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Enchantment of Eastern Europe

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Between Bucharest and Budapest
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This special 9-day river cruise between Bucharest and Budapest introduces you to some of the extraordinary highlights of Eastern Europe, from the impressive fortresses of Belgrade to the scenic splendour of Croatia.

Eastern Europe provides a tapestry of untouched natural beauty and unforgettable cultural encounters, making it the perfect destination for an enriching river cruise.

The great river Danube bisects the region from west to east, flowing through eight countries as it makes its way to the Black Sea in Ukraine. This makes the river the very best possible way to experience the cultural highlights and wonderful scenery of Eastern Europe.

As part of our 9-day Enchantment of Eastern Europe itinerary, you’ll travel west along the Danube, alighting in captivating towns and cities like Rousse, Vidin, Belgrade and Kalocsa as your Emerald Star-Ship makes its way to Budapest, the undisputed queen of the river.

From a traditional performance from a Bulgarian choir in Rousse to a special home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family in Osijek; this river cruise across Eastern Europe promises countless authentic experiences you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

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* From price is for a 18 May 2019 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 a 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. 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. Tonight, join your Captain for a welcome dinner.

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 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.
EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Ivanovo Church
EmeraldPLUS: Choir Concert in Arbanasi

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Vidin

Arrive in Vidin, the most western town in Bulgaria. Your day will begin with an included tour visiting a local vineyard with wine tasting. Later, visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress. 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. Return to the ship and sail through the narrow gorge between the European Alps and Carpathian Mountains, known as the Iron Gates.

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.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Biking Tour
EmeraldPLUS: Serbian Folklore Evening Show

DiscoverMORE: National Opera Theatre Tour (extra expense)

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. 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
EmeraldPLUS: Evening Cruise of Budapest

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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