Gems of Southeast Europe 2019 AmaWaterways River Cruise

Begin your river cruise in Romania, and then visit Vidin, Belogradchik and Veliko. Cruise along the Romanian-Bulgarian border and then traverse the dramatic narrow gorge known as the Iron Gates before disembark in Budapest.

Belgrade - St Sava Cathedral

Itinerary

Embark your ship in Giurgiu. Tonight gather on board for a Welcome Dinner.
Meals included: Dinner

Today, enjoy a visit to the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Turnavo. Here you will tour Tsarevets Hill, the old citadel of the city. You will see the old fortress walls, the Royal Palaces and the Patriarchal church, and the Baldwin’s Tower. Alternatively, you may choose to take a walking tour of Rousse, an important economic, financial and cultural hub of Bulgaria. Return to the ship afterward and enjoy a free evening
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Your time in Vidin begins with a visit to Belogradchik, a beautifully restored castle dating back to the Dark Ages, located in a stunning landscape of unusual rock formations. Afterwards, visit to the Baba Vida Fortress, the only entirely preserved medieval castle in the country, where you will be treated to a fascinating historical re-enactment. You may also opt instead for a Banitsa pastry and yogurt tasting, or a guided bike tour on which you will see sights like the Ottoman post office and visit the synagogue.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is a full day of cruising through one of Europe's most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. Here the Danube narrows as it winds through a range of magnificent gorges between the southern Carpathian Mountains and the northwestern Balkan Mountains. This natural border between Serbia and Romania will be an unforgettable highlight of your cruise.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Wake up in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, that includes a photo stop at Tito’s Tomb and visits to the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. This afternoon you will have your choice of one of three excursions. Your first option is a visit to the mausoleum of Marshal Josip Broz Tito, a beloved figure who was the leader of the Yugoslav Partisans during the Second World War and became the first President of Yugoslavia. Your second option is a tasting of Serbian plum brandy at the Quburich Distillery followed by a visit to the Avala Hill and TV Tower. Your third option is a guided bike tour through Belgrade and around Ada Ciganlija island.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the city, you will later see the Petrovaradin fortress, a mighty stronghold no enemy has ever breached and that is now home to a hotel, museum and artists’ studios. Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise to Vukovar, Croatia. This afternoon take a Yugoslav Civil War tour of Vukovar that will show you the Ovcara Memorial and Cemetery, the monumental cross that serves as a memorial to those who lost their lives during Croatia’s struggle for independence. Alternatively, choose to take a wine tasting excursion in Ilok, Croatia.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This morning the ship arrives in Mohács, where you depart for your excursion to Pécs. Founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans, Pécs became an important early Christian diocese and Turkish cultural base during the many centuries of Ottoman rule. The area around Pécs is made up of rolling hills, vine clad slopes and a modest climate that give the city a distinctly Mediterranean feel. Upon arrival, you will take a city tour that includes UNESCO underground excavations, St. Peter’s Basilica, the main Catholic Cathedral in the city, as well as the restored Synagogue. Later, return to the ship in Mohács.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Disembark the ship in Giuriu.
Meals included: Breakfast

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
20 April 2019 (reversed) £2,379
28 April 2019 £2,519
19 May 2019 (reversed) £2,659
26 May 2019 £2,659
14 July 2019 (reversed) £2,659
11 August 2019 (reversed) £2,659
18 August 2019 £2,659
08 September 2019 (reversed) £2,869
15 September 2019 £2,869
06 October 2019 (reversed) £2,799
13 October 2019 £2,729
03 November 2019 (reversed) £2,379
10 November 2019 £2,309

Extend Your Cruise

Extend your stay, pre or post cruise, with these great value cruise extensions! Simply give our award winning team a call for full details on 0800 810 8220

  • 2 nights pre cruise stay in Vienna, 2 night stay in Brasov & 2 nights post cruise stay in Bucharest from £1,253pp (2019 departures only)
  • 2 nights pre cruise stay in Budapest, 2 night stay in Brasov & 2 nights post cruise stay in Bucharest from £1,211pp (2019 departures only)

What's Included

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation on board AmaCerto
  • Non UK Transfers
  • All local taxes
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge