Program offerings are subject to change.
Skip to Istanbul to Vienna Day-to-Day
Arrive at Vienna International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with National Library visit or exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour with an art historian
Get to know Vienna’s imperial history during a tour that takes you along the stately Ringstrasse to the beautiful Austrian National Library. Or opt to explore Vienna with an art historian, taking in the Belvedere and the Museum of Fine Arts. (BB, L, D)
Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead.
FEATURED EXCURSION: Exclusive guided “Go Active” biking tour of Danube Island
Enjoy the day on your own, or join an afternoon bicycling tour of Danube Island’s verdant nature preserve. (BB, L, D)
FEATURED EXCURSION: Bratislava walking tour
Take a guided stroll through Slovakia’s capital city. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, WD)
FEATURED EXCURSION: Exclusive Hungarian reception at Szentendre Island’s Bodor Mayor Horse Farm and choice of Budapest city tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour
After enjoying some leisure time in Budapest, take a motorcoach to Szentendre Island’s Bodor Mayor Horse Farm for a private reception and a dazzling display of horsemanship in the style of Hungary’s ancient cowboys—the Magyar Csikós. Altenatively, take a panoramic coach tour shows you Budapest’s top sights, from Castle Hill to Parliament to the Grand Market. Or discover the city’s treasures like a local: hop the metro to a famous pastry shop decorated with brilliant tile work, stroll romantic Karoly Gardens, and visit Market Hall, where you can shop for traditional items like paprika and Unicum. (BB, L, D)
Spend the day at leisure. (BB, L, D)
FEATURED EXCURSION: Excursion to Pécs with exclusive wine tasting in the Villány Hills
Pécs boasts a fascinating array of Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques-turned-churches. The region is famous for its vinoculture; taste the celebrated red wines produced in the Villány Hills on a special wine excursion. (BB, L, D)
FEATURED EXCURSION: Full-day tour of Osijek, school visit, and exclusive home-hosted lunch
Children will perform for you at their school before you take a tour of the town and savor an exclusive home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family. (BB, L, D)
Note: School visit not available during school holidays.
FEATURED EXCURSION: Belgrade city tour with Kalemegdan Fortress
Enjoy a panoramic drive through Belgrade, explore vast Kalemegdan Fortress on foot, and see a bit of a city that loves to shop and party. (BB, L, D)
Cruising the Iron Gates
Spend a peaceful day cruising the majestic Iron Gates. (BB, L, D)
FEATURED EXCURSION: Medieval theater performance and Belogradchik rock formations
Explore the lesser-known town of Vidin and see a live performance before visiting the peculiar Belogradchik rocks, the source of many legends. (BB, L, D)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch or Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries and Rusenski Lom Nature Park with lunch
In Veliko Tarnovo, see the majestic ruins of Tsarevetz Castle. In Arbanassi, see the frescoed Nativity Church and stop at a village restaurant for a typical Bulgarian lunch, complete with live folk music. Or opt for a tour of the countryside, which will include the rock-hewn cave churches of Ivanovo and Basarbovo in the craggy precincts of a national forest. In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, FD)
FEATURED EXCURSION: Bucharest city tour with People’s Palace visit
Disembark the ship in Giurgiu and transfer via motorcoach to Bucharest. Later in the day, enjoy a panoramic tour of eclectic Bucharest, with its mix of monumental Communist buildings and French-influenced architecture. (BB, L)
Bucharest, flight to Istanbul
Depart from Bucharest and fly to Istanbul. (BB)
FEATURED EXCURSION: Istanbul city tour with Grand Bazaar
Today’s panoramic tour takes you to the Hippodrome; the Blue Mosque, with its distinctive minarets and blue Iznik tile walls; spectacular Hagia Sophia (the Church of Holy Wisdom), which was built in 535 AD; and Topkapi Palace, a magnificent Ottoman residence. Then wend your way through the vaulted passages and 6,000 merchant stalls of the Grand Bazaar. (BB)
Note: Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) is a place of active worship. Ceremonies may restrict visitors from entering at times. At all times, please obey mosque etiquette.
Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. The city tour of Istanbul will be arranged in accordance with the days they are open. If Hagia Sophia is not available during your stay, we will offer the harem visit in Topkapi Palace instead.
Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for your flight home. (CB/BB)
Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.