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Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise

Experience more with so much included

  • Receive up to €400 to spend on-board, on selected dates
  • Sixteen visits and tours, including guided tours in Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Novi Sad, Kalocsa, Osijek, Vukovar and Pleven; a scenic drive into the Puszta with an equestrian show; a cruise into the Danube Delta; guided visits to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, the churches of Ivanovo, the rock formations at Belogradchik, and the Mesolithic archaeological site of Lepenski Vir; and a visit to the ancient city of Constanta
  • Fourteen nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views 
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure (except one lunch), including welcome cocktails, a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner 
  • Spectacular cruising through the magnificent Iron Gates Gorge
  • Return scheduled flights from 12 regional airports
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides 
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge 
  • All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers 

Selected departures from April to October 2020

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At a Glance
14 nights on board a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
16 visits & tours
Full board (except one lunch)
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

On this incredible river cruise through the Balkans, we start by exploring the stunning sights of Kalocsa and Belgrade, with its magnificent Kalemegdan Fortress. Then it’s off to Pleven passing through the Iron Gates Gorge and the Djerdap locks before visiting Bucharest. Known as ‘little Paris’ this gem of a capital city will capture your heart with its romantic buildings and tree-lined boulevards.

Then we explore the very best of The Danube Delta and enjoy a cruise through Europe’s largest area of wetlands and marshlands – a UNESCO-listed site. From here we see Constanta where you can explore it’s charming Old Town and museums, Veliko Tarnovo and the village of Arbanassi.

After taking a scenic drive to the spectacular rock formations at Belogradchik we visit Lepenski Vir – one of the most important Mesolithic archaeological sites in Serbia before travelling to Novi Sad, Osijek and Vukovar. Finally, on the final leg of this stunning river cruise we discover the imperial city of two halves – Budapest.

Your Itinerary

Budapest to The Black Sea River Cruise

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes: 

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day minus one lunch; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant
  • Morning/afternoon tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Airport transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • Travel to and from port of embarkation
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge

Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

Your Choice of Drinks

Pouring red wine into glass
 

14 night drinks package available from £209 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please see our dining information.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team. 

On-board Credit

On-board Credit

Enjoy €400 on-board credit
 

On selected departures we're now offering up to €400 of on-board credit! There's no need to enter any promotional codes as your on-board credit will be added to your booking automatically, ready for you to spend when you start your holiday.

Your on-board credit can be redeemed against any on-board purchases - from drinks in the bistros to massages in the spa, from a new hair cut in the salon to any item from the boutique. Your credit can even be used for gratuities.

If you've already booked an applicable river cruise with us, don't worry, the credit will already be applied to your booking for you.

Based on two people sharing a cabin. Sole occupancy cabins will receive €200 on-board credit.

Selected departures: 1st May, 29th May, 8th June 2020

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Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currencies: Euro (ship), Forint (Hungary), Lev (Bulgaria), Leu (Romania), Kuna (Croatia), Dinar (Serbia)
  • Deposit: £250 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Languages: Serbian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Croatian, Hungarian
  • Time Zone: GMT+1 / +2
  • Countries: Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Hungary

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia or Serbia however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/hungary/entry-requirements
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bulgaria/entry-requirements
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/romania/entry-requirements
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/croatia/entry-requirements
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/serbia/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Budapest Airport Budapest 45 mins

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