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Bucharest and a Black Sea Voyage

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Bucharest and a Black sea Voyage

From £2,599 pp

Discover Eastern Europe from the beautiful River Danube, visiting the medieval villages and captivating cities of five countries.

Sail from monumental Budapest, through the dramatic natural wonder of the Iron Gates gorge towards the Black Sea; and spend two nights in Bucharest, where unbridled communism gave rise to the gargantuan Palace of Parliament, but the capital’s ever-changing story has brought modern touches to streets of 17th century Orthodox churches and art-nouveau villas.

What’s Included:

  • 2 nights in hotel and 12 nights cruise on MS Bellejour
  • 37 meals: 14 breakfasts (days 2-15) 11 lunches (days 2-12) 12 dinners (days 1-12)
  • Welcome reception party and gala dinner, Chef’s gala dinner, Captain’s gala farewell dinner
  • Local wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary VOX portable headset system for cruise excursions
  • 7 included excursions:City tours of Budapest, Pécs, Belgrade, Constanta and Bucharest, Vidin city tour and the Belogradchik Rocks, VIP tour of Ceausescu’s former residence
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Check-in service by Titan Staff*
  • All port taxes, security charges, and fuel surcharges included

*Check-in by Titan Staff not available at all airports, Please check on booking

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Day 1 - Budapest

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Budapest.

Upon arrival, embark MS Bellejour (4T), where light refreshments are available.

A welcome cocktail and captain’s gala dinner are served this evening.

Dinner

Day 2 - Budapest

Take in the stunning sights of Budapest, with relics and monuments from over a millennium of settlements, including Parliament building and Heroes’ Square.

Day 2 - Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Pécs - Mohács

On our tour of Pécs, we’ll view the City Hall, the Renaissance-style Bishop’s Palace, mosques, chapels and Roman remains.

Enjoy a free afternoon in Mohács, awarded European Capital of Culture in 2010 for its museums, theatres and architectural treasures.

Day 3 - Pécs - Mohács

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Osijek

An optional guided tour introduces you to Osijek, a lively Croatian city with a centre fortified after liberation from the Turks in the 18th century, the neo-Gothic Church of St Peter and St Paul and the grand Europska Avenija of elegant Vienna Secessionist mansions.

Day 4 - Osijek

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Vukovar - Novi Sad

An optional tour offers insight into Vukovar’s tumultuous past.

This baroque city became a symbol of war after the atrocities of 1991; however the once-wrecked centre is being restored.

Arrive in Serbia’s Novi Sad in the early evening.

Day 5 - Vukovar - Novi Sad

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Novi Sad

During the rule of the Habsburgs, Novi Sad was at the centre of Serbian culture; and its galleries and music scene have kept this vibrant city alive, now more than ever as it prepares to become a European Capital of Culture in 2021.

An optional guided tour takes in the main sights, with time to make your own discoveries.

Day 6 -  Novi Sad

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Belgrade

A panoramic coach tour through Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia, includes Republic Square and Saint Sava Cathedral, one of the largest church buildings in the world.

We then visit the Kalemegdan Fortress, which has been rebuilt countless times since its beginnings as a 2nd century Roman fortification; and explore the city by foot to find legacies from Habsburg, Ottoman and Socialist rule.

Day 7 - Belgrade

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Donji Milanovac - Cruise the Iron Gates

Donji Milanovac has been moved several times, creating a small, modern Serbian town steeped in history.

An optional excursion to Lepenski Vir showcases one of Europe’s most important Mesolithic sites – it changed our knowledge about complex prehistoric cultures in Europe.

We begin our passage through the four spectacular narrow gorges of the Iron Gates late this afternoon.

Day 8 - Donji Milanovac - Cruise the Iron Gates

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Vidin

Take a guided tour of Baba Vidin, a moated medieval royal fortress with towers, cannons and gallows; then view the legendary Belogradchik Rocks – a vast area of huge sandstone formations, varying from red to yellow, with names such as The Cuckoo, The Madonna and Rebel Velko.

Day 9 - Vidin

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Rousse

An optional city walk is available to discover Rousse, a city of European grandness with a history detailed within its 200 listed buildings, city museums and the ruined fortress – a Neolithic settlement turned into a Roman naval centre.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Cernavoda (Constanta)

We reach the Romanian shores of the Black Sea to discover Constanta, a city inhabited for millennia.

We visit the richly decorated Orthodox Cathedral of St Peter and Paul, and stop by the beautiful Casino for spectacular views over the largest port on the Black Sea.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Giurgiu (Bucharest)

In Bucharest, we visit the opulent Palace of the Parliament, the world’s second-largest administrative building (after the Pentagon).

Work started on this controversial building for former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1984, and hundreds of rooms are still to be completed.

Day 12 - Giurgiu (Bucharest)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Days 13-14 Giurgiu - Bucharest

We return to Bucharest, where we stay for the next two nights at the Hotel Cismigiu (4T), with plenty of time to discover the grand palaces, the opulent concert halls, religious monuments and reminders of the nation’s political past.

On day 14 we’ll take a VIP tour of Ceausescu’s former residence.

Days 13-14 Giurgiu - Bucharest

Breakfast

Day 14 - Bucharest - UK

We transfer to Bucharest Airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

Breakfast

The four-star plus MS Select Bellejour was built in 2004 and has a worldwide allure with comprehensive facilities to ensure all guests can enjoy every aspect of their vacation. When entering the ship guests are instantly encircled by the feeling of timeless elegance and luxury.

This 126.7 m long vessel features 90 large cabins allowing for a maximum of 180 passengers. The ship has spacious public areas and plenty of outside seating, enabling guests to soak up the ever-changing scenery at any time. In the panoramic restaurant on the upper deck guests can enjoy culinary delights. Passengers can also enjoy an indoor wellness area with sauna, whirlpool and fitness area to ensure maximum comfort and relaxation. When combined with excellent service on board the MS Select Bellejour, a cruise on the European waterways will be one to never forget.

