Danube Delta Discovery Waltz through a beautiful part of Europe Elegant Vienna provides a great point of contrast to the rest of this exceptional itinerary. Vienna is a city inspired by the great composers and you’re likely to pick up the strains of a melody you recognize, even while walking its quaint cobblestone streets. From here, the towns take on a subtle Eastern character. Travel to Bratislava and Budapest – every bit as elegant as Vienna – and beyond that, among other highlights, beautiful Croatia and the magnificent Iron Gates. Your voyage will wrap up with a visit to the Danube Delta, offering some of the region’s most beautiful backdrops before the Danube spills into the Black Sea. 16 Day Cruise & Tour Day 01
Welcome to Vienna Raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception. Meals: D
Freechoice: Tour the city of Vienna, or be guided through majestic Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, take in the sights as we cycle to Danube Island on a guided bicycle tour or learn about Vienna’s popular wine region whilst sampling some of its acclaimed sparkling wine. Meals: B.L.D
Vienna > Bucharest
Freechoice: Explore Bratislava with a local guide. Alternatively, discover
Freechoice: Join a guided tour through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, or if you’re feeling active, take a walking tour of the Buda side of the city. Alternatively, discover Budapest’s Jewish heritage with a local guide. Enrich Immerse yourself in Budapest’s imperial past by attending an exclusive classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace. Day 05
Kalocsa Located on the Great Hungarian Plain, Kalocsa is one of the oldest towns in
Freechoice: Discover Pécs, a city of art and history, or explore the village of Villány and learn about everyday life in Hungary while sampling some of the fine local wines. Alternatively, tour Zsolnay Porcelain Museum. Meals: B.L.D
Hungary. Today you will have the opportunity to witness a traditional Puszta horse show. Be greeted by the horsemen of the Puszta region where this type of activity has been practiced for centuries.
Bratislava’s communist-era history or join a cycling tour. Day 04
Danube Delta, Romania
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided bicycle ride, or taste your way around the local market on our Shop with a chef tour. Or, join a walking tour of the city with a student. Alternatively, journey to Sremski Karlovci, where you can wander the town with our expert and marvel at the many Baroque elements. Enrich Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt. Meals: B.L.D
Donji Milanovac > Iron Gates
Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or if you’re the more active type, you can take a blissful guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside. As a Scenic guest, you’ll be invited into the home of a local family for a traditional home-cooked meal.
Visit one of the greatest and most significant archaeological sites in this region, Lepenski Vir Archaeological site and museum. Later, admire the scenery as you cruise the Iron Gates.
Discover one of the oldest capitals in Europe, Belgrade. Freechoice: Join an in-depth city tour including a visit to Tito’s Memorial or take an orientation tour of the city before time at leisure. Meals: B.L.D
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided walking tour of Vidin. Alternatively, take a hike to the Belogradchik Fortress and discover the ruins of the ancient stronghold, or venture to a local winery for a tasting. Meals: B.L.D