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19 Days
Availability : April - August, 2023
Prague
Bucharest
Tour Details
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises 

Portraits of Eastern Europe

19 Days | Prague to Bucharest

An in-depth journey offering fresh new adventures in the Old World.

Pricing starting from $11,899 CAD per person based on double occupancy in a River View Stateroom

Departure dates April through August, 2023

International airfare additional

Departure Location

Prague, Czech Republic

End Location

Bucharest, Romania

Price Includes

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 18 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 14 dinners
  • 2 Captain's Welcome and 2 Captain's Farewell Receptions
  • 2 Welcome and 2 Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
  • 16 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Let's Go" program
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • 14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning S.S. Beatrice
  • 2 nights in Prague at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar) with breakfast
  • 2 nights in Bucharest at the The Marmorosch Bucharest (or similar) with breakfast
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Any private expenses
  • Optional excursions
  • Visa's, if required
  • Airfare

Tour Specialist

  • Deborah Charles
Highlights

Beautifully preserved Prague has enchanted visitors for ages, but it is only a tiny part of this extraordinary voyage through eight nations. Sail past quaint villages and great cities on the glorious Danube, visiting baroque abbeys and medieval cathedrals, tasting fine wines and encountering new cultures. Along the way, you’ll uncover the splendid Habsburg capitals of Vienna and Budapest, as well as the many hidden treasures of Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria.

Travelers seeking to explore famed capitals and storied lands, to meet new people and encounter diverse cultures, will relish their time on this picture-perfect journey.

Portraits of Eastern Europe is a combination of Delightful Danube & Prague and Highlights of Eastern Europe.

For more information on this tour, or help with booking, please contact your favourite Lloyds Travel Agent!
Itinerary

Day 1Prague

Arrive at Prague Václav Havel Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2Prague

A magnet for generations of artists, writers, scientists and composers, Prague is famous for its dynamic energy and elegant ambiance (and the beers here are pretty amazing too). A thousand years of architecture, from ornate Gothic to fanciful postmodern, has been beautifully preserved here.

Choose Between:

Prague Old Town and Charles Bridge walking tour OR Hradčany Castle visit OR Prague’s Old Jewish Quarter

Day 3Prague | Transfers to Nuremberg (Embark)

Leave Prague this morning and travel via motorcoach to Nuremberg, where your ship awaits.

Day 4Regensburg

Bavaria’s first capital, Regensburg, owes its impressive historical lineage and rich architectural heritage to 600 years as a Free Imperial City, a fact recognized by UNESCO in 2006. Today, you’ll discover how the beautifully preserved medieval city coexists with a vibrant modern urban center.

Choose Between:

Regensburg walk with Thurn and Taxis castle visit OR “From Hops Field to Beer Stein” farm visit OR Jewish Regensburg

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 5Passau

Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one—three rivers meet here and three nations nearly do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town and its main claim to fame, Europe’s largest pipe organ.

Featured Excursions:
Passau “Village Day”
Nights Out: A Bavarian Evening

Day 6Passau | Engelhartszell

Your ship cruises through a scenic highlight of the Danube today, the Schlögener Schlinge—a hairpin loop in the Danube that was once very hazardous for ships and is now a lovely, serene stretch of water.

Featured Excursion:

“Let’s Go” scenic Bavarian river biking

Day 7Emmersdorf (Spitz) | Tulln | Vienna

Your ship will dock in Emmersdorf, midway through the glorious landscape, where you are invited to enjoy a private reception at Artstetten Castle. Later in the day, you’ll want to find a comfortable seat in the lounge or on the Sun Deck as your ship cruises through the Wachau Valley. Over the eons, the Danube cut a gorge through the foothills of the Bohemian Mountains, resulting in a 19-mile (30-kilometer) stretch of riverine scenery so beautiful, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Landscape.

Choose Between:

Private Artstetten Castle reception with a member of Habsburg royalty OR Treasures of the Wachau Valley

Day 8Vienna

The grand dame of the Danube, Vienna was the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and remains, to this day, the political and cultural center of Austria. Klimt painted here; Beethoven and Mozart composed here; Freud developed his theories here. It’s a treasure trove of splendid architecture, astonishing art collections and inviting cafés—and today it is yours to explore. A city tour will show you the architectural highlights of the Austrian capital as well as the legendary Belvedere Palace. Or, indulge your passion for fine art and fine food with a fascinating and memorable panoramic tour. Or explore Jewish Vienna via our Jewish Heritage excursion.

