Danube River – Vienna to the Black Sea

Danube River – Vienna to the Black Sea



Join this extraordinary 13-day journey along the fabled Danube River, from the Habsburgs’ imperial capital of Vienna, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to the captivating Black Sea. Cruise for nine nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Queen and spend two nights in Romania’s elegant capital, Bucharest. Cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates and discover the enchanting eastern Danube River Valley, a mystical region virtually unknown to Westerners. Visit the ancient land of Bulgaria, the young territories of Serbia and eastern Croatia, Hungary’s fabled Puszta (plains) and the UNESCO World Heritage‑designated castles, palaces and squares of Budapest.

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Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International River Voyages
Departure Dates
Oct 11, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021


Imperial Vienna
Pre-Program Option**
The former seat of the Habsburg Empire and one of Europe’s most vibrant cultural centers, Vienna showcases an open‑air museum of splendid Baroque architecture in its historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the famous Ringstrasse, see this remarkable city’s most important landmarks. Visit Hofburg Palace and see the Gothic‑style Stephansdom (Saint Stephen’s Cathedral). Learn more about the Austrian Empire in Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Habsburgs’ summer estate. Accommodations are for two nights in the historical, Five‑Star Hotel Imperial Vienna.

Castles of Transylvania
Post-Program Option**
Enjoy mystical Transylvania, Latin for “the land beyond the forest,” and central Romania’s rich medieval heritage. Admire the auburn splendor of the Carpathian Mountains, an evocative backdrop for grand castles with soaring spires where the Gothic narrative of Count Dracula lives on in local lore. Tour the 19th‑century fairy‑tale Peleş Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Europe; the imposing, 14th‑century Bran Castle; and Romania’s beloved Queen Marie’s former summer residence. See the Gothic Black Church in Braşov; visit the UNESCO World Heritage‑designated, 14th-century Sighişoara, the birthplace of Vlad Țepeş; and visit UNESCO‑inscribed Prejmar, the largest fortified church in southeast Europe. Spend two nights in the ideally located, deluxe Aro Palace in BraȘov and one night in the Five‑Star Athénée Palace Hilton Bucharest.


  • Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner, PhD, AIA, is a principal with David H Gleason Associates, Inc., Architects specializing in historic preservation and rehabilitation projects. Founder of the National Trust’s Urban Program for the National Main Street center, Richard also founded and directed the nation’s first on line graduate program in historic preservation at Goucher College, as well as served as Research Professor in Historic Preservation, The George Washington University. A graduate of  the University of Virginia, and the University of Edinburgh, Richard brings an international perspective to his discussions of architecture, architectural history and historic preservation to his tours.


Cancellations for all or any part of the program including Pre/Post Program(s) reservation(s) will not be effective until received in writing in the offices of Gohagan. Should you have to cancel, the following terms will apply: reservation cancellation(s)
Make a new reservation by August 31, 2021, 2021 and pay deposit and the deposit is fully refundable in cash up to 96 days prior to departure. In addition, any applicable airline cancellation fees, optional excursion cancellation fees and administrative fees may apply.


Danube Black Sea map


  • day 1

    Depart the U.S. or Canada

  • day 2

    Vienna, Austria/Embark Amadeus Queen

  • day 3

    Bratislava, Slovakia

  • day 4

    Budapest, Hungary

  • day 5


  • day 6

    Vukovar, Croatia/Novi Sad, Serbia

  • day 7


  • day 8

    Donji Milanovac for Lepinski Vir/ Cruise through the Iron Gates

  • day 9

    Nikopol, Bulgaria, for Arbanasi and Veliko Târnovo/Ruse

  • day 10

    Feteşti, Romania, for Constanţa and Adamclisi

  • day 11

    Feteşti/Disembark ship/Bucharest

  • day 12


  • day 13

    Bucharest/Return to the U.S. or Canada

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