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

BUE

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Description
BUDAPEST - OSIJEK - NOVI SAD - BELGRADE - THE IRON GATES - RUSE - GIURGIU - OLTENITA - BUCHAREST (1) - CONSTANTA (1) - SULINA - TULCEA

DAY 1: France - BUDAPEST (Hungary)

Special charter flight (2) from Paris via Strasbourg to Budapest. Boarding in Budapest. Welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew. Dinner and evening on board. Sailing during the night to Mohacs.

DAY 2 MOHÁCS (Hungary) - OSIJEK (Croatia)

Early in the morning, passing through customs in Mohacs and continuation of the cruise toward Osijek. Fitness session and entertainment on board. Arrival in Osijek.
Afternoon: optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: discovery of the Upper town and the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the old town (Tvarda)and its fortress, the main square and its Holy Trinity Monument.
DISCOVERY: Osijek by bike.Cruise continues to Novi Sad. Evening of entertainment.

DAY 3: NOVI SAD (Croatia) - BELGRADE (Serbia)

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. Sailing to Belgrade.
Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: guided visit of the town.
DISCOVERY: Belgrade by bike. Discover the history of the city.
Dancing evening. Sailing during the night.

DAY 4: THE IRON GATES

Day spent sailing: passing through the narrow pass of the Iron Gates between the Carpathians and the Balkans. Sailing during the night.

DAY 5 RUSE (Serbia)

Early in the morning, arrival in Ruse. Day tour (lunch included). Visit of 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, discovery of Arbanassi, classified as an "Architectural and Historical Reserve". Return on board and Overnight.

DAY 6 RUSE – OLTENITA (Romania)

Visit of Ruse. The town has a surprising multi-ethnic character and is a cleverly constructed mix of Bulgarian and Romanian cultures. Sailing to Giurgiu.
Optional excursion common for both packages: excursion to Bucharest, nicknamed "Little Paris". Visit of the eco-museum which gives us the opportunity to appreciate the architecture and rural craftwork of Romania’s many different regions. Cruise to Cernavoda / Fetesti. Gala evening. Sailing during the night.

DAY 7: CERNAVODA / FETESTI (Romania) - SULINA (Romania)

Arrival in Cernavoda / Fetesti and full-day excursion to Constanta (lunch included). Discovery of 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. Cruise continues to Murfatlar where Romania produces its best wines. Tasting of wine in a wine cellar. Evening of entertainment. Sailing during the night.

DAY 8: SULINA (Romania) - CRISAN (Romania) - TULCEA (Romania)

Arrival of the boat in Sulina, situated at the mouth of the Danube. Arrival in Crisan.
Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: the Danube delta, a very important nature reserve.
DISCOVERY: visit of the Danube delta by speed boat. Discoveries and sensations.Arrival in Tulcea. Romanian folk evening on board. Overnight.

DAY 9 TULCEA (Romania) - CONSTANTA (Romania) - France

Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark during the morning. Transfer by coach to Constanta. Special charter flight (2) to Paris via Strasbourg. End of our services.
 

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
 
(1) The special charter flight will be operated by an airline chosen by CroisiEurope for their safety, comfort and security. The name of the airline operating the flight will be published approximately eight months before departure. Flight schedules are not currently available. We would like to remind you that flight schedules are only guaranteed a few days prior to departure when flight times are confirmed. Moreover, these flights may give rise to an overnight stop on the outbound and/or inbound journeys. It is recommended therefore that you make provisions for potential additional expenses that may arise as a result (hotels, transfers, etc.).
Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.
 
Transport

The special charter flight (2) from Paris to Budapest and from Constanta to Paris with a stop in Strasbourg is included.

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You can also book this cruise without transfers. Please see ref BUE_PP