Blue Danube to the Black Sea – Cruise Only Westbound
About Black Sea, Anywhere
A visit to the Danube Delta is the highlight on this fascinating vacation through Eastern Europe. Join the cruise in Bucharest in time to transfer to Fetesti to embark your river cruise ship. Explore the Danube Delta with its unique birdlife, celebrate the end of the Danube’s journey as it flows into the Black Sea, and sail through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge. See the sights with a Certified Local Guide in Constanta on the Black Sea, Bulgaria’s Arbanassi and Veliko Târnovo, Serbia’s Belgrade, Croatia’s Vukovar and Osijek, the Hungarian capital of Budapest and Slovakia’s Bratislava. From here transfer to Vienna where your vacation ends upon arrival.
Cruise: deluxe 10-night cruise in an outside stateroom with hotel-style beds Day 1 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 St. Gheorghe–Tulcea: excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebration; onboard lectureDay 3 Harsova: choice of full- or half-day excursion to Constanta; guided sightseeing, visit the National History & Archaeological MuseumDay 4 Rousse: excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi, 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 5 Cetate: wine tastingDay 6 Iron Gates: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological exhibitionDay 7 Belgrade: guided sightseeing, visit Kalemegdan FortressDay 8 Vukovar & Osijek: guided sightseeingDay 9 Mohács: wine tasting in Villány wine regionDay 10 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s BastionDay 11 Bratislava (Disembarkation)–Vienna: 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.