seven countries, one UNESCO World Heritage sites and the enchanting eastern Danube River Valley, a mystical region steeped in natural beauty that remains virtually unknown to Westerners. Cruise for nine nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Silver II from the Habsburgs’ imperial capital of Vienna to the Black Sea. Here, a rich mosaic of medieval cities, charming villages and rugged countrysides await you, from the ancient lands of Bulgaria to the relatively young territories of Serbia and eastern Croatia, the spectacular Carpathian Mountains and Hungary’s fabled Puszta (plains) to the glittering palaces of Budapest. Admire a masterful display of traditional horsemanship in the Hungarian heartland, immerse yourself in the Slavic heritage of medieval Belgrade and cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates, which divide the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains. Spend two nights in Romania’s elegant capital of Bucharest, known for its splendid architecture.
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- Trip Type
- Group Travel Tour, International River Voyages
- Departure Dates
- Oct 4, 2020 - Oct 16, 2020
Deepen your knowledge of the Danube with the Vienna Pre-Program Option and see authentic castles of local lore on the Transylvania Post-Program Option.
Barbara Horlbeck is an adjunct instructor of art history, an independent researcher, lecturer, and writer. She developed and teaches innovative virtual and face-to-face college-level art history courses, including Arts of the Medieval World, Renaissance and Baroque Arts, Ancient Arts, and Arts of Asia. Founder of Arts and Influences, she gives lectures and seminars on a wide range of art historical and cultural topics including. She has been a docent at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for fifteen years, where she leads tours for educators and specialists as well as the general public. She has traveled in more than thirty countries, including five continents and the North Pole, throughout Europe, and from Iran to India and Russia to Pakistan and China.
- day 1
Depart the U.S.
- day 2
Vienna, Austria/Embark Amadeus Silver II
- day 3
- day 4
- day 5
- day 6
Vukovar, Croatia/Novi Sad, Serbia
- day 7
- day 8
Donji Milonavac for Lepinski Vir/Cruising through the Iron Gates
- day 9
Nikopol, Bulgaria, for Arbanasi and Veliko Târnovo/Ruse
- day 10
FeteŞti, Romania, for Constanta and Adamclisi
- day 11
- day 12
- day 13
Bucharest/Return to the U.S.
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