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A journey between Central Europe and the Balkans

11 Days - DSA_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

BUDAPEST - MOHACS - OSIJEK - VUKOVAR - NOVI SAD - BELGRADE - SREMSKA MITROVICA - BRCKO - SLAVONSKI BROD - JASENOVAC - SISAK - Zagreb - SISAK - Lake Balaton - Budapest

From Budapest to Lake Balaton, embark on a unique cruise to discover the majestic Danube and Sava rivers. Explore Hungary, Croatia, Serbia but also Bosnia through our excursions combining nature and culture. Wander through nature parks, medieval cities and multi-ethnic capitals with a diversity of architectures all along these two magnificent rivers.

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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

  • INCLUDED 2-DAY/1-NIGHT EXTENSION:
    • Lake Balaton and Varazdin
    • Visit to the Tihany Peninsula
    • One night's accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Balatonfüred
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Kopacki Rit Nature Park and Osijek
    • Vukovar and the medieval city of Ilok
    • The contrasting capitals of Belgrade and Zagreb

Cruise

Day 1

BUDAPEST (Hungary)

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 before dinner.

Day 2

MOHACS (Hungary) - OSIJEK (Croatia)

We'll sail and cross the border into Croatia in Mohàcs, passing Batina and the nature park of Kopacki Rit before reaching Osijek. This afternoon, join us for an excursion to the Kopacki Rit Nature Park and to Osijek. The nature park, located close to the confluence of the Drava and the Danube, is one of the largest and most attractive preserved wetlands in Europe.

Day 3

OSIJEK - VUKOVAR (Croatia) - ILOK (Croatia) - NOVI SAD (Serbia)

We'll cruise towards Vukovar, one of the prettiest towns in the Danube Valley. Join us for an excursion to Vukovar and the medieval city of Ilok. We'll return on board and cruise to Novi Sad. Join us for a guided visit of Novi Sad: located in the Great Plain, the city is the multi-ethnic capital of Vojvodina. We'll return on board and cruise to Belgrade.

Day 4

BELGRADE - SREMSKA MITROVICA (Serbia)

Join us for a guided tour of Belgrade. Located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, the town has created its own cultural identity based on a mix of Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures. We'll return on board and cruise towards Sremska Mitrovica. Our cruise will take us along the Sava River, crossing the plain of Vojvodina, a genuine bread basket of Serbia with a mosaic of cultures.

Day 5

SREMSKA MITROVICA (Serbia) - BRCKO (Bosnia)

Join us for an excursion across Vojvodina: Around the hamlet of Iriski Venac are more than 16 Orthodox monasteries, the chance to discover Serbian art - a mix of Byzantine style and Baroque architecture. We'll return on board and start sailing towards Brcko in Bosnia. Enjoy a traditional folklore evening.

Day 6

BRCKO (Bosnia) - SLAVONSKI BROD (Croatia)

We'll go for a walk in Br?ko. The pedestrian main street is lined with buildings in the traditional Austro-Hungarian architectural style crossed with Ottoman influences. It contrasts with the adjacent streets where the ruins of the recent conflicts live side by side with modern constructions. Afterwards, we'll return on board and cruise towards Slavonski Brod. The Sava River marks the border between Bosnia and Croatia, and we'll pass through Slavonia, the fertile plain of Croatia, reaching Slavonski Brod in the night.

Day 7

SLAVONSKI BROD (Croatia) - JASENOVAC (Croatia)

Join us for a guided walking tour through Slavonski Brod. You'll discover the town center and its main square, the Franciscan church and the Brod Citadel - an imposing construction in Vauban style, built to protect the Austro-Hungarian Empire from Turkish invasions. We'll return on board and cruise to Jasenovac, reaching it in the night. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 8

JASENOVAC (Croatia) - SISAK (Croatia)

Join us for an excursion to Lonjsko Polje Nature Park: A land much favored by migratory birds when the Lonja floods. Sample regional produce in an authentic Slavonian farm. We'll cruise towards Sisak.

Day 9

SISAK (Croatia) - Zagreb - SISAK

Join us for an excursion to Zagreb. The harmonious combination of architecture and green space makes Zagreb a perfect model for a town. Even the cemetery, cultivated like an English landscaped garden, is a comforting place for a pleasant walk. Take a stroll along the steep streets of Gradec and Kaptol, the historic center of Zagreb. We'll return on board for our gala dinner and evening.

Day 10

SISAK (Croatia) - Zagorje - Lake Balaton

We'll disembark and transfer by coach to Varazdin, in the Zagorje province. Join us for a guided visit of the historic town of Varazdin, a real Baroque gem. Then we'll continue towards Lake Balaton, a favorite short break destination for Hungarians. We'll return to our hotel.

Day 11

Lake Balaton - Budapest

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll set out for a guided tour of Tihany. This peninsula is truly captivating and you'll be charmed by its beautiful setting and its baroque Benedictine abbey. Enjoy time at leisure. Afterwards, you'll be transferred to Budapest, stopping for lunch along the way. We'll reach Budapest in the beginning of the afternoon. End of our services.

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  • 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 - welcome cocktail - onboard entertainment - gala dinner - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - excursions mentioned in the program - traditional evening in Brcko - transfer by coach from the airport to the port in Budapest on D1 - transfers by coach on D10 and D11 - services of a tour guide on D10 and D11 - guided tours of Varazdin and Tihany - lunch in Varazdin - accommodation at a 3-star hotel in or near Balatonfüred - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - lunch on D11 - transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

7 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Kopacki Rit and Osijek Nature Parks Ilok and Vukovar Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Belgrade Through Vojvodina Lonjsko Polje nature park Zagreb (day tour - lunch included)
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Guided tour of Kopacki Rit Nature Park and 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 4h30

Ilok

Our excursion starts with a visit to the medieval town of Ilok. Overlooking the Danube, this small fortified town has for centuries over been famous for its vineyards. Tangible proofs of life from prehistorical times and the Middle-Ages up to the pre...

Duration 3h30

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

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

Through Vojvodina

Departure from Sremska Mitrovica by coach in the company of your guides to discover the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. During its eventful history, Vojvodina was successively dominated by numerous invaders coming from all over Eastern Europe befor...

Duration 4h00

Lonjsko Polje

Departure by coach from Jasenovac towards Lonjsko Polje, the largest protected wetland in both Croatia and the entire Danube basin where you'll be able to admire migratory birds. We'll then move on to Krapje to attend a short introductive film about...

Duration 4h00

Full day excursion to Zagreb (lunch included)

Departure by coach from Sisak in the company of your hostess towards Zagreb. The Croatian capital was born from the junction of two medieval towns which for centuries developed on two hills facing each other. These two cities, Gradec and Kaptol, were...

Duration 9h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Victor Hugo

2 Decks

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

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

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