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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

Giurgiu

Ultimate European Journey- Amsterdam to Bucharest

1 sailing date July 2023
24 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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Belgrade

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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Bucharest

Danube Delta Discovery - Istanbul to Vienna

1 sailing date October 2023
22 Nights From Istanbul, to Austria , Vienna
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Vienna

Danube Delta Discovery from Vienna - Istanbul

1 sailing date March 2023
22 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Istanbul
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Budapest

Enchantment of Eastern Europe with Transylvania

1 sailing date June 2022
12 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest
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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 £2669pp
Budapest

Enchantment of Eastern Europe from Budapest

10 sailing dates September 2022 to October 2023
8 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2079pp
Belgrade

Bucharest to Vienna

1 sailing date October 2022
14 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Austria , Vienna
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Vienna

Vienna to Bucharest

1 sailing date September 2022
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Romania , Bucharest
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Bucharest

Danube Delta Discovery with Transylvania

2 sailing dates March 2023 to September 2023
19 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Romania , Bucharest
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Budapest

Danube Delta Discovery with Transylvania

3 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
19 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Austria , Vienna
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5089pp
Passau

Treasures of the Danube from Bucharest

2 sailing dates October 2022
15 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Germany , Nuremberg
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2299pp
Bucharest

Treasures of the Danube from Nuremberg

1 sailing date September 2022
15 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Romania , Bucharest
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £4429pp
Vienna

Danube Delta Discovery - Bucharest to Vienna

3 sailing dates October 2022 to October 2023
15 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Austria , Vienna
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4289pp
Vienna

Danube Delta Discovery - Vienna to Bucharest

2 sailing dates March 2023 to September 2023
15 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Serbia , Donji Milanovac
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4289pp
Budapest

Balkan Discovery - Budapest to Bucharest

3 sailing dates August 2022 to September 2022
8 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest
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Belgrade

The Danube From Germany to Black Sea

2 sailing dates August 2022 to September 2022
15 Nights From Deggendorf, Germany to Romania , Bucharest
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Belgrade

The Danube From Croatia to Black Sea

3 sailing dates July 2022 to October 2022
8 Nights From Zagreb