Waltz through a beautiful part of Europe with a journey from Bucharest to Vienna. Cruise along the World Heritage Danube Delta & the spectacular Iron Gates.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.
Bucharest > Braila
Today your group transfer will depart Bucharest airport at 1pm, you will be transferred directly to Brailia where you will be personally welcomed by your friendly, dedicated staff on board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. Please book flights to arrive prior to midday. At tonight’s welcome reception, raise your glass to the wonderful cruise ahead.
St. George > Danube Delta
Sail through the passage of Saint George and the Danube Delta to reach the Black Sea coast. Admire spectacular scenery during your small boat cruise to Mile 0, where the Danube River meets the Black Sea.
Freechoice: Discover Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or journey to the nearby local village where you’ll visit the local school.
Silistra > Vidin
As you cruise the mighty Danube enjoy the scenery as you sail towards Vidin.
Freechoice: Tour Vidin on foot, or opt for a hike to the Belogradchik Fortress. Oalternatively, visit a local winery for a tasting, or join an Ancestry of the Kitchen excursion where you will join a local and learn to make traditional Banica, a delicious cheese filled Filo pastry pie.
Iron Gates > Donji Milanovac
Admire the spectacular scenery as you cruise the Iron Gates, with its incredible high cliffs and narrow gorges the Iron Gates also forms the natural border between Romania and Serbia.
Freechoice: Enjoy spectacular views over the Danube on a guided tour of Golubac Fortress, or visit Lepenski Vir Archaeological site and museum.
Freechoice: Join an in-depth city tour including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of the city before ample time at leisure top explore on your own. Alternatively, take a cycling tour along the river, or join a walking tour of the city with a local student to hear a unique perspective of life in Belgrade. Alternatively, you can see another side of Belgrade during a Kayak tour along the Danube River.
Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt.
Freechoice: Join a local guide for a city tour, or journey to the nearby town of Sremski Karlovci where you will wander the town with a local expert and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements. Alternatively, visit Fruska Gora National Park, or take an active hike to Petrovaradin Fortress.
Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or opt for a guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.
Later, you’ll be invited into the home of a local family for a traditional home-cooked meal as you discover what everyday life is really like in Croatia.
Freechoice: Discover Pécs, a city of art and history, or explore the village of Villány and learn about everyday life in Hungary, while sampling some of the fine local wines. Alternatively, tour Zsolnay Porcelain museum.
Witness a traditional Puszta horse show. Be greeted by the horsemen of the Puszta region where this type of activity has been practised for centuries.
Freechoice: Join a guided tour through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, or if you are feeling active, take a walking tour of Buda. Alternatively, discover the Jewish history of Budapest with a local guide.
Immerse yourself in Budapest’s imperial past by attending an exclusive private classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace.
Freechoice: Explore Bratislava with a local guide during a walking tour, or journey behind the Iron Curtain to discover Bratislava’s communist-era history during a guided tour. Alternatively, visit a sustainable honey producer, or if you’re feeling more active join a guided cycling excursion.
Freechoice: Tour the city of Vienna, or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, take in the sights as we cycle to Danube Island on a guided bicycle tour, or learn about Vienna’s popular wine region whilst sampling some of its acclaimed sparkling wine.
Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you.
This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.
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