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Explore the magnificence of the Iron Gates as you make your way from Linz, Austria to the enchanting city of Constanta, Romania. Enjoy seven countries full of diverse cultures on this exclusive once-in-a-lifetime expedition. Discover Budapest, the beautiful city that is cut in two by the Danube. Buda inspires with its rolling hills and valleys, and Pest delights with its flatter landscape that offers a panoramic view over the banks of the river. Join a sightseeing tour of the Rusenski-Lom Valley, and visit unique churches and monastery chapels that were all dug out of the rock by the first hermits to settle in the area in the 12th century. Experience all of this and more as you cruise aboard the luxurious MS Vivaldi!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Linz, Austria | Embark
Day 2 : Melk | Vienna, Austria
Day 3 : Vienna | Bratislava, Slovakia
Day 4 : Budapest, Hungary
Day 5 : Kalocsa, Hungary | Mohacs, Hungary | Bezdan, Serbia
Day 6 : Novi Sad, Serbia | Belgrade
Day 7 : Belgrade | Donji Milanovac, Serbia
Day 8 : Sailing through The Iron Gates
Day 9 : Ruse, Bulgaria
Day 10 : Giurgiu | Oltenita, Romania
Day 11 : Tulcea, Romania
Day 12 : Constanta, Romania | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover the Abbey of Melk, a symbol of Austrian baroque at its finest
  • Enjoy an exclusive concert of Viennese music at Vienne
  • Join a unique and traditional folk evening in Budapest
  • Sail through the famous and enchanting Iron Gates

Ship

MS Vivaldi

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Traditional evening in Belgrade Night in Vienna. Experience the architecture of the Danube Réserve naturelle - Delta du Danube Encounter massive carved statues as you sail

Day 1 Linz, Austria | Embark

Board from 4:00 p.m.at Linz, Austria. After comfortably settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew. Have dinner on board.

Day 2 Melk | Vienna, Austria

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take an excursion to the Abbey of Melk which is perched up high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. It is the symbol of Austrian baroque at its finest. After your tour get back on board and spend the afternoon cruising toward Vienna. Arrive in Vienna, and enjoy some free time with a possibility to attend a concert of Viennese music (optional and depending on availability).

Day 3 Vienna | Bratislava, Slovakia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided visit of Schoenbrunn Palace and with its magnificent park, the former summer residence of the Emperor of Austria and his family.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. You'll stroll through the city and visit backstage in the Konzerthaus concert hall. After your tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.

After your visits, begin to cruise to Bratislava. Join one of the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava, dominated to the north by the slopes of the southern tip of the Little Carpathians and bathed by the Danube. Its charm is found in its old town, with its splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares.

DISCOVERY: Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava.
Return on board and cruise to Budapest.

Day 4 Budapest, Hungary

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Budapest. Join one of the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873. Buda, on one bank with its rolling hills and valleys; and Pest, on the other, with its flatter landscape that offers a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube. 

DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike. See all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other legendary sites in Budapest.

The afternoon is free to do as you please. Join an optional (not included in the packages): Discover Gellert baths and spa. In the evening, join an excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest. Cruise through the night.

Day 5 Kalocsa, Hungary | Mohacs, Hungary | Bezdan, Serbia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The next adventure takes you to Kalocsa, where you can enjoy an exceptional tour of the Puszta (Great Hungarian Plain). It was, in the 19th century, the wild west of Hungary, with a lot of herds in custody of the cowboys. Go back on board and start cruising toward Mohács, crossing the Serbian border, and continue toward Novi Sad. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board.

Day 6 Novi Sad, Serbia | Belgrade

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Novi Sad. Join us for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided visit of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center.

DISCOVERY: Novi Sad and a walk to the Petrovaradin fortress. Leave the ship for an energetic walk to the Petrovaradin Fortress. Stroll along the riverfront before climbing the 200 steps up to the fortress. The view from the fort is splendid, and you'll enjoy a snack during your hike.

Your ship begins to cruise to Belgrade. Spend the afternoon cruising, before arriving in the Serbian capital in the evening. In the evening, join an excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Belgrade.

Day 7 Belgrade | Donji Milanovac, Serbia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join one of the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Belgrade. Known for its high cultural influence during the Turkish occupation, the city charms us with its Eastern, Slavic and Austrian heritage. The lively Terazije Square is considered the heart of the city.

DISCOVERY: Biking in Belgrade. Cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide, who'll explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times.

Spend the afternoon cruising to Donji Milanovac.

Day 8 Sailing through The Iron Gates

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The entire day will be spent cruising on the Danube. The ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. It was called "The Cauldrons” by ancient sailors, since the water, held tightly between two steep cliffs, seems to be boiling. On the Serbian bank of the river, catch a glimpse of the Tabula Traiana - a marble plaque honoring the Roman Road that once linked Rome to the province of Dacia. Tonight is your gala evening and dinner.

Day 9 Ruse, Bulgaria

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Ruse. Join an excursion for both packages: Tour of the canyon-shaped valley along the Rusenski Lom River, and the Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo, a group of monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries hewn out of solid rock. Join an excursion for both packages: Tour of Ruse. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional entertainment on board.

Day 10 Giurgiu | Oltenita, Romania

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship will cruise to Giurgiu. Join an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Bucharest. Bucharest offers a striking combination of architectural styles: Curtea Veche, the ruins of a 15th-century palace built during the rule of Vlad III Dracula, orthodox churches, Empire-style manor houses, Communist-inspired architecture, and the Parliament (outside only - entrance fees not included).
Return on board in Olenita

Day 11 Tulcea, Romania

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Tulcea and join one of the excursions proposed: 

CLASSIC:  The Danube Delta. Tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna, see the multiple natural and artificial canals, and walk away with impressions that will last a lifetime.

DISCOVERY:  Delta Danube on a speed boat. On board, a 7-passenger speed boat, tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna.
Return on board in Tulcea. Enjoy a traditional folklore evening.

Day 12 Constanta, Romania | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy a buffet breakfast on board followed by disembarkation in the morning.

MS Vivaldi

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$4,095
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Main Deck
26 cabins (18 twins, 8 double cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Middle Deck
21 cabins (12 twins, 8 double cabins, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Upper Deck
41 cabins (39 twins, 2 double cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on D12
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- On board entertainment
- Assistance from an on board multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Traditional evenings in Rousse and Tulcea
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- Port fees
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Concert of Viennese music
- Personal expenses

Formalities:
Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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