Experience a comprehensive cruise along the Danube, taking in its history, fascinating culture, and sublime landscapes. Board the MS Gérard Schmitter in Tulcea, and begin an extraordinary adventure touring the destinations of Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Hungary. Explore the unique variety of wildlife of the Danube delta, and discover the surprising multi-ethnic character and cleverly constructed mix of Bulgarian, Romanian, Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures.
Day 1 : Tulcea | Embark Day 2 : Tulcea | Sulina | Crisan Day 3 : Oltenita Day 4 : Ruse Day 5 : Ruse | Svistov Day 6 : The Iron Gates Day 7 : Belgrade | Novi Sad Day 8 : Osijek | Mohacs Day 9 : Budapest | Disembark
Depart for an excursion on the Danube delta, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Visit Bucharest, nicknamed “Little Paris” because of its long boulevards
Explore the village of Arnabasi, an “Architectural and Historical Reserve
Sail through the narrow pass of the Iron Gates, a truly amazing location
Full-day excursion in Bucharest, the Romanian capital. This city is an incredible mix of styles with its Orthodox churches, manor houses in Second Empire style, the clumsy-looking Stalinist architecture of the Communist period and the Palace of the Parliament (exterior only).
You'll return on board in Ruse.
The entire day will be spent cruising on the Danube. Your ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. It was called "The Cauldrons” by ancient sailors, since the water, held tightly between two steep cliffs, seemed to be boiling.
Classic: Guided tour of Belgrade, the cradle of the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures.
Discovery: Belgrade by bike. You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide who will explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times.
Discover the multi-ethnic city of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center. You'll visit the Krudesol Monastery and return on board in Novi Sad. Keep cruising towards Osijek.
Discovery: Discover Osijek by bike. The old part of the town, Tvra, was built at the beginning of the 18th century and is a dream to cycle through. It is the best-preserved, largest ensemble of Baroque buildings in Croatia.
Spend the afternoon cruising towards Mohacs and through customs before sailing on to Budapest. Tonight's your gala dinner and evening. The ship will cruise through the night.
Day 9 Budapest | Disembark
Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking in the morning. End of the services.
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25 cabins (18 twins, 7 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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21 cabins (16 twins, 4 cabins with a double bed, 1 cabin equipped of disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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41 cabins (39 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin
For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
This offer includes :
-Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
-Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals onboard, drinks served in the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Accommodation in a double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-The assistance of our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-Evenings of traditional entertainment in Tulcea and Ruse
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-All port fees
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.
This offer does not include :
-Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-Transfers between the airport and the port
Formalities valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.