An ideal voyage for travellers seeking new, off-the-beaten pathdestinations
Follow a path forged by crusaders, kings andconquerors through Hungary, Serbia, Croatia,Romania and Bulgaria. Immerse yourself in newcultures and make new friends as you travelfrom splendid Budapest to dynamic Bucharest,discovering the best that the revitalized nationsof Eastern Europe have to offer along the way.
Gaze in wonder at the lofty spires of Hungary'sParliament Building as it rises majestically abovethe Danube in Budapest. Sit down for friendly,intimate meals with farmers in Croatia and artistsin Romania. Uncover scores of little-knowntreasures, including the picturesque Bulgarian hilltowns of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi and thesurprising rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo?aUNESCO World Heritage Site. Step back in timeto investigate the history and legends along the Danube while you cruise the IronGates. Tour Belgrade by bicycle, marvel at themassive People's Palace in Bucharest or see Vladthe Impaler's tomb in the Romanian countryside.
From Budapest to Bucharest, Roman ruins tomedieval fortresses, this journey will reveal theunstoppable resiliency of the human spirit, aswell as the highlights of this spectacular region.The adventure of a lifetime awaits you.
Who will enjoy this cruise/tour
Explorers wishing to discover ancient landsand modern multicultural cities. Photographers,amateur archaeologists, connoisseurs of regionalcuisines and anyone who loves beautiful andmysterious locales.
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
7 days of excursions, including "Choice IsYours" options, all fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts
Guided "Go Active," "Do as the Locals Do," and "Gentle Walking" options
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice or imperial River Duchess.
2 nights in Bucharest at the Radisson BluHotel (or similar) with breakfast
Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
5 countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
All transfers on arrival and departure days
All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a SignatureLecture: "The Orient in Europe: EasternInfluences on the Western World"