otherwise, call in on a local farmstead for a real dose of Vojvodinian culture – featuring traditional breakfast, music and freshly-made doughnuts.

Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa, Puszta Sat 02 Apr 2022

Kalocsa, Hungary

★ Signature Experience ★
Uncover all things Hungarian today with a cultural cavalcade in Kalocsa. Local handicrafts are on show at the Folk Art House, then visit a paprika producer. Afterwards, 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 Sun 03 Apr 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Spend your time at your own leisure. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner (B, L, D).

★ Freedom of Choice ★
The active may like to hike to Gellert Hill, or perhaps enjoy a more relaxed culinary walk through Budapest’s Great Market Hall. Alternatively, set out on an insightful tour of the Hospital in the Rock.

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Mon 04 Apr 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Disembark the ship (B).

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Mon 04 Apr 2022

Regional and premium class flights may be available on request

What's included *

  • INCREDIBLE Launch Savings of up to £800
  • Four night hotel stays in Bucharest
  • Return scheduled flights from London (regional flights may be available on request)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Black Friday Exclusive – Book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th November and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £40

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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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Twin Window

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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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Panoramic Balcony Suite

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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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Owner's + Suite

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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 Suite

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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

  • 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.

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  • 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
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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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* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of APT Group and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Drink inclusions are subject to the cruise lines t&c's. Eurostar options may operate indirect and may require a change of stations, transfers between stations not included. May be subject to availability and charge may apply. Tours are subject to change, are non-transferable and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Please note, walking tours are weather dependent. Private UK Chauffeur Service is included within 75 driven miles of selected UK departure airports and available to UK mainland addresses only. Additional miles can be purchased at a supplement. Hotel stays are available where stated. Named hotels are subject to availability/change. If the named hotel is not available at the time of booking, a suitable alternative will be given. Please ask for more details. Please note, itinerary is subject to change due to water levels and other uncontrollable factors. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner. 5 star refers to the cruise element only. Please note ship names are subject to change. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE

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John Lewis Gift Card is tiered on cabin grade booked, based on one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booked by 8pm 30th November 2020.

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