Please join me at the Alpine Club 464 Maple Avenue Kitchener on Thursday July 11th at 700pm for a full presentation of this extraordinary Cruise Tour!
08AUG – 25AUG, 2020 (18 nights) – 7 night land tour from Cluj to Bucharest and 10 night river cruise from Bucharest to Vienna
-Arrive in Cluj 08 AUG 2020
-7-night fully hosted Transylvania Cultural Tour with accommodation and sightseeing included, daily breakfast and 3 dinners
-10-nights, 1,200 Miles on the Beautiful Danube River Cruise including a hotel night in Bucharest, all meals and free flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch & dinner onboard
-Set sail from Bucharest on the Amadeus Silver II and the only cruise line that actually goes out the St. George branch to km 0 of the Danube and the Black Sea!
-With many stops along the way, we visit seven countries (Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania) and five world famous capital cities (Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Belgrade and Bucharest). A particular scenic highlight of this trip is the cruise through the “Iron Gates”, the imposing gorge where the Danube breaks through the Carpathian Mountains.
-5 excursions are included; additional 4 are optional; cruise gratuities included
-Package ends in Vienna 25 AUG 2020
NOTE it IS possible to book either land only or cruise only.
NOTE there will be free time in each town for visiting hometowns
I hope you can join us!
Krista Kreutzer | Groups Manager
519 886 9111
- You will visit the following places:
Romania is a republic in Southeast Europe which borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine,Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres (92,043 sq mi) and a temperate-continental climate. With 19.94 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city, Bucharest, is the sixth largest city in the EU. The River Danube, Europe's second longest river, rises in Germany and flows southeastwards for a distance of 2,857 km, coursing through ten countries before emptying in Romania's Danube Delta. The Carpathian Mountains, with their tallest peak Moldoveanu at 2,544 m (8,346 ft), cross Romania from the north to the southwest.
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and, with a population of about 431,000, also the country's largest city. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia on both banks of the Danube River. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two independent countries. Bratislava and Vienna are two of the closest European national capitals to each other, at less than 37 miles apart. Bratislava is the political, cultural, and economic centre of Slovakia. It is the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament, and the executive branch of the government. It is home to several universities, museums, theatres, galleries and other important cultural and educational institutions.
Austria is a German-speaking federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.66 million people in Central Europe. It is characterized by its mountain villages, baroque city architecture, Imperial history and rugged alpine terrain. Vienna, its Danube River capital, is home to the Schonbrunn and Hofburg palaces, and has counted Mozart, Strauss and Sigmund Freud among its residents. The country’s other notable regions include the northern Bohemian Forest, Lake Traun and eastern hillside vineyards.
Cluj-Napoca, as capital of historical region Transylvania, is one of the most visited cities in Romania. The city is very pleasant, and it is certainly a great experience for those who want to see urban Transylvanian life at its best. Along with fine dining, excellent cultural activities, a wonderful historical legacy and a great atmosphere, the city will certainly not disappoint those who add it to their travel itinerary. It's so easy to access and get around. It's also home to universities, vibrant nightlife and landmarks dating to Saxon and Hungarian rule.