Explore the magnificence of the Iron Gates as you make your way from Tulcea, Romania to the enchanting city of Linz, Austria. 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 L'Europe!
Sail through the famous and enchanting Iron Gates
Join a unique and traditional folk evening in Budapest
Enjoy an exclusive concert of Viennese music at Vienna
Discover the Abbey of Melk, a symbol of Austrian baroque at its finest
Join a guided visit to Bucharest. Bucharest offers a striking combination of architectural styles: orthodox churches, Empire-style manor houses, Communist-inspired architecture, and the Parliament (outside only - entrance fees not included).
Cruise to Ruse, one of the biggest ports in Bulgaria. Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment.
Today enjoy a magnificent tour of Ruse. The city is impressive with its broad avenues, large squares and wonderful buildings that pay tribute to the architecture of the national Renaissance. After your tour, return to the ship and begin to cruise all afternoon. Pass through two countries, Romania on the left bank and Bulgaria on the right bank.
Spend the day cruising on the Danube sailing through Romania, Bulgaria, and Serbia. Your ship passes through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube between the Carpathians and the Balkans. 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.
Classic: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.
Discovery: Budapest by bike. You'll 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.
Enjoy a free afternoon in Budapest. Optional (not included in the packages): Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa. After your visits, begin to cruise to Bratislava.
Classic: Visit to Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and panoramic tour of Vienna.
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 (1). After your tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
You'll then return on board. You'll be free to explore the city on your own in the afternoon. Join an optional excursion proposed (not included in the packages): Horse-drawn carriage ride through Vienna.
In the evening, join an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability). The ship will cruise to Melk during the night.
Once you arrive in Melk, join an excursion common for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students. You'll then return on board and depart for Linz. Tonight is your festive gala evening.
Day 12: Linz, Austria | Disembark
Enjoy breakfast before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. in Linz.
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21 cabins (19 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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27 cabins (24 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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42 cabins (40 twins, cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
For the safety of the passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
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
-The assistance of the onboard host/hostess
-An evening of traditional entertainment in Tulcea
-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
-Concert of Viennese music or Grinzing evening
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.
(1) The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.