Tour: 6710 - 2013 (6710) - 2013 / 2014

The beautiful domes of St. Nicholas Church in Bucharest
The beautiful domes of St. Nicholas Church in Bucharest
Visit the historical Kalemegdan Fortress while in Belgrade

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Danube Cruise & Illuminations Embark on a one-hour river cruise, accompanied by a local guide pointing out the main sights, along the Danube to see another perspective on the city's illuminated sights. Enjoy river views of the Castle District, the House of Parliament, Gellert Hill, and cruise under the Chain Bridge and around Margaret Island. At the start of the cruise you will be welcomed on board with a glass of sparkling wine and then during the cruise you will be offered a second drink (choice between a glass of wine, beer or soft drink).

Approximate value: €33 EUR per person

Farewell Dinner and Orientation A fantastic evening out in Budapest! After a welcome drink, enjoy a three-course dinner with fine specialties in the nice atmosphere of this 19th century building, formerly a garrison and later transformed into a tobacco factory. Twenty years ago the place has been refurbished and became this nice local restaurant which is just perfect to enjoy a wonderful evening with good food and music. The excursion is completed by an orientation drive to the Citadel for a stunning panoramic view over the city.

Approximate value: €40 EUR per person

Folklore Dinner An evening out Bulgarian-style at a restaurant situated in the heart of the mountainside suburb of Boyana. This restaurant is a long-standing favourite among visitors as it is one of the few places in Sofia where one can enjoy an authentic programme of folk songs and dances, including men and women dancing on live coals with bare feet!!. The meal let's you sample typical Bulgarian dishes served with natural spring water, wine and Bulgarian grape brandy.

Approximate value: €40 EUR per person

A Romanian Evening Your evening out will take you to a restaurant situated in exquisite natural scenery on the outskirts of Bucharest which offers an entertaining ambiance and high-quality service. It was built in 1938 and has long since attracted the high society of Bucharest. During the summer the outside garden terrace offers a superb view of Lake Herastrau. With your 4 course dinner you can have white or red wine or beer or soft drink plus mineral water. A folklore show with music and dances will accompany you during dinner and after dinner there is an opportunity to let yourself go and dance to live music.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

People's Palace An excursion lasting approximately 2 hours will include a guided tour of the Palace of the Parliament, or as many Romanians call it "People's House". This is a multi-purpose building holding both chambers of the Romanian Parliament and is considered to be Europe's largest civilian building and the most expensive administrative building. It has approximately 1,100 rooms situated on 12 floors plus 2 undergound parking garages and some other underground levels currently available for the general public.

Approximate value: €25 EUR per person

Medieval Evening This evening you will be taken by minibus to dine in a medieval building dating back to 1524, which in medieval times was one of the strategic points in defending the settlement of the old town of Brasov. Towering over the surroundings the citadel offers an atmosphere of those times and a unique view over the historic centre of Brasov. After a traditional welcome with a local alcoholic drink and small snack you can enjoy a dinner with medieval and traditional based dishes with different types of meat, cheese and vegetables followed by a dessert. Drinks include Romanian wine or beer or soft drink plus coffee and tea. You will be entertained during dinner with music and dances. At the end of the evening there will be a minibus to take you back to the hotel.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

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