With many scenic landscapes along the Danube, with many under state or international protection, your romantic trip begins with a relaxing cruise.

Day 1-4
Distance: 500km / 310mi

Nuremberg to Vienna

  • Your journey begins with a check-in at one of the Danube River cruises.
  • In Nuremberg, taste the famous Lebkuchen (gingerbread).
  • Stop in Regensburg, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities and walk through the 12th-century Old Stone Bridge and St. Peter’s Cathedral.
  • In Passau, gaze across the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers.
  • Culture in Linz is extraordinarily diverse. On the opposite bank of the Danube, visit the architectural masterpieces of the 19th and 20th centuries in the striking glass-and-steel Lentos Museum of Art.
  • Arrive in Vienna.

Day 5-7
Distance: 280km / 170mi

Vienna to Budapest

  • Spend a full day in Vienna wandering between the Opera House, Stadtpark and Hofburg Theater.
  • At Schönbrunn Palace, the “Versailles of Vienna,” discover where the legendary Empress Elisabeth, most known as Sisi, developed her enchanting personality.
  • Find yourself charmed by the Castle of Bratislava from the 13th century while enjoying breathtaking views of Slovakia and Hungary.
  • Arrive in Budapest for a full day of exploring both sides of the Danube River named “Buda” and “Pest.”
  • Stroll along the Danube promenade or the parks of Margaret Island.
  • Enchant your ears at the magnificent Hungarian State Opera House.

Day 8-10
Distance: 460km / 280mi

Budapest to Belgrade

  • In Croatia, observe nature and wildlife in the Kopački Rit Nature Park, around the confluence of Drava and Danube rivers.
  • Arrive in Belgrade where the Danube and Sava rivers merge between picturesque landscapes.
  • Tour Belgrade Fortress, the oldest cultural and historical landmark in Belgrade, and then wine and dine in Skadarlija, the central bohemian quarter.
  • Take a full day to experience the Iron Gates, one of the most impressive natural wonders of Europe, and the natural border between Serbia and Romania.

Day 11-14
Distance: 930km / 580mi

Belgrade to Constanta

  • Enjoy a short trip in the embrace of the Danube around parts of Persina and Golyama Barzina Island.
  • Make a stop in Ruse, one of Bulgaria’s most elegant cities, thanks to its imposing belle époque architecture.
  • Spend a day in Bucharest, known as the “Paris of the East,” famous for its Belle Epoque-era architecture from the 19th century.
  • Arrive in Constanta and gaze across the Black Sea coast. Explore the fascinating heritage of Roman vestiges, historic buildings, facades and mosques that color the Old City Centre.
  • End your journey with reflection and relaxation at a Black Sea spa.

Before you go

  • Pack for varying climates and activities (rain, high humidity, low temperatures at night and high temperatures during the day, swimwear, city tours, etc.).
  • Prepare to pay with Euros, but also ensure you have enough money of the local currency. For details, check with the local exchange bureau.
  • Ask for a VAT-refund when shopping. You’ll need to get the refund processed before your flight back home.
  • Cell phone roaming in Europe can be very expensive. Use an unlocked phone with a European SIM card.
  • Check your trip-cancellation or interruption insurance before your vacation.
  • Have a quick look at our essential information before travelling.

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