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Gems of Southeast Europe

Become part of Europe’s unforgettable Yuletide festivities aboard your resplendent AmaWaterways River Cruise and experience the thrill of a Christmastime adventure.

Traverse landscapes moulded by time and loved by many as you explore your many ports of call, each offering their own unique rendition of the spirit of the holidays, from wine tasting to sampling regional delicacies. And, of course, the winter markets, all providing a slice of Europe for you to take home with you.

Prepare to see, hear, feel and taste the best of Europe’s Christmas specialties aboard your Danube River Cruise.

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  • Cruise Line: AmaWaterways
  • Ship: AmaBella & AmaVerde
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Jul - Dec
£2,843 pp
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Gems of Southeast Europe (Christmas) Cruise Prices

Departure
Cruise Name
Cruise Line
Duration
Price
29th Jul
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,675 pp
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Cruise Line
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5th Aug
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,675 pp
26th Aug
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,825 pp
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Cruise Line
Duration
Price
2nd Sep
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,900 pp
30th Sep
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,900 pp
23rd Sep
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
Price on Request
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Cruise Line
Duration
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21st Oct
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,675 pp
28th Oct
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,600 pp
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Cruise Line
Duration
Price
18th Nov
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,168 pp
25th Nov
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,374 pp
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16th Dec
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,310 pp
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17th Mar
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £2,843 pp
31st Mar
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £2,990 pp
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Cruise Line
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14th Apr
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,270 pp
28th Apr
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,500 pp
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18th May
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,962 pp
26th May
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,501 pp
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2nd Jun
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,347 pp
9th Jun
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,654 pp
15th Jun
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,962 pp
23rd Jun
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,347 pp
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7th Jul
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,054 pp
21st Jul
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,804 pp
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4th Aug
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,054 pp
18th Aug
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,131 pp
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Price
1st Sep
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £4,112 pp
15th Sep
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,705 pp
29th Sep
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,912 pp
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13th Oct
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,835 pp
27th Oct
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,497 pp
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16th Nov
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,189 pp
24th Nov
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,573 pp
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8th Dec
Gems of Southeast Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu
AmaWaterways
7 nights
From £3,727 pp

Gems of Southeast Europe Cruise Itinerary

Soak in the spirit of Christmas with an itinerary packed full of excursions to bring you to the forefront of Europe’s festivities with AmaWaterways.

Day 1

Budapest

Board your ship and prepare for your enchanting Gems of Southeast Europe Christmas cruise.

Day 2

Budapest / Mohacs

Enjoy the Pécs excursion and visit the Christmas markets, or indulge in a Szekszárd wine tasting. Alternatively, partake in a guided bike ride along the Danube.

Day 3

Vukovar / Ilok / Novi Sad

Join the Vukovar city tour with an Eltz Manor House and Christmas market visit, or partake in a Croatian wine tasting. Enjoy the “The Athens of Serbia” walking tour with a winter market visit, or try the Novi Sad bike tour. Embark on the Petrovaradin Fortress evening walk.

Day 4

Belgrade

Embark on the “The City by Two Rivers” tour and winter market visit, or join the Belgrade Fortress hike. Revel in the “Brandies of Belgrade” excursion, or enjoy the Belgrade bike tour.

Day 5

Iron Gates

Enjoy the Golubac Fortress visit before cruising through the Iron Gates.

Day 6

Vidin

Try the Baba Vida Fortress and Vidin walking tour, or join the banitsa pastry and yoghurt tasting. Alternatively, embark on the Vidin bike tour.

Day 7

Rousse

Enjoy the Veliko Tarnovo excursion with a Christmas market visit, or join the Ivanovo Rock-Hewn Churches & Rousse highlights tour. Conversely, embark on the Bucharest excursion with a Christmas market visit.

Day 8

Giurgiu

Disembark the ship and prepare for your return flight home.

Day 1

Giurgiu

Board your ship and prepare for your enchanting Gems of Southeast Europe Christmas cruise.

Day 2

Rousse

Enjoy the Veliko Tarnovo excursion with a Christmas market visit, or join the Ivanovo Rock-Hewn Churches & Rousse highlights tour. Conversely, embark on the Bucharest excursion with a Christmas market visit.

Day 3

Vidin

Try the Baba Vida Fortress and Vidin walking tour, or join the banitsa pastry and yoghurt tasting. Alternatively, embark on the Vidin bike tour.

Day 4

Iron Gates

Enjoy the Golubac Fortress visit before cruising through the Iron Gates.

Day 5

Belgrade

Embark on the “The City by Two Rivers” tour and winter market visit, or join the Belgrade Fortress hike. Revel in the “Brandies of Belgrade” excursion, or enjoy the Belgrade bike tour.

Day 6

Vukovar / Ilok / Novi Sad

Join the Vukovar city tour with an Eltz Manor House and Christmas market visit, or partake in a Croatian wine tasting. Enjoy the “The Athens of Serbia” walking tour with a winter market visit, or try the Novi Sad bike tour. Embark on the Petrovaradin Fortress evening walk.

Day 7

Budapest / Mohacs

Enjoy the Pécs excursion and visit the Christmas markets, or indulge in a Szekszárd wine tasting. Alternatively, partake in a guided bike ride along the Danube.

Day 8

Budapest

Disembark the ship and prepare for your return flight home.

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Gems of Southeast Europe (Christmas) Deals

Explore the Danube’s most festive ports of call with Crui.se

7 Nights
Jul Dec

Gems of Southeast Europe (Christmas)

  • Budapest
  • Budapest / Mohacs
  • Vukovar / Ilok / Novi Sad
  • Belgrade
  • Iron Gates
  • Vidin
  • Rousse
  • Giurgiu
£2,843 pp Est. Price per person

Gems of Southeast Europe Cruise Review

“My husband and I have been on a few Christmas cruises before but none have ever encapsulated the feeling of Christmas like this one does. We loved visiting all the Christmas markets and going on the walking tours, they made the atmosphere feel really festive and warm and we got to see so many beautiful places. I’ve recommended AmaWaterways to all my friends and my husband and I are already planning our next cruise!”

Elspeth and Nigel Midford, Ripon, North Yorkshire

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Gems of Southeast Europe FAQ

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

What countries will I visit on the Gems of Southeast Europe (Christmas) cruise?

You will get to visit Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, and Romania during the course of your cruise.

Is Wi-Fi available on the ship?

Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi will be made available to you on the ship.

How do I stay connected with family and friends back home during the cruise?

You can use our onboard complimentary Wi-Fi to call family and friends on your connected device(s).

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