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Enchantment of Eastern Europe

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Between Bucharest and Budapest
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The charms of Eastern Europe are beautifully navigated by the Danube River, and this 9-day river cruise between Bucharest and Budapest introduces you to some of the highlights of the region — including Vidin, Kostolac, and Belgrade.

The great Danube River is integral to the rural regions of Eastern Europe, bringing life and trade to the local people for thousands of years. From Bucharest to Belgrade, Rousse to Kalocsa; the Danube flows through a diverse array of destinations before it reaches Western Europe, each revealing more about the evocative culture and traditions of the region. As part of our 9-day Enchantment of Eastern Europe river cruise, you’ll travel west from Bucharest through Romania, the heart of Eastern Europe, whose friendly people and exquisite scenery guarantee a warm welcome. Then, it’s onwards into Croatia and Serbia, via such destinations as Kostola, Belgrade, and Osijek before you reach beautiful Budapest. 

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* From price is for a 08 October 2018 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in CAD, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Welcome to Romania's capital, Bucharest, it is a lively city full of history and life. This evening join your fellow travellers for dinner at the hotel. Included is a one night stay in Bucharest.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Bucharest – Giurgiu Embarkation

Today in the morning, you will drive through the streets and boulevards of Bucharest in a guided city tour, which includes the enormous Palace of the Parliament; Europe's largest building constructed by former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. After the tour, you will transfer from Bucharest to Giurgiu, where a warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Rousse – Arbanasi & Veliko Tarnovo

Today your ship will cruise to Rousse, once at the port take a coach ride to the town of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi. Veliko Tarnovo, was the former capital of the Bulgarian empire known once as the 'city of the Tsars'. Visit the historic town of Arbanasi perched on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra River and lined with traditional houses. The town is known for its 17th and 18th century churches and many examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture. Tonight join your Captain for a welcome reception and dinner.
EmeraldPLUS: Choir Concert in Arbanasi
EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Ivanovo Church

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Vidin

This morning, arrive in Vidin, the most eastern town in Bulgaria. Your day will begin with an included tour visiting the Dos Alamos winery in Negovanovtsy, a vine growing and wine producing area of the Danubian plain. Alternatively, embark on an EmeraldACTIVE hike to Belogradchik rock fortress.
EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Belogradchik

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Kostolac

Today you will embark on an incredible journey to the first and biggest architectural archaeological excavation in Eastern Europe, the Viminacium Archaeological Excavation Site and Museum. This site was one of the most important Roman cities and military camps in the period from 1st to 4th centuries. Its exceptional strategic importance was reflected both in the defence of the northern border of the Roman Empire and in turn of communications and commercial transactions.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Belgrade

Serbia's vibrant capital awaits today, your city tour includes a visit to Tito's Memorial, the impressive Fortress Kalemegdan and St Sava Church which is the world's largest orthodox cathedral.
Discover More: National Opera Theatre Tour (extra expense)
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Biking Tour
EmeraldPLUS: Serbian Folklore Evening Show

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Osijek

Cruise into the border region of Croatia today, an area that was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence at the end of the communist era. Visit the town of Osijek and join in a guided tour. Compare stories back at the ship and enjoy an evening of sailing further upstream towards Hungary. Tonight join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner.
EmeraldPLUS: Home Hosted Lunch with a Croatian Family
EmeraldPLUS: Meet students from the local village

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Kalocsa - Budapest

Arrive in Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary, famous for the production of paprika. This morning visit a local Puszta Horse Farm and enjoy a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of Magyar horseman.
EmeraldPLUS: Visit to Puszta Horse Farm

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Budapest Disembarkation

After breakfast, your tour concludes and you will be transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight.

Meals included: Breakfast
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