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2018 : Passage to Eastern Europe - Bucharest to Budapest

Sail to lands rich in traditions

See Bucharest's 3,000-room Palace of Parliament. Make banitsa bread with a home cook in Vidin. Explore Belgrade's Ottoman and European treasures, including 6th-century Kalemegdan Fortress. View the Danube's towering Iron Gate. Visit a Croatian family's Osijek home. Witness Hungary's daredevil Puszta horsemen. Behold Budapest's grandeur. Once hidden behind the Iron Curtain, the eastern Danube still has secrets to reveal on our 11-day cruisetour from Bucharest to Budapest.

All This Is Included

  • 11-day cruisetour (8-day cruise) visiting 5 countries, 7 ports & 1 additional city by land
  • 2 nights at the Le Meridien Budapest & 1 night at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest (or similar)
  • Visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 7 included shore excursions with local guide & headset
  • Culture Curriculum®: enjoy Serbian & Hungarian folkloric performances; learn about icons & Orthodox religion from a Bulgarian priest; attend lectures on Serbian current affairs, the myth of Dracula & the European Union; enjoy the authentic flavors of Eastern Europe, on shore & on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Meals included on board & ashore: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner
  • Multiple dining venues with open seating
  • Most al fresco dining on Europe's rivers
  • 24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Organic herb garden
  • River-view stateroom
  • Room steward & twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Evening turndown service
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • 40" flat-screen LCD TV, with interactive programming
  • Complimentary Movies On Demand
  • Security safe
  • Hair dryer
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB port
  • Direct-dial satellite phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathrobes & slippers (upon request)
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors
  • Glass-enclosed shower
  • Premium Freyja toiletries
  • Open-air walking track
  • 24/7 Guest Services for special requests
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program

    Day 1 - Bucharest, Romania


    Arrive at the Bucharest airport and transfer to the superior first-class Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest (or similar) in the heart of the city for a 1-night stay.* Spend the rest of the day relaxing, or do some exploring on your own.

    Day 2 - Bucharest & Giurgiu


    After breakfast, check out of your hotel and take a morning tour of the city. See the city's wide boulevards, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Arch of Triumph and the Palace of Parliament. Visit the outdoor Muzeul Satului, otherwise known as the Village Museum, where authentic dwellings from all regions of the country have been relocated and reassembled, including rural cottages, farmhouses and water mills. During lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy a lively folkloric performance that recalls the simple pleasures of rural life. You then proceed to Giurgiu to board your ship and enjoy a welcome dinner. (B, L, D)

    Day 3 - Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi, Bulgaria


    After breakfast, disembark at Russe for a full-day excursion to Bulgaria's former capital, Veliko Tarnovo. There you will see Tsaravets Hill and the ruins of the royal castle. During free time, shop for local crafts along Samovodska Charshia. Continue your venture to Arbanasi for lunch in a local restaurant and a guided tour of the Nativity Church with its intricate floor-to-ceiling murals and icons. Return to your ship for dinner. (B, L, D)

    Day 4 - Vidin & Belogradchik, Bulgaria


    Arrive in the picturesque Bulgarian port of Vidin, and take an excursion to see Belogradchik Fortress, built right into the striking Belogradchik Rocks. See the fortress's amazing construction, begun in Roman times and greatly extended by Bulgarian tsars and the Ottomans, and enjoy breathtaking views. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship; then you have free time to explore Vidin's city center, Orthodox churches and the ruins of the city's once-grand synagogue. We depart during dinner. (B, L, D)

    Day 5 - Iron Gate, Serbia/Romania


    Today, enjoy scenic cruising as you travel through one of the most picturesque areas of the Lower Danube. The Iron Gate is one of Europe's most dramatic natural wonders, a spectacular narrow gorge with enormous white limestone cliffs. Your Cruise Director will provide commentary about the region and scenic points of interest as you sail toward the next port. (B, L, D)

