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Passage to Eastern Europe & Transylvania - 2018

Bulgaria • Croatia • Hungary • Romania • Serbia
  • FULL-DAY TOUR TO VELIKO TURNÔVO AND HISTORIC ARBANASSI
  • CITY TOUR OF BUDAPEST (A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) FEATURING FISHERMAN’S BASTION
  • HOME-HOSTED LUNCH IN CROATIA WITH A LOCAL FAMILY
  • KALOCSA CITY TOUR, INCLUDING AN ORGAN CONCERT AND HUNGARIAN FOLKLORE WORKSHOP
DATES & PRICES
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$4,199
  • $349
    PER DAY
  • 12
    DAYS
  • 10
    TOURS
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13 DAYS FROM $4,199
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Warsaw & Krakow

5 DAYS FROM $799

Transylvania, Romania

3 DAYS FROM $699

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Activities & Entertainment

Pax walking on cobbled streetsThis trip is rated Moderate

Many of your included sightseeing tours involve walking — occasionally on cobbled or uneven streets, or along unpaved vineyard paths. If you wish to extend your walks, your Cruise Director or local guide can suggest scenic routes nearby. At the same time, there is plenty of time to relax aboard ship, and should you wish to forego any activity, you are always at liberty to do so. For the fullest enjoyment of your Danube river cruise, we recommend that you be in reasonably good health, and able to walk at least a mile unassisted.



Onboard Cooking & Cocktail Classes

Savor 5-star dining onboard Vantage river ships. Get ready to learn all the tricks of the trade — and enjoy face time with our world-class chefs — when you sign up for complimentary onboard cooking classes in our Captain’s Clubs. Depending on the season and region you’re sailing, you’ll be treated to hands-on presentations spotlighting local produce, as the chef whips up main dishes and savory soups, followed by a delightful tasting session. Held during lunch- or dinnertime depending on your sailing schedule, these meals will replace those served in the main dining room. Each cooking class meals comes with food for thought, too — the conversation of fellow passengers in an intimate group of just 30. Don’t miss out on your chance to raise a glass, either, in cocktail-making demonstrations and tasting in your ship’s bar. (Cocktails available for purchase.) Salut!


Pax cycling along the DanubeCycling along the Danube
The Danube Bike Trail is perhaps the most famous cycling route in Europe, and with good reason. You can literally cycle from Germany all the way to the Black Sea, through majestic scenery along well-marked, well-maintained, and mostly traffic-free paths. Your Deluxe river ship has complimentary bicycles on board for use during your free time, just speak to your Cruise Director to reserve one. You can also rent these bikes for $150 a week for the duration of your cruise, simply reserve it as an optional tour in your MyPortfolio account. In various ports along our route — such as Budapest, Kalocsa, Belgrade, and Rouse — you can rent bicycles at an additional cost (should those on board be unavailable). Click the links below for maps of the many safe pathways open to cyclists. Your Cruise Director can point you in the right direction, which includes the routes below and those from www.bikemap.net.


Maps

View the Biking Route Map: Mohacs: Memorial of Battle of Mohacs

Length: 10 miles

Difficulty level: easy & flat

The memorial is in the place where one of the most important battles in Hungarian history took place. Get a true taste of local history and culture and learn about Hungarian history when Christian troops were outnumbered by the invading Ottoman Army in the 1500s.



View the Biking Route Map: Belgrade: Confluence of Sava & Danube & new Belgrade park area

Length: 6 miles

Difficulty level: easy & flat

Enjoy great views of Kalemegdan Fortress, a monument protected by the government of Serbia. There’s lots to see and explore on-site, including scenic views of the confluence of the Danube and Sava River. There are also lots of trees with lovely shaded areas.


Talija: dance troupeLet Us Entertain You

Throughout your European river cruise, you’ll be exposed to local arts and entertainment both on shore and aboard ship. For example, a church organ concert and a children’s orthodox choir performance will enliven your visits to Kalocsa, Hungary, and Ruse, Bulgaria. And for your listening and dancing pleasure while aboard your Deluxe European river ship, you’re invited to enjoy a range of hand-picked local entertainers. Among them, a Hungarian dance group will come aboard to show off their folksy footwork, the Serbian folk ensemble — Talija — will charm you with their native sounds, and a local dance band will keep your toes tapping with a repertoire of popular tunes. When no musician is scheduled, choose your own tunes from the well-stocked jukebox. And on Movie Night, you can leave your dancing shoes behind to take in some cinematic culture if you wish.

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Journey Passage to Eastern Europe & Transylvania Passage to Eastern Europe Highlights of Eastern Europe 2-for-1 Cruise Prices & 2-for-1 Airfare! The BEST Value in River Cruising.
Cruise-Only Price* 12 Days from $3,199 11 Days from $3,149 10 Days from $3,799 The BEST pacing & Greatest value compared to our competitors. *Pricing is based on a May Departure
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Per Diem $267 per day $286 per day $380 per day Save up to $226 per couple per day - that's a total of $2,712 for 12 days.
Ship & Staterooms The 176-passenger ms River Voyager & ms River Splendor offer all staterooms face outside and feature a glorious view (cabin size ranges from 166-346 sq ft). Why not add to the glamour and romance by staying in our top-of-the-line Suite? More space equals more tranquility and pleasure — room for a separate sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows with French balcony, and a spacious full bath with shower and tub. Our meticulously designed ships feature enticing public areas and luxurious amenities, including a lounge with full-service bar, well-equipped fitness center, restaurant, Spa, and a Sun Deck where you can relax and take in the ever-changing views. Viking Longships offer you a choice of stateroom category (cabin size ranges from 150-445 sq ft). The recently remodeled, 130-passenger River Duchess has Suites and Staterooms from 151-214 sq ft. Join us and unpack just once! We have the most square footage on lower and bottom cabins, plus the best Suite Life Deal in the cruise business!
Single Travelers 8 Single-Occupancy Cabins (127 sq ft) with free single supplement 100% Single Supplement A limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement.  The ONLY deluxe tour operator in Europe with specially built single cabins.
Included Tours 10 Included Tours, featuring 2 UNESCO Sites 7 included tours 7 Included Tours The Most Included Tours! The most complimentary bikes, culinary demos, and included features—exclusive to Vantage travelers!
Special Features Participate and learn in culinary & cocktail demonstrations & tastings, including special themed dinners and regional wines, plus, enjoy FREE bikes and maps! 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. Culture Curriculum®: enjoy Serbian & Hungarian folkloric performances; learn about icons & Orthodox religion from a Bulgarian priest; attend lectures on Serbian current affairs, the myth of Dracula & the European Union; enjoy the authentic flavors of Eastern Europe, on shore & on board Your choice of 1 out of 2-3 tours per day including "like a local" city tours Croatian farm tapas meal Bulgarian country lunch Active bike tour options Passage through the Iron Gates on the Danube River The most cultural experiences!
Meals 32 meals: including 2 meals with locals—competitive meal inclusions, plus spa dining 23 included meals 23 meals Best value - most included meals
Discover More 3 days Transylvania from $299; 4 days Warsaw & Krakow from $799 per person 3 days Bucharest & Transylvania from $799; 3 days Prague from $799 per person; 2 days Budapest, $449 per person No extension choices The best choices at the best price
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