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From the Blue Danube to the Black Sea, through the Iron Gates

11-Night Cruise from Linz to Tulcea (or reverse)

Danube cruise
Linz to Tulcea Map

Linz to Tulcea (LIT) - 12 days

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Tulcea to Linz (TUL) - 12 days

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Ship - Vivaldi , L'Europe

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Detailed Itinerary: Linz to Tulcea (LIT)

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Day 1: Linz, Austria (Embarkation Day)

Passengers are welcome to board the ship. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew. Dinner will be served.

DAY 2: MELK - VIENNA (Austria)

Excursion for both classic and discovery excursions packages: Join us for a visit to the Melk Abbey, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. - Our ship will cruise to Vienna.

Two OPTIONAL excursions proposed for this evening (not included in the excursions packages):

  • Viennese concert (subjected to availability).
  • An evening in Grinzing, a village on the outskirts of the city still holding much of its traditional charm and convivial atmosphere. You'll have a seat in a famous Heuriger tavern, where you'll be able to taste the local wines and other specialties from the region surrounded by authentic ambiance.

DAY 3: VIENNA - BRATISLAVA (Slovakia)

Morning excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided visit of Schoenbrunn Palace and with its magnificent park, the former summer residence of the Emperor of Austria and his family.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.

After our visits, we'll begin to cruise to Bratislava. Excursions proposed in the evening:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava, dominated to the north by the slopes of the southern tip of the Little Carpathians and bathed by the Danube. Its charm is found in its old town, with its splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava.

We'll return on board and cruise to Budapest.

DAY 4: BUDAPEST (Hungary)

We'll arrive in Budapest. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873. Buda, on one bank with its rolling hills and valleys; and Pest, on the other, with its flatter landscape that offers a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube. Both are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other legendary sites in Budapest.

The afternoon is free to do as you please. Optional excursion available (not included in the packages): discover Gellert baths and spa.

In the evening, excursion for both packages: evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 5: BUDAPEST - KALOCSA (Hungary) - MOHACS (Hungary) - BEZDAN (Serbia)

We'll arrive in Kalocsa. Excursion for both packages: visit the Puszta, the Pannonian steppe grasslands. We'll enjoy a horse show. After we return on board, we continue towards Mohacs and Novi Sad. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 6: NOVI SAD (Serbia) - BELGRAD (Serbia)

We'll arrive in Novi Sad. Morning excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided visit of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Novi Sad and a walk to the Petrovaradin fortress. We'll leave the ship for an energetic walk to the Petrovaradin Fortress. We'll stroll along the riverfront before climbing the 200 steps up to the fortress. The view from the fort is splendid, and we'll enjoy a snack during our hike.

Our ship will begin to cruise to Belgrade. The afternoon will be spent cruising, before arriving in the Serbian capital in the evening. In the evening, optional excursion for both packages: evening of traditional entertainment in Belgrade.

DAY 7: BELGRAD - DONJI MILANOVAC (Serbia)

Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Belgrade. Known for its high cultural influence during the Turkish occupation, the city charms us with its Eastern, Slavic and Austrian heritage. The lively Terazije Square is considered the heart of the city.

DISCOVERY(additional fee): Biking in Belgrade. You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide, who'll explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times.

The afternoon will be spent cruising to Donji Milanovac.

DAY 8: DONJI MILANOVATHROUGH - THE IRON GATES

The entire day will be spent cruising on the Danube. Our ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. It was called “The Cauldrons” by ancient sailors, since the water, held tightly between two steep cliffs, seems to be boiling. On the Serbian bank of the river, we'll catch a glimpse of the Tabula Traiana - a marble plaque honoring the Roman Road that once linked Rome to the province of Dacia. Tonight is our gala evening.

DAY 9: RUSE (Bulgaria)

We'll arrive in Ruse. Morning excursion for both packages: Tour of the canyon-shaped valley along the Rusenski Lom River, and the Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo, a group of monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries hewn out of solid rock.

