From Budapest to Bucharest

From Budapest to Bucharest


April 13-24, 2018

From Budapest to Bucharest, this journey will reveal the unstoppable resiliency of the human spirit, as well as the highlights of an enchanting and exotic region. You’ll experience Roman ruins, beautiful Baroque churches, medieval courtyards of the castle district in Budapest, the history of paprika production and handicraft embroidery making that is unique to the region. This river cruise from Hungary to Romania will provide a fascinating insight into traditional cultures and customs.

We’ll also see the exceptional riding skills of the Magyar horsemen, tour Osijek’s romantic Old Town to see the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (the tallest church in Croatia), encounter the impressive Kalemegdan Fortress overlooking the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, travel to the tranquil coastal resort of Varna (the pearl of the Bulgarian Black Sea riviera), admire the scenery as we cruise a narrow gorge between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains (the Iron Gates) and taste our way around a local market with the “Shop With a Chef” offering.

Excursions are offered at multiple ports of call on this exciting travel adventure in Eastern Europe. Enjoy the comforts of river cruising while aboard the luxurious Scenic Jade ship.

The trip includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago
  • Accommodations and ground transportation
  • All meals while cruising; two additional evening dinners
  • Two nights in Budapest, seven nights aboard the Scenic Jade and one night in Bucharest

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Per person, double occupancy from Chicago: Jewel Deck – $5,599; Sapphire Deck – $6,349; Diamond Deck – $6,449

Single supplement option: Jewel Deck – $ 3,240; Sapphire Deck – $3,990; Diamond Deck – $4,090

To register or get more information, please call Pat Anderson, alumni relations director, at 815-753-1512.