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Along the Danube, the Danube Delta, the Balkan Peninsula and Budapest

Example 9 Day Cruise aboard MS Vivaldi
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From Romania to Hungary via Serbia, be surprised and delighted by this cruise that will take you to the heart of Eastern Europe. Discover cities with remarkable landscapes and elegant architecture such as Novi Sad, the capital of the province of Vojvodina regarded as the "Serbian Athens," whose cultural and artistic backgrounds will surprise you. Explore Ruse, one of the largest ports in Bulgaria and a true melting pot of Bulgarian and Romanian cultures. Each day of this journey introduces you to Eastern Europe's rich history, culture, and beauty. 
Parliament Palace in Bucharest, RomaniaOsijek Cathedral, CroatiaBudapest CityscapeDiscover the architecture and history of BudapestExplore the countryside surrounding Belgrade
Highlights
  • Depart for an excursion on the Danube delta, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Visit Bucharest, nicknamed “Little Paris” for its long boulevards
  • Explore the village of Arnabasi, an Architectural and Historical Reserve
  • Sail through the narrow pass of the Iron Gates
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Day 1: Oltenita, Romania | Embark

Board the MS Vivaldi in Oltenita. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Our ship will sail towards Tulcea through the night.
 

Day 2: Tulcea, Romania

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

Classic: The Danube Delta with its rich fauna and flora.

Discovery: The Danube Delta on a speed boat, a thrilling and original discovery. 

Spend the afternoon cruising towards Oltenita.

Day 3: Oltenita, Romania | Bucharest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Full-day excursion in Bucharest, the Romanian capital. This city is an incredible mix of styles with its 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).
You'll return on board in Ruse.

Day 4: Ruse, Bulgaria

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Full-day excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional entertainment on board.

Day 5: Ruse

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Tour of Ruse, a very attractive town thanks to the wide avenues, large squares and wonderful buildings that pay tribute to the 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. Your 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 whose rich cultural heritage will surprise you.

Discovery: Discover 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.

Discover the multi-ethnic city of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center. You'll visit the Krudesol Monastery and return on board in Novi Sad. Keep cruising towards Osijek.

Day 8: Osijek | Mohacs, Hungary

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

Classic: Guided tour of Osijek.

Discovery: Discover 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. The ship will cruise through the night.

Day 9: Budapest, Hungary | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking in the morning. End of the services.
 

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Relax in the library aboard the MS Vivaldi
The luxurious dining room on the MS Vivaldi

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Main Deck-Cat A
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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equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Main Deck- Cat C
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Middle Deck-Cat A
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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Middle Deck-Cat B
All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Middle Deck-Cat C
All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Upper Deck-Cat A
41 cabins (39 twins, 2 double cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Upper Deck-Cat B
equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Upper Deck-Cat C
equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
Included
  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Port Fees
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from the special lists)
  • Tips paid in full to the local staff of the country of destination
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
Excluded
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Tips for the Boat and Lodge staff

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