Balkans Explorer

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Includes flights from the UK. Experience total luxury aboard the MS AmaMagna and pause to explore riverside towns in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria.

Highlights
  • Damaged during the Croatian War of Independence, explore Eltz Manor in its now completely restored pre-war appearance.
  • Take a fully guided tour through the vibrant Serbian city of Belgrade, rich in history and beauty.
  • Sail through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge, where the Danube narrows as it winds between Serbia and Romania.
Destinations
  • Europe
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
Tour Types
  • River Cruise
  • -

Fly from the UK to Budapest. You will be met at the airport and then transferred to your river ship, docked on the Danube River. Enjoy some time to settle in before getting to know your fellow travellers and APT Cruise Director at a Welcome Reception.

You have the choice as to how you spend your day.

Today, enjoy your Signature Experience. Later this afternoon, set sail to Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city, where a guided exploration awaits. Set out with a local guide and discover how this city thrives on art and culture.

In Serbia’s capital, select your inclusion.

Cruise through the Iron Gates and experience one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will encounter on this cruise. Your ship will ribbon its way through the series of gorges between Serbia and Romania.

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.

Choose from the sightseeing options on offer today.

Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport in Bucharest for your return flight to the UK.

Included
  • Meals
    -7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Dates Price Single Availability
30-Jun-2021
7 Nights
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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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