Passage to Eastern Europe & Transylvania - 2018

Bulgaria • Croatia • Hungary • Romania • Serbia

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  • $291


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  • 5 Stars


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NEW FOR 2018: All port charges included: A value of $189 per person + gratuities for local guides & drivers now included!
FREE Single Supplement on our single occupancy cabins - Limited Availability!


Our Eastern Europe River cruise Journey Highlights have been hand-picked by our overseas Travel Planners. Our Cruise Travel Planners rely on their intimate knowledge of the destination and their conversations with our travelers to provide you with the very best video highlights of Eastern Europe!

Croatian Lunch

Home-hosted lunch in Croatia with a local family

Dance Recital

Bulgarian children’s dance performance

Iron Gates

Scenic sailing Iron Gates

Veliko Turnôvo and Arbanassi

Full-day tour to Veliko Turnôvo and historic Arbanassi, where you will enjoy an orthodox choir performance


City tour of Budapest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) featuring Fisherman’s Bastion

Tour of Kalocsa

Kalocsa city tour, including an organ concert and Hungarian folklore workshop

Tour of Pecs

Tour of Pecs (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), including lunch


City tour of Bucharest, including a visit to the sprawling People’s Palace

On Board Lectures

Vantage Lecture Series: Croatia; Modern Serbia

Kalocsa Folklore

Folklore workshop, featuring paprika bread making, folk painting and embroidery

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Journey Passage to Eastern Europe & Transylvania Budapest to the Black Sea NEW FOR 2018! 2-FOR-1 CRUISE & UP TO 2-FOR-1 AIR! PLUS NOW INCLUDING PORT TAXES & TIPPING FOR LOCAL DRIVERS & GUIDES!
Cruise-Only Price* $3,499 $5,690 Greatest value compared to our competitors! Save up to $4,382 per couple!
Trip Length 12 days 12 days The most convenient trip length and comprehensive features
Per diem $291 per day $474 Save up to $182 per person per day
Cabin Upgrades $100 upgrades for Categories A-C $150-$700 increments Lowest cabin upgrades in the market!
Included Tours 8 Included Tours, featuring 2 UNESCO Sites 5 Included Tours The Most Included Tours!
Special Features 3 Informative lectures & presentations; Bulgarian Children's dance performance; Home hosted meal; Student lunch School visit (when school is in session - alt. Guitar concert); Eastern Orthodox Choir; Vantage Exclusive tour in Kalosca; Local entertainment; Complimentary bicycles; and Pub Crawl. A visit to the city of Pecs in Hungary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Dinner at the Parliament building in Bucharest; dinner with a Croatian family; Passage through the Iron Gate on the Danube River The most cultural experiences!
Meals 29 meals: including 2 meals with locals - Lunch with university students in Bulgaria; Home-Hosted lunch in Croatia. 28 meals Best value - most included meals
Extend Your Trip 5-days KRAKOW / WARSAW PRE, $799 $160 per day 5-days KRAKOW/WARSAW POST, $799 $160 per day 4-days Transylvania post extension, $299 $75 per day 4-days Transylvania pre extension, $299 $75 per day No extension choices The best choices at the best price
Single Travelers The most number of single cabins in the deluxe travel industry, with last-minute single offers based upon availability. A limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement.  The most single-friendly prices and best selection of single occupancy cabins
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*Prices are subject to change & based on comparable March or November departure dates