ASTA River Cruise Expo Post River Cruise FAM Sailing 

8 Day Budapest > Budapest  |  March 20, 2022  |  Emerald Sun

Join us at the ASTA River Cruise Expo March 16-20, 2022 and the 8 day post river cruise FAM sailing on board the Emerald Sun.
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Itinerary Details

Day 1  Welcome Budapest

Guests part of the ASTA FAM board the Emerald Sun Star-Ship, where our friendly captain and crew will be waiting to welcome them.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 Szentendre

Today guests will be visiting the unique and magical town called Szentendre.
It is a premier destination of Hungary’s countryside, the town of artists, painters, churches, art galleries, narrow streets,
and alleys. Szentendre is known the Mediterranean pearl of the Danube, and the planned tour will focus on the arts and crafts offered in the area.

Admire the ‘Paris of the East’ by night and enjoy dinner and a folklore show on tonight’s Budapest evening tour. Take a panoramic drive to see lit-up landmarks including the Parliament and enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner and folklore show.

Arts & Craft Tour of Szentendre
Dinner & Folklore Show in town

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Budapest

Taste delicious traditional dishes with the

varied culinary traditions of Central and Eastern Europe. Magyar cuisine is known for spicy, rich, and vibrant tastes; created from fresh ingredients grown and raised in the surrounding region, delivered to local market halls provides the basis for flavorful meals.

Delve into the culinary culture of Budapest during a walking tour of the Hungarian capital. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Central Market Hall – Budapest’s largest food market – and enjoy lunch in town with traditional products of the area.

A hike to Buda Hill
Culinary tour with market visit & lunch in town

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Belgrade

The capital of Serbia is the main attraction today, as a city tour showcases the highlights of one of Europe’s oldest cities, including Belgrade Fortress. The coach tour will take guests through the center of the city, where remnants of a chaotic past look out of place among peaceful surrounds.

They will witness the symmetrical façade of the Church of Saint Sava, one of the world’s largest church buildings, and stop for a tour of the Museum of Yugoslavia. They will also learn about the life of the leader of the Partisans, Josip Broz Tito, and the way that they became one of the most effective resistance movements in occupied Europe. Alternatively, guests can choose to experience the history of Belgrade during a guided bike tour of the city.

A guided bike tour in Belgrade
A guided tour of Belgrade

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Novi Sad

Novi Sad located northeast of Serbia, is consider a hidden gem on the banks of
the Danube River. Across the river is the
old quarter, Stari Grad, site of the Gothic Revival Name of Mary Church and the neo- Renaissance City Hall. Guests will have an included city tour as well as the opportunity to enjoy a wine tasting in Sremski Karlovci.

Guided tour of Novi Sad & Sremski Karlovci wine tasting
A guided bike tour

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Vukovar

Vukovar is an area that was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence at the end of the communist era. Your EmeraldPLUS experiences today are certain to be a highlight of your trip, as you dine on traditional cuisine with a local Croatian family and meet some students from a local village.

Home Hosted Lunch with a Croatian Family

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Kalocsa

In the morning, we’ll sail towards Kalocsa, best known for its vibrant paprika festivals. we will venture to the Puszta, or Great Hungarian Plain, for a traditional performance showcasing the exceptional equestrian skills of the Magyar cowboys. Guests will watch the spectacular horse parade and witness their exercise drills, most of which were readily practiced for wartime./p>

A Puszta horse show  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Budapest

After breakfast, guests will disembark the Star-Ship for their transfer to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

EmeraldVALUE Inclusions


  • 7 nights in a suite or stateroom
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board.
  • Complimentary tea & coffee on board.
  • Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily.
  • A variety of on board evening entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Complimentary on board bicycles
  • First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Transfer from Emerald Sun to airport on disembarkation day
  • All taxes and port charges
  • All gratuities included

Pricing & Availability

ASTA Travel Advisor Rate*
Non Industry Companion Rate*
Riviera Deck $995


Vista Deck $1,195 $1,395
Horizon Deck A $1,395 $1,595

*Tours, port charges and gratuities included *Based on double occupancy.
Please contact us for updated availability.
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Terms & Conditions:

Restrictions: Travel Advisor reduced fare is valid on cabin category as assigned and is applicable for active ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors) members and one traveling companion over 18 years of age sharing the same stateroom. Travel Advisor reduced rate is valid on the Emerald Sun March 20, 2022 sailing only. Single supplement rate is 200% of FAM rate. Drink packages are not included and can be purchased on board. Travel Advisor reduced rate applies to new bookings only and are non-commissionable. Round trip air, transfers and extensions are not included. Transfers will be included on disembarkation day only. Travel insurance cannot be purchased with this offer. Rate is not combinable with any other promotional discounts or programs including Emerald Cruises Loyalty Program, Early Booking Discounts, Group Discounts, Tour Conductor Credits, Cruise Vouchers or Certificates. Travel advisors will be contacted for payment once booking is confirmed. Bookings made through our reservations department will not be honored. We will confirm your booking upon approval by our management team, typically within 5 business days. PLEASE NO PHONE REGISTRATIONS. Full payment due at time of confirmation. Cabin assignment is subject to change without notice. Cruise fares are per person, based on double occupancy, and include port charges and taxes. Space is first-come, first-served, and is subject to availability.