AmaVenita, Voyage Through the Balkans ex Budapest Return

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14 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest roundtrip aboard AmaVenita.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest roundtrip aboard AmaVenita.

Day 1 Arrive Budapest, Embark Ship
Welcome to Budapest, the historic Hungarian capital.

Stay: 14 Nights: a Concerto River Ship

Day 2 Budapest
Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, including Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore.

Day 3 Mohacs
History buffs can venture to the ancient city of Pécs. Or perhaps travel to Hungary’s renowned wine region in Villány for a tasting at a local winery. Otherwise, get active on a guided bike ride along the Danube River to an ancient water mill.

You have the choice as to how you spend your day.

Day 4 Vukovar
Today, visit Eltz Manor, a castle that houses the Vukovar City Museum. Wander through the complex then be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, accompanied by classical music.

Bearing battle scars from the Croatian War of Independence, Vukovar has risen strong and offers a rich history to discover. Enjoy a Signature Experience here.

Day 5 Belgrade
Perhaps see the Belgrade Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava. If you’re feeling more physical, embark on a kayak tour along the Danube. Or gourmet lovers can partake in a cooking class.

In Serbia’s capital, choose your activity.

Day 6 Iron Gate
Cruise through the Iron Gates and experience one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will encounter on this cruise. Your ship will ribbon its way through the series of gorges between Serbia and Romania.

Day 7 Rousse
You might choose to explore the incredible World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo. This fascinating complex is made up of churches, chapels and monk cells that were carved into the rock during the 13th and 14th centuries. Alternatively, set out on a walking tour and discover Rousse, one of Bulgaria’s most elegant cities.

Day 8 Giurgiu, Bucharest
Visit the Palace of the Parliament, which is the second-largest administrative building in the world, or wander the open-air Village Museum and gain an insight into traditional Romanian life.

With an entire day in Bucharest, take in the wide tree-lined boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings, then walk through the Old City centre to the Royal Court, Stavropoleos Church and the Lipscani district. After lunch, choose your activity.

Day 9 Rousse, Veliko Tarnovo, Svishtov
In Veliko Târnovo, a local expert will guide you through this medieval city. Uncover its rich history as you wander through the city’s cobbled lanes and fortified walls. Its centrepiece is the spectacular restored Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Empire.

Day 10 Vidin, Belogradchik
Explore Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin. Raised upon the remains of the ancient town of Bononia, the medieval castle dates back to the 10th century. Afterwards, venture to Belogradchik to uncover its ancient fortress on the northern slope of the Balkan mountains. You’ll also see the town’s unique rock formations.

Day 11 Scenic Cruising
The day is yours to relax on board, sleep in and take it easy, or awake early and take in stunning views from the Sun Deck.

Day 12 Novi Sad
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Get out and explore Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city. Otherwise, call in on a local farmstead for a real dose of Vojvodinian culture – featuring traditional breakfast, music and freshly-made doughnuts.

Choose how you’d like to spend the day.

Day 13 Kalocsa, Puszta
Uncover all things Hungarian today with a cultural cavalcade in Kalocsa, set right on the Danube Local handicrafts are on show at the Folk Art House, then visit a producer of one of Hungary’s spiciest exports, paprika.

Enjoy a Signature Experience today. Afterwards, a farm in Puszta is the perfect setting for a stellar horse show and authentic Hungarian lunch.

Day 14 Budapest
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
The active may like to hike to Gellert Hill, or perhaps enjoy a more relaxed culinary walk through Budapest’s Great Market Hall. Alternatively, set out on an insightful tour of the Hospital in the Rock, a museum dedicated to a former secret emergency hospital and nuclear bunker.

Today unfolds as you please. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 15 Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest

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