Balkan Jewels

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Descend into Eastern Europe, discovering the towns and cities along the Danube River with absolute ease from aboard your river ship. Glide through Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Hungary, disembarking each day to enjoy the sights.

  • Enjoy time in the Hungarian rural landscapes as you enjoy a traditional horse show and lunch.
  • Medieval history abounds in Veliko Tarnovo as you admire its fortified walls and cobblestone lanes.
  • Sail through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge, where the Danube narrows as it winds between Serbia and Romania.
  • Europe
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
Tour Types
  • Luxury
  • River Cruise
  • Land Journey
  • QANTAS Frequent Flyer
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Day 1: Arrive Bucharest, Giurgiu, Embark Ship
On arrival, transfer to your river ship.
Accommodation: Seven Nights, a Concerto River Ship

Day 2: Rousse, Veliko Tarnovo
In Veliko Târnovo, a local expert will guide you through this medieval city. Uncover its rich history as you wander through the city’s cobbled lanes and fortified walls. Its centrepiece is the spectacular restored Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Empire.

Day 3: Vidin, Belogradchik
Explore Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin. Raised upon the remains of the ancient town of Bononia, the medieval castle dates back to the 10th century. Afterwards, venture to Belogradchik to uncover its ancient fortress on the northern slope of the Balkan mountains. You’ll also see the town’s unique rock formations.

Day 4: Iron Gates
Cruise through the Iron Gates and experience one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will encounter on this cruise.

Day 5: Novi Sad
Get out and explore Novi Sad or call in on a local farmstead.

Day 6: Kalocsa, Puszta
Spend the morning on a Signature Experience. Afterwards, a farm in Puszta is the perfect setting for a stellar horse show and authentic Hungarian lunch.

Day 7: Budapest
Today unfolds as you please. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 8: Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest
Say your farewells, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport.

Dates Price Single Availability
21-Apr-2021 for 7 Nights On Request View live deal View live deal
17-May-2021 for 7 Nights On Request View live deal View live deal
28-Jun-2021 for 7 Nights View live deal View live deal
06-Oct-2021 for 7 Nights On Request View live deal View live deal
03-Nov-2021 for 7 Nights On Request View live deal View live deal

Touring with APT

It’s the extra little things APT think of that make your journey totally unforgettable. Whether it’s the inspirational destinations; eye opening experiences; or the fact that so much is included in the price, rest assured APT takes care of everything.

Learn from expert inside knowledge whilst you explore iconic sites – as well as discovering undiscovered gems at lesser known locations. Experience a new perspective on the world as the sights, sounds and flavours of unfamiliar cultures are vividly brought to life by their hand-picked local guides. And enjoy the unparalleled level of care and attention APT has refined over 90 years of family ownership.

APT offer a choice of Luxury or Essential river cruises and tours (Essential holidays are operated by APT Travelmarvel). There’s so much included from excursions, tipping, port charges and flights. Luxury even includes private home-to-airport  transfers and a range of Signature Experiences, giving you once-in-a-lifetime moments. And because everyone is different, the Freedom of Choice concept allows you to tailor your sightseeing in select locations, your way, at no additional cost.

But it’s the attention to detail in their personal service that truly sets APT apart. Their guests think so too. They’ve given them a 5 star TrustPilot rating.

Delight in every detail. That’s the APT Difference.


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This tour is operated by APT

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Meals:7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
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