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Wonders of the Danube & The Black Sea Delta

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(Tour code: DBR20)

Soak up the very best of Eastern Europe

From the Bulgarian coast to the bustle of Budapest, follow the path of the Black Sea inland and soak up the very best of Eastern Europe on this incredible cruise. From the Danube Delta, discover the vibrant cities of Serbia and Bulgaria as well as the vast expanses and traditions of the Great Hungarian Plains.

Highlights
  • 7-night cruise on board the Amadeus Silver II
  • Guided tour of Bucharest
  • Discover the fascinating wildlife of the Danube Delta on a wildlife safari
  • Constanta
  • Sailing through the Iron Gates Gorge
  • Guided tour of Belgrade
  • Mohács
  • Budapest
What’s Included
  • 1 nights' hotel accommodation in Bucharest
    1 nights' hotel accommodation in Stuttgart
  • 7-night cruise on board the Amadeus Silver II
    9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

Wonders of the Danube & The Black Sea Delta 2020Tour Details

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Some departures run a reversed itinerary – View reversed Budapest - Bucharest itinerary (DSR20)
Days 1-2 Bucharest
Bucharest

Bucharest

After your flight to Bucharest, the lively capital city of Romania. On arrival you transfer to your hotel for the night, checking in and enjoying a three course dinner to kick off our adventure. We set out on a guided city tour on Day 2, discovering the palaces, remains of medieval homes and 21st-century modernist skyscrapers that all mesh together to make for a remarkable and surprising destination.

You have some free time for lunch and might like to try out one of the many al fresco restaurants tucked away amongst the tangled network of streets and parks. We transfer to our ship this afternoon, the Amadeus Silver II, where we're welcomed with a drink. There's time to settle into your cabin before our first 5-course dinner.

Includes:
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Danube Delta
Danube Delta

Danube Delta safari

We hop aboard some smaller safari boats today for a nature cruise through the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta, formed by the river as it splits into thousands of tributaries on its way to the Black Sea.

This specialist biosphere reserve is jam-packed with wildlife, including many rare and endangered species such as golden jackal, European hoopoe, white-tailed eagle and lesser-spotted woodpecker. Back on board we enjoy a relaxing afternoon sailing back to Fetesti.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 4-5 Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo

Constanta and Veliko Tarnovo

After breakfast, we're driven by coach to the nearby port town of Constanta for a guided tour. Here we uncover Constanta's ancient history from its Greek origins to its Roman ancestry and Persian influences. Some of the attractions we'll see include the great mosque, art-nouveau casino and Genovese lighthouse. A short visit to the city's History and Archaeology Museum is also very enlightening, and there's even some time to take a stroll along the pristine beach before we return to our ship.

We begin sailing towards Ruse, in Bulgaria, docking on Day 5 for an excursion to Veliko Tarnovo. The city was once the cornerstone of Bulgaria's 14th century empire, and boasts impressive medieval churches and an Old Town of timber-framed buildings for us to explore on our guided tour.

Includes:
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Danube Gorge
Danube Gorge

The Iron Gate Gorge

Today is spent at leisure on board as we make our way towards Belgrade. During the afternoon we pass through the 'Iron Gate' Gorge. Enjoy the cruise director's informative commentary as we witness towering mossy cliffs interspersed with ornate and detailed carvings hewn straight from the rock face.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Belgrade
Belgrade

Serbia

We moor in the Serbian capital of Belgrade this morning, heading out on a guided walking tour to see the attractions of a city whose varied history is documented through its architecture. First up is the Kalemegdan Fortress; the oldest surviving part of the city and dating back to the 3rd century BC, it also offers wonderful views across the Danube and Sava rivers. Next we visit Belgrade's National Museum before seeing the parliament building, Terazije Square and lastly, the Palace of Princess Ljubica. With it's Asian influences this is an unusual building for this part of the world, and was built in the 1800s for the wife of Prince Miloš - the eponymous Princess Ljubica.

Following lunch on board we set sail for Mohács. In the afternoon you are free to continue sightseeing, or do a little shopping independently.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Danube River at Mohács
Danube River at Mohács

Hungarian puszta tour

We arrive into the port of Mohács this morning, close to the Hungarian border, and embark on puszta tour by coach that takes us Kalocsa whilst enjoying stops along the way.

The puszta itself is an area of Hungary defined by its grassland ecosystem set amongst the Great Hungarian Plains, and which has a certain 'wild west' feel to it. Our first visit during our time here is to a paprika house.

One of Hungary's most famous and important cooking ingredients, paprika was once known as 'red gold' in this region, and we get to taste it in a variety of dishes while learning about the spice's historic significance and how it help shaped the lives of the people who resided here. We continue to the former home of a wealthy 19th century family where we are treated to a performance of traditional folk music and dancing before heading out into the great plains themselves to try some more local delicacies, meet Hungarian half-blood horses and experience a wagon ride hauled by these magnificent and powerful creatures.

We meet the Amadeus Silver II in Kalocsa and have time to freshen up before tonight's gala dinner.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Budapest
Budapest

Arrival in Budapest

A city of two halves divided by the mighty River Danube and sewn together by a collection of beautiful bridges, we enter the handsome city of Budapest in the most elegant way possible, enjoying the multitude of impressive sights that line the banks of the river as we sail leisurely through this historic and grandiose capital city. Following a last breakfast, we disembark and make for the train station in time for the train to Stuttgart, via Munich, where we spend the night.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 Eurostar
Eurostar

Return to London

We travel by rail directly to Paris this morning, where we join the Eurostar service to London St Pancras International. On arrival in London your tour concludes.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Airport waiting room

Recommended Airport Arrival

For this tour, we recommend you arrive into Henri Coandă International Airport (airport code OTP), which is approximately 10 miles from your first hotel. Our recommended departure airport is London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport (LGW or LHR). London Gatwick is approximately 30 miles from your end point, and London Heathrow is approximately 19 miles from your end point.

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included
  • Escorted throughout your tour by an on board Tour Manager and Cruise Director
  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from London to embarkation, and from disembarkation back to London St Pancras
  • Flights from London to Bucharest with airport transfers included
  • 1 nights' hotel accommodation in Bucharest and 1 nights' hotel accommodation in Stuttgart
  • 7-night cruise on board the luxurious MS Amadeus Silver II, featuring excellent amenities, spacious cabins and a dedicated crew
  • 24 meals including 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Guided tours of Bucharest, Veliko Tarnovo and Belgrade
  • Discover the fascinating wildlife of the Danube Delta on a marvellous safari
  • Sailing through the Iron Gate Gorge
  • Explore Great Hungarian Plains on a Puszta tour, uncovering the unique sights of this natural biosphere
  • Choose your cabin on booking at no extra cost
  • Although we pride ourselves on excellent service as standard, we also firmly believe that tipping should be at the discretion of the guest - therefore we don't include tips in the price of our cruises, nor do we add a daily gratuity to your bill. If you do wish to tip, an envelope will be left in your cabin on the final evening for your convenience.

Not Included

  • Flights and Airport transfers
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