Balkan Discovery 201911 DAYS FROM ONLY $3149
, the capital of Serbia, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, where the Sava River meets the Danube. Cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge and visit the cultural port of Cetate. Visit Bulgaria’s Belogradchik, where you’ll see the fascinating rock formations sculpted by natural elements for over 200 million years. On an excursion to the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo, you’ll visit Arbanassi’s Church of the Nativity, housing an impressive collection of frescoes.To round out this timeless Eastern European river cruise, a stay in Romania’s vibrant capital of Bucharest is a must. Known as the “Paris of the East,” a local expert will show you many of its historical treasures, such as the Arc de Triomphe, built in honor of WWI soldiers.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Budapest: welcome to HungaryDay 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs; or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermillDay 5 Belgrade: lecture on board; guided tourDay 6 Donji Milanovac—Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorgeDay 7 Cetate—Vidin. Excursion to—Belogradchik: visit the cultural port in Cetate; excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formationsDay 8 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi–Rousse: choice of full day guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of RousseDay 9 Oltenita (Disembarkation)—Bucharest: guided sightseeing in BucharestDay 10 Bucharest: your vacation ends this morning
- In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.