Bulgaria Cruises

Vibrant image of Belogradchik cliff rocks at ancient Kaleto fortress, Bulgaria
Vibrant image of Belogradchik cliff rocks at ancient Kaleto fortress, Bulgaria

With its beautifully unspoilt natural landscapes and enchanting historic towns and cities, Northern Bulgaria feels very much off the beaten track. This is despite the fact that river cruises along mighty River Danube – which forms part of the Bulgarian-Romanian border – bring thousands of visitors to the region every year. Unforgettable adventures are guaranteed in this stunning part of the world; breathtaking scenery and the diverse delights of inspirational destinations await your discovery.

The remarkable beauty and diversity of Northern Bulgaria is yours to experience to the full aboard Brabant, on a selection of Fred. Olsen’s incredible Danube River cruises. Not only will you have opportunities to enjoy views of glorious countryside and wonderfully wild nature reserves during memorable daytime river cruising; but stops are made to offer you chances to fully immerse yourself in the region’s fascinating history and culture ashore. [ReadMore]

Among the many highlights is Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’, Ruse. One of the most diverse and elegant cities situated on the Danube, Ruse is home to over 300 impressive historical landmarks and monuments, many of which appear of Bulgaria’s National Heritage List. The architectural styles on display here are extensive: Viennese-inspired Baroque, Renaissance, Gothic and Rococo structures seemingly appear at every turn of the city’s busy streets. Ruse is also the gateway to the rock monasteries and ancient caves of the Rusenski Lom Natural Park.

Vidin makes for a rewarding stop on river cruise through Bulgaria’s Danubian Plains too. This ancient town boasts an abundance of historic sites from the ancient Roman, medieval and Ottoman eras, such as the Baba Vida Fortress – one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in the country.

Cruises to Bulgaria

Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta

Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta

Departs: Budapest • Sun 03 May 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R2004

  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing the mighty Danube all the way to the Danube Delta via incredible destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in four remarkably diverse countries.
  • Catch a traditional folklore show in Belgrade and sample Novi Sad’s local cuisine in Serbia; cruise the awe-inspiring Iron Gates gorge; and uncover Bulgarian gems in Vidin, such as the Baba Vida Fortress, and Ruse.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar, gateway to the glorious Croatian wetlands of Kopački Rit; and in Hungary, learn of the history of paprika in Kalocsa before revelling in the delights of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £2,899pp
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Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 03 May 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R200405

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £3,899pp
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Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta

Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta

Departs: Budapest • Sun 31 May 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R2007

  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing the mighty Danube all the way to the Danube Delta via incredible destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in four remarkably diverse countries.
  • Catch a traditional folklore show in Belgrade and sample Novi Sad’s local cuisine in Serbia; cruise the awe-inspiring Iron Gates gorge; and uncover Bulgarian gems in Vidin, such as the Baba Vida Fortress, and Ruse.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar, gateway to the glorious Croatian wetlands of Kopački Rit; and in Hungary, learn of the history of paprika in Kalocsa before revelling in the delights of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £2,899pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 31 May 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R200708

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £3,999pp
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Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta

Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta

Departs: Budapest • Sun 11 Oct 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R2025

  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing the mighty Danube all the way to the Danube Delta via incredible destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in four remarkably diverse countries.
  • Catch a traditional folklore show in Belgrade and sample Novi Sad’s local cuisine in Serbia; cruise the awe-inspiring Iron Gates gorge; and uncover Bulgarian gems in Vidin, such as the Baba Vida Fortress, and Ruse.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar, gateway to the glorious Croatian wetlands of Kopački Rit; and in Hungary, learn of the history of paprika in Kalocsa before revelling in the delights of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £2,999pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 11 Oct 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R202526

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £4,099pp
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