Gems of Southeast Europe - 7-NIGHT CRUISE


Day 1 :
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – EMBARKATION
Board the ship for your Gems of Southeast Europe cruise. During the evening, be treated to an Illuminations cruise. (D)
Day 2 :
MOHÁCS – PÉCS
Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Mohács. You’ll then visit Pécs, founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Visit the UNESCO-designated Christian Necropolis; St. Peter’s Basilica, the city’s main Catholic cathedral along with its catacombs; and Széchenyi Square, the heart of Old Town Pécs. You will also see the Mosque of Pasha Qasim the Victorious, one of the symbols of the city. Or for wine connoisseurs, you’ll want to go to the Szekszárd wine region, one of the oldest red-wine-growing areas in Hungary, established more than 2,000 years ago. You may also take an exhilarating guided bike tour around Mohács. (B,L,D)
Day 3 :
VUKOVAR, CROATIA – NOVI SAD, SERBIA
Vukovar is a Croatian symbol of resistance, which you’ll better understand on your city tour showcasing the Ovčara Memorial and Eltz Palace. Alternatively, choose a wine tasting in Ilok, a center of wine production since Roman times, where you’ll sample its famous Grasevina, Traminac and Frankovka wines. Back on board, cruise to Novi Sad, sometimes called the “Serbian Athens.” Discover Novi Sad on a walking tour to Dunavski Park and through Stari Grad, the Old Town center. If you prefer a more active exploration, join a guided biking tour or hike through Fruska Gora National Park. During the evening, visit Petrovaradin Fortress, a mighty stronghold no enemy has ever breached. (B,L,D)
Day 4 :
BELGRADE
Explore Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, on a city tour, which includes the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. Later, choose from three intriguing excursions. Visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Serbian Royal Family; and then tour the House of Flowers, the mausoleum of Marshal Tito, who became the first President of Yugoslavia. Or enjoy a taste of the region by sampling Serbian plum brandy, Šlivovitz, and delicious local delights at the Quburich Distillery. For those wishing a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour or hike to Belgrade Fortress. (B,L,D
Day 5 :
SCENIC CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES
The Iron Gates is one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. The Danube narrows as it winds through a series of magnificent gorges between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains, forming a natural border between Serbia and Romania. The ancient King Decebalus, the last king of Dacia, is proudly carved into the mountainside and always captivates travelers. (B,L,D)
Day 6 :
VIDIN, BULGARIA
Explore Vidin, one of Bulgaria’s oldest cities, and surrounding areas with a choice of excursions. Discover Baba Vida Fortress, the largest preserved medieval castle in Bulgaria. Continue on to Belogradchik, one of Bulgaria’s natural wonders, where you can hike around its most spectacular rock formations. Alternatively, visit a local home for a demonstration of traditional Bulgarian yogurt and Banitsa, a pastry you will also get to make. You also have the choice to bike through Vidin and to the castle. (B,L,D)
Day 7 :
ROUSSE – GIURGIU, ROMANIA
Visit Bulgaria’s ancient capital, Veliko Tarnovo, with its medieval fortress and multiple orthodox temples. You can opt instead to go to Rousse, known for its 19th- and 20th-century Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture, and then afterwards visit the UNESCO-designated Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo with frescos revealing exceptional artistry of 14th-century paintings. Later in the day, travel through the Romanian countryside to the capital of Bucharest, known as the “Little Paris of the East.” Enjoy a panoramic tour of the historic city center and its elegant architecture, followed by a visit to the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world. (B,L,D)
Day 8 :
GIURIU – DISEMBARKATION
Bid farewell to Giurgiu as you prepare for your flight home. (B)
(B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)

TOUR PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES:

2019 SAILINGS
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
July 14 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $3,599
August 11 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $3,599
August 18 Giurgiu Budapest AmaCerto $3,599
September 8 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $3,899
September 15 Giurgiu Budapest AmaCerto $3,899
October 6 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $3,799
October 13 Giurgiu Budapest AmaCerto $3,699
November 3 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $3,199
November 10 Giurgiu Budapest AmaCerto $3,099
2020 SAILINGS
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
March 22 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $2,799
March 29 Giurgiu Budapest AmaCerto $2,899
April 19 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $3,199
April 26 Giurgiu Budapest AmaCerto $3,399
May 10 Budapest Giurgiu AmaMagna $3,799
May 17 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $3,699
May 24 Giurgiu Budapest AmaCerto $3,699
June 7 Budapest Giurgiu AmaMagna $3,899
June 14 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $3,699
June 21 Giurgiu Budapest AmaCerto $3,699
July 12 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $3,699
July 19 Giurgiu Budapest AmaCerto $3,699
July 26 Budapest Giurgiu AmaPrima $3,699
August 2 Giurgiu Budapest AmaPrima $3,699
August 9 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $3,699
August 16 Giurgiu Budapest AmaCerto $3,699
August 23 Budapest Giurgiu AmaPrima $3,799
August 30 Giurgiu Budapest AmaPrima $3,899
September 6 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $3,999
September 13 Giurgiu Budapest AmaCerto $3,999
September 20 Budapest Giurgiu AmaPrima $3,999
September 27 Giurgiu Budapest AmaPrima $3,999
October 4 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $3,999
October 11 Giurgiu Budapest AmaCerto $3,799
October 18 Budapest Giurgiu AmaPrima $3,699
October 25 Giurgiu Budapest AmaPrima $3,599
November 1 Budapest Giurgiu AmaCerto $3,499
November 8 Giurgiu Budapest AmaCerto $3,299

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Terms & Conditions:
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