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
  • MAKE THE MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME WHEN YOU EXPLORE EUROPE ALONGSIDE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ON OUR SPECIAL DEPARTURES
DATES & PRICES
STARTING FROM
$4,199
  • $349
    PER DAY
  • 12
    DAYS
  • 27
    TOURS
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Transylvania, Romania

4 DAYS FROM $899

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What to Expect
Easy activity level
Cultural Immersion

PACING:

  • The pace of this itinerary is easy
  • You'll visit 9 cities and ports of call in 12 days, spending 9 nights aboard a Vantage Deluxe river boat, either the m/s River Splendor or m/s River Voyager, and 1 night in a Superior First-Class hotel in Bucharest
  • Overnight and full-day stays in many ports, with the ship departing late in the evening

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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
  • On some tours, you'll have free time to walk on your own
  • You’ll visit several sites where there are multiple flights of stairs and no elevators

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION:

  • This European river cruise features an active itinerary featuring several full days of touring
  • 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.
  • While all motor coaches are air-conditioned, the quality standards can differ from those in Western Europe
  • 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

Please note: Vantage's owned fleet of river cruise ships have elevators, but tours are not intended for travelers using mobility aids like walkers and wheelchairs. There are steps onboard. 

CLIMATE:

  • On average, expect October to be the coolest month of this itinerary, with temperatures often dipping from mid-60s to the low 40s — and June through July typically reaching mid-high 80s 
  • Rainfall averages about 4-8 days a month
  • Since the weather is unpredictable, please check weather sites online for 10-day forecasts closer to your departure date to plan your packing accordingly



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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