This custom-designed, 13-day travel program features seven unique countries, two UNESCO World Heritage sites and the enchanting eastern Danube River Valley. Cruise for nine nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Queen, from the Habsburgs’ imperial capital of Vienna to the Black Sea through a rich mosaic of medieval cities, charming villages and rugged countryside, from ancient Bulgaria to Serbia and eastern Croatia, and from Hungary’s fabled Puszta (plains) to the glittering palaces of Budapest. Immerse yourself in the Slavic heritage of medieval Belgrade and cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates.
John Meffert, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, has a long tradition with the National Trust. He has served as the Director for our Southern Office from and was the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the oldest nonprofit organization in the United States, responsible for preserving the historic resources of Charleston, S.C. John has delighted many study tour groups with his lectures and insights on preservation, and receives rave reviews as study leader.
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Vienna, Austria/Embark Amadeus Queen
3 Bratislava, Slovakia
4 Budapest, Hungary
6 Vukovar, Croatia/Novi Sad, Serbia
8 Donji Milonavac for Lepinski Vir/Cruising through the Iron Gates
9 Svishtov, Bulgaria, for Arbanasi and Veliko Târnovo/Ruse
10 FeteŞti, Romania, for Constanta
11 FeteŞti/Disembark ship/Bucharest
13 Bucharest/Return to the U.S.
Cruise itinerary is subject to change.
Visit Vienna and Transylvania with the Pre- and Post-Program Options.