The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest 2021
11 Day River Cruise Bucharest to Budapest
Starting at $3,928
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Begin your exciting European vacation with one night in Bucharest, Romania, before embarking on your river cruise along the beautiful Danube River to Budapest, Hungary. Take in the sights in Bucharest, known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and historical treasures. See the sights here, including the Arc de Triomphe—built in honor of WWI soldiers—and the historical Royal Palace Square. Join in an excursion to the Danube Delta where the river flows into the Black Sea. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo, and visit the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi. Take pictures of Belogradchik’s eclectic group of rock formations and the spectacular views as you cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge. Visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Continue up the Danube and take an excursion to the ancient city of Pécs, Hungary. These and countless other memorable moments await you on this fascinating Danube River cruise through Eastern Europe.
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Bucharest:||Welcome to Bucharest|
|Day 2 Bucharest-Cernavoda (Embarkation):||Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception|
|Day 3 St. Gheorghe:||Excursion to Danube Delta; km 0 celebration|
|Day 4 Hârsova. Excursion to Constanta:||Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta|
|Day 5 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi:||Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet's Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and to the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, or a guided sightseeing in Rousse, or a walk in the park with your Adventure Host|
|Day 6 Vidin-Belogradchik:||Guided sightseeing to Vidin's fortress, see the rock formations in Belogradchik|
|Day 7 Iron Gates-Donji Milanovac-Golubac:||Scenic cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; visit to Golubac fortress|
|Day 8 Belgrade:||Guided sightseeing|
|Day 9 Novi Sad-Ilok:||Guided tours|
|Day 10 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs:||Guided tour and organ concert in Pécs|
|Day 11 Budapest:||Your vacation ends this morning|
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- 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.