A journey between Central Europe and the Balkans - Lake Balaton, the authentic Sava and the majestic Danube (port-to-port cruise)

From Lake Balaton to Budapest, embark on a unique cruise to discover the majestic Danube and Sava rivers. Explore Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia but also Hungary through our excursions combining nature and culture. Wander through nature parks, medieval cities and multi-ethnic capitals with a diversity of architectures all along these two magnificent rivers.

Trip code : SDA_PP

Duration : 10 days

Destination :

Travel Dates :2021

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • INCLUDED 2-DAY/1-NIGHT EXTENSION: Lake Balaton and Varazdin
    • Visit to the Tihany Peninsula
    • One night's accommodation in a 3-star hotel LS in Balatonfüred
  • Discover(1):
    • The contrasting capitals of Belgrade and Zagreb
    • Kopacki Rit Nature Park and Osijek
    • The medieval city of Ilok
    • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci
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.
You'll be transferred by coach to Varazdin 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 before dinner.
Join us for a full-day optional 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.
We'll cruise to Jasenovac. In the afternoon, join us for an excursion to Lonjsko Polje protected wetland. We'll return on board and cruise towards Davor. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
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 optional excursion through the green and "Fertile Plains of Slavonia.” After some free time, 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.
We'll cruise towards Brcko in Bosnia. Today, enjoy a stroll through Brcko. 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 a folklore evening on board.
Today will be spent cruising towards Belgrade. Our cruise will take us along the Sava River, crossing the plain of Vojvodina, a genuine bread basket of Serbia with a mosaic of cultures.
This morning, join us for an optional guided tour of Belgrade, the cradle of the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures. In the afternoon, join us for an optional excursion across Vojvodina: Around the hamlet of Iriski Venac are more than 16 Orthodox monasteries, the chance to discover Serbian art - a mix of Byzantine style and Baroque architecture. We'll enjoy a folklore evening on board. Our ship will begin to cruise to Novi Sad.
Join us for an optional 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 optional excursion to this medieval city. We'll return on board and cruise towards Osijek, reaching it during the night.
Join us for an optional 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.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

This Cruise is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our cruises/excursion require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our cruises is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You will be getting on and off cruises, coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our cruise itinerary carefully for outline of activities to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:
• All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.

• All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the cruises are onboard or at famous restaurants during excursion, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

• Meals onboard are a cultural culinary experience: Continental breakfast buffets with a rich menu are offered daily, while lunch and dinner are set menus.

• Gala evening: The gala evening is a long-awaited tradition in the world of cruising. This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited have a pre-dinner drink with the captain in the company of the purser, and the head chef.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.
The currency accepted on board is the local currency or US dollar. You can pay in dollars or using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. It is recommended to have some local currency or US dollars in cash with you during your cruises.
A range of activities and entertainment are provided on board:

• Before dinner, games and quizzes are hosted by our entertainers in the lounge bar

• On the sun deck, where you can stroll alone, be with family or friends or sit comfortably in the sun loungers, gymnastics sessions are organised in the morning whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the landscapes that pass by.

• The panoramic lounge bar, the library and the "piano bar"
• Depend on the destination, lectures on subjects related to the history and geography of the places visited, are offered in the lounge bar.

• Some evenings, the dance floor of the lounge bar comes to life with musical evenings, folk groups or singers

• Some cruises have variety evenings where the crew members reveal their hidden talents are also provided.
All cabins are air-conditioned and double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

• Triple Share: Available upon request
• Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
• Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Not Available
• Laundry service: Not Available
• Wi-Fi: All the cruise is equipped with free Wi-Fi available in all lounges / bars and receptions. For some destination it is available in the cabin.
After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please note:
• Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
• Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges
Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Important notes:
• Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
• Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
• Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.
Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this cruise. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

• If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard. Recommended tips - For the crew members on board the ship - $10US per day per passenger.

• If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated. Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver/crews and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

Please note:

• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.

• Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.
Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our cruises and shore excursions.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.
FAQ & Travel Blog

Coach transfers on D1 and 2 and to Budapest airport on D11 - services of a guide on D1 and D2 - guided visit of Varazdin and Tihany - lunch in Varazdin - accommodations in a 3-star hotel LS in Balatonfüred or the surrounding area - your cruise with all meals from dinner on D2 to breakfast on D11 - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - welcome cocktail - onboard entertainment - gala dinner - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - onboard folklore evenings - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Please note:  this cruise doesn’t include the entry visa for the country it travels to. Make sure you have acquired a valid visa before travelling and joining the cruise. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

When assisting with an international travel booking, we assume that all travellers in the booking have a valid Passport and Visas to enter to the country it travels to. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport/Visas.

It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that the travellers have the valid visas and/or correct visa type to enter the destination country they are travelling to. Travellers might need to present the visas at multiple checkpoints and may be refused to fly out of their countries, if the visa documents cannot be presented. If such an event occurs, we won’t be liable and the travellers will be deemed as “no-show”. Please check our Terms & Conditions for penalty for “no-show”.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information.

Important Note:

  • All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport.
  • Some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities.
  • It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.
CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2020

Included in tour package Zagreb (day trip - lunch included) Lonjsko Polje nature park Generous Slavonia Through Vojvodina Belgrade Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Ilok and Vukovar Kopacki Rit

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 1,002.50 AUD

On-board : 1,170.53 AUD

1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Belgrade

We'll set off by coach to visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, which is also one of the oldest cities in Europe with a history stretching back some 7000 years. It is located at the confluence of

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 54.06 AUD

On-board : 59.30 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Kopacki Rit Nature Park and the town of Osijek

In the company of our guides, we will begin our tour with a visit of Osijek, a town in the East of the historical Croatian region of Slavonia. The town was founded by the Slavs, who built a river port

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 113.36 AUD

On-board : 125.57 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci

We'll set off by coach to visit the town of Novi Sad. Capital of the autonomous region of Vojvodina, Novi Sad is also the second largest town in Serbia, going by the size of its population. The to

DURATION 03:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 54.06 AUD

On-board : 59.30 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Through Vojvodina

Departure from Sremska Mitrovica by coach in the company of your guides to discover the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. During its eventful history, Vojvodina was successively dominated by numerous

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 92.43 AUD

On-board : 102.90 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Ilok

Our excursion starts with a visit to the medieval town of Ilok. Overlooking the Danube, this small fortified town has for centuries over been famous for its vineyards. Tangible proofs of life from pre

DURATION 03:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 101.15 AUD

On-board : 111.62 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
DAY
Full day excursion to Zagreb (lunch included)

Departure by coach from Sisak in the company of your hostess towards Zagreb. The Croatian capital was born from the junction of two medieval towns which for centuries developed on two hills facing eac

DURATION 09:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 149.98 AUD

On-board : 167.42 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Excursion through Slavonia

Departure by coach for our excursion to generous Slavonia through the lush green hills dominating the Sava plain. We will start off with a visit of Pozega, a small town famous for its wine and delicac

DURATION 06:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 185.12 AUD

On-board : 205.06 AUD

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