Danube Delta Discovery with Turkey

Waltz through Europe on a 15 day river cruise from Vienna to Bucharest. Then journey to the historically poignant Gallipoli Peninsula and beyond that, Istanbul.

23 Days
Vienna to Istanbul
From (CAD)
$ 11,010
Dates & Pricing

2022 Vienna > Istanbul

Pick up the strains of a melody you recognise as you walk the quaint cobblestone streets of Vienna. Visit the Danube Delta, offering some of the region’s most beautiful backdrops. Then, your journey takes you to the history-rich Gallipoli Peninsula and beyond that, Istanbul.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
VBIS
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Vienna
Return City:
Istanbul

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Vienna

    Raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vienna

    Freechoice

    Tour the city of Vienna, or visit the remarkable Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, join a guided bicycle tour to Danube Island, or journey outside the city centre to learn about Vienna’s popular wine region during a tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Bratislava

    Freechoice

    Explore beautiful Bratislava on a guided walking tour, or visit a sustainable honey producer. Alternatively, journey behind the Iron Curtain to discover Bratislava’s communist-era history, or join a guided cycling tour of the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Budapest

    Freechoice

    Join a guided city tour, or take an active walking tour of Buda. Alternatively, discover Budapest’s Jewish heritage with a local guide.

    Enrich

    Attend an exclusive classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - Mohacs

    Freechoice

    Discover the city of Pécs, or explore the village of Villány. Alternatively, tour Zsolnay Porcelain Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Osijek

    Freechoice

    Be guided through the town of Osijek on foot or by bike.

    Later, join a local family for a hearty home-cooked meal.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Novi Sad

    Freechoice

    Join a local guide for a city tour, or journey to the nearby town of Sremski Karlovci. Alternatively, visit Fruška Gora National Park, or take an active hike to Petrovaradin Fortress.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Belgrade

    Freechoice

    Enjoy an in-depth city tour including Tito’s Memorial, or join an orientation tour of the city. Alternatively, take a cycling tour along the river, or join a local for a walking tour. Or, see another side of Belgrade as you kayak on the Danube.

    Enrich

    Visit the temple of St. Sava and enjoy a choir performance in the Temple Crypt.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Donji Milanovac > Iron Gates

    Freechoice

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

    Later, admire the scenery as you cruise the Iron Gates.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Vidin

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Vidin > Silistra

    Relax and enjoy the scenery as you cruise the mighty Danube towards Silistra.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Silistra

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Saint George > Danube Delta

    Sail to the Black Sea coast. Admire spectacular scenery during your small boat cruise to Mile 0, where the mighty Danube River meets the Black Sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Braila > Bucharest

    This morning disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and travel to Bucharest for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Bucharest > Nessebar

    From Bucharest travel to the Black Sea coast for a two night stay. Tonight delight in a delicious local dinner and Bulgarian Folklore show.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Nessebar

    Enjoy a tour of Nessebar, followed by free time.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Nessebar > Canakkale

    Journey from Bulgaria to Canakkale, Turkey for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - 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, which is now a national park. Gain a unique perspective on this moving and historically poignant location.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Istanbul

    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. Later, travel to Istanbul for a three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Istanbul

    Explore Istanbul including visits to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Palace.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a cooking class, where you will make traditional Turkish favourites. Alternatively, relax and rejuvenate during your visit to the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami Turkish Baths.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - Istanbul

    Take a cruise on the Bosphorus Strait and spend time wandering the evocative Grand Bazaar before 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

  23. Day 23 - Istanbul

    After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul airport. It may be the end of your journey, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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