Grand European Explorer
Art, music, astonishing natural beauty, and fascinating history await you as you explore the best that Central and Eastern Europe have to offer. Beautifully preserved Prague has enchanted visitors for centuries, but it is only a tiny part of this extraordinary voyage through nine nations. Sail past quaint villages and great cities on the glorious Danube, visiting Baroque abbeys and Medieval cathedrals, tasting fine wines and encountering new cultures. Along the way, you’ll uncover the splendid Habsburg capitals of Vienna and Budapest, as well as the many hidden treasures of Croatia, Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria.
Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage landscape of Austria’s Wachau Valley, the serene riverine landscapes of the plains of Hungary, and Romania’s mighty Iron Gates. Your adventure will let you delve into lesser-known destinations such as the rock-hewn monastery of Basarbovo and the otherworldly stone formations of Belogradchik. Discover the intriguing story of modern-day royalty as you tour a palace in Belgrade and learn why this booming city attracts visitors from all over Eastern Europe. And yet, this exploration is not just about grand sights and splendid monuments: you’ll also have the chance to meet and talk to the people of these intriguing lands in intimate settings. A multitude of delights are just waiting for you on this cruise, which balances captivating destinations with plenty of time to relax onboard.
Who Will Enjoy This Cruise:
Travelers seeking to become more intimate with this part of Europe, and students of the culture and history of the European people who will relish the personal experiences they gain on this trip.
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2015: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.
Information is subject to change.