Begin your Balkan Odyssey before your cruise with an overnight stay in Bucharest-the “Paris of the East.” See the Romanian capital’s the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square, and spend free time browsing the lovely shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard. Embark on your Suite Ship® in the town of Oltenita to begin your Danube River cruise through the Balkans, and cruise for Nikopol. See the incredible ancient architecture in Veliko Trnovo and Arbanassi, and sail to Vidin, Bulgaria, to marvel at the remarkable rock formations of the Balkan Mountains in Belogradchik. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge, explore the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir, and visit the fascinating Fortress of Golubac. Sail to Belgrade, Serbia, where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet, and discover ancient architecture in Novi Sad. Sail into beautiful Croatia, where a 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition lives on in Ilok. Disembark in Osijek and spend the night in the Croatian capital of Zagreb-dating back to the Roman Empire. This Danube River cruise through the Balkans reveals the beauty of its people and culture across a land of beauty and inspiration.
Day 1 Bucharest: Welcome to BucharestDay 2 Bucharest–Oltenita (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome receptionDay 3 Nikopol. Excursion to Veliko Trnovo and Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Trnovo and to the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi or hike with your Adventure HostDay 4 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: Choice of guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations or hike with your Adventure HostDay 5 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac–Golubac: Scenic cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or bike with your Adventure Host; visit to Golubac fortressDay 6 Belgrade: Choice of guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; on board lectureDay 7 Novi Sad–Ilok: Choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; Ilok guided tourDay 8 Osijek (Disembarkation)–Zagreb: Guided sightseeing in ZagrebDay 9 Zagreb: Your vacation ends this morning
Nikopol. Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi Excursion
Iron Gates Gorge – Donji Milanovac. Excursion To Lepenski Vir – Golubac
Osijek (Disembarkation) – Zagreb