Danube River Cruise - the Balkans

Danube River Cruise - Bucharest to Budapest

April 24 - May 5, 2021



April 24 - Overnight flight from JFK to Bucharest.

April 25 - Pickup at the airport and transfer to our hotel, the Athenee Palace Hilton in Bucharest for one night. Spend the afternoon exploring this charming, old world city.

Tonight, we'll have a special Welcome Dinner just for our group. (D)

April 26 - This morning after breakfast enjoy a walking city tour to see the highlights of Bucharest.

In the afternoon we'll head to Fetesti where our ship is docked and we'll board the ship to enjoy our cruise and dinner onboard. (B, D)

April 27 –  Today we'll be in St. Gheorghe where we'll be exploring the Danube Delta.

In the afternoon we'll be cruising to Cernavoda.   (B, L, D)

April 28 – This morning we can join a tour to Constanta, the commercial center of Romania. You can also visit the Natural History and Archaelogical Museum to discover the early history of Romania's culture.

This afternoon we'll start cruising to Rousse, Bulgaria. (B, L, D)

April 29 –  This morning you can join a guided tour of Bulgaria's "Little Vienna", Rousse, which is the largest inland port in the country. You will then enjoy sailing down to Svistov.

OR you could enjoy a full day guided tour to the Buglarian capital of Veliko Tarnovo and the 15th century town of Arbanassi. You'll rejoin the ship in Svistov.  (B, L, D)

Danube Gorge
Dining onboard the Passion
Dining onboard the Passion

April 30 – Today we'll be in Vidin where you can join a sightseeing tour of the city and then enjoy a guided tour of Belogradchik and the remarkable Balkan Mountains. (B, L, D)

May 1 – This morning we'll head through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge which separates Serbia from Romania.

You may want to join a guided tour to Lepenski Vir, a Mesolithic archaeological site showing any ancient culture and artifacts. You'll also get a great view of the Danube Gorge.

In the afternoon we'll start cruising to Belgrade. (B, L, D)

May 2 – This morning you can choose a guided tour of the city of Belgrade where the Danube converges with the Sava River.

You may also choose an Optional Biking Tour or just spend a free morning exploring Belgrade. This afternoon we'll start our cruise to Osijek, Croatia.  (B, L, D)

May 3 – This morning enjoy a walking tour of Osijek including the fortress of Tvrda. OR you may choose to attend a concert at Franjo Kuhac by the talented young students there.

This afternoon there is an Optional Tour to the marshland area of Kopacki rit, where you can fish, bike or canoe. (B, L, D)

May 4 – We will be docked this morning in Mohacs, Hungary. You may enjoy a guided tour of nearby Pecs to visit the 4th century Christian underground tombs and see the murals there. You will also enjoy an organ concert. (B, L, D)

May 5 - This morning we will arrive in Budapest and after breakfast you'll be transferred to the airport for your fight home. (B)

Pricing information

Budapest Parliament Builing on the Danube
Budapest Parliament Builing on the Danube


Lowest Category

  • Deluxe Stateroom
  • Fixed Windows
  • 172 sq. ft.
  • Indigo Deck

Suite Category

  • Panorama Suite
  • Open Air Balcony
  • 200 sq. ft.
  • Sapphire Deck




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Panorama's Suite


Group Airfare will be added at a later date when air schedules become available for April 2021.

Group Travel Protection available, please CALL 845-810-2747 for more information.