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Danube Delta Discovery with Turkey

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$10,539
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 Cruise Length
23 Days
 Cruise Starts
Istanbul
 Cruise Finishes
Vienna
23 Day Danube Delta Discovery with Turkey Itinerary (Scenic)
Countries Explored: Turkey Bulgaria Romania Serbia Croatia Hungary Slovakia Austria
Cruise Line:
River Ship
Departures
Passengers
163
Crew
59
Launched
2012
Refurbished
2019
Cruise Code
VBIS-2

Overview

Pick up the strains of a melody you recognise as you walk the quaint cobblestone streets of Vienna. Visit the Danube Delta, offering some of the region’s most beautiful backdrops. Then, your journey takes you to the history-rich Gallipoli Peninsula and beyond that, Istanbul.

Itinerary

Your journey into wonder begins here, with a three night stay in Istanbul.

Take a cruise on the Bosphorus strait this morning, before a visit to the Blue Mosque and Hippodrome square where you will see the magnificent Hagia Sophia. Freechoice: Join a cooking class, alternatively, relax and rejuvenate during your visit to the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami Turkish Baths. (B/D)

This morning, visit Dolmabahce Palace as well as the Topkapi Palace before time to wander the evocative Grand Bazaar and an afternoon at leisure. Enrich: A special treat awaits for your farewell dinner at the Hamdi Restaurant with its outstanding views over the Golden Horn, accompanied by the call to prayer that echoes from the numerous surrounding mosques. (B/D)

Enjoy a fascinating tour of Homer’s Troy – the legendary site of the Trojan Wars. You’ll even see a giant replica of the famous Trojan Horse. Afterwards, travel to Canakkale for a two night stay. (B/D)

Travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of WWI landings by the Allied Forces, including ANZAC troops. There are over 31 cemeteries on the peninsula, now a national park, and you’ll have the chance to explore and gain a unique perspective on this moving and historically poignant location. You also have the opportunity to visit the Kabatepe Museum where you will see a range of historically significant items from the Gallipoli campaign. (B/L/D)

Journey from Canakkale to Bulgaria and stay two nights in Nessebar. (B/D)

Enjoy a tour of Nessebar. Tonight, delight in delicious local cuisine and take in a folklore show. (B/D)

See a diverse range of scenery as you pass through Bulgaria to Romania’s capital, Bucharest, where you will check into a centrally located hotel for your overnight stay. (B/D)

Today transfer to your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. (B/L/D)

Sail through the passage of Saint George and the Danube Delta to reach the Black Sea coast. Admire spectacular scenery during your small boat cruise to Mile 0, where the Danube River meets the Black Sea. (B/L/D)

Freechoice: Discover Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or journey to the nearby local village where you’ll visit the local school. (B/L/D)

As you cruise the mighty Danube enjoy the scenery as you sail towards Vidin. (B/L/D)

Freechoice: Tour Vidin on foot, or opt for a hike to the Belogradchik Fortress. (B/L/D)

Admire the spectacular scenery as you cruise the Iron Gates, with its incredible high cliffs and narrow gorges the Iron Gates also forms the natural border between Romania and Serbia. Freechoice: Enjoy spectacular views over the Danube on a guided tour of Golubac Fortress, or visit Lepenski Vir Archaeological site and museum. (B/L/D)

Freechoice: Join an in-depth city tour including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of the city before ample time at leisure top explore on your own. Alternatively, take a cycling tour along the river, or join a walking tour of the city with a local student to hear a unique perspective of life in Belgrade. Alternatively, you can see another side of Belgrade during a Kayak tour along the Danube River. Enrich: Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt. (B/L/D)

Freechoice: Join a local guide for a city tour, or journey to the nearby town of Sremski Karlovci where you will wander the town with a local expert and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements. Alternatively, visit Fruska Gora National Park, or take an active hike to Petrovaradin Fortress. (B/L/D)

Freechoice: Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or opt for a guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside. Later, you’ll be invited into the home of a local family for a traditional home-cooked meal as you discover what everyday life is really like in Croatia. (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)

Witness a traditional Puszta horse show. Be greeted by the horsemen of the Puszta region where this type of activity has been practised for centuries. (B/L/D)

Freechoice: Join a guided tour through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, or if you are feeling active, take a walking tour of Buda. Alternatively, discover the Jewish history of Budapest with a local guide. Enrich: Immerse yourself in Budapest’s imperial past by attending an exclusive private classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace. (B/L/D)

Freechoice: Explore Bratislava with a local guide during a walking tour, or journey behind the Iron Curtain to discover Bratislava’s communist-era history during a guided tour. Alternatively, visit a sustainable honey producer, or if you’re feeling more active join a guided cycling excursion. (B/L/D)

Freechoice: Tour the city of Vienna, or visit 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. (B/L/D)

Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions. (B)

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