FROM $5,121

Active and Discovery on the Lower Danube – Includes Free Airfare from Calgary

Discover the hidden gems of Eastern Europe and the stunning landscapes of the Lower Danube River with this incredible 8-night river cruise. Starting from the vibrant capital city of Bucharest, you will explore charming towns, ancient fortresses, impressive castles, and majestic landscapes. Your journey ends in Zagreb, a vibrant and welcoming city bursting with culture, history, and charm.

Active and Discovery on the Lower Danube – Includes Free Airfare from Calgary

Please ask about airfare from other cities
DEPARTURE DATE: September 1, 2023
Countries Visited: Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia


Begin your Active & Discovery river cruise vacation with an overnight stay in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East.” See the Romanian capital’s WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square, and spend free time browsing the lovely shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard. Embark on your Suite Ship® in the town of Oltenita to begin your Danube River cruise through the Balkans, and cruise for Nikopol. See the incredible ancient architecture in Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi or join your local guide and hike to the Kroushuna Waterfalls. Sail to Vidin, Bulgaria, explore the city and visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress. You might prefer to join a panoramic trek in Belogradchik. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge, explore the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir, and visit the fascinating Fortress of Golubač. Sail to Belgrade, Serbia, where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet, and discover ancient architecture in Novi Sad. Walk up the Petrovaradin Fortress or get to know Belgrade through its people. Sail into beautiful Croatia, where a 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition lives on in Ilok. Disembark in Osijek and spend the night in the Croatian capital of Zagreb—dating back to the Roman Empire. This Danube River cruise through the Balkans reveals the beauty of its people and culture across a land of beauty and inspiration.

Travel Dates & Pricing

September 1, 2023from $5,121 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • Round trip air from Calgary ( please ask for other cities)
  • 1 night accommodation in Bucharest Romania
  • 6 night river cruise
  • Prepaid gratuities onbpard
  • Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner
  • Onboard enrichment activities
  • Onshore excursions with Local Guides
  • Special onboard entertainment
  • FlexDiningSM options to give you the freedom to choose when and where you dine on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas of the ship
  • Complimentary bottled water available daily
  • 24-hour self-serve beverage station offering complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and a selection of teas; cookies available throughout the day
  • Taxes and port charges
  • 1 night accommodation in Zagreb Croatia
  • Transfers


1Fri Sep 1Bucharest
2Sat Sep 2Bucharest–Oltenita (Embarkation)
3Sun Sep 3Nikopol. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi
4Mon Sep 4Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik
5Tue Sep 5Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac–Golubač
6Wed Sep 6Belgrade
7Thu Sep 7Novi Sad–Ilok
8Fri Sep 8Osijek (Disembarkation)–Zagreb
9Sat Sep 9Zagreb

Day 1 – Bucharest:

Welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 – Bucharest–Oltenita (Embarkation):

Choice of guided sightseeing in Bucharest or walk the Urban Delta or food tour; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 – Nikopol. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi:

Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and to the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi or hike the Kroushuna Waterfalls; on board movie night

Day 4 – Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik:

Choice of guided tour in Vidin, visit Baba Vida Fortress or wine tasting or hiking in Belogradchik

Day 5 – Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac–Golubač:

Scenic cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or Donji Milanovac off the beaten path tour or Djerdap National park hike; visit to Golubač fortress

Day 6 – Belgrade:

Choice of guided tour or bike tour or meet the locals; on board lecture

Day 7 – Novi Sad–Ilok:
Choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk up to the Petrovaradin Fortress or wine tour; choice of Ilok guided tour or biking tour or beer tour

Day 8 – Osijek (Disembarkation)–Zagreb:

Guided sightseeing in Zagreb

Day 9 – Zagreb:

Your vacation ends this morning

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