A-Rosa-Silva, Danube Delta ex Engelhartszell to Giurgiu
- Sunday, 23rd August 2020
- A-Rosa Silva
11 Night cruise sailing from Engelhartszell to Giurgiu onboard A-Rosa-Silva.
This cruise should really begin with the words "Once upon a time...", because in the Wachau valley, you'll feel like you're in a fair tale: vineyards and apricot orchards line the slopes, green forests nestle against rugged cliffs - and between them you'll encounter castles and palaces, from medieval to ornamental. Enchanting Vienna in all its imperial splendour marks the end of this stretch of the Danube. Budapest presents you with a breathtaking panorama as soon as you arrive: the the left you'll see the grandiose parliament building, while to the right stands the monumental Buda Castle. Culture enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice both here and in lively Belgrade. Then nature will demonstrate its splendour. The imposing gorge through the Carpathian Mountains leaves many travellers speechless as it prepares yet another spectacle: More than 7,000m3 of water per second gush towards Tulcea. Here the river divides and splits up into the lushly subtropical Danube Delta. Incredible biodiversity is to be fond in the midst of these marshes and lakes . And, if you've never seen a white-tail eagle or a pink pelican, Now's your chance.
Highlights of this cruise:
This is the departure point for your Danube Cruise. Our tip: to ensure that you get off to a relaxed start, travel the day before the cruise begins and spend the night. This allows you to explore the region around Passau, too. And when your ship sets sail for an exciting Danube cruise, you will have already enjoyed your first few adventures.
Passau is a picturesque city located on a peninsula where the Inn and the Ilz join the Danube. The predominantly Baroque city has always been shaped by historical events. Its tourist attractions reflect its rich history. Passau is also called the “gateway to the Black Sea”.
Vienna, the capital of Austria, is known as the city on the blue Danube, but today the main river is actually detached from the inner city and only the Danube Channel runs through the city. Vienna is still one of Europe’s most seductive cities, however, and is worth a visit not just for its incomparable cultural treasures, the pomp and elegance of former glory, but also for its traditional coffee houses.
Budapest once consisted of three parts: Buda, Obuda and Pest. Buda meaning “oven” was the historical upper city with the castle. The part Obuda meaning “old oven” was the part between the hill and the Danube. And Pest on the left-hand side was where most of the population lived. In 1872, these three parts were combined to form a real centre.
Belgrade’s troubled history is reflected in a rich and varied architectural legacy. In the past, the city has changed hands many times and has now been the capital of Serbia since 1992. At the heart of the city, the square of the Republic leads on to the pedestrian shopping area and also the so-called Skadarlija artists’ quarter, both of which are definitely worth a visit.
Giurgiu (Bucharest) & Oltenita
Bucharest, the capital of Romania, fortunately has retained many fine buildings from better days despite the fact that Communist rule saw the erection of monstrosities, such as the gigantic House of the People, which is the second largest building in the world. The City Museum in the Sutu Palace presents the city’s lively history in a comprehensive way.
|23/08/20||Engelhartszell, Austria||05:00 PM|
|24/08/20||Vienna, Austria||01:00 PM||06:00 PM|
|25/08/20||Budapest, Hungary||08:30 AM||11:00 PM|
|26/08/20||Mohacs, Hungary||09:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|27/08/20||Belgrade, Serbia||07:00 AM||11:59 PM|
|28/08/20||Donji Milanovac, Serbia||09:30 AM||03:00 PM|
|29/08/20||Vidin, Bulgaria||06:00 AM||04:00 PM|
|30/08/20||Rousse, Bulgaria||09:00 AM||03:00 PM|
|31/08/20||Tulcea, Romania||02:00 PM||11:59 PM|
|01/09/20||Sulina, Romania||07:00 AM||11:00 PM|
|02/09/20||Oltenita (for Bucharest), Romania||02:00 PM||03:00 PM|
|02/09/20||Giurgiu, Romania||07:00 PM||overnight|