Budapest to the Black Sea

19 Included Experiences 

Flights included

On this incredible journey through the Balkans, discover extraordinary scenery, and explore the architectural and cultural heritage of towns and cities that are steeped in history and tradition, once beyond the Iron Curtain.

Prices Available
24th May 2024
£3499
  • Departure Date: 24th May 2024
  • Total Nights: 15 Nights
  • Cruise: MS William Wordsworth
  • Package Type: Fly Cruise
  • Includes Outbound Flight
  • Includes Inbound Flight
From
£3499 *pp
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Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel is one of the oldest and most reliable river cruise operators in the world, with 40 years of experience running guided and escorted tours, a land and water all around the world, including river cruises.

Riviera Travel operates a unique cruising experience, partnering with local guides and experts to create a programme of guided tours and river cruises, bringing like-minded travellers together and offering a selection of authentic and bespoke travel experiences.

The operator runs river cruises on European waterways like the Danube, Rhine and Douro, but also the Nile, Mekong and Yangtze. Championing escorted tours and guided holidays, Riviera Travel line also specialises in solo travel, providing a safe, friendly and social environment for travellers going it alone.

167
Passengers
44
Crew
2018
Launched
135m
Length
12m
Width
13kts
Speed
3
Decks
EUR
Currency
Overview
  • done Return flights from the UK
  • done Free Superior drinks package
  • done Full board (except one lunch)
  • done Free on-board Wi-Fi
  • done Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
  • done 10 guided tours
  • done 4 guided visits
  • done Scenic drive into the Pustza with an equestrian show 
  • done Spectacular cruising through the magnificent Iron Gates Gorge and the heart of the Danube Delta 
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Outbound flight from the UK to Budapest
Outbound flight from the UK to Budapest
Day 1
Embark and set sail
Embark at Budapest and set sail
Day 2
Kalocsa
Kalocsa, Hungary
Day 3
Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia
Day 4
Iron Gates Gorge
Iron Gates Gorge, Romania
Day 5
Pleven
Pleven, Bulgaria
Day 6
Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
Day 7
Danube Delta
Danube Delta
Day 8
Constanta
Constanta, Romania
Day 9
Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi & Ivanovo
Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi & Ivanovo, Bulgaria
Day 10
Belogradchik
Belogradchik, Bulgaria
Day 11
Iron Gates & Lepenski Vir
Iron Gates & Lepenski Vir, Serbia
Day 12
Novi Sad
Novi Sad, Serbia
Day 13
Osijek & Vukovar
Osijek & Vukovar, Croatia
Day 14-15
Budapest
Budapest, Hungary
Day 15
Disembark at Budapest
Disembark at Budapest, Hungary
Day 15
Return flight to the UK
Return flight to the UK
Outbound flight from the UK to Budapest image
Day 1
Outbound flight from the UK to Budapest
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and is located over the River Danube. It is one of the largest cities in the European Union and much of its historical sites have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Originally formed in 1873 by the joining of Buda, Pest and Old Buda, the city suffered heavy destruction during World War II and was rebuilt into the country's political, cultural and commercial hub it is now. Bridges and railways connect the city over the Danube, including the six small islands situated on the river themselves. Some of Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage sites include Chain Bridge, Budapest Parliament, the striking Matthias church and the iconic Royal Palace visible from every location within Budapest City. The Castle Hills district architecture represents over a thousand years of the city's history with examples of Roman, Turkish, Gothic, Renaissance and Art Nouveau styles. Budapest also has a rich Jewish heritage and is home to the largest synagogue in Europe. The city has an abundance of restaurants offering international cuisines, as well as traditional Hungarian dishes ,including goulash soup, a very popular lunchtime dish. Hungarians enjoy their coffee so a traditional cafe is never hard to find.
Embark and set sail image
Day 1
Embark and set sail
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and is located over the River Danube. It is one of the largest cities in the European Union and much of its historical sites have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Originally formed in 1873 by the joining of Buda, Pest and Old Buda, the city suffered heavy destruction during World War II and was rebuilt into the country's political, cultural and commercial hub it is now. Bridges and railways connect the city over the Danube, including the six small islands situated on the river themselves. Some of Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage sites include Chain Bridge, Budapest Parliament, the striking Matthias church and the iconic Royal Palace visible from every location within Budapest City. The Castle Hills district architecture represents over a thousand years of the city's history with examples of Roman, Turkish, Gothic, Renaissance and Art Nouveau styles. Budapest also has a rich Jewish heritage and is home to the largest synagogue in Europe. The city has an abundance of restaurants offering international cuisines, as well as traditional Hungarian dishes ,including goulash soup, a very popular lunchtime dish. Hungarians enjoy their coffee so a traditional cafe is never hard to find.
Kalocsa image
Day 2
Kalocsa
Kalocsa, Hungary
Belgrade image
Day 3
Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia
Iron Gates Gorge image
Day 4
Iron Gates Gorge
Iron Gates Gorge, Romania
Pleven image
Day 5
Pleven
Pleven, Bulgaria
Bucharest image
Day 6
Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
Danube Delta image
Day 7
Danube Delta
Danube Delta
Constanta image
Day 8
Constanta
