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The 2023 Best of Balkans

From £2,989pp

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Early booking savings*

Drinks included with lunch and dinner*

Expert-led Shore Excursions Included*

Gratuities, Flights & Overseas Transfers Included*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 03 Apr 2023
  • Sails from Budapest, Hungary
  • Ship Travelmarvel Capella
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1890768‍
  • Voyage code ‍EUTCBB15F‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London

Fly from London Mon 03 Apr 2023

Fly from London

(regional flights may be available on request)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Mon 03 Apr 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Upon arrival, transfer to the 4★ Contemporary Travelmarvel River Cruise ship to begin your 14 night journey through the Balkans (D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Tue 04 Apr 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Spend today exploring the sights of Budapest, including Castle Hill, the iconic Chain Bridge, Heroes’ Square and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner on board (B,L,D)

Pecs

Mohács – Pécs, Hungary Wed 05 Apr 2023

Pecs

History buffs will enjoy Pécs, a World Heritage Site which offers plenty in the way of sightseeing. Be sure to check out the copper domes of the Mosque of Pasha Qasim, as well as the 11th Century Pécs Cathedral (B,L,D)

Old City Wall and Church in the center of Vukovar

Vukovar, Croatia Thu 06 Apr 2023

Old City Wall and Church in the center of Vukovar

Today you will see the efforts to restore the city to its former glory following the Croatian War of Independence. Enjoy a tour of the Vukovar City Museum, hidden inside Eltz Manor (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, Serbia Fri 07 Apr 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Enjoy a guided tour of Serbia’s capital to see the Belgrade Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava (B,L,D)

★Insider Experience★ Witness a traditional Serbian way of living as you visit a local family’s village and home. Learn about the daily rituals of traditional farm life

Iron Gates

Iron Gates Sat 08 Apr 2023

Iron Gates

Get ready to witness nature at its finest today as your ship cruises through the Iron Gates a spectacular series of gorges connecting Serbia and Romania (B,L,D)

Cruises around Europe

Rousse, Bulgaria Sun 09 Apr 2023

Cruises around Europe

Join a walking tour of Rousse and admire the belle epoque architecture and manicured garden squares. Pass by Liberty Square, the courthouse, the Rousse Opera House and Alexander Battenberg Square before spending the afternoon exploring at your leisure (B,L,D)

Cruises to Europe

Giurgiu – Bucharest, Romania Mon 10 Apr 2023

Cruises to Europe

Join a guided tour of Bucharest before enjoying time to explore on your own. Perhaps wander the open-air Village Museum and gain an insight into traditional Romanian life (B,D)

Cruises around Europe

Rousse - Veilko Târnovo - Arbanasi, Bulgaria Tue 11 Apr 2023

Cruises around Europe

Today, discover the rich history of the medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo on a guided tour. After, head to the hilltops to visit Arbanasi, a village brimming with history (B,L,D)

Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Vidin - Belogradchik, Bulgaria Wed 12 Apr 2023

Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Enjoy free time to explore Vidin before heading to the ancient fortress of Belgradchik and see the town’s unique rock formations (B,L,D)

Travelmarvel Capella, APT cruises

At Sea Thu 13 Apr 2023

Travelmarvel Capella, APT cruises

Relax on board today as you watch the postcard-perfect views pass you by (B,L,D)

Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad Serbia

Novi Sad, Serbia Fri 14 Apr 2023

Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad Serbia

Discover Serbia’s second-largest city on a guided tour. Afterwards perhaps visit Petrovaradin Fortress and check out its catacombs (B,L,D)

Puszta

Kalocsa - Puszta, Hungary Sat 15 Apr 2023

Puszta

Get to know Hungary’s oldest town, Kalocsa, set right on the Danube. The town is best known for its vibrant paprika festival as well as traditional folk art and local handicrafts (B,L,D)

★Insider Experience★ In Puszta, enjoy a traditional horse show featuring Magyar cowboys and fine equestrian skills

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Sun 16 Apr 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Spend today exploring at your leisure (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary - Disembark the ship Mon 17 Apr 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

Arrive in London

Arrive in London Mon 17 Apr 2023

Arrive in London

What's included *

  • INCREDIBLE Early Booking Savings
  • Return flights from London (regional flights may be available on request)
  • Sail aboard Brand New Contemporary Class ships
  • All delicious on board meals, freshly prepared by an expert chef to reflect regional flavours
  • Enjoy a four-course affair in the Constellations Restaurant on board your stylish 4★ river ship
  • FREE house wine, local beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • INCLUDED gratuities
  • All sightseeing shore excursions and on board entertainment
  • Exclusive Insider Experiences – unique sightseeing activities, memorable interactions with the local people and exclusive culinary experiences
  • Freedom of Choice touring allowing you to tailor your holiday around your own interests (on select sailings)
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director and local guides
  • All port charges, taxes and tipping
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th September 2021 and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £75

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The Ship - Travelmarvel Capella

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  • Length443 ft (135.03 m)
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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
  • 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). This offer applies to all bookings made after 24th June 2020. 


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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Booking conditions of APT Group and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. This tour is operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT group. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single suites, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Regional flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Tours are subject to change, are non-transferable and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Itinerary is subject to change due to water levels. Some images used are for illustrative purposes. Drink inclusions are with lunch & dinner & are subject to the cruise lines t&c's. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE

***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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