Grand Danube Cruise 201918 DAYS FROM ONLY $6,188
Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia
Your Austrian river cruise then sails to Melk, with its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then through the wonderful Wachau Valley on your way to Dürnstein. Your next port on your Danube River cruise is spectacular Vienna for guided sightseeing. Sail to Slovakia to visit the quaint streets of Bratislava and St. Martin’s Cathedral, then on to the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Your Danube River cruise ventures on to the Balkans, with a fascinating onboard lecture on the rich history and cultures of its states. Sail to Serbia for a tour of the sights of Belgrade, and continue to Cetate, Romania—with a pass through the incredible Iron Gates Gorge. You’ll arrive in Bucharest for a tour of the capital’s boulevards, Arc de Triomphe, Royal Palace Square, and historic sites from a dramatic history. Your grand adventure on the Danube River will be hard to match, with its visually stunning scenery, historic sites, magnificent architecture, and cultural specialties for mind, body, and spirit.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Prague: welcome to PragueDay 2 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle groundsDay 3 Prague—Regensburg, Germany—Deggendorf (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; transfer to Deggendorf; onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Passau: guided walkDay 5 Linz, Austria: guided sightseeingDay 6 Melk—Wachau Valley—Dürnstein: guided visit of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; wine tastingDay 7 Vienna: guided tour, see Kunstkammer collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or a complimentary museum ticketDay 8 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay 9 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 10 Budapest: day at leisure Day 11 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill Day 12 Belgrade: lecture on board; guided tour Day 13 Donji Milanovac—Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorgeDay 14 Cetate—Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: visit the cultural port in Cetate; excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formationsDay 15 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi—Rousse: choice of full day guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of RousseDay 16 Oltenita (Disembarkation)—Bucharest: guided sightseeing in BucharestDay 17 Bucharest: 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.