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Highlights of Eastern Europe

9 Nights/ 10 Days Budapest to Bucharest (or reverse)

7-Night Danube Cruise Budapest to Giurgiu, 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Bucharest (or reverse)

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2017 & 2018 Departure Dates & Pricing

Budapest to Bucharest - 10 Days

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Bucharest to Budapest - 10 Days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - River Beatrice , River Duchess

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Detailed Itinerary: Budapest to Bucharest

Skip to Bucharest to Budapest itinerary

Day 1: Budapest (Embarkation Day)

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

Day 2: Budapest, cruising the Danube River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Budapest by bike

Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest on a panoramic tour of the city. Or “Do as the Locals Do,” riding the metro and stopping at a lively local market, Károlyi Garden and the National Museum. Alternatively, see the sites on a guided bike tour. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3: Cruising the Danube River, Vukovar (Osijek)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Full-day tour of Vukovar and Osijek with exclusive farm visit and home-hosted lunch

Take a short walking discovery tour of Vukovar before departing for Osijek, where you’ll explore the Old Town on foot. Then venture into the Croatian countryside to experience a family-owned farm and enjoy a delicious tapas-style meal.

Day 4:Belgrade

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Belgrade city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace OR exclusive guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour

Explore Belgrade, Serbia’s capital and largest city, in one of two ways—a panoramic tour that includes a tour inside the Royal Palace, or a guided bike tour highlighting historic sites dating from WWII to the present day.

Day 5: Cruising the Iron Gates

Enjoy a day onboard cruising through the Iron Gates, a scenic stretch of the Danube marking the boundary between Romania and Serbia.

Day 6: Vidin, cruising the Danube River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Belogradchik rock formations OR Romanian Cetate Cultural Port visit

Explore the lesser-known town of Vidin and the extraordinary Belogradchik rocks, whose peculiar shapes have given rise to many legends. Or, visit the Cetate Cultural Port, a residence for Romanian writers and artists.

Day 7: Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse and Ivanovo)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch OR Rousse walking discovery tour and Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries

See the majestic ruins of Tsarevetz Castle in Veliko Tarnovo and the frescoed Nativity Church in Arbanassi, followed by a traditional Bulgarian lunch. Or, opt for a tour of Rousse and the UNESCO-designated cave churches of Ivanovo and Basarbovo. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 8: Giurgiu (Disembarkation Day), transfer to Bucharest hotel

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bucharest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Bucharest walking tour

Disembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Bucharest, where your panoramic tour highlights the city’s eclectic mix of Soviet- and French-inspired architecture. Or, “Do as the Locals Do” with a guided walk through revitalized downtown neighborhoods.

Day 9: Bucharest

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of People’s Palace visit OR Romanian countryside tour with visits to Mogosoaia Palace and Vlad the Impaler’s tomb

Spend some time today in the lavish People’s Palace—the world’s largest civilian building, erected at enormous cost. Or, you can choose to head into the countryside to get a closer look at the lives of Romanian villagers and explore the 18th-century Mogosoaia Palace and the lakeside tomb of Vlad the Impaler.

Day 10: Bucharest - transfer to the airport

Explore the fascinating cultural crossroads of Istanbul at your leisure today.

Departures & Pricing

Detaled Itinerary: Bucharest to Budapest

Day 1: Bucharest

Arrive in Bucharest and transfer from airport to Bucharest hotel.

Day 2: Bucharest

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of People’s Palace visit OR Romanian countryside tour with visits to Mogosoaia Palace and Vlad the Impaler’s tomb

Spend some time today in the lavish People’s Palace—the world’s largest civilian building, erected at enormous cost. Or, you can choose to head into the countryside to get a closer look at the lives of Romanian villagers and explore the 18th-century Mogosoaia Palace and the lakeside tomb of Vlad the Impaler.

Day 3: Bucharest - transfer to Giurgiu (Embarkation Day)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bucharest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Bucharest walking tour

Disembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Bucharest, where your panoramic tour highlights the city’s eclectic mix of Soviet- and French-inspired architecture. Or, “Do as the Locals Do” with a guided walk through revitalized downtown neighborhoods. In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 4: Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse and Ivanovo)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch OR Rousse walking discovery tour and Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries

See the majestic ruins of Tsarevetz Castle in Veliko Tarnovo and the frescoed Nativity Church in Arbanassi, followed by a traditional Bulgarian lunch. Or, opt for a tour of Rousse and the UNESCO-designated cave churches of Ivanovo and Basarbovo. 

Day 5: Vidin, cruising the Danube River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Belogradchik rock formations OR Romanian Cetate Cultural Port visit

Explore the lesser-known town of Vidin and the extraordinary Belogradchik rocks, whose peculiar shapes have given rise to many legends. Or, visit the Cetate Cultural Port, a residence for Romanian writers and artists.

Day 6: Donji Milanovac

Enjoy a day onboard cruising through the Iron Gates, a scenic stretch of the Danube marking the boundary between Romania and Serbia.

Day 7: Belgrade

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Belgrade city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace OR exclusive guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour

Explore Belgrade, Serbia’s capital and largest city, in one of two ways—a panoramic tour that includes a tour inside the Royal Palace, or a guided bike tour highlighting historic sites dating from WWII to the present day.

Day 8: Vukovar (Osijek), cruising the Danube River

FEATURED EXCURSION: Full-day tour of Vukovar and Osijek with exclusive farm visit and home-hosted lunch

Take a short walking discovery tour of Vukovar before departing for Osijek, where you’ll explore the Old Town on foot. Then venture into the Croatian countryside to experience a family-owned farm and enjoy a delicious tapas-style meal.

