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Balkan Adventure with Transylvania

Travel down the Danube on the Balkan adventure of a lifetime over the course of 11 days. Enjoy ports across 5 countries and scenic sailings through the legendary Iron Gates Gorge.

Climb aboard one of APT’s revered Travelmarvel River Ships, recently debuted featuring a new range of modern conveniences and innovative floor plans.

Revel in an itinerary tastefully designed to conduct you through highlights along the Danube river in a timely and engaging manner. From unique *Insider Experiences to walking tours and castle complexes – there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes included.

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  • Cruise Line: APT Touring
  • Ship: Travelmarvel River Ships
  • Duration: 10 Nights
  • Departure: Apr - Aug
£2,645pp
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Balkan Adventure with Transylvania Cruise Itinerary

Explore ports in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria on this masterfully crafted 11-day itinerary, featuring a range of *Insider Experiences, tours and activities to get stuck into. From UNESCO-designated ancient cities to extravagant castles, there’s a variety of impressive sights for guests to enjoy during their travels.

Day 1

Arrive Budapest (EMBARK)

Arrive in Budapest to transfer onto your luxurious Travelmarvel River Ship.

Day 2

Budapest

Spend the day exploring Budapest before enjoying an extravagant Captain’s Welcome Dinner this evening.

Day 3

Mohacs / Pecs

From Mohacs, continue onto the ancient city of Pecs – this UNESCO-designated site offers plentiful sightseeing opportunities; from the Mosque of Pasha Qasim to its opulent 11th-century cathedral.

Day 4

Vukovar

Today, you’ll visit the Vukovar City Museum inside Eltz Manor and wander the castle complex.

Day 5

Belgrade

On this day, join a guided tour of the city before embarking on
a unique *Insider Experience conducts you to the village of Jarak to meet a local family – you’ll take a tour of their home and stroll through fruit orchards to learn about the brewing process of ‘slivovitz’.

Day 6

Iron Gates (SCENIC SAILING)

Witness nature at its finest as you enjoy a day of scenic sailing through the Iron Gates Gorge.

Day 7

Ruse

Embark on a walking tour around Ruse passing Liberty Square, the courthouse, Ruse Opera House and Alexander Battenberg Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Day 8

Giurgiu (DISEMBARK) / Brasov

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to your hotel in Brasov.

Day 9

Brasov

This morning, you’ll explore Bran Castle (AKA Dracula’s Castle) alongside a local guide to learn about its history. Afterwards, return to Brasov to join a guided tour through its medieval streets.

Day 10

Brasov / Bucharest

Journey to Bucharest for a guided tour of the city – including a walk through the Old City Centre to the Royal Court, Stavropoleos Church and the Lipscani district.

Day 11

Depart Bucharest

As your adventure comes to a close, transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Day 1

Bucharest

Arrive in Bucharest to transfer onto your luxurious Travelmarvel River Ship.

Day 2

Brasov / Bucharest

Journey to Bucharest for a guided tour of the city – including a walk through the Old City Centre to the Royal Court, Stavropoleos Church and the Lipscani district.

Day 3

Brasov

This morning, you’ll explore Bran Castle (AKA Dracula’s Castle) alongside a local guide to learn about its history. Afterwards, return to Brasov to join a guided tour through its medieval streets.

Day 4

Giurgiu (DISEMBARK) / Brasov

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to your hotel in Brasov.

Day 5

Ruse

Embark on a walking tour around Ruse passing Liberty Square, the courthouse, Ruse Opera House and Alexander Battenberg Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Day 6

Iron Gates (SCENIC SAILING)

Witness nature at its finest as you enjoy a day of scenic sailing through the Iron Gates Gorge.

Day 7

Belgrade

On this day, join a guided tour of the city before embarking on
a unique *Insider Experience conducts you to the village of Jarak to meet a local family – you’ll take a tour of their home and stroll through fruit orchards to learn about the brewing process of ‘slivovitz’.

Day 8

Vukovar

Today, you’ll visit the Vukovar City Museum inside Eltz Manor and wander the castle complex.

Day 9

Mohacs / Pecs

From Mohacs, continue onto the ancient city of Pecs – this UNESCO-designated site offers plentiful sightseeing opportunities; from the Mosque of Pasha Qasim to its opulent 11th-century cathedral.

Day 10

Budapest

Spend the day exploring Budapest before enjoying an extravagant Captain’s Welcome Dinner this evening.

Day 11

Depart Budapest

As your adventure comes to a close, transfer to the airport for your return flight.

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10 Nights
Apr - Aug

Balkan Adventure with Transylvania

  • Belgrade
  • Brasov
  • Bucharest
  • Bucharest / Brasov
  • Budapest
  • Giurgiu / Brașov
  • Iron Gates
  • Ruse
  • Vukovar
£2,645pp Est. Price per person
  • Travelmarvel Vega + 2 more  

Balkan Adventure with Transylvania Cruise Review

“An excellent experience – I particularly enjoyed exploring Bran Castle – but all of the other tours/experiences were very good too. My room was a lovely safe haven to return to at the end of each day, and the quality of customer service was excellent.”

Adam Richardson, Cardiff

Balkan Adventure with Transylvania FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

How many nights are spent aboard the ship?

For this trip, 7 nights will be spent aboard your Travelmarvel River Ship and the other 3 at a luxury hotel in Brasov.

What are Insider Experiences?

Insider experiences are a range of special excursions designed exclusively for APT’s guests – they’ll be marked with an asterisk* in your itinerary.

How many meals are provided throughout my stay?

24 meals are provided to guests; 10 breakfast, 6 lunch and 8 dinners.

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