Balkan River Cruise
$2.930

per person twin share - Departure 20 May 2018

A journey between Central Europe and the Balkans - Lake Balaton, the authentic Sava and the majestic Danube rivers.
11 Days / 10 Nights
20 - 30 May 2018

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
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Discover:
The contrasting capitals of Belgrade and Zagreb
Vukovar and the medieval city of Ilok
Kopacki Rit Nature Park and Osijek
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All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED
with meals and at onboard bar
Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
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Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
Headsets are included for excursions
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Official welcome from the captain and crew
Onboard activities
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All port fees included


BUDAPEST - LAKE BALATON - ZAGREB(1) - SISAK - JASENOVAK - SLAVONSKI BROD - BRCKO - SREMSKA MITROVICA - BELGRADE - NOVI SAD - ILOK - VUKOVAR - OSIJEK - BATINA - MOHACS - BUDAPEST


DAY 1: BUDAPEST - 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.

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. Dinner tonight will be followed by an evening of entertainment.

DAY 3: SISAK (Croatia) - ZAGREB (1) - 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.

DAY 4: SISAK - JASENOVAC (Croatia)

We'll cruise to Jasenovac and visit the Lonjsko Polje protected wetland. We'll also have a taste of some regional products at an authentically decorated Slovenian farm. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 5: 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 uor excursion through the green and “Fertile Plains of Slavonia.” 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.

DAY 6: SLAVONSKI BROD (Croatia) - BRCKO (Bosnia)

We'll cruise towards Br?ko 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 an evening of traditional entertainment.

DAY 7: BRCKO (Bosnia) - SREMSKA MITROVICA (Serbia)

We'll cruise to Sremska Mitrovica. 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 continue to Sremski Karlovci, a peaceful little town of some 9,000 inhabitants on the banks of the Danube. Enjoy a stroll through Sremska Mitrovica.

DAY 8: SREMSKA MITROVICA - BELGRADE (Serbia)

We'll cruise towards Belgrade. Once we arrive, join us for a guided tour of the city, the cradle of the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures. We'll enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment. Our ship will begin to cruise to Novi Sad.

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 the medieval cities of Ilok and Vukovar. We'll return on board and cruise towards Osijek, reaching it during the night.

DAY 10: OSIJEK (Croatia) - BATINA (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.

DAY 11: BUDAPEST (Hungary)

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking towards the end of the morning. End of our services.For navigational reasons and passenger safety, the company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary.
 
 
St Sava Belgrade
Zagreb
Sremski Karlovci
Subotica