Highlights of Eastern Europe 2018 with Uniworld
|Starting from||R56 000|
|Package Validity||Selected departure dates: 04, 09, 18 & 23 APR 2018.|
|Destination||Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Serbia & Bulgaria|
- All transfers on arrival & departure days
- 7 nights cruise in a riverview stateroom on-board the River Dutchess/River Beatrice
- 2 nights accommodation at the Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar) in Bucharest with breakfast
- All dining & unlimited beverages on-board including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee & tea & bottled water
- Captains Welcome & Farewell Receptions
- Welcome & Farewell Gala Dinners
- Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
- 7 excursions, including "Choice is Yours" options
- Assistance of an English-speaking local expert & experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
- Guided "Go Active", "Do as the Locals Do & "Gentle Walking" programs
- On-board local entertainment
- Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "The Orient in Europe : Eastern Influences on the Western World”
- Port charges & taxes
** This cruise operates between APR 2018 - OCT 2018. Please enquire with you Travel Agent regarding prices for other dates **
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Budapest by bike
Savor the beauty of Buda & Pest on a panoramic tour of the city. Or “Do as the Locals Do,” riding the metro & stopping at a lively local market, Károlyi Garden & the National Museum. Alternatively, see the sites on a guided bike tour. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception & Gala Dinner.
FEATURED EXCURSION: Full-day tour of Vukovar & Osijek with exclusive farm visit & home-hosted lunch
Take a short walking discovery tour of Vukovar before departing for Osijek, where you’ll explore the Old Town on foot. Then venture into the Croatian countryside to experience a family-owned farm & enjoy a delicious tapas-style meal.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Belgrade city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace OR exclusive guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour
Explore Belgrade, Serbia’s capital & largest city, in one of two ways—a panoramic tour that includes a tour inside the Royal Palace, or a guided bike tour highlighting historic sites dating from WWII to the present day.
Cruising the Iron Gates
Enjoy a day on-board cruising through the Iron Gates, a scenic stretch of the Danube marking the boundary between Romania & Serbia.
Vidin, cruising the Danube River
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Belogradchik rock formations OR Romanian Cetate Cultural Port visit
Explore the lesser-known town of Vidin & the extraordinary Belogradchik rocks, whose peculiar shapes have given rise to many legends. Or, visit the Cetate Cultural Port, a residence for Romanian writers & artists.
Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rousse & Ivanovo)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch OR Rousse walking discovery tour & Ivanovo & Basarbovo monasteries
See the majestic ruins of Tsarevetz Castle in Veliko Tarnovo & the frescoed Nativity Church in Arbanassi, followed by a traditional Bulgarian lunch. Or, opt for a tour of Rousse & the UNESCO-designated cave churches of Ivanovo and Basarbovo. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception & Gala Dinner.
Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest hotel
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bucharest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Bucharest walking tour
Disembark the ship & transfer via motorcoach to Bucharest, where your panoramic tour highlights the city’s eclectic mix of Soviet- & French-inspired architecture. Or, “Do as the Locals Do” with a guided walk through revitalized downtown neighborhoods.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of People’s Palace visit OR Romanian countryside tour with visits to Mogosoaia Palace & Vlad the Impaler’s tomb
Spend some time today in the lavish People’s Palace—the world’s largest civilian building, erected at enormous cost. Or, you can choose to head into the countryside to get a closer look at the lives of Romanian villagers & explore the 18th-century Mogosoaia Palace & the lakeside tomb of Vlad the Impaler.