Danube Delta Discovery with Turkey

23 Days
Istanbul to Vienna
From (AUD)
$ 12,145
Dates & Pricing

2022 Istanbul > Vienna

Tour Map
Tour Code:
VBIS
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Istanbul
Return City:
Vienna

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Istanbul

    Your journey into wonder begins here, with a three night stay in Istanbul.

  2. Day 2 - Istanbul

    Take a cruise on the Bosphorus strait this morning, before a visit to the Blue Mosque and Hippodrome square where you will see the magnificent Hagia Sophia.

    Freechoice

    Join a cooking class, alternatively, relax and rejuvenate during your visit to the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami Turkish Baths.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Istanbul

    This morning, visit Dolmabahce Palace as well as the Topkapi Palace before time to wander the evocative Grand Bazaar and an afternoon at leisure.

    Enrich

    A special treat awaits for your farewell dinner at the Hamdi Restaurant with its outstanding views over the Golden Horn, accompanied by the call to prayer that echoes from the numerous surrounding mosques.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Istanbul > Canakkale

    Enjoy a fascinating tour of Homer’s Troy – the legendary site of the Trojan Wars. You’ll even see a giant replica of the famous Trojan Horse. Afterwards, travel to Canakkale for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Canakkale > Gallipoli

    Travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of WWI landings by the Allied Forces, including ANZAC troops. There are over 31 cemeteries on the peninsula, now a national park, and you’ll have the chance to explore and gain a unique perspective on this moving and historically poignant location. You also have the opportunity to visit the Kabatepe Museum where you will see a range of historically significant items from the Gallipoli campaign.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Canakkale > Nessebar

    Journey from Canakkale to Bulgaria and stay two nights in Nessebar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Nessebar

    Enjoy a tour of Nessebar. Tonight, delight in delicious local cuisine and take in a folklore show.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Nessebar > Bucharest

    See a diverse range of scenery as you pass through Bulgaria to Romania’s capital, Bucharest, where you will check into a centrally located hotel for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bucharest > Braila

    Today transfer to your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - St. George > Danube Delta

    Sail through the passage of Saint George and the Danube Delta to reach the Black Sea coast. Admire spectacular scenery during your small boat cruise to Mile 0, where the Danube River meets the Black Sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Silistra

    Freechoice

    Discover Silistra Fort during an active walking tour, or journey to the nearby local village where you’ll visit the local school.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Silistra > Vidin

    As you cruise the mighty Danube enjoy the scenery as you sail towards Vidin.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Vidin

    Freechoice

    Tour Vidin on foot, or opt for a hike to the Belogradchik Fortress.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Iron Gates > Donji Milanovac

    Admire the spectacular scenery as you cruise the Iron Gates, with its incredible high cliffs and narrow gorges the Iron Gates also forms the natural border between Romania and Serbia.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy spectacular views over the Danube on a guided tour of Golubac Fortress, or visit Lepenski Vir Archaeological site and museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Belgrade

    Freechoice

    Join an in-depth city tour including a visit to Tito’s Memorial, or take an orientation tour of the city before ample time at leisure top explore on your own. Alternatively, take a cycling tour along the river, or join a walking tour of the city with a local student to hear a unique perspective of life in Belgrade. Alternatively, you can see another side of Belgrade during a Kayak tour along the Danube River.

    Enrich

    Visit the largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Novi Sad

    Freechoice

    Join a local guide for a city tour, or journey to the nearby town of Sremski Karlovci where you will wander the town with a local expert and marvel at the many beautiful Baroque elements. Alternatively, visit Fruska Gora National Park, or take an active hike to Petrovaradin Fortress.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Osijek

    Freechoice

    Explore Osijek on a guided city tour, or opt for a guided bike ride through Osijek’s countryside.

    Later, you’ll be invited into the home of a local family for a traditional home-cooked meal as you discover what everyday life is really like in Croatia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Mohacs

    Freechoice

    Discover Pécs, a city of art and history, or explore the village of Villány and learn about everyday life in Hungary, while sampling some of the fine local wines. Alternatively, tour Zsolnay Porcelain museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Kalocsa

    Witness a traditional Puszta horse show. Be greeted by the horsemen of the Puszta region where this type of activity has been practised for centuries.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Budapest

    Freechoice

    Join a guided tour through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, or if you are feeling active, take a walking tour of Buda. Alternatively, discover the Jewish history of Budapest with a local guide.

    Enrich

    Immerse yourself in Budapest’s imperial past by attending an exclusive private classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Bratislava

    Freechoice

    Explore Bratislava with a local guide during a walking tour, or journey behind the Iron Curtain to discover Bratislava’s communist-era history during a guided tour. Alternatively, visit a sustainable honey producer, or if you’re feeling more active join a guided cycling excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Tour the city of Vienna, or visit Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, take in the sights as we cycle to Danube Island on a guided bicycle tour, or learn about Vienna’s popular wine region whilst sampling some of its acclaimed sparkling wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Vienna

    Depart today after breakfast, taking wonderful memories with you.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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