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Travel Update: COVID-19
Luxury

Croatia & Balkan Peninsula with Voyage Through the Balkans

Dubrovnik to Budapest
26 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUVCC26
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Luxury dining – a total of 60 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • 14 nights on a luxury river ship and 11 nights' luxury land accommodation
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Enjoy lunch at a 400-year-old family-owned farm near Dubrovnik
  • Savour a wine tasting and lunch at one of Croatia’s top vineyards found along the famed Plesivica Wine Road
  • Visit Eltz Manor, a baroque castle set amongst vast parkland
  • Discover all things Hungarian in the town of Kalocsa

Map & Itinerary

 Europe Map 2021 EUVCC26
Dubrovnik 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

Welcome to the walled city of Dubrovnik. We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception.

Stay: Two Nights, Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to the Konavle Valley and enjoy a welcome lunch at a family-owned farm. Meet the family who have lived in the region for more than 400 years and learn about daily life on the farm.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps spend the morning exploring the major sights of the Old Town and see its well-preserved baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture. Or you may prefer to embark on a tour of the city’s walls, completed in the 16th century.


Today you have a choice as to how you would like to experience Dubrovnik. The evening is free for you to check out the local dining scene independently.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today you will travel to Kotor and visit the Maritime Museum of Montenegro, then continue to your luxurious hotel. Here, you’ll have some time to soak up the atmosphere or head out and explore before dinner tonight.

Stay: Regent Porto Montenegro

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  • Dinner

Travel to Mostar and learn about the city’s history on a tour. Here, delight in seeing Stari Most. This beautiful bridge was destroyed during the Croat–Bosniak War in 1993 and was re-built in 2004.

Stay: Two Nights, Mostar, Hotel Mepas

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  • Dinner
View across an old city overlooking a stone bridge across a river, Bosnia

Sarajevo was nearly destroyed during the war of the 1990s. A local expert who lived through the war will show you the poignant sights, including the Sarajevo War Tunnel. You’ll also see Sarajevo’s old town, including the Bascarsija, the city’s old bazaar and historic city centre dating back to the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isakovic founded the town. An array of diverse architecture is also on display at the Gazi Husrev Bey’s mosque complex.

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On your way to Split, stop to visit a traditional mill to sample some of the local produce, followed by lunch in this exquisite setting. Afterwards in Split, enjoy some leisure time.

Stay: Two Nights, Split, Hotel Park

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  • Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Tonight, choose to dine at your hotel or at a local restaurant.


Embark on a guided discovery that takes you to the Diocletian’s Palace, the Roman Square as well as Cardo and Decumanus streets.

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  • Dinner

Explore what appears to be endless waterfalls and gorges that rush into the turquoise pools of Krka National Park. The park extends kilometres along the Krka River, running from the Croatian inland mountains all the way to the Adriatic. Later, arrive at Plitvice.

Stay: Plitvice, Hotel Lyra

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  • Dinner
Stone building beside Krka River, Krka National Park, Croatia

Discover the magic of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Tour the incredible turquoise lakes, before a relaxing cruise within the idyllic surrounds. Afterwards, call in at the tiny village of Rastoke, known for its well-preserved mills, before arriving in Zagreb.

Stay: Three Nights, Esplanade Zagreb Hotel

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  • Dinner

Enjoy a guided city discovery of Zagreb, known for its vibrant culture intertwined within its Austro-Hungarian architecture. Tonight, you may like to try the local dining scene for dinner, or relax and unwind at your hotel.

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  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Start your day with a drive along the Plesivica Wine Road with about 40 different wineries found along the trail.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Set out on a bike ride or a gentle walk through the region’s verdant hills and valleys.


Arrive in the town of Jastrebarsko, where you will have the choice of sightseeing activities. As this is a wine region, we couldn’t let you leave without a visit to one of the best local vineyards for a tasting. Back in Zagreb, enjoy a farewell dinner this evening.

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Arrive in Budapest to board your ship.

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.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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

Today, 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. Enjoy a Signature Experience here.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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, choose your activity.

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  • Lunch
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Traditional orthodox church in major sity, Belgrade

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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

You might choose to explore the incredible World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo. This fascinating complex is made up of churches, chapels and monk cells that were carved into the rock during the 13th and 14th centuries. Alternatively, set out on a walking tour and discover Rousse, one of Bulgaria’s most elegant cities.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Either 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, choose your activity.

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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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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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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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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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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Uncover all things Hungarian today with 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.


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

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  • 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, 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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.