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o Melk to tour the magnificent Benedictine Abbey or hike the hillsides above the Wachau Valley. On to Vienna, “The City of Music,” to explore the historic Habsburg Empire—including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Your Central European river cruise continues to Budapest—the “Pearl of the Danube,” with its iconic Heroes Square and spectacular architecture, thermal baths, and vibrant night life. Tour the historic Hungarian towns of Mohács and Pécs, and sail through the remarkable landscapes of the Balkan states of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Visit the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek, and attend a performance by young students of the Franjo Kuhac music school. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, and visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour. See ancient archaeological finds and the amazing Danube Gorge before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge. You’ll cruise through Bulgaria with guided sightseeing in Vidin, Rousse, Veliko Târnovo, and Arbanassi. Such marvelous sights include Belogradchik’s remarkable rock formations and Bucharest’s Royal Palace Square. Your Danube River cruise concludes here in Bucharest for an overnight stay in “The Paris of the East.”
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board Day 3 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on boardDay 4 Passau–Linz: guided walk in Passau; free time in LinzDay 5 Melk–Wachau Valley: choice of guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, or guided hike; scenic cruising through the Wachau ValleyDay 6 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 7 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 8 Budapest: day at leisureDay 9 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill Day 10 Osijek: guided sightseeing; concert performanceDay 11 Belgrade: lecture on board; guided tour Day 12 Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorgeDay 13 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formationsDay 14 Rousse–Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi: 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 15 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Bucharest: guided sightseeing in BucharestDay 16 Bucharest: your vacation ends this morning
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.