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If your are looking for history, culture, traditions and wildlife, Central Europe is the ideal destination for you! Collect memories of nine extraordinary days cruising along the blue Danube, taking in its history, fascinating culture, and sublime landscapes. Board the MS Vivaldi in Tulcea, Hungary, and begin a marvelous adventure exploring the unique variety of wildlife of the Danube delta, and discovering the surprising multi-ethnic character and cleverly constructed mix of Bulgarian, Romanian, Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures of Central Europe.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Tulcea | Embark
Day 2 : Tulcea | Sulina | Crisan (romania)
Day 3 : Oltenita (romania)
Day 4 :  Veliko Tarnovo | Arbanasi | Ruse
Day 5 : Ruse | Svistov
Day 6 : The Iron Gates
Day 7 : Belgrade | Novi Sad (serbia)
Day 8 : Osijek | Mohacs (hungary)
Day 9 : Budapest | Disembark

Highlights

  • Join an excursion to Bucharest, the cultural and economic center of Romania
  • Set off on an tour of Ruse, a town with large squares & wonderful buildings
  • Sail through the Iron Gates, between the Carpathians and the Balkans
  • Visit the lively and colorful little historic center of Novi Sad

Ship

MS Vivaldi

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Romanian Athenaeum Of Bucharest, Romania Traditional evening in Belgrade Visit the town of Novi Sad Osijek Cathedral, Croatia Parliament Building at night, Budapest

Day 1 Tulcea | Embark

Board the MS Vivaldi in Tulcea. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board followed by a folk evening.

*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

Day 2 Tulcea | Sulina | Crisan (romania)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today's excursions are:

Classic: The Danube Delta with its rich fauna and flora.
Discovery: Delta Danube on a speed boat.

Spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 3 Oltenita (romania)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, enjoy a guided tour of Bucharest, the Romanian capital. This city is an incredible mix of styles: Orthodox churches, manor houses in Second Empire style, the clumsy-looking Stalinist architecture of the Communist period and the Palace of the Parliament (exterior only). Return on board in Ruse.

Day 4  Veliko Tarnovo | Arbanasi | Ruse

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join an excursion for both packages: Full-day excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, including lunch at a restaurant. You'll return on board in Ruse. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional folk entertainment on board.

Day 5 Ruse | Svistov

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set off on an excursion to Ruse. The town has a surprising multi-ethnic character and is a cleverly constructed mix of Bulgarian and Romanian cultures. It is a beautiful town, with wide avenues, large squares and wonderful buildings following a style of "national Renaissance" architecture. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

Day 6 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, seemed to be boiling.

Day 7 Belgrade | Novi Sad (serbia)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today's excursions are:

Classic: Guided tour of Belgrade, the cradle of the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Slavic cultures.
Discovery: Belgrade by bike.  You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide who will explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times.

In the afternoon, join an excursion included in both packages: Discover the multi-ethnic city of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center.

Day 8 Osijek | Mohacs (hungary)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today's excursions are:

Classic: Guided tour of Osijek.
Discovery: Osijek by bike. The old part of the town, Tvra, was built at the beginning of the 18th century and is a dream to cycle through. It is the best-preserved, largest ensemble of Baroque buildings in Croatia.

Spend the afternoon cruising towards Mohacs and through customs before sailing on to Budapest. Tonight's your gala dinner and evening. Cruise through the night.

Day 9 Budapest | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before you disembark in the morning.

MS Vivaldi

Deals

Flexible New Booking Policy
For new bookings made between March 9-May 1, 2020, for departures until August 31, 2020,  cancel free of charge* up to 30 days prior to departure. *Excludes administrative costs. Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for more details.
Applies to all departures up to Aug 31, 2020

Per person starting at
$3,147
MS Vivaldi
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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 the passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. For the port-to-port package, boarding starts at 6:00 p.m. in Tulcea on day one and disembarkation will be at 9:00 a.m. on the final morning in Budapest. 

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
-Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served in the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-On board entertainment
-The assistance of the on board multi-lingual host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-Gala evening
-Evenings of traditional entertainment in Tulcea and Ruse
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-All 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
-Airport taxes
-Transfers between the airport and the port
-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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