This fabulous cruise sails from Vienna (Austria) through seven Old World countries, ending in Bucharest (Romania). The itinerary will immerse us in the thousand-year-old history and culture of this fascinating region, home to the once mighty Hapsburg Empire. Featured stops include Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Osijek (Croatia), Novi Sad and Belgrade (Serbia) and Vidin (Bulgaria). In addition to all of our included excursions with English-speaking guides at these ports-of-call, we will also enjoy lectures on Balkan history and the Modern Balkans, including the Communist period when most of these countries were behind the “Iron Curtain”.
Our riverboat, the MS Discovery ll
an intimate ship specially built for cruising European rivers. Aboard you may relax in one of the bars, the panorama lounge, the cozy library, the exercise room or the sun deck.
Our meals onboard will include coffee and tea, wine, beer and soft drinks with all lunches and dinners. Afternoon tea and late night snacks are offered as well. The nightly entertainment features folkloric and musical performances.
The cabins onboard have twin beds, private bathroom with shower only, hairdryer, safe, phone, TV and climate control. You have your choice of cabin category, all of which are “outside” and have either half windows or French Balconies.
*** Those joining any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.