Experience gay Budapest with this exciting group trip. Cruise down the Danube River from Budapest to Bucharest with fellow LGBT travellers. Experience the culture of Eastern Europe in style on a luxury boat and travel ashore to take in all the history the region has to offer.
This morning, you can explore Budapest at your leisure until your room is ready. Later you’ll have the chance to settle into your room before meeting your fellow guests at a welcome reception, after which we’ll have dinner aboard the Amadeus Queen. The next day will be spent exploring Budapest further. Enjoy historic tours of Buda Castle, the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace and St. Stephen’s Basilica. You’ll also have the option of joining an (optional) excursion where we visit Esztergom and Szentendre. Tonight we dine on board before cruising along the city’s waterfront.
Today you can join an excursion to Vukovar and Nature Park, Kopacki Rit. At Kopacki Rit there will be a boat tour so you can fully appreciate the surroundings. Later, visit a small fishing village that was founded in the 13th century. Here you’ll have a short talk on fishing techniques, sample some local wine and taste products from the eastern region of Croatia. Stroll through Vukovar before boarding the ship this evening.
Our next destination is Belgrade, Serbia’s capital and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Take in the city with a tour, taking you to Kalemegdan Fortress which is known for its stunning views. Later we’ll visit the National Museum, Parliament, Terazje Square, the Palace of Princess Ljubica and St. Sava Cathedral. Take a quick refreshment break at the Hotel Majestic before we continue on to the pedestrian zone, known for its shops and art galleries.
Relax on board as we continue cruising the Danube River. Observe the impressive Iron Gates, a narrow gorge between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains.
Today we travel by bus towards Veliko Tarnovo, located on the banks of the Yantra River, Bulgaria. Look out for the historic Tsarevets Fortress where 22 tsars made history in the second Bulgaria empire. Later, visit the 13th century church St. Peter and Paul, which has been maintained authentically since the medieval ages.
This morning will be spent cruising the Sfantu Gheorghe, one of the Danube Delta’s three main channels. Remotely located, St. George’s village is scattered with traditional thatch cottages. As we reach St. George prepare for the Delta Safari boat excursion, which will take you to the narrow channels of the Danube Delta. Here you can see pelicans, black-headed gulls and herons.
Prepare to disembark the ship, as today we’re travelling to Constanta, Romania’s largest seaport located on the Black Sea. As we travel to the Archaeological Museum look out for some of the town’s most interesting landmarks. Upon arrival we’ll tour the old town by foot, visiting the Ovidius Publius Naso statue and the Roman Edifice Mosaic. Later, admire the great Mosque and St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral. This afternoon enjoy lunch by the sea before we continue on to Bucharest.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, after which we’ll be going on a panoramic tour of Bucharest to view the city’s highlights. Explore the city’s eclectic architecture, as well as a visit to the People’s Palace.
Today marks the end of our gay group trip together. Transfer to the Henris Coanda International Airport and prepare for your flight home.