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Along the River Danube, Budapest, the Balkan Peninsula and the Danube Delta 2018

9 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: BUDAPEST (Hungary)
We'll board our ship (1) in Budapest at the end of the afternoon. After comfortably settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew. This evening, we'll have dinner and an evening of entertainment onboard. Our ship will begin to cruise to Mohacs.
 
DAY 2: MOHÁCS (Hungary) - OSIJEK (Croatia)
Aerobics session and entertainment on board. Arrival in Osijek.

Afternoon excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: discovery of the Upper town and the St. Peter and St. Paul Basilica, the old town (Tvarda) and its fortress, the main square and its Holy Trinity Statue.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Osijek by bike. 
Our cruise continues to Novi Sad. Evening of onboard entertainment.
 
DAY 3: NOVI SAD (Croatia) - BELGRADE (Serbia)
Guided tour of Novi Sad, capital of Vojvodina. Cruise to Sremski Karlovci, Serb cultural center of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Sailing to Belgrade.
 
Excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: guided tour of the town.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Belgrade by bike. Discover the history of the city.
Evening of dancing on board. We'll cruise throughout the night.
 
DAY 4: THE IRON GATES
Day spent sailing: passing through the Iron Gates between the Carpathians and the Balkans. We'll cruise throughout the night. 
 
DAY 5: RUSE (Serbia)
Early in the morning, arrival in Ruse. Day tour (lunch included). Visit of Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria but also capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, which was established in the heart of the country. Lunch in a restaurant with a marvelous view on the ruins of the fortress. In the afternoon, discovery of Arbanassi, classified as an "Architectural and Historical Reserve". Return on board. We'll remain in port overnight.
 
DAY 6: RUSE - OLTENITA (Romania)
Visit of Ruse. The town has a surprising multi-ethnic character and is a cleverly constructed mix of Bulgarian and Romanian cultures. We'll begin to cruise to Giurgiu.
 
Excursion for both packages: excursion to Bucharest, nicknamed "Little Paris". Visit of the eco-museum which gives us the opportunity to appreciate the architecture and rural craftwork of Romania’s many different regions. Cruise to Cernavoda / Fetesti. Gala evening. We'll cruise throughout the night. 
 
DAY 7: CERNAVODA / FETESTI (Romania) - SULINA (Romania)
Arrival in Cernavoda / Fetesti and full-day excursion to Constanta (lunch included). Discovery of a real melting pot of architectural styles, most evident in the Orthodox Church (interior) and the Great Mosque (exterior). Lunch in a local restaurant. Our cruise continues to Murfatlar where Romania produces its best wines. Wine tasting in a cellar. Evening of onboard entertainment. We'll cruise throughout the night. 
 
DAY 8: SULINA (Romania) - CRISAN (Romania) - TULCEA (Romania)
Arrival in Sulina, located at the mouth of the Danube, heading on to Crisan.

Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: the Danube delta, a very important nature reserve.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: visit of the Danube delta on a speed boat. 
Arrival in Tulcea. Romanian folk evening on board. We'll remain in port overnight.
 
DAY 9: TULCEA (Romania)
Enjoy buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in the morning (1).
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Osijek, Novi Sad, Belgrade,
  • Ruse, Bucharest,
  • The Sinaia Monastery and Veliko Tarnovo
  • Constanta, the Danube Delta
  • Folk evening in Tulcea
All This Included
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea. 
  • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine 
  • Farewell Gala dinner 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use 
  • Shore excursions with wireless audio system Port Talk 
  • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception 
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess 
  • Entertainment : On board professional entertainment & Crew Team show 
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance 
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Vivaldi or MS L'Europe
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • (1) For the port-to-port cruise, boarding starts at 6 p.m. in Budapest on Day One and disembarkation will be at 9 a.m. on the final morning in Tulcea. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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