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Luxury

Balkans Explorer with Vienna and Transylvania

Vienna to Bucharest
14 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUBECVB14
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Cruise through the Iron Gates

Pass awe-inspiring natural wonders as you wind through the magnificent gorges of the Danube between Serbia and Romania.

Beautiful Bucharest

Take in the wide tree-lined boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings, then walk through the Old City centre.

The House Of Dracula

Discover Bran Castle, the inspiration behind Dracula’s home during a journey to Transylvania.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 12 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 31 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert cruise director
  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe map EUBECVB14 2021
Vienna to Bucharest

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Welcome to Vienna. We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. This evening, a relaxed welcome reception awaits.

Stay: Two Nights, Vienna, Hotel Bristol

Set out on a guided exploration of Vienna today. Take in the Ringstrasse and visit St Stephen’s Cathedral. Tonight, come together for a gala welcome dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to Budapest and board your luxury river ship, the MS AmaMagna.

Stay: Seven Nights, MS AmaMagna

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

History buffs can venture to the ancient city of Pécs. Or perhaps travel to Hungary’s renowned wine region in Villány for a tasting at a local winery. Otherwise, get active on a guided bike ride along the Danube River to an ancient water mill.


You have the choice as to how you spend your day.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Aerial view of lush river flats and river, France

Signature Experience

Visit Eltz Manor, a castle that houses the Vukovar City Museum. Wander through the complex then be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, accompanied by classical music.


Today, enjoy your Signature Experience. Later this afternoon, set sail to Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city, where a guided exploration awaits. Set out with a local guide and discover how this city thrives on art and culture.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps see the Belgrade Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava. If you’re feeling more physical, embark on a kayak tour along the Danube. Or gourmet lovers can partake in a cooking class.


In Serbia’s capital, select your inclusion.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Vineyard with sunset, Bordeaux, France

Cruise through the Iron Gates and experience one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will encounter on this cruise. Your ship will ribbon its way through the series of gorges between Serbia and Romania.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin. Raised upon the remains of the ancient town of Bononia, the medieval castle dates back to the 10th century. Afterwards, venture to Belogradchik to uncover its ancient fortress on the northern slope of the Balkan mountains. You’ll also see the town’s unique rock formations.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps explore the incredible World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo. Alternatively, set out on a walking tour and discover Rousse, one of Bulgaria’s most elegant cities.


Choose from the sightseeing options on offer today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your ship and travel to the Slănic mine, Europe’s largest salt mine. Descend 208 metres underground to discover some of the 14 rooms, as well as the Salt Museum. The pure air inside the mine is known for its respiratory healing effects. Later, continue to your hotel in Poiana Brașov, an alpine resort nestled in the Postăvaru Mountains.

Stay: Two Nights, Poiana Brașov, Telerific Grand Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning will be spent exploring Bran Castle, also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle’. Perched atop a rocky hill overlooking the town of Bran, the castle’s striking orange turrets tower above a thick forest of trees in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains. Wander through its many rooms and admire the 19th-century antiques before continuing to Moieciu for lunch. This afternoon, delve deeper into Brașov’s history on a walking tour.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

A visit to Peleș Castle awaits today, nestled at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains in the town of Sinaia. This neo-Renaissance masterpiece was commissioned by Romania’s first king, Carol I, and took 40 years to build. Enjoy free time for lunch in Sinaia then travel to Bucharest.

Stay: Two Nights, Bucharest, Radisson Blu Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Loire Valley Villandry Castle and garden in France

Set out on a guided exploration of Bucharest’s Old City this morning. The area has recently undergone a decade of refurbishments, transforming the city’s historic core into a vibrant, walkable quarter. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before a visit to the Palace of the Parliament. Started in 1984, and still unfinished, this enormous building was constructed under the command of former dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and has over 3,000 rooms.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Your journey comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Ama Magna docked

All-Inclusive Ms AmaMagna

Enjoy a luxurious and carefree discovery of Europe on board the MS AmaMagna.

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A New Level of Luxury

Featuring some of the largest suites on Europe’s waterways, you'll enjoy spacious accommodation with incredible views.

Outstanding Onboard Dining

Highlighting exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour on board your luxurious ship.

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home