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River Cruising

The Black Sea to Budapest

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13
From
$5,990
Journey Type
River Cruising
Time of Year
Jul - Aug
Cities & Landmarks
Budapest, Bucharest, Belgrade, Constanta, Pecs, Ruse
Budapest to Black Sea River Cruise
Parliament, Budapest, Hungary

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Tour Overview

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Exclusive evening at Belgrade's Royal White Palace

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

All gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director

 

Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $2,412

 

Two nights at a hotel in Budapest and two nights in Bucharest at a hotel with an ideal location next to the Parliament Palace

 

Choices of bicycle excursions in Budapest & Belgrade

 

Dinner at the massive Parliament building (the "People's Palace") in Bucharest  

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Our Budapest river cruise takes you on an in-depth exploration of Old World Europe along the lower Danube.

Exclusively inclusive river cruising

Explore the romantic lower Danube through the heart of Central Europe, where East and West meet and intertwine 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 Soviet-style 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 river 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). Read Less

Take a look at Tauck River Cruising along the Danube, the "River of Kings"

Gala dinner at Bucharest's Parliament Palace

Dinner in one of the world's largest buildings in Bucharest

Bucharest's Parliament Palace, a.k.a. the People’s Palace, is one of the largest administrative buildings in the world; an army of laborers and architects worked around the clock for five years trying to fulfill Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s vision of a seat of power that would reflect his importance. But his plans were thwarted by the Romanian Revolution of 1989, when he and his wife were arrested and executed. Today the Romanian government and the National Museum of Contemporary Art occupy part of the palace, and – as a Tauck guest – you'll attend an exclusive gala dinner in one of its astounding rooms!

Tauck Exclusive – Dinner at a Royal Palace

Exclusive Tauck evening at Serbia's Royal White Palace in Belgrade

The Serbian Royal Family's White Palace (Beli Dvor) in the Dedinje Complex in Belgrade was built for the then Crown Princes of Yugoslavia in the 1930s, and shares the complex with the Royal Palace, built a decade earlier and now home to HRH Crown Prince Alexander II of Serbia. The beautiful neo-Classical White Palace is the setting for our Tauck Exclusive gala dinner in Belgrade... an evening you won't soon forget!

This was a first for Tauck and me on a river, so I expected the best and got the best. The ship was marvelous, the rooms spacious and the food delicious.

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Solo Traveler Savings

Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie, traveling with like-minded travelers who share similar interests. Solo Travelers enjoy special savings on all departures – no single supplement in Category 1; and on select departures in select cabins, savings of $1000 per cabin. See details on Pricing & Availability.

Shore Excursion Choice

The choice is yours... We’re pleased to present an opportunity to customize and personalize your cruise by choosing your shore excursions on select days; choices have been carefully designed to appeal to different interests and preferences, with more active choices available on many days. 90 days prior to your departure date we'll contact you with the information you need to make your selections!

Book Your Air

Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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Travel Documents and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; truly peace of mind travel at its best!
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Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.

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