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Enchantment of Eastern Europe

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Enchantment of Eastern Europe

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River View
$4,089
Balcony
$5,306
Suite
$6,742
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
9 Days
 Cruise Starts
Budapest
 Cruise Finishes
Bucharest
9 Day Enchantment of Eastern Europe Itinerary (Emerald Cruises)
Countries Explored: Hungary Croatia Serbia Bulgaria Romania
 Cruise Length
9 Days
 Cruise Starts
Budapest
 Cruise Finishes
Bucharest
9 Day Enchantment of Eastern Europe Itinerary (Emerald Cruises)
Countries Explored: Hungary Croatia Serbia Bulgaria Romania
River Ship
Departures
Passengers
180
Crew
51
Launched
2015
Cruise Code
EWBB-1
River Ship
Departures
Passengers
180
Crew
51
Launched
2015
Cruise Code
EWBB-1

Overview

Five countries, all unique in their own way, accompany the Danube on its journey towards the furthest reaches of Eastern Europe. In Kalocsa, visit a Puszta Horse Show, enjoy lunch in the home of a local Croatian family in Osijek and, in Belgrade, enjoy a guided city tour, before a Serbian folklore show on board. Taste Romanian wine, attend a choir concert in Arbanasi, and journey by road to Bucharest.
Five countries, all unique in their own way, accompany the Danube on its journey towards the furthest reaches of Eastern Europe. In Kalocsa, visit a Puszta Horse Show, enjoy lunch in the home of a local Croatian family in Osijek and, in Belgrade, enjoy a guided city tour, before a Serbian folklore show on board. Taste Romanian wine, attend a choir concert in Arbanasi, and journey by road to Bucharest.

Itinerary

Welcome to Budapest, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship to be greeted by your friendly captain and crew. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Eastern Europe's liveliest city at leisure. The ‘Pearl on the Danube' is a truly breathtaking sight, where dozens of lights adorn the stone bridges that cross the mighty Danube, separating both sides of the city. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board. Please book your flight to arrive into Budapest prior to 05:00 PM. (D)

This morning, we'll reach Kalocsa, best known for its vibrant paprika festivals. You'll venture to the Puszta, or Great Hungarian Plain, for a traditional performance showcasing the exceptional equestrian skills of the Magyar cowboys. Relax as you watch their spectacular horse parade and witness their exercise drills. Tonight, your crew will welcome you for a welcome dinner & reception.

EmeraldPLUS Puszta horse show (B/L/D)

This morning, we will drive to Osijek, a historic university town full of leafy boulevards and promenades. Today, you will meet students from a local village who will then perform for you during your EmeraldPLUS excursion, before you embark on a walk around Osijek Fortress, nestled in the centre of the romantic old town. Later, sail further down the Danube and into Serbia, where remnants of recent conflicts can be seen on the riverbanks.

EmeraldPLUS Home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family

EmeraldPLUS Meet the local students

EmeraldACTIVE Trek to Adica

Included Excursion Guided walking tour of Osijek Fortress

DiscoverMORE Vucedol Culture Museum (extra expense) (B/L/D)

The capital of Serbia awaits you today, as a city tour introduces you to the highlights of one of Europe's oldest cities, including Belgrade Fortress. Relax as your coach takes you through the centre of this peaceful city and witness the symmetrical façade of the Church of Saint Sava, one of the world's largest church buildings. Stop for a tour of the Museum of Yugoslavia or learn about the history of Belgrade during a guided bike tour of the city. This evening, relax in the Horizon Lounge and watch a traditional Serbian folklore show.

EmeraldPLUS Serbian folklore evening show on board

EmeraldACTIVE Guided bike tour in Belgrade

Included Excursion Guided tour of Belgrade

DiscoverMORE National Opera Theatre tour (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE Routes of Nikola Tesla (extra expense) (B/L/D)

In eastern Serbia, within the Majdanpek municipality, the town of Donji Milanovac sits on the right bank of the Danube. Today, you will have the opportunity to visit the Palaeolithic site of Lepenski Vir on an included excursion. Enjoy learning about the importance of this archaeological site and its illustrious history, spanning more than 8 millennia. The day ends as we sail through the Iron Gates, a picturesque narrow gorge that meanders between the Carpathian Mountains and the European Alps.

