European Masterpiece With 2 Nights In Transylvania (Westbound) 202026 DAYS FROM ONLY $10,046
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
You’ll sail through the majestic, narrow passage of the Iron Gates Gorge, followed by guided sightseeing in Vidin and an excursion to Belogradchik, with its ancient fortress and tremendous rock formations on the Balkan Mountains. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, then see the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek. Attend a performance by young students of the Franjo Kuhac music school. Tour the historic town of Pécs before cruising to Budapest. Explore Vienna’s Habsburg Empire—including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit delightful Dürnstein and Melk in the Wachau Valley. Visit delightful Dürnstein, and tour the Benedictine Abbey above Melk. Enjoy a guided city walk through the “City of Three Rivers”—Passau—before sailing to Regensburg. See the timbered houses of Roth, or tour Nuremberg’s historic sites, including Kaiserburg Castle or the Nuremberg Rally Grounds. Take an excursion from Nuremberg to Munich to see the historic Nymphenburg Palace. In Bamberg, tour the city of seven hills, then enter Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region to visit to Kitzingen and the quaint town of Volkach. Visit Würzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” as well as a charming Main River village. Your cruise concludes in Mainz.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Bucharest: welcome to BucharestDay 2 Bucharest–Brasov: guided sightseeing in Bucharest Day 3 Brasov: guided tour of Brasov; guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle Day 4 Sinaia–Fetesti (Embarkation): visit Peles Castle; transfer to ship; onboard welcome receptionDay 5 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta; km 0 celebration Day 6 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in ConstantaDay 7 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing, or jogging tour in RousseDay 8 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress, see the rock formations in Belogradchik Day 9 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: scenic cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological siteDay 10 Belgrade: guided sightseeingDay 11 Osijek: guided tour; concert performanceDay 12 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in PécsDay 13 Budapest: guided tourDay 14 Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava Day 15 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 16 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on boardDay 17 Passau: guided walk Day 18 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on boardDay 19 Roth: lecture on board; choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tourDay 20 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing in Munich, see the MarienplatzDay 21 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; beer tasting on board Day 22 Volkach—Kitzingen: guided tours Day 23 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 24 Main river village: guided walkDay 25 Mainz (Disembarkation): 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.