RIVER CRUISE DANUBE DELIGHTS

River Cruise by Europe Danube River
11 days 1005€
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DANUBE DELIGHTS

The main attraction of this 11-day cruise is the unique beauty of the scenery along the Danube. The journey begins in the imperial city of Vienna and continues to one of the oldest cities in Europe, Belgrade, located on the border between the ancient empires of the East and West. Following the river to Romania, the ship will pass through the impressive Iron Gates, a natural gorge that separates the Carpathian Mountains from the Balkan Mountains. The journey ends at Turnu Magurele, an ancient Byzantine fortress at the confluence of the Olt and Danube rivers.


Dates

Departure From Arrival From Price From Reserve
21-04-2024 Vienna 01-05-2024 Turnu Magurele 1435.00 €
1004.50 €
RESERVE
01-05-2024 Turnu Magurele 11-05-2024 Vienna 1670.00 €
1169.00 €
RESERVE
11-05-2024 Vienna 21-05-2024 Turnu Magurele 1670.00 €
1169.00 €
RESERVE
21-05-2024 Turnu Magurele 31-05-2024 Vienna 1670.00 €
1336.00 €
RESERVE
31-05-2024 Vienna 10-06-2024 Turnu Magurele 1670.00 €
1336.00 €
RESERVE
10-06-2024 Turnu Magurele 20-06-2024 Vienna 1670.00 €
1336.00 €
RESERVE
20-06-2024 Vienna 30-06-2024 Turnu Magurele 1670.00 €
1336.00 €
RESERVE
30-06-2024 Turnu Magurele 10-07-2024 Vienna 1670.00 €
1336.00 €
RESERVE
30-08-2024 Vienna 09-09-2024 Turnu Magurele 1670.00€ RESERVE
29-09-2024 Turnu Magurele 09-10-2024 Vienna 1435.00€ RESERVE

Itinerary

DANUBE DELIGHTS I
Duration 11 days
Departure date 21-04-2024 | 11-05-2024 | 31-05-2024 | 20-06-2024 | 30-08-2024 |
Cities Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Mohacs, Vukovar, Novi Sad, Belgrade, Vidin, Turnu Magurele
Rivers Danube
DAY 1 VIENNA
Boarding at the river port from 16:00. Accommodation in cabins. Welcome cocktail. Overnight stopover in the city. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 2 VIENNA
Full board on board. After breakfast, embark on an optional panoramic sightseeing tour of the most important sights of Austria's capital: the Opera House, City Hall, Parliament House, Burgtheater and the splendid Hofburg Imperial Palace. In the afternoon, enjoy the city at your own pace or enjoy the optional visit to Schonbrunn Palace. At midnight, the ship will leave the Austrian capital and sail towards Bratislava. Overnight on board.

DAY 3 BRATISLAVA
Full board on board. Early in the morning we will arrive in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Our optional guided tour will offer you a tour of this imperial city. We will see, among other fascinating sights, the National Theater, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, the old town hall and the impressive rock fortress. In the afternoon, we leave Bratislava for Budapest. Overnight on board.

DAY 4 BUDAPEST
Full board on board. After lunch, we will arrive in Budapest, the capital of Hungary divided by the mighty Danube into two parts: traditional "Buda" and cosmopolitan "Pest". We will take an optional guided tour through the wide boulevards of the city to the famous Parliament, the Opera House, Heroes' Square, the Market Square, the Chain Bridge and the Fisherman's Bastion with its spectacular views over the city. You cannot miss Budapest at night when the city dresses up. Night stopover in the city. Overnight on board.

DAY 5 BUDAPEST
Full board on board. We continue to Budapest. The differences between Buda and Pest create an interesting contrast between the west bank and the east bank. The hilly Buda is located in the west and is characterized by narrow cobblestone streets with a mixture of medieval and neoclassical buildings, completely rebuilt after World War II. The flat city of Pest is in the east and consists of wide boulevards with Art Deco buildings. The city presents a mixture of Turkish, Venetian, imperial and Art Nouveau styles and influences, forming an unbalanced mosaic of disparate styles. Discover it at your own pace. Overnight on board.

