Highlights of Eastern Europe 2021 (Bucharest to Budapest)
10 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Rating:
Day 1: Bucharest
Arrive at Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel. (Dinner)
Day 2: Bucharest
Day 3: Bucharest, Transfer to Giurgiu (Embark)
In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you. (Breakfast Buffet, Welcome Dinner)
Day 4: Rousse
Day 5: Vidin
Day 6: Cruising the Iron Gates, Donji Milanovac, Golubac
Unwind onboard as you cruise the breathtaking Iron Gates, an 83-mile-long (134-kilometer-long) stretch of scenic gorges that were cut through the Carpathian and Balkan mountains over eons by the Danube River. These gorges, which act as a natural border between Serbia and Romania, are among the most dramatic and beautiful sights in all of Europe. This was one of the swiftest and most dangerous stretches of the river before two dams were built: Iron Gate I and Iron Gate II. Construction on the dams began in 1964 and took 20 years to complete; they have dramatically altered the area’s landscape, raising the water level by 114 feet (35 meters) and drowning several islands and villages. (Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7: Belgrade
Day 8: Vukovar (Osijek), Batina, Mohács
Day 9: Budapest
In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you. (Breakfast Buffet, Lunch, Farewell Dinner)
Day 10: Budapest (Disembark)
All This Included
An ideal voyage for travelers seeking new, off-the-beaten path destinations.
Follow a path forged by crusaders, kings and conquerors through Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria. Immerse yourself in new cultures and make new friends as you travel from splendid Budapest to dynamic Bucharest, discovering the best that the revitalized nations of Eastern Europe have to offer along the way.
Gaze in wonder at the lofty spires of Hungary’s Parliament Building as it rises majestically above the Danube in Budapest. Sit down for friendly, intimate meals with farmers in Croatia and enthusiastic locals in Bulgaria. Uncover scores of little-known treasures, including the picturesque Bulgarian hill towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi and the surprising rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step back in time to investigate the history and legends along the Danube while you cruise the Iron Gates. Tour Belgrade by bicycle and visit the Dictator's House, Ceausescu's Palace.
From Budapest to Bucharest, Roman ruins to medieval fortresses, this journey will reveal the unstoppable resiliency of the human spirit, as well as the highlights of this spectacular region. The adventure of a lifetime awaits you.
Who will enjoy this cruise/tour? Explorers wishing to discover ancient lands and modern multicultural cities. Photographers, amateur archaeologists, connoisseurs of regional cuisines and anyone who loves beautiful and mysterious locales.
Cruising cabin onboard: S.S. Beatrice, River Duchess
Pre and Post Add-ons
Included in your 3-day stay:• 2 nights at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest (or similar)
• Breakfast daily and all gratuities, service charges, taxes and porterage
• Budapest walking tour
• English-speaking expert
• All transfers
$629 per person (for 2 guests)
For solo travelers, there is a single supplement of $299.
Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Budapest.
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