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2019 2020

A journey between Central Europe and the Balkans (port-to-port cruise)

11 Days - DSA_PP
# Description

Cruise

BUDAPEST - MOHACS - OSIJEK - VUKOVAR - ILOK - NOVI SAD - BELGRADE - BRCKO - SLAVONSKI BROD - JASENOVAC - SISAK - Zagreb(1) - SISAK - Lake Balaton - Budapest

From Budapest to Lake Balaton, embark on a unique cruise to discover the majestic Danube and Sava rivers. Explore Hungary, Croatia, Serbia but also Bosnia through our excursions combining nature and culture. Wander through nature parks, medieval cities and multi-ethnic capitals with a diversity of architectures all along these two magnificent rivers.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2-DAY/1-NIGHT EXTENSION INCLUDED
    • Lake Balaton and Varazdin
    • Including a visit to the Tihany Peninsula,
    • One night's accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Balatonfüred & visit to Varazdin
  • Discover(1):
    • The contrasting capitals of Belgrade and Zagreb
    • Lonjsko Polje & Kopacki Rit Nature Parks
    • Osijek
    • The medieval city of Ilok
    • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci

Cruise

Day 1

BUDAPEST (Hungary)

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

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Day 2

MOHÁCS (Hungary) - OSIJEK (Croatia) - Slavonia

We'll sail and cross the border into Croatia in Mohàcs, passing Batina and the nature park of Kopacki Rit before reaching Osijek. This afternoon, join us for an optional excursion to the Kopacki Rit Nature Park and to Osijek. The nature park, located close to the confluence of the Drava and the Danube, is one of the largest and most attractive preserved wetlands in Europe.

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Day 3

OSIJEK - VUKOVAR (Croatia) - ILOK (Croatia) - NOVI SAD (Serbia)

We'll cruise towards Vukovar, one of the prettiest towns in the Danube Valley. Join us for an optional excursion to the medieval city of Ilok. We'll return on board and cruise to Novi Sad. Join us for an optional guided visit of Novi Sad: located in the Great Plain, the city is the multi-ethnic capital of Vojvodina. We'll return on board and cruise to Belgrade.

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Day 4

BELGRADE

Join us this morning for an optional guided tour of Belgrade. Located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, the town has created its own cultural identity based on a mix of Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures. This afternoon, join us for an optional excursion across Vojvodina: Around the hamlet of Iriski Venac are more than 16 Orthodox monasteries, the chance to discover Serbian art - a mix of Byzantine style and Baroque architecture. We'll return on board and start sailing.

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Day 5

BRCKO (Bosnia)

Today will be spent cruising towards Brcko. Our cruise will take us along the Sava River, crossing the plain of Vojvodina, a genuine bread basket of Serbia with a mosaic of cultures. Upon reaching Brcko, enjoy a traditional folklore evening on board.

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Day 6

BRCKO (Bosnia) - SLAVONSKI BROD (Croatia)

We'll cruise towards Slavonski Brod. The Sava River marks the border between Bosnia and Croatia, and we'll pass through Slavonia, the fertile plain of Croatia, reaching Slavonski Brod in the afternoon. Enjoy time at leisure.

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Day 7

SLAVONSKI BROD (Croatia) - JASENOVAC (Croatia)

Join us for a walking tour through Slavonski Brod. You'll discover the town center and its main square, the Franciscan church and the Brod Citadel - an imposing construction in Vauban style, built to protect the Austro-Hungarian Empire from Turkish invasions. We'll return on board and cruise to Jasenovac, reaching it in the evening. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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Day 8

JASENOVAC (Croatia) - SISAK (Croatia)

Join us for an excursion to Lonjsko Polje Nature Park: A land much favored by migratory birds when the Lonja floods. We'll cruise towards Sisak, reaching it in the evening.

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Day 9

SISAK - Zagreb(1) - SISAK

Join us for an optional excursion to Zagreb. The harmonious combination of architecture and green space makes Zagreb a perfect model for a town. Even the cemetery, cultivated like an English landscaped garden, is a comforting place for a pleasant walk. Take a stroll along the steep streets of Gradec and Kaptol, the historic center of Zagreb. We'll return on board for our gala dinner and evening.

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Day 10

SISAK - Zagorje - Lake Balaton

We'll disembark and be transfered by coach to Varazdin, in the Zagorje province. Join us for a guided visit of the historic town of Varazdin, a real Baroque gem. Then we'll continue towards Lake Balaton, a favorite short break destination for Hungarians. We'll settle into our 3-star hotel LS for the night.