Choose Between:

“Morning with the Masters” at the Belvedere Palace OR Vienna’s historic trails and local treats OR Jewish Vienna

Day 9Budapest

Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has a distinctive character and allure all its own. Explore this dynamic and multi-faceted city with your choice of excursions—you can see it from a local’s perspective on a walking tour, or cover more ground with a panoramic tour. Or choose our Jewish Heritage excursion offering you a detailed introduction to Jewish Budapest.

Choose Between:

Budapest panoramic highlights with St. Stephen’s Cathedral OR Budapest walk with local treats OR Jewish Budapest

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 10Budapest

Other passengers are heading home today, but you are only halfway through your marvelous holiday. Enjoy a day of leisure exploring beautiful and historic Budapest.

Featured Excursion:
Unicum Distillery Visit

Day 11Budapest

Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. Explore this dynamic and multifaceted city with your choice of excursions—you can see it from a local’s perspective on our walking tour, cover more ground with a panoramic tour or “Let’s Go” with a guided bike ride. Vibrant Budapest, Hungary’s capital, offers an enchanting combination of East and West.

Choose Between:

Budapest Communist Tour OR Budapest panoramic highlights with synagogue visit

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 12Mohács | Batina (Osijek) | Vukovar

Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside and thriving folk traditions, as well as simple, delicious local rustic food.

Choose Between:

Vucedol Culture Museum and lunch at a family restaurant OR Home-hosted lunch with Karanac Craft Museum visit

Day 13Belgrade

Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia, is one of Europe’s oldest cities, dating back some 7,000 years. Signs of its tumultuous history are visible everywhere, juxtaposed with the city’s vibrant modern-day present.

Featured Excursion:
Nights Out: Saint Sava Concert and Wine Tasting

Choose Between:

Belgrade city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace OR “Let’s Go” “I Bike Belgrade” tour

Day 14Golubac | Cruising the Iron Gates

Head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinarily well-preserved medieval fortress. All along the way, history lines the banks of the river. Keep an eye out for Trajan’s Plaque, which the ancient Romans erected to commemorate the road they anchored in the steep cliffs above the water, and Golubac Castle, built in the 14th century and attacked successively by the Serbs, Magyars and Turks.

Unwind onboard as you cruise the breathtaking Iron Gates, an 83-mile-long (134-kilometer-long) stretch of scenic gorges that were cut through the Carpathian and Balkan mountains over eons by the Danube River. These gorges, which act as a natural border between Serbia and Romania, are among the most dramatic and beautiful sights in all of Europe. This was one of the swiftest and most dangerous stretches of the river before two dams were built: Iron Gate I and Iron Gate II. Construction on the dams began in 1964 and took 20 years to complete; they have dramatically altered the area’s landscape, raising the water level by 114 feet (35 meters) and drowning several islands and villages.

Featured Excursion:
Lepenski Vir archaeological park and Golubac Castle

Day 15Vidin

Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests. It’s your base for an unusual excursion today—a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations. Or you can head to a local’s home to bake a traditional Bulgarian dish called banitza.

Choose Between:

Belogradchik red rock valley OR Banitza home baking experience

Day 16Rousse

Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Rousse is sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant 19th-century mansions and public buildings.

Choose Between:

Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch OR Rousse walking tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo Monasteries

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 17Giurgiu (Disembark) | Transfer to Bucharest

This morning, you’ll disembark the ship in Giurgiu and drive through the countryside to Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy a panoramic city tour and a visit to People’s Palace. Tonight, you’ll relax in the comfort of a luxury hotel located in the heart of the city, Romania’s capital and its cultural and economic center.

Featured Excursion:
Bucharest Communist tour with People’s Palace

Day 18Bucharest

Get to know the bustling heart of Romania’s capital city with a full day to explore Bucharest on your own.

Day 19Bucharest

Check out of your hotel this morning. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport for your flight home.

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Why Book With Us?

  • Worry free planning
  • Exceptional knowledge
  • Family owned & operated
  • Superior value


Have a Question?

Don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team of experts are happy to assist you in creating your next dream vacation.

1.800.800.7252

travel@lloydstravel.com