Spectacular views await on your Main and Danube River cruise. Before your cruise, spend three nights in Romania—an overnight stay in Bucharest and two nights in Transylvania. Enjoy sightseeing in historic Bucharest and visit Brasov for a tour of Bran Castle—of Dracula lore. Visit Peles Castle in the Carpathian Mountains.
Your cruise begins in Fetesti to explore the Black Sea’s Danube Delta preserve. Cruise through the striking landscapes of the Balkans. Explore Rousse, Bulgaria’s largest inland port, or spend a full day with a guided tour of the Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo. Visit Arbanassi, one of Bulgaria’s oldest towns.
Guided sightseeing In Vidin is followed by a guided tour of Belogradchik, with its ancient rock formations on the Balkan Mountains. You’ll sail through the majestic, narrow passage of the Iron Gates Gorge, followed by guided sightseeing in Vidin and an excursion to Belogradchik, with its ancient fortress and tremendous rock formations on the Balkan Mountains. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, then see the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek. Attend a performance by young students of the Franjo Kuhač music school. Tour the historic town of Pécs before cruising to Budapest.
Explore Vienna’s Habsburg Empire—including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit delightful Dürnstein and Melk in the Wachau Valley. Visit delightful Dürnstein, and tour the Benedictine Abbey above Melk. Enjoy a guided city walk through the “City of Three Rivers”—Passau—before sailing to Regensburg. See the timbered houses of Roth, or tour Nuremberg’s historic sites, including Kaiserburg Castle or the Nuremberg Rally Grounds.
Take an excursion from Nuremberg to Munich to see the historic Nymphenburg Palace. In Bamberg, tour the city of seven hills, then enter Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region to visit to Kitzingen and the quaint town of Volkach. Visit Würzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” as well as a charming Main River village. Your cruise concludes in Mainz.