Our Eastern Europe River cruise Journey Highlights have been hand picked by our overseas Travel Planners. Our Cruise Travel Planners rely on their intimate knowledge of the destination and their conversations with our travelers to provide you with the very best video highlights of Eastern Europe!
Attend a folklore workshop on egg painting, embroidery, and the making of traditional Hungarian paprika bread
Enjoy a delightful folkloric dance performance by local children who come onboard your ship
Contextualize your discoveries through our enriching Vantage Lecture Series and learn about the European Union, Serbia Today, and more
Spend two nights in Budapest and enjoy a Vantage-exclusive visit to its Parliament
Spend a day in Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, where you’ll lunch with local students and attend an Orthodox choir performance
Head to Sinaia, a former royal summer retreat, and visit the fairytale-worthy Peles Castle
Embark on a city tour of Bucharest, including a visit to the sprawling People’s Palace
Take in the view as you cruise this dramatic gorge between Serbia and Romania
Join a Croatian family for a riveting home-hosted lunch that offers a glimpse into local life and food
Soak in the charming town of Pécs on a walking tour that includes a visit to the city’s UNESCO-listed Necropolis
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Stay active on your cruise down the Danube! In addition to morning onboard stretching and yoga offerings (features vary by departure), you’ll enjoy a bevy of active endeavors. Here are but a few:
Take advantage of complimentary bicycles aboard ship! Simply see your Concierge once you're onboard to reserve (keep in mind, bikes are first-come, first-served). Lock and helmet are provided, so all you need are firm-soled shoes, and appropriate attire.
Eastern Europe is known for hearty, homey cooking and though there are certainly overlapping traditions among the five nations on your trip, there is also a world of nuanced variety. You’ll discover it as you dine in local restaurants, on board ship, and even in local homes.
You’ll want to have your camera ready at all times to capture the baroque splendors of all five countries featured on this epic cruisetour. Here are a few tips to help you along the way:
Your solo-friendly river cruise has been enhanced with special features catering to independent travelers, including:
Prior to your expedition cruise, our complimentary Concierge service will be available to help you customize your journey. Here are just a few services your Concierge can provide:
Take advantage of this free, start-to-finish service by making your requests prior to your journey or during your journey. We are one of the only companies to offer this level of service! Call 1-888-982-6824 or email Concierge@vantagetravel.com to speak to a Concierge today, or simply log into My Portfolio up to two weeks prior to departure.
During your journey, your onboard Destination Manager can assist with any special requests such as spa reservations, hotel reservations, and more.