The ship offers three cabin types – all of which are spacious and well-thought-out. All cabins have outside views, climate control and an en-suite bathroom. In addition, cabins include a phone, TV, safe, hair dryer, and a mini bar.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 90 cabins across three decks, comfortable outside staterooms and suites, most with French Balconies
  • Huge sun deck with sunbeds and deck chairs
  • Panorama lounge with bar
  • Wellness with sauna, whirlpool and fitness
  • Large, elegant reception foyer
  • Reading lounge
  • Non-smoking restaurant
  • Wireless internet
  • Boutique

Accommodation & Amenities

This lovely 4 star river cruise vessel, features comfortably furnished cabins and suites, the majority featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French Balcony.

90 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms. Most accommodations featuring floor to ceiling glass sliding doors opening to a French Balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Deluxe

161 ft² – Upper Deck

  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors (French Balcony)
  • Deck & Chair
  • Hotel standard beds, which can be converted into twins or remain as double.
  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & separate shower enclosure
  • Satellite television
  • Phone, in-room safe, hair dryer, mini bar
  • Individual Climate control

Superior Cabins

161 ft² – Middle Deck

    • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors (French Balcony)
    • Deck & Chair
    • Hotel standard beds, which can be converted into twins or remain as double.
    • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & separate shower enclosure
    • Satellite television
    • Phone, in-room safe, hair dryer, mini bar
    • Individual Climate control

Standard Cabins

161 ft² – Lower Deck

    • Large fixed porthole window
    • Deck & Chair
    • Hotel standard beds, which can be converted into twins or remain as double.
    • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & separate shower enclosure
    • Satellite television
    • Phone, in-room safe, hair dryer, mini bar
    • Individual Climate control
MS Bellejour - Deckplan

Why Choose This Cruise?

Titan is the only escorted tour operator to offer free home transfers on every itinerary and every departure date with no mileage supplement to pay.

Titan are also our number one choice for low or no single supplements.  As Titan now charter their own ship, the MS Serenade 1, not only as a solo traveler do you get picked up from home, but you can look forward to knowing that there will be a group of single travelers onboard with you. Or you can cruise with a companion, but you both have a cabin for only a small supplement, subject to availability.

As a long established, multi-award winning touring company, Titan have brought their friendly expertise to their comfortable, 4 star river cruising. Your fellow travelers on board will be from the UK and Ireland.

We have worked with Titan and their friendly staff for a number of years and are very happy to recommend their overall experience from start to finish.  Celebrating 40 years in business, they are definitely doing something right.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Jul 7BellejourBudapest£2499Cabin Upgrades
Lower Deck1 - Standard161 ft², Fixed Windows£2499  
Lower Deck2 - Standard161 ft², Fixed Windows£2599  
Middle Deck4 - Superior161 ft², French Balcony£2699  
Middle Deck5 - Superior161 ft², French Balcony£2799  
Upper Deck7 - Deluxe161 ft², French Balcony£2849  
Upper Deck8 - Deluxe161 ft², French Balcony£2999  
Jul 17BellejourBucharest£2499Cabin Upgrades
Lower Deck1 - Standard161 ft², Fixed Windows£2499  
Lower Deck2 - Standard161 ft², Fixed Windows£2599  
Middle Deck4 - Superior161 ft², French Balcony£2699  
Middle Deck5 - Superior161 ft², French Balcony£2799  
Upper Deck7 - Deluxe161 ft², French Balcony£2849  
Upper Deck8 - Deluxe161 ft², French Balcony£2999  
Sep 13BellejourBudapest£2599Cabin Upgrades
Lower Deck1 - Standard161 ft², Fixed Windows£2599  
Lower Deck2 - Standard161 ft², Fixed Windows£2699  
Middle Deck4 - Superior161 ft², French Balcony£2799  
Middle Deck5 - Superior161 ft², French Balcony£2899  
Upper Deck7 - Deluxe161 ft², French Balcony£2949  
Upper Deck8 - Deluxe161 ft², French Balcony£3099  
Sep 23BellejourBucharest£2599Cabin Upgrades
Lower Deck1 - Standard161 ft², Fixed Windows£2599  
Lower Deck2 - Standard161 ft², Fixed Windows£2699  
Middle Deck4 - Superior161 ft², French Balcony£2799  
Middle Deck5 - Superior161 ft², French Balcony£2899  
Upper Deck7 - Deluxe161 ft², French Balcony£2949  
Upper Deck8 - Deluxe161 ft², French Balcony£3099  

VIP door-to-door travel service
Travel with us and your holiday starts the moment you step out your front door. There’s no worry about taxi fares, train timetables or having to lug your bags on public transport – we take care of the whole journey for you.

Hassle-free transfers*
As the pioneers of door-to-door transfers, our service is industry-leading. No matter where you’re flying from, our drivers will pick you up from home (or another address if that’s easier) and take you to your departure airport. When you return, they’ll be waiting at the terminal to bring you back home again. If you’ve chosen to stay in a hotel the night before your flight, that’s not a problem – we’ll collect you the day before and take you to the hotel.

Everyone’s a VIP – no matter how far you are from the airport
We won’t ask you to pay extra just because you live further away. There are no mileage limits or supplements to pay for our airport transfers – we cover every UK address (with the exception of the Scottish Islands and Sark, where we’ll pick you up from a mainland address of your choice).

*The majority of our VIP door-to-door service transfers are not exclusive to one holiday booking and journeys to and from the airport may be undertaken via additional addresses and may involve a change of vehicle.


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