2021 Danube River Vienna to the Black Sea

Oct. 11 – 23, 2021
Tour Operator: Gohagan
Price: From $4,595 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 13 days
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Join an extraordinary, 13-day journey along nearly the entire length of the fabled Danube River, from the Habsburgs’s imperial capital of Vienna, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to the captivating Black Sea.

Cruise for nine nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Queen and spend two nights in Romania’s elegant capital of Bucharest, nicknamed “Little Paris” for its classical architecture. Visit the ancient land of Bulgaria, the young territories of Serbia and eastern Croatia, Hungary’s fabled Puszta (plains) and the UNESCO World Heritage‑designated castles, palaces and squares of Budapest. Admire a masterful display of traditional horsemanship in the Hungarian heartland, cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates dividing the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains, and experience the fascinating Slavic heritage of medieval Belgrade. This outstanding travel program features seven countries and the enchanting eastern Danube River Valley, an untouched region steeped in natural beauty unknown to many Western travelers.

Deepen your knowledge of the Danube with the Vienna Pre-Program Option and see authentic castles of local lore on the Transylvania Post-Program Option.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Vienna | Embark Amadeus Queen
  • Day 3 : Bratislava
  • Day 4 : Budapest
  • Day 5 : Kalocsa
  • Day 6 : Vukovar | Novi Sad
  • Day 7 : Belgrade
  • Day 8 : Donji Milanovac for Lepinski Vir | Cruise through the Iron Gates
  • Day 9 : Nikopol for Arbanasi and Veliko Tarnovo | Ruse
  • Day 10 : Fetești for Constanța and Adamclisi
  • Day 11 : Constanța | Disembark ship
  • Day 12 : Bucharest
  • Day 13 : Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

Please review all tour documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour.

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All 2021 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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