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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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Warsaw & Krakow

5 DAYS FROM $799

Transylvania, Romania

3 DAYS FROM $699

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What to Expect
Moderate activity level
Cultural Immersion

PACING: You'll visit 9 cities and ports of call in 12 days, spending 9 nights aboard a Vantage Deluxe river boat, either the ms River Splendor or ms River Voyager, and 1 night in a Deluxe hotel in Bucharest, plus one night in Brasov. You'll enjoy a Danube river cruise between Hungary and Bucharest on a well-paced itinerary that highlights the emerging nations of Central Europe, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, and Romania. This itinerary features overnight and full-day stays in many ports, with the ship departing late in the evening.

EASY & FAST WALKING TOURS: On your Danube river cruise, you'll have a chance to join included walking tours that go at an easier leisurely pace or some that go at a faster clip, depending upon your abilities and preferences. Either way, you won't miss any highlights, and on some tours you'll have free time to walk on your own.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: This European river cruise features an active itinerary featuring several full days of touring. You can expect drives of one and half hours as many of the sites visited are at some distance from the ports along the Danube. While all motor coaches are air-conditioned, the quality standards can differ from those in Western Europe. Much of the walking on tours is over uneven terrain, cobblestone walkways, and flagstone paths. Coaches are used whenever possible to bring you as close to pedestrian centers as the historic preservation of these older towns and cities can allow. You will be visiting several sites where there are multiple flights of stairs and no elevators.
Please note: Vantage river cruise ships are not wheelchair accessible and there are steps on board.

CULTURAL FOCUS: The centuries-old history of the emerging nations of Eastern Europe is surprising to many who enjoy a Danube river cruise. From the imperial capital of Budapest, through the Danube's Iron Gates, this journey embraces the proud heritage of Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Croatia, then and now.The focus is on the people, their multi-cultural beginnings, and this dynamic region poised at the crossroads of history.

Important Notice:The above day-by-day itinerary is preliminary and subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert. In addition, should there be an extreme change in water levels, Vantage will do everything possible to provide either the included excursion or an alternate excursion at Vantage’s discretion.

Please Note: Port Times & Itineraries are subject to change. Fluctuating water levels may affect itinerary.

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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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