Stunning views await on your Main and Danube River cruise from the Balkans to Germany. Begin with an overnight stay in Bucharest for a guided sightseeing tour.
Travel to Fetesti to board your Suite Ship®. Begin with a small-boat guided tour of some of the 2,200 square miles of the Danube Delta preserve. Celebrate Kilometer “0” to mark the Danube’s course of 2,845 kilometers from the Black Forest to the Black Sea! Cruise through the striking landscapes of the Balkans, and visit Rousse,-- Bulgaria’s largest inland port, or join a full-day guided tour of the Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo, where ancient stone houses cling to the Yantra River cliffs. Visit Arbanassi, one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria.
Cruise through the majestic, narrow passage of the Iron Gates Gorge, followed by guided sightseeing in Vidin and an excursion to Belogradchik, with its ancient fortress and tremendous rock formations on the Balkan Mountains. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, and see the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek. Enjoy a performance by students of the Franjo Kuhač music school. Tour the historic town of Pécs before cruising to Budapest.
Explore Vienna’s historic Habsburg Empire—including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit charming Dürnstein and Melk—in the vineyard-rich Wachau Valley. Hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart in Dürnstein, and tour Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. Enjoy a guided walk through the “City of Three Rivers”—Passau—before sailing to Regensburg. See the timbered houses of Roth, or tour Nuremberg’s historic sites, including Kaiserburg Castle or the Nuremberg WWII Third Reich Rally Grounds.
Take an excursion from Nuremberg to Munich to see Nymphenburg Palace. In Bamberg, tour the city of seven hills, then visit Bavaria’s largest wine region in Kitzingen and quaint Volkach. Tour Würzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” as well as a charming Main River village. Your cruise concludes in Mainz.