Balkan Jewels 2019 APT River Cruise

Float through the stunning landscapes of Serbia, Hungary and Bulgaria on this unforgettable river cruise for 7 nights of adventure

Iron Gate

Itinerary

Fly from the UK to Bucharest. Be met on arrival and transferred to your river ship in Giurgiu. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Travel to Veliko Târnovo for a city tour. Or perhaps visit the World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo.

Cruise through one of Europe’s most aweinspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. Here the Danube narrows as it winds through a series of magnificent gorges between Serbia and Romania.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Disembark in Serbia’s Novi Sad and enjoy a tour. Those feeling energetic may wish to hike to Petrovaradin Fortress. Views of the city and the Danube stretch out below

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Today, visit the landmarks of the Yugoslavian Civil War in Vukovar. Or, wine enthusiasts will delight in a visit to Ilok for a wine tour, where fertile soil has been ideal for winemaking since the 16th century.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Immerse yourself in Hungarian culture today with a visit to Kalocsa, a historical town on the Danube River.

See local handicrafts and porcelain at the Folk Art House, and visit a paprika manufacturer – a famous export of the region. Later, visit a farm in Puszta for a traditional horse riding show followed by lunch. Here, watch as talented horsemen make their horses drop to the floor, sit on command and gallop around the ring, before completing their signature move the ‘Puszta-5’ – in which a single horseman controls a team of five horses, all whilst standing on the backs of the rear two.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Today, reach Budapest and discover one of the Danube’s most beautiful cities. Why not join a local guide for an exciting tour of the enchanting city. Alternatively, the active may like to hike to Gellért Hill, or treat your taste buds to a culinary walking tour at Great Market Hall.

After a final breakfast on board, it is time to bid farewell as you disembark your luxurious river ship for the last time. You will be transferred to Bucharest airport for your return flight to the UK.

Price Guide

Date Fares from (pp)
27 July 2019 £2,595
10 August 2019 £2,695
07 September 2019 £3,095
21 September 2019 £2,595

What's Included

  • Exclusive savings of up to £4,600 per couple - book by 24th December 2018*
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car (conditions apply, please enquire at the time of booking)
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK
  • 7 nights cruising on one of APT’s luxurious Concerto River Ships
  • Includes 20 meals - Enjoy 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board. This does not include French Champagne, premium spirits and selected wines - these are available at an additional cost
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 5 towns, villages and cities
  • Signature Experiences
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing Inclusions
  • APT Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Butler service, room service, complimentary laundry service and champagne on arrival in select suites