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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*

6★ All-Inclusive boutique river cruising*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 9 nights
  • Departs 24 May 2023
  • Sails from Bucharest, Romania
  • Ship River Duchess
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1838221

Your Itinerary

Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest, Romania Wed 24 May 2023

Bucharest, Romania

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

Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest, Romania Thu 25 May 2023

Bucharest, Romania

Enjoy a full day of exploring the bustling heart of Romania's capital city at your leisure

Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest, Romania Fri 26 May 2023

Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest is a fascinating combination of Communist grandiosity, elegant French-influenced 19th-century buildings and surprising survivors dating from the 1500s. Today in Bucharest you’ll enjoy a panoramic city tour or a walking tour in the old Lipscani district

Giurgiu, Romania

Giurgiu, Romania *Embark the Ship* Fri 26 May 2023

Giurgiu, Romania

Transfer to the port to embark your 5★ Uniworld ship

Cruises around Europe

Rousse, Bulgaria Sat 27 May 2023

Cruises around Europe

Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Rousse is sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant 19th-century mansions and public buildings.

★Excursion★ Choice of Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch OR Rousse walking tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo Monasteries

Vidin, Bulgaria Sun 28 May 2023

Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests. It’s your base for an unusual excursion today—a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations. Or you can head to a local’s home to bake a traditional Bulgarian dish called banitza.

★Excursion★ Choice of Belogradchik red rock valley OR Banitza home baking experience

River Duchess, Uniworld

Cruising the Iron Gates Mon 29 May 2023

River Duchess, Uniworld

Cruise a stretch of gorges known as the Iron Gates. Later, explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinary well-preserved 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

Donji Milanovac

Donji Milanovac, Serbia Mon 29 May 2023

Donji Milanovac

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

Golubac

Golubac, Serbia Mon 29 May 2023

Golubac

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

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, Serbia Tue 30 May 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia, is one of Europe’s oldest cities, dating back some 7,000 years. Signs of its tumultuous history are visible everywhere, juxtaposed with the city’s vibrant modern-day present.

★Excursion★ Choice of Belgrade city tour with visit to 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, Croatia Wed 31 May 2023

Old City Wall and Church in the center of Vukovar

Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside and thriving folk traditions, as well as simple, delicious local rustic food. You’ll dock in Vukovar, Croatia’s biggest port, at the confluence of the Danube and Vuka rivers.

★Excursion★ Choice of Vucedol Culture Museum & lunch at a family winery OR Home-hosted lunch with Karanac Craft Museum visit

Batina, Croatia

Batina, Croatia Wed 31 May 2023

Batina, Croatia

Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside and thriving folk traditions, as well as simple, delicious local rustic food. You’ll dock in Vukovar, Croatia’s biggest port, at the confluence of the Danube and Vuka rivers.

★Excursion★ Choice of Vucedol Culture Museum & lunch at a family winery OR Home-hosted lunch with Karanac Craft Museum visit

Mohacs

Mohacs, Hungary Wed 31 May 2023

Mohacs

Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside and thriving folk traditions, as well as simple, delicious local rustic food. You’ll dock in Vukovar, Croatia’s biggest port, at the confluence of the Danube and Vuka rivers.

★Excursion★ Choice of Vucedol Culture Museum & lunch at a family winery OR Home-hosted lunch with Karanac Craft Museum visit

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Thu 01 Jun 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. Explore this dynamic and multifaceted city with your choice of excursions—you can see it from a local’s perspective on our walking tour, cover more ground with a panoramic tour or “Let’s Go” with a guided bike ride. Vibrant Budapest, Hungary’s capital, offers an enchanting combination of East and West.

★Excursion★ Choice of Budapest Communist Tour OR Budapest panoramic highlights with synagogue visit

In the evening, a special Captain's farewell Reception & Dinner will be prepared for you

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary *Disembark the Ship* Fri 02 Jun 2023

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.
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your River Heritage Club rewards with Uniworld
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 27th May 2022 and receive a FREE Case of Six Fine Wines

Book today and earn up to £124.18 off your next ROL Cruise booking

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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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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 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • 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

Uniworld River Cruises FAQs

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

If travelling aboard one of Uniworld's sailings departing prior to 31st December 2022 all guests will be required to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of embarkation until further notice. Guests under 12 will be exempt but will need to provide a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours of travel. 


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 Scenic river cruise.


Last Updated: 21/03/2022

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