A journey between Central Europe and the Balkans

A journey between Central Europe and the Balkans

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From Budapest to Lake Balaton, embark on a unique cruise to discover the majestic Danube and Sava rivers. Explore Hungary, Croatia, Serbia but also Bosnia through our excursions combining nature and culture. Wander through nature parks, medieval cities and multi-ethnic capitals with a diversity of architectures all along these two magnificent rivers.

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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

BUDAPEST (Hungary)(1)
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

MOHACS (Hungary) - OSIJEK (Croatia) - Slavonia
We'll sail and cross the border into Croatia in Mohàcs, passing Batina and the nature park of Kopacki Rit before reaching Osijek. This afternoon, join us for an excursion to the Kopacki Rit Nature Park and to Osijek. The nature park, located close to the confluence of the Drava and the Danube, is one of the largest and most attractive preserved wetlands in Europe.

OSIJEK - VUKOVAR (Croatia) - ILOK (Croatia) - NOVI SAD (Serbia)
We'll cruise towards Vukovar, one of the prettiest towns in the Danube Valley. Join us for an excursion to Vukovar and the medieval city of Ilok. We'll return on board and cruise to Novi Sad. Join us for a guided visit of Novi Sad: located in the Great Plain, the city is the multi-ethnic capital of Vojvodina. We'll return on board and cruise to Belgrade.

BELGRADE
Join us this morning for a guided tour of Belgrade. Located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, the town has created its own cultural identity based on a mix of Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures. This afternoon, join us for an excursion across Vojvodina: Around the hamlet of Iriski Venac are more than 16 Orthodox monasteries, the chance to discover Serbian art - a mix of Byzantine style and Baroque architecture. We'll return on board and start sailing.

BRCKO (Bosnia)
Today will be spent cruising towards Brcko. Our cruise will take us along the Sava River, crossing the plain of Vojvodina, a genuine bread basket of Serbia with a mosaic of cultures. Upon reaching Brcko, enjoy a traditional folklore evening on board.

BRCKO (Bosnia) - SLAVONSKI BROD (Croatia)
We'll cruise towards Slavonski Brod. The Sava River marks the border between Bosnia and Croatia, and we'll pass through Slavonia, the fertile plain of Croatia, reaching Slavonski Brod in the afternoon. Enjoy time at leisure.

SLAVONSKI BROD (Croatia) - JASENOVAC (Croatia)
Join us for a walking tour through Slavonski Brod. You'll discover the town center and its main square, the Franciscan church and the Brod Citadel - an imposing construction in Vauban style, built to protect the Austro-Hungarian Empire from Turkish invasions. We'll return on board and cruise to Jasenovac, reaching it in the evening. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

JASENOVAC (Croatia) - SISAK (Croatia)
Join us for an excursion to Lonjsko Polje Nature Park: A land much favored by migratory birds when the Lonja floods. We'll cruise towards Sisak, reaching it in the evening.

SISAK - Zagreb - SISAK
Join us for an excursion to Zagreb. The harmonious combination of architecture and green space makes Zagreb a perfect model for a town. Even the cemetery, cultivated like an English landscaped garden, is a comforting place for a pleasant walk. Take a stroll along the steep streets of Gradec and Kaptol, the historic center of Zagreb. We'll return on board for our gala dinner and evening.

SISAK - Zagorje - Lake Balaton
We'll disembark and be transfered by coach to Varazdin, in the Zagorje province. Join us for a guided visit of the historic town of Varazdin, a real Baroque gem. Then we'll continue towards Lake Balaton, a favorite short break destination for Hungarians. We'll settle into our 3-star hotel LS for the night.

Lake Balaton - Budapest(1)
After breakfast at the hotel, we'll set out for a guided tour of Tihany. This peninsula is truly captivating and you'll be charmed by its beautiful setting and its baroque Benedictine abbey. Afterwards, you'll be transferred to Budapest, stopping for lunch along the way (not included). End of our services.

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