Balkan Discovery – Cruise Only Westbound
About Bucharest, Romania
See the best of Eastern Europe on this exhilarating Balkan adventure. Join this cruise in Bucharest in time for an included transfer to Oltenita where your river cruise vessel is docked. Enjoy guided sightseeing in each city along the way, including inside visits of Patriarch’s Church in Veliko Târnovo, Arbanassi’s Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity, the eclectic rock formations of Belogradchik, and Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade. Other highlights: visit the medieval fortress of Vidin, pass through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge, visit the Lepenski Vir archaeological site, and enjoy an organ concert in Pécs. Your journey ends with disembarkation in Budapest, Hungary’s lively capital.
Cruise: deluxe 6-night cruise in an outside stateroom with hotel-style bedsDay 1 Bucharest–Oltenita (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi–Svistov: guided sightseeing, visit the Patriarch’s Church in Veliko Târnovo and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of RousseDay 3 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress; excursion to Belogradchik to see the rock formationsDay 4 Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorgeDay 5 Belgrade: guided sightseeing in Belgrade, visit Kalemegdan Fortress; onboard lectureDay 6 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided sightseeing; organ concertDay 7 Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Meals are indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) in the day-by-day itineraryCaptain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareLocal chef dinnerFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
NOTES: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.