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Legends of the Balkans

Featuring a spectacular itinerary stopping at ports across 5 countries, this cruising experience conducts guests down the Danube and through the legendary Balkans in 7 nights.

From horse shows to extravagant market halls, guests enjoy the opportunity to dive into a range of tours, tastings and optional excursions during the course of their getaway.

Upon arrival, guests will board one of APT’s 5-star, luxurious Travelmarvel River Ships. Debuted in 2021 with a host of modern comforts and conveniences, these marvellous vessels provide hotel-like comfort to the weary traveller.

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  • Cruise Line: APT Touring
  • Ship: Travelmarvel River Ships
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: May - Aug
£2,195pp
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Legends of the Balkans Cruise Itinerary

From Bucharest to Budapest, or in reverse, this stunning 8-day itinerary helps you explore the legendary Balkans on a range of tours and excursions. Enjoy fortresses, medieval cities, villages, horse shows and much more.

Day 1

Bucharest / Giurgiu (EMBARK)

Your flight arrives in Bucharest. Upon touchdown, transfer to Giurgiu where your river ship is waiting for boarding.

Day 2

Ruse / Veliko Tarnovo / Arbanasi

Alongside a local expert – explore this medieval city and discover its rich history. View the Tsarevets Fortress and head to the hilltops to visit Arbanasi village.

Day 3

Vidin / Belogradchik

Begin your day with free time to explore. After, pay a visit to the Baba Vida Fortress before heading on to Belogradchik to view its ancient fortress.

Day 4

Scenic Cruising

Today is yours to relax on-board.

Day 5

Novi Sad

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

Day 6

Kalocsa / Puszta

Today’s *Insider Experience takes you to a traditional horse show featuring Magyar cowboys.

Day 7

Budapest

Enjoy a day at leisure in Budapest. Join an optional tour to the Great Market Hall to immerse yourself in Hungarian cuisine and local culture. You may also wish to venture on a tour to the Hospital in the Rock.

Day 8

Budapest (DISEMBARK)

Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Day 1

Budapest (EMBARK)

Your flight arrives in Budapest.

Day 2

Budapest

Enjoy a day at leisure in Budapest. Join an optional tour to the Great Market Hall to immerse yourself in Hungarian cuisine and local culture. You may also wish to venture on a tour to the Hospital in the Rock.

Day 3

Kalocsa / Puszta

Today’s *Insider Experience takes you to a traditional horse show featuring Magyar cowboys.

Day 4

Novi Sad

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

Day 5

Scenic Cruising

Today is yours to relax on-board.

Day 6

Vidin / Belogradchik

Begin your day with free time to explore. After, pay a visit to the Baba Vida Fortress before heading on to Belogradchik to view its ancient fortress.

Day 7

Ruse / Veliko Tarnovo / Arbanasi

Alongside a local expert – explore this medieval city and discover its rich history. View the Tsarevets Fortress and head to the hilltops to visit Arbanasi village.

Day 8

Bucharest (DISEMBARK)

Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Continue exploring the legendary Balkans

7 Nights
May - Aug

Legends of the Balkans

  • Bucharest
  • Budapest
  • Kalocsa / Puszta
  • Novi Sad
  • Rousse / Veliko Tarnovo / Arbanassi
  • Vidin / Belogradchik
£2,195pp Est. Price per person
  • Travelmarvel Polaris + 2 more  

Legends of the Balkans Cruise Review

“A 10/10 from me – a week was the perfect amount of time to spend travelling without getting home sick. Each day’s itinerary brought something different – and it was lots of fun to get involved in some of the local cultures.”

Jenna Harris, Manchester

Legends of the Balkans FAQ

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

How many meals are provided during my stay?

Throughout the 8 days spent travelling, your ship will provide 20 meals; 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners.

What are Insider Experiences?

Insider experiences are a range of special excursions designed exclusively for APT’s guests.

Are there any similar trips available with a longer itinerary?

If you’re looking for a longer adventure, we suggest the 15-day Best of the Balkans cruise as an alternative.

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