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Luxury

Voyage through the Balkans

Budapest Return
15 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUVC15
  • 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.

Puszta Horse Show

Enjoy time in the Hungarian rural landscapes as you enjoy a traditional horse show and lunch.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 12 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in six locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 41 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert cruise director
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe map EUVC15 2021
Budapest Return

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 Budapest, the historic Hungarian capital. Once you’ve arrived at the airport, we’ll whisk you away to your luxury river ship, docked on the Danube River.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, including Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore. This evening, set sail as Budapest’s monuments put on a twinkling show around you.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Parliament house and bridge with sunset reflected on facade, Budapest

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

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.


Bearing battle scars from the Croatian War of Independence, Vukovar has risen strong and offers a rich history to discover. Today, enjoy a Signature Experience.

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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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You might choose to 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.


Select your inclusion today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit the Palace of the Parliament, which is the second-largest administrative building in the world, or wander the open-air Village Museum and gain an insight into traditional Romanian life.


With an entire day in Bucharest, take in the wide tree-lined boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings, then walk through the Old City centre to the Royal Court, Stavropoleos Church and the Lipscani district. After lunch, the choice is yours.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In Veliko Târnovo, 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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  • 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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  • Dinner
The Belogradchik Fortress perched on the north slopes of the Balkan Mountains near Belogradchik, Bulgaria.

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.


After your choice of sightseeing, the afternoon has been set aside for you to further explore Novi Sad at leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View of fortress on top of a hill overlooking lake, Serbia

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Experience a cultural cavalcade in Kalocsa, set right on the Danube. Local handicrafts are on show at the Folk Art House, then visit a producer of one of Hungary’s spiciest exports, paprika. Afterwards, a farm in Puszta is the perfect setting for a stellar horse show and authentic Hungarian lunch.


Uncover all things Hungarian today with your Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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, a museum dedicated to a former secret emergency hospital and nuclear bunker.


Today unfolds as you please. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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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 14 nights aboard an all-inclusive Concerto river ship.

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Amazing Onboard Dining

Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there’s always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.

Double bed and 2 arm chairs in the stateroom

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

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit