Set sail towards the Black Sea on a voyage through four unforgettable Eastern European countries. Starting in the twin city of Budapest, you’ll take in the magnificent landscape of the Iron Gates gorge, a little local life along the Danube Delta and the pure elegance of Rousse, one of Bulgaria’s prettiest cities. Finish up with two nights in the offbeat city of Bucharest with its many museums and chequered history.
Titan Travel door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Budapest. On arrival, embark where light refreshments are available.
Day 2 - Budapest
A tour of the two-sided city of Buda and Pest is first on the agenda this morning.
We’ll explore the Parliament building, St Stephen’s Basilica, the world’s second-largest synagogue and the Palace district before you’re free to discover the city for yourself.
Perhaps wander through the gates leading to the beautiful Vajdahunyad castle for a picturesque walk.
Day 3 - Kalocsa - Mohács
Our morning starts in the Hungarian town of Kolocsa, known as the paprika capital of the world. Perhaps join our optional excursion, which gives a fascinating insight into the traditional Hungarian way of life.
We’ll start with a visit to the Folk Art House before learning all about regional spice at the Paprika Museum – including a taste of typical Hungarian cuisine.
Later on, we’ll enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride followed by a performance of Hungarian horsemanship – a fascinating experience.
Day 4 - 5 Belgrade
We arrive in Belgrade this afternoon; and while remaining in dock until tomorrow evening, we have plenty of time to discover the ‘White City’.
On our included walking tour on day 5, we’ll unfold the city’s chaotic past as we learn about the legacies of Habsburg, Ottoman and Socialist rule. We’ll also take in the Republic Square, Saint Sava Cathedral and Kalemegdan Fortress.
In your spare time, perhaps wander along the lively pedestrian boulevard flanked by historical buildings.
Day 6 - Cruising the Iron Gates
Today is dedicated to scenic cruising as we glide through the famous Iron Gates. This spectacular passage is made up of narrow gorges and wide basins. Make full use of the ship’s panoramic restaurant or sundeck to get the best views.
Day 7 - Vidin
Resting on the bend of the Danube, Vidin offers beautiful riverside views. We’ll start with a city tour this morning, taking in the legendary Belogradchik Rocks – a vast area of huge sandstone formations varying from red to yellow.
The sprawling town square is dominated by an enormous communist-era monument.
Day - Rousse
One of Bulgaria’s most elegant cities, Rousse is full to the brim with interesting architecture, leafy squares and city museums. Perhaps choose to join us on our optional city tour, which will introduce you to the ruined fortress – a Neolithic settlement turned into a Roman naval centre.
Day 9 - Tulcea
We arrive in Romania this morning as we dock in Tulcea. The city itself is home to some great museums and a 19th century church, but we’re using it as a base to explore the famed Danube Delta.
Our included excursion will see us bob along through forests with a local guide spotting birds and wildlife.
During the summer, 350 species of bird gather here, so it’s a real must for twitchers.
Day 10 - Cernavoda (Constanta)
We reach the Romanian shores of the Black Sea to discover Constanta, a lively city with beaches, parks and lakes. You can choose to join us on a city tour this morning, or explore under your own steam.
The richly decorated Orthodox Cathedral of St Peter and Paul is particularly interesting. For spectacular views over the port, the beautiful casino is your best bet.
Days 11 -12 Oltenita - Bucharest
After breakfast, we’ll disembark and begin our city tour of the Romanian capital before later checking in to our hotel for two nights, Hotel Cismigiu (4T), Hotel Berthelot (4T) or Novotel Bucharest City Centre Hotel (4T).
You’ll have the remainder of the day and tomorrow to explore the city for yourself.
Layered with history, spend your time strolling around the city’s best bits: museums, parks, splendid Orthodox churches, the opulent Parliament palace, concert halls, religious monuments and more.
Alternatively, on day 12 join our optional excursion – a VIP visit of Ceausescu’s house, to learn about the country’s communist legacy.
Day 13 - Bucharest - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. On arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
The spacious and elegant MS River Discovery II. From June 2021, she sails the scenic waters of the Danube, passing quaint Wachau Valley vineyards and elegant, culture-filled cities along the way. The ship offers passengers generously sized cabins over three decks and a splendid choice of accommodation, with dedicated cabins for solo travellers, superior cabins with French balconies, superb Deluxe Suites and an opulent Owners Suite.
Meanwhile, the communal areas are perfectly designed for guests to mingle. Passengers can relax in the ship’s two stylish lounges or the spacious sun deck which has a walking track and giant chess.
The Captain’s Club Lounge on the middle deck also has a retractable roof and panoramic windows, so guests can enjoy an alfresco experience. For those looking for some quiet time, retreat to the library or use the on board gym.
MS River Discovery II comprises three decks with six different cabin categories from palatial deluxe suites on the upper deck to standard single cabins on the lower deck. Passengers will love the light, bright and generously-sized cabins.
Cabins in the superior and deluxe range have French balconies, while upper deck cabins have their own separate sitting areas.
|Jun 24||River Discovery II||Budapest||Cabin Upgrades|
|C - Standard||Lower Deck||165 ft², Fixed Windows||£2999|
|CS - Single||Lower Deck||125 ft², Fixed Windows||£3299|
|B - Superior||Middle Deck||165 ft², French Balcony||£3299|
|A - Superior||Upper Deck||165 ft², French Balcony||£3499|
|DS - Deluxe||Upper Deck||250 ft², French Balcony||£3799|
|OS - Owners Suite||Upper Deck||330 ft², French Balcony||£3999|
|Jul 2||River Discovery II||Budapest||Cabin Upgrades|
|C - Standard||Lower Deck||165 ft², Fixed Windows||£2749|
|CS - Single||Lower Deck||125 ft², Fixed Windows||£3199|
|B - Superior||Middle Deck||165 ft², French Balcony||£3199|
|A - Superior||Upper Deck||165 ft², French Balcony||£3399|
|DS - Deluxe||Upper Deck||250 ft², French Balcony||£3699|
|OS - Owners Suite||Upper Deck||330 ft², French Balcony||£3899|
Single supplement: from £800
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Titan Travel 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 Travel 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 traveller do you get picked up from home, but you can look forward to knowing that there will be a group of single travellers on board 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 Travel have brought their friendly expertise to their comfortable, 4 star river cruising. Your fellow travellers onboard will be from the UK and Ireland. We have worked with Titan Travel 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.