Fancy a cruise along the Danube? How about this one with Fred Olsen which sails from Hirsova to Budapest on the Brabant from £2,199 pp
7th September 2019
Ports of call
Hirsova, Romania – St Gheorghe, Romania – Ruse, Bulgaria (overnight stay) – Vidin, Bulgaria – Cruising the Iron Gates, Serbia – Belgrade, Serbia (overnight stay) – Novi Sad, Serbia – Cruising the Tisa Plain, Hungary – Kalocsa, Hungary – Budapest, Hungary (overnight stay)
From passing the point where the Danube meets the Black Sea to visiting beautiful Budapest and discovering an abundance of scenic and city delights in between, there are a plenty of simply unforgettable experiences to enjoy on this stunning river cruise aboard Brabant.
On day one of this memorable ten-night river cruise you’ll witness the River Danube flowing into the Black Sea, and have the opportunity to take a small boat tour into the beautiful Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve during a stop at picturesque St Gheorghe.
The following day you could tour to Bucharest if you wish, before continuing your adventure in Ruse. Nicknamed ‘Little Vienna’, Bulgaria’s fifth largest city is renowned for its stunning architecture and elegant squares. ‘Must-visit’ sites here include the Monument of Liberty and the Danube Bridge. Further along the Danube, a stop at the remote port town of Vidin – home to the medieval Baba Vida Fortress – is followed by a momentous journey through the awe-inspiring Iron Gates. Admire stunning national parks lining the river, which narrows to just 150 metres-wide at the Great Kazan gorge, and be on the lookout for the famous Rock Sculpture of Decebalus from the decks of Brabant.Show less
After marvelling at the glory of the Iron Gates you’ll arrive in Serbia’s enchanting capital, Belgrade. A full day here is sure to be rewarding with time to discover the city’s historic monuments and museums, wander along Knez Mihailova Boulevard and savour the views on offer from the Kalemegdan Fortress. Staying in Serbia, a stop at Novi Sad – a future European Capital of Culture – is up next. The main landmark here is the unmissable Petrovaradin Fortress and its world-famous clock tower, while Zmaj Jovina is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll.
A scenic cruise through the fertile plains of the Tisa-Danube basin follows, as you head for the fourth and final country on your itinerary, Hungary. Kalocsa is the first of two engrossing Hungarian calls; from here you can take a tour to learn about the history of Paprika or catch a traditional Hungarian horse show within Puszta plains. Finally, UNESCO-listed Budapest – with all its historic highlights and attractions – is the perfect last stop. Before heading home be sure to take in the Buda Castle complex and the Millennium Underground Railway, and wander along Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square.