Day 9: Budapest

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Budapest by bike

Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest on a panoramic tour of the city. Or “Do as the Locals Do,” riding the metro and stopping at a lively local market, Károlyi Garden and the National Museum. Alternatively, see the sites on a guided bike tour. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 10: Budapest (Disembarkation Day), transfer to the airport

Transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .

2017 and 2018 Departures

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Budapest
Program Start Date
Cruise Start Date (in Budapest)
Ship
Category 5 - Lower Deck aft cabin w/ high fixed windows
Category 4 - Lower Deck cabin w/ high fixed windows
Category 3 - Middle Deck fwd & aft w/ french balcony
Category 2- Middle Deck w/ french balcony
Category 1 - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Owner's Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony (on River Beatrice)
Aug 23, 2017
Aug 23, 2017
River Beatrice
$4,549
$4,899
$5,499
$5,799
$6,299
$7,299
$9,079
Sep 20, 2017
Sep 20, 2017
River Duchess
$4,849
$5,199
$5,599
$5,999
$6,499
$7,549
-
Oct 4, 2017
Oct 4, 2017
River Beatrice
$4,649
$4,999
$5,599
$5,899
$6,399
$7,399
$9,179
Apr 4, 2018
Apr 4, 2018
River Beatrice
$3,699
$3,799
$4,599
$4,799
$5,199
$6,399
$9,399
Apr 18, 2018
Apr 18, 2018
River Beatrice
$3,699
$3,799
$4,599
$4,799
$5,199
$6,399
$9,399
May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018
River Duchess
$4,099
$4,199
$4,899
$5,199
$5,699
$7,099
-
May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018
River Beatrice
$4,099
$4,199
$4,999
$5,199
$5,599
$6,799
$9,799
Jun 30, 2018
Jun 30, 2018
River Duchess
$4,099
$4,199
$4,899
$5,199
$5,699
$7,099
-
Aug 13, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
River Duchess
$3,999
$4,099
$4,799
$5,099
$5,599
$6,999
-
Aug 22, 2018
Aug 22, 2018
River Beatrice
$3,999
$4,099
$4,799
$5,099
$5,599
$6,999
$9,699
Sep 26, 2018
Sep 26, 2018
River Duchess
$4,199
$4,299
$4,999
$5,299
$5,799
$7,199
-
Oct 3, 2018
Oct 3, 2018
River Beatrice
$4,299
$4,399
$5,199
$5,399
$5,799
$6,999
$9,999
 
Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Bucharest
Program Start Date
Cruise Start Date (in Giurgiu)
Ship
Category 5 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ fixed windows
Category 4 - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows
Category 3 - Middle Deck fwd & aft w/ french balcony
Category 2- Middle Deck w/ french balcony
Category 1 - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Owner's Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony (on river Beatrice)
Aug 14, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
River Duchess
$4,349
$4,699
$5,099
$5,499
$5,999
$7,049
-
Aug 28, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
River Beatrice
$4,649
$4,999
$5,599
$5,899
$6,399
$7,399
$9,179
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 27, 2017
River Duchess
$5,149
$5,499
$5,899
$6,299
$6,799
$7,849
-
Oct 9, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
River Beatrice
$4,349
$4,699
$5,299
$5,599
$6,099
$7,099
$8,879
Apr 9, 2018
Apr 11, 2018
River Beatrice
$3,699
$3,799
$4,599
$4,799
$5,199
$6,399
$9,399
Apr 23, 2018
Apr 25, 2018
River Beatrice
$3,699
$3,799
$4,599
$4,799
$5,199
$6,399
$9,399
May 22, 2018
May 24, 2018
River Duchess
$4,099
$4,199
$4,899
$5,199
$5,699
$7,099
-
Jun 4, 2018
Jun 6, 2018
River Beatrice
$4,099
$4,199
$4,999
$5,199
$5,599
$6,799
$9,799
Jul 5, 2018
Jul 7, 2018
River Duchess
$4,099
$4,199
$4,899
$5,199
$5,699
$7,099
-
Aug 18, 2018
Aug 20, 2018
River Duchess
$4,099
$4,199
$4,899
$5,199
$5,699
$7,099
-
Aug 27, 2018
Aug 29, 2018
River Beatrice
$4,099
$4,199
$4,999
$5,199
$5,599
$6,799
$9,799
Oct 1, 2018
Oct 3, 2018
River Duchess
$4,199
$4,299
$4,999
$5,299
$5,799
$7,199
-
Oct 8, 2018
Oct 10, 2018
River Beatrice
$4,199
$4,299
$5,099
$5,299
$5,699
$6,899
$9,899
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
2018 Departures: Port charges are additional $140 per person.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies.Please call to inquire.

Prices Include:

▪ 7-night Cruise in selected riverview stateroom 
▪ 2 nights hotel accommodation in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Bucharest (or similar) with breakfast
▪ All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
▪ 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
▪ Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
▪ Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
▪ Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and bottled water
▪ Shore excursions, including "Choice is Yours" options, fully hosted by English- speaking local guides
▪ "Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
▪ Services of an experience Cruise Manager and attentive, English-speaking staff
▪ State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
▪ Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise
▪ Captivating onboard local entertainment
▪ Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: The Orient in Europe: Eastern Influences on the Western World"
▪ 24-Hour Room Service (new in 2017)
▪ Concierge services
▪ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
▪ Free Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
▪ All transfers on arrival and departure days. Transfers are subject to transfer guidelines. Please ask for details.
▪ Taxes
 
Prices Do Not Include:
▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges (For 2017 Departures: Port charges are included in the cruise prices)
▪ Personal Expenses

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