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Countries

Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia ...more Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
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Locations

Budapest, Osijek, Belgrade, Golubac, Vidin, Ruse, Bucharest ...more Budapest, Osijek, Belgrade, Golubac, Vidin, Ruse, Bucharest

Highlights of Eastern Europe

2024
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10
Days
From
$4,499
Operated By Uniworld River Cruises
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Countries

Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia ...more Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
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Locations

Budapest, Osijek, Belgrade, Golubac, Vidin, Ruse, Bucharest ...more Budapest, Osijek, Belgrade, Golubac, Vidin, Ruse, Bucharest

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

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Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. Explore this dynamic and multifaceted city with your choice of excursions—you can see it from a local’s perspective on our walking tour, or cover more ground with a panoramic tour. Vibrant Budapest, Hungary’s capital, offers an enchanting combination of East and West.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Choice of: Budapest Communist Tour

Budapest Communist Tour

or Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Synagogue Visit

Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Synagogue Visit

Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside and thriving folk traditions, as well as simple, delicious local rustic food.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Vučedol Culture Museum and Lunch at a Family Restaurant

Vučedol Culture Museum and Lunch at a Family Restaurant

or Vučedol Culture Museum and Home Hosted Lunch

Vučedol Culture Museum and Home Hosted Lunch

Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia, is one of Europe’s oldest cities, dating back some 7,000 years. Signs of its tumultuous history are visible everywhere, juxtaposed with the city’s vibrant modern-day present.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Belgrade City Tour with Visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace

Belgrade City Tour with Visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace

or Let's Go: "I Bike Belgrade" Tour

Let's Go: "I Bike Belgrade" Tour

Featured Excursions: Nights Out: Serbian National Museum & Concert

Nights Out: Serbian National Museum & Concert

Head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinarily well-preserved medieval fortress. All along the way, history lines the banks of the river. Keep an eye out for Trajan’s Plaque, which the ancient Romans erected to commemorate the road they anchored in the steep cliffs above the water, and Golubac Castle, built in the 14th century and attacked successively by the Serbs, Magyars, and Turks.

Unwind onboard as you cruise the breathtaking Iron Gates, an 83-mile-long (134-kilometer-long) stretch of scenic gorges that were cut through the Carpathian and Balkan mountains over eons by the Danube River. These gorges, which act as a natural border between Serbia and Romania, are among the most dramatic and beautiful sights in all of Europe. This was one of the swiftest and most dangerous stretches of the river before two dams were built: Iron Gate I and Iron Gate II. Construction on the dams began in 1964 and took 20 years to complete; they have dramatically altered the area’s landscape, raising the water level by 114 feet (35 meters) and drowning several islands and villages.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Lepenski Vir Archaeological Park and Golubac Castle

Lepenski Vir Archaeological Park and Golubac Castle

Let’s Go: Kovilovo Viewpoint Hike

Let’s Go: Kovilovo Viewpoint Hike

Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests. It’s your base for an unusual excursion today—a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations. Or you can indulge in a tasting at a local winery.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Dos Alamos Wine Estate Visit and Tasting

Dos Alamos Wine Estate Visit and Tasting

or Belogradchik Red Rock Valley

Belogradchik Red Rock Valley

Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Ruse is sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant 19th-century mansions and public buildings.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Choice of: Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with Authentic Bulgarian Lunch

Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with Authentic Bulgarian Lunch

or Ruse Walking Tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo Monasteries

Ruse Walking Tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo Monasteries

This morning, you’ll disembark the ship in Giurgiu and drive through the countryside to Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy a panoramic city tour and a visit to People’s Palace. Tonight, you’ll relax in the comfort of a luxury hotel located in the heart of the city, Romania’s capital and its cultural and economic center.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet
Featured Excursions: Bucharest Communist Tour with People's Palace

Bucharest Communist Tour with People's Palace

Get to know the bustling heart of Romania's capital city with a full day to explore Bucharest on your own.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet

Check out of your hotel this morning. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport for your flight home.

