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2019 2020

Through Central Europe and the Balkans - Lake Balaton, the Sava and the Danube

11 Days - SDA_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

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

From Lake Balaton to Budapest, embark on a unique cruise to discover the majestic Danube and Sava rivers. Explore Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia but also Hungary 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.

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

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

Route

Day 1

Budapest(1) - Lake Balaton (Hungary)

Upon arrival in Budapest, you will be transferred by coach to Lake Balaton, a favorite short-vacation destination for Hungarians. Join us for a guided tour of Tihany, a popular recreational area with beaches on its eastern and western coasts. After some free time on your own, we'll head for Balatonfüred, one of the oldest health resorts on the northern shores of the lake. We'll spend the night at the hotel.

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Day 2

Lake Balaton - Varazdin - SISAK (Croatia)

You'll be transferred by coach to Varazdin for a tour of the town. After lunch, we'll continue to Sisak, arriving in the late afternoon. 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.

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Day 3

SISAK (Croatia) - Zagreb - SISAK

Join us for a full-day 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. Afterwards, we'll return on board.

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Day 4

SISAK - JASENOVAC (Croatia) - DAVOR

We'll cruise to Jasenovac. In the afternoon, join us for an excursion to Lonjsko Polje protected wetland. We'll return on board and cruise towards Davor. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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Day 5

DAVOR - JASENOVAC - SLAVONSKI BROD

We'll cruise to Slavonski Brod, dominated by the Brod Citadel, built in the 18th century to protect the Austro-Hungarian Empire from Turkish invasions. Next, we'll set off by coach for our excursion through the green and "Fertile Plains of Slavonia." After some free time, we'll continue on to the village of Stara Kapela. We'll be welcomed by the local villagers and invited to sample their specialties while listening to traditional music. We'll return on board after our tour.

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Day 6

SLAVONSKI BROD (Croatia) - BRCKO (Bosnia)

We'll cruise towards Brcko in Bosnia. Today, enjoy a stroll through Brcko. The pedestrian street, lined with traditional buildings, contrasts with the adjacent streets where the ruins of the recent conflicts live side by side with modern constructions. We'll enjoy a folklore evening on board.

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Day 7

BRCKO (Bosnia) - BELGRADE (Serbia)

Today will be spent cruising towards Belgrade. 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.

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Day 8

BELGRADE (Serbia)

This morning, join us for a guided tour of Belgrade, the cradle of the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures. In the afternoon, 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 enjoy a folklore evening on board. Our ship will begin to cruise to Novi Sad.

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Day 9

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

Join us for a guided tour of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center. We'll then cruise to Ilok for our excursion to this medieval city. We'll return on board and cruise towards Osijek, reaching it during the night.

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Day 10

OSIJEK (Croatia) - MOHACS (Hungary)

Join us for an excursion to Osijek and the Kopacki Rit nature park, one of the largest and most attractive marshes in Europe. We'll then be transferred to Mohacs and cruise towards Budapest. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.

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Day 11

BUDAPEST(1) (Hungary)

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking towards the end of the morning. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2020
Departure 05/06/2020
Arrival 05/16/2020
FROM $ 2,946 PP
Ship : MS Victor Hugo Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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

Coach transfers on D1 and 2 and to Budapest airport on D11 - services of a guide on D1 and D2 - guided visit of Varazdin and Tihany - lunch in Varazdin - accommodations in a 3-star hotel LS in Balatonfüred or the surrounding area - your cruise with all meals from dinner on D2 to breakfast on D11 - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - welcome cocktail - excursions mentioned in the program - onboard entertainment - gala dinner - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - onboard folklore evenings - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - lunch on D1 - transfers to/from departure/arrival points - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

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 Classic
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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 fil...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Excursion through Slavonia

Departure by coach for our excursion to generous Slavonia through the lush green hills dominating the Sava plain. We will start off with a visit of Pozega, a small town famous for its wine and delicacies. History unfolds downtown through various monu...

Duration 6h00 Classic
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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 Classic
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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 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 un...

Duration 3h30 Classic
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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 Classic
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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 Classic
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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) Recommendation: Arrival D1 in Budapest (BUD) before 1pm; departure D11 from Budapest (BUD) after 1.30pm, the boat will arrive D11 at 11am in Budapest.

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

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