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Classic
2019 2020

Along the Danube and its delta, the Balkan peninsula and Budapest

14 Days - TCU_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

TULCEA - SULINA - CRISAN - OLTENITA - Bucharest(1) - RUSE - THE IRON GATES - BELGRADE - NOVI SAD - OSIJEK - MOHACS - BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA - VIENNA - MELK - PASSAU

From Romania to Austria via Serbia and Hungary, you'll be surprised and delighted by this cruise that will take you to the heart of Eastern Europe. You will discover cities with remarkable landscapes and elegant architecture such as Novi Sad, the capital of the province of Vojvodina regarded as the "Serbian Athens", whose cultural and artistic backgrounds will surprise you. Do not miss out on Ruse, one of the largest ports in Bulgaria and a true melting pot of Bulgarian and Romanian cultures. 

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 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

  • A comprehensive cruise along the Danube, taking in its history, fascinating culture and sublime landscapes
  • Idyllic sights along the Wachau Valley
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • The Danube Delta, the largest and best preserved of all European deltas
    • Bucharest, the surprising Romanian capital
    • Authentic Bulgaria with Veliko Tarnovo and the charming town of Ruse
    • Rich cultural and architectural heritage in the Serbian towns of Belgrade and Novi Sad
    • Imperial Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace
    • Budapest, 2,000 years of history

Route

Day 1

TULCEA (Romania)

Passengers are welcome to board out ship in Tulcea. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional entertainment on board.

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Day 2

TULCEA - SULINA - CRISAN (Romania)

We'll cruise towards Sulina, located at the mouth of the Danube, all the way to Crisan. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: The Danube Delta with its rich fauna and flora.
DISCOVERY: The Danube Delta on a speed boat, a thrilling and original discovery. 
We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Oltenita.

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Day 3

OLTENITA (Romania)

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Full-day excursion in Bucharest, the Romanian capital. This city is an incredible mix of styles with its Orthodox churches, manor houses in Second Empire style, clumsy-looking Stalinist architecture of the Communist period and the Palace of the Parliament (exterior only).
We'll return on board in Ruse.

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Day 4

RUSE (Bulgaria)

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Full-day excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, including lunch at a restaurant. We'll return on board in Ruse. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional folk entertainment on board.

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Day 5

RUSE

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Ruse and the Basarbovski Monastery. Ruse is a very attractive town thanks to the wide avenues, large squares and wonderful buildings which pay tribute to the national Renaissance architecture. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

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Day 6

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, seemed to be boiling.

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Day 7

BELGRADE - NOVI SAD (Serbia)

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Belgrade whose rich cultural heritage will surprise you.
DISCOVERY: Discover Belgrade by 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.
In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Discover the multi-ethnic city of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center, and the Krusedol Monastery.
We'll return on board in Novi Sad and cruise onwards to Osijek.

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Day 8

OSIJEK - MOHACS (Hungary)

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Osijek.
DISCOVERY: Discover Osijek by bike. The old part of the town, Tvrda, was built at the beginning of the 18th century and is a dream to cycle through. It is the best-preserved, largest ensemble of Baroque buildings in Croatia.
We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Mohacs and through customs before sailing on to Budapest. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.

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Day 9

BUDAPEST (Hungary)

We'll reach Budapest in the morning. Enjoy time and lunch on your own today. Feel free to visit the city at your own pace. Tonight, join us on an excursion for both packages: Traditional evening in Budapest.

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Day 10

BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Budapest. 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 of the legendary sites in Budapest.
The afternoon will be spent cruising to Bratislava. Our ship will sail through the night.

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Day 11

BRATISLAVA - VIENNA

We'll arrive in Bratislava in the early morning. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: 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 spend this afternoon cruising to Vienna, reaching it at the end of the day. Enjoy a free evening or join us on an excursion for both packages: Vienna by night.

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Day 12

VIENNA

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and tour of part of Vienna.
This afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour the Hofburg Palace, an imperial march through history, art and luxury. After dinner tonight, join us on an another optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability.)
We'll begin to cruise during the night.

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Day 13

MELK - PASSAU

We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Melk in the early morning. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner.
In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students.
In the middle of the afternoon, we'll begin to cruise to Passau. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

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Day 14

PASSAU

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 2020
Departure 05/21/2020
Arrival 06/03/2020
FROM $ 5,681 PP
Ship : MS Gérard Schmitter Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

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 (except for lunch on D9) - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected - 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 - lunch on D9 - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

14 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Danube Delta Bucharest Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Ruse Belgrade Novi Sad and Krušedol Monastery Osijek Traditional evening in Budapest Budapest Bratislava Vienna by night Schoenbrunn Palace and Vienna...
Classic

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

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

Guided tour of the town of Osijek

In the company of our guides, we will begin our tour with a visit of Osijek, a town in the East of the historical Croatian region of Slavonia. The town was founded by the Slavs, who built a river port on the ruins of the Roman town in the 7th century...

Duration 2h00 Classic

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

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

Guided tour of Vienna by night

Discover Vienna by night with a panoramic coach tour. This two-thousand-year-old city is a true open-air museum. Vienna embodies Romanticism through its powerful architecture and numerous monuments. We'll take the famous Ring which encircles hist...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Guided tour of the Hofburg, Residency of the Habsburgs and Sisi museum

Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of their reign, they turned this small 13th century fortr...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Transfer to Dürnstein and tour of the village

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the village of Dürnstein. You will drive through the Austrian Wachau dotted with charming villages and ruins of medieval castles all the way to Dürnstein. This town is well-known for its...

Duration 3h00 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...

Duration 1h45 Classic

Full day excursion: Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi (lunch included)

Departure by coach to Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria but also the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, which was established at the heart of the country. The name "Veliko Tarnovo” first appeared at the end of the 12th...

Duration 10h30 Classic

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 Classic

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

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

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
14 Shore excursions
Included in tour package The Danube Delta on a speed boat Bucharest Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Ruse Belgrade by bike Novi Sad and Krušedol Monastery Osijek by bike Folklore evening in Budapest Budapest by bike Hiking in Bratislav...
Discovery

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

Guided tour of Vienna by night

Discover Vienna by night with a panoramic coach tour. This two-thousand-year-old city is a true open-air museum. Vienna embodies Romanticism through its powerful architecture and numerous monuments. We'll take the famous Ring which encircles hist...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Guided tour of the Hofburg, Residency of the Habsburgs and Sisi museum

Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of their reign, they turned this small 13th century fortr...

Duration 3h00 Classic

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

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

Bike tour in Osijek

Discover the fourth largest city in Croatia from the seat of a bike! The old part of the town, Tvrda, was built at the beginning of the 18th century and is a dream to cycle through. It is the best-preserved, largest ensemble of Baroque buildings in C...

Duration 2h00 Discovery

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 Classic

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

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

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

Full day excursion: Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi (lunch included)

Departure by coach to Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria but also the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, which was established at the heart of the country. The name "Veliko Tarnovo” first appeared at the end of the 12th...

Duration 10h30 Classic

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 Discovery

Transfer to Dürnstein and tour of the village

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the village of Dürnstein. You will drive through the Austrian Wachau dotted with charming villages and ruins of medieval castles all the way to Dürnstein. This town is well-known for its...

Duration 3h00 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...

Duration 1h45 Classic

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

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

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

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

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