9-Night All Gay Budapest to Bucharest Danube Cruise, Aug 20-29, 2019

Amadeus Queen

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Deluxe 7-night Lower Danube riverboat cruise featuring Budapest, the “Iron Gates” and 2 post-cruise nights in Bucharest. (Early Booking Rates Expire March 31, 2018)

Brand g Vacations is proud to offer a unique river cruise experience unlike any you’ll find on the rivers of Europe today. With this all-gay cruise charter of the brand new Amadeus Queen, you will be pampered by a crew of forty in an atmosphere of total relaxation. With this great riverboat, we’ve created an itinerary that includes five countries (Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania) that for decades were hidden behind the Iron Curtain.

Budapest, Hungary

Explore the undiscovered beauty of Eastern Europe as we sail from Budapest through the “Iron Gates”, the imposing gorge where the Danube breaks through the Carpathian Mountains, all the way to the Black Sea. Experience the Danube Delta with its amazing wildlife and breathtaking scenery before concluding your trip with a stay in Bucharest, the legendary Romanian capital full of history and tradition.

Danube Delta

Want more Europe? Combine the Lower Danube Cruise with the Classic Danube Cruise(Passau to Budapest) for an unforgettable 18-day European vacation!

Package Includes:

  • Guaranteed all-lgbt charter
  • 7 Nights Cruise Accommodation
  • COMPLIMENTARY FREE-FLOW SPIRITS, WINE, BEER AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES THROUGHOUT THE CRUISE
  • Superb Dining: all meals included during your cruise
  • Services of an experienced cruise director throughout the cruise
  • Complimentary shore excursions offered daily
  • Use of state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions
  • Brand g entertainment
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Two nights in historic Bucharest
  • Airport transfers in Budapest and Bucharest

 

Call (954) 735-8108 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13870961

