Budapest to the Black Sea – Gems of Eastern Europe

Return Flights included

Luxury River Cruise

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.

17 INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

10 guided tours including Kalocsa, Belgrade, Pleven, Bucharest, Constanța, Novi Sad, Vukovar, Osijek and Budapest

Scenic drive into the Pustza with an equestrian show

Spectacular cruising through the magnificent Iron Gates Gorge and the heart of the Danube Delta

4 guided visits including beautiful Veliko Tarnovo and enchanting Arbanassi, the Churches of Ivanovo, Belogradchik Rocks and Mesolithic Lepenski Vir

Other dates available between April 2024-September 2025.

Prices Available
26th September 2024
£3499
16th September 2024
£3849
30th September 2024
£3699
26th April 2024
£3799
2nd May 2024
£3499
15th May 2024
£3499
24th May 2024
£3499
6th June 2024
£3799
21st June 2024
£3799
29th August 2024
£3649
6th September 2024
£4099
  • Departure Date: 26th September 2024
  • Total Nights: 14 Nights
  • Cruise: MS Thomas Hardy
  • 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
2017
Launched
135m
Length
12m
Width
13kts
Speed
4
Decks
EUR
Currency
Overview
  • done 14 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite
  • done Upgrade to a deluxe or superior suite, or an upper deck cabin and benefit from the luxury of RIVIERAPLUS
  • done All meals on board, (except one lunch)
  • done Welcome cocktails and the Captain’s Dinner
  • done Superior drinks package
  • done Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • done Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (connection speeds may vary)
  • done Return scheduled flights from a selection of regional airports
  • done Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • done Services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge
  • done 17 included experiences
  • done 10 guided tours
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Fly from the UK to Budapest
Day 1
Embark ship and set sail from Budapest
Day 2
Kalocsa
Day 3
Belgrade
Day 4
Iron Gates Gorge
Day 5
Pleven
Day 6
Bucharest
Day 7
Danube Delta
Day 8
Constanta
Day 9
Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi & Ivanovo
Day 10
Belogradchik
Day 11
Iron Gates & Lepenski Vir
Day 12
Novi Sad
Day 13
Osijek & Vukovar
Day 14
Budapest
Day 15
Disembark ship in Budapest
Day 15
Fly back to the UK
Fly from the UK to Budapest image
Day 1
Fly from the UK to Budapest
Embark ship and set sail from Budapest image
Day 1
Embark ship and set sail from Budapest
Kalocsa image
Day 2
Kalocsa
Belgrade image
Day 3
Belgrade
Iron Gates Gorge image
Day 4
Iron Gates Gorge
Pleven image
Day 5
Pleven
Bucharest image
Day 6
Bucharest
Danube Delta image
Day 7
Danube Delta
Constanta image
Day 8
Constanta
Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi & Ivanovo image
Day 9
Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi & Ivanovo
Belogradchik image
Day 10
Belogradchik
Iron Gates & Lepenski Vir image
Day 11
Iron Gates & Lepenski Vir
Novi Sad image
Day 12
Novi Sad
Osijek & Vukovar image
Day 13
Osijek & Vukovar
Budapest image
Day 14
Budapest
Disembark ship in Budapest image
Day 15
Disembark ship in Budapest
Fly back to the UK image
Day 15
Fly back to the UK
Ship Details
Riviera Travel
MS Thomas Hardy

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:
26th September 2024
Location:
Fly from the UK to Budapest

Inbound Flight

Arrival Date:
10th October 2024
Location:
Fly from Budapest to the UK

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