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From the Danube to the Tisza: Experience Hungary
8 Night Cruise from Tokaj to Budapest

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Tokaj to Budapest (TBU) - 9 days

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Tokaj (Embarkation Day)

Boarding time is between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Settling into your cabin. Welcome cocktail, presentation of the crew. Dinner on board and free evening. Explore this charming village with its old buildings, its great stone wall. A number of beautiful Baroque edifices punctuate the streets. Free evening. Overnight stopover.

Day 2: Tokaj – Tiszafured

Breakfast on board. Morning devoted to the tour of Tokaj. This charming village stands on the summit of a loess outcrop which reaches into the Great Hungarian Plain. The historic wine producing region of Tokaj has been providing the entire world with its dessert wine, “Tokaji Aszu”, also called “the king of wines and the wine of kings”, for 450 years. Optional visit to the vineyards followed by a wine tasting in the famous Rakoczi cellar, a natural lair for the ageing of Tokaj wines. At 12:30pm, departure and lunch during the cruise. Sailing between lake and river through the Great Southern Plain. The magic of its unspoilt natural beauty is surprising. Dinner of Hungarian specialities on board. We will reach Tiszafured marina around 20h30. Overnight stopover.

Day 3: Tiszafured – Csongrad

Breakfast on board. Departure for the optional excursion to Hortbagy. This is one of the expanses of prairie called “puszta”, amongst the largest in Europe (more than 1400 km²). The territory of Hortobagy National Park covers 82,000 hectares, classed since 1999 as a world cultural heritage site. It abounds with incomparable curiosities and treasures in the heart of Europe. Back on board for lunch and departure of the cruise for Csongrad. Afternoon's sailing through the Great Southern Plain, “a landscape as flat as the sea”. The river brings life to this sandy landscape and provides the fish for the fish soup which is the speciality of the region. Dinner on board. Arrival in Csongrad during the night. Situated at the mouth of the Tisza and the Körös, a plain of trees and coppices, the town has a pleasant atmosphere. Evening with entertainment. Overnight stopover.

Day 4: Csongrad – Csanytelek – Szeged

Breakfast on board. At 8:00am, departure by coach for the excursion (included) to Opusztaszer natural history memorial park, a park which commemorates the country's history. The richness of the open air ethnographic collection is extraordinary. Among other things, you will discover: a farm that produces paprika, a school from the farming region, a blacksmith's workshop and a cartwright's workshop, a cart demonstration, a fisherman's house… All of them provide a very faithful representation of the way of life on the Alföld plain in the 19th century. A visit too to the famous “panoramic painting” which portrays the conquest of the Carpathian basin by the “Magyars”, a painting commissioned for the Hungarian millennium exhibition in 1896 by Arpad Feszty. Back on board in Szeged around 1pm. Lunch. In the afternoon, an optional guided tour of Szeged, also known as the “sunlit city”. Szeged is the largest town on the Great Hungarian Plain. It is situated where two rivers meet: the Tisza and the Maros. Szeged is also famous for its summer festival on cathedral square (from mid-July to mid-August). Back on board for the evening. Dinner and evening on a Hungarian theme. Overnight stopover.

Day 5: Szeged – Kanizsa – Novi Sad

Breakfast. Free time in Szeged, during which you will have the opportunity to visit the Pick salami and paprika museum and discover the process for making this salami known throughout the world since 1869. Back on board for lunch and departure of the cruise. Through customs and customs check in Kanizsa. We are now in Serbia. An afternoon's sailing through the Great Southern Plain. The river tirelessly reveals its hidden treasures, its unique heritage. Dinner and gala evening. Arrival in Novi Sad during the night.

Day 6: Novi Sad

Breakfast on board. Novi Sad is situated in the southern part of the Great Plain in the region of Baga on the left bank of the Danube. Morning devoted to the optional tour of the town. Back to the boat for lunch. We will continue the cruise through Serbia. Full catering on board.

Day 7: Bezdan - Mohacs

Breakfast on board. Through customs and customs check. The border between Serbia and Hungary. At 8:00am, departure from Mohacs by coach for the optional guided tour of Pécs. The regional centre of southern Hungary and birthplace of the painter, Victor Vasarely. Tour of the main square, the cathedral and the Roman remains. This 2000 year old city, at the foot of the Mecsek mountains, with its Mediterranean climate and atmosphere, has been a bishopric since 1009. Back on board in Mohacs for lunch. Continuation of the cruise on the Danube to Budapest. Gala dinner followed by an evening of dancing. Arrival in Budapest during the night.

Day 8: Budapest

Full catering on board. Morning devoted to the optional guided tour of Budapest. Explore this amazing city. The course of the Danube cuts it in two, dividing this metropolis into two entities: Buda with its hills and valleys and Pest with its flat plain, whose panoramic view over the banks of the Danube is listed as part of the world's cultural heritage by UNESCO. Free time. In the afternoon, optional visit to Gödöllö castle, the largest Baroque castle in Hungary, surrounded by a 28-hectare park, where you can explore the history of the Grassalkowich family and the royal apartments of Franz Joseph and Queen Elisabeth. Back to the boat for dinner. In the evening, optional tour of Budapest by night.

Day 9: Budapest (Disembarkation Day)

Breakfast on board before disembarking. End of our journey.

Departures & Pricing


  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .

2017 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE TRAVELER rate.
From Tokaj (TBU)
Cruise Embarkation Date
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Lower Deck Cabin - w/ picture window - Single Passenger Rate
Upper Deck Cabin - w/ picture window - Single Passenger Rate
Jun 1, 2017
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Accommodation in a double air-conditioned cabin with shower and WC • Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to the breakfast of  the last day • Drinks included with onboard meals (wine, water, beer, fruit juices and coffee) • Open bar (excluding champagne & drinks from the wine list) • Welcome cocktail • Entertaiment onboard • The Gala Evening • The assistance of our hostess on board • Excursion to Opusztaszer national history memorial park Port charges

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Champagne ordered at the bar and all drinks on the wine list • The drinks taken while on excursions or transfers • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Optional Shore Excursions • Gratuities • Personal expenses

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