Afternoon excursion for both packages: Tour of Ruse.

Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional entertainment on board.  

DAY 10: RUSE - GIURGIU (Romania) - OLTENITA ( Romania)

Our ship will cruise to Giurgiu. Excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bucharest. Bucharest offers a striking combination of architectural styles: Curtea Veche, the ruins of a 15th-century palace built during the rule of Vlad III Dracula, orthodox churches, Empire-style manor houses, Communist-inspired architecture, and the Parliament (outside only - entrance fees not included).

DISCOVERY(additional fee): Bucharest: The legend of Dracula. Full-day excursion chasing the legends of Dracula! We'll head for Bucharest, but first we'll stop off at one of the most mysterious sites involved in the legend.

We'll return on board in Olenita

DAY 11: TULCEA (Romania)

We'll arrive in Tulcea. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: The Danube Delta. You’ll tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna, see the multiple natural and artificial canals, and walk away with impressions that will last a lifetime.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Delta Danube on a speed boat. On board a 7-passenger speed boat, you'll tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna.

We'll return on board in Tulcea. Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment.

DAY 12: TULCEA (Disembarkation Day)

Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Tulcea to Linz (TUL)

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Day 1: Tulcea, Romania (Embarkation Day)

Passengers are welcome to board the ship. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew. Enjoy dinner and an evening of onboard entertainment.

DAY 2: TULCEA - Danube Delta (Romania)

In the morning, excursion proposed :
CLASSIC : Tour the Danube Delta and walk away with impressions that will last a lifetime.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Delta Danube on a speed boat. On board a 7-passenger speed boat, you’ll tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna.

We will cruise to Oltenita and travel through Romania. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 3: OLTENITA (Romania) - GIURGIU (Romania) - RUSE (Bulgaria)

Excursion proposed :
CLASSIC : guided visit of Bucharest. Bucharest offers a striking combination of architectural styles: orthodox churches, Empire-style manor houses, Communist-inspired architecture, and the Parliament (outside only - entrance fees not included).

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Bucharest: the legends of dracula. Full-day excursion chasing the legends of Dracula! We'll head for Bucharest, but first we’ll stop off at one of the most mysterious sites involved in the legend.

We’ll enjoy lunch in the city and return to the boat in Giurgiu. We’ll cruise to Ruse, one of the biggest ports in Bulgaria. Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment.

DAY 4: RUSE (Bulgaria)

Excursion common for both packages: tour of Ruse. The city is impressive with its broad avenues, large squares and wonderful buildings which pay tribute to the architecture of the national Renaissance. After our tour, we’ll return to the ship and begin to cruise all afternoon. We will pass through two countries, Romania on the left bank and Bulgaria on the right bank. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 5: THE IRON GATES

The day will be spent cruising on the Danube sailing through Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia. Our ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube between the Carpathians and the Balkans. On the Serbian bank of the river, we'll catch a glimpse of the Tabula Traiana - a marble plaque honoring the Roman Road that once linked Rome to the province of Dacia.

DAY 6: BELGRADE (Serbia) - NOVI SAD (Serbia)

We’ll arrive in Belgrade. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Serbian capital.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Biking in Belgrade. You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide, who'll explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times.

After our tour, we'll return to the ship.

In the afternoo, excursion common for both packages: Guided tour of Novi Sad.

We'll start cruising in the direction of Mohacs.

DAY 7: BEZDAN - MOHACS - KALOCSA

We’ll arrive in Mohacs. In the afternoon, excursion common for both packages: The Puszta. We'll return on board in Kalocsa and cruise to Budapest. Enjoy a Hungarian feast this evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 8: BUDAPEST (Hungary)

Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other legendary sites in Budapest.

Enjoy a free afternoon in Budapest. Optional (not included in the packages): Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa. After our visits, we'll begin to cruise to Bratislava. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 9: BRATISLAVA (Slovakia)

We’ll arrive in Bratislava. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. We’ll then return on board. Our ship will cruise to Vienna.

