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The Black Sea to Budapest - Westbound

2014 Prices From $4,890 for 12 Days - Tauck Cruising

Chart a leisurely course on this romantic lower Danube cruise aboard ms Treasures, exploring the rich cultural legacies of Central Europe's ancient heart along the lower Danube. Glide past medieval monasteries, citadels and villages, and through the Iron Gate of the Danube. Visit resort towns along Romania's Black Sea coast, learn all about paprika in Hungary, and examine one of the finest Baroque libraries in Europe. Listen to Béla Bartók's piano music at a recital in his Budapest home, and choose to visit a Transylvanian castle or the isolated island monastery where the original Dracula is said to be entombed. Share homemade refreshments in the home of a Croatian family rebuilding their lives in postwar Vukovar, and enjoy a private reception in a Belgrade palace that's home to Serbia's crown prince! Tauck's memorable Danube cruise winds its way through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, and is complemented by two nights on land at ideally located hotels in the popular cities of Budapest and Bucharest.

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  1. Westbound


    Day 1

    Begin your Danube cruise in Bucharest

    Meals

    D

    Day 2

    Castles, monasteries & mysteries in Transylvania and Romania

    Meals

    B, L

    Day 3

    Bucharest or the Black Sea before boarding

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 4

    Bulgarian art & architecture in Ruse or Ivanovo

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 5

    Danube cruising, iconography & more in Bulgaria

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 6

    King Decebalus and the Iron Gate of the Danube

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 7

    Serbian history, culture & a private palace visit in Belgrade

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 8

    Understanding Croatia's history in Vukovar

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 9

    Paprika, architecture & culture in Kalocsa, Hungary

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 10

    Disembark the Riverboat & spend the next two nights in Budapest

    Meals

    B

    Day 11

    The legacy of Bartók, landmarks of Budapest and a special farewell evening

    Meals

    B, D

    Day 12

    Homeward bound

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    B

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