DAY 6 MOHACS
Full board on board. After breakfast, we will arrive in Mohacs, a small Hungarian village that played a big role in the history of Europe. In 1526, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent defeated the troops of King Louis II of Hungary thus beginning the reign of the Ottoman Empire which lasted more than a century and a half until the Habsburg troops returned these lands in 1687. Today, it is a peaceful city known for its bizarre carnival of the Busos. Free morning to discover the city at your own pace. Or take the optional visit to the nearby town of Pecs, a town with the richest Roman-era find in Central Europe, recognized by Unesco and designated a World Heritage Site (reservation required). Police control at the border with Serbia (passport required). Overnight on board.

DAY 7 VUKOVAR / NOVI SAD
Full board on board. Early in the morning, we will arrive in Vukovar, a city devastated during the Croatian War of Independence. Among the most attractive buildings in Vukovar, all damaged in the Yugoslav Wars, are the Eltz Mansion, some Baroque houses in the city center, the Franciscan monastery, the Catholic parish church of St. James, the Orthodox church of St. Nicholas and the birthplace of Lavoslav Ružička, a native of Vukovar and Nobel Prize winner. Free morning to discover the city at your own pace. Or take the optional guided walking tour of the city (advance reservation only). 
Most of the afternoon will be spent in the Serbian town of Novi Sad, known as "the Athens of Serbia". The nerve center of Novi Sad is the beautiful Liberty Square where in addition to several imposing palaces we find two of the most important buildings in the city, the Town Hall and the Catholic Cathedral noted for its tall spire. From the Liberty Square there are five streets, all of them for pedestrians, which ensure a leisurely stroll through the city. Free afternoon to discover the city at your own pace. Or take the optional guided city tour (reservation required). Overnight on board.

DAY 8 BELGRADE
Full board on board. Early in the morning, we will arrive in Belgrade, capital of Serbia and one of the oldest cities in Europe. The city is home to countless monuments from different eras and cultures, including the Kalemegdan fortress, the temple of St. Sava, Chukur fountain, the Court building, the Parliament, St. Mark's Church. We will take an optional guided tour that will provide interesting facts about the turbulent history of Belgrade. Afternoon at leisure. Be sure to visit the Skadarlija district to taste the best dishes of Serbian cuisine. On a hot day, you can visit the island of Ada Ciganlija with artificial beaches on the river bank and taste local beers or enjoy outdoor activities. Overnight on board.    
 
DAY 9 SAILING THROUGH THE IRON GATES
Full board on board. The Iron Gates is an impressive canyon of the Danube River on the border between Serbia and Romania. As the ship sails on, there are spectacular images of the mountains as well as important monuments, including the medieval fortress of Golubac, Trajan's Bridge, the Tabula Traiana (a slab dedicated to Emperor Trajan) and the face of King Decebalus carved into a 40-meter rock. Enjoy sailing through the most impressive gorge in Europe. Overnight on board.

DAY 10 VIDIN
Full board on board. In the early morning, arrive in Vidin, a small town on the banks of the Danube known for housing the only fully preserved medieval fortress in all of Bulgaria. Free day to discover the town at your own pace. Or take the optional guided tour to the fortress of Baba Vida (previous reservation only). In the evening, Captain's dinner. Overnight on board.

 

DAY 11 TURNU MAGURELE

Disembarkation after breakfast. Transfer to Bucharest with optional sightseeing tour. Bucharest is also known as "little Paris". The Romanian capital is an elegant city where splendid buildings from the beginning of the 20th century coexist with the huge architecture of the communist era (among them, the Palace of Parliament, the largest administrative building in the world). End of our services.


10% DISCOUNT UP TO 180 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FOR FULL PAYMENT ONLY (this offer does not apply to other promotions). 


INCLUDED: accommodation in outside cabins; full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day; beverages: 1 glass of house wine or 1 tap beer, mineral water in pitchers, coffee, tea at lunch and dinner on board; welcome aperitif (limited hours); 5 o'clock tea with pastries or midnight aperitif; live music; welcome and farewell cocktail with one drink included; captain's dinner; port and tourist taxes (95€/pax/cruise); medical assistance insurance; luggage handlers on board. pax);  medical assistance insurance; porters on board.   


