From The Black Sea To The North Sea With 2 Nights Transylvania 201927 DAYS FROM ONLY $10300
Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia
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. Excursion to Transylvania–Brasov: guided visit of Dracula’s Bran CastleDay 3 Brasov–Bucharest: guided sightseeing in Brasov and Peles CastleDay 4 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome receptionDay 5 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebration; onboard lectureDay 6 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological MuseumDay 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 Day 8 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress; excursion to Belogradchik to see the rock formationsDay 9 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological siteDay 10 Belgrade: guided sightseeing; lecture on boardDay11 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs Day 12 Budapest: day at leisureDay 13 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 14 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay 15 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 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 tastingDay 17 Passau: guided walkDay 18 Regensburg: guided walkDay 19 Roth–Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour Day 20 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town HallDay 21 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 22 Main River Village: guided walkDay 23 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine GorgeDay 24 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 25 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 26 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.