Included Excursion Visit to Lepenski Vir archaeological site and museum

EmeraldACTIVE Visit to Lepenski Vir archaeological site and museum Donji Milanovac by bike (B/L/D)

This morning, we'll arrive in Vidin, a beautiful town in north-west Bulgaria, renowned for its wine production. Your included tour will introduce you to the best of Vidin's viticulture, as you stroll through a local vineyard and enjoy a tasting of their produce. Later, venture to Baba Vida, a medieval fortress whose name can be translated to mean “Granny Vida”. Alternatively, hike to Belogradchik Fortress, a well-preserved stronghold that sits against a series of impressive rock formations.

EmeraldACTIVE Hike to Belogradchik Fortress

Included Excursion Visit to a local vineyard with wine tasting & a visit to Baba Vida Fortress

DiscoverMORE Traditional Bulgarian pastry making (B/L/D)

Today, your Star-Ship will cruise into Rousse, where you will have the opportunity to visit Veliko Tarnovo. The former capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, this medieval city was built atop three hills and its fortifications and cobbled streets are certain to delight history lovers. Nearby, Arbanasi sits on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra River. Each street in the area is lined with traditional houses, and old churches offer centuries of exploration during your guided tour.

Alternatively, embark on a guided hike to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo, a complex of churches, chapels and monasteries. Tonight, your crew will welcome you on board for a farewell dinner.

EmeraldPLUS Choir concert in Arbanasi

EmeraldACTIVE Guided hike to Ivanovo Church

Included Excursion Tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi

DiscoverMORE Paint & Wine (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE Wine tasting at Leventa Complex (extra expense) (B/L/D)

This morning, relax and enjoy the passing scenery as we drive towards Bucharest, including the Romanian city of Giurgiu, set amongst the mud flats and marshes of the Danube. Visit the Spring Palace and the private residence of Nicolae Ceausescu, before enjoying free time to explore the city at leisure. Learn about Bucharest's vibrant history on a guided coach tour, passing by the Palace of Parliament. This evening, settle into the comfortable surrounds of your hotel and perhaps go for a stroll down one of the wide avenues or leafy boulevards that give Bucharest a distinctly French feel.

Included Excursion Guided drive through Bucharest with a visit to the Spring Palace (B)

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and transfer to the airport, taking memories of the Great Hungarian Plain and medieval fortresses with you. water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. (B)

Welcome to Budapest, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship to be greeted by your friendly captain and crew. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Eastern Europe's liveliest city at leisure. The ‘Pearl on the Danube' is a truly breathtaking sight, where dozens of lights adorn the stone bridges that cross the mighty Danube, separating both sides of the city. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board. Please book your flight to arrive into Budapest prior to 05:00 PM. (D)

This morning, we'll reach Kalocsa, best known for its vibrant paprika festivals. You'll venture to the Puszta, or Great Hungarian Plain, for a traditional performance showcasing the exceptional equestrian skills of the Magyar cowboys. Relax as you watch their spectacular horse parade and witness their exercise drills. Tonight, your crew will welcome you for a welcome dinner & reception.

EmeraldPLUS Puszta horse show (B/L/D)

This morning, we will drive to Osijek, a historic university town full of leafy boulevards and promenades. Today, you will meet students from a local village who will then perform for you during your EmeraldPLUS excursion, before you embark on a walk around Osijek Fortress, nestled in the centre of the romantic old town. Later, sail further down the Danube and into Serbia, where remnants of recent conflicts can be seen on the riverbanks.

EmeraldPLUS Home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family

EmeraldPLUS Meet the local students

EmeraldACTIVE Trek to Adica

Included Excursion Guided walking tour of Osijek Fortress

DiscoverMORE Vucedol Culture Museum (extra expense) (B/L/D)

The capital of Serbia awaits you today, as a city tour introduces you to the highlights of one of Europe's oldest cities, including Belgrade Fortress. Relax as your coach takes you through the centre of this peaceful city and witness the symmetrical façade of the Church of Saint Sava, one of the world's largest church buildings. Stop for a tour of the Museum of Yugoslavia or learn about the history of Belgrade during a guided bike tour of the city. This evening, relax in the Horizon Lounge and watch a traditional Serbian folklore show.

