This custom-designed, 13-day travel program features seven unique countries, two UNESCO World Heritage sites and the enchanting and seldom-visited eastern Danube River Valley. Cruise for nine nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe m.s. Amadeus Silver III , from the Habsburgs’ imperial capital of Vienna through a rich mosaic of medieval cities, charming villages and rugged countryside to the Black Sea. Through ancient Romania and Serbia and Hungary’s fabled Puszta (plains) to the glittering palaces of Budapest, cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates and experience the Slavic heritage of medieval Belgrade. Spend two nights in elegant Bucharest and visit legendary Transylvania.
Grace Gary, an architectural historian with degrees from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and the University of Virginia, is a veteran leader of more than 30 Trust tours. Most recently she served as the executive director of Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, DE, where she oversaw an award-winning, multi-year, $70 million restoration of building and gardens. She and fellow National Trust lecturer Dwight Young are the authors of Nemours: A Portrait of Alfred I. DuPont’s House. Grace also is the author of two volumes in the Trust’s “Information” series and has also served as director of the Trust’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Preservation PA, and Longue Vue House and Gardens. She was the first director of Colonial Williamsburg’s Tourism Leadership Center. Grace has led more than forty tours over thirty years to countries on four continents.
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Vienna, Austria/Embark m.s. Amadeus Silver III
3 Vienna/Bratislava, Slovakia
4 Budapest, Hungary
6 Osijek, Croatia/Vukovar
7 Belgrade, Serbia
8 Donji Milonavac for Lepinski Vir/Cruising through the Iron Gates
9 Svishtov, Bulgaria, for Arbanasi and Veliko Târnovo/Ruse
10 Hârsova, Romania, for Constanta
11 Fetesti/Disembark ship/Bucharest
13 Bucharest/Return to the U.S.
Pre-Program Vienna option