16 days
From S$ 14,680/Adult

Itinerary

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Departing from: Budapest
Ports of Call: Mohacs •Villany • Vukovar • Ilok • Novi Sad • Belgrade • Vidin • Giurgiu
End at: Rousse

* Itinerary is based on voyage from Budapest to Rousse’s eastward route,
the trip may be reversed depending on departure date, please contact our friendly travel consultants for more.

 

  • Day 01 - Singapore / Budapest
    Fly Singapore / Doha QR 945 0225/0500 – Daily (7h 35m)
      Doha / Budapest QR 199 0635/1105 – Daily (5h 30m)

    Budapest, was the seat of the great Habsburg Empire sharing the honor of twin capital with Vienna.

    This afternoon, explore the Castle Hill on the Buda-side, home to Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church. You will have a spectacular view of the Danube and the Pest-side of the city.

    Overnight: Prague
    Meals included: -

  • Day 02 - Budapest
    Start your day at the Central Market Hall and taste some interesting Hungarian specialties. Afterwards, enjoy a walking tour of the Jewish QuartersThe Dohany Street Synagogue is the most famous landmark in this part of town.

    Explore the Pest side starting from the Gothic Revival Style Parliament Building to the dome of Saint Stephen’s Basilica. Next, make your way to Hero’s Square, where you will visit the House of Terror. You may also soak in the steaming waters at Széchenyi Thermal Bath.

    Overnight: Budapest
    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 03 - Budapest - Bratislava
    Today, have a full day excursion to Bratislava, the young capital of Slovakia. Explore the old town, highlights including St Martin´s Cathedralthe Opera HousePrimatial Palace, and the unique blue painted St Elisabeth Church.Walk up to Bratislava Castle, which picturesquely situated over Danube river.

    Overnight: Budapest
    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 04 - Budapest - Embarkation
    Enjoy a leisurely morning. Transfer to the cruise port this afternoon and aboard your luxurious cruise. After a Welcome Dinner, the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past the glittering riverfront of Budapest.

    Overnight: Onboard
    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Day 05 - Mohacs - Pecs / Villany
    Arrive in Mohacs around breakfast time and depart for your excursion to Pécs, founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. You will see St. Peter’s Basilica, the city’s main Catholic cathedral, as well as either a mosque that has been converted to a church or the restored synagogue.

    After lunch, enjoy a wine-tasting excursion to sample aromatic, spicy wines from the vineyards of Villány.

    Overnight: Onboard
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
  • Day 06 - Vukovar / Novi Sad
    This morning, enjoy a Yugoslav Civil War tour of Vukovar that will show you the Ovcara Memorial and Cemetery. Alternatively, choose to take a wine tasting excursion to Ilok instead. 
    Continue sail to Novi Sad, Serbia. After a walking tour of the city, you will later in the evening see the Petrovaradin fortress, which is now home to a hotel, museum and artists’ studios.

    Overnight: Onboard
    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Day 07 - Belgrade
    Wake up in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, that includes visits to Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava

    This afternoon you will have your choice of one of three excursions. 
    • Ÿ   Tito's Memorial tour: a visit to the mausoleum of Marshal Josip Broz Tito
    • Ÿ   Quburich Brandy tasting
    • Ÿ   Belgrade bike tour
    Overnight: Onboard
    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Day 08 - Cruising through the Iron Gates
    Today, take a full day of cruising through one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. Here the Danube narrows as it winds through a series of magnificent gorges between Serbia and Romania. The banks of the river along this natural border are lined with sheer-faced rocks that stretch high overhead, a sight that will be an unforgettable highlight of your adventure.

    Overnight: Onboard
    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Day 09 - Vidin
    Your time in Vidin begins with a visit to Belogradchik as well as Vidin Castle. Continue to Baba Vida Fortress, the only entirely preserved medieval castle in the country.
    You may also opt instead for a Banitsa pastry and yogurt tasting, or a guided bike tour. The ship departs early afternoon.

    Overnight: Onboard
    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Day 10 - Giurgiu / Rousse
    Today, enjoy a visit to the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Turnavo. Here you will tour Tsarevets Hill, the old citadel of the city. 
    Or, you may choose to hike to the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo, a group of monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries built into the side of a mountain. 

    Overnight: Onboard
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
  • Day 11 - Rousse - Disembarkation / Brasov
    Bid farewell to your lovely cruise and staff this morning. 
    Drive towards Transylvania region. On the way, make a stop at Sinaia where the Peles Castle stands.  Arrive Brasov and enjoy a city tour visiting the centuries old defensive towers, citadel, Black Church and Central Square.

    Overnight: Brasov
    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 12 - Brasov / Bran / Bucharest
    This morning, drive to Bran Castle, also known as the “Castle of Dracula”. On the way to Bucharest, visit a bear sanctuary where around 80 bears live in a natural habitat.

    Overnight: Bucharest
    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 13 - Bucharest
    Bucharest, named as the “Little Paris of Eastern Europe”.  Have a city tour around The Palace of the ParliamentStavropoleos Church and Cotroceni Palace and Museum.

    Continue to the Village Museum with 50 buildings representing the history and design of Romania’s rural architecture. See Bucharest’s Arc de Triomphe, built in honour of the Romanian soldiers who fought in the First World War.

    Overnight: Bucharest
    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 14 - Bucharest / Veliko Tarnovo / Plovdiv
    This morning, we leave for Bucharest and followed by the Romanian – Bulgarian border where we meet our Bulgarian guide. On the way to Veliko Tarnovo, make a stop at rbanassi, where “Nativity of Jesus” Church located.

    Continue to Plovdiv, stop at the Rose Valley and visit a rose oil farm. Continue to visit the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak was discovered in the 1960s. 

    Overnight: Plovdiv
    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 15 - Plovdiv / Sofia
    Enjoy a tour of Plovdiv and the region - the Roman Amphitheatre, the Ethnographic Museum and Hindlian House – fine examples of Bulgarian National-Revival architecture. 
    This afternoon, visit UNESCO-listed Rila Monasteryon the way to Sofia. Continue your journey to the capital city of Bulgaria – Sofia. 

    Tonight, enjoy a Bulgarian dinner with folklore show. 

    Overnight: Sofia
    Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
  • Day 16 - Sofia / Singapore

    This morning, enjoy a city tour visiting the UNESCO-listed Boyana monastery. During the tour you will see the difference between the old and new city centers and covering the St. Sofia, St. George Rotunda, the National Theatre, the Presidency, and the Parliament Square.

    Enjoy rest of the day free for shopping and leisure, before transferring to the airport.

     Fly Sofia / Doha QR 226 2030/0110+1 -  Tue,Wed,Fri,Sun (4h 40m)
      Doha / Singapore QR 946 0225+1/1515+1 - Daily (7h 50m)

    Arrive Singapore on Day 17.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Note 1: All cruise land excursion and activities are suggested itineraries. Speak to our Travel Specialists for more information

 

 

 

 

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