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Southeast Europe River Cruise
Hungary - Croatia - Serbia - Bulgaria - Romania - Turkey

AMAWATERWAYS - MS AMABELLA

September 25 - October 5, 2023

cruise including
Certified Sign Language Interpreter Service

This cruise can also be booked as a back-to-back river tour with our
Danube Land & River Cruise tour September 16-25, 2023
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Iron Gates

Iron Gates, one of Europe's most awe-inspiring natural wonders

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Medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo and its Tsarevets Castle

Medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo and its
Tsarevets Castle

Vidin

Baba Vida Fortress, Vidin


Prices include all of the following:

  • Deluxe accommodation onboard the AmaBella
  • Terry bathrobes and plush bedding in all cruise cabins
  • Port charges
  • hotel accommodation, breakfast, and sightseeing during the land tour as shown below
  • Breakfast, lunch, tea time, dinner onboard the ship
  • Daily pre-dinner cocktail hour with wine, beer, spirits, and soft drinks onboard the ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard the ship
  • Unlimited espresso, capuccino, teas 24 hours
  • Bottled water in each ship cabin every day
  • Free bicycle rental during the cruise
  • Farewell Cocktail onboard the ship
  • Sightseeing and bus transportation as shown in the itinerary below
  • WiFi during the cruise in all cabins and public areas

Map


Sept 25 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Embark your river cruise ship, docked in the city center. This evening, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. (D)

Sept 26 MOHACS - PECS
Enjoy a morning cruise to Mohacs. Then visit Pecs, founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Visit the UNESCO-designated Christian Necropolis; St. Peter's Basilica, the city's main Catholic cathedral; and Szechenyi Square. You will also see the Mosque of Pasha Qasim the Victorious. You may also take a guided bike tour around Mohacs. (B,L,D)

Sept 27 VUKOVAR, CROATIA - NOVI SAD, SERBIA
Vukovar is a Croatian symbol of resistance, which you'll better understand on your city tour showcasing the Ovcara Memorial and Eltz Castle. Alternatively, choose a wine tasting in Ilok, a center of wine production since Roman times, where you'll sample its famous Grasevina, Traminac and Frankovka wines. Back on board, cruise to Novi Sad, sometimes called the "Serbian Athens." Discover Novi Sad on a walking tour to Dunavski Park and through Stari Grad, the Old Town center. If you prefer a more active exploration, join a guided hike through Fruska Gora National Park. During the evening, visit Petrovaradin Fortress, a mighty stronghold no enemy has ever breached. (B,L,D)

Sept 28 BELGRADE
Visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Serbian Royal Family; and then tour the House of Flowers, the mausoleum of Marshal Tito, who became the first President of Yugoslavia. Alternatively, you can hike to Belgrade Fortress. Later in the day, enjoy a taste of the region by sampling Serbian plum brandy, Slivovitz, and delicious local delights at the Quburich Distillery. For those wishing a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

Sept 29 CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES
Visit Golubac Fortress - a medieval fortified town on the south side of the Danube River - before cruising through the Iron Gates. The Iron Gates is one of Europe's most awe-inspiring natural wonders. The Danube narrows as it winds through a series of magnificent gorges between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains, forming a natural border between Serbia and Romania. The ancient King Decebalus, the last king of Dacia, is proudly carved into the mountainside and always captivates travelers. (B,L,D)

Sept 30 VIDIN, BULGARIA
Explore Vidin, one of Bulgaria's oldest cities, and surrounding areas with a choice of excursions. Discover Baba Vida Fortress, the largest preserved medieval castle in Bulgaria. Continue on to Belogradchik, one of Bulgaria's natural wonders, where you can hike around its most spectacular rock formations. Alternatively, visit a local home for a demonstration of traditional Bulgarian yogurt and Banitsa, a pastry you will also get to make. You also have the choice to bike through Vidin and to the castle. (B,L,D)

Oct 1 ROUSSE - BUCHAREST - GIURGIU
go to Rousse, known for its 19th- and 20th-century Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture, and then afterwards visit the UNESCO-designated Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo with frescos revealing exceptional artistry of 14th-century paintings. Later in the day, travel through the Romanian countryside to the capital of Bucharest, known as the "Little Paris of the East." Enjoy a panoramic tour of the historic city center and its elegant architecture. (B,L,D)

Oct 2 GIURGIU - DISEMBARKATION - ISTANBUL, TURKEY
DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship in Giurgiu and board a motorcoach to journey through the Romanian countryside to Bucharest. Later, board your flight to Istanbul, where you'll check into your hotel. (B)

Oct 3 ISTANBUL
Admire the grandeur of the spectacular Ottoman Sultans' Grand Palace of Topkapi, home to every Sultan from the 15th-19th centuries. During your tour, marvel at the private chambers of the Sultans, the Harem (women's quarters) and the Imperial Treasury's vast collection, including the jewel-encrusted Topkapi Dagger and the stunning 86-carat Spoonmaker's Diamond. (B)

Oct 4 ISTANBUL
Depart your hotel for an enriching guided walking tour, during which you will explore the Hagia Sophia, formerly a church before becoming a mosque and finally a museum. A beautiful example of Old-World architecture, this museum showcases lovely Christian murals and Islamic symbols throughout. After the Hagia Sophia, visit Istanbul's similarly beautiful Blue Mosque, named for the Blue ─░znik tiles that cover its interior. For those who are interested, be guided to the lively Grand Bazaar and venture through the market before returning to your hotel.(B)

Oct 5 DEPART ISTANBUL
Bid farewell to Istanbul as you prepare for your flight home.(B)

BOOK BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 AND RECEIVE A DISCOUNT OF $250 PP DBL OCC
Land & River Cruise Category E*, Panoramic Window, 170 sq. ft.: $5,908.00 per person
Land & River Cruise Category D*, Panoramic Window, 170 sq. ft.: $6,207.00 per person
Land & River Cruise Category C, French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.: $7,007.00 per person
Land & River Cruise Category BB, French & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.: $7,607.00 per person
Land & River Cruise Category BA, French & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.: $7,807.00 per person
Land & River Cruise Category AB, French & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.: $8,O07.00 per person
Land & River Cruise Category AA, French & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.: $8,207.00 per person
Land and & River Cruise Category Suite, French & Outside Balcony,
255 sq. ft. or 350 sq. ft.:
$9,507.00 per person
*close to the water line, steep staircase with no elevator access
Cabin Cat. BB

AMABELLA: cabin category BA with French and Outside Balcony
Picture Source: AMAWATERWAYS

Ready to join our unique Southeast Europe Land & River Cruise tour in 2023?
Click on the button below to request the booking papers and
become part of our Family of Happy Deaf Travelers.


MS AMABELLA: Deck Plans, Ship and Stateroom Information

This cruise can also be booked as a back-to-back tour with our
with our Danube Land & River Cruise tour September 16-25, 2023


All prices are based on double occupancy. Prices and itinerary are subject to change at any time without prior notification. Prices do not include travel insurance, tips, round trip air from the U.S. etc. A deposit payment is due NOW in order to make a firm reservation. Flight arrangements are offered by AMAWATERWAYS and can be booked through Kerstin's Deaf Travel. A passport, valid for 6 months beyond the completion date of your travel and an ETA are required. Appropriate physical fitness is required since the tour includes walking at each stop. Minimum group size: 20 guests, maximum group size: approx. 40 guests.

Contact Kerstin's Deaf Travel to book your Southeast Europe River Cruise & Land Tour by sending an e-mail to kerstin@kerstinstravel.com


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