The Danube From The Black Sea To Budapest With 2 Nights In Transylvania
Sail from the Danube Delta of the Black Sea to Hungary’s capital of Budapest to experience river views like no other. Begin your Danube River vacation your way before your cruise with an overnight stay and sightseeing in Bucharest. Drive into the Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia to visit the grand Peles Castle. You’ll continue to Transylvania for two nights in Brasov. Take a guided tour of the city by day, followed by a tour of Dracula’s Bran Castle by night and enjoy guided sightseeing in Bucharest. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer. From Bucharest, travel to Oltenita to embark on your Danube River cruise. Your cruise on the Danube River carries you through the striking landscapes of the Balkans. In Bulgaria’s largest inland port, take a guided sightseeing tour of Rousse, including the Holy Trinity Church, or spend a full day with a guided tour of the Bulgarian capital of Veliko Trnovo, where ancient stone houses cling to the Yantra River cliffs. One of the oldest towns in Bulgaria, Arbanassi holds Bulgarian Revival architecture within its 15th-century locale. Guided sightseeing In Vidin is followed by a guided tour of Belogradchik, with its ancient fortress and tremendous rock formations on the Balkan Mountains. Next visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour with ancient archaeological finds before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, including one of the world’s largest Orthodox churches, and see the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek. You’ll also attend a stirring performance by young students of the Franjo Kuhac music school. Tour the historic towns of Mohács and Pécs before cruising to Budapest to conclude your amazing cruise on the Danube.
Day 1 Bucharest: Welcome to BucharestDay 2 Bucharest–Sinaia–Brasov: Visit Peles Castle Day 3 Brasov: Guided tour of Brasov; guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle Day 4 Brasov–Bucharest– Oltenita (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; transfer to ship; onboard welcome receptionDay 5 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta: Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta; wine tastingDay 6 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Trnovo and to the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, or guided sightseeing in Rousse, or walk in the park with your Adventure HostDay 7 Vidin–Belogradchik: Choice of guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress, see the rock formations in Belogradchik or walk with your Adventure HostDay 8 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac–Golubac: Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or walk with your Adventure Host; visit to Golubac fortressDay 9 Belgrade: Choice of guided sightseeing or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard lectureDay 10 Novi Sad: Choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; choice of honey and wine tasting or hike to the Petrovaradin FortressDay 11 Ilok-Vukovar: Ilok guided tour with wine tasting; Vukovar guided tour Day 12 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: Guided tour and organ concert in Pécs or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill Day 13 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov
Brasov – Bucharest – Oltenita (Embarkation)
Cernavoda. Excursion To Constanta
Rousse, Bulgaria. Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi Excursion
Donji Milanovac, Serbia – Iron Gates Gorge. Excursion To Lepenski Vir
Mohács, Hungary. Excursion To Pécs
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