NOT INCLUDED: excursion package; beverages not mentioned; individual transfers; flights; cancellation insurance; gratuities (90€ pax/cruise); wi-fi; laundry service; minibar. 


OPTIONAL TOURS PACKAGE "A" (FREE for min. 10 pax):

Budapest city tour

Belgrade city tour

City tour of Vienna

Bratislava city tour 

IMPORTANT: If the minimum required is not met, the price of the package of 4 tours is 170 eur/pax. 



DANUBE DELIGHTS II
Duration 11 days
Departure date 01-05-2024 | 21-05-2024 | 10-06-2024 | 30-06-2024 | 29-09-2024 |
Cities Turnu Magurele, Vidin, Mohacs, Vukovar, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna
Rivers Danube
DAY 1 TURNU MAGURELE
Boarding at the river port from 16:00. Accommodation in the cabins. Welcome cocktail. Dinner and overnight on board. In option: transfer from airport with panoramic tour of Bucharest. 

DAY 2 VIDIN
Full board on board. In the early afternoon, we will arrive in Vidin, a small town on the banks of the Danube known for housing the only fully preserved medieval fortress in all of Bulgaria. Free day to discover the town at your own pace. Or take the optional guided tour of the Baba Vida fortress (advance reservation only). Overnight on board.       

DAY 3 SAILING THROUGH THE IRON GATES
Full board on board. The Iron Gates is an impressive canyon of the Danube River on the border between Serbia and Romania. As the ship sails on, there are spectacular images of the mountains as well as important monuments, including the medieval fortress of Golubac, Trajan's Bridge, the Tabula Traiana (a slab dedicated to Emperor Trajan) and the face of King Decebalus carved into a 40-meter rock. Enjoy sailing through the most impressive gorge in Europe. Overnight on board.

DAY 4 BELGRADE
Full board on board. Early in the morning, arrive in Belgrade, capital of Serbia and one of the oldest cities in Europe. The city is home to countless monuments from different eras and cultures, including the Kalemegdan fortress, the temple of St. Sava, Chukur fountain, the Court building, the Parliament, St. Mark's church. We will take an optional guided tour that will provide interesting facts about the turbulent history of Belgrade. Afternoon at leisure. Be sure to visit the Skadarlija district to taste the best dishes of Serbian cuisine. On a hot day, you can visit the island of Ada Ciganlija with artificial beaches on the river bank and taste local beers or enjoy outdoor activities. Overnight on board.

DAY 5 NOVI SAD / VUKOVAR
Full board on board. Early in the morning, we will arrive in the Serbian town of Novi Sad, known as "the Athens of Serbia". The nerve center of Novi Sad is the beautiful Liberty Square where, in addition to several imposing palaces, we find two of the most important buildings in the city, the Town Hall and the Catholic Cathedral that stands out for its tall spire. From the Liberty Square there are five streets, all of them for pedestrians, which ensure a leisurely stroll through the city. Free morning to discover the city at your own pace. Or take the optional guided city tour (by reservation only).
Most of the afternoon will be spent in the Croatian town of Vukovar, a town devastated during the Croatian War of Independence. Vukovar's most attractive buildings, all damaged in the Yugoslav Wars, include the Eltz Mansion, some Baroque houses in the town center, the Franciscan monastery, the Catholic parish church of St. James, the Orthodox church of St. Nicholas, and the birthplace of Vukovar native and Nobel Prize winner Lavoslav Ružička. Free morning to discover the city at your own pace. Or take the optional guided city tour (advance reservation only). Overnight on board.

DAY 6 MOHACS
Full board on board. In the morning, we will arrive in Mohacs, a small Hungarian village that played a great role in the history of Europe. In 1526, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent defeated the troops of King Louis II of Hungary, thus beginning the reign of the Ottoman Empire that lasted more than a century and a half until the Habsburg troops returned these lands in 1687. Today, it is a peaceful city known for its bizarre carnival of the Busos. Free morning to discover the city at your own pace. Or take the optional visit to the nearby town of Pecs, a town with the richest Roman-era find in Central Europe, recognized by Unesco and designated a World Heritage Site (reservation required). Police control at the border with Serbia (passport required). Overnight on board.

