Budapest, Pearl of the Danube

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Discover a diversity of cultures through Hungary, Croatia, Romania and Serbia and cruise the stunning scenery of the Iron Gates unwinds along the Danube between the Carpathians and the Balkans on this 7 night river cruise onboard the MS L’Europe.

See the biggest river parade in Europe: the Iron Gates, on the border of Romania and Serbia. It is here that the beautiful blue Danube unveils its most spectacular landscapes. Discover cities such as Belgrade, a young and modern capital, as well as legendary sites such as Baile Herculane which houses one of the oldest and most famous spas in Romania. Travel through 2000 years of history in Pécs and Budapest, which will end a magical cruise and a journey of a life time.

Inclusions

  • Direct Flights to Budapest
  • Transfers from Airport to the quay to board your river cruiser
  • 7 nights on the river cruiser, based on 2 sharing a lower deck cabin
  • Full Board basis – all meals and all drinks including alcoholic
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Refined French cuisine
  • Gala dinner and evening
  • Welcome cocktail
  • One check in bag per person

Itinerary

Day 1 BUDAPEST

Following your flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to the quay to board the 4* MS L’Europe. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner and an evening of onboard entertainment. We’ll cruise throughout the night.

Day 2 MOHACS – OSIJEK – BELGRAD

The morning will be spent cruising. We’ll then set out on an optional excursion to Osijek. Our ship will start sailing to Belgrade. After dinner, enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 3 BELGRAD – ORSOVA (Romania)

Join us on an optional excursion to Belgrade, cradle of the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures. Take advantage of some free time this afternoon to visit the city. Optional coach transfer (book and pay on board) to and from the town centre. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional Serbian entertainment on board. Our ship will start sailing to Orsova.

Day 4 ORSOVA – The Iron Gates – NOVI SAD (Serbia)

Join us on an optional excursion to the spa towns of Baile Herculane and Orsova. Our ship will start sailing through the Iron Gates. Tonight is our festive gala evening and dinner.

Day 5 NOVI SAD – ILOK – VUKOVAR – MOHACS

We’ll set out on an optional visit of Novi Sad, the capital city of the autonomous region of Vojvodina, as well as the small city of Sremski Karlovci. We’ll then head to Ilok on an optional excursion to visit the medieval city and taste some local products. When our tour is finished, we’ll return to the ship in Vukovar. After dinner, enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment. Our ship will start sailing to Mohacs throughout the night.

Day 6 MOHACS – KALOCSA

Join us on an optional excursion to Pécs, a 2000-year-old jewel of a city. The afternoon will be spent cruising. We’ll head out on an optional excursion to the Puszta. Our ship will then start sailing to Budapest.

Day 7 BUDAPEST

We’ll arrive early this morning and set out for an optional tour of Budapest. The afternoon will be free or dedicated to an optional excursion to Gödöll? Palace. Tonight, join us on a tour of Budapest “by night”.

Day 8 BUDAPEST

After buffet breakfast on board, we disembark around 9.00am. then you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Dublin

Accommodation

MS L’Europe

Cabin description

  • Upper deck :42 cabins (40 twins, cabins with a double bed)

  • Middle deck : 27 cabins (24 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed, 1 HA G cabin)

  • Main deck : 21 cabins (19 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed)

Equipments : all cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Characteristics

Built : 2006

Length : 110 m long

Width : 11.40 m wide

Cabins : 90 cabins

Passengers : 180 passengers

Facilities : lounge-bar with a dance floor – bar- dining room – pianoramabar – large sundeck with deckchairs – French balconies – lift – gift shop. Central heating, 220V electricity, air-conditioning, radar, radiophone and TV and video in the lounge, wifi on board.

RESTAURANT

Located on the main deck, the restaurant is where all meals are served during your cruise. It seats all guests at tables which vary in size with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is casual but elegant.

PIANORAMABAR

Unwind in this pleasurable place with a cocktail in hand while listening to the piano. And maybe we will get the pleasure to listen to your talent…

LOUNGE BAR WITH DANCEFLOOR

The lounge tastefully decorated has panoramic views and is spanning the bow of the ship. Cocktails and games, dancing, and other forms of entertainment all happen here.

SUN DECK

Do not miss it to unwind ! It is equipped with recliners and deck chairs, so that you can enjoy the best views of your cruise.

RECEPTION DESK

Perfect place to meet up with friends before excursions or to ask any information you may need to the staff. The Gift Shop is also located here, you’ll find a wide assortment of souvenirs, CroisiEurope products and post cards.

FITNESS

Start your day joining us for a morning fitness class on the sun deck.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Optional insurance €20 (conditions apply)
  • Single supplement from €645
  • A non refundable, non transferable booking deposit of €250 per person is required.
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €1,899pp
  Number of nights: 7

05 September 2019 €1,899 Main Deck
05 September 2019 €2,019 Middle Deck
05 September 2019 €2,069 Upper Deck

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