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Highlights of Eastern Europe - Early Booking Savings

Book & pay in full by 30 Sep 2018 & SAVE 10%*

Departs
Wednesday, 3rd April 2019
Ship
Beatrice
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Pricing is From and Per Person
Cabin Type Rate
Classic (From 2019)

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 3rd July 2018 to 30th September 2018.

Special Inclusions

- 7 night river cruise onboard S.S. Beatrice
- 2 nights in Bucharest
- All transfers on arrival and departure days
- Excursions led by local experts
- All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
- Onboard Gratuities

BONUS:
- Book & pay in full by 30 Sep 2018 & SAVE 10%*

Special Conditions

*Valid for sales until 30 Sep 2018, unless sold out prior. Prices are cruise only, per person, twin share in NZD. Other stateroom categories may be available at a surcharge. Airfares, hotel accommodation and transfers are additional (unless otherwise specified). Cancellation and amendments fees may apply. Prices are correct at time of publication & are subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Promotion is valid on select 2019 voyages for new bookings & is subject to availability. Must pay in full within 3 days of booking. Promotion may not be combined with any other promotional offer, except River Heritage Club Saving. 10% discounted has not been included in price shown. The discount is off the cruise price & excludes port taxes. Other restrictions may apply. Offer is capacity controlled & may be modified or withdrawn at any time.

Cruise Description

7 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Giurgiu aboard Beatrice. Hotel stay post-cruise in Bucharest.

Day 1: Budapest (Embark)

Day 2: Budapest, Cruising the Danube River
Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has a distinctive character and allure all its own. Explore this dynamic and multi-faceted city with your choice of excursions—you can see it from a local’s perspective on our exclusive walking tour, cover more ground with a panoramic tour or “Go Active” with a guided bike ride. Vibrant Budapest, Hungary’s capital, offers an enchanting combination of East and West, old and new. Even its geography is made up of two parts—Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)—divided by the Danube. Which part will you choose to explore today? You have three options to choose from.

Day 3: Cruising the Danube River, Vukovar (Osijek)
Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, and its beautiful countryside, colorful folk traditions and delicious rustic cuisine make it a most rewarding place to visit. Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside and thriving folk traditions, as well as delicious simple, local rustic food. You’ll dock in Vukovar, Croatia’s biggest port, at the confluence of the Danube and Vuka rivers.

Day 4: Belgrade
Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia, is one of Europe’s oldest cities, dating back some 7,000 years. Signs of its tumultuous history are visible everywhere, juxtaposed with the city’s vibrant modern-day present. See it all with a choice of excursions, either a city tour that visits the palace or a guided bike ride. You have two very different ways to see Belgrade today—the choice is yours!

Day 5: Golubac, Cruising the Iron Gates
Today’s main attraction will be the spectacular scenery along the Danube, as you cruise a stretch of gorges known as the Iron Gates. Later, head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinary well-preserved medieval fortress. All along the way, history lines the banks of the river. Keep an eye out for Trajan’s Plaque, which the ancient Romans erected to commemorate the road they anchored in the steep cliffs above the water, and Golubac Castle, built in the 14th century and attacked successively by the Serbs, Magyars and Turks. The Turks won the castle in 1458, which helped to reinforce their control of the area until 1867, when they abandoned it.

Day 6: Vidin, Cruising the Danube River
Vidin is a port town on the Danube the once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests. It’s your base for one of two unusual excursions today—visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations or head to a riverside estate devoted to the arts.

Day 7: Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse and Ivanovo)
Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Rousse is sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant 19th-century mansions and public buildings. You may choose to see some of the town after venturing to a pair of historic monasteries or spend the day visiting two historic hill towns.

Day 8: Giurgiu (Disembark), Transfer to Bucharest
Bucharest is a fascinating combination of Communist grandiosity, elegant French-influenced 19th-century buildings and surprising survivors dating from the 1500s. Perhaps nothing more perfectly encapsulates Romania’s 20th-century experience than the mind-boggling People’s Palace, which you can visit today. Another option is a walking tour that shows you this city from a local’s perspective. This morning, you’ll disembark the ship in Giurgiu and drive through the countryside to Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy a traditional three-course Romanian lunch at a local restaurant and a panoramic city tour. Tonight you’ll relax in the comfort of a luxury hotel located in the heart of the city, Romania’s capital and its cultural and economic center.

Day 9: Bucharest
Count Dracula might be a fictional character who makes the blood curdle on Halloween, but his historical namesake is not. Vlad III—known in his heyday as Dracula or "Vlad the Impaler"—was a medieval prince with a penchant for brutally punishing his enemies. Or was it all a smear campaign instigated by his enemies? Find out more today on a visit to his tomb. Also on the agenda—a guided tour of the infamous Ceausescu Mansion.

Day 10: Depart Bucharest

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
03/04/19 Budapest, Hungary Embark
04/04/19 Budapest, Hungary
05/04/19 Vukovar, Croatia
06/04/19 Belgrade, Serbia
07/04/19 Iron Gate, Romania, Serbia
08/04/19 Vidin, Bulgaria
09/04/19 Rousse, Bulgaria
10/04/19 Giurgiu, Romania Disembark Transfer to Bucharest
10/04/19 Bucharest, Romania Hotel
11/04/19 Bucharest, Romania Hotel
12/04/19 Bucharest, Romania
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.

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