The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest – Westbound 2019
12 days Bucharest to Budapest
Starting at $3,799
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Begin your exciting vacation with one night in Bucharest, Romania, before embarking on your river cruise along the beautiful Danube River to Budapest, Hungary.Bucharest is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and historical treasures. Here, you’ll see the Arc de Triomphe—built in honor of WWI soldiers—and the historical Royal Palace Square. You’ll take part on an exciting excursion to the serene Danube Delta a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Târnovo. Visit the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, and take pictures of Belogradchik’s eclectic group of rock formations and the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates. Visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Continue your cultural journey on an excursion to Pécs, Hungary, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.There are countless memorable moments on this fascinating river cruise through Eastern Europe, and it doesn’t end until you’ve experienced the unique energy of Budapest. Set along the banks of the Danube River, the capital of Hungary offers an eclectic mix of activities. A local expert introduces you to the must-see sights, such as Heroes’ Square. And with free time to explore on your own, perhaps walk across one or more of the city’s famous bridges, shop for Herend porcelain or handcrafted embroidery, and bask in the coffee house culture with a rich cream cake in the renowned Gerbeaud Café.From the Black Sea to Budapest, your European river cruise will take your breath away with the spectacular beauty and grace of the legendary Danube River and its stops along the way.
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Bucharest:||welcome to Bucharest|
|Day 2 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation):||guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception|
|Day 3 St. Gheorghe:||excursion to Danube Delta: km 0 celebration|
|Day 4 Cernavodă. Excursion to Constanta:||guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta|
|Day 5 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi:||guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativityin Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse|
|Day 6 Vidin–Belogradchik:||guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress and, see the rock formations in Belogradchik|
|Day 7 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac:||cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site|
|Day 8 Belgrade:||guided sightseeing; lecture on board|
|Day 9 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs:||guided tour and organ concert in Pécs|
|Day 10 Budapest (Disembarkation):||guided tour, see Heroes’ Square|
|Day 11 Budapest:||day at leisure|
|Day 12 Budapest:||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.
Hotel as shown or similar
1-3 Episcopiei Bucharest Romania
Explore Bucharest from the glorious Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest hotel, one of the city's most sophisticated and prestigious landmarks. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city and enjoys views of Revolution Square and is close to Bucharest's many local attractions.