Riviera Travel Introduces New Budapest to Black Sea Cruise for 2018

Belgrade, Serbia // Photos courtesy of Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel has just announced its new 15-day "Budapest to the Black Sea" itinerary – where travelers can relax while also taking in the wonders of a region that once lay behind the Iron Curtain.

The Constata Casino on the Black River
This cruise takes off in Budapest and sails along the Danube River through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania to the port of Constanta, then returning from whence it came.

While on land, travelers aboard this cruise will visit an equestrian farm on the “Puszta,” Hungary’s Great Plain, where they will watch a performance by skilled horsemen; Pleven, Bulgaria, where the major battle of the Russo-Turkish War took place as well as to the Pleven Panorama, which will depict the events; belle-époque buildings and the Communist-era Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania, which is known as “the Little Paris of the East”; Vidin, Bulgaria, known to be the home of the preserved medieval fortress of Baba Vidin; and Lepenski Vie, one of the most important Mesolithic archaeological sites in Serbia.

Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania
Between Serbia and Romania, voyagers will pass through the Iron Gates Gorge, an 83-mile stretch of limestone cliffs off the banks of the Danube. They will also pass the Djerdap locks, the largest European dam outside of Russia. Once travelers arrive at the Denube Delta, they will board smaller boats and cruise along the 2,200-square-mile expanse of rivers, marshes, lakes and reed islands where 3,500 animal and fish species and 1,700 types of plants live.

Travelers will either travel aboard the cruise line’s new state-of-the-art, all-suite MS Robert Burns, MS Thomas Hardy or MS Oscar Wilde. Departures for this tour begin on April 27, 2018, though departure date depends on each ship.

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