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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Transylvania, Romania

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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe optional tours, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

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Bicycle Rental

  • Approximate Cost: $150 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: Duration of cruise
  • Location: Each location when docked
  • When: Each day when docked

Our deluxe bikes are easy use and offer the opportunity to discover some of Europe’s most historic and dynamic cities on two wheels. Reserve an adjustable-height, three-geared unisex bike for the duration of your cruise and set out for a spin exploring paved city trails as off-the-beaten-path destinations. Vantage even provides suggested route maps! We’ll also provide you with helmets and locks — all you need to do is pack firm-soled shoes, lightweight layers like moisture-wicking fabrics, a windbreaker, and pants made of breathable fabric (or padded cycling pants if you're an enthusiast!). Don’t forget your sense of adventure and set off on two wheels for innumerable discoveries.


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Jewish Heritage Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $39 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • When: Afternoon Tour

Discover the largest Jewish community in eastern Europe during your stay in Budapest. This tour offers an illuminating look into the rich cultural, historical, and religious heritage of Hungary, with visits to Budapest’s Jewish Quarter, Dohány Synagogue — Europe’s largest — and more.

Please note: This tour is not available on Saturdays.


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Tito's Memorial and Royal Palace

  • Approximate Cost: $79 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Belgrade, Serbia
  • When: Afternoon Tour
Start your tour at the Royal Compound in Dedinje, a fashionable district of Belgrade. King Alexander I Karađorđević built it for his family in the 1920s, before his assassination in 1934 changed the course of Yugoslavian history. Today, the Crown Prince Alexander Karađorđević and his family live in the Royal Palace. You’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of the grounds, the Royal Palace, and the Church of Saint Andrej the First-Called, along with a welcome drink. Your next stop is the memorial to former President of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito and the museum showcasing tributes he received during his rule.

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Transylvania Highlights

  • Approximate Cost: $89 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 8 hours
  • Location: Sighisoara, Romania
  • When: Full-day tour

AVAILABLE ON TRANSYLVANIA EXTENSION ONLY: Discover Transylvania’s fairy-tale village of Sighisoara, a 12th-century Saxon settlement whose central citadel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses, and ornate churches, Sighisoara’s beautifully preserved medieval character rivals that of Old Prague or Vienna. The city’s other claim to fame is the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. It was he who inspired Bram Stoker’s fictional creation, Count Dracula. You’ll learn the city’s fabled history on a guided walking tour that includes lunch at a local restaurant.


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Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Wieliczka, Poland
  • When: Morning tour
Situated close to the town of Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is considered to be one of the world’s greatest wonders and has been on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list since 1978. As you venture through two kilometers of corridors across three levels, you will discover 20 mesmerizing chambers carved in salt. You’ll also visit St. King’s Chapel, a breathtaking subterranean church with crystal chandeliers and altars, sculptures, and floor paving carved from the salt layers.

Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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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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