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Luxury

Balkan Jewels with Bucharest and Transylvania

Bucharest to Budapest
12 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUJCBB12
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 13 destinations
  • 4 nights' land accommodation and 7 nights on a luxury river ship
  • A total of 28 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • Expert cruise and tour directors
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities
  • Visit Bran and Peles castles in Transylvania

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map 2023 EUJCBB12
Bucharest 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™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Join us for a welcome reception.

Stay: Bucharest, Radisson Blu Hotel

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 Ceausescu and has over 3,000 rooms.

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  • Lunch

Enter Bran Castle, then call in at Moeciu for lunch, before taking a horse and carriage ride. Back in Brașov, be shown around town.

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  • Lunch

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 Brasov for lunch. This afternoon, delve deeper into Brasov’s history on a walking tour.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Bran Castle in a forest at dusk in Romania

A visit to Peles 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 your ship in Giurgiu.

Stay: Seven Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

In Veliko Tarnovo, a local expert will guide you through this medieval city. Uncover its rich history as you wander through the city’s cobbled lanes and fortified walls. Its centrepiece is the spectacular restored Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Empire.

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  • 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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise through the Iron Gates and experience one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will encounter on this cruise.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Sheer mountains and the waters of the Danube River in Romania

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Get out and explore Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city. Otherwise, call in on a local farmstead for a real dose of Vojvodinian culture – featuring traditional breakfast, music and freshly-made doughnuts.


Choose how you’d like to spend the day.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Uncover all things Hungarian today with a cultural cavalcade in Kalocsa. Local handicrafts are on show at the Folk Art House, then visit a paprika producer. Afterwards, a farm in Puszta is the perfect setting for a stellar horse show and authentic Hungarian lunch.


Today is all about your Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

The active may like to hike to Gellert Hill, or perhaps enjoy a more relaxed culinary walk through Budapest’s Great Market Hall. Alternatively, set out on an insightful tour of the Hospital in the Rock.


Today unfolds as you please. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Large ornate bridge across wide river in major city, Hungary

Say your farewells, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

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