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2022 2023

From the Black Sea to the Blue Danube (port-to-port cruise)

12 Days - OVI_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

OLTENITA - TULCEA - The Danube Delta - GIURGIU - RUSE - The Iron Gates - BELGRADE - NOVI SAD - BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA - VIENNA

From the Danube Delta to the iron gates, admire the majestic blue river, crossing 8 countries and stopping in 4 capitals. You will discover tremendous landscapes of striking beauty where nature is queen. From Vienna to Belgrade via Bratislava and Budapest, discover unique architecture, history, and culture all along the beautiful Danube.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover 6 countries and diverse cultures
  • Idyllic landscapes of the Iron Gates
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • The Danube Delta, the largest and best preserved of all European deltas
    • Fantastic Bucharest, the Romanian capital
    • Belgrade by coach or by bike
    • Ruse and its astonishing features

Route

Day 1

OLTENITA (Romania)

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner and a traditional folklore evening.

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Day 2

FETESTI - TULCEA (Romania)

We'll spend the whole day cruising towards the Danube Delta. Enjoy dinner and a traditional folklore evening.

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Day 3

TULCEA - Danube Delta (Romania)

In the morning, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Tour the Danube Delta and walk away with impressions that will last a lifetime.
DISCOVERY: Delta Danube on a speed boat. On board a 7-passenger speed boat, you'll tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna.
We will cruise to Oltenita and travel through Romania. Our ship will cruise through the night. 

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Day 4

OLTENITA (Romania) - GIURGIU (Romania) - RUSE (Bulgaria)

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided visit of Bucharest. Bucharest offers a striking combination of architectural styles: orthodox churches, Empire-style manor houses, Communist-inspired architecture, and the Parliament (outside only - entrance fees not included.)
We'll cruise to Ruse, one of the biggest ports in Bulgaria. Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment. 

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Day 5

RUSE (Bulgaria)

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Ruse. The city is impressive with its broad avenues, large squares and wonderful buildings which pay tribute to the architecture of the national Renaissance. After our tour, we'll return to the ship and begin to cruise all afternoon. We will pass through two countries, Romania on the left bank and Bulgaria on the right bank. Our ship will cruise through the night.

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Day 6

THE IRON GATES

The day will be spent cruising on the Danube sailing through Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia. Our ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube between the Carpathians and the Balkans. On the Serbian bank of the river, we'll catch a glimpse of the Tabula Traiana - a marble plaque honoring the Roman Road that once linked Rome to the province of Dacia.

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Day 7

BELGRADE (Serbia) - NOVI SAD (Serbia)

We'll arrive in Belgrade. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Serbian capital.
DISCOVERY: Biking in Belgrade. You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide, who'll explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times.
After our tour, we'll return to the ship. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Novi Sad and the Krusedol monastery. We'll start cruising in the direction of Mohacs.

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Day 8

MOHACS - KALOCSA

We'll arrive in Mohacs. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: The Puszta. We'll return on board in Kalocsa and cruise to Budapest. Enjoy a Hungarian feast this evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.

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Day 9

BUDAPEST (Hungary)

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.
DISCOVERY: Off the Beaten Path in Budapest.
Enjoy a free afternoon in Budapest. Join us on an excursion proposed: Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa (not included in the packages) or Budapest Market Halls (not included in the packages). After our visits, we'll begin to cruise to Bratislava. Our ship will cruise through the night.

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Day 10

BRATISLAVA (Slovakia)

We'll arrive in Bratislava. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided Tour of Bratislava and Tasting of Local Delights.
DISCOVERY: Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. We'll then return on board. Our ship will cruise to Vienna.

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Day 11

VIENNA (Austria)

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit to Schoenbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and panoramic tour of Vienna.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall(1). After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
We'll then return on board. You'll be free to explore the city on your own in the afternoon. Join us on an excursion proposed: Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna.
In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability.)  

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Day 12

VIENNA (Austria)

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2023
Departure 04/25/2023
Arrival 05/06/2023
FROM $ 4,670 PP
Ship : MS Vivaldi Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 05/06/2023
Arrival 05/17/2023
FROM $ 4,891 PP
Ship : MS Vivaldi Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 05/17/2023
Arrival 05/28/2023
FROM $ 3,600 PP
$ 5,142
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Departure 05/27/2023
Arrival 06/07/2023
FROM $ 4,476 PP
Ship : MS L'Europe Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 06/13/2023
Arrival 06/24/2023
FROM $ 4,891 PP
Ship : MS Vivaldi Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 06/22/2023
Arrival 07/03/2023
FROM $ 5,034 PP
Ship : MS L'Europe Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 06/24/2023
Arrival 07/05/2023
FROM $ 5,142 PP
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Departure 07/03/2023
Arrival 07/14/2023
FROM $ 4,276 PP
Ship : MS L'Europe Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 07/05/2023
Arrival 07/16/2023
FROM $ 4,676 PP
Ship : MS Vivaldi Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/14/2023
Arrival 07/25/2023
FROM $ 4,527 PP
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Departure 07/20/2023
Arrival 07/31/2023
FROM $ 4,928 PP
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Departure 07/31/2023
Arrival 08/11/2023
FROM $ 4,676 PP
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Departure 08/15/2023
Arrival 08/26/2023
FROM $ 4,928 PP
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Departure 08/17/2023
Arrival 08/28/2023
FROM $ 4,276 PP
Ship : MS L'Europe Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/26/2023
Arrival 09/06/2023
FROM $ 4,676 PP
Ship : MS Vivaldi Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/28/2023
Arrival 09/08/2023
FROM $ 4,527 PP
Ship : MS L'Europe Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 09/06/2023
Arrival 09/17/2023
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Departure 09/08/2023
Arrival 09/19/2023
FROM $ 4,476 PP
Ship : MS L'Europe Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 10/03/2023
Arrival 10/14/2023
FROM $ 4,891 PP
Ship : MS Vivaldi Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 10/04/2023
Arrival 10/15/2023
FROM $ 4,728 PP
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* Price based on double occupancy

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - excursions included in the package selected - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees. 

