Voyage to the Black Sea with Titan

Overview

Voyage to the Black Sea with Titan

Discover Eastern Europe through the fascinating gateway of the Danube River, visiting five different countries aboard the stylish MS Bellejour. Visit medieval villages as well as the captivating cities of Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Constanta on the Black Sea Coast. A daylight cruise through the dramatic natural wonder of the Iron Gates gorge is yet another highlight on this captivating voyage of discovery.

What's Included:

  • 12 nights cruise on MS Bellejour
  • 35 meals: 12 breakfasts (days 2-13) 11 lunches (days 2-12) 12 dinners (days 1-12)
  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water during lunch & dinner
  • Welcome reception party and gala dinner
  • Chef’s gala dinner
  • Captain’s gala farewell dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Access to the wellbeing spa
  • Wi-Fi included on board
  • VOX portable audio headset system on cruise excursions
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • International return flights
  • Check-in service by Titan staff at London
  • Services of an experienced Titan cruise director and tour manager
  • Porterage
  • All airport/port taxes, duties and surcharges

Excursions:

  • Budapest city tour
  • Pécs city tour
  • Belgrade city tour
  • Vidin city tour and the Belogradchik Rocks
  • Full-day excursion to Constanta
  • Full-day excursion to Bucharest

Hand Picked By

Hayley Peachey

One of the things I love about Titan River Cruises is that all your meals are cooked on board and prepared using the finest ingredients, which are often bought from local farmers markets, so you really do get a true flavour of the places you visit.

Hayley Peachey

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: July & September 2019
  • Duration: 12 nights
  • Highlights: Discover Eastern Europe through the fascinating gateway of the Danube River, visiting five different countries aboard the stylish MS Bellejour. Visit medieval villages as well as the captivating cities of Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Constanta on the Black Sea Coast.

Ship Overview

MS Bellejour

Harmonious and carefree travel - that's what MS Bellejour stands for...The cruise ship has many things to win you over, such as culinary delights in the on-board restaurant and an expansive sun deck. The wireless internet connection on the whole river cruise liner means you can send holiday greetings to friends and family at home from anywhere on board. In the inviting spa area you can treat both your body and mind to a real holiday. A saunarium, jacuzzi and comfortable loungers are perfect for absolute relaxation and state-of-the-art cardio machines are on hand if you feel like improving your stamina and fitness.

Onboard you will find:

  • Non-smoking restaurant
  • Panorama lounge with bar
  • Wellness with sauna, whirlpool and fitness
  • Large, elegant reception foyer
  • Reading lounge
  • Wireless internet on the whole cruise liner
  • Huge sun deck with sunbeds and deck chairs
  • Onboard shop

MS Bellejour Profile

  • Registry: Malta
  • Passenger Capacity: 180
  • Re-built: 2004
  • Cruising Speed: 24km/h
  • Passenger Decks: 4
  • Officers & Crew: International
  • Length: 415ft (126.7m)
  • Beam: 37ft (11.4m)
MS Bellejour Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Budapest

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Budapest. Upon arrival, embark MS Bellejour (4T), where light refreshments are available. A welcome cocktail and Captain’s gala dinner are served this evening.

Day 2: Budapest

An included tour this morning takes in the stunning sights of Budapest, with many relics and monuments from over a millennium of settlements to choose from. Our tour introduces highlights such as the Parliament building and Heroes’ Square. The Castle District on the ‘Buda’ side of the river presents excellent views and photo opportunities. The afternoon is free for you to make your own discoveries.

Day 3: Mohacs

Spend this morning discovering the city of Pécs. Man lived here in prehistoric times, but it was the Romans that made the biggest impression on the city we see today, leaving a Mediterranean vibe with stone fountains and open-air cafés. On our tour, we view a selection of grand buildings such as the City Hall, the Renaissance style Bishop’s Palace, mosques and chapels. We return to Mohács, where MS Bellejour is docked, for a free afternoon in a town best known for the great battle of 1526, when the Ottoman Empire brought about the demise of the Hungarian monarchy. It was named a European Capital of Culture in 2010 for the overwhelming selection of museums, theatres, exhibitions and architectural treasures.

Day 4: Osijek - Vukovar

A full day in the elegant Croatian city of Osijek, picturesquely positioned on the river Drava. An optional guided tour introduces you to a city that has regained much of its beauty after its grand buildings (including fine 19th century Secessionist mansions) were restored and renovated, covering the Serbian scars of the 1990s in the Croatian War of Independence. Attractions include a fortified centre (the Tvrda), dating back to the 18th century, the splendidly neo-gothic Church of St Peter and St Paul and the grand Europska Avenija, along which are some excellent examples of Art Nouveau architecture. The afternoon is at leisure for further exploration, before an evening on board as we sail to Vukovar, our port for the night.

Day 5: Vukovar - Novi Sad

Spend a morning in the Croatian port of Vukovar, where the Danube meets the Vuka River. The city suffered terrible damage in the early 1990s, however many buildings have been restored. An optional tour gives some insight into the city’s tumultuous past. We spend the afternoon cruising and arrive in Serbia’s Novi Sad in the early evening.

Day 6: Novi Sad

Situated in the shadow of the Fruska Gora mountain, Novi Sad is also overlooked by the looming Petrovaradin Citadel. Nicknamed the ‘Athens of Serbia’, its history as a vibrant, creative city continues today in its established galleries and a more liberal outlook than that of other Serbian cities. An optional guided tour takes in the main sights, with plenty of free time to make your own discoveries in the afternoon.

Day 7: Belgrade

Our included excursion today is a tour of Belgrade, capital of the Republic of Serbia. We begin with a panoramic coach tour through the city centre to see the Republic Square and Saint Sava Cathedral, one of the largest church buildings in the world. We then visit the Kalemegdan Fortress, which encloses the tomb of Turkish Grand Vezir, Ali Pasha. We take a closer look at the city’s highlights by foot, with free time to enjoy them at leisure.

Day 8: Donji Milanovac

This morning we arrive in Donji Milanovac, a Serbian town in the midst of the beautiful Djerdap National Park. The town has been moved several times, with the last move in the 1970s creating a modern town yet still steeped in history. You may like to join an optional excursion to nearby Lepenski Vir, one of Europe’s most important Mesolithic sites. We continue our cruise this afternoon, beginning our passage through the Iron Gates gorge late this afternoon. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and a wildlife haven, particularly for birds.

Day 9: Vidin

We arrive in the Bulgarian port town of Vidin and take a guided tour of the medieval fortress of Baba Vidin. Then we drive into the rugged wilderness to view the Belogradchik Rocks - a group of huge sandstone cliffs, varying in colour from red to yellow and reaching up to 200 metres in height. The rocks are over 230 million years old, and we learn about how their naturally sculpted shapes are linked with dozens of legends.

Day 10: Rousse

We spend a morning in Rousse, where an optional city walk is available to discover this attractive city, often referred to as ‘Little Vienna’. The city’s Roman fortress, built on a hill over Thracian ruins, is still being excavated. In more recent centuries, the city’s great connections encouraged Italian, Austrian, German and Bulgarian architects to create a city of European grandness.

Day 11: Constanta

Our day-long excursion takes us to Constanta on the Black Sea Coast. We begin in the old centre at Ovid Square, named after the Roman poet who was exiled here in AD 8. The Archaeological Museum houses a collection of pre-historic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Medieval artefacts. We visit the Orthodox Cathedral of St Peter and Paul and then conclude at the Casino - a beautiful clifftop building with spectacular views over the harbour of Constanta, the largest port on the Black Sea. Lunch is included, before we return to the ship later today.

Day 12: Burcharest

We arrive at our final destination this morning, and spend the day in Bucharest on an included guided tour. The capital of Romania has tree-lined boulevards and stylish belle epoque buildings, and earned itself the nickname ‘Little Paris’. We visit the impressive Palace of the Parliament, former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s cherished jewel; you cannot tell from the opulent gold and marble embellishments that Romania was going through a period of economic hardship at the time it was built.

Day 13: Burcharest - UK

We transfer to Bucharest Airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: July & September 2019
  • Duration: 12 nights
  • Highlights: Discover Eastern Europe through the fascinating gateway of the Danube River, visiting five different countries aboard the stylish MS Bellejour. Visit medieval villages as well as the captivating cities of Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Constanta on the Black Sea Coast.

Cabin and Fares

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Standard CabinFrom £2,013ppA saving of £750pp departing on the 19th July 2019View Cabin

Standard Cabin

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On the lower deck, this cabin has a shower, separable twin beds and porthole windows

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Standard Cabin

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On the lower deck, this cabin has a shower, separable twin beds and porthole windows

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