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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 new cruise. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

  • 7-night cruise on board the MS Amadeus Silver II
  • Bucharest
  • Danube Delta safari
  • Constanta
  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • The Iron Gate Gorge
  • Belgrade
  • Hungarian puszta tour
  • Budapest
What’s Included
  • 1 nights' hotel accommodation in Bucharest
    1 nights' hotel accommodation in Stuttgart
  • Flights from London to Bucharest
  • 7-night cruise on board the MS Amadeus Silver II
    9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners

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


After meeting your group in London, this evening take a direct flight to Bucharest. On arrival transfer to your hotel for the night. Set out on a guided tour on Day 2, discovering the city's palaces, medieval remains and 21st century, modernist skyscrapers. After some free time, transfer to your ship this afternoon, the Amadeus Silver II.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Danube Delta safari
Danube Delta safari

Danube Delta safari

Hop aboard a smaller safari boat today for a nature cruise through the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta. This specialist biosphere reserve is jam-packed with wildlife, including many rare and endangered species such as the golden jackal, European hoopoe, whitetailed eagle and lesser-spotted woodpecker.

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

Constanta & Veliko Tarnovo

After breakfast, you're driven by coach to the nearby port town of Constanta for a guided tour. A short visit to the city's History and Archaeology Museum is also very enlightening. Later the ship begins sailing towards Ruse, in Bulgaria, docking on Day 5 for a guided excursion to Veliko Tarnovo.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 6-7 Iron Gate Gorge
Iron Gate Gorge

The Iron Gate Gorge & Serbia

Today is spent at leisure on board. During the afternoon, pass through the 'Iron Gate' Gorge. Moor in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on Day 7, heading out on a guided walking tour. Following lunch on board, set sail for Mohács.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Danube River at Mohács
Danube River at Mohács

Hungarian puszta tour

Embark on puszta (an area of Hungary defined by its grassland ecosystem) tour by coach today, visiting a paprika house, experiencing traditional folk music and meeting some Hungarian half-blood horses. On board tonight there is a gala dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 9-10 Budapest Parliament Building
Budapest Parliament Building

Arrival in Budapest & home

Enter the handsome city of Budapest in the most elegant way possible, enjoying the impressive sights that line the banks of the river. Following a last breakfast, catch the train to Stuttgart, via Munich. Travel by rail to Paris on Day 10 for the Eurostar service to London.

  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 - Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
  • Escorted by a UK Tour Manager and Cruise Director
  • Flights from London to Bucharest and rail travel from Budapest to London
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodation 
  • 7-night cruise with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of your cruise
  • Guided tours of Bucharest, Veliko Tarnovo and Belgrade 
  • Danube Delta safari 
  • Hungarian puszta tour
  • Sailing through the Iron Gate Gorge
  • Select your cabin on booking at no extra cost

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
  • 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.

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Luke Simpson
Helen Laverack
Wonders of the Danube & The Black Sea Delta

Soak up the very best of Eastern Europe


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