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.

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Belgrade - St Sava Cathedral

Itinerary

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

Visit the ancient capital of Veliko Tarnavo. Built on three hills overlooking the Yantra River, this archaic city features Tsarevets Hills, the remains of a Royal Fortress, Royal Palaces and other historic sites. You’ll also see the small village of Arbanasi, where you’ll tour the frescos inside the Nativity Church and have an exclusive opportunity to taste Damascus Rose products, including jam, candy and liqueur. Alternatively, take a highlights tour of Rousse, often called “Little Vienna,” then hike up to the Ivanovo Rock-Hewn Churches, which were carved out of solid rock between the 12th and 14th centuries by Orthodox monks and feature medieval frescos.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Explore Vidin, one of Bulgaria’s oldest cities, and surrounding areas with a choice of excursions. Discover Baba Vida Fortress, the largest preserved medieval castle in Bulgaria. Continue on to Belogradchik, one of Bulgaria’s natural wonders, where you can hike around its most spectacular rock formations. Alternatively, visit a local home for a demonstration of traditional Bulgarian yogurt and Banitsa, a pastry you will also get to make. You also have the choice to bike through Vidin and to the castle.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The Iron Gates is one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. The Danube narrows as it winds through a series of magnificent gorges between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains, forming a natural border between Serbia and Romania. The ancient King Decebalus, the last king of Dacia, is proudly carved into the mountainside and always captivates travelers.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Explore Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, on a city tour, which includes the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. Alternatively, visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Serbian Royal Family, and the House of Flowers, the mausoleum of Marshal Tito, who became the first President of Yugoslavia. Or enjoy a taste of the region by sampling Serbian plum brandy, Šlivovitz, and delicious local delights at the Quburich Distillery, followed by a panoramic tour of Avala Mountain. Later in the day, choose from a hike to Kalemegdan Fortress, known for its winding walking paths and incredible river views, or join a guided bike tour.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Choose from three morning excursions in Novi Sad. Visit a local home and learn how to prepare traditional Vojvodina cuisine followed by a tasting. Or, hike up to Petrovaradin Fortress, built to defend against the Ottoman Turks, and offering spectacular Danube views. Alternatively, you may bike along the Danube and the pier known as “Strand” where the locals relax during the summer months. Later in the day, enjoy a city tour of Vukovar, including the Franciscan Monastery, Church of St. Philip & Jacob and Eltz Castle. Or savor Grasevina, Traminac and Frankovka wines in Ilok, a center of wine production since Roman times.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Travel from Mohács to Pécs, founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Visit the UNESCO-designated Christian Necropolis; St. Peter’s Basilica, the city’s main Catholic cathedral along with its catacombs; and Széchenyi Square, the heart of Old Town Pécs. You will also see the Mosque of Pasha Qasim the Victorious, one of the symbols of the city. Or for the active cruiser, take a scenic guided bike tour through Danube-Drava National Park, a protected flood-plain known for its populations of black storks, white-tailed eagle and native grey cattle, one of the national symbols of medieval Hungary.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Disembark the ship in Giuriu and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Meals included: Breakfast

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
13 October 2019 £5,049 Suite
03 November 2019 £2,589 Wine Themed Cruise
10 November 2019 £2,429 Cat BA Twin Balcony

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

  • Savings of up to £1,000pp if booked by 31st August 2019
  • Return UK Flights & non UK transfers
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation on board AmaCerto
  • 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