From The Black Sea To The North Sea – Cruise Only Westbound 201924 DAYS FROM ONLY $10048
Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia
A local expert will introduce you to Serbia’s capital of Belgrade, home of the world’s largest Orthodox Church. In Pecs, Hungary, visit the Underground Tombs, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this fabulous river cruise, you’ll visit the capitals of three countries: Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria. Located in the heart of the Wachau wine region is charming Dürnstein, where you’ll go on a guided walk, and later visit Melk’s famous Benedictine Abbey. In Germany, there is guided sightseeing in Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, and Würzburg. Cruise the Main Danube Canal, and pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River.This river cruise vacation concludes in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam where you get a unique perspective of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebration; onboard lectureDay 3 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological MuseumDay 4 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse Day 5 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress; excursion to Belogradchik to see the rock formationsDay 6 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological siteDay 7 Belgrade: guided sightseeing; lecture on boardDay 8 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs Day 9 Budapest: day at leisureDay 10 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 11 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay 12 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 13 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tastingDay 14 Passau: guided walkDay 15 Regensburg: guided walkDay 16 Roth–Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour Day 17 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town HallDay 18 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 19 Main River Village: guided walkDay 20 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine GorgeDay 21 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 22 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 23 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): 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.