Danube Hash River Cruise

11 – 21 July 2017


Budapest, HungaryBucharest, Romania


Registration is Open US$4,000 per person after discount

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Prices are now only US$4,000 per person after booking discount with  round trip air fare only an additional $595 from the US to Europe. For those in the UK or other Commonwealth Countries, you can call any Travel Agent and see how competitive the rates are. (Normal price is US $5512 per person). If you book outside of our Hash Group, then there is a $100 Hash Rego Fee. To book with the US group, contact Viking River Cruises at the phone number below and provide the booking #4048840 or email me. You can then pay online. $500 down reserves your cruise; the balance is normally due in 6 months. For the month of November there is a special rate for Veranda Cabins (only 2 left!):

The November 2016 US rate for Veranda cabins is US$4,000(!) with the US$100 referral Hash group discount and they are running a promotion for the entire month of November, where you also get round trip air fare for an added $595 and your choice of one of the following:


  1. Free gratuities
  2. Silver booze (open bar) package (instead of “ just mimosas and champagne for breakfast, beer and wine with lunch and dinner, your hash run beers & drinks, etc.”)
  3. US$300 shipboard credit.


In order to qualify for this promotion, you need to have a European, Asian, or US address** (regardless of nationality), put US$500 down and the balance by 30 Nov 2016.

**I can provide a US ADDRESS FOR ANY HASHERS; it’s a great deal. I can accept credit cards. Let me know how you wish to proceed. We did this FOR OTHER Australian Hashers on a previous cruise with no problem.


Discount Prices now extended through 30 Nov 2016!!


The Danube Hash River Cruise is an 11 day all-inclusive hash event on board the Viking Ship Embla sailing and hashing through 4 countries to Bucharest. This PostLube event is being offered after Eurohash 2017 and Goes from Budapest on 11 July 2017 cruises through 4 countries, and finishes in Bucharest, cruising down the Danube River. Includes 3 meals per day, champagne & mimosas for breakfast, beer & wine with lunch & dinner on board, 12 day tours, 5-7 hash runs, 2 Pub Crawls and you don't have to pack your bags each day! Prices start at $3999 per person with additional $595 for discount air fare. Prices good through 30 Nov 2016.

Call Viking River Cruises at 888-663-8454 and refer to Booking #4048840. Whether you have cruised before or this is your first cruise, please link your reservation to this booking number and email me so that I can add you to the announcements, updates and get your goodie bag prepared.

If you are in the UK or other Commonwealth country (other than Canada; Canadians can book directly through the US numbers and get US prices), you may not be able to get a better discount with or without including air transportation. If so, then allow me to get you a US address (Nationality does not matter).


Doing anything with Hashers is always more fun!!

Viking Ship on the Danube River in Budapest

All This Is Included

·                                 11-day cruise tour

·                                 8-day cruise with river-view stateroom, 2 nights at the Le Méridien Budapest & 1 night at the Bucharest Radisson Blu (or similar)

·                                 7 guided tours with audio headset

·                                 All onboard meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner plus breakfast at the Budapest & Bucharest hotels

·                                 Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service; complimentary Mimosas and Champagne with breakfast on board


Sail to lands rich in traditions. Witness the cities, towns and natural wonders of Eastern Europe where so many fairy tales began. Experience two nights in bustling Budapest, the cosmopolitan capital of Hungary. You’ll sail past dramatic natural wonders like the soaring white cliffs of the Iron Gate region; visit the Serbian capital of Belgrade; discover the historical treasures of Bulgaria; and admire the charms of Bucharest, Romania’s capital.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1   

Budapest, Hungary

Arrive at the Budapest airport and transfer to the deluxe Hilton Budapest (or similar) in the heart of the city for a 2-night stay.* Spend the rest of the day relaxing, do some exploring on your own, or join the Pay as you go Pub Crawl through the “Ruins Bars.”


