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The 2023 Legends of the Balkans

From £1,889pp

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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 7 nights
  • Departs 06 Nov 2023
  • Sails from Bucharest, Romania
  • Ship Travelmarvel Capella
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1890775
  • Voyage code ‍EUTCGB08F

Your Itinerary

Fly from London

Fly from London Mon 06 Nov 2023

Fly from London

(regional flights may be available on request)

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, Romania Mon 06 Nov 2023

Cruises to Europe

Upon arrival, transfer to your luxury river ship for your 7 night cruise. Dinner is served as you cruise down the Danube. (D)

Cruises around Europe

Rousse - Veliko Tarnovo - Arbanasi, Bulgaria Tue 07 Nov 2023

Cruises around Europe

Today you’ll discover the fortified walls and cobblestone lanes of Veliko Tarnovo. With a local expert, be guided through this medieval city and uncover its rich history. At its centre, see the restored Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Empire.

After, head to the hilltops to visit Arbanasi, a village brimming with history. (B,L,D)

Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Vidin - Belogradchik, Bulgaria Wed 08 Nov 2023

Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Begin your day in Vidin with free time to explore your own way.

Afterwards, you may like to explore Baba Vida Fortress, a medieval castle which dates back to the 10th century.

Later on, head to Belogradchik to visit its ancient fortress on the northern side of the Balkan Mountains.

While you’re here, see the town’s unique rock formations. (B,L,D)

Travelmarvel Capella, APT cruises

Scenic Cruising Thu 09 Nov 2023

Travelmarvel Capella, APT cruises

The day is yours to spend on board.

Take it easy and relax, taking in postcard-perfect views from the Sun Deck. (B,L,D)

Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad Serbia

Novi Sad, Serbia Fri 10 Nov 2023

Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad Serbia

Get out and explore Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city, on a guided tour.

Afterwards, spend your free time relaxing, or perhaps visit Petrovaradin Fortress and check out its catacombs. (B,L,D)

Puszta

Kalocsa - Puszta, Hungary Sat 11 Nov 2023

Puszta

★Insider Experience★

In Puszta, enjoy a traditional horse show featuring Magyar cowboys and fine equestrian skills.

Get to know Hungary’s oldest town, Kalocsa, set right on the banks of the Danube. The town is best known for its vibrant paprika festival. In fact, its production of paprika is so renowned that it is recognised globally as the paprika capital of the world. Aside from its famous paprika peppers, the city is also a great place to see traditional folk art and local handicrafts.

Afterwards, head to Puszta for your Insider Experience. (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Sun 12 Nov 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Spend the day exploring the sights of Budapest. Visit Castle Hill and admire the sweeping views of the Danube, the Houses of Parliament and Margaret Island. See the bridges arching across the inner city, including the iconic Chain Bridge, which is more than 160 years old.

Cross the Danube and take in its historic monuments, such as Heroes’ Square and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

You may like to spend your free time on an optional experience to the Hospital in the Rock. (B,L,D)

Austria, Danube river cruises

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Mon 13 Nov 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to London (regional flights may be available on request) (B)

Arrive in London

Arrive in London Mon 13 Nov 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
  • Flexible booking terms - choice to transfer the cruise to another APT cruise up to 100 days prior to departure with no change fee
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th June 2022 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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APT Cruising FAQs

Do APT Cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

APT Cruise will be offering a flexible transfer policy for a limited time only. At no additional charge, receive increased protection and flexibility, including the flexibility to change the date of your 2022 & 2023 holiday when booked by 30th 2022 up to 100 days prior to departure and rebook to a new date with no change fee.

Airline fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply. This policy is not valid for APT’s Tailor made holidays.


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

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations at least 14 days prior to travel, including a booster dose. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to boarding. You may also need to provide this during your cruise depending on the port of call entry requirements.

 


What are the testing & on board requirements for APT Cruises?

Prior to embarkation, all guests must present a negative PCR test on the day of boarding, taken no earlier than 72 hours prior. 

Medical exemptions are allowed when certified by a professional.  

Whilst onboard guests are currently required to wear a face-covering while moving around the ship indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Exceptions are made while guests are eating or drinking.

 

 


Last Updated: 18/03/2022

* 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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Flexible booking terms are subject to the Cruise Lines terms and conditions when booked by 8pm 30th April 2022. Airline fees may apply. Excludes exclusive ROL Cruise tailor-made packages.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Oceanview or above by 8pm 30th June 2022. The amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.

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