Voyage from the Danube Delta
The lower course of the Danube flows through the dramatic, narrow gorge of the Iron Gate to the Black Sea. Just before reaching the sea, it forms the second largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas with 2,200 square miles of rivers, canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and reed islands. The Danube Delta is a wildlife enthusiast's paradise as the maze of canals, bordered by thatch, willows and oaks offers the perfect breeding ground for the 300 species of birds which make the delta their home. The banks of the Danube, lined with castles and fortresses, formed the boundary between great empires, and its waters served as a vital commercial highway between nations. Our voyage takes us through Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Hungary, to explore some of the ancient settlements and imperial cities which have been built along this great river.
Guest speaker - Nick Hammond
Having worked for both the RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts, Nicholas Hammond has been able to continue his boyhood passions for wildlife and art in a career that included being editor of Birds, head of publications and director of communications with the RSPB, before working for the Wildlife Trusts on projects in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Wales. Among the books he has written are four about art and wildlife, which have also been the subject of numerous magazine articles in the UK and USA. A widely travelled guest speaker on cruises, his topics on this voyage will include the wildlife of the Danube, wild animals in fine art and stories of eccentric human interaction with the natural world.
Your holiday includes:
Hebridean river cruises are all-inclusive; not an empty promise but a Hebridean pledge to ensure that you have a carefree holiday both on board and ashore. Each cruise includes...
Accompanied flights from London Heathrow and return, together with assistance at check-in and pre-flight refreshments at the outbound
departure terminal. Overseas transfers to and from the vessel are also included.
All meals and snacks on board and ashore as shown in the itineraries.
Selected wines of the day, served at the table to complement your meal, plus all other house wines and spirits, including Champagne by the glass (shipped from Hebridean Princess!), soft drinks and beers, tea, coffee and other hot drinks.
Scotch whisky selection
Hand-picked whiskies, also shipped from Hebridean Princess including our own blend!
Entrance fees and transport to and from shore visits, as shown in the itineraries.
Gratuities - no tipping
All gratuities – Hebridean operates a strict ‘no tipping’ policy.
*Includes 2 Gala Dinners*