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Gems of Southeast Europe Cruise Land Reverse

Gems of Southeast Europe Cruise Land Reverse

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaBella
Starts: Istanbul, Turkey on Wed, Jul 28, 2021
Ends: Vienna, Austria on Mon, Aug 09, 2021

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River Cruise Itinerary

Enjoy 2 nights in Budapest or Vienna, followed by a 7-night cruise from Budapest to Giurgiu, 2 nights in Brasov and 2 nights in Bucharest

  1. Day 1
    Wed, Jul 28, 2021
    ARRIVE IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.
  2. Day 2
    Thu, Jul 29, 2021
    ISTANBUL. Allow yourself to be led through Istanbul'''s fascinating Old City, with its numerous Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments. Admire the mighty defensive walls, the Roman aqueduct and the hippodrome, among other iconic sites. (B)
  3. Day 3
    Fri, Jul 30, 2021
    ISTANBUL. Admire the grandeur of the spectacular Ottoman Sultans''' Grand Palace of Topkapi, home to every Sultan from the 15th-19th centuries. During your tour, marvel at the private chambers of the Sultans, the Harem (women'''s quarters) and the Imperial Treasury'''s vast collection, including the jewel-encrusted Topkapi Dagger and the stunning 86-carat Spoonmaker'''s Diamond. (B)
  4. Day 4
    Sat, Jul 31, 2021
    ISTANBUL ''' GIURGIU - EMBARKATION. Check out of your Istanbul hotel and fly to Bucharest. Transfer to Giurgiu where you will embark your ship for your Gems of Southeast Europe cruise.
  5. Day 5
    Sun, Aug 01, 2021
    GIURGIU ''' ROUSSE, BULGARIA. Experience the best of Bucharest, Romania'''s capital, known as the '''Little Paris of the East,''' with its wide boulevards and Arc de Triomphe. Then visit Bulgaria'''s ancient capital, Veliko Tarnovo, with its medieval fortress and multiple orthodox temples. You can opt instead to explore Rousse, known for its 19th- and 20th-century Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture, and then afterwards visit the UNESCO-designated Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo with frescos revealing exceptional artistry of 14th-century paintings. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Mon, Aug 02, 2021
    VIDIN. Explore Vidin, one of Bulgaria'''s oldest cities, and surrounding areas with a choice of excursions. Discover Baba Vida Fortress, the largest preserved medieval castle in Bulgaria. Continue on to Belogradchik, one of Bulgaria'''s natural wonders, where you can hike around its most spectacular rock formations. Alternatively, visit a local home for a demonstration of traditional Bulgarian yogurt and Banitsa, a pastry you will also get to make. You also have the choice to bike through Vidin and to the castle. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Tue, Aug 03, 2021
    SCENIC CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES. The Iron Gates is one of Europe'''s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. The Danube narrows as it winds through a series of magnificent gorges between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains, forming a natural border between Serbia and Romania. The ancient Serbian king Decebalus is proudly carved into the mountainside and always captivates travelers. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Wed, Aug 04, 2021
    BELGRADE, SERBIA. Explore Serbia'''s capital, Belgrade, on a city tour, which includes the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. Alternatively, visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Serbian Royal Family, and the House of Flowers, the mausoleum of Marshal Tito, who became the first President of Yugoslavia. Or enjoy a taste of the region by sampling Serbian plum brandy, ''livovitz, and delicious local delights at the Quburich Distillery, followed by a panoramic tour of Avala Mountain. Later in the day, choose from a hike to Kalemegdan Fortress, known for its winding walking paths and incredible river views, or join a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    Thu, Aug 05, 2021
    NOVI SAD, SERBIA ''' VUKOVAR, CROATIA. Vukovar is a Croatian symbol of resistance, which you'''ll better understand on your city tour showcasing the Ov''ara Memorial and Eltz Castle. Alternatively, choose a wine tasting in Ilok, a center of wine production since Roman times, where you'''ll sample its famous Grasevina, Traminac and Frankovka wines. Back on board, cruise to Novi Sad, sometimes called the '''Serbian Athens.''' Discover Novi Sad on a walking tour to Dunavski Park and through Stari Grad, the Old Town center. If you prefer a more active exploration, join a guided biking tour or hike through Fruska Gora National Park. During the evening, visit Petrovaradin Fortress, a mighty stronghold no enemy has ever breached. (B,L,D)
  10. Day 10
    Fri, Aug 06, 2021
    MOH''CS - P''CS, HUNGARY. Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Moh''cs. You'''ll then visit P''cs, founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Visit the UNESCO-designated Christian Necropolis; St. Peter'''s Basilica, the city'''s main Catholic cathedral along with its catacombs; and Sz''chenyi Square, the heart of Old Town P''cs. You will also see the Mosque of Pasha Qasim the Victorious, one of the symbols of the city. Or for wine connoisseurs, you'''ll want to go to the Szeksz''rd wine region, one of the oldest red-wine-growing areas in Hungary, established more than 2,000 years ago. You may also take an exhilarating guided bike tour around Moh''cs. (B,L,D)
  11. Day 11
    Sat, Aug 07, 2021
    BUDAPEST ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' VIENNA, AUSTRIA. "Bid farewell to your ship and take asighteeing tour of Budapest, the '''Queen of the Danube.''' Your city tour begins with visit to the vibrant GreatMarket Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takesyou to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includesviews from historic Buda Castle, a visit to Fishermen'''s Bastion and the beautifully colored Matthias Church. Laterin the day, travel to Vienna where you will check into your hotel and enjoy some free time. (B)"
  12. Day 12
    Sun, Aug 08, 2021
    VIENNA. "Savor the imperial elegance of romantic Vienna during a guided sightseeing tour past the city'''smost famous and beautiful locales, including the UNESCO-designated historice city center. See the regal ViennaState Opera house, towering St. Stpehen'''s Cathedral with its fascinating eagle mosaics and geometric patternedroof, and the majestic Ringstrasse, Vienna'''s famed ring road, lined with incredible architecture, monuments andparks. You'''ll also have some free time to explore Vienna on your own. (B)"
  13. Day 13
    Mon, Aug 09, 2021
    VIENNA. Bid farewell to Vienna as you prepare for your flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Turkey

Rivers Visited

Danube

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef'''s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel in Vienna at the Intercontinental Vienna(or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Vienna to Budapest with city tour
  • Transfer from the ship in Giurgiu to Bran Castle and then Bra''ov
  • 2 nights hotel in Bra''ov at the Kronwell Bra''ovHotel (or similar), including city tour, Sighi''oaraexcursion and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Bra''ov to Pele'' RoyalCastle in Sinaia and then to Bucharest
  • 2 nights hotel in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu(or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel in Vienna at Intercontinental Vienna (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Vienna to Budapest with city tour
  • Transfer from the ship in Giurgiu to Bucharest followed by flight to Istanbul
  • 3 nights hotel in Istanbul including city tour and daily breakfast

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Ship Information

AmaBella


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
5
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
5

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