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East Danube Explorer

Sail East along the Danube on this expertly-managed 8-day itinerary, brought to you by TUI River Cruises.

Guests enjoy a wealth of opportunities to get stuck into local culture as well as exploring famous attractions.

Acting as your home for 7 nights, is the glamorous TUI Maya – a consistent and luxurious vessel designed to provide guests with a cosy and convenient getaway experience.

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  • Cruise Line: TUI
  • Ship: TUI Maya
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: March 2025
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East Danube Explorer Cruise Itinerary

On a round trip from Budapest, guests sail the scenic Danube, calling at ports across Hungary, Serbia and Croatia. TUI presents an itinerary packed with opportunities to explore coveted tourist attractions and general city life.

Day 1

Arrive Budapest (EMBARK)

Today, you’ll arrive in Budapest – known as the ‘Pearl of the Danube’. Spend the day settling into the TUI Maya – your home for the nex 7 nights.

Day 2

Kalocsa / Mohacs

Spend the morning exploring Kalocsa’s canary-yellow palace and gilded cathedral. Alternatively, pay a visit to the extraordinary Paprika Museum. Come this afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Mohacs.

Day 3

Novi Sad

Explore Serbia’s Old Town and see its many historical buildings and museums.

Day 4

Iron Gates (scenic cruising) / Donji Milanovac

This morning, we cruise the scenic Iron Gates – get your cameras ready for Decebal’s Head – an impressive 40-metre-high-high rock sculpture. In the afternoon, explore the scenic Donji Milanovac.

Day 5


Spend the day exploring Serbia’s capital – pay a visit to the Church of St. Sava.

Day 6


Pay a visit to the wondrous Vukovar – spend the day learning about the palace-turned-museum and the watertower.

Day 7


We arrive in Budapest late afternoon; you may wish to head up to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Buda Castle. You’ll also have the opportunity to delve into the city’s nightlife, too.

Day 8

Depart Budapest (DISEMBARK)

After a morning exploring Budapest, disembark from your ship and begin your journey onwards.

East Danube Explorer Cruise Ships

TUI Maya

Enjoy a choice of spacious and well-appointed staterooms and suites aboard the TUI Maya, all located on the outside of the vessel. Low passenger numbers mean space and intimacy in communal areas with a peaceful library and luxurious Club Lounge to relax in pre/post-dinner.

155 Passengers
40 Crew
135 Metres Long

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Continue your travels along the action-packed Danube

7 Nights

East Danube Explorer

  • Budapest (EMBARK)
  • Kalocsa / Mohacs
  • Novi Sad
  • Iron Gates (scenic cruising) / Donji Milanovac
  • Belgrade
  • Vukovar
  • Budapest
  • Budapest (DISEMBARK)
£1,205pp Est. Price per person
  • TUI Maya

East Danube Explorer Cruise Review

“I really enjoyed my stay aboard the TUI Maya; as a solo-traveller, the staff went above and beyond to ensure my comfort and entertainment throughout the duration of my stay. There was definitely no shortage of things to do.”

Molly Anderson, Nottingham

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East Danube Explorer FAQ

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

Will my ship have a pool?

Although the TUI Maya does not feature a Sun-Deck pool, guests can visit the on-board Wellness Area to make use of a sauna and whirlpool bath.

What’s the maximum capacity of guests on-board the ship?

The TUI Maya has a maximum capacity of 155 guests.

What are the recommended highlights for this trip?

TUI recommends the ‘Hungarian Horses, Csikos Cowboys and Countryside Carriage Rides’, ‘Budapest City Tour’ and ‘Dinner and Dancing in Budapest’ excursions to guests.

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