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From the Black Sea to the Blue Danube 2019

12 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 TULCEA (ROMANIA)
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner and an evening of onboard entertainment.
 
DAY 2 TULCEA - DANUBE DELTA (ROMANIA)
In the morning, join us for the excursions proposed: 
 
CLASSIC: Tour the Danube Delta and walk away with impressions that will last a lifetime.
DISCOVERY: Delta Danube on a speed boat. On board a 7-passenger speed boat, you'll tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna.
 
We will cruise to Oltenita and travel through Romania. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 3 OLTENITA (ROMANIA) - GIURGIU (ROMANIA) - RUSE (BULGARIA)
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided visit of Bucharest. Bucharest offers a striking combination of architectural styles: orthodox churches, Empire-style manor houses, Communist-inspired architecture, and the Parliament (outside only - entrance fees not included).
 
We'll cruise to Ruse, one of the biggest ports in Bulgaria. Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment.
 
DAY 4 RUSE (BULGARIA)
Join us on an excursion for both packages: tour of Ruse. The city is impressive with its broad avenues, large squares and wonderful buildings which pay tribute to the architecture of the national Renaissance. After our tour, we'll return to the ship and begin to cruise all afternoon. We will pass through two countries, Romania on the left bank and Bulgaria on the right bank. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 5 THE IRON GATES
The day will be spent cruising on the Danube sailing through Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia. Our ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube between the Carpathians and the Balkans. On the Serbian bank of the river, we'll catch a glimpse of the Tabula Traiana - a marble plaque honoring the Roman Road that once linked Rome to the province of Dacia.
 
DAY 6 BELGRADE (SERBIA) - NOVI SAD (SERBIA)
We'll arrive in Belgrade. Join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Serbian capital.
DISCOVERY: Biking in Belgrade. You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide, who'll explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times.
 
After our tour, we'll return to the ship. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Novi Sad. We'll start cruising in the direction of Mohacs.
 
DAY 7 BEZDAN - MOHACS - KALOCSA
We'll arrive in Mohacs. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: The Puszta. We'll return on board in Kalocsa and cruise to Budapest. Enjoy a Hungarian feast this evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 8 BUDAPEST (HUNGARY)
Join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.
DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other legendary sites in Budapest.
 
Enjoy a free afternoon in Budapest. Join us on an optional excursion proposed (not included in the packages): Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa. After our visits, we'll begin to cruise to Bratislava. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 9 BRATISLAVA (SLOVAKIA)
We'll arrive in Bratislava. Join us for the excursions proposed: 
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares.
DISCOVERY: Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. We'll then return on board. Our ship will cruise to Vienna.
 
DAY 10 VIENNA (AUSTRIA)
Join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Visit to Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and panoramic tour of Vienna.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall (1). After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
We'll then return on board. You'll be free to explore the city on your own in the afternoon. Join us on an optional excursion proposed (not included in the packages): Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna.
 
In the evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).
 
Our ship will cruise to Melk during the night.
 
DAY 11 MELK (AUSTRIA)
Once we arrive in Melk, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students. We'll then return on board and depart for Linz. Tonight is our festive gala evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 12 LINZ (AUSTRIA)
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Discover 7 countries and diverse cultures
  • Idyllic landscapes of the Iron Gates
  • The Danube Delta, the largest and best preserved of all European deltas
  • Fantastic Bucharest, the Romanian capital
  • Belgrade by coach or by bike
  • The Rusenski Lom river valley
  • Ruse and its astonishing features
  • Novi Sad, the pearl of Vojvodina
All This Included
From the Danube Delta to the iron gates, admire the majestic blue river, crossing 8 countries and stopping in 4 capitals. You will discover tremendous landscapes of striking beauty where nature is queen. From Vienna to Belgrade via Bratislava and Budapest, discover unique architecture, history, and culture all along the beautiful Danube.
 
  • 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 the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available.
  • 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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