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Legends of the Balkans with Transylvania

Traverse 4 countries on this spectacular 11-day itinerary, designed to conduct you through an exciting and immersive Balkan Adventure.

Enjoy a range of tours and excursions, with the opportunity to indulge in a variety of cultural experiences from local horse shows to ancient fortresses.

Enjoy a 5-star experience aboard one of APT’s extravagant Travelmarvel River Ships, complete with French balconies, modern amenities and a range of suite options.

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  • Cruise Line: APT Touring
  • Ship: Travelmarvel River Ships
  • Duration: 10 Nights
  • Departure: May - Aug
£2,645pp
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Legends of the Balkans with Transylvania Cruise Itinerary

Explore 11 towns, villages and cities on this unique 11-day itinerary. Featuring a range of tours, *Insider Experiences and scenic cruising portions, this getaway is paced to help adventurers get the most out of their cruising experience. From ancient fortresses to picturesque villages – there’s something to suit everyone’s interests.

Day 1

Bucharest

Arrive into Bucharest and transfer to your luxury hotel.

Day 2

Bucharest / Brasov

Embark on a guided tour of this city before walking through the Old City Centre to the Royal Court, Stavropoleos Church and the Lipscani district. Later, you’ll travel to Brasov.

Day 3

Brasov

This morning, enjoy a walk of Bran Castle (AKA Dracula’s Castle) alongside a local guide. After, return to Brasov to join a guided tour through its streets.

Day 4

Brasov / Giurgiu (EMBARK)

After a hearty breakfast, transfer to your luxurious floating hotel. Stop in the town of Sinaia to join some free time.

Day 5

Rousse / Veliko Tarnovo / Arbanasi

Discover Veliko Tarnovo with a local expert. At its centre, visit the restored Tsarevets Fortress and then head to the hilltops to visit the village of Arbanasi.

Day 6

Vidin / Belogradchik

Begin your day with free time to explore. After, you may wish to explore the Baba Vida Fortress – a medieval castle which dates back to the 10th century. Later, visit Belogradchik’s ancient fortress.

Day 7

Scenic Cruising

Today is yours to spend relaxing on board.

Day 8

Novi Sad

Explore Novi Sad on a guided tour. After, spend your free time relaxing or pay a visit to the Petrovaradin Fortress to check out its catacombs.

Day 9

Kalocsa / Puszta

Explore Hungary’s oldest town – best known for its Paprika Festival. After, head to Puszta for your *Insider Experience – a traditional horse show featuring Magyar cowboys.

Day 10

Budapest

Visit Castle Hill to admire sweeping views of the Danube, the Houses of Parliament and Margaret Island. After, enjoy some free time to pay a visit to its historic monuments such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Heroes’ Square. Dedicate some time to visiting the Hospital in the Rock.

Day 11

Budapest (DISEMBARK)

Your adventure ends after breakfast this morning.

Day 1

Budapest

Arrive into Budapest and transfer to your luxury hotel.

Day 2

Budapest

Visit Castle Hill to admire sweeping views of the Danube, the Houses of Parliament and Margaret Island. After, enjoy some free time to pay a visit to its historic monuments such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Heroes’ Square. Dedicate some time to visiting the Hospital in the Rock.

Day 3

Kalocsa / Puszta

Explore Hungary’s oldest town – best known for its Paprika Festival. After, head to Puszta for your *Insider Experience – a traditional horse show featuring Magyar cowboys.

Day 4

Novi Sad

Explore Novi Sad on a guided tour. After, spend your free time relaxing or pay a visit to the Petrovaradin Fortress to check out its catacombs.

Day 5

Scenic Cruising

Today is yours to spend relaxing on board.

Day 6

Vidin / Belogradchik

Begin your day with free time to explore. After, you may wish to explore the Baba Vida Fortress – a medieval castle which dates back to the 10th century. Later, visit Belogradchik’s ancient fortress.

Day 7

Rousse / Veliko Tarnovo / Arbanasi

Discover Veliko Tarnovo with a local expert. At its centre, visit the restored Tsarevets Fortress and then head to the hilltops to visit the village of Arbanasi.

Day 8

Brasov / Giurgiu

After a hearty breakfast, transfer to your luxurious floating hotel. Stop in the town of Sinaia to join some free time.

Day 9

Brasov

This morning, enjoy a walk of Bran Castle (AKA Dracula’s Castle) alongside a local guide. After, return to Brasov to join a guided tour through its streets.

Day 10

Bucharest / Brasov

Embark on a guided tour of this city before walking through the Old City Centre to the Royal Court, Stavropoleos Church and the Lipscani district. Later, you’ll travel to Brasov.

Day 11

Bucharest

Your adventure ends after breakfast this morning.

Legends of the Balkans with Transylvania Cruise Ships

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Enjoy touring the Balkans with APT

10 Nights
May - Aug

Legends of the Balkans with Transylvania

  • Brasov
  • Bucharest
  • Bucharest / Brasov
  • Budapest
  • Giurgiu / Brașov
  • Kalocsa / Puszta
  • Novi Sad
  • Rousse / Veliko Tarnovo / Arbanassi
  • Vidin / Belogradchik
£2,645pp Est. Price per person
  • Travelmarvel Polaris + 2 more  

Legends of the Balkans with Transylvania Cruise Review

“I had an excellent time adventuring through the Balkans – the itinerary was well-paced with a range of activities but also enough free time to rest in between excursions.”

Joan Gallagher, Southport

Legends of the Balkans with Transylvania FAQ

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

How many countries does this itinerary travel through?

Your Legends of the Balkans with Transylvania cruise travels through ports in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria.

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 nights will be spent aboard my river ship?

This itinerary features 7 nights spent cruising aboard one of three Travelmarvel River Ships.

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