Highlights of Eastern Europe
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How many memorable moments can you experience on a river cruise through five wonderful countries? Gliding along the Danube, we begin in Hungarys architecturally fascinating capital, Budapest, then perhaps tour a buzzing Croatian university town. We cruise through the spectacular Iron Gates gorge as we head to a magnificent medieval fortress. We can witness 200-million-year-old rock formations and explore intriguing cave churches in Bulgaria. Finally, we visit Ceausescus Palace – an extravagance in a quiet tree-lined street.
8 excursions and visits
Day 1 UK – Budapest
Titans VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Budapest. Meet your Uniworld Representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark your ship.
Day 2 Budapest
Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. Explore this dynamic and multifaceted city with your choice of excursions – you can see it from a locals perspective on our walking tour, cover more ground with a panoramic tour or Lets Go with a guided bike ride. Vibrant Budapest, Hungarys capital, offers an enchanting combination of East and West.
Day 3 Batina (Osijek) – Vukovar
Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside and thriving folk traditions, as well as simple, delicious local rustic food.
Day 4 Belgrade
Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia, is one of Europes oldest cities, dating back some 7,000 years. Signs of its tumultuous history are visible everywhere, juxtaposed with the citys vibrant modern-day present.
Day 5 Golubac – Cruising the Iron Gates
Head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinarily well-preserved medieval fortress. All along the way, history lines the banks of the river. Keep an eye out for Trajans Plaque, which the ancient Romans erected to commemorate the road they anchored in the steep cliffs above the water, and Golubac Castle, built in the 14th century and attacked successively by the Serbs, Magyars and Turks.
Day 6 Vidin
Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests. Its your base for an unusual excursion today – a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations. Or you can head to a locals home to bake a traditional Bulgarian dish called banitsa.
Day 7 Rousse
Bulgarias foremost Danube port, Rousse is sometimes called Little Vienna for its elegant 19th-century mansions and public buildings.