DayDestinationDescription
Aug 20Budapest, HungaryArrive in Budapest and transfer to the ship. Depending on the time of your arrival, your room may not be ready for check-in, however you may drop your luggage and begin to explore the city on your own. This afternoon, settle into your room, meet your fellow guests at a welcome reception and dinner on board the Amadeus Queen. (D)
Aug 21BudapestThis morning, a sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica and more. Or an (optional) Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre will be offered for those not interested in the Budapest tour. After dinner, the ship will sail a special evening cruise past the city’s beautiful riverfront. (B,L,D)
Aug 22Mohacs/VukovarExcursion Vukovar and Nature Park Kopacki Rit. Tour the nature park “Kopacki rit”, where you will join a boat tour. The Nature park is included in the IBA list (Important Bird Area) and nominated for UNESCO’s World Natural heritage. You will visit a small village founded by fisherman in the 13th century and will have a short presentation of fishing techniques and a tasting of local wine and products from the eastern regionof Croatia. Afterwards you drive back to Vukovar where you will enjoy a short stroll through the city before you board your vessel again. (B,L,D)
Aug 23Belgrade, SerbiaToday visit Belgrade, one of the oldest European cities and the capital of Serbia. The City tour of Belgrade takes you to the Kalemegdan Fortress, for an impressive panoramic view over the Danube and the Sava Rivers. Afterwards, see the National Museum, the Parliament,Terazije Square and the Palace of Princess Ljubica as well as St. Sava Cathedral, the largest Orthodox church in the world. After a refreshment break at the Hotel Majestic, your tour ends with a visit to the pedestrian zone, with its many shops and art galleries. (B,L,D)
Aug 24Iron GatesToday is spent on a day passage cruising the mighty Danube River and the picturesque ‘Iron Gates.” The Iron Gates is a narrow gorge between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains which forms a natural border between Serbia and Romania, featuring breathtaking scenery. (B,L,D)
Aug 25Svistov, BulgariaTravel by bus towards Veliko Tarnovo, picturesquely located on the steep banks of the Yantra River. Pass the fortress Tsarevets, where 22 tsars made history in the 2nd Bulgarian empire. Visit the 13th-century church St. Peter and Paul, which is one of the few medieval churches which has been kept intact and used for worship since the beginning of XIII century until the earthquake in1913. (B,L,D)
Aug 26Danube Delta/St. George VillageSpend the morning cruising Sfantu Gheorghe, one of the 3 main channels that make up the Danube Delta. This channel stretches some 67 miles and carries 23% of the Danube’s total water flow. The Boat Excursion Delta Safari adventure starts at the end of the oldest and wildest arms of the Danube, in the small and picturesque fishermen’s village of Saint George. This calm and remote area is only accessible by boat or flight. Situated in the largest compact area of reed beds on the planet, the village is full of traditionally thatched cottages. In these remote areas, communication with the mainland is difficult or even impossible when the river freezes over. The safari boats have a capacity of 8 to 9 persons each and are piloted by skilled expedition leaders for an unforgettable exploration of the Danube Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vital bird sanctuary.The expedition takes you to the narrow channels of the Danube Delta, as well as to the newly-emerged Sahalin Lagoon.The shallow waters around the Sahalin Peninsula are an excellent place for pelicans to gather and feed, together with cormorants and black-headed gulls. Bordering the banks, clumps of reeds and white willows hide nests of Herons, Glossy Ibises, Egrets, Penduline Tits,Terns and European Rollers. (B,L,D)
Aug 27Harsova/Bucharest, RomaniaDisembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Constanta, an ancient metropolis and Romania’s largest seaport situation on the Black Sea. You will have a photo stop in front of the old Cazino .On the way to the Archaeological Museum, your vehicle will pass by some of the most important buildings in town. Once arrived in front of the Archaeological Museum we’ll tour the old town on foot. Visit the statue of Ovidius Publius Naso, the exiled Roman poet, “the singer of tender love. Next, you’ll see the Roman Edifice with Mosaic, a 4th century AD commercial edifice, the largest of this kind in the south-eastern part of Europe at the time of its construction. Admire the great Mosque and St Peter & Paul Cathedral.Afterwards, you’ll be taken on a panoramic tour through the city to the well known summer resort of Mamaia and enjoy an included lunch by the sea. After seeing Romania’s most vibrant summer destination we continue on to Bucharest to check into the deluxe Intercontinental where the balance of the day is your to explore on your own. (B/L)
Aug 28Bucharest, RomaniaFollowing breakfast at the hotel, a panoramic tour of Bucharest highlights the city’s eclectic mix of architecture and a visit to the lavish People’s Palace-the world’s largest civilian building.. (B)
Aug 29Bucharest, RomaniaTransfer to the Henri Coanda International Airport for your flight home.(Additional post hotel nights available.)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
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Active/Adventure
Bicycle Touring
Bird Watching
Boating
Fitness Center
Hiking
Motorcycle Touring
Music Festivals
Nature Observance
River Cruise
Snorkeling/Swimming
Urban Adventure
Cultural/Educational
Anthropology
Antiques
Archaeology
Architecture
Art
Botany
Culinary
Dance
Festival
History
Music
Photography
Religion and Spirituality
Shopping
Classes/Instruction
Art
Cooking
Dancing
Fitness/Wellness
Outdoor
Photography
Wine Tasting
Sports/Outdoors
Fishing
Golf
Horseback Riding
Tennis
Disclaimer
All prices in U.S. dollars and are cruise/land only. Initial deposit is $850 per person, with final payment due April 13, 2019. * Price is per person based on double occupancy. Port fees of $175 and pre-paid gratuities of $160 are additional. Single Supplement for Cruise is $2,500 in categories A1, B1, B4, C1, C4. All reservations are subject to Brand g's Terms and Conditions. Early booking rate available until March 31, 2018. All prices and availability are subject to change without notice. Not responsible for errors and omissions.

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