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Trans-European Cruise: A Contrast of Cultures 2020

21 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 TULCEA (ROMANIA)
Passengers are welcome to board out ship in Tulcea. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional entertainment on board.
 
DAY 2 TULCEA - SULINA - CRISAN (ROMANIA)
We'll cruise towards Sulina, located at the mouth of the Danube, all the way to Crisan. Join us for the excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: The Danube Delta with its rich fauna and flora.
DISCOVERY: The Danube Delta on a speed boat, a thrilling and original discovery. 
 
We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Oltenita.
 
DAY 3 OLTENITA (ROMANIA)
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Full-day excursion in Bucharest, the Romanian capital. This city is an incredible mix of styles with its Orthodox churches, manor houses in Second Empire style, clumsy-looking Stalinist architecture of the Communist period and the Palace of the Parliament (exterior only). We'll return on board in Ruse.
 
DAY 4 RUSE (BULGARIA)
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Full-day excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, including lunch at a restaurant. We'll return on board in Ruse. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional folk entertainment on board.
 
DAY 5 RUSE
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Ruse and the Basarbovski Monastery. Ruse is a very attractive town thanks to the wide avenues, large squares and wonderful buildings which pay tribute to the national Renaissance architecture. The afternoon will be spent cruising.
 
DAY 6 THE IRON GATES
The entire day will be spent cruising on the Danube. Our ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. It was called "The Cauldrons” by ancient sailors, since the water, held tightly between two steep cliffs, seemed to be boiling.
 
DAY 7 BELGRADE - NOVI SAD (SERBIA)
Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Belgrade whose rich cultural heritage will surprise you.
DISCOVERY: Discover Belgrade by bike. You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide who will explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times.
 
In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Discover the multi-ethnic city of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center, and the Krusedol Monastery.
We'll return on board in Novi Sad and cruise onwards to Osijek.
 
DAY 8 OSIJEK - MOHACS (HUNGARY)
Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Osijek.
DISCOVERY: Discover Osijek by bike. The old part of the town, Tvrda, was built at the beginning of the 18th century and is a dream to cycle through. It is the best-preserved, largest ensemble of Baroque buildings in Croatia.
We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Mohacs and through customs before sailing on to Budapest. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 9 BUDAPEST (HUNGARY)
We'll reach Budapest in the morning. Enjoy time and lunch on your own today. Feel free to visit the city at your own pace. Tonight, join us on an excursion for both packages: Traditional evening in Budapest.
 
DAY 10 BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA
Join us for the excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Budapest. 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 of the legendary sites in Budapest.
The afternoon will be spent cruising to Bratislava. Our ship will sail through the night.
 
DAY 11 BRATISLAVA - VIENNA
We'll arrive in Bratislava in the early morning. 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 spend this afternoon cruising to Vienna, reaching it at the end of the day. Enjoy a free evening or join us on an excursion for both packages: Vienna by night.
 
DAY 12 VIENNA
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and tour of part of Vienna. This afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour the Hofburg Palace, an imperial march through history, art and luxury. After dinner tonight, join us on an another optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability.) We'll begin to cruise during the night.
 
DAY 13 MELK - PASSAU
We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Melk in the early morning. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner.
In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit 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. In the middle of the afternoon, we'll begin to cruise to Passau. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
 
DAY 14 PASSAU
We'll set out to explore Passau in the company of hostess, strolling the narrow romantic streets and admiring is Baroque-style buildings. We'll then cruise to Regensburg through the night.
 
DAY 15 REGENSBURG - HILPOSTEIN
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Regensburg and the Walhalla hall of fame which overhangs the river. We'll return on board in Kelheim and cruise the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal to Hilpostein.
 
DAY 16 HILPOSTEIN - NUREMBERG - BAMBERG
We'll arrive in Nuremberg in the morning. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the city and tasting of its famous gingerbread. We'll return on board in Erlangen and start sailing towards Bamberg. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 17 BAMBERG - ROTHENBURG
We'll spend this morning cruising to Schweinfurt. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Rothenburg, one of the oldest cities in Germany. This magnificent walled town located on the historic Roman Road has managed to keep its authentic charm. We'll return on board in Kitzingen. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 18 WÜRZBURG - WERTHEIM
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Würzburg and the former Residence of the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. We'll return on board in Karlstadt. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 19 WERTHEIM - MILTENBERG - ASCHAFFENBURG
Explore Miltenberg in the company of our hostess and discover this charming, very typical German village. Its marketplace surrounded by half-timbered houses, its Grande Rue and former Town Hall make Miltenberg a unique town and the "pearl of the Main". We'll cruise to Aschaffenburg.
 
DAY 20 ASCHAFFENBURG - FRANKFURT - MAINZ
Our ship will depart for Frankfurt. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Tour of Frankfurt.
DISCOVERY: Panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower.
 
We'll return on board and cruise to Mainz. Gutenberg's hometown, Mainz lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main and is a perfect blend of past and present. Its age-old cathedral is not to be missed. You'll be able to explore the city in the company of our hostess. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
 
DAY 21 MAINZ - STRASBOURG
Enjoy buffet breakfast on board as we cruise towards Strasbourg, passing through two impressive locks on the Rhine, Iffezheim and Gambsheim. We'll reach Strasbourg at 2:00 p.m. and disembark after lunch. End of our services.

Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Combining history, traditions and culture, join us on a passionate cruise through the heart of Central Europe
  • 3 different rivers: Danube, Main and Rhine
  • The Danube Delta, the largest and best preserved of all European deltas
  • Bucharest, the surprising Romanian capital
  • Authentic Bulgaria with Veliko Tarnovo and the charming town of Ruse
  • Rich cultural and architectural heritage in the Serbian towns of Belgrade and Novi Sad
  • Unique and romantic Budapest
  • Authentic Vienna
  • The charming medieval towns of Rothenburg, Nuremberg and Regensburg
  • Frankfurt, combining tradition and modernity
All This Included
Travel through central Europe from Tulcea to Strasbourg for a unique cruise along the Danube, the Main and the Rhine. This unique offer allows you to combine two cruises in one and discover the pearls of the Danube from Romania to Austria via Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. You will also have the opportunity to visit exceptional cities and sites in Germany such as Regensburg, Mainz or Frankfurt. We guarantee an unforgettable journey!
  • 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
Notes
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational 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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