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2018 2019
FROM $ 4,234 per person

From the Blue Danube to the Black Sea

12 Days - LIT_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

LINZ - MELK - VIENNA - BRATISLAVA - BUDAPEST - BEZDAN - NOVI SAD - BELGRADE - The Iron Gates - RUSE - GIURGIU - OLTENITA - TULCEA - Constanta

From the Iron Gates to the Danube Delta, 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 Belgrade to Vienna via Bratislava and Budapest, discover unique architecture, history and culture all along the beautiful Danube.

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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 in lounge and bar
  • 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
    • The Rusenski Lom river valley
    • Ruse and its astonishing features
    • Novi Sad, the pearl of Vojvodina

Cruise

Day 1

LINZ (Austria)

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 4:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Our ship will cruise towards Melk through the night.

Day 2

MELK - VIENNA (Austria)

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit to the Melk Abbey, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. Our ship will cruise to Vienna. In this evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Viennese concert (subject to availability.)

Day 3

VIENNA - BRATISLAVA (Slovakia)

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided visit of Schoenbrunn Palace and with its magnificent park, the former summer residence of the Emperor of Austria and his family.
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.
After our visits, we'll begin to cruise to Bratislava. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava, dominated to the north by the slopes of the southern tip of the Little Carpathians and bathed by the Danube. Its charm is found in its old town, with its splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares.
DISCOVERY: Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava.
We'll return on board and cruise to Budapest.

Day 4

BUDAPEST (Hungary)

We'll arrive in Budapest. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873. Buda, on one bank with its rolling hills and valleys; and Pest, on the other, with its flatter landscape that offers a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube. Both are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other legendary sites in Budapest.
The afternoon is free to do as you please. Join us on an optional (not included in the packages): Discover Gellert baths and spa. In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 5

BUDAPEST - KALOCSA (Hungary) - MOHACS (Hungary) - BEZDAN (Serbia)

We'll arrive in Kalocsa. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Puszta, the Pannonian steppe grasslands. We'll enjoy a horse show. After we return on board, we continue towards Mohacs and Novi Sad. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 6

NOVI SAD (Serbia) - BELGRAD (Serbia)

We'll arrive in Novi Sad. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided visit of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center.
DISCOVERY: Novi Sad and a walk to the Petrovaradin fortress. We'll leave the ship for an energetic walk to the Petrovaradin Fortress. We'll stroll along the riverfront before climbing the 200 steps up to the fortress. The view from the fort is splendid, and we'll enjoy a snack during our hike.
Our ship will begin to cruise to Belgrade. The afternoon will be spent cruising, before arriving in the Serbian capital in the evening. In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Belgrade.

Day 7

BELGRAD - DONJI MILANOVAC (Serbia)

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Belgrade. Known for its high cultural influence during the Turkish occupation, the city charms us with its Eastern, Slavic and Austrian heritage. The lively Terazije Square is considered the heart of the city.
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.
The afternoon will be spent cruising to Donji Milanovac.

Day 8

DONJI MILANOVAC - THE IRON GATES

The entire day will be spent cruising on the Danube. Our 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, seems to be boiling. 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. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.

Day 9

RUSE (Bulgaria)

We'll arrive in Ruse. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of the canyon-shaped valley along the Rusenski Lom River, and the Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo, a group of monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries hewn out of solid rock. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Ruse. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional entertainment on board.

Day 10

RUSE - GIURGIU (Romania) - OLTENITA ( Romania)

Our ship will cruise to Giurgiu. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Bucharest. Bucharest offers a striking combination of architectural styles: Curtea Veche, the ruins of a 15th-century palace built during the rule of Vlad III Dracula, orthodox churches, Empire-style manor houses, Communist-inspired architecture, and the Parliament (outside only - entrance fees not included).
We'll return on board in Olenita

Day 11

TULCEA (Romania)

We'll arrive in Tulcea. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: The Danube Delta. 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.
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'll return on board in Tulcea. Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment.

Day 12

TULCEA

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

Dates & Prices

START IN 2018
Departure 09/20/2018
Arrival 10/01/2018
FROM $ 5,578 per person
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 09/23/2018
Arrival 10/04/2018
FROM $ 4,234 per person
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

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

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected except concert of Viennese music - 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 - concert of Viennese music.

