European Masterpiece With 2 Nights In Transylvania (Westbound) 2020
Countries:
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
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Spectacular views await on your Main and Danube River cruise. Before your cruise, spend three nights in Romania—an overnight stay in Bucharest and two nights in Transylvania. Enjoy sightseeing in historic Bucharest and visit Brasov for a tour of Bran Castle—of Dracula lore. Visit Peles Castle in the Carpathian Mountains.

Your cruise begins in Fetesti to explore the Black Sea’s Danube Delta preserve. Cruise through the striking landscapes of the Balkans. Explore Rousse, Bulgaria’s largest inland port, or spend a full day with a guided tour of the Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo. Visit Arbanassi, one of Bulgaria’s oldest towns.

Guided sightseeing In Vidin is followed b a guided tour of Belogradchik, with its ancient rock formations on the Balkan Mountains.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Bucharest: welcome to Bucharest

Day 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 reception

Day 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 Constanta

Day 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 Rousse

Day 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 site

Day 10 Belgrade: guided sightseeing

Day 11 Osijek: guided tour; concert performance

Day 12 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 13 Budapest: guided tour

Day 14 Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava

Day 15 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 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 board

Day 17 Passau: guided walk

Day 18 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on board

Day 19 Roth: lecture on board; choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 20 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz

Day 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 Residenz

Day 24 Main river village: guided walk

Day 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.
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