Dalmatian & Lower Danube

24 Days
Dubrovnik to Bucharest
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$ 13,305
Dates & Pricing

2019 Dubrovnik > Bucharest

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EDBU
Duration:
24 days
Departure City:
Dubrovnik
Return City:
Bucharest

Selected Itinerary

24 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrival Dubrovnik

    Welcome to Dubrovnik, commonly known as “the pearl of the Adriatic Sea”. You will be met at the airport and transferred to our exclusively-chartered boutique yacht, where a warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Dubrovnik - Slano

    Dubrovnik’s old town’s charm lies on its white limestone streets, baroque buildings and ancient city walls that protected a civilized, sophisticated republic for centuries. A UNESCO World Heritage site, is on the menu today. After the tour, cruise to Slano, and reach the peninsula's wine empire, Ston is a jewel in Adriatic Coast. You will have an included tour of Ston followed by a wine tasting session.
    You’re Invited: Guided Tour of Ston with wine tasting

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Slano – Mljet - Korcula

    The Island of Korcula is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea. Like most of the Croatian islands, the Greeks, who gave it the name Korkyra Melaina or 'Black Corfu' for its dark and densely wooded appearance, first settled Korcula. Today you will have a guided tour of the town, passing by the its typical medieval architecture, including towers and cluster of red-roofed houses. Marco Polo the famous world-traveller and writer, as well as a Venetian merchant, is reputed to have been born in Korcula.
    DiscoverMORE: Guided Tour of Mljet (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Korcula- Pucišca - Omiš

    Pucišca, a settlement in the middle part of the northern part of the island Brac. The town is known for having a special variety of stones, of which have been used to build part of the “White House” in Washington. For many generations, locals have been making use the stone and as part of your EmeraldPLUS, you will have a change to visit a stonemason-school. Founded in 1909 the school provides educational support for local students, producing quality religious icons, fountains, statues.
    You’re Invited: Tour of Pucišca &Visit to a Stone Masonry School
    DiscoverMORE: Guided Tour of Cetina with boat ride and local tasting (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Split - Hvar

    Split is the second largest city in Croatia and the largest city on the Adriatic coast. The city has some fantastic sights with both Roman and modern architecture. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the many facades of this beautiful city. After the tour you will cruise to Hvar for a walking tour passing by the town’s cosy harbour, terracotta-roofed villas, Gothic palaces and 13th-century ramparts rising towards an impressive citadel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  6. Day 6 - Šibenik

    Your day begins with a guided tour of one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic Cost, Šibenik. This charming town boasts fantastic sights which exist from Venetian times. In particular the marble Cathedral of St. James, a UNESCO World Heritage list. The rest of the day is free to enjoy this beautiful town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  7. Day 7 - Šibenik- Trogir

    Named after the Krka River, the Krka National Park covers an area of just over 142 square km and includes two thirds of the river itself. The top attraction of the Park are its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk falls which are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. Later, cruise to Trogir, a town designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. Trogir is home to a number of fascinating historic sights and rich architecture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Trogir Disembarkation - Opatija

    After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer by coach to the town of Opatija, where you will have free time to explore. Included is a three-night stay in Opatija.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Opatija

    Start your day with a tour of Rovinj. The town famous cobbled streets lead to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia. After the tour, visit a winery and enjoy a taste of the local produced specialties. Later, visit Pula, a seafront city on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula. Pula is known for its protected harbour, beach-lined coast and Roman ruins. Settled in the prehistoric era and valued for its strategic location, Pula has been occupied, destroyed and rebuilt numerous times.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Opatija

    Today is a day at your leisure, and your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day’s exploring.
    DiscoverMORE: Guided Tour of Istria (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Opatija – Lake Bled

    Continue your journey, you will cross into Slovenia, where you will visit the Karst Caves in Postojna. A mini-train will take you underground through a fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls. Then, it is a short drive to Lake Bled, an earthly paradise at the foot of the Julian Alps. Included is a two-night stay in Bled.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Lake Bled

    Today, enjoy a boat ride to the island on the Lake Bled. The rest of the day is at leisure to continue exploring.
    DiscoverMORE: Guided Tour of Ljubljana (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Lake Bled - Zagreb

    Return to Croatia and venture towards the country’s capital, Zagreb. Your included guided tour will take you the main landmarks such as the Archbishop’s Palace, Opera House and Cathedral of St. Mark’s. Included is a two-night stay in Zagreb.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Zagreb