DAY 10: VIENNA (Austria)

Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit to Schoenbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and panoramic tour of Vienna.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.

We’ll then return on board. You'll be free to explore the city on your own in the afternoon. There is an OPTIONAL Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna (this excursion is not included in the packages.)

In the evening, two OPTIONAL excursions proposed:

  • Concert of Viennese music.
  • An evening in Grinzing, a village on the outskirts of the city still holding much of its traditional charm and convivial atmosphere. You'll have a seat in a famous Heuriger tavern, where you'll be able to taste the local wines and other specialties from the region surrounded by authentic ambiance.

Our ship will cruise to Melk during the night.

DAY 11: MELK (Austria)

Once we arrive in Melk, join us for an excursion common for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students. We'll then return on board and depart for Linz. Tonight is our festive gala evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 12: LINZ (Austria) (Disembarkation Day)

Enjoy breakfast before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. in Linz. End of our services.

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
  • Until further notice, it is only possible to select one of the 2 excursions packages on offer. You will thus only be able to book the Classic Package (included in the cruise price), OR the Dynamic Package (requires an additional fee) . Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose
2017 Departure Dates
Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE PASSENGER rate.
From Linz (LIT)
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Lower Deck w/ fixed window - 2 twin beds
Middle Deck w/ fixed window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck w/ fixed window - 2 twin beds
Lower Deck w/ fixed window - Single Passenger Rate
Middle Deck w/ fixed window - Single Passenger Rate
Upper Deck w/ fixed window -Single Passenger Rate
May 1, 2017
Vivaldi
$4,123
$4,350
$4,411
$4,952
$5,179
$5,240
Jun 18, 2017
Vivaldi
$4,123
$4,350
$4,411
$4,952
$5,179
$5,240
Jun 30, 2017
L'Europe
$3,788
$4,016
$4,076
$4,617
$4,845
$4,905
Jul 22, 2017
L'Europe
$3,622
$3,850
$3,910
$4,451
$4,679
$4,739
Aug 12, 2017
Vivaldi
$3,940
$4,166
$4,226
$4,769
$4,995
$5,055
Aug 27, 2017
L'Europe
$3,621
$3,849
$3,909
$4,450
$4,678
$4,738
Sep 18, 2017
L'Europe
$3,788
$4,016
$4,076
$4,617
$4,845
$4,905
 
From Tulcea (TUL)
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Lower Deck w/ fixed window - 2 twin beds
Middle Deck w/ fixed window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck w/ fixed window - 2 twin beds
Lower Deck w/ fixed window - Single Passenger Rate
Middle Deck w/ fixed window - Single Passenger Rate
Upper Deck w/ fixed window -Single Passenger Rate
Jun 5, 2017
L'Europe
$3,631
$3,859
$3,919
$4,460
$4,688
$4,748
Jun 7, 2017
Vivaldi
$3,965
$4,193
$4,253
$4,794
$5,022
$5,082
Jul 11, 2017
L'Europe
$3,462
$3,691
$3,750
$4,291
$4,520
$4,579
Aug 1, 2017
Vivaldi
$3,781
$4,008
$4,068
$4,610
$4,837
$4,897
Aug 2, 2017
L'Europe
$3,462
$3,691
$3,750
$4,291
$4,520
$4,579
Sep 7, 2017
L'Europe
$3,631
$3,859
$3,919
$4,460
$4,688
$4,748
Sep 22, 2017
Vivaldi
$3,965
$4,193
$4,253
$4,794
$5,022
$5,082
Oct 14, 2017
Vivaldi
$3,604
$3,831
$3,891
$4,433
$4,660
$4,720
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on D12 drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list) double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom the classic excursions package onboard entertainment assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess welcome cocktail the gala dinner and evening port fees.

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Champagne at the bar and all drinks on the wine list • The drinks served during excursions or transfers • Discovery excursions package • concert of Viennese music • evening in Grinzing • Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Gratuities • Personal expenses

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