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Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Arrive at Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel.

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Meals Dinner

Get to know the bustling heart of Romania's capital city with a full day to explore Bucharest on your own.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet

Bucharest is a fascinating combination of Communist grandiosity, elegant French-influenced 19th-century buildings and surprising survivors dating from the 1500s. Today in Bucharest you’ll enjoy a panoramic city tour and a visit to People’s Palace. Later, you'll travel via motorcoach to Giurgiu, where your ship awaits.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions: Bucharest Communist Tour with People's Palace

Bucharest Communist Tour with People's Palace

Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Ruse is sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant 19th-century mansions and public buildings.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with Authentic Bulgarian Lunch

Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with Authentic Bulgarian Lunch

or Ruse Walking Tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo Monasteries

Ruse Walking Tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo Monasteries

Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests. It’s your base for an unusual excursion today—a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations. Or you can indulge in a tasting at a local winery.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Dos Alamos Wine Estate Visit and Tasting

Dos Alamos Wine Estate Visit and Tasting

or Belogradchik Red Rock Valley

Belogradchik Red Rock Valley

Today’s main attraction will be the spectacular scenery along the Danube, as you cruise a stretch of gorges known as the Iron Gates. Later, head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinarily well-preserved medieval fortress. All along the way, history lines the banks of the river. Keep an eye out for Trajan’s Plaque, which the ancient Romans erected to commemorate the road they anchored in the steep cliffs above the water, and Golubac Castle, built in the 14th century and attacked successively by the Serbs, Magyars, and Turks.

Unwind onboard as you cruise the breathtaking Iron Gates, an 83-mile-long (134-kilometer-long) stretch of scenic gorges that were cut through the Carpathian and Balkan mountains over eons by the Danube River. These gorges, which act as a natural border between Serbia and Romania, are among the most dramatic and beautiful sights in all of Europe. This was one of the swiftest and most dangerous stretches of the river before two dams were built: Iron Gate I and Iron Gate II. Construction on the dams began in 1964 and took 20 years to complete; they have dramatically altered the area’s landscape, raising the water level by 114 feet (35 meters) and drowning several islands and villages.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Lepenski Vir Archaeological Park and Golubac Castle

Lepenski Vir Archaeological Park and Golubac Castle

Let’s Go: Kovilovo Viewpoint Hike

Let’s Go: Kovilovo Viewpoint Hike

Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia, is one of Europe’s oldest cities, dating back some 7,000 years. Signs of its tumultuous history are visible everywhere, juxtaposed with the city’s vibrant modern-day present.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Belgrade City Tour with Visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace

Belgrade City Tour with Visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace

or Let's Go: "I Bike Belgrade" Tour

Let's Go: "I Bike Belgrade" Tour

Featured Excursions: Nights Out: Serbian National Museum & Concert

Nights Out: Serbian National Museum & Concert

Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside and thriving folk traditions, as well as simple, delicious local rustic food. You’ll dock in Vukovar, Croatia’s biggest port, at the confluence of the Danube and Vuka rivers.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Vučedol Culture Museum and Lunch at a Family Restaurant

Vučedol Culture Museum and Lunch at a Family Restaurant

or Vučedol Culture Museum and Home Hosted Lunch

Vučedol Culture Museum and Home Hosted Lunch

Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. Explore this dynamic and multifaceted city with your choice of excursions—you can see it from a local’s perspective on our walking tour, or cover more ground with a panoramic tour. Vibrant Budapest, Hungary’s capital, offers an enchanting combination of East and West.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

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Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Choice of: Budapest Communist Tour

Budapest Communist Tour

or Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Synagogue Visit

Budapest Panoramic Highlights with Synagogue Visit

Disembark the ship. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home. Or you can extend your stay in beautiful Budapest with our exciting optional post-cruise extension.

