From The Black Sea To The North Sea With 2 Nights In Transylvania 202030 DAYS FROM ONLY $12045
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, Romania, Serbia
Your Danube River cruise takes you to the capitals of four countries: Belgrade, Serbia; Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria, where Local Guides will show you the highlights and you’ll have time to explore on your own. In the heart of the Wachau wine region, go on a guided walk of charming Dürnstein, and later visit Melk’s famous Benedictine Abbey. In Germany, there’s 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 where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water.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.” Experience the Danube River like never before, with the special experiences and discoveries awaiting from the Black Sea to the North Sea—beginning with the legendary landscape and stories of mysterious and beautiful Transylvania.
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 celebrationDay 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 Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse, or jogging tour in Rousse Day 8 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress; and see the rock formations in BelogradchikDay 9 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological siteDay 10 Belgrade: guided sightseeingDay 11 Osijek: guided tour; concert performance Day 12 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs Day 13 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 14 Budapest–Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava Day 15 Vienna: guided tourDay 16 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 tasting on boardDay 17 Passau: guided walkDay 18 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on boardDay 19 Roth: onboard lecture; choice of guided sightseeing in Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour Day 20 Nuremberg: Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing in Munich, see the MarienplatzDay 21 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard lectureDay 22 Volkach—Kitzingen: guided tours Day 23 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 24 Main River Village: guided tourDay 25 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour, see the Great VatDay 26 Rüdesheim–Koblenz: special treat; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or guided hike in Rüdesheim; free time in KoblenzDay 27 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 28 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 29 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your cruise 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.