A-Rosa Silva, Danube Delta ex Engelhartszell Return
- Friday, 10th July 2020
- A-Rosa Silva
16 Night Cruise sailing from Engelhartszell roundtrip aboard A-Rosa Silva.
Humming soft waltz melodies, you stand on the deck, your thoughts back in imperial Vienna. Suddenly, however, you hear the strains of wild Balkan violin music and the vibrating background noise of city hustle and bustle. The Danube, the queen of rivers, has carried you further along her course. Incredible panoramic landscapes and fascinating city views of Vienna, Budapest and Bucharest line up like pearls on a string. These views tell tales of Romans and emperors, wars and cosmopolitanism. Famous monasteries on the banks of the river show what faith in God has driven humans to achieve. The Baroque architecture in the streets of the Danube cities make Germany’s historical apartment buildings seem positively spartan by comparison. But then all man-made creations reverently take a back seat, as it is nature’s turn to shine: in the awe-inspiring “Iron Gates” of the Carpathian Mountains, for example, or the mysterious Danube Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get ready for a true voyage to different worlds.
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.
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.
We approach the mouth of the Danube Delta - the Black Sea. Here, the Danube turns into a mighty river. A maze of lakes, marshes, sandbanks and wide meadows. Overwhelming!
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.
|10/07/20||Engelhartszell, Austria||05:00 PM|
|11/07/20||Vienna, Austria||01:00 PM||08:00 PM|
|12/07/20||Budapest, Hungary||12:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|13/07/20||Kalocsa, Hungary||07:00 AM||09:00 AM|
|13/07/20||Mohacs, Hungary||01:00 PM||04:00 PM|
|14/07/20||Belgrade, Serbia||07:00 AM||11:45 PM|
|16/07/20||Rousse, Bulgaria||02:00 PM||overnight|
|17/07/20||Rousse, Bulgaria||04:00 AM|
|18/07/20||Tulcea, Romania||12:00 PM||06:00 PM|
|19/07/20||Oltenita (for Bucharest), Romania||02:00 PM||03:00 PM|
|19/07/20||Giurgiu, Romania||07:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|21/07/20||Donji Milanovac, Serbia||09:00 AM||02:00 PM|
|22/07/20||Novi Sad, Serbia||08:00 AM||02:00 PM|
|22/07/20||Vukovar, Croatia||07:00 PM||10:00 PM|
|23/07/20||Mohacs, Hungary||06:00 AM||09:00 AM|
|24/07/20||Bratislava, Slovakia||02:00 PM||05.30 PM|
|25/07/20||Melk , Austria||12:30 PM||04:00 PM|
|26/07/20||Engelhartszell, Austria||07:00 AM|