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Guided tour of Belgrade

We'll set off by coach to visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, which is also one of the oldest cities in Europe with a history stretching back some 7000 years. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers, close to the Morava C...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Bratislava

Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993 was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name of Presburg. It then belonged to Czechoslovakia before becoming the capital of the "Slovak Socialist...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Day excursion to Bucharest (lunch included)

We'll leave on our full day excursion in the company of our guides to discover the Romanian capital of Bucharest. According to legend, the city was founded by a shepherd called Bucur, which means ‘joy' in Romanian. Bucharest has suffere...

Duration 9h00 Classic
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Tour of Budapest

In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. First we will head for the hills of Buda by crossing the Elizabeth Bridge and we will go up to the Castle quarter, from where we'll enjoy a fan...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Viennese Music Concert

Departure by coach in the company of our host/hostess towards Vienna's Kursalon where the concert will take place. Famous waltz melodies will take you back to the era of Franz Joseph and Sisi. The first half of the concert will be devoted to Moza...

Duration 2h30 Classic
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Excursion in the Danube Delta

We'll begin with a 500m walk (approx.) and then board a tourist pleasure boat to begin our visit of the Danube Delta. We'll board these small local boats (with a capacity of 50 passengers) to discover the flora and fauna of this biosphere in...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Novi Sad and the Krusedol monastery

Departure by coach from Belgrade or Novi Sad. Our excursion begins with a visit to Krusedol Monastery located in the mountainous region of Fruska Gora. More than 16 Orthodox monasteries are spread around the hamlet of Irski Venac, a great opportunity...

Duration 5h30 Classic
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Morning in the Puszta (1/2 day)

Departure by coach in the company of your host/hostess in the direction of Kiskunsag Park, at the heart of the Puszta. The Puszta, also known as the Great Plain of Hungary, is a large, flat grassland that was regarded as the Wild West of Hungary in t...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Ruse and the monastery of St. Dimitar Basarabovski

We'll leave by coach to explore the city of Ruse and the rock monastery of St. Dimitar Basarabovski. The monastery is the only functional men's rock monastery in Bulgaria, a site filled with history and still a true place of worship and every...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The "Ring" was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the ramparts that enclosed the city center and had this bou...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Biking in Belgrade

What better way to explore Belgrade than on a 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. The main topics are history and politics of Yugoslav...

Duration 3h00 Discovery
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Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians

We'll leave by coach from Devínska Nová Ves for a hike in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, including the geographically rich Sandberg expanse. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. Aft...

Duration 3h00 Discovery
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Day excursion to Bucharest (lunch included)

We'll leave on our full day excursion in the company of our guides to discover the Romanian capital of Bucharest. According to legend, the city was founded by a shepherd called Bucur, which means ‘joy' in Romanian. Bucharest has suffere...

Duration 9h00 Classic
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Off the Beaten Path in Budapest

We'll leave by coach for the Budapest Labyrinth, heading over the Elizabeth Bridge to Castle Hill. Located deep underground, the labyrinth has had several uses since the Middle Ages—refuge, hermitage, and prison. Within its serpentine corri...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
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Viennese Music Concert

Departure by coach in the company of our host/hostess towards Vienna's Kursalon where the concert will take place. Famous waltz melodies will take you back to the era of Franz Joseph and Sisi. The first half of the concert will be devoted to Moza...

Duration 2h30 Classic
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Delta Danube on a speed boat

On board a 7-passenger speed boat, you'll tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna, see the multiple natural and artificial canals, and walk away with impressions that will last a lifetime. PLEASE NOTE Subject to favorable weather...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
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Guided tour of Novi Sad and the Krusedol monastery

Departure by coach from Belgrade or Novi Sad. Our excursion begins with a visit to Krusedol Monastery located in the mountainous region of Fruska Gora. More than 16 Orthodox monasteries are spread around the hamlet of Irski Venac, a great opportunity...

Duration 5h30 Classic
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Morning in the Puszta (1/2 day)

Departure by coach in the company of your host/hostess in the direction of Kiskunsag Park, at the heart of the Puszta. The Puszta, also known as the Great Plain of Hungary, is a large, flat grassland that was regarded as the Wild West of Hungary in t...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Ruse and the monastery of St. Dimitar Basarabovski

We'll leave by coach to explore the city of Ruse and the rock monastery of St. Dimitar Basarabovski. The monastery is the only functional men's rock monastery in Bulgaria, a site filled with history and still a true place of worship and every...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes

Our guide will meet us at the ship, where we'll set off on foot for the subway station to discover the high art of Viennese living. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall, which has the Vienna Symph...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
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Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.


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

(1) The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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