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Along the River Danube, Budapest, the Balkan Peninsula and the Danube Delta 2019

9 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 BUDAPEST (HUNGARY)
Passengers are welcome to board our ship. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight we'll enjoy dinner and start sailing towards Mohacs through the night.
 
DAY 2 MOHÁCS (HUNGARY) - OSIJEK (CROATIA)
To help get your blood moving, join us for an aerobics class and onboard entertainment. We'll arrive in Osijek.
 
The afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the upper city with a peek into St. Peter's and St. Paul's Basilica. Continue on to the old city (Tvarda) where we'll begin our visit with the 18th century fortress (superb panoramic view of the river) and then on to the large square where you can admire the Holy Trinity Statue.
DISCOVERY: Osijek by bike. Afterwards, we'll continue to cruise to Novi Sad.
 
Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
 
DAY 3 NOVI SAD (CROATIA) - BELGRADE (SERBIA)
Join us for a guided tour of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center. We'll then drive to Sremski Karlovci for a visit. Afterwards, our ship will cruise to Belgrade.
 
Join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Belgrade.
DISCOVERY: Belgrade by bike. Discover the history of the city.
 
Enjoy and evening of dancing on board.
 
DAY 4 THE IRON GATES
The whole day will be spent cruising. Our ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania.
 
DAY 5 RUSE (BULGARIA)
We'll arrive in Ruse in the early morning and spend the day touring the city (lunch included.) We'll visit Veliko Tarnovo, famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire. We'll have lunch in a restaurant with a marvelous view on the fortress ruins. We'll explore Arbanassi this afternoon, known for its rich history and large number of historical monuments.
 
DAY 6 RUSE - OLTENITA (ROMANIA)
This morning, join us for an excursion to discover Ruse with its wide avenues, large squares and gorgeous monuments bearing testament to national Renaissance architecture. We'll then begin to cruise to Giurgiu.
 
Join us this afternoon for an excursion to Bucharest and a visit to the Village Museum showcasing traditional Romanian village life. We'll then cruise to Cernavoda/Fetesti. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. We'll cruise throughout the night.
 
DAY 7 CERNAVODA / FETESTI (ROMANIA) - SULINA (ROMANIA)
After our arrival in Cernavoda/Fetesti, we'll leave on a full-day excursion to Constanta (lunch included). The oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania, it was founded in 600 BC. We'll discover its diverse architectural styles, most evident in the Orthodox cathedral (interiors) and the Grand Mosque (exteriors.) We'll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards, we'll cruise to Murfatlar, where Romania produces its best wines and have a tasting in a wine cellar*. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
 
DAY 8 SULINA (ROMANIA) - CRISAN (ROMANIA) - TULCEA (ROMANIA)
We'll arrive in Sulina, at the mouth of the Danube River, heading on to Crisan.
Join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: The Danube Delta.
DISCOVERY: The Danube Delta on a speed boat.
 
We'll arrive in Tulcea.
 
Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional Romanian entertainment on board.
 
DAY 9 TULCEA (ROMANIA)
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • A comprehensive cruise along the Danube, taking in its history, fascinating culture and sublime landscapes
  • Rich cultural and architectural heritage in the Serbian towns of Belgrade and Novi Sad
  • Authentic Bulgaria with Veliko Tarnovo and the charming town of Ruse
  • Bucharest, the surprising Romanian capital
  • The Danube Delta, the largest and best preserved of all European deltas
All This Included
From Hungary to Romania via Serbia, you'll be surprised and delighted by this cruise that will take you to the heart of Eastern Europe. You will discover cities with remarkable landscapes and elegant architecture such as Novi Sad, the capital of the province of Vojvodina regarded as the "Serbian Athens", whose cultural and artistic backgrounds will surprise you. Do not miss out on Ruse, one of the largest ports in Bulgaria and a true melting pot of Bulgarian and Romanian cultures. 
 
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS L'Europe or MS Vivaldi
Notes
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • 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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