Experience the world from a new perspective, when you explore it on a river cruise. Seeing the highlights of Central and Eastern Europe on a Balkan river cruise along the Danube (the second-longest river in Europe) is an unforgettable adventure. Plus, when experienced as part of a river cruise you’ll get the best of both worlds as you have time to enjoy yourself and relax on board your ship, and stop at some of the areas most fascinating cities, with plenty of free time and guided sightseeing – you won’t miss a thing!

If you’re keen to set voyage across linguistic boundaries to discover the cultural richness of Central and Eastern Europe, these are the highlights that you won’t want to miss!

Budapest, Hungary

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Hungary’s capital has a unique energy and offers an eclectic mix of activities. See the iconic statues of Heros’ Square, explore the lovely lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, or spend time soaking up the cafe culture.

Belgrade, Serbia

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Located where the Sava River meets the Danube, Serbia’s capital city is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Wander the buzzing pedestrian boulevard of Knewz Mihailova and rest in the tranquillity of sacred St. Sava, the world’s largest Orthodox Church.

Iron Gates, Serbia

Take a seat on the deck of your ship as you pass through one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders; the Iron Gates gorge, a narrow and formerly treacherous passage dividing Europe’s Alps from the Carpathians.

Bucharest, Romania

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Nicknamed, the “Paris of the East”, Romania’s vibrant capital is not to be missed! With over 500+ years of history and a centre filled with modern architecture, there’s plenty for you to explore! Wander through the beautifully restored Old Town, which is filled with cafes and bars, an abundance of museums and enough quirky street art to keep any culture-lover happy.

Transylvania, Romania

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Delve into Transylvania, where medieval times seem just a moment away. Even before arriving, the areas Gothic castles and forested valleys can already be envisioned in visitors minds – the home of Count Dracula, where fog blankets the Carpathian Mountains like cobwebs.

Interested in exploring the Balkan region on a river cruise? Check out our Danube River cruises here!

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