DAY 7 BUDAPEST 
Full board on board. Early in the morning, we will arrive in Budapest, the capital of Hungary divided by the mighty Danube into two parts: traditional "Buda" and cosmopolitan "Pest". We will take an optional guided tour through the wide boulevards of the city to the famous Parliament, the Opera House, Heroes' Square, the Market Square, the Chain Bridge and the Fisherman's Bastion with its spectacular views over the city. You cannot miss Budapest at night when the city dresses up. Night stopover in the city. Overnight on board.

DAY 8 BUDAPEST
Full board on board. We continue to Budapest. The differences between Buda and Pest create an interesting contrast between the west bank and the east bank. The hilly Buda is located in the west and is characterized by narrow cobblestone streets with a mixture of medieval and neoclassical buildings, entirely rebuilt after World War II. The flat city of Pest is in the east and consists of wide boulevards with Art Deco buildings. The city presents a mixture of Turkish, Venetian, imperial and Art Nouveau styles and influences, forming an unbalanced mosaic of disparate styles. Discover it at your own pace. Overnight on board. 

DAY 9 BRATISLAVA
Full board on board. Early afternoon arrival in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Our optional guided tour will offer you a tour of this imperial city. We will see, among other fascinating sights, the National Theater, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, the old town hall and the impressive rock fortress. In the afternoon, we will leave Bratislava and head for Vienna. In the evening, Captain's dinner. Overnight on board. 

DAY 10 VIENNA
Full board on board. After breakfast, embark on an optional panoramic sightseeing tour of the most important sights of Austria's capital: the Opera House, the City Hall, the Parliament, the Burgtheater and the splendid Imperial Hofburg Palace. In the afternoon, enjoy the city at your own pace or enjoy the optional visit to Schonbrunn Palace. Overnight stopover in the city. Overnight on board.
       
DAY 11 VIENNA
Disembarkation after breakfast. End of our services.

10% DISCOUNT UP TO 180 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FOR FULL PAYMENT ONLY

INCLUDED: accommodation in outside cabins; full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day; beverages: 1 glass of house wine or 1 tap beer, mineral water in pitchers, coffee, tea at lunch and dinner on board; welcome aperitif (limited hours); 5 o'clock tea with pastries or midnight aperitif; live music; welcome and farewell cocktail with one drink included; captain's dinner;   medical assistance insurance; luggage handlers on board. pax); port and tourist taxes (95€/pax/cruise); medical assistance insurance; porters on board.   

NOT INCLUDED: excursion package; beverages not mentioned; individual transfers; flights; cancellation insurance; gratuities (90€ pax/cruise); wi-fi; laundry service; minibar. 

OPTIONAL TOURS PACKAGE "A" (FREE for min. 10 pax):
Budapest city tour
Belgrade city tour
City tour of Vienna
Bratislava city tour 
IMPORTANT: If the minimum required is not met, the price of the package of 4 tours is 170 eur/pax. 



Ship MS "Fidelio"

Technical Details

Launched - 1995, Holland | Complete renovation - 2012 | Length - 110 m. | Beam - 11.4 m. | Draft - 1.35 m. | Passenger capacity - 146 pax. | Voltage - 220 V. | Official currency on board - EUR. *Vessel classification has been given at our own discretion


Amenities

Restaurant, 3 bars, wellness area with sauna, jacuzzi and fitness area & swimming pool. Easily accessible medical services on land. All meals are served in the cozy restaurant "Panorama". You will be attended by a friendly and highly professional team. Payments can be made in Euros or with credit cards (Visa/Mastercard). Smoking is prohibited on board the ship, except on the Sun Deck.


Accommodation

All cabins (approx. 14 m²) are exterior, comfortable and tastefully decorated and have shower/WC, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, telephone, safe, individually controlled heating/air conditioning. The windows of the Lower Deck cabins are fixed and cannot be opened. The Main Deck cabins have opening panoramic windows, and the Upper Deck cabins have French balconies. All double beds can be separated. Staterooms 353, 354, 359 and 360 on the Upper Deck have bathtubs instead of showers.


Plan