Eastern European Danube Discovery

Overview

Eastern European Danube Discovery

Discover spectacular areas of scenic beauty and a collection of incredible destinations as Brabant guides you through four fascinating countries via the breathtaking Danube River. You’ll take in stunning Eastern European cities; marvel at the iconic Iron Gates gorge and glorious landscapes of the Lower Danube; and have a chance to uncover the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, all on a simply unforgettable nine-night river cruise.

What's Included:

  • Free return transport to the airport from your local Miles Morgan Travel shop
  • Fully escorted by a Miles Morgan Travel escort
  • Flights and transfers to and from the vessel when booking a Fly-cruise package
  • Comfortable en suite accommodation with TV, hairdryer, safe and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise with ‘early riser’ breakfast, breakfast buffet, casual lunch, five-course à la carte dinner and late-night snacks
  • Complimentary tea & coffee station 24 hours a day
  • Complimentary afternoon tea & coffee with sandwiches and cakes
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bike hire
  • Use of leisure facilities including Fitness Room and Wellness Tub
  • Lounge music by pianist, or duo every day
  • All local taxes and port charges (where collectable in advance)
  • Transport and escort subject to minimum numbers

Hand Picked By

Sarah Phillips

As a main agent for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, we introduce you to their new river cruises aboard Brabant for 2018. If you are a keen Fred. Olsen cruiser, we know you will love this smaller-scaled ship, with just 4 decks and fewer than 80 rooms and suites. You can be sure of an intimate friendly ambience and home-from-home atmosphere that Fred. Olsen are famous for creating. Sail the breathtaking Danube; savour the highlights of the heart of Europe on a journey through the spellbinding Moselle, Rhine and Main valleys; enjoy a taster cruise to Amsterdam when the tulips are in full flourish; and much more.

Sarah Phillips

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 29th Aug 2019
  • Duration: 9 nights
  • Highlights: Discover spectacular areas of scenic beauty and a collection of incredible destinations as Brabant guides you through four fascinating countries via the breathtaking Danube River.

Ship Overview

Brabant

Built in 2006, this elegant and comfortable vessel is in keeping with the fleet of our ocean-going cruise ships. Brabant’s bright and spacious public areas and 79 well-equipped rooms and suites, spread across four decks, provide the intimate, home-from-home feel which Fred. Olsen’s guests already know and love. Cruise ship staples such as swimming pools, a number of lounges and on-going activities are not in evidence on board, making way for a comfortable ambience and ample space in which to relax and enjoy the river cruise experience with around 150 fellow guests.

Brabant Profile

  • Built: 2006
  • Rooms: 30
  • Passengers: 156
  • Crew: 40
  • Length/width: 360ft / 37.5ft
  • Speed: 13.5 knots

Brabant Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Budapest

Bustling and beautiful Budapest is an explorer’s dream destination. Straddling the magnificent Danube River, Hungary’s historic capital is split into two distinct districts: Buda, with its steep hills, streets and alleys; and low-lying Pest, where architectural and cultural treasures are in abundance. Exploring Budapest on either side of the water is an unforgettable experience, with unique and fascinating attractions to discover at every turn, but if you have time it’s well worth hopping back and forth via the impressive bridges to take in as many of the city’s spectacular sights as you can.

Day 3: Kalocsa

Although Kalocsa is the famed ‘paprika capital of the world’, there is much more to recommend this quaint, culture-rich town than the history of Hungary’s ‘red gold’. Founded by St Stephen – the First King of Hungary – over 1000 years ago, Kalocsa is one of Hungary’s oldest towns and among the country’s most important religious centres. The town is also renowned for producing vividly coloured folk embroideries and flowered porcelains.

Day 4: Belgrade

Belgrade might not be as pretty as some of Europe’s other riverside capitals, however that’s all part of this gritty Serbian city’s charm. Shaped by its somewhat chaotic past – having been part of Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, Nazi Germany, Yugoslavia and much more over several centuries; and survived a number of punishing battles and wars – Belgrade is a jumble of historical, architectural and cultural monuments, buildings and landmarks.

Day 5: Belgrade - Cruising the Iron Gates

Marvel at simply breathtaking fjord-like landscapes and some of the most dramatic natural wonders seen anywhere in Europe on a momentous cruise through the incredible Iron Gates gorges.

Day 6: Vidin

Tucked away far in the northwest corner of Bulgaria on a bend of the Danube River, Vidin seems a long way from anywhere else. This ‘middle of nowhere’ feel only adds to this pretty port town’s charm though; the population is small and unlike many of the larger, better-known tourist hotspots in the surrounding region, Vidin – despite being a popular river cruise destination – isn’t flooded with visitors all year round. This ensures that, no matter when you visit, the town is always a rewarding and relaxing place to enjoy some time ashore during a Danube River cruise.

Day 7: Ruse

Ruse is one of Bulgaria’s biggest and most important port cities, serving as a vital link between several countries across Europe and Asia thanks to its strategic location on the Danube River. However, there’s much more to this city than its thriving port. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Little Vienna’, Ruse is among the most elegant and enchanting cities situated on the Danube, revered for its rich history, culture and magnificent architecture.

Day 8: Ruse - Cruising Lower Danube

This section of the stunning Lower Danube presents mile-upon-mile of breathtaking scenery. Here the Danube slices through the picturesque landscapes of Eastern Europe, forming part of the border Romania and Bulgaria before flowing into the Danube Delta and the Black Sea.

Day 9: St Gheorghe

Hidden away deep within the breathtaking Danube Delta, where the Danube River empties into the Black Sea on Romania’s east coast, the fishing village of St Gheorghe – not to be confused with the Transylvanian city of the same name – is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Day 10: Hirsova

Located on the River Danube at the western county line of Romania’s picturesque Constanta County, Hirsova is ideally situated for embarking and disembarking Danube River cruises to and from the Danube Delta, as well as the neighbouring countries of Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and beyond. Spending time in here is worthwhile too though; charming Hirsova boasts plenty of interesting sights in and around the town centre.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 29th Aug 2019
  • Duration: 9 nights
  • Highlights: Discover spectacular areas of scenic beauty and a collection of incredible destinations as Brabant guides you through four fascinating countries via the breathtaking Danube River.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
Standard RoomFrom £2,299ppFREE return transport to the airport from any Miles Morgan Travel shopView Cabin

Standard Room

This cabin is approximately 161 square feet.

Cabins include an en suite bathroom with shower and toilet, ample wardrobe space, a flat-screen TV, a direct-dial telephone, a hairdryer, individual climate control and a safe.

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View Cabin

Standard Room

This cabin is approximately 161 square feet.

Cabins include an en suite bathroom with shower and toilet, ample wardrobe space, a flat-screen TV, a direct-dial telephone, a hairdryer, individual climate control and a safe.

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