DAY 1: BUDAPEST - LAKE BALATON (Hungary)
Upon arrival in Budapest, you will be transferred by coach to Lake Balaton, a favorite short-vacation destination for Hungarians. Join us for a guided tour of Tihany, a popular recreational area with beaches on its eastern and western coasts. After some free time on your own, we’ll head for Balatonfüred, one of the oldest health resorts on the northern shores of the lake. We’ll spend the night at the hotel.
DAY 2: LAKE BALATON - VARAZDIN - SISAK (Croatia)
You’ll be transferred by coach to Vara?din for a tour of the town. After lunch, we’ll continue to Sisak, arriving in the late afternoon. 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. Dinner tonight will be followed by an evening of entertainment.
DAY 3: SISAK (Croatia) - ZAGREB - SISAK
Join us for a full-day 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. Afterwards, we'll return on board.
DAY 4: SISAK - JASENOVAC (Croatia)
We’ll cruise to Jasenovac and visit the Lonjsko Polje protected wetland. We’ll also have a taste of some regional products at an authentically decorated Slovenian farm. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
DAY 5: JASENOVAC - SLAVONSKI BROD
We’ll cruise to Slavonski Brod, dominated by the Brod Citadel, built in the 18th century to protect the Austro-Hungarian Empire from Turkish invasions. Next, we'll set off by coach for our excursion through the green and “Fertile Plains of Slavonia.” We’ll continue on to the village of Stara Kapela. We’ll be welcomed by the local villagers and invited to sample their specialties while listening to traditional music. We'll return on board after our tour.
DAY 6: SLAVONSKI BROD (Croatia) - BRCKO (Bosnia)
We'll cruise towards Brcko in Bosnia. Today, enjoy a stroll through Br?ko. The pedestrian street, lined with traditional buildings, contrasts with the adjacent streets where the ruins of the recent conflicts live side by side with modern constructions. We’ll enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment.
DAY 7: BRCKO (Bosnia) - SREMSKA MITROVICA (Serbia)
We’ll cruise to Sremska Mitrovica. Join us for an excursion across the Vojvodina. There are more than 16 Orthodox monasteries and we’ll have the opportunity to absorb Serbian art - a mix of Byzantine and Baroque styles. We’ll continue to Sremski Karlovci, a peaceful little town of some 9,000 inhabitants on the banks of the Danube. Enjoy a stroll through Sremska Mitrovica.
DAY 8: SREMSKA MITROVICA - BELGRADE (Serbia)
We’ll cruise towards Belgrade. Once we arrive, join us for a guided tour of the city, the cradle of the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures. We’ll enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment. Our ship will begin to cruise to Novi Sad.
DAY 9: NOVI SAD (Serbia) - ILOK (Croatia) - VUKOVAR (Croatia)
Join us for a guided tour of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center. We’ll then cruise to Ilok for our excursion to the medieval cities of Ilok and Vukovar. We’ll return on board and cruise towards Osijek, reaching it during the night.
DAY 10: OSIJEK (Croatia) - MOHACS (Hungary)
Join us for an excursion to Osijek and the Kopacki Rit nature park, one of the largest and most attractive marshes in Europe. We'll then be transferred to Mohacs and cruise towards Budapest. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.
DAY 11: BUDAPEST (Hungary)
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking towards the end of the morning. Transfer by coach to the airport. End of our services.