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Soak up the very best of Eastern Europe

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Operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys

2020 Tour code: DBR20

About the tour

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.

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Itinerary: Bucharest - Budapest

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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.

Includes
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Bucharest
Day 3 - 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Danube Delta safari
Days 4-5 - 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.

Includes
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Veliko Tarnovo
Days 6-7 - 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.

Includes
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Iron Gate Gorge
Day 8 - 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Danube River at Mohács
Days 9-10 - 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.

Includes
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 - Breakfast
Budapest Parliament Building
Days 1-2 - Arrival in Budapest

Begin today at London St Pancras, where you'll meet your Tour Manager as well of the rest of your group, to start your journey to Europe. Board the Eurostar travelling to Brussels, then change for the service to Nuremberg, via Cologne.

After breakfast on Day 2 we transfer to the station and make our way by rail to Budapest via Vienna, on arrival you'll be met at the airport for the transfer to your ship, the Amadeus Silver II and are welcomed with a cocktail in the lounge before dinner. Later take in the illuminated sights as we sail around the city.

Includes
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Budapest Parliament Building
Day 3 - 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Danube River at Mohács
Days 4-5 - The Iron Gate Gorge & Serbia

We moor in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on today, heading out on a guided walking tour. Following lunch on board, you are free to continue sightseeing, or do a little shopping, independently. Day 5 is spent at leisure on board. During the afternoon, pass through the 'Iron Gate' Gorge.

Includes
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Iron Gate Gorge
Days 6-7 - Constanta & Veliko Tarnovo

We begin sailing towards Ruse, in Bulgaria, docking for a guided excursion to Veliko Tarnovo. After a free morning on Day 7, 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.

Includes
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Veliko Tarnovo
Day 8 - 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Danube Delta safari
Days 9-10 - Bucharest

We arrive in Burcharest this morning and set out on a guided city tour, 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 verdant parks. We transfer to our hotel for the night.

Following breakfast on Day 10, we disembark and make for the airport for your flight back home.

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

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

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.

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MS Amadeus Silver II

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