Passage to Eastern Europe featuring Transylvania - 2020

9-night river cruise with Budapest, Kalocsa, Mohacs, Vukovar, Belgrade, Donji Milanovac, Ruse, Veliko Tarnovo • Bucharest
  • REVEL IN FASCINATING FOLKLORIC TRADITION AND STORYBOOK SCENERY AS YOU CRUISE THE DANUBE THROUGH FIVE COUNTRIES
  • SAIL THROUGH THE IRON GATES, ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC AND BEAUTIFUL STRETCHES ALONG THE DANUBE
  • SPEND A FULL DAY IN THE CHARMING 12TH-CENTURY VELIKO TARNOVO, WHERE YOU'LL LUNCH WITH LOCAL STUDENTS
  • TRAVEL INTO TRANSYLVANIA, THE MOUNTAINOUS, LEGEND-HAUNTED REGION IN CENTRAL ROMANIA
  • DISCOVER PAPRIKA BREAD, FOLK PAINTING, AND EMBROIDERY DURING A FOLKLORE WORKSHOP IN KALOCSA
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  • 12
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  • 27
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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

Biking is not only a wonderful way to get some exercise, it is also a great way to explore the best of Europe. Your Deluxe river ship has complimentary bicycles on board for use during your free time, so just speak to your Cruise Director onboard to reserve one, or reserve up to three time slots in advance through your MyPortfolio account. Your Concierge will even lead some tours upon request! Click the links below for maps of suggested pathways. Your Cruise Director can point you in the right direction, which includes the routes below and those from www.bikemap.net. Vantage provides you maps, helmets, locks, and safety instructions.

Please note that cycling tours are on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to weather conditions. They will operate for your safety at the discretion of your Concierge or Cruise Director.

The Danube Bike Trail is perhaps the most famous cycling route in Europe, and with good reason. You can cycle from Germany all the way to the Black Sea, through majestic scenery along well-marked, well-maintained, and mostly traffic-free paths. 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).


Maps

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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Included Tours 27 Sightseeing Tours and Cultural Connections  14 included tours The Most Included Tours! The most complimentary bikes, culinary demos, and included features—exclusive to Vantage travelers!
Meals 32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 11 dinners, including Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptiosn 28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 9 dinners  Best value - most included meals
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