Gems of Southeast Europe : 2018 - 7-Night Cruise : Giurgiu to Budapest : ms AmaCerto
CRUISE FROM : Budapest to Giurgiu
From Budapest to Giurgiu, touch history in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, as you sail along the lower Danube. Medieval towns, Roman ruins and the Iron Gate showcase the best of Eastern Europe. Visit Belogradchik, Bulgaria's natural wonder, and Serbia's Novi Sad. Taste history from centuries-old vineyards in Ilok, and visit two of Romania's legendary castles, Bran and Peles. Throughout your journey, be treated to the flavors and cultures of this diverse swath of the continent.
COUNTRIES: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
Gems of Southeast Europe
At A Glance
On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
SPACIOUS STATEROOMS 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies) Computer for internet access Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs Internet and Wi-Fi access Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track Fitness room, massage services and hair salon Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING All onboard dining in a variety of venues Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients The Chef's Table specialty restaurant Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La ChaÃ®ne des RÃ´tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner La ChaÃ®ne des RÃ´tisseurs exclusive dining experience Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION Immersive tours in every destination Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options Bike tours and hikes Special Interest Tours Knowledgeable guides Personal headset for easy exploration Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
Day 1 : EMBARKATION - GIURGIU, ROMANIA
Embark your ship in Giurgiu. Tonight gather on board and meet your fellow passengers. (B,L,D)
Day 2 : GIURGIU - ROUSSE
Step back into ancient history by touring Bulgaria's ancient capital, Veliko Tarnovo, and its legendary medieval fortress and orthodox temples. Or opt to venture to the stunning city of Rousse, sometimes called Little Vienna for its breathtaking 19th- and 20th-century Neo- Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture and then afterwards marvel at the UNESCO-designated Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo with frescos revealing exceptional artistry of 14th-century paintings and Bulgarian medieval art. (B,L,D)
Day 3 : 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 overlooking the Danube. Continue on to Belogradchik, one of Bulgaria's natural wonders, where you can hike around its most spectacular rock formations. Alternatively, be welcomed into a local home for a demonstration and tasting of traditional Bulgarian yogurt and Banitsa, a delicious pastry with filo dough and cheese. Or you can choose to bike through Vidin for a more active adventure and see the castle. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : SCENIC CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES
The dramatic Iron Gates stretches between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains, forming the boundary between Romania and Serbia and is one of the most breathtaking natural wonders along the Danube River. The ancient Serbian king, King Decebalus, is proudly carved into the mountainside and always captivates travelers. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : BELGRADE, SERBIA
Discover the wonders of Serbia's capital, Belgrade, on a city tour with highlights that include 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, the first President of Yugoslavia. Or savor a taste of Slivovitz, Serbian plum brandy, and other delicious local delights at the Quburich Distillery. Or join a guided bike tour for those wishing a more active adventure. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : NOVI SAD, SERBIA-VUKOVAR, CROATIA
Enjoy a walking tour of Novi Sad to explore why some have called the city the "Serbian Athens" and see Dunavski Park and Stari Grad, the Old Town center. Or join a guided biking or hiking tour and enjoy a more active exploration. In the evening, you'll be captivated by the legendary Petrovaradin Fortress, a mighty stronghold no enemy has ever breached. Back on board, cruise to Vukovar, the Croatian symbol of resistance. See history come to life as you visit the Ovcara Memorial and Eltz Palace. Or you could indulge in a Croatian wine tasting by choosing to visit Ilok, a center of wine production since Roman times, and sample its famous Grasevina, Traminac and Frankovka wines. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : PÃ?CS, HUNGARY - MOHÃCS
A scenic morning cruise will bring us into Hungary and the town of Pecs, 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 Szechenyi Square, the heart of Old Town Pecs. You will also see the Mosque of Pasha Qasim the Victorious, one of the symbols of the city. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : BUDAPEST - DISEMBARKATION
Disembark your cruise in Budapest. (B)
|Offer valid through 3/31/2018|
|Day 1||Giurgiu|| || |
|Day 2||Rousse|| || |
|Day 3||Vidin|| || |
|Day 4||Scenic Cruising Through The Iron Gates|| || |
|Day 5||Belgrade|| || |
|Day 6||Novi Sad|| || |
|Day 7||Pecs|| || |
|Day 8||Budapest|| || |
ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Port Charges not included in cruise price$168 per person.
Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; AA+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.
Single Supplement for Land$640 per person.
BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).
VisaA Turkish Tourist Visa is required for entry into Istanbul, Turkey. All guests traveling to Turkey must obtain an electronic visa (e-Visa) prior to their departure date.
Terms & Conditions:
All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.