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Balkan Jewels

Explore the jewels scattered down the Danube on this week-long APT Touring River Cruise experience. Dive into historical landmarks, lush landscapes and the local life.

Embark on an itinerary complete with scenic sailing portions, a choice of activities and Signature Experiences that are offered exclusively to APT’s guests.

Spend your nights aboard one of our award-winning Concerto River Ships – where you’ll enjoy spacious living quarters, a range of cuisine and all the modern conveniences you can expect from a Danube River Cruise holiday experience.

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  • Cruise Line: APT Touring
  • Ship: Concerto River Ships
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Nov - Dec
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Balkan Jewels Cruise Prices

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Cruise Line
3rd Nov
Balkan Jewels - Bucharest to Budapest
APT Touring
7 nights
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Balkan Jewels Cruise Itinerary

From Budapest to Bucharest – enjoy stops along the Danube on this unique Balkan adventure. Sail scenically, taste traditional cuisine, explore fortresses much more on this 8-day plunder arranged by the team at APT.

Day 1

Bucharest / Giurgiu (EMBARK)

Upon arrival to Budapest, transfer to your river ship.

Day 2

Rousse / Veliko Tarnovo

A local guide will conduct you through this medieval city – pay a visit to the restored Tsarevets Fortress.

Day 3

Vidin / Belogradchik

Explore the Baba Vida fortress. After, you’ll travel to Belogradchik to visit its ancient fortress on the Balkan Mountains.

Day 4

Iron Gates

Today, sit back and relax during a scenic sailing through the picturesque Iron Gates gorge.

Day 5

Novi Sad

Explore Novi Sad under your own steam or opt to call into a local farmstead for a dose of Vojvodinian culture – featuring a traditional breakfast.

Day 6

Kalocsa / Puszta

Enjoy a cultural Signature Experience in Kalocsa – visit the Folk Art House and then visit a paprika producer.
After, we head to Puszta for a horse show and authentic Hungarian lunch.

Day 7


Hike to Gellert Hill, enjoy a relaxed culinary walk through the Great Market Hall or tour the Hospital in the Rock.

Day 8

Budapest (DISEMBARK)

Today, you’ll disembark and begin your journey home.

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Continue your journey through the Balkans

7 Nights
Nov Dec

Balkan Jewels

  • Bucharest / Giurgiu (EMBARK)
  • Rousse / Veliko Tarnovo
  • Vidin / Belogradchik
  • Iron Gates
  • Novi Sad
  • Kalocsa / Puszta
  • Budapest
  • Budapest (DISEMBARK)
£3,345pp Est. Price per person
  • Concerto River Ships

Balkan Jewels Cruise Review

“A very pleasant experience – tours were informative and well paced, suite comfortable and well-maintained and staff very kind helpful.”

Kayleigh Maddock, Leeds

Balkan Jewels FAQ

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

Which ship will i be travelling aboard?

For this Balkan Jewels cruise, you will be travelling aboard one of our Concerto River Ships – either the MS AmaStella, MS AmaVenita or the MS AmaReina.

Are there any days that will be spent entirely on-board?

Yes, on Day 4 there is a day of the itinerary dedicated in its entirety to scenic sailing through Iron Gates gorge.

What kind of excursions are available?

This cruise offers several Freedom of Choice activities, where you can choose the excursion that suits your interests, alongside Signature Experiences – exclusive excursions offered only to APT guests.

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