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Eastern European Danube Discovery

from £2495
Discover spectacular scenic beauty and a collection of incredible destinations as Brabant guides you through four fascinating countries via the Danube River. You’ll take in stunning Eastern European cities and glorious landscapes of the Lower Danube.
  • Product Code 89930
  • Holiday Type Sightseeing And Walking Holidays, New Holiday, New! European River Cruising
  • Grade Grade 1
  • Holiday Duration 9 Nights

Discover spectacular scenic beauty and a collection of incredible destinations as Brabant guides you through four fascinating countries via the Danube River. You’ll take in stunning Eastern European cities and glorious landscapes of the Lower Danube.

SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:

Budapest - We’ll visit Buda’s castle district, seeing the Szechenyi Chain Bridge which spans the Danube & splits the districts of Buda & Pest and if time allows take the funicular to the Royal Palace. We’ll also spend some time in Pest and visiting the Jewish Quarter with a local guide. 
Kalocsa - Kalocsa is one of Hungary’s oldest towns and among the country’s most important religious centres. With a local guide we visit the compact centre, with its jumble of boulevards, narrow alleyways and ornate squares. 
Belgrade - A local guide shows us the city’s historic monuments and museums including St Sava Temple, Kalemegdan Fortress and Knez Mihailove Boulevard which leads to Skadarlija where we have lunch. We walk back to the ship through the city with free time to explore. 
Vidin - Onto our 3rd country, Bulgaria, Vidin’s fascinating past can still be seen today, in the town’s mix of architecture. The Baba Vida Fortress is a highlight of our visit. 
Ruse - We walk through Svoboda Freedom Square passing by The Opera house, Holy Trinity Church and into Batemberg Square from where transport takes us to The Natural Park of Rusenski Lom, a wonderland of dramatic cli¬ faces and rock formations and beautiful riverside terraces. It is also home to Egyptian vultures, lesser kestrels and eagle owls. 
St Gheorghe - We take a small private boat into the heart of the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve and Sahalin Lagoon to explore the marshlands in search of the flora and wildlife. We’ll transfer by tractor to St George beach and take a guided village walk.


The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights plus transfers.
      Spacious cabins and suites all with en-suite bathrooms and flat screen TV.
      Tempting full board cuisine every day – with ‘early riser’ breakfast, breakfast buffet, casual lunch, five-course à la carte dinner and late-night snacks. Packed lunches are included for days ashore.
      Complimentary afternoon tea & coffee with sandwiches and cakes.
      Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and Captain’s gala dinner.
      Fascinating daily walking tours and excursions with our experienced leaders.
      Complimentary tea, coffee and Wi-Fi on board.
      Use of leisure facilities including fitness room and wellness tub.
      Crew on call 24/7 to make your stay more comfortable.
      We include an exclusive graded and guided shore walking and sightseeing programme
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.



  1. Date: 03/05/2019
    Embark ship at Budapest, Hungary
  2. Date: 04/05/2019
    Budapest Shore Excursion
  3. Date: 05/05/2019
    Kalocsa, Hungary Shore Walking Excursion
  4. Date: 06/05/2019
    Belgrade, Budapest Shore Walking Excursion
  5. Date: 07/05/2019
    Cruising the Catracts and Iron Gate
  6. Date: 08/05/2019
    Vidin, Bulgaria Shore Walking Excursion
  7. Date: 09/05/2019
    Ruse, Bulgaria Shore Walking Excursion
  8. Date: 10/05/2019
    Cruising the Lower Danube
  9. Date: 11/05/2019
    St Gheorghe, Romania Shore Walking Excursion
  10. Date: 12/05/2019
    Disembark ship at Hirsova, Romania

Travel Details

Flights with British Airways from London Heathrow to Budapest and returning from Bucharest. Flight upgrades and/or domestic add on flights available, please ask for a competitive quote.

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Brabant

Introducing Brabant, Fred. Olsen’s dedicated river cruising boat. The perfect place to enjoy our charming new collection of journeys along Europe’s finest rivers. Bright and spacious public areas and 79 well-equipped rooms and suites, spread across four decks, provide an intimate, home-from-home feel.


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