Passage to Eastern Europe
|Resort:||Passage to Eastern Europe|
|Operator:||Viking River Cruises|
|Destination:||Bulgaria, Croatia, Europe, Hungary, Romania, Serbia|
Sail to lands rich in traditions
See Bucharests 3,000-room Palace of Parliament. Make banitsa bread with a home cook in Vidin. Explore Belgrades Ottoman and European treasures, including 6th-century Kalemegdan Fortress. View the Danubes towering Iron Gate. Visit a Croatian familys Osijek home. Witness Hungarys daredevil Puszta horsemen. Behold Budapests grandeur. Once hidden behind the Iron Curtain, the eastern Danube still has secrets to reveal on our 11-day cruisetour from Bucharest to Budapest.
Day 1 Bucharest, Romania
This vibrant capital city is the center of Romanian culture, art and architecture.
Day 2 Bucharest, Romania
Bucharest is Romanias cultural capital. Its original fortress, the first of many, was built to protect the Walachian state from the Turks.
Day 3 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Often referred to as the “City of the Tsars”, Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River.
Day 4 Vidin, Bulgaria
The city retains its old-world charm with its fairy-tale minarets, domes and other charming architecture.
Day 5 Iron Gate, Serbia
Today, sail through one of Europes most dramatic natural wonders, the picturesque stretch famously known as the Iron Gate.
Day 6 Belgrade, Serbia
Situated at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers, Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe.
Day 7 Osijek, Croatia
Osijek is the largest city and the economic and cultural capital of the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia.
Day 8 Kalocsa, Hungary
The quaint town overflows with Hungarian culture and is steeped in the piquant flavor of paprika, the red gold that flavors the local goulash.
Day 9 Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is aptly called Paris of the East for its beautiful evening illumination and reflected lights in the Danubes waters.
Day 10 Budapest, Hungary
Riverside beauty, a vibrant cultural scene and elegant Art Nouveau architecture converge in Budapest.
Day 11 Budapest, Hungary
Hungarys enchanting capital straddles the banks of the Danube, the majestic Chain Bridge uniting it all as a dramatic centerpiece.