From the “Paris of the East” in Bucharest, Romania, to the “Golden City” of Prague, in the Czech Republic, this Danube river cruise is an odyssey of new discoveries to treasure. Begin in Bucharest for a tour of the capital’s boulevards, Arc de Triomphe, Royal Palace Square, and historic sites from a dramatic history.You’ll sail overnight to St. Gheorghe for an excursion to the Danube Delta at the entrance to the Black Sea. Join a small-boat guided tour of the Danube Delta’s rivers, canals, and marshes. Enjoy a special “Kilometer 0” celebration of the mighty Danube’s 2,845km journey from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. Sail through the Balkans, and on to the Hungarian capital city of Budapest. Visit vibrant Vienna, and explore the exquisite city of Prague. You’ll have time to fully enjoy this “Golden City” on your own, in addition to a guided city walk to see such sights as Hradčany Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, and the world-famous Astronomical Clock.Seeing such a variety of landscapes, languages, cultures, and historic sites will be an unmatched treasure not to be missed. We invite you to join us on this great adventure from the Black Sea Delta to the Golden City of Prague.
Day 1 Bucharest: welcome to BucharestDay 2 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome receptionDay 3 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta: km 0 celebration Day 4 Cernavodă. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in ConstantaDay 5 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativityin Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of RousseDay 6 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress and see the rock formations in BelogradchikDay 7 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological siteDay 8 Belgrade: guided sightseeing; lecture on boardDay 9 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in PécsDay 10 Budapest: day at leisureDay 11 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 12 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay 13 Vienna: guided tour, see the Kuntskammer’s collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or a complimentary museum ticketDay 14 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tastingDay 15 Linz: guided walkDay 16 Passau: guided walkDay 17 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)–Regensburg–Prague: transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to PragueDay 18 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle groundsDay 19 Prague: your vacation ends this morning
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.