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Day 11

Lake Balaton - Budapest

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll set out for a guided tour of Tihany. This peninsula is truly captivating and you'll be charmed by its beautiful setting and its baroque Benedictine abbey. Afterwards, you'll be transferred to Budapest, stopping for lunch along the way (not included). End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2020
Departure 28/04/2020
Arrival 08/05/2020
Ship : MS Victor Hugo Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

Formalities

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - welcome cocktail - onboard entertainment - gala dinner - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - onboard folklore evening - transfer by coach from the airport to the port in Budapest on D1 - transfers by coach on D10 and D11 - services of a tour guide on D10 and D11 - guided tours of Varazdin and Tihany - lunch in Varazdin - accommodation at a 3-star hotel LS in or near Balatonfüred - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - lunch on D11 - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

7 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Kopacki Rit and Osijek Nature Parks Ilok and Vukovar Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Belgrade Through Vojvodina Lonjsko Polje nature park Zagreb (day tour - lunch included)
Price per pers. 291.00 € Before departure 339.00 € On board
Classic

Guided tour of Kopacki Rit Nature Park and the town of Osijek

In the company of our guides, we will begin our tour with a visit of Osijek, a town in the East of the historical Croatian region of Slavonia. The town was founded by the Slavs, who built a river port on the ruins of the Roman town in the 7th century...

Duration 4h30 Classic

Ilok

Our excursion starts with a visit to the medieval town of Ilok. Overlooking the Danube, this small fortified town has for centuries over been famous for its vineyards. Tangible proofs of life from prehistorical times and the Middle-Ages up to the pre...

Duration 3h30 Classic

Guided tour of Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci

We'll set off by coach to visit the town of Novi Sad. Capital of the autonomous region of Vojvodina, Novi Sad is also the second largest town in Serbia, going by the size of its population. The town has a long and troubled history since it was un...

Duration 3h30 Classic

Guided tour of Belgrade

We'll set off by coach to visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, which is also one of the oldest cities in Europe with a history stretching back some 7000 years. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers, close to the Morava C...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Through Vojvodina

Departure from Sremska Mitrovica by coach in the company of your guides to discover the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. During its eventful history, Vojvodina was successively dominated by numerous invaders coming from all over Eastern Europe befor...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Lonjsko Polje

Departure by coach from Jasenovac towards Lonjsko Polje, the largest protected wetland in both Croatia and the entire Danube basin where you'll be able to admire migratory birds. We'll then move on to Krapje to attend a short introductive fil...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Full day excursion to Zagreb (lunch included)

Departure by coach from Sisak in the company of your hostess towards Zagreb. The Croatian capital was born from the junction of two medieval towns which for centuries developed on two hills facing each other. These two cities, Gradec and Kaptol, were...

Duration 9h00 Classic
2 Shore excursions
The package includes: 2 days/1 night at Lake Balaton Visit to Varazdin and the Tihany Peninsula, Accommodation at a 3* hotel LS in Balatonfüred
Classic

Visit Varaždin

We’ll leave by coach for Varaždin, the center and seat of the County of Varaždin, about 50 miles north of Zagreb. Enjoy a historic tour of the city, an absolute gem of Baroque architecture. It is one of the most important tourist centers in nor...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Guided Tour of Tihany

We’ll leave for a guided tour of Tihany to explore its historic, architectural, and natural treasures. Located on the shores of Lake Balaton, the first nature preservation area in Hungary was developed here in 1952. A Benedictine monastery esta...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Ilok

Our excursion starts with a visit to the medieval town of Ilok. Overlooking the Danube, this small fortified town has for centuries over been famous for its vineyards. Tangible proofs of life from prehistorical times and the Middle-Ages up to the pre...

Duration 3h30 Classic
Price per pers. 58.00 € Before departure 64.00 € On board

Guided tour of Kopacki Rit Nature Park and the town of Osijek

In the company of our guides, we will begin our tour with a visit of Osijek, a town in the East of the historical Croatian region of Slavonia. The town was founded by the Slavs, who built a river port on the ruins of the Roman town in the 7th century...

Duration 4h30 Classic
Price per pers. 59.00 € Before departure 66.00 € On board

Guided tour of Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci

We'll set off by coach to visit the town of Novi Sad. Capital of the autonomous region of Vojvodina, Novi Sad is also the second largest town in Serbia, going by the size of its population. The town has a long and troubled history since it was un...

Duration 3h30 Classic
Price per pers. 31.00 € Before departure 34.00 € On board

Guided tour of Belgrade

We'll set off by coach to visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, which is also one of the oldest cities in Europe with a history stretching back some 7000 years. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers, close to the Morava C...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 31.00 € Before departure 34.00 € On board

Through Vojvodina

Departure from Sremska Mitrovica by coach in the company of your guides to discover the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. During its eventful history, Vojvodina was successively dominated by numerous invaders coming from all over Eastern Europe befor...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 47.00 € Before departure 52.00 € On board

Lonjsko Polje

Departure by coach from Jasenovac towards Lonjsko Polje, the largest protected wetland in both Croatia and the entire Danube basin where you'll be able to admire migratory birds. We'll then move on to Krapje to attend a short introductive fil...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Full day excursion to Zagreb (lunch included)

Departure by coach from Sisak in the company of your hostess towards Zagreb. The Croatian capital was born from the junction of two medieval towns which for centuries developed on two hills facing each other. These two cities, Gradec and Kaptol, were...

Duration 9h00 Classic
Price per pers. 80.00 € Before departure 89.00 € On board

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

For navigational reasons and passenger safety, the company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary.

(1) Optional excursions.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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