Balkan Adventure APT Travelmarvel 2021 River Cruise

Admire the belle epoque buildings and beautiful garden squares of Bulgaria's architectural gem. Enjoy a guided tour of Belgrade, Serbia's ancient city filled with historic charm. Marvel at some of the most spectacular natural sights along the Danube River from Budapest to Bucharest.

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Belgrade Cathedral

Itinerary

Fly to Budapest from the UK, the historic Hungarian capital. Once you’ve arrived at the airport, you’ll be transferred to your premium river ship, docked on the Danube River.

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. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board as your ship sets sail, Budapest’s monuments twinkling around you.

From the sleepy port town of Mohács, history buffs will delight in the chance to travel to the ancient city of Pécs. As Hungary’s fifth-largest city, this World Heritage site offers plenty in way of sightseeing. Be sure to check out the copper domes of the Mosque of Pasha Qasim, as well as the 11th-century Pécs Cathedral.

Following the Croatian War of Independence, Vukovar’s economy, infrastructure and culture were in disarray. However, today you will see the efforts taken to restore this city to its former glory. Visit the Vukovar City Museum, hidden inside Eltz Manor and enjoy the chance to wander through the castle complex.

In Serbia’s capital, join a guided tour through the city. Perhaps see the Belgrade Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava. Experience a traditional Serbian way of living during your Insider Experience today.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Visit a local family’s village, taking a tour of their home and barn to meet the resident farm animals. Stroll through the family’s fruit orchards to learn about the brewing process of ‘slivovitz’. This plum brandy is the national drink of choice.

Get ready to witness nature at its finest today as your ship cruises through the Iron Gates. This spectacular series of gorges connects Serbia and Romania, and makes for an out-of-this-world cruising experience.

Go ashore to Rousse, an elegant Bulgarian city. Join a walking tour and admire the belle epoque architecture and manicured garden squares, which are reminiscent of Vienna. You’ll also pass by Liberty Square, the courthouse, the Ruse Opera House and Alexander Battenberg Square. The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps visit the Regional Museum of History, the National Transport Museum, or the ancient castle ruins of Sexaginta Prista Fortress.

After breakfast, disembark your ship and be transferred to Bucharest airport for your flight back to the UK.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
15 April 2021 £1,795

What's Included

  • Save up to £1,000pp - book by 30 September 2020
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK
  • 7 nights on board a Classic River Ship
  • Unique cultural experiences
  • Insider Experiences
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Complimentary soft drinks, beer and local wine with lunch and dinner on board
  • Travelmarvel Cruise Director, Entertainment and Activities Coordinator, and local guides
  • Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping