This extraordinary journey from the Habsburgs’ imperial capital of UNESCO-inscribed Vienna to the captivating Black Sea features two nights in Romania’s elegant capital of Bucharest and a deluxe river cruise through the Iron Gates to discover the eastern Danube River Valley. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-designated castles, palaces, and squares of Budapest; Hungary’s fabled Puszta (plains); the young territories of Serbia and eastern Croatia; and the ancient land of Bulgaria. Enhance your experience with the Vienna Pre-Program and/or Transylvania Post-Program Options.
- Unique, exclusively chartered, 13-day land/cruise travel program offered exclusively by Gohagan & Company in our tradition of innovative programming and educational travel.
- Visit seven prominent countries and five capital cities—all excursions included.
- One of the greatest river journeys in the world, navigating the storied Danube River from Austria to the Black Sea.
- Cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates dividing the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains.
- Spend two nights in dynamic Bucharest, Romania.
- See the best of Eastern Europe during autumn, an ideal time of year to visit.
- Vienna Pre-Program and Transylvania Post-Program Options.
Day 1 - Depart the U.S. or Canada
Day 2 - Vienna, Austria / Embark Amadeus Star
Day 3 - Vienna / Bratislava, Slovakia
Day 4 - Budapest, Hungary
Day 5 - Kalocsa
Day 6 - Vukovar, Croatia / Novi Sad, Serbia
Day 7 - Belgrade
Day 8 - Donji Milonavac for Lepinski Vir / Cruise through the Iron Gates
Day 9 - Nikopol, Bulgaria / Veliko Târnovo / Ruse
Day 10 - Fetești, Romania for Constanța
Day 11 - Fetești / Disembark boat / Bucharest
Day 12 - Bucharest
Day 13 - Bucharest / Return to the U.S. or Canada
Deluxe Small River Boat
The elegant and meticulously crafted Amadeus Star features all the comforts of a refined and traditional hotel. The 82 stylish staterooms and suites are among the most spacious of any European river boat (172 to 284 square feet). Suites include a private balcony, and select staterooms feature a unique floor-to-ceiling window that lowers to French-balcony height at the touch of a button. Accommodations have two twin beds or one queen bed, individual climate control, sitting area, and private bathroom with shower. Most have a minibar.
Imperial Vienna Pre-Program Option
Start your journey with two nights in Vienna on an itinerary that showcases the dynamic art and history of Austria's capital. Visit an open-air museum of splendid Baroque architecture in its historical center—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the famous Ringstrasse, see this remarkable city’s most important landmarks. Visit Hofburg Palace and see the Gothic-style Stephansdom (Saint Stephen’s Cathedral). Learn more about the Austrian Empire in Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Habsburgs’ summer estate. Accommodations are for two nights in the historical, five-star Hotel Imperial Vienna.
Castles of Transylvania Post-Program Option
Extend your tour by three nights to explore the treasures of medieval Transylvania. Highlights include the 19th‑century Peles Castle; the imposing, 14th‑century Bran Castle; the Black Church in Brasov; the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Sighisoara; and UNESCO-inscribed Prejmarthe, the largest fortified church in southeast Europe. Spend two nights in the Aro Palace in Brasov and one night in the five-star Athénée Palace Hilton Bucharest.
Pre- and Post-Program Options are available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
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