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Along the River Danube, Budapest, the Balkan Peninsula and the Danube Delta

Example 9 Day Cruise aboard MS Gérard Schmitter
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Join a unique and fascinating 9-day cruise along the Danube, taking in Europe's history, fascinating culture and sublime landscapes. Travel through four European countries, visiting Osijek, Novi Sad, Belgrade, Bucharest, Constanta, and the Danube Delta. Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and exciting land excursions to local towns, towering cathedrals, museums, wine cellars, and a Biosphere Reserve.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Budapest, Hungary | Embark
Day 2 : Mohacs | Osijek, Croatia
Day 3 : Novi Sad, Croatia | Belgrade, Serbia
Day 4 : The Iron Gates
Day 5 : Ruse, Bulgaria
Day 6 : Oltenita, Romania
Day 7 : Cernavoda | Fetesti | Sulina, Romania
Day 8 : Sulina | Crisan | Tulcea, Romania
Day 9 : Tulcea | Constanta, Romania | Disembark

Highlights

  • Tour the colorful and lively Novi Sad, capital of Vojvodina
  • Pass through the Iron Gates between the Carpathians and the Balkans
  • Sail to Giurgiu and visit Bucharest, nicknamed “Little Paris”
  • Appreciate the architecture and rural craftwork of Romania’s regions

Ship

MS Gérard Schmitter

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Beautiful riverside architecture The Parliament building in Budapest Sail past the royal palace of Budapest Experience the architecture of the Danube A boat sits in the still water outside a small eastern European town.

Day 1 Budapest, Hungary | Embark

Board MS Vivaldi in Budapest in the end of the afternoon. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Then enjoy a delightful dinner and evening on board. Sail during the night to Mohacs.

*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

Day 2 Mohacs | Osijek, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today's excursions are:

Classic: Guided tour of the upper city with a peek into St. Peter's and St. Paul's Basilica. Continue on to the old city (Tvarda) where we'll begin our visit with the 18th-century fortress (superb panoramic view of the river) and then on to the large square where you can admire the Holy Trinity Statue.

Discovery: Osijek by bike. Afterwards, continue to cruise to Novi Sad.

Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 3 Novi Sad, Croatia | Belgrade, Serbia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today set off on a guided tour of Novi Sad, capital of Vojvodina. The lively and colorful little historic center of Novi Sad is absolutely charming. Cruise to Sremski Karlovci, Serb cultural center of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Sail to Belgrade and join an excursion to visit the town. Belgrade has created its own cultural identity based on a mix of Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures. Tonight take part on a dancing evening on board. 

Day 4 The Iron Gates

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The whole day will be spent cruising. The ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania.

Day 5 Ruse, Bulgaria

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Ruse early in the morning and start a day tour (lunch included) to visit Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria but also capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, which was established in the heart of the country. Lunch in a restaurant with a marvelous view on the ruins of the fortress. In the afternoon, discover Arbanassi, classified as an "Architectural and Historical Reserve". 

Day 6 Oltenita, Romania

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, join an excursion to discover Ruse with its wide avenues, large squares and gorgeous monuments bearing testament to national Renaissance architecture. Then begin to cruise to Giurgiu.
Enjoy an excursion to Bucharest and a visit to the Village Museum showcasing traditional Romanian village life. Cruise to Cernavoda/Fetesti. Tonight is your gala dinner and evening. Cruise throughout the night.

Day 7 Cernavoda | Fetesti | Sulina, Romania

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Cernavoda / Fetesti and prepare yourself for a full-day excursion to Constanta (lunch included). The town, founded by the Greeks in the 7th century BC., is the largest port on the Black Sea, second in importance only to Istanbul. Discover a real melting pot of architectural styles, most evident in the Orthodox Church (the interior) and the Great Mosque (the exterior). Lunch in a local restaurant and get back on board to cruise toward Murfatlar, where Romania produces its best wines. Enjoy a tasting of wine in a wine cellar and an evening of entertainment. 

Day 8 Sulina | Crisan | Tulcea, Romania

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Sulina, at the mouth of the Danube River, heading on to Crisan.
Today's excursions are: 
Classic: The Danube Delta.
Discovery: The Danube Delta on a speed boat.

Arrive in Tulcea.

Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional Romanian entertainment on board.

Day 9 Tulcea | Constanta, Romania | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning enjoy a last buffet breakfast on board before you disembark during the morning.

MS Gérard Schmitter

Per person starting at
$2,942
Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
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Main Deck
25 cabins (18 twins, 7 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
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Middle Deck
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.
Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
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Upper Deck
41 cabins (39 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, 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 onboard, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Folklore evening in Tulcea
- 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
- Return transfers between the airport and the mooring port
- 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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