Sunday, 20 May 2012

Follow Us Along the Danube!

Our editor will be making a rare river-cruise foray later this month with Titan Travel and Uniworld,  and aims to be blogging 'live' from what promises to be a stunning voyage along the Danube from Giurgiu in Romania to Vienna in Austria.

Travelling in the recently remodelled (and highly rated) River Duchess (above), the cruise will experience a broad 'slice' of Eastern Europe, taking in seven countries in 11 days and major capitals like Belgrade, Budapest and Bratislava.

While many European river-cruises focus on the Rhine and the Danube from Germany to Hungary, this version goes deep behind the former 'Iron Curtain' and highlights the treasures of Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia and Hungary before concluding in the City of Music.

It is a truly exciting itinerary and one that also includes many cultural points of interest, as Uniworld and Titan specialise in providing a real up-close-and-personal experience in the countries they visit, including local encounters throughout the route - like a school visit and a home-hosted meal in Croatia.

Other points of interest will be the spectacular Iron Gates gorge section of the river, the Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade, the picturesque village of Arbanassi in Bulgaria and Pecs in Hungary, a former European City of Culture.

With overnight stops in Budapest and Vienna, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the inclusive guided tours which are a key part of the Titan/Uniworld operation as well as explore at leisure.

All in all, it adds up to a tantalising prospect for in-depth cruising, in high style and with a true appreciation of the countryside en route.

Stay tuned for more from Time Spent At Sea, and don't miss the full feature in our Autumn edition!

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