Balkan Discovery With 2 Nights In Transylvania
See the highlights of Eastern Europe on this Danube River cruise adventure through the Balkans! This vacation has something for everybody—relaxing time on your ship and stops in the most fascinating cities, with free time and guided sightseeing. On an excursion to Pécs, Hungary, you’ll visit underground burial chambers with fascinating murals, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, where the Sava River meets the Danube. The lively pedestrian boulevard of Knez Mihailova is dotted with charming cafés and historical buildings. You’ll also see St. Sava, the world’s largest Orthodox Church. Cruise through the dramatic views of Iron Gates Gorge, marvel at Belogradchik’s fascinating rock formations, and visit the fortress in Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Trnovo. In Arbanassi, visit the Church of the Nativity, housing an impressive collection of frescoes. This timeless European vacation continues with a stay in Romania’s vibrant capital of Bucharest, the “Paris of the East.” A local expert will show you many of its historical treasures, such as the Arc de Triomphe. Travel to Transylvania to visit Bran Castle—of Dracula lore—the city of Brasov, and beautiful Peles Castle.
Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: Choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill or bike with your Adventure HostDay 3 Ilok-Novi Sad: Ilok guided tour; choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk with your Adventure HostDay 4 Belgrade: Choice of guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; on board lectureDay 5 Golubac-Donji Milanovac-Iron Gates: Visit to Golubac fortress; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or bike with your Adventure Host; cruise through the Iron Gates GorgeDay 6 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: Choice of guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations or hike with your Adven-ture HostDay 7 Rousse-Excursion to Veliko Trnovo and 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 a guided sightseeing in Rousse, or a walk in the park with your Adventure HostDay 8 Oltenita (Disembarkation)-Brasov: Transfer to Bucharest, guided sightseeingDay 9 Brasov: Brasov guided tour; visit Bran CastleDay 10 Brasov-Sinaia-Bucharest: Visit Peles CastleDay 11 Bucharest: Your vacation ends this morning
Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation)
Golubac – Donji Milanovac. Excursion To Lepenski Vir – Iron Gates Gorge
Rousse. Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi Excursion
Oltenita, Romania (Disembarkation) – Bucharest
Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest
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