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Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Price Includes
Dining
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
Excursions
  • 8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go” program
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
Accommodations
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic S.S. Beatrice or the imperial River Duchess
  • 2 nights in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar) with breakfast
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
Experiences
  • 5 countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
  • 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
Ship Information
Suite
  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, backlit magnifying mirror & heated mirror, comfortable bathrobes and slippers
  • Additional amenities and services include in-suite butler service, packing and unpacking assistance, in-room breakfast, daily fruit and cookie plate and an elegant evening snack, Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas, fully stocked mini bar, bottle of wine upon request, shoeshine, and free laundry service
  • Note: additional details on the cabin are available on request
French Balcony
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirror, backlit magnifying mirror, comfortable bathrobes and slippers
  • Note: additional details on the cabin are available on request
Deluxe
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirror, backlit magnifying mirror, comfortable bathrobes and slippers
  • Note: additional details on the cabin are available on request
Classic
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirror, backlit magnifying mirror, comfortable bathrobes and slippers
  • Note: additional details on the cabin are available on request; windows in these staterooms are situated at the water line
River Duchess Deck Plan
Royal Suite
  • Luxurious riverview royal suite (390 sq ft - 36.2 sq m) with spacious living room
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirror, comfortable bathrobes and slippers, separate rain shower and tub, plush towels, towel warmers and a secluded toilet area
  • Additional amenities and service include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; and free laundry service
  • Note: additional details on the cabin are available on request
Grand Suite
  • Luxurious riverview grand suite (310 sq ft - 28.8 sq m)
  • Grand suites include handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, comfortable bathrobes and slippers, a rain shower and tub, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirror and a secluded toilet area
  • Additional amenities and service include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; and free laundry service
  • Note: additional details on the cabin are available on request
Suite
  • Luxurious riverview suite (225 sq ft - 20.9 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, comfortable bathrobes and slippers
  • Additional amenities and services include in-suite butler service, packing and unpacking assistance, in-room breakfast, daily fruit and cookie plate and an elegant evening snack, Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas, fully stocked mini bar, bottle of wine upon request, shoeshine, and free laundry service
  • Note: additional details on the cabin are available on request
Deluxe French Balcony
  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (150 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, heated mirror, backlit magnifying mirror, comfortable bathrobes and slippers
  • Note: additional details on the cabin are available on request
French Balcony
  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (150 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, heated mirror, backlit magnifying mirror, comfortable bathrobes and slippers
  • Note: additional details on the cabin are available on request
Classic
  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (150 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, heated mirror, backlit magnifying mirror, comfortable bathrobes and slippers
  • Note: additional details on the cabin are available on request; windows in these staterooms are situated at the water line
S.S. Beatrice Deck Plan
Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Classic
  $4,699
Suite
  $8,199
Royal Suite
  $13,299
Cruise Itinerary: Budapest to Bucharest Ship(s): S.S. Beatrice Prices exclude additional port charges of $220 per person
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Classic
  $4,499
Deluxe
  $5,199
French Balcony
  $6,099
Cruise Itinerary: Budapest to Bucharest Ship(s): River Duchess Prices exclude additional port charges of $220 per person
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Jul 13 Sat
Jul 22 Mon
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Classic
  $5,199
Suite
  $8,699
Cruise Itinerary: Bucharest to Budapest Ship(s): S.S. Beatrice Prices exclude additional port charges of $220 per person
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September 2024
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Sep 11 Wed
Sep 20 Fri
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Classic
  $4,999
Cruise Itinerary: Bucharest to Budapest Ship(s): River Duchess Prices exclude additional port charges of $220 per person
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Sep 20 Fri
Sep 29 Sun
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Classic
  $5,199
Deluxe French Balcony
  $6,699
Cruise Itinerary: Budapest to Bucharest Ship(s): S.S. Beatrice Prices exclude additional port charges of $220 per person
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Suite
  $8,699
Cruise Itinerary: Bucharest to Budapest Ship(s): S.S. Beatrice Prices exclude additional port charges of $220 per person
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