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2018 Itinerary

9 Day Itinerary (Budapest > Bucharest)

  • Tour Code

    EWBB

  • Departure City

    Budapest

  • Duration

    9 Day

  • Return City

    Bucharest

Selected Itinerary
Departure and Return City

Tour Inclusions

your cruise includes

  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

included excursions

  • Guided Tour of Osijek Fortress
  • City tour of Belgrade
  • Visit to Viminacium Archaeological Excavation Site and Museum
  • Visit the hilltop villages of VelikoTarnovo & Arbanasi
  • Guided Drive through Bucharest and Visit to Parliament Palace

you’re invited

  • Puszta Horse Show in Kalocsa
  • Home Hosted Lunch with a local Croatian family
  • Local School Visit
  • Serbian Folklore Evening Show
  • Cooking Demonstration on Board
  • Choir Concert in Arbanasi

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  • Bike Tour in Belgrade
  • Hike to Belogradchik
  • Hike to Ivanovo Church

dining highlights

  • 22 superb meals including 8 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 8 Dinners (D)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • Day 1 Arrival Budapest

    You will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. This evening join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner and drinks.

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Kalocsa

    Early this morning we sail out of Budapest towards Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary, famous for the production of paprika. This afternoon visit a local Puszta Horse Farm and enjoy a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of Magyar horseman. Tonight the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.
    You’re Invited: Visit to Puszta Horse Farm

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3 Osijek

    Cruise into the border region of Croatia today, an area that was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence at the end of the communist era. Compare stories back at the ship and enjoy an evening of sailing further down the Danube into Serbia, where remnants of former conflicts can be regularly seen along the river banks.
    You’re Invited: Home Hosted Lunch with a Croatian Family
    You’re Invited: Local School Visit

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 Belgrade

    Serbia's vibrant capital awaits today, your city tour includes a visit to Tito's Memorial, the impressive Fortress Kalemegdan and St Sava Church which is the world's largest orthodox cathedral.
    Discover More: National Opera Theatre Tour (extra expense)
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Biking Tour
    You’re Invited: Serbian Folklore Evening Show

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 Kostolac

    Today you will embark on an incredible journey to the first and biggest architectural archaeological excavation in Eastern Europe, the Viminacium Archaeological Excavation Site and Museum. This site was one of the most important Roman cities and military camps in the period from 1st to 4th centuries. Its exceptional strategic importance was reflected both in the defence of the northern border of the Roman Empire and in turn of communications and commercial transactions.
    You’re Invited: Cooking Class Demonstration

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6 Vidin

    In the morning, relax on board as you sail through the narrow gorge between the European Alps and Carpathian Mountains known as the Iron Gates. The narrow and once dangerous passage boasts spectacular scenery forming the border between Romania and Serbia. Arrive in Vidin, the most eastern town in Bulgaria.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Belogradchik

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7 Rousse - Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi

    Today your ship will cruise to Rousse and visit the impressive cliff top town of Veliko Tarnovo, the former capital of the Bulgarian empire known once as the 'city of the Tsars'. Visit the historic town of Arbanasi perched on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra River and lined with traditional houses. The town is known for its 17th and 18th century churches and many examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture. Tonight join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner.
    You’re Invited: Choir Concert in Arbanasi
    EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Ivanovo Church

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8 Giurgiu Disembarkation

    This morning disembark your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise and journey by road to Romania's capital, Bucharest. Your city tour includes the enormous Palace of the Parliament; Europe's largest building constructed by former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The city's wide avenues have a distinctly French feel; in fact the city is often referred to as the Paris of the East. Included is a one night stay in Bucharest.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 Bucharest - Farewell

    Your tour concludes after breakfast when you are transferred to the airport for your onward or home bound flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

    Pricing and Availability All prices listed are per person