Day 2   

Budapest, Hungary

This morning, take a tour of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Situated along the Danube, it combines the once separate towns of hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest into a city rich with history. Begin in Pest, where you see the National Opera House and visit historic Heroes’ Square. Cross the Chain Bridge to Buda, where you walk along Castle Hill to Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church. The rest of the day is yours to explore or you can join the Hash (fee included). (B)


Day 3   

Budapest, Hungary

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and we will take you to embark your ship. Enjoy a final free day in Budapest. Explore a museum; do some shopping; ride the city’s innovative, efficient metro; relax in one of the Art Nouveau spas; or visit the Great Synagogue and Jewish Quarter. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Return to your ship for a welcome dinner. (B, D)


Day 4   

Kalocsa, Hungary

Arrive in Kalocsa, Hungary this morning and take a guided city tour including a visit to the Archbishop’s Palace. Then you are treated to a performance of traditional Puszta horsemanship. Return aboard and enjoy your lunch during departure. Dine aboard. (B, L, D)


Day 5   

Osijek, Croatia

Wake up in Vukovar and have breakfast before your excursion to the Croatian city of Osijek. Inhabited since Neolithic times, this area has had several heydays under the Romans, the Ottomans and the Hapsburgs; now Vukovar is revered for its baroque buildings, parks and monuments. Return aboard for lunch and enjoy a Hash Run before an early evening departure. (B, L, D)


Day 6   

Belgrade, Serbia

Wake up in Belgrade, capital of Serbia. Take a guided walk through the grounds of Kalemegdan Fortress, now a stately park; also see the Orthodox cathedral and stop at the Square of the Republic. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship before the Hash Run or explore Belgrade’s gracious architecture or visit one of its many museums, like the Nikola Tesla Museum. Dine aboard your ship or experience some of Belgrade’s nightlife. We depart very late this evening. (B, L, D)

Day 7   

Iron Gate, Serbia/Romania

Today, enjoy scenic cruising as you travel through one of the most picturesque areas of the Lower Danube. The Iron Gate is one of Europe’s most dramatic natural wonders, a spectacular narrow gorge with enormous white limestone cliffs. Your Cruise Director will provide commentary about the region and scenic points of interest as you sail toward the next port. (B, L, D)

Day 8   

Vidin & Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Arrive in the picturesque Bulgarian port of Vidin, and take an excursion to see Belogradchik Fortress, built right into the striking Belogradchik Rocks. See the fortress’s amazing construction, begun in Roman times and greatly extended by Bulgarian tsars and the Ottomans, and enjoy breathtaking views. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship; then a hash run or explore Vidin’s city center, Orthodox churches and the ruins of the city’s once-grand synagogue. We depart during dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 9   

Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi, Bulgaria

After breakfast, disembark at Russe for a full-day excursion to Bulgaria’s former capital, Veliko Tarnovo. There you will see Tsaravets Hill and the ruins of the royal castle. During free time, shop for local crafts along Samovodska Charshia. Continue your venture to Arbanasi for lunch in a local restaurant and a guided tour of the Nativity Church with its intricate floor-to-ceiling murals and icons. Return to your ship for dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 10   

Bucharest, Romania

Disembark in Giurgiu and proceed to the superior first-class Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest (or similar) in the heart of Bucharest for a 1-night stay. This afternoon, enjoy a half-day tour of Romania’s glorious capital city. See the Patriarchal Church, the Palace of Parliament and the Arch of Triumph. Enjoy a final evening in Bucharest. (B, L)


Day 11   

Bucharest, Romania

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with a hash and 2 nights in Transylvania or 3 nights in the Black Sea region. (B)




Links for more info


*After putting your US$500 per person deposit down, to qualify for this promotion, the balance is due 30 Nov 2016. You can cancel at any time up until 121 days prior and only forfeit US$100 or you can purchase Travel Protection and cancel for any reason up until 14 days prior and receive all of your money back. See Viking Cruises for details.

Instead of calling internationally, you can call on Skype and provide your credit card payment on the phone, or just email me and I will set up your reservation, and accept your payment.
Make sure you include booking #4048840. A $500 deposit will hold your reservation until the balance is due. Credit cards and e-checks are accepted (there is a 3.3% discount for e-checks). Foreign transaction fees are reimbursable by Viking River Cruises when paying them directly.