Join this custom-designed, 13-day travel program visiting seven unique countries, two UNESCO World Heritage sites and the enchanting eastern Danube River Valley, a mystical region steeped in natural beauty that remains virtually unknown to Westerners. Cruise for nine nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Queen from the Habsburgs’ imperial capital of Vienna to the Black Sea. Here, a rich mosaic of medieval cities, charming villages and rugged countryside awaits you, from the ancient lands of Bulgaria to the relatively young territories of Serbia and eastern Croatia, the spectacular Carpathian Mountains and Hungary’s fabled Puszta (plains) to the glittering palaces of Budapest. Admire a masterful display of traditional horsemanship in the Hungarian heartland, immerse yourself in the Slavic heritage of medieval Belgrade and cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates, which divide the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains. Spend two nights in Romania’s elegant capital of Bucharest, known for its splendid architecture. Deepen your knowledge of the Danube with the Vienna Pre-Program Option and see authentic castles of local lore on the Transylvania Post-Program Option.
Day 1 Depart the U.S.
Day 2 Vienna, Austria/Embark Amadeus Queen
Day 3 Bratislava, Slovakia
Day 4 Budapest, Hungary
Day 5 Kalocsa
Day 6 Vukovar, Croatia/Novi Sad, Serbia
Day 7 Belgrade
Day 8 Donji Milonavac for Lepinski Vir/ Cruising through the Iron Gates
Day 9 Svishtov, Bulgaria, for Arbanasi and Veliko Târnovo/Ruse
Day 10 FeteŞti, Romania, for Constan¸ta
Day 11 FeteŞti/Disembark ship/Bucharest
Day 12 Bucharest
Day 13 Bucharest/Return to the U.S.