15 Day Best of the Balkans

Discover the beauty of the Balkans on this immersive 14-night cruise. From exciting cities like Belgrade and Bucharest, to small towns in Hungary and Bulgaria, enjoy the best the region has to offer.

Price Includes

• Premium 14 night river cruise on Travelmarvel's new premium river ship
• Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director and Entertainment & Activities Coordinators
• Key sightseeing with expert local guides
• Enjoy Travelmarvel's Insider Experiences for an in-depth discovery, including a visit to a local Serbian family in their village home to learn about traditional farm life
• Cruise through the famous Iron Gates
• 40 meals plus soft drink, beer and local wine included with lunch and dinner on board your cruise
• Transfers, port charges and tipping included

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Room/Cabin information

Ship Name: Travelmarvel Polaris or Vega
Room / Cabin Type: Window Stateroom
Cabin Category / Grade: (Cat. E)
Room / Cabin Configuration: Twin/Double

Travel Dates

12 April 2021
Other departures available in April 2021, seasonal surcharges may apply.

Offer Ends

05 Mar 20,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Product itinerary


Day 1. Arrive Budapest, Embark Ship
Welcome to Budapest, Hungary’s capital. Arrive at the airport and be transferred to your premium river ship, docked on the Danube River.
14 Nights, aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship D
Day 2. Budapest
Spend the day exploring the sights of Budapest. Visit Castle Hill and admire the sweeping views of the Danube, the Houses of Parliament and Margaret Island. See the bridges arching across the inner city, including the iconic Chain Bridge, which is more than 160 years old. Cross the Danube and take in its historic monuments, such as Heroes’ Square and St Stephen’s Cathedral. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception and gala Welcome Dinner on board as your ship sets sail, Budapest putting on a show around you. BLD
Day 3. Mohács, Pécs
From the sleepy port town of Mohács, history buffs will delight in the chance to travel to the ancient city of Pécs. As Hungary’s fifth-largest city, this World Heritage site offers plenty in the way of sightseeing. Be sure to check out the copper domes of the Mosque of Pasha Qasim, as well as the 11th-century Pécs Cathedral. BLD
Day 4. Vukovar
Following the Croatian War of Independence, Vukovar’s economy, infrastructure and culture were in disarray. However, today you will see the efforts taken to restore this city to its former glory. Today, visit the Vukovar City Museum, hidden inside Eltz Manor. Enjoy the chance to wander through the castle complex. BLD
Day 5. Belgrade
In Serbia’s capital, join a guided tour through the city. Perhaps see the Belgrade Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava. Experience a traditional Serbian way of living during your Insider Experience today. BLD
Insider Experience
Visit a local family’s village, taking a tour of their home and barn to meet the resident farm animals. Stroll through the family’s fruit orchards to learn about the brewing process of ‘slivovitz’. This plum brandy is the national drink of choice.
Day 6. Iron Gates
Get ready to witness nature at its finest today as your ship cruises through the Iron Gates. This spectacular series of gorges connects Serbia and Romania, and makes for an out-of-this-world cruising experience. Make sure to have your camera charged and at the ready! BLD
Day 7. Rousse
Go ashore to Rousse, one of Bulgaria’s most elegant cities. Join a walking tour and admire the belle epoque architecture and manicured garden squares, which are reminiscent of Vienna. You’ll also pass by Liberty Square, the courthouse, the Rousse Opera House and Alexander Battenberg Square. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps visit the Regional Museum of History, the National Transport Museum, or the ancient castle ruins of Sexaginta Prista Fortress. BLD
Day 8. Giurgiu, Bucharest
Spend the entire day in Bucharest, Romania’s hip capital. Join a guided tour of the city and take in the wide tree-lined boulevards and belle epoque buildings, then walk through the Old City centre to the Royal Court, Stavropoleos Church and the Lipscani district. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, or perhaps you would like to wander the open-air Village Museum and gain an insight into traditional Romanian life. BD
Day 9. Rousse, Veliko Târnovo, Arbanasi
Today you’ll discover the fortified walls and cobblestone lanes of Veliko Târnovo. With a local expert, be guided through this medieval city and uncover its rich history. At its centre, see the restored Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Empire. After, head to the hilltops to visit Arbanasi, a village brimming with history. BLD
Day 10. Vidin, Belogradchik
Begin your day in Vidin with free time to explore your own way. Afterwards, you may like to explore Baba Vida Fortress, a medieval castle which dates back to the 10th century. Afterwards, head to Belogradchik to visit its ancient fortress on the northern side of the Balkan Mountains. While you’re here, see the town’s unique rock formations. BLD
Day 11. Scenic Cruising
The day is yours to spend on board. Take it easy and relax, taking in postcard-perfect views from the Sun Deck. BLD
Day 12. Novi Sad
Get out and explore Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city, on a guided tour. Afterwards, spend your free time relaxing, or perhaps visit Petrovaradin Fortress and check out its catacombs. BLD
Day 13. Kalocsa, Puszta
Get to know Hungary’s oldest town, Kalocsa, set right on the Danube. The town is best known for its vibrant paprika festival as well as traditional folk art and local handicrafts. Afterwards, head to Puszta for your Insider Experience. BLD
Insider Experience
In Puszta, enjoy a traditional horse show featuring Magyar cowboys and fine equestrian skills.
Day 14. Budapest
Return to Budapest, where you will spend the day your own way. You may wish to visit the Hospital in the Rock. BLD
Day 15. Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest
Disembark your ship this morning and be transferred to the airport. B
B - Breakfast
L - Lunch
D - Dinner

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