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River Cruising

The Black Sea to Budapest

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$5,990 USD
Journey Type
River Cruising
Time of Year
May, Jul - Aug
Cities & Landmarks
Budapest, Bucharest, Belgrade, Constanta, Pecs, Ruse
Budapest to Black Sea River Cruise
Parliament, Budapest, Hungary

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Exclusive evening at Belgrade's Royal White Palace

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

All gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director

 

Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $2,412

 

Two nights at a hotel in Budapest and two nights in Bucharest at a hotel with an ideal location next to the Parliament Palace

 

Choices of bicycle excursions in Budapest & Belgrade

 

Dinner at the massive Parliament building (the "People's Palace") in Bucharest  

 

SEE WHAT YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Exclusively inclusive river cruising

Explore the romantic lower Danube through the heart of Central Europe, where East and West meet and intertwine in fascinating cultures and turbulent history... Glide past medieval monasteries, citadels and villages...

Discover resort towns along Romania’s Black Sea Coast, explore an ancient Christian necropolis in Pecs, and visit "Dracula’s" castle in Transylvania... dine in the Soviet-style People’s Palace in Bucharest... Share homemade refreshments in the home of a Croatian family rebuilding their lives in postwar Vukovar, and listen to Béla Bartók’s piano music at a recital in his Budapest home. Experience authentic local cuisine, music and dance, and a wealth of architectural wonders as your river cruise winds its way through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, with nights on land at luxury hotels in the popular cities of Bucharest and Budapest (the Paris of Eastern Europe). Read Less

Take a look at Tauck River Cruising along the Danube, the "River of Kings"

Gala dinner at Bucharest's Parliament Palace

Dinner in one of the world's largest buildings in Bucharest

Bucharest's Parliament Palace, a.k.a. the People’s Palace, is one of the largest administrative buildings in the world; an army of laborers and architects worked around the clock for five years trying to fulfill Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s vision of a seat of power that would reflect his importance. But his plans were thwarted by the Romanian Revolution of 1989, when he and his wife were arrested and executed. Today the Romanian government and the National Museum of Contemporary Art occupy part of the palace, and – as a Tauck guest – you'll attend an exclusive gala dinner in one of its astounding rooms!

Tauck Exclusive – Dinner at a Royal Palace

Exclusive Tauck evening at Serbia's Royal White Palace in Belgrade

The Serbian Royal Family's White Palace (Beli Dvor) in the Dedinje Complex in Belgrade was built for the then Crown Princes of Yugoslavia in the 1930s, and shares the complex with the Royal Palace, built a decade earlier and now home to HRH Crown Prince Alexander II of Serbia. The beautiful neo-Classical White Palace is the setting for our Tauck Exclusive gala dinner in Belgrade... an evening you won't soon forget!

This was a first for Tauck and me on a river, so I expected the best and got the best. The ship was marvelous, the rooms spacious and the food delicious.

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The Tauck Experience

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Reviews (8)

This was my 16th Tauck trip-only four stars as it's hard to choose a "best". I didn't think it was possible for a river cruise to get any better, but it's been fine tuned to the nth degree. The crew, the staff, the ship were all wonderful! Eastern Europe is a living history lesson and the films and lectures really gave a full picture of the past.

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As a solo traveler, the many moments meeting my fellow guests were most memorable. People who travel with Tauck are really nice people, and I had a wonderful time with many congenial travelers.


My husband and I both enjoyed the trip very much. The ship is beautiful, the staff is very attentive. The tour directors are all very knowledgeable and helpful. We liked the people on the cruise very much. It was easy to make friends. We also liked the fact that everything is included. The food and beverages were also very good.

Most Memorable Moment:

We very much enjoyed the dinner at the Royal Palace in Serbia. The food was excellent and we had a special treat when Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine came to speak with us.


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