Shore Excursions

13 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Melk Abbey The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes Hiking in Bratislava : the little Carpathians Budapest by bike Traditional evening in Budapest The Puszta (half-day) Novi Sad and a walk to the Pet...
Discovery

Guided tour of the Melk Abbey

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as the Babenberg's fortified castle. It was founded in...

Duration 1h45

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 Symphony, Vie...

Duration 4h00

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

BUDAPEST BY BIKE

From the ship, we'll set out to explore Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture. We'll pass in front of the basilica, Liberty Squa...

Duration 2h00

Traditional evening in Budapest

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklore and Gypsy dance and music. After this show, the...

Duration 2h00

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

Novi Sad and a walk to the Petrovaradin fortress

We'll leave the ship for an energetic walk to the Petrovaradin Fortress. We'll stroll along the riverfront before climbing the 200 steps up to the fortress. An exceptional work of 18th-century fortification engineering, it is one of the largest, most...

Duration 3h00

Traditional evening in Belgrade

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides for the traditional evening in Belgrade which will take place in a Hotel. Enjoy one hour of enchanting traditional dances and songs that will take you through the various regions of Serbia. After the s...

Duration 2h30

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. A break with a snack will be provided during the tour.   Du...

Duration 3h00

The Roussenki Valley and rupestrian churches in Ivanovo

We'll set off by coach in the company of our guides to the Valley of Roussenki-Lom for a visit to a rock-hewn church of Ivanovo, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Here in this valley in North-Eastern Bulgaria, several churches, chapels,...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Ruse

We'll set off by coach to visit the town of Ruse, one of the largest ports in Bulgaria. It was founded by the Romans under the orders of Emperor Augustus. During the Ottoman Empire, it was the most important town of the empire located on the Danube....

Duration 3h00

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 suffered greatl...

Duration 9h00

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.   Duration: approx. 4:00 Subject to...

Duration 4h00
13 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Melk Abbey Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace Bratislava Budapest Traditional evening in Budapest The Puszta (half-day) Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Traditional evening in Belgrade Belgrade Rusenski Lom Valley and...
Classic

Guided tour of the Melk Abbey

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as the Babenberg's fortified castle. It was founded in...

Duration 1h45

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 boulevard bui...

Duration 4h00

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 Repu...

Duration 3h00

Guided 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 famous Chain Bridge and we will go up to the Castle quarter, from where we'll enjoy a fant...

Duration 4h00

Traditional evening in Budapest

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklore and Gypsy dance and music. After this show, the...

Duration 2h00

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

Guided tour of Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci

We'll set off by coach to visit the town of Novi Sad. Capital of the autonomous region of Vojvodina, Novi Sad is also the second largest town in Serbia, going by the size of its population. The town has a long and troubled history since it was under...

Duration 3h30

Traditional evening in Belgrade

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides for the traditional evening in Belgrade which will take place in a Hotel. Enjoy one hour of enchanting traditional dances and songs that will take you through the various regions of Serbia. After the s...

Duration 2h30

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 Corri...

Duration 4h00

The Roussenki Valley and rupestrian churches in Ivanovo

We'll set off by coach in the company of our guides to the Valley of Roussenki-Lom for a visit to a rock-hewn church of Ivanovo, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Here in this valley in North-Eastern Bulgaria, several churches, chapels,...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Ruse

We'll set off by coach to visit the town of Ruse, one of the largest ports in Bulgaria. It was founded by the Romans under the orders of Emperor Augustus. During the Ottoman Empire, it was the most important town of the empire located on the Danube....

Duration 3h00

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 suffered greatl...

Duration 9h00

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 the comp...

Duration 4h00

GELLERT BATHS AND SPA

You'll set out with your guide to visit the famous Gellert Baths and Spa. Now part of the famous Hotel Gellert in Buda, references to the spa's healing waters have been found from as early as the 13th century. The current spa was founded in 1...

Duration 3h00

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 Mozart c...

Duration 2h30

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Vivaldi

3 Decks

MS L'Europe

3 Decks

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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