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Luxury

Balkan Jewels

Giurgiu to Budapest
8 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUJC08
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Cruise through the Iron Gates

Discover one of Europe’s most incredible wonders as you wind through a series of gorges between Serbia and Romania.

Bulgaria's Veliko Tarnovo

Medieval history abounds in Veliko Tarnovo as you admire its fortified walls and cobblestone lanes.

Personalise Your Journey

Design your day to your own interests thanks to our Freedom of Choice inclusions.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 6 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 20 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
  • Expert APT Cruise Director
  • Butler, room service and complimentary laundry for select suites

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUJC08 2019
Giurgiu to Budapest

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

On arrival in Bucharest, you will be met at the airport, then transferred to your luxurious river ship docked in Giurgiu. After settling in to your suite, enjoy a delicious dinner.

Stay: Seven Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Travel to Veliko Târnovo for a guided tour that highlights the city’s rich history. Alternatively, should you be seeking a more active option, perhaps visit the World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo as you embark on a walk through the rock monasteries.


With your ship docked in Rouse today, set out on your preferred activity.

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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

The day is yours to relax on board, sleep in and take it easy, or awake early and take in stunning views from the Sun Deck.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Wine lovers can head to a vineyard in Ilok, where a tasting allows you to appreciate the fertile soils that have been making wine since the 16th century. Otherwise in Vukovar, perhaps familiarise yourself with the poignant sites of the Yugoslavian Civil War.


Explore Novi Sad’s Petrovaradin Fortress and its catacombs, then select your sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Uncover all things Hungarian today with a cultural cavalcade in Kalocsa, set right on the Danube. Local handicrafts and porcelain are on show at the Folk Art House, then visit a producer of one of Hungary’s spiciest exports, paprika.


Enjoy your Signature Experience, then afterwards, a farm in Puszta is the perfect setting for a stellar horse show and authentic Hungarian lunch.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

See the Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes' Square on a guided tour. Alternatively, the active may like to hike to Gellert Hill, or perhaps enjoy a more relaxed culinary walking tour through Budapest's Great Market Hall.


Today unfolds as you please, as you embark on your selected activity. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today your journey draws to a conclusion. Disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Ama Reina cruising along Rhine river

All-Inclusive River Ships

Enjoy a luxurious and carefree discovery of Europe with 7 nights aboard an all-inclusive Concerto river ship.

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Travel with new-found friends

Travel with like-minded people on an APT adventure, visiting some of the world's most rewarding destinations.

Couple have a drink while sitting in the bay window of their cabin

Cruise in Luxury

No matter which suite you choose, each offers a balance of luxury and intimacy. Plus, you'll always enjoy river views.

Virtual Tour

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary