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Vidin River Cruises

About Vidin

Vidin is situated in north-western Bulgaria, close to the country’s borders with Romania and Serbia. The town lies on the southern bank of the Danube River, with the Romanian town of Calafat located on the opposite side of the celebrated waterway. Vidin boasts a rich history and heritage spanning centuries of occupation from the Hungarian and Ottoman Empires until 1878, when the region was finally liberated. Modern day Vidin however, is one of the safest locations in Bulgaria, with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere as well as a pleasant continental climate. The town is an excellent destination for river cruises along the Danube River, offering visitors excellent shopping and dining options alongside an impressive selection of historical and cultural attractions.

Exploring Vidin

Home to a range of fascinating buildings and monuments, Vidin offers visitors a brilliant cultural and historical experience. The region’s most significant historic structure is the magnificent Baba Vida medieval fortress, originally constructed during the 10th century. The fortress is amazingly well preserved and open to visitors of all ages who come to explore its extravagant chambers and historic architecture. The Baba Vida is a museum, as well as a preserved medieval fortress and as such houses a range of great historic artefacts including swords, bows and arrows.

Vidin prides itself on its religious diversity, and contains some fantastic architecture from the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths. Vidin’s Synagogue, the Orthodox Cathedral of St Dimitar, the St Pantaleimon Church and the Osman Pazvantoglu Mosque are all situated within the same area to demonstrate the town’s religious diversity and each offers its own unique design and superb architecture to enjoy.

The town’s museums and galleries attract visitors throughout the year with their astonishing exhibits and works of art. Notable museums in the town include the Konaka Museum, the Krastata Kazarma, otherwise known as the Cross Shaped Barracks, and the Nikola Petrov Galleries situated in Danube Park, which houses exquisite paintings and sculptures from Bulgaria’s most prominent artists.

Aside from Vidin’s sight-seeing opportunities, the town also has a range of wonderful shops and restaurants selling a variety of authentic Bulgarian crafts and local delicacies.

Vidin tips

Vidin is big on festivals and if you find yourself there towards the end of August, you may be able to enjoy some of the Vidin Festival itself, when local pop and folk stars perform and locally-brewed beers are readily available.

 

Vidin Itineraries

Budapest

Black Sea to Budapest - Westbound

3 sailing dates July 2019 to August 2019
11 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Tauck logo FROM £4829pp
Kalocsa

Passage to Eastern Europe - Budapest to Bucharest

41 sailing dates June 2019 to November 2020
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest
Viking Cruises logo FROM £2095pp
Budapest

Passage to Eastern Europe - Bucharest to Budapest

37 sailing dates June 2019 to November 2020
10 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1945pp
Kalocsa

Vienna to Bucharest

1 sailing date April 2020
15 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Romania , Bucharest

Includes HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3719pp
Vidin

Vienna to Bucharest

1 sailing date April 2020
15 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to Romania , Bucharest

Includes HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers!

Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3719pp
Belgrade

Bucharest to Vienna

1 sailing date April 2020
19 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Austria , Vienna, Austria
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4529pp
Budapest

Enchantment of Eastern Europe & Budapest

11 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2020
10 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £3789pp
Iron Gates

Vilshofen to Giurgiu

12 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Vilshofen , to Giurgiu

Book now for 2020 and receive FREE flights from selected UK airports - whilst availability lasts!

AmaWaterways logo FROM £6499pp
Passau

From the Danube Delta to Prague from Bucharest

4 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2019
18 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Prague
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4629pp
Bucharest

From the Danube Delta to Prague

4 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2019
18 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Prague
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4289pp
Passau

Grand European - Westbound

3 sailing dates July 2019 to August 2019
23 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam, Holland
Tauck logo FROM £9219pp
Belgrade

European Sojourn - Amsterdam to Bucharest

16 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2020
22 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Romania , Bucharest
Viking Cruises logo FROM £5095pp
Melk

European Sojourn - Bucharest to Amsterdam

18 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2020
22 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam, Holland
Viking Cruises logo FROM £5095pp
Vidin

Gems of South East Europe - Budapest to Giurgiu

1 sailing date July 2019
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Giurgiu
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2659pp
Passau

Grand Danube

1 sailing date April 2019
17 Nights From Prague, Czech Republic, to UK
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4129pp
Bucharest

Enchantment of Eastern Europe from Budapest

11 sailing dates September 2019 to October 2020
8 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest

HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE unlimited drinks when you book a Balcony Suite or above

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £1949pp
Belgrade

Enchantment of Eastern Europe from Bucharest

4 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2019
8 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary

Includes HUGE savings | 2019 selling out fast, don't miss out!

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2589pp
Belgrade

Eastern Enlightenment - Belgrade to Bucharest

1 sailing date April 2019
8 Nights From Belgrade, to Romania , Bucharest
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3239pp
Belgrade

Eastern Enlightenment

1 sailing date April 2019
8 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Belgrade
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £2489pp
Bamberg

Black Sea to North Sea

2 sailing dates July 2019 to September 2019
23 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam, Holland
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £5459pp

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