MAY 31 to JUNE 9, 2017

Budapest · Vukovar · Belgrade · Vidin · Rousse · Giurgiu · Bucharest

10 days From $4950

Itinerary

Day 1 ~ Budapest

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.  Or, extend your stay with our Budapest add-on.

 

Day 2 ~ Budapest, cruising the Danube River

Featured Excursions:

  • Budapest city tour
  • Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour
  • Exclusive guided “Go Active” Budapest by bike

Choose one of three ways to discover Budapest’s wonders. Savor the beauty of both Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube on a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights, including St. Stephen’s Basilica and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district. If you prefer to experience the city as the locals do, then take a ride on the metro; stop at a lively market hall; visit the oldest and most beautiful garden in the city, Károlyi Garden; and explore the National Museum. For a more active exploration of the city, join the guided bike tour. Cap your day off with the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

 

Day 3 ~ Cruising the Danube River, Vukovar (Osijek)

Featured Excursions:

  • Full day tour of Vukovar and Osijek with exclusive farm visit and home-hosted lunch,
  • Full day tour of Osijek with exclusive home-hosted lunch

Start your day with a short walking tour of Vukovar before departing for Osijek, or head directly to Osijek. Discover the city’s abundance of cultural and artistic heritage, including Tvrda, the self-contained 18thcentury Habsburg defensive fortress. Later, travel through the Croatian countryside to a family-owned farm where you’ll sip homemade brandy and indulge in a tapas-style buffet of locally produced delicacies.

 

Day 4 ~ Belgrade

Featured Excursions:

  • Choice of Belgrade city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace
  • Exclusive guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour

Choose one of two ways to explore Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia and one of Europe’s oldest cities. Join a panoramic tour that includes a visit to the Royal Palace. For a more active exploration, opt for a guided bike tour highlighting historic sites dating from WWII to the present day.

 

Day 5 ~ Cruising the Iron Gates

Enjoy a day onboard, cruising through the Iron Gates, an 83-mile-long stretch of scenic gorges, which are among the most dramatic sights in all of Europe.
 

Day 6 ~ Vidin, cruising the Danube River

Featured Excursions:

  • Bulgarian rock country
  • Romanian Cetate Cultural Port visit

Explore the lesser-known town of Vidin, your base for one of two unusual excursions. One takes you to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations, which are over 200 million years old—and have inspired nearly as many legends. The other takes you to Cetate Cultural Port, a haven for Romanian artists of all sorts—poets, potters, painters, filmmakers and musicians.

 

Day 7 ~ Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse and Ivanovo)

Featured Excursions:

  • Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch
  • Rousse walking discovery tour and Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries

You could choose to spend the day visiting two historic hill towns, Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, home to six amazing 17th-century stone churches, each one decorated with intricate frescoes, and visit the Nativity Church, with murals of the Nativity and the Last Judgment. Afterwards, be treated to a traditional Bulgarian country lunch. For those who wish for a different experience, spend time in Rousse and then visit the UNESCO-designated cave churches of Ivanovo— once an enclave of more than 40 churches and chapels— and the Basarbovo Rock Monastery, where monks still live and worship today. Spend your last night on the ship at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

 

Day 8 ~ Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest hotel

Featured Excursions:

  • Bucharest city tour with People's Palace visit
  • Exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" Bucharest tour

Disembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Bucharest. A panoramic tour highlights the city's eclectic mix of architecture and spend some time in the lavish People's Palace-the world's largest civilian building.

 

Day 9 ~ Bucharest

Featured Excursions:

  • Romanian countryside tour with visits to Mogosoaia Palace and Vlad the Impaler's tomb

Explore the 18th-century Mogosoaia Palace and the lakeside tomb of Vlad the Impaler.

 

Day 10 ~ Bucharest, transfer to airport

Transfer to the Henri Coanda International Airport for your flight home.

 


Pricing and Cabin Options

  Category 2 (Located on   Danube Deck  )

Category 2 (Located on Danube Deck)

$4950 per person based on double occupancy.

  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (150 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center, mineral water 
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers

Single Occupancy Rate: $7148.10


  Category 1 (Located on   Rhine Deck  ) 

Category 1 (Located on Rhine Deck

$5400 per person based on double occupancy.

  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (150 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-controlled thermostat, direct-dial telephone, and flat-screen TV with infotainment center, mineral water 
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers

Single Occupancy Rate: $7598.10


 Suite

Suite

$6300 per person based on double occupancy.

  • Luxurious riverview suite (225 sq ft - 21 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Suite includes a handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center 
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • Additional amenities and services include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in the Captain's Lounge

Single Occupancy Rate: $12554


 

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