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Imperial Cities & Black Sea Cruise

12 Days from £2,695per

Save £300 per person on selected cabin upgrades when you book on or before 7th April 2020 -  if booking online discount will be applied post booking.

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(Tour code: HBR20)

Extend your Black Sea cruise adventure and explore two European giants

Extend your Black Sea cruise adventure and explore two European giants; Prague and Berlin. From Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture to modern-day landmarks, experience centuries in just a few days. 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

Imperial Cities & Black Sea Cruise 2020Tour Details

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Some departures run a reversed itinerary – View reversed Budapest - Bucharest itinerary (HSR20)
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
Day 9 Budapest Parliament Building
Budapest Parliament Building

Budapest to Prague

After disembarking the Amadeus Silver II for the final time, we enjoy the sights of Budapest before transferring by coach to the station. Here we catch the train directly to Prague, in the Czech Republic, for two nights.

  • Dinner
Day 10 Prague

Discover Prague

Enjoy a guided tour of the Czech capital today, starting at Hradcany Castle, the largest medieval complex in Europe. We also walk across the 14th century Charles Bridge, which has 75 statues along its walls, and pass the Gothic spires of St Vitus' Cathedral, into which entrance is included. The rest of your day is at leisure before dinner back at the hotel. We recommend a visit to one of the cities 'hospodys' or beer houses, these taverns serve some of the world's finest beers, many of which are brewed right here in the Czech Republic. You may wish to delve deeper into the Old Town, with its grand churches and squares, or explore the Jewish Quarter.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11 Berlin

Exploring Berlin

This morning we travel by rail to the German capital of Berlin. After some free time for lunch we meet up and embark on a guided tour of Berlin, soaking up the sights of this once divided city including the incredible Brandenburg Gate, a monument important to Berliners because of what it represents; the gate was part of a city that was heavily bombed and fiercely fought over prior to the surrender of Germany in 1945 but the neoclassical arch survived with only minor damage.

We'll also see a section of the Berlin Wall, as well as the Reichstag, meeting place of the current German parliament. Tonight we enjoy a final group dinner together at our hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12 Eurostar

Return to London

Following breakfast, return to the station for the rail service to Brussels connect with the Eurostar service to St Pancras.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

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
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from London to Bucharest and from Budapest to London
  • Direct flights from London to Bucharest
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour and a fully escorted return journey by rail back to London
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation 
  • 7-night cruise
  • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 11 dinners
  • Guided tours of Bucharest, Veliko Tarnovo and Belgrade 
  • Danube Delta safari 
  • Hungarian puszta tour
  • Sailing through the Iron Gate Gorge
  • Short tour of Budapest
  • Guided city tours of Prague & Berlin
  • Entrance to Hradcany Castle and St Vitus' Cathedral
  • 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
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