    Enjoy a leisurely day in Zagreb to continue exploring this lively capital.
    DiscoverMORE: Excursion to Trakošcan Castle (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Zagreb - Budapest

    This morning cross borders with Hungary and arrive in Budapest. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in Budapest. Included is a one-night stay in Budapest.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Budapest

    Today, embark your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a night–time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Kalocsa

    Early this morning we sail out of Budapest towards Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary, famous for the production of paprika. This afternoon, visit a local Puszta Horse Farm and enjoy a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of Magyar horseman. Tonight, the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.
    You’re Invited: Visit to Puszta Horse Farm

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Osijek

    Cruise into the border region of Croatia today, an area that was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence at the end of the communist era. Compare stories back at the ship and enjoy an evening of sailing further down the Danube into Serbia, where remnants of former conflicts can be regularly seen along the river banks.
    You’re Invited: Home Hosted Lunch with a Croatian Family
    You’re Invited: Meet students from the local village

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Belgrade

    Serbia's vibrant capital awaits today, your city tour includes a visit to Tito's Memorial, the impressive Fortress Kalemegdan and St Sava Church which is the world's largest orthodox cathedral.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Biking Tour
    You’re Invited: Serbian Folklore Evening Show

    DiscoverMORE: National Opera Theatre Tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Golubac

    Today you will embark on an incredible journey to the archaeological excavation site Lepinski Vir. Located on the right bank of the Danube in the Djerdap gorge (The Iron gates of the Danube) near the town of Donji Milanovac, Lepenski Vir was the centre of one of the most complex prehistoric cultures. Rich cultural layers reveal traces of a highly developed culture that had complex social relations and as such was the first discovered urban settlement in Europe. Return to the ship and sail towards the narrow gorge between the European Alps and Carpathian Mountains, known as the Iron Gates.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Vidin

    Arrive in Vidin, the most western town in Bulgaria. Your day will begin with an included tour visiting a local vineyard with wine tasting. Later, visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress. Alternatively, embark on an EmeraldACTIVE hike to Belogradchik rock fortress. Tonight, join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Belogradchik

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi

    Today your ship will cruise to Rousse and visit the impressive cliff top town of Veliko Tarnovo, the former capital of the Bulgarian empire known once as the 'city of the Tsars'. Visit the historic town of Arbanasi perched on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra River and lined with traditional houses. The town is known for its 17th and 18th century churches and many examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Ivanovo Church
    You’re Invited: Choir Concert in Arbanasi

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Giurgiu Disembarkation - Bucharest

    This morning, disembark your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise and journey by road to Romania's capital, Bucharest. The city's wide avenues have a distinctly French feel; in fact, the city is often referred to as the Paris of the East. Included is a one-night stay in Bucharest.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Bucharest Farewell

    Your tour concludes after breakfast when you are transferred to the airport for your onward or home bound flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board our exclusively-chartered boutique Yacht & 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided Tour of Dubrovnik
  • Guided Tour of Korcula
  • Guided Tour of Split
  • Guided Tour of Hvar
  • Guided Tour of Šibenik
  • Guided Tour of Krka National Park
  • Guided Tour of Trogir
  • Guided Tour of Rovinj & Pula
  • Guided Tour of Karst Caves in Postojna
  • Guided Tour of Zagreb
  • Guided Tour of Budapest
  • Guided Tour of Osijek Fortress
  • City tour of Belgrade
  • Visit to Viminacium Archaeological Excavation Site and Museum
  • Visit Baba Vida Fortress
  • Visit the hilltop villages of VelikoTarnovo & Arbanasi
  • Guided Drive through Bucharest

You’re Invited
  • Guided Tour of Ston with wine tasting
  • Tour of Pucišca & Visit to a Stone Masonry School
  • Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show
  • Budapest Evening Cruise
  • Puszta Horse Show in Kalocsa
  • Home Hosted Lunch with a local Croatian family
  • Meet students from the local village
  • Serbian Folklore Evening Show
  • Choir Concert in Arbanasi

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Bike Tour in Belgrade
  • Hike to Belogradchik
  • Hike to Ivanovo Church

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 48 superb meals including 23 Breakfasts (B), 13 Lunches (L), 12 Dinners (D)
  • 2 drinks per passenger with meals on board
  • Complimentary Water with every included excursion

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