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Balkan Jewels River Cruise

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Balkan Jewels

From £2,495 pp

Cruise through the stunning landscapes of Serbia, Hungary and Bulgaria on this unforgettable river cruise for 7 nights of adventure.

What’s Included:

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK (fight supplements may apply)
  • Home to airport transfers by private car*
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 5 towns, villages and cities
  • Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
  • Butler service, room service, complimentary laundry service and champagne on arrival in select suites
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners
  • APT River Cruise Director and expert local guides

 

APT River Cruises Szechenyi baths, Budapest, Hungary
Bratislava With Uniworld
European River Cruising from Global River Cruising
Day 1 - Arrive Bucharest, Giurgiu, Embark Ship

On arrival into Bucharest, we will take you straight to your ship docked in Giurgiu.

You’ll have time to unpack, relax and get acquainted with your ship.

Dinner

Day 2 - Rousse, Veliko Tarnovo, Svishtov

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing In Veliko Târnovo, a local expert will guide you through the city’s rich history.

Alternatively, should you want to get more physical, explore the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo.

Day 2 - Rousse, Veliko Tarnovo, Svishtov

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - 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 3 - Vidin, Belogradchik

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Iron Gates

Today, cruise through the awe-inspiring natural wonder of the Iron Gates, where you will see the towering rock sculpture of Decebalus.

Day 4 - Iron Gates

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Novi Sad, Ilok, Vukovar

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Head to Ilok for a wine tasting or visit the sites of the Yugoslavian Civil War in Vukovar.

In Novi Sad, explore the city on a walking tour or take a guided bike ride.

Day 5 - Novi Sad, Ilok, Vukovar

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Kalocsa, Puszta

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Uncover all things Hungarian today with a cultural cavalcade in Kalocsa. See local handicrafts and porcelain at the Folk Art House, and visit a paprika manufacturer – a famous export of the region.

Later, visit a farm in Puszta for a traditional horse riding show followed by lunch. Here, watch as talented horsemen make their horses drop to the floor, sit on command and gallop around the ring, before completing their signature move the ‘Puszta-5’ – in which a single horseman controls a team of five horses, all whilst standing on the backs of the rear two.

Day 6 - Kalocsa, Puszta

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Budapest

Discover Budapest your way thanks to a selection of Freedom of Choice experiences.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing See the Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. Otherwise hike to Gellert Hill, or take a stroll through the Great Market Hall.

Day 7 - Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Budapest

Today your journey draws to a conclusion.

Disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Breakfast

APT in partnership with AmaWaterways,  offer their own unique cruises on had picked 5* ships like the  AmaVenita where APT deliver on exceptional service and offer that added extra associated with the APT brand.

From Home to airport transfers by private car *, fully inclusive of trips and enriching Signature experiences and freedom of choice sightseeing, Butler service, room service, complimentary laundry and champagne on arrival in select suites .

Savour the flavour’s of Europe with the finest dining daily, your day will begin with a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch offers a wide selection of hot and cold dishes, your evening starts with an exquisite five course a la Carte dinner, if you need it a sumptious afternoon tea is also served daily along with complimentary beverages served at your discretion whilst on board.

 

*mileage restrictions apply

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Varied fine dining venues
  • Gold or Silver Butler service
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • Engaging Entertainment, including lectures, music recitals, singers
  • Wine Bar
  • Chef’s table, Al Fresco Dining, Room Service
  • APT Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Heated pool with swim up bar and whirlpool
  • 24-hour speciality coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Glass Elevator
  • Walking track
  • Laundry service*

Accommodation & Amenities

81 Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 160-300 sq. ft. or indulge even more in one of the 4 suites at 350 sq. ft. Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the bathroom, enjoy multi-jet showerheads.

Private Butler Service, your on board butler offers included pressing of two garments per day, shoe shining, tea and coffee service, booking of on shore activities and excursions all part of the Silver butler service, added extras on Gold Butler service included pre dinning canapes, packing and un-packing service, bath drawing and valet service.

