From the “Paris of the East” in Bucharest, Romania, to the “Golden City” of Prague, in the Czech Republic, this Danube River cruise is an odyssey of new discoveries. Begin in Bucharest for a tour of the Romanian capital’s boulevards, Arc de Triomphe and Royal Palace Square. Sail through the striking landscapes of the Balkans—Rousse, Bulgaria, Veliko Târnovo, and Arbanassi, one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria.
On the second portion of your cruise a Master of Wine will travel with you to host lectures, tastings, and give tips on food-and-wine pairings. Sail to the Hungarian capital city of Budapest for a visit to a local wine cellar. Enjoy guided sightseeing of Vienna’s historic Habsburg Empire—including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Take a guided tour of delightful Dürnstein and explore Melk’s Benedictine Abbey above the vineyard-rich Wachau Valley, where you can taste some of the local wines.
Visit Austria’s lovely city of Linz, then pass through the beautiful Schlögen Oxbow river bend on your way to Passau—Germany’s “City of Three Rivers.” Next, spend two nights in the exquisite city of Prague. Enjoy free time to enjoy the “Golden City” on your own, in addition to a guided city walk to see Hradčany Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, and the world-famous Astronomical Clock. This European river cruise adventure from the Black Sea Delta to Prague is not to be missed!