Serbia Cruises

Kalemegdan fortress in Belgrade, Serbia
Kalemegdan fortress in Belgrade, Serbia

Although Serbia is among the smallest of the ten nations the Danube passes through on its epic journey through Europe, this breathtakingly beautiful country more than holds its own against its larger neighbours of Romania and Hungary. From the scenic splendour and soothing serenity of its stunning countryside to the fascinating history, friendly atmosphere and striking architecture of its charming cities, stunning Serbia has much to recommend it. [ReadMore]

Sail through Serbia on a Fred. Olsen river cruise and you can marvel at the fjord-like landscapes of the magnificent Iron Gates gorge, one of most impressive, awe-inspiring natural wonders of the River Danube. Smaller-sized Brabant can easily negotiate the locks and dams of the 60-mile-long gorge – the biggest in Europe – to present you with a picturebook of unforgettable scenery. Sit back, relax on deck and enjoy views of the towering Carpathian and Balkan Mountains, dramatic cliffs and the iconic Rock Sculpture of Decebalus. Several historic castles and fortifications come into view here too.

Not far from the Iron Gates is Serbia’s gritty, yet enchanting capital, Belgrade. There is an eclectic, jumbled mix of historical, architectural and cultural attractions and landmarks here. Take the chance to explore the city – which is easily taken in on foot – and you can visit the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, which ‘watches over’ the city at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers; and discover the delights of the historic quarter, such as the Old Royal Palace and St Sava Temple – Serbia’s largest orthodox church.

To offer an insight into modern Serbian life, Brabant also makes stops at multi-cultural Novi Sad. Serbia’s energetic second city has something for everyone: trendy bars and cafés, interesting galleries and museums, fine architecture and much more. It is no wonder then that it is to become the first ever non-EU European Capital of Culture in 2021.

Cruises to Serbia

Brabant cruising the Delta Danube Brabant cruising the Delta Danube

Eastern European Discovery to the Danube Delta • R2105

 Budapest
Brabant
Thu 13 May 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing to the Danube Delta and back via diverse destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in five countries.
  • Enjoy Serbian tradition, cuisine and culture in Belgrade and Novi Sad; cruise the astonishing Iron Gates gorge; and uncover the gems of Ruse, Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar in Croatia; and in Hungary, learn of Kalocsa’s ‘red gold’ before revelling in the delights of Budapest.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Flock of white pelicans in the Danube Delta Flock of white pelicans in the Danube Delta

Eastern European Discovery to the Danube Delta • R2107

 Budapest
Brabant
Thu 03 Jun 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing to the Danube Delta and back via diverse destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in five countries.
  • Enjoy Serbian tradition, cuisine and culture in Belgrade and Novi Sad; cruise the astonishing Iron Gates gorge; and uncover the gems of Ruse, Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar in Croatia; and in Hungary, learn of Kalocsa’s ‘red gold’ before revelling in the delights of Budapest.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Boat trip on the Danube Delta Boat trip on the Danube Delta

Eastern European Discovery to the Danube Delta • R2122

 Budapest
Brabant
Mon 04 Oct 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing to the Danube Delta and back via diverse destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in five countries.
  • Enjoy Serbian tradition, cuisine and culture in Belgrade and Novi Sad; cruise the astonishing Iron Gates gorge; and uncover the gems of Ruse, Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar in Croatia; and in Hungary, learn of Kalocsa’s ‘red gold’ before revelling in the delights of Budapest.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Landscape of the Wachau valley, River Danube Landscape of the Wachau valley, River Danube

The Complete Danube • R212223

 Budapest
Brabant
Mon 04 Oct 2021
21 nights
  • Embark on an epic exploration of the complete Danube and immerse yourself in the beauty, history and cultures of inspirational regions and destinations in eight different countries.
  • Enjoy a traditional Serbian folklore show in Belgrade; uncover Ruse’s Bulgarian delights; sail the extraordinary Iron Gates gorge; and explore the Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights include chances to see Budapest’s iconic attractions; witness the scenic splendour of the Wachau Valley; and engage with Vienna’s legendary musical heritage.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.