Voyage through the Balkans


Save up to $2,800 per person when you book selected 2022 departures of the Voyage through the Balkans and City Stay combinations

Members from: $6,995 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $9,795 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    River Cruising

  • Destination

    United Kingdom & Europe

  • Supplier

    APT

  • Booking Code

    EUVC15

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • Experiences in 12 destinations

  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions

  • Expert cruise director

  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities

  • 14 nights on a luxury river ship

  • A total of 41 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages

  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)

  • Visit Eltz Manor, a baroque castle set amongst vast parkland


Itinerary


Day 1 Arrive Budapest, Embark Ship

Welcome to Budapest, the historic Hungarian capital. Once you’ve arrived at the airport, we’ll whisk you away to your luxury river ship, docked on the Danube River.



Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship



Daily :

Dinner

Day 2 Budapest

Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, including Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3 Mohacs

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

History buffs can venture to the ancient city of Pecs. Or perhaps travel to Hungary’s renowned wine region in Villany for a tasting at a local winery. Otherwise, get active on a guided bike ride along the Danube River to an ancient water mill.



You have the choice as to how you spend your day.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4 Vukovar

Today, visit Eltz Manor, a castle that houses the Vukovar City Museum. Wander through the complex then be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, accompanied by classical music.



Bearing battle scars from the Croatian War of Independence, Vukovar has risen strong and offers a rich history to discover. Enjoy a Signature Experience here.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5 Belgrade

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps see the Belgrade Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava. If you’re feeling more physical, embark on a kayak tour along the Danube. Or gourmet lovers can partake in a cooking class.



In Serbia’s capital, choose your activity.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6 Iron Gates

Cruise through the Iron Gates and experience one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will encounter on this cruise. Your ship will ribbon its way through the series of gorges between Serbia and Romania.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7 Rousse

You might choose to explore the incredible World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo. This fascinating complex is made up of churches, chapels and monk cells that were carved into the rock during the 13th and 14th centuries. Alternatively, set out on a walking tour and discover Rousse, one of Bulgaria’s most elegant cities.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8 Giurgiu, Bucharest

Visit the Palace of the Parliament, which is the second-largest administrative building in the world, or wander the open-air Village Museum and gain an insight into traditional Romanian life.



With an entire day in Bucharest, take in the wide tree-lined boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings, then walk through the Old City centre to the Royal Court, Stavropoleos Church and the Lipscani district. After lunch, choose your activity.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 9 Rousse, Veliko Tarnovo

In Veliko Tarnovo, a local expert will guide you through this medieval city. Uncover its rich history as you wander through the city’s cobbled lanes and fortified walls. Its centrepiece is the spectacular restored Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Empire.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10 Vidin, Belogradchik

Explore Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin. Raised upon the remains of the ancient town of Bononia, the medieval castle dates back to the 10th century. Afterwards, venture to Belogradchik to uncover its ancient fortress on the northern slope of the Balkan mountains. You’ll also see the town’s unique rock formations.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11 Scenic Cruising

The day is yours to relax on board, sleep in and take it easy, or awake early and take in stunning views from the Sun Deck.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12 Novi Sad

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Get out and explore Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city. Otherwise, call in on a local farmstead for a real dose of Vojvodinian culture – featuring traditional breakfast, music and freshly-made doughnuts.



Choose how you’d like to spend the day.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13 Kalocsa, Puszta

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Uncover all things Hungarian today with a cultural cavalcade in Kalocsa, set right on the Danube Local handicrafts are on show at the Folk Art House, then visit a producer of one of Hungary’s spiciest exports, paprika.



Enjoy a Signature Experience today. Afterwards, a farm in Puszta is the perfect setting for a stellar horse show and authentic Hungarian lunch.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14 Budapest

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

The active may like to hike to Gellert Hill, or perhaps enjoy a more relaxed culinary walk through Budapest’s Great Market Hall. Alternatively, set out on an insightful tour of the Hospital in the Rock, a museum dedicated to a former secret emergency hospital and nuclear bunker.



Today unfolds as you please. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner.



Daily :

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15 Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest

Say your farewells, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport.



Daily :

Breakfast


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Disclaimer


Offers are available for travellers departing from Australia. All pricing and save amounts are in Australian Dollars. Information correct as at 23 Dec 2021 but may fluctuate due to changes in surcharges, taxes or currency. A strictly limited number of offers are available on selected itineraries and departure dates in selected suites/staterooms/cabins/room categories. Offers are subject to availability, not combinable unless specified, available on new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Your booking contract is with Australian Pacific Touring Pty Ltd (APT), and incorporates all of the following terms and conditions. APT recommends that you read and understand your contract, and ask APT or your travel agent if you require any clarification.