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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

Enchantment of Eastern Europe with Transylvania

3 sailing dates June 2023 to September 2023
12 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
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Budapest

Danube Delta Discovery - Istanbul to Vienna

2 sailing dates October 2023 to April 2024
22 Nights From Istanbul, to Austria , Vienna
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Bratislava

Danube Delta Discovery from Vienna - Istanbul

2 sailing dates March 2023 to September 2024
22 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Istanbul
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5599pp
Belgrade

Enchantment of Eastern Europe with Transylvania

4 sailing dates April 2023 to September 2023
12 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £3239pp
Vidin

Enchantment of Eastern Europe from Budapest

12 sailing dates April 2023 to September 2024
8 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest

Includes flights and overseas transfers

Emerald Cruises logo FROM £1879pp
Budapest

Danube Delta Discovery with Transylvania

4 sailing dates March 2023 to September 2024
19 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Romania , Bucharest
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4899pp
Vienna

Danube Delta Discovery with Transylvania

4 sailing dates April 2023 to September 2024
19 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Austria , Vienna
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5119pp
Avignon

Seven River Journeys

1 sailing date April 2023
60 Nights From Avignon, France to , Giurgiu
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Bratislava

Danube Delta Discovery - Bucharest to Vienna

4 sailing dates April 2023 to October 2024
15 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Austria , Vienna
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4449pp
Kalocsa

Danube Delta Discovery - Vienna to Bucharest

4 sailing dates March 2023 to September 2024
15 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Serbia , Donji Milanovac
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4219pp
Bucharest

Legends of the Balkans - Bucharest to Budapest

2 sailing dates March 2023 to November 2023
7 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
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Melk

Danube Delta Cruise

3 sailing dates April 2023 to September 2023
15 Nights From Passau, to Passau
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Belgrade

Voyage through the Balkans

2 sailing dates March 2023 to April 2023
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Budapest
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Linz

Vilshofen to Giurgiu

19 sailing dates March 2023 to December 2023
14 Nights From Vilshofen , Germany to , Giurgiu

FREE flights from Heathrow or Gatwick and FREE overseas transfers* regional supplements from just £75pp

AmaWaterways logo FROM £4369pp
Vidin

Giurgiu to Vilshofen

40 sailing dates March 2023 to October 2024
14 Nights From Giurgiu, to Germany , Vilshofen

FREE flights from Heathrow or Gatwick and FREE overseas transfers* regional supplements from just £75pp

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Kalocsa

Balkan Jewels - Bucharest to Prague

2 sailing dates March 2023 to April 2023
13 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
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Belgrade

Potraits of Eastern Europe - Prague to Bucharest

5 sailing dates April 2023 to August 2024
18 Nights From Prague, to Romania , Bucharest
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £6479pp
Regensburg

Potraits of Eastern Europe - Bucharest to Prague

7 sailing dates April 2023 to September 2024
18 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Prague
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £6479pp
Amsterdam

Ultimate European Journey - Bucharest to Amsterdam

8 sailing dates May 2023 to September 2024
24 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £8899pp
Belgrade

Gems of Southeast Europe - Giurgiu to Budapest

46 sailing dates March 2023 to December 2024
7 Nights From Giurgiu, to Hungary , Budapest

FREE flights from Heathrow or Gatwick and FREE overseas transfers* regional supplements from just £75pp

AmaWaterways logo FROM £2119pp

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