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The Black Sea to Budapest - Westbound

2015 Prices From $5,290 for 12 Days - Tauck Cruising

Cruise the romantic lower Danube through the heart of Central Europe where East and West meet and entertwine in fascinating cultures and turbulent history... Glide past medieval monasteries, citadels and villages... Discover resort towns along Romania’s Black Sea Coast, explore an ancient Christian necropolis in Pecs, and visit "Dracula’s" castle in Transylvania... dine in the People’s Palace in Bucharest... Share homemade refreshments in the home of a Croatian family rebuilding their lives in postwar Vukovar, and listen to Béla Bartók’s piano music at a recital in his Budapest home. Experience authentic local cuisine, music and dance, and a wealth of architectural wonders as your Danube cruise winds its way through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, with nights on land at luxury hotels in the popular cities of Bucharest and Budapest (the Paris of Eastern Europe).

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  1. Westbound


    Day 1

    Begin your Danube cruise in Bucharest

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    Day 2

    A choice of excursion to Transylvania or Targoviste

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    B, L

    Day 3

    Bucharest or the Black Sea before boarding

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    B, L, D

    Day 4

    Bulgarian art & architecture in Ruse or Ivanovo

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    B, L, D

    Day 5

    Danube cruising and a visit to Vidin, Bulgaria

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    B, L, D

    Day 6

    King Decebalus and the Iron Gate of the Danube

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    B, L, D

    Day 7

    The sights of Belgrade and a private palace visit

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    B, L, D

    Day 8

    Understanding Croatia's history in Vukovar

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    B, L, D

    Day 9

    Antiquities and more in Hungary

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    B, L, D

    Day 10

    Disembark the Riverboat & spend the next two nights in Budapest

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    B

    Day 11

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

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    Day 12

    Homeward bound

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