Includes: Return economy flights and 13 night/14 day cruise/hotel package
Trip highlights and inclusions
Gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director
Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at AUD $3,150
Choices of bicycle excursions in Budapest & Belgrade
Exclusive evening at Belgrade's Royal White Palace
Dinner at the massive Parliament building (the "People's Palace") in Bucharest
Visit with a Croatian family in their private home in Vukovar
A visit to the city of Pécs in Hungary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Passage through the Iron Gate on the Danube River
Choice of Romanian excursions exploring the story of Vlad Tepes, 15th-century inspiration for Bram Stoker's "Dracula"
Unlimited complimentary beverages aboard ship include regional wine, beer and premium spirits in addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks.
Airport and trains station transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
On this romantic lower Danube cruise Budapest is your destination, as you wind your way from Bucharest through the heart of Central Europe where East and West meet and entertwine in fascinating cultures and turbulent history... Glide past medieval monasteries, citadels and villages... Discover resort towns along Romania’s Black Sea Coast,Explore an ancient Christian necropolis in Pecs, and visit "Dracula’s" castle in Transylvania... dine in the People’s Palace in Bucharest... share homemade refreshments in the home of a Croatian family rebuilding their lives in postwar Vukovar.
Experience authentic local cuisine, music and dance, and a wealth of architectural wonders as you explore Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, with nights on land at luxury hotels in the popular cities of Bucharest and Budapest (the Paris of Eastern Europe).