Eastern Europe River Cruise – Save 10% On 2025 Cruises

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10 days

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Secure 10% off an all-inclusive, Europe River Cruise that takes you from Budapest to Bucharest with Uniworld. Book now to save on select 2025 sailings when you pay in full at time of booking.

Hurry – Offer ends on 30 April 2024.

An ideal voyage for travellers seeking new, off-the-beaten path destinations. Immerse yourself in new cultures as you travel from splendid Budapest to dynamic Bucharest, discovering the best that the revitalised nations of Eastern Europe have to offer along the way.

Gaze in wonder at the lofty spires of Hungary’s Parliament Building as it rises majestically above the Danube in Budapest. Sit down for friendly, intimate meals with farmers in Croatia and enthusiastic locals in Bulgaria. Uncover scores of little-known treasures and step back in time to investigate the history and legends along the Danube.

Uniworld Europe River Cruise Suite

Uniworld Europe River Cruise Suite

Included Items

DINING
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
EXCURSIONS
  • 8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go” program
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
ACCOMMODATIONS
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic S.S. Beatrice or the imperial River Duchess
  • 2 nights in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar) with breakfast
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
EXPERIENCES
  • 5 countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
  • 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture

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DAY 1 - BUDAPEST (EMBARK)

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

DAY 2 - BUDAPEST

Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. Explore this dynamic and multifaceted city with your choice of excursions—you can see it from a local’s perspective on our walking tour, or cover more ground with a panoramic tour. Vibrant Budapest, Hungary’s capital, offers an enchanting combination of East and West.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

DAY 3 - MOHÁCS, BATINA (OSIJEK), VUKOVAR

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 simple, delicious local rustic food.

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.

DAY 5 - GOLUBAC, CRUISING THE IRON GATES

Head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinarily 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.

Unwind onboard as you cruise the breathtaking Iron Gates, an 83-mile-long (134-kilometer-long) stretch of scenic gorges that were cut through the Carpathian and Balkan mountains over eons by the Danube River. These gorges, which act as a natural border between Serbia and Romania, are among the most dramatic and beautiful sights in all of Europe. This was one of the swiftest and most dangerous stretches of the river before two dams were built: Iron Gate I and Iron Gate II. Construction on the dams began in 1964 and took 20 years to complete; they have dramatically altered the area’s landscape, raising the water level by 114 feet (35 meters) and drowning several islands and villages.

DAY 6 - VIDIN

Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests. It’s your base for an unusual excursion today—a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations. Or you can indulge in a tasting at a local winery.

DAY 7 - RUSE

Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Ruse is sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant 19th-century mansions and public buildings.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

DAY 8 - GIURGIU (DISEMBARK), TRANSFER TO BUCHAREST

Bucharest
This morning, you’ll disembark the ship in Giurgiu and drive through the countryside to Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy a panoramic city tour and a visit to People’s Palace. 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 centre.

DAY 9 - BUCHAREST

Get to know the bustling heart of Romania's capital city with a full day to explore Bucharest on your own.

DAY 10 - BUCHAREST

Check out of your hotel this morning. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport for your flight home.

Sailing by river means enjoying all the convenience of a traditional cruise, along with all the benefits of land travel. Stopping in multiple destinations on every trip, you'll visit bustling cities and hidden gem villages, unpacking only once. River Cruising is the best way to cruise, and the best and most luxurious river cruises are with Uniworld.

ONE-OF-A-KIND BOUTIQUE SHIPS

One of the highlights of your river cruise will be the ship you sail on. Each of the Uniworld one-of-a-kind ships is like a floating boutique hotel; designed to immerse you in the destination and fully equipped with luxurious amenities, beautiful public spaces and multiple dining venues throughout.

ALL-INCLUSIVE AMENETIES

There’s all-inclusive, and then there’s the unmatched level of inclusive luxurious amenities that only Uniworld provide. To ensure truly carefree and effortless travel, they gone ahead and included it all–so the only thing you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your vacation. Everything you could ever need is included with Uniworld. From your meals to premium drinks, a host of onboard wellness opportunities, plus your daily shore excursions, they have even included the onboard gratuities.

INTIMATE & RELAXING EXPERIENCE

Compared to ocean cruising, a river cruise is smaller and therefore offers guests a far more intimate experience. With an average of just 120 guests onboard, you can get to know your fellow travellers and also receive better access to the incredible staff onboard.

UNMATCHED CONVENIENCE

By it's nature, cruising along rivers allows you to travel directly through the heart of countries, giving you access to some of the worlds greatest cities right outside your window. You'll travel to multiple destinations with ease, only unpacking once.

IMMERSIVE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

Uniworld have selected culturally immersive experiences on every journey. These range from early access to the world's greatest landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, private after-hours visits to St. Mark's Basilica or receiving a breathtaking water blessing from a Cambodian Monk.

CONNECT & STAY CONNECTED

Unencumbered by large crowds, you'll effortlessly meet people who share your passion for travel and exploration, while staying connected with loved one's back home with complimentary shipwide Wi-Fi.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Advertised price based on 30 March 2025 departure in a Classic cabin. Pricing is correct as of 2 April 2024 and includes the offer discount*, subject to availability at the time of booking. Offers may be withdrawn or prices updated by the supplier at any time, so please enquire with our expert consultants for the latest pricing, terms and conditions. Single supplement may also apply.

*Early Booking Savings: Save 10% on select 2025 sailings – book by 30 April 2024.

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