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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
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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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Dining

Pink-roasted sirloin of beef platter Inspired Cuisine — Every Day of Your Trip

During your Black Sea and Danube River cruise, you’ll savor a sumptuous dinner of Beef with shallot red wine sauce and sautéed forest mushrooms with bacon. Or a juicy burger grilled just the way you like it. Visit the buffet brimming with field-fresh salads, local cheeses, and homemade breads hot from the oven. You may even choose from a selection of local vintages to complement your dinners.

We can call our meals "inspired" because they’re inspired by our travelers, whose tastes are reflected in the culinary marvels whipped up by our expert chefs, who have been trained at Europe’s best culinary schools. With so many of your meals included, you’ll have ample opportunity to sample the best of regional cuisine — on board our ships, in our hotels, in restaurants, even at tastings on board and at private venues, where we learn (right from the source) how some of the local delicacies are prepared and, most importantly, how scrumptious they taste!



Bourbon Street Bistro dining room tablesFine fare in the Bourbon Street Bistro

The Bourbon Street Bistro is our main shipboard dining venue. Here, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring a menu of gourmet cuisine based on classic continental and American favorites, as well as regional specialties and healthy choices at every meal. Dinners are single-seating dining with no seating plan, so you can dine with whomever you choose. Some breakfasts and lunches are served buffet-style. In this refined yet relaxed setting, you’ll also find crisp white table linens, fine crystal, Villeroy & Boch dinnerware and silverware, fresh flowers, and attentive service.


View our sample dinner menu
Prepared by our Executive Chef, Udo Sandering


Healthy choice meal platterHealthy Choices at Every Meal

Along with the international fare you’ll also find many American favorites and choices for the health-conscious — such as a Broiled Filet of Halibut — noted with an asterisk on the daily menu. Lighter fare is served for lunch and dinner in the Cotton Club Lounge (See below), and you are welcome to help yourself to a fresh fruit smoothie, available in the lounge. We are happy to accommodate any special dietary requests you may have, such as vegetarian, lactose-free, gluten-free, and diabetic fare — provided that you make requests to Vantage prior to departure. Please make your needs known at the time of booking, then confirm with the Reception desk or Concierge once on board.




Cotton Club Lounge DinersDine Alfresco in Our Cotton Club Lounge

For a change of pace while you cruise aboard the ms River Splendor, you'll also be able to dine in the new Cotton Club Lounge seating area, where you can enjoy healthy spa cuisine and other lighter choices, buffet-style. The Cotton Club Lounge boasts floor-to-ceiling windows for incomparable views. When the weather is right we retract the glass roof and slide open the back wall for a full alfresco experience. While seating is open during the day, demand is high at dinnertime and reservations are required. Send a request to your concierge prior to your cruise to confirm the evening you prefer, or wait and reserve once you are on board.

View our sample menu



Owner's Suite room serviceIn Room Dining

If you have chosen accommodations in our Owner’s Suite or Deluxe Suite categories — or if you are a member of our President’s Club and have chosen any cabin category — you have the option of taking your meals in your room. In-room breakfasts are continental, but you may order lunch and dinner right off the regular menu. Simply speak to your steward in advance so that we may accommodate your wishes.




Cocktail Lounge drinkRaise a glass

Aboard your Deluxe European river ship, local wines — as well as beer and soft drinks — are included with dinner every night. And in the lounge, you’ll find a full cocktail selection during the afternoon and evening, in addition to fruit smoothies throughout the day.




Paprika and sausage platter with wine and breadVenues as memorable as the menus

And along with your included shipboard meals, you’ll have frequent opportunities to sample regional fare on land. Depending on your itinerary, you might share lunch with a Croatian family in their Vukovar home … try traditional specialties — like paprika and sausage in Hungary — during tastings … or seek out tempting treats while exploring on your own. Our onboard Concierge will have plenty of recommendations for great restaurants, and can help make your reservations, too.

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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
Triple-Occupancy Availability Travel together with friends & family – add a third guest to your Owner's Suite for $1,099, or a third occupant to your Deluxe Suite for $999! Viking does not offer triple accommodations Uniworld does not offer triple accommodations on this tour Save thousands with Vantage Triple-Occupancy Accommodations!
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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