EmeraldPLUS Serbian folklore evening show on board

EmeraldACTIVE Guided bike tour in Belgrade

Included Excursion Guided tour of Belgrade

DiscoverMORE National Opera Theatre tour (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE Routes of Nikola Tesla (extra expense) (B/L/D)

In eastern Serbia, within the Majdanpek municipality, the town of Donji Milanovac sits on the right bank of the Danube. Today, you will have the opportunity to visit the Palaeolithic site of Lepenski Vir on an included excursion. Enjoy learning about the importance of this archaeological site and its illustrious history, spanning more than 8 millennia. The day ends as we sail through the Iron Gates, a picturesque narrow gorge that meanders between the Carpathian Mountains and the European Alps.

Included Excursion Visit to Lepenski Vir archaeological site and museum

EmeraldACTIVE Visit to Lepenski Vir archaeological site and museum Donji Milanovac by bike (B/L/D)

This morning, we'll arrive in Vidin, a beautiful town in north-west Bulgaria, renowned for its wine production. Your included tour will introduce you to the best of Vidin's viticulture, as you stroll through a local vineyard and enjoy a tasting of their produce. Later, venture to Baba Vida, a medieval fortress whose name can be translated to mean “Granny Vida”. Alternatively, hike to Belogradchik Fortress, a well-preserved stronghold that sits against a series of impressive rock formations.

EmeraldACTIVE Hike to Belogradchik Fortress

Included Excursion Visit to a local vineyard with wine tasting & a visit to Baba Vida Fortress

DiscoverMORE Traditional Bulgarian pastry making (B/L/D)

Today, your Star-Ship will cruise into Rousse, where you will have the opportunity to visit Veliko Tarnovo. The former capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, this medieval city was built atop three hills and its fortifications and cobbled streets are certain to delight history lovers. Nearby, Arbanasi sits on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra River. Each street in the area is lined with traditional houses, and old churches offer centuries of exploration during your guided tour.

Alternatively, embark on a guided hike to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo, a complex of churches, chapels and monasteries. Tonight, your crew will welcome you on board for a farewell dinner.

EmeraldPLUS Choir concert in Arbanasi

EmeraldACTIVE Guided hike to Ivanovo Church

Included Excursion Tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi

DiscoverMORE Paint & Wine (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE Wine tasting at Leventa Complex (extra expense) (B/L/D)

This morning, relax and enjoy the passing scenery as we drive towards Bucharest, including the Romanian city of Giurgiu, set amongst the mud flats and marshes of the Danube. Visit the Spring Palace and the private residence of Nicolae Ceausescu, before enjoying free time to explore the city at leisure. Learn about Bucharest's vibrant history on a guided coach tour, passing by the Palace of Parliament. This evening, settle into the comfortable surrounds of your hotel and perhaps go for a stroll down one of the wide avenues or leafy boulevards that give Bucharest a distinctly French feel.

Included Excursion Guided drive through Bucharest with a visit to the Spring Palace (B)

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and transfer to the airport, taking memories of the Great Hungarian Plain and medieval fortresses with you. water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. (B)

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Emerald Sun

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You're Invited & EmeraldPLUS

Authentic included adventures that take you into the cultural heart of each destination. Read more

EmeraldACTIVE
EmeraldACTIVE

Ignite your sense of adventure and explore a little further on foot or by bike. Read more

Five Star Dining On Board
Five Star Dining On Board

Enjoy the finest flavours of Europe prepared by the expert culinary team aboard your river cruise. Read more

Cultural Shows & Entertainment
Cultural Shows & Entertainment

From onboard shows to local performances, there's never a dull moment during an Emerald river cruise. Read more

Sun Deck Life
Sun Deck Life

Deck games, a walking track and a place to relax and take in the views awaits on the sun deck. Read more

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