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11-Day ~ Gems of Southeast Europe Knitting Cruise (Apr 2022)


Gems of Southeast Europe

Start Date:

April 18, 2022

End Date:

April 29, 2022

Gems of Southeast Europe ~ Itinerary

Budapest, Hungary
Arrival Date: April 18, 2022
Departure Date: April 19, 2022

Budapest, Hungary is the port of embarkation for our Gems of Southeast Europe knitting cruise.  The cruise line offers an optional pre-cruise extension visiting Vienna, Austria, and Craft Cruises will be offering a pre-cruise extension in Hungary.

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Mohacs and Pecs, Hungary
Arrival Date: April 19, 2022
Departure Date: April 19, 2022

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Mohacs. You'll then visit Pecs, founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Visit the UNESCO-designated Christian Necropolis; St. Peter's Basilica, the city's main Catholic cathedral along with its catacombs; and Szachenyi Square, the heart of Old Town Pecs.

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Vukovar, Ilok Croatia & Novi Sad, Serbia
Arrival Date: April 20, 2022
Departure Date: April 20, 2022

Vukovar is a Croatian symbol of resistance, which you'll better understand after the city tour showcasing the Ovcara Memorial and Eltz Castle. Alternatively, choose a wine tasting in Ilok, a center of wine production since Roman times, where you'll sample its famous Grasevina, Traminac, and Frankovka wines.

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Belgrade, Serbia
Arrival Date: April 21, 2022
Departure Date: April 21, 2022

Explore Serbia's capital, Belgrade, on a city tour, which includes the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. Visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Serbian Royal Family, and then tour the House of Flowers, the mausoleum of Marshal Tito, who became the first President of Yugoslavia

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The Iron Gates
Arrival Date: April 22, 2022
Departure Date: April 22, 2022

Visit Golubac Fortress – a medieval fortified town on the south side of the Danube River – before cruising through the Iron Gates. The Iron Gates is one of Europe's most awe-inspiring natural wonders.

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Vidin, Bulgaria
Arrival Date: April 23, 2022
Departure Date: April 23, 2022

Explore Vidin, one of Bulgaria's oldest cities, and surrounding areas with a choice of excursions. Alternatively, visit a local home for a cooking demonstration about making the traditional Bulgarian yogurt and Banitsa pastry.

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Rousse, Bulgaria and Giurgiu, Romania
Arrival Date: April 24, 2022
Departure Date: April 24, 2022

Visit Bulgaria's ancient capital, Veliko Tarnovo, with its medieval fortress and multiple orthodox temples. Later in the day, travel through the Romanian countryside to Bucharest's capital, known as the "Little Paris of the East." Enjoy a panoramic tour of the historic city center and its elegant architecture.

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Giurgiu, Romania
Arrival Date: April 25, 2022
Departure Date: April 25, 2022

Those with the 4-night post-cruise package continue to the legendary Transylvania region, a place deeply rooted in myth and history. Your first stop on the road to Transylvania will be the quaint mountain town of Sinaia.

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Brasov & Sighisoara, Romania
Arrival Date: April 26, 2022
Departure Date: April 26, 2022

Enjoy a walking tour around Braşov. Afterward, Dracula lovers will be in for another treat with an excursion to Sighişoara, the birthplace of Transylvania's most notorious ruler, Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler or Dracula.

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Bran and Bucharest, Romania
Arrival Date: April 27, 2022
Departure Date: April 27, 2022

En route to Bucharest, you'll visit Transylvania's legendary Bran Castle, forever linked with the legend of Dracula. Later in the day, transfer to Bucharest and check into your hotel.

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Bucharest, Romania
Arrival Date: April 28, 2022
Departure Date: April 28, 2022

Bucharest, Romania's capital, has earned its nickname, the "Little Paris of the East," with its wide boulevards and Arc de Triomphe.  Alternatively, you can choose a walking tour of the historic old town.

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Bucharest, Romania
Arrival Date: April 29, 2022
Departure Date: April 29, 2022

Bid farewell to Bucharest as you prepare for your flight home.

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