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From the Tisza to the Danube: Experience Hungary & Serbia

Example 9 Day Cruise aboard MS Victor Hugo
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This 9-day cruise through Hungary and Serbia offers a perfect mix of nature, authenticity, and tradition. Cruise along the Tisza and Danube, from Tokaj to Budapest, making daily stops to discover Novi Sad, Szeged, Tokaj, the Royal Palace of Gödöllö, and much more! Board the MS Victor Hugo in Tokaj, a charming village with old buildings and large stone walls, and cruise south towards Novi Sad, Serbia. Then, change course and sail north in direction to Budapest, your final destination.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Tokaj | Embark
Day 2 : Tokaj | Tiszafured
Day 3 : Hortobágy | Csongrad
Day 4 : Opusztaszer | Szeged
Day 5 : Szeged | Kanizsa | Novi Sad
Day 6 : Novi Sad
Day 7 : Mohacs
Day 8 : Budapest
Day 9 : Budapest | Disembark

Highlights

  • Taste Tokaji Aszu wine, called “the king of wines and the wine of kings”
  • Visit Opusztaszer National Park, a site that commemorates Hungary's history
  • Tour Novi Sad, a charming town located on the left banks of the Danube
  • Explore the Royal Palace of Gödöllö, the largest baroque castle in Hungary

Ship

MS Victor Hugo

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Landscape of Novi Sad, Serbia Visit the town of Novi Sad Sunset on Szeged, Hungary Parliament Building, Budapest Budapest Cityscape

Day 1 Tokaj | Embark

Board the MS Victor Hugo in the end of the afternoon. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board followed by a free evening in Tokaj. Discover this charming village with its old buildings and large stone walls. A number of beautiful baroque edifices can be found along the streets. 

Day 2 Tokaj | Tiszafured

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning join a guided tour of Tokaj. This charming village stands on the summit of an outcrop which stretches into the Great Hungarian Plain. The historic wine producing region of Tokaj has been providing the world with its dessert wine, “Tokaji Aszu”, also called “the king of wines and the wine of kings”, for 450 years. Visit the village vineyards and enjoy a wine tasting in the famous Rakoczi cellar, a natural place to store the Tokaj wines as they age. Return on board and cruise to the lakes and rivers over the Great Southern Plain. Delight yourself with a Hungarian dinner on board, and arrive in Tiszafured during the night.

Day 3 Hortobágy | Csongrad

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set off on an excursion to visit Hortobágy. This is one of the expanses of prairie called “puszta”, among the largest in Europe (more than 540 square miles). Spend the afternoon sailing through the Great Southern Plain to Csongrád. The river brings this sandy landscape to life and provides fish for the local specialty, fish soup. Get back on board for an evening of entertainment. 

Day 4 Opusztaszer | Szeged

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today join an excursion to Opusztaszer, a park which commemorates the country's history. The richness of the open air ethnographic collection is extraordinary. Return on board in Szeged. In the afternoon, set off on a guided tour of Szeged, also known as the “sunlit city”. Get back on the ship for an Hungarian-themed evening on board.

Day 5 Szeged | Kanizsa | Novi Sad

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning enjoy some free time in Szeged. Then, cruise to Serbia, passing through customs in Kanizsa. Spend the afternoon sailing along the river which reveals its hidden treasures and unique heritage. Tonight enjoy an evening of entertainment on board and arrive in Novi Sad during the night.

Day 6 Novi Sad

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin your day with a Tour of Novi Sad, a charming town located in Baga region and on the left banks of the Danube. Then get back on the ship and cruise through Serbia.

Day 7 Mohacs

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning pass through customs and get off the ship in Mohács for a guided tour of Pécs, regional center of southern Hungary and the birthplace of the painter Victor Vasarely. The cruise continues along the Danube Rivers to Budapest. Tonight enjoy your gala evening on board and arrive in Budapest during the night.

Day 8 Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today enjoy a guided tour of Budapest. The course of the Danube cuts the town in two, dividing it into two entirely separate entities: Buda with its hills and valleys and Pest with its flat plain and whose panoramic view over the banks of the Danube is listed as part of the world's cultural heritage by UNESCO. In the afternoon, visit the Royal Palace of Gödöllö, the largest baroque castle in Hungary. In the evening, tour Budapest by night.

Day 9 Budapest | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before you disembark in Budapest. 

MS Victor Hugo

Per person starting at
$2,819
Cabins aboard the MS Victor Hugo
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Main Deck
29 cabins (26 twins, 3 double cabins) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Victor Hugo
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Upper Deck
20 cabins (18 twins, 2 double cabins) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on D9
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- Port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses

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.
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