Serbia is a country of exquisite natural beauty, ideal to be discovered on a river cruise. Undoubtedly one of its most impressive sights is the magnificent Iron Gates Gorge: a narrow valley that forms part of the border between Romania and Serbia. With dramatic 700-metre-high cliffs overhanging the river at some points, two of the most striking sections are Mali Kazan and Veliki Kazan. At 60 miles in length, it’s the biggest gorge in Europe, and our Serbia river cruises offer spectacular views of this immense natural spectacle. Once through the Iron Gates the capital city of Belgrade is not far. Discover the city’s many interesting landmarks such as the Kalemegdan Fortress, and the tomb and monument of Marshal Tito, the former president of Yugoslavia. View the mighty structure that is St Sava Cathedral, renowned for being the largest church building in the Balkans.
from £3,135 per person
See the highlights of Eastern Europe on this Balkan river cruise adventure along the Danube River! Enjoy relaxing time on your ship and stops in the most fascinating cities, with free time and guided sightseeing - so you don’t miss a thing! You’ll begin with two overnights in the lively Hungarian capital of Budapest. This city has a unique energy and offers an eclectic mix of activities. See the iconic statues of Heroes’ Square and with free time, explore the lovely lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion. On an excursion to Pécs, Hungary, you’ll visit underground burial chambers with fascinating murals, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, where the Sava River meets the Danube. Cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge and visit the cultural port of Cetate. Visit Bulgaria’s Belogradchik, where you’ll see the fascinating rock formations sculpted by natural elements for over 200 million years. On an excursion to the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo, you’ll visit Arbanassi’s Church of the Nativity, housing an impressive collection of frescoes. To round out this timeless Eastern European river cruise, a stay in Romania’s vibrant capital of Bucharest is a must. Known as the “Paris of the East,” a local expert will show you many of its historical treasures, such as the Arc de Triomphe, built in honour of WWI soldiers.
from £3,879 per person
Begin your exciting holiday with one night in Bucharest, Romania, before embarking on your river cruise along the beautiful Danube River to Budapest, Hungary. Bucharest is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and historical treasures. Here, you’ll see the Arc de Triomphe—built in honour of WWI soldiers—and the historical Royal Palace Square. You’ll take part on an exciting excursion to the serene Danube Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Târnovo. Visit the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, and take pictures of Belogradchik’s eclectic group of rock formations and the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates gorge. Visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Continue your cultural journey on an excursion to Pécs, Hungary, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are countless memorable moments on this fascinating river cruise through Eastern Europe, and it doesn’t end until you’ve experienced the unique energy of Budapest. Set along the banks of the Danube River, the capital of Hungary offers an eclectic mix of activities. A local expert introduces you to the must-see sights, such as Heroes’ Square. And with free time to explore on your own, perhaps walk across one or more of the city’s famous bridges, shop for Herend porcelain or handcrafted embroidery, and bask in the coffee house culture with a rich cream cake in the renowned Gerbeaud Cafe. From the Black Sea to Budapest, your European river cruise will take your breath away with the spectacular beauty and grace of the legendary Danube River and its stops along the way.
from £5,917 per person
Note: Owing to lock closures and planned maintenance of technical equipment on the Main-Danube Canal, this itinerary will be modified slightly on some departures. On 17th April 2018 departure, embarkation will be in Passau and the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.
from £6,845 per person
Journey from Bucharest in Romania to the mouth of the Danube along to Nuremberg and Prague on a stirring river cruise through the heart of Europe. Explore the elegant boulevards of Vienna, the museums and art galleries of Belgrade and the historic landmarks of Budapest. Sail through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge and stop for guided sightseeing in Melk, and in the charming town of Dürnstein. Disembark your ship and travel to the "Golden City" of Prague for a final three nights of guided sightseeing, and plenty of free time.