Constanta, Romania
Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi & Ivanovo image
Day 9
Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi & Ivanovo
Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi & Ivanovo, Bulgaria
Belogradchik image
Day 10
Belogradchik
Belogradchik, Bulgaria
Iron Gates & Lepenski Vir image
Day 11
Iron Gates & Lepenski Vir
Iron Gates & Lepenski Vir, Serbia
Novi Sad image
Day 12
Novi Sad
Novi Sad, Serbia
Osijek & Vukovar image
Day 13
Osijek & Vukovar
Osijek & Vukovar, Croatia
Budapest image
Day 14-15
Budapest
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and is located over the River Danube. It is one of the largest cities in the European Union and much of its historical sites have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Originally formed in 1873 by the joining of Buda, Pest and Old Buda, the city suffered heavy destruction during World War II and was rebuilt into the country's political, cultural and commercial hub it is now. Bridges and railways connect the city over the Danube, including the six small islands situated on the river themselves. Some of Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage sites include Chain Bridge, Budapest Parliament, the striking Matthias church and the iconic Royal Palace visible from every location within Budapest City. The Castle Hills district architecture represents over a thousand years of the city's history with examples of Roman, Turkish, Gothic, Renaissance and Art Nouveau styles. Budapest also has a rich Jewish heritage and is home to the largest synagogue in Europe. The city has an abundance of restaurants offering international cuisines, as well as traditional Hungarian dishes ,including goulash soup, a very popular lunchtime dish. Hungarians enjoy their coffee so a traditional cafe is never hard to find.
Disembark at Budapest image
Day 15
Disembark at Budapest
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and is located over the River Danube. It is one of the largest cities in the European Union and much of its historical sites have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Originally formed in 1873 by the joining of Buda, Pest and Old Buda, the city suffered heavy destruction during World War II and was rebuilt into the country's political, cultural and commercial hub it is now. Bridges and railways connect the city over the Danube, including the six small islands situated on the river themselves. Some of Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage sites include Chain Bridge, Budapest Parliament, the striking Matthias church and the iconic Royal Palace visible from every location within Budapest City. The Castle Hills district architecture represents over a thousand years of the city's history with examples of Roman, Turkish, Gothic, Renaissance and Art Nouveau styles. Budapest also has a rich Jewish heritage and is home to the largest synagogue in Europe. The city has an abundance of restaurants offering international cuisines, as well as traditional Hungarian dishes ,including goulash soup, a very popular lunchtime dish. Hungarians enjoy their coffee so a traditional cafe is never hard to find.
Return flight to the UK image
Day 15
Return flight to the UK
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and is located over the River Danube. It is one of the largest cities in the European Union and much of its historical sites have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Originally formed in 1873 by the joining of Buda, Pest and Old Buda, the city suffered heavy destruction during World War II and was rebuilt into the country's political, cultural and commercial hub it is now. Bridges and railways connect the city over the Danube, including the six small islands situated on the river themselves. Some of Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage sites include Chain Bridge, Budapest Parliament, the striking Matthias church and the iconic Royal Palace visible from every location within Budapest City. The Castle Hills district architecture represents over a thousand years of the city's history with examples of Roman, Turkish, Gothic, Renaissance and Art Nouveau styles. Budapest also has a rich Jewish heritage and is home to the largest synagogue in Europe. The city has an abundance of restaurants offering international cuisines, as well as traditional Hungarian dishes ,including goulash soup, a very popular lunchtime dish. Hungarians enjoy their coffee so a traditional cafe is never hard to find.
Ship Details
Riviera Travel
MS William Wordsworth

It is extremely difficult to convey just how extraordinary this outstanding ship really is and exactly what distinguishes it from similar vessels. It would be very easy to just say ‘luxurious’ but it’s much more than that; we have deliberately avoided the current trend for a minimalist style where you could be anywhere in the world, creating instead a unique yet exquisite blend of understated taste, style and elegance at the highest level. Immediately striking is just how exceptionally spacious this new vessel is as you enter a gleaming, richly coloured marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. Moving inside, exceptional creativity from Europe’s finest design studio has produced a superbly balanced masterpiece of onboard style, utilising sustainable rich hardwoods, gleaming brass and polished copper, sparkling glass and intricate wrought iron. The ship is beautifully illuminated throughout – including the exterior and imaginatively furnished with harmonious colour schemes, all designed to create the serene atmosphere reflective of the golden age of cruising which time after time you tell us you adore.

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Flights Included

Outbound Flight

Departure Date:
24th May 2024
Location:
Outbound flight from the UK to Budapest

Inbound Flight

Arrival Date:
07th June 2024
Location:
Inbound flight from Budapest to the UK

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