Balkan Discovery With 2 Nights Transylvania 201913 DAYS FROM ONLY $3,731
Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
The lively pedestrian boulevard of Knez Mihailova is dotted with historical buildings and charming cafés and you’ll see St. Sava, the world’s largest Orthodox Church. Continue your river cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge, visit Belogradchik’s fascinating rock formations, and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Târnovo. In Arbanassi, visit the Church of the Nativity, housing an impressive collection of frescoes.To round out this timeless 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. From Bucharest, take an overnight trip to Transylvania to visit the Bran Castle—of Dracula Fame—the city of Brasov, and beautiful Peles Castle.
Tour HighlightsDay1 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 watermill Day 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 Târnovo and Arbanassi–Rousse: choice of full day guided tour, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi or guided tour of in RousseDay 9 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Bucharest: guided tour in BucharestDay 10 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania–Brasov: guided visit of Dracula’s Bran CastleDay 11 Brasov—Bucharest: guided tour in Brasov; visit to Peles CastleDay 12 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.