    Day 6 - Belgrade, Serbia


    Wake up in Belgrade, capital of Serbia. Take a guided walk through the grounds of Kalemegdan Fortress, now a stately park; also see the Orthodox cathedral and stop at the Square of the Republic. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship before you have free time to explore Belgrade's gracious architecture or visit one of its many museums, like the Nikola Tesla Museum. Dine aboard your ship or experience some of Belgrade's nightlife. We depart very late this evening. (B, L, D)

    Day 7 - Osijek, Croatia


    Cruise along the Danube, arriving at Vukovar around noon. Disembark for an afternoon excursion to the charming Croatian city of Osijek. Inhabited since Neolithic times, this area has had several heydays under the Romans, the Ottomans and the Hapsburgs; now Vukovar is revered for its baroque buildings, parks and monuments. Return aboard for dinner. (B, L, D)

    Day 8 - Kalocsa, Hungary


    Sail into Hungary this morning, arriving in Kalocsa after lunch. Take a guided city tour followed by a short organ concert at St. Joseph Church. Then, you are treated to a performance of traditional Puszta horsemanship. Return to the ship and enjoy a festive final dinner aboard as we depart for Budapest. (B, L, D)

    Day 9 - Budapest, Hungary


    Disembark after breakfast and take a tour of Budapest. Begin in Pest, where you see the National Opera House and visit historic Heroes' Square. Cross the Chain Bridge to Buda, where you walk along Castle Hill to Fishermen's Bastion and Matthias Church. Check in to the deluxe Budapest Hilton (or similar) for a 2-night stay, then take the rest of the day to sightsee on your own. Explore a museum, do some shopping or relax in one of the Art Nouveau spas. (B)

    Day 10 - Budapest, Hungary


    Take a full day to explore Budapest on your own. Ride the city's innovative, efficient metro; walk through the City Park or along the Pest embankment for views of the Buda Castle District; explore the Buda Castle Labyrinth; visit the Jewish Quarter and tour the beautifully restored Dohány Street Synagogue. (B)

    Day 11 - Budapest, Hungary


    After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or extend your journey with 2 additional nights in bustling Budapest or 3 nights in Prague, the Czech Republic's gracious capital. (B)

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    Cruise LineViking River Cruises
    OfferOffer valid through 12/31/2017
    Duration
    11 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Viking Lif
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    Itinerary
    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Bucharest  
    Day 2Bucharest  
    Day 3Veliko Tarnovo  
    Day 4Vidin  
    Day 5Iron Gate  
    Day 6Belgrade  
    Day 7Osijek  
    Day 8Kalocsa  
    Day 9Budapest  
    Day 10Budapest  
    Day 11Budapest  
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    March 22, 2018Category C$3,499.00 (USD)Quote
    March 22, 2018Category B$3,549.00 (USD)Quote
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    April 19, 2018Category ES - Sold Out Quote
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    July 12, 2018Category A - Sold Out Quote
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    August 23, 2018Category AA - Sold Out Quote
    August 23, 2018Category A - Sold Out Quote
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    August 23, 2018Category F - Sold Out Quote
    August 23, 2018Category D - Sold Out Quote
    August 23, 2018Category E$3,699.00 (USD)Quote
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    August 23, 2018Category ES$9,199.00 (USD)Quote
    October 04, 2018Category ES - Sold Out Quote
    October 04, 2018Category AA - Sold Out Quote
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    October 04, 2018Category D - Sold Out Quote
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    October 04, 2018Category F$3,979.00 (USD)Quote
    November 15, 2018Category ES - Sold Out Quote
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    November 15, 2018Category F - Sold Out Quote
    November 15, 2018Category E$2,749.00 (USD)Quote
    November 15, 2018Category C$3,049.00 (USD)Quote
    November 15, 2018Category B$3,099.00 (USD)Quote
    November 15, 2018Category A$3,199.00 (USD)Quote
    November 15, 2018Category AA$3,799.00 (USD)Quote
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    2018 : Passage to Eastern Europe - Bucharest to Budapest
    From $2,749.00 (USD)

    Destination: Europe
    Ship: Viking Lif
    Sail to lands rich in traditionsSee Bucharest's 3,000-room Palace of Parliament. Make banitsa bread with a home cook in Vidin.
     
     

     

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