Royal Suite

300 ft² – Violin (Upper) Deck

  • Gold Butler service
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower with multi-jet showerheads
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs
  • Mini-bar fridge
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat P+ & P Staterooms

235 ft² -Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Gold Butler service in Cat.P+ staterooms, Silver Butler service in  Cat.P Staterooms
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a separate shower with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. T+ & T Staterooms

210 ft² – Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Silver Butler Service in Cat. T+ Staterooms
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. B+ & C  Staterooms

170 ft² – Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to Ceiling French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

Cat. D & Cat. E Staterooms

160 ft² – Piano (Lower) Deck

  • Fixed window with river views
  • Bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

APT in partnership with AmaWaterways,  offer their own unique cruises on had picked 5* ships like the  AmaVerde where APT deliver on exceptional service and offer that added extra associated with the APT brand.

From Home to airport transfers by private car *, fully inclusive of trips and enriching Signature experiences and freedom of choice sightseeing, Butler service, room service, complimentary laundry and champagne on arrival in select suites .

Savour the flavour’s of Europe with the finest dining daily, your day will begin with a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch offers a wide selection of hot and cold dishes, your evening starts with an exquisite five course a la Carte dinner, if you need it a sumptious afternoon tea is also served daily along with complimentary beverages served at your discretion whilst on board.

*mileage restrictions apply

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Varied fine dining venues
  • Gold or Silver Butler service
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • Engaging Entertainment, including lectures, music recitals, singers
  • Wine Bar
  • Chef’s table, Al Fresco Dining, Room Service
  • APT Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Heated pool with swim up bar and whirlpool
  • 24-hour speciality coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Glass Elevator
  • Walking track
  • Laundry service*

Accommodation & Amenities

81 Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 160-300 sq. ft. or indulge even more in one of the 4 suites at 350 sq. ft. Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the bathroom, enjoy multi-jet showerheads.

Private Butler Service, your on board butler offers included pressing of two garments per day, shoe shining, tea and coffee service, booking of on shore activities and excursions all part of the Silver butler service, added extras on Gold Butler service included pre dinning canapes, packing and un-packing service, bath drawing and valet service.

Owners Suite

350 ft² – Violin (Upper) Deck

  • Gold Butler service
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower with multi-jet showerheads
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs
  • Mini-bar fridge
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat P+ & P Staterooms

235 ft² -Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Gold Butler service in Cat.P+ staterooms, Silver Butler service in  Cat.P Staterooms
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a separate shower with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. T+ & T Staterooms

210 ft² – Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Silver Butler Service in Cat. T+ Staterooms
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. B+ & C  Staterooms

170 ft² – Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to Ceiling French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. D & Cat. E Staterooms

160 ft² – Piano (Lower) Deck

  • Fixed window with river views
  • Bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run
  • Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Single stateroom 140 sq.ft – Piano Deck

  • Fixed window with river views
  • Bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run
  • Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
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DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Mar 25AmaReinaAmsterdam£2495SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck160 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Cat DLower Deck160 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£2495 Was £2895  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French BalconySold  
Cat TMiddle Deck210 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Cat T+Upper Deck210 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Cat PMiddle Deck235 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Cat P+Upper Deck235 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Royal SuiteUpper Deck300 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Apr 24AmaVerdeBudapestPlease CallSAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck170 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Cat DLower Deck170 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French BalconySold  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French BalconySold  
Cat TMiddle Deck210 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Cat T+Upper Deck210 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Cat PMiddle Deck235 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Cat P+Upper Deck235 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Owner's SuiteUpper Deck255 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Owner's Suite+Upper Deck350 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Jul 31AmaVerdeAmsterdam£2895SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£2895 Was £3295  
Cat DLower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£2995 Was £3395  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£3395 Was £3795  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French BalconySold  
Cat TMiddle Deck210 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Cat T+Upper Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£3645 Was £4045  
Cat PMiddle Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£2975 Was £3375  
Cat P+Upper Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£3845 Was £4245  
Owner's SuiteUpper Deck255 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Owner's Suite+Upper Deck350 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Aug 14AmaVerdeBudapest£2895SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£2895 Was £3295  
Cat DLower Deck170 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French BalconySold  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French BalconySold  
Cat TMiddle Deck210 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Cat T+Upper Deck210 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Cat PMiddle Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£2975 Was £3375  
Cat P+Upper Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£3845 Was £4245  
Owner's SuiteUpper Deck255 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Owner's Suite+Upper Deck350 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Sep 25AmaVerdeAmsterdam£2895SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£2895 Was £3295  
Cat DLower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£2995 Was £3395  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French BalconySold  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£3545 Was £3945  
Cat TMiddle Deck210 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Cat T+Upper Deck210 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Cat PMiddle Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£2975 Was £3375  
Cat P+Upper Deck235 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Owner's SuiteUpper Deck255 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Owner's Suite+Upper Deck350 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Oct 9AmaVerdeBudapest£2495SAVE £800Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£2495 Was £3295  
Cat DLower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£2595 Was £3395  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French BalconySold  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£3145 Was £3945  
Cat TMiddle Deck210 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Cat T+Upper Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£3245 Was £4045  
Cat PMiddle Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£2575 Was £3375  
Cat P+Upper Deck235 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Owner's SuiteUpper Deck255 ft², Twin BalconySold  
Owner's Suite+Upper Deck350 ft², Twin Balcony£4545 Was £5345  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 21AmaReinaAmsterdam£2345SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£2345  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£2445  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£2845  
Upper DeckCat B+170 ft², French Balcony£2995  
Middle DeckCat T210 ft², Twin Balcony£3045  
Upper DeckCat T+210 ft², Twin Balcony£3095  
Middle DeckCat P235 ft², Twin Balcony£3145  
Upper DeckCat P+235 ft², Twin Balcony£3295  
Upper DeckRoyal Suite300 ft², Twin Balcony£4395  
May 17AmaStellaBudapest£2945SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£2945  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£3045  
Middle DeckCat CB155 ft², French Balcony  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3445  
Upper DeckCat B+170 ft², French Balcony£3595  
Middle DeckCat T210 ft², Twin Balcony£3645  
Upper DeckCat T+210 ft², Twin Balcony£3695  
Middle DeckCat P235 ft², Twin Balcony£3745  
Upper DeckCat P+235 ft², Twin Balcony£3895  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite+350 ft², Twin Balcony£4995  
Jun 28AmaStellaAmsterdam£3445SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£3445  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£3545  
Middle DeckCat CB155 ft², French Balcony  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3945  
Upper DeckCat B+170 ft², French Balcony£4095  
Middle DeckCat T210 ft², Twin Balcony£4145  
Upper DeckCat T+210 ft², Twin Balcony£4195  
Middle DeckCat P235 ft², Twin Balcony£4245  
Upper DeckCat P+235 ft², Twin Balcony£4395  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite+350 ft², Twin Balcony£5495  
Oct 6AmaVenitaBudapest£2945SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£2945  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£3045  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3445  
Upper DeckCat B+170 ft², French Balcony£3595  
Middle DeckCat T210 ft², Twin Balcony£3645  
Upper DeckCat T+210 ft², Twin Balcony£3695  
Middle DeckCat P235 ft², Twin Balcony£3745  
Upper DeckCat P+235 ft², Twin Balcony£3895  
Upper DeckRoyal Suite300 ft², Twin Balcony£4995  
Nov 3AmaReinaAmsterdam£2345SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£2345  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£2445  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£2845  
Upper DeckCat B+170 ft², French Balcony£2995  
Middle DeckCat T210 ft², Twin Balcony£3045  
Upper DeckCat T+210 ft², Twin Balcony£3095  
Middle DeckCat P235 ft², Twin Balcony£3145  
Upper DeckCat P+235 ft², Twin Balcony£3295  
Upper DeckRoyal Suite300 ft², Twin Balcony£4395  


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

Why Choose This Cruise?

APT River Cruises included excursions go beyond the ordinary with small group tours exploring the culture and traditions of the places you visit as well as the main sights.  Real destination enrichment and deeper understanding is already included in the cost of your cruise. A high standard of cuisine is guaranteed due to their membership of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – a prestigious international culinary society.  Relaxed private dining onboard is also available to book during your cruise.

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