Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube

for 7 nights

Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube

See the biggest river parade in Europe: the Iron Gates, on the border of Romania and Serbia. It is here that the beautiful blue Danube unveils its most spectacular landscapes. Discover cities such as Belgrade, a young and modern capital, as well as legendary sites such as Baile Herculane which houses one of the oldest and most famous spas in Romania. Travel through 2000 years of history in Pécs and Budapest, which will end a magical cruise and a journey of a life time.


What's Included
  • Booking advice from your Travel Escapes travel advisor
  • Return flights from Dublin to Budapest
  • Return transfers from airport to ship
  • 7 nights onboard the MS France
  • Refined French cuisine onboard on a full board basis from Dinner on the 1st day to Breakfast on the last day
  • DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Gala dinner and evening
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Free wifi onboard
  • Port taxes included
  • Onboard activities
  • 10kg Check-in bag per person


  • Discover a diversity of cultures through HungaryCroatiaRomania and Serbia
  • The stunning scenery of the Iron Gates unwinds along the Danube between the Carpathians and the Balkans


  • Osijek and the majestic Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
  • Belgrade and its unique architecture
  • Southern Hungary with the charming town of Pécs
Upgrade Options
Upper deck upgrades are available.
Single cabin supplements apply
MS France

Partially renovated in 2016, the ship takes on a sparkling and vintage look with its anise and chocolate colors. The houndstooth-type patterns recall the elegant outfits of ladies from the sixties. The cabins display retro photographs representing Parisian monuments.

The common areas are located on the upper deck and the cabins are spread over two decks and have large windows. Do not hesitate to go to the sun deck to relax!
It is furnished with armchairs and sun loungers to allow you to relax while enjoying a panoramic view of the landscapes.

Click here for more information about MS France including Deck Plans.

Dates Cabin Type Price
21 May 2024 Middle Deck €2089 Book Now
21 May 2024 Upper Deck €2349 Book Now
Eleanor M
Eleanor M
Booking Remarks
Optional insurance €28 (conditions apply)
A non-refundable, non-transferable booking deposit of €250 per person is required. Full payment if departure within 16 weeks.
Gratuities are not included and are payable at your discretion at the end of your cruise onboard.
Holidays & offers are subject to availability at the time of booking
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
Duration Notes
Included on board your cruise
Your cruise with all meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 5 - double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard entertainment - assistance from the onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - all port fees

Not Included
Flights - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions - personal expenses.
Day 1

Budapest, Hungary

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. Enjoy dinner and an evening of onboard entertainment. We’ll cruise throughout the night.

Day 2

Mohács, Hungary

Osijek, Croatia

Belgrade, Serbia

The morning will be spent cruising. We’ll then set out on an optional excursion to Osijek. Our ship will start sailing to Belgrade. After dinner, enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 3

Belgrade, Serbia

Join us on an optional excursion to Belgrade, cradle of the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures. Take advantage of some free time this afternoon to visit the city. Optional coach transfer (book and pay on board) to and from the town centre. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional Serbian entertainment on board. Our ship will start sailing to Golubac.

Day 4

The Iron Gates

Golubac, Serbia

Novi Sad, Serbia

Our ship will start sailing through the Iron Gates. Join us on an optional excursion to the Medieval Golubac Fortress. Our ship will start sailing to Novi Sad throughout the night.

Day 5

Novi Sad, Serbia

Ilok, Croatia

Mohács, Hungary

We’ll set out on an optional visit of Novi Sad, the capital city of the autonomous region of Vojvodina.
We’ll then head to Ilok on an optional excursion to visit the medieval city and taste some local products. After dinner, enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment. Our ship will start sailing to Mohacs throughout the night.

Day 6

Mohács, Hungary

Kalocsa, Hungary

Join us on an optional excursion to Pécs, a 2000-year-old jewel of a city. The afternoon will be spent cruising. We’ll head out on an optional excursion to the Puszta. Our ship will then start sailing to Budapest. Tonight’s our gala dinner and evening.

Day 7

Budapest, Hungary

We’ll arrive early this morning and set out for an optional tour of Budapest. The afternoon will be free or dedicated to an optional excursion to Gödöllö Palace, summer residence of Sissi Empress. Tonight, join us on a tour of Budapest “by night”.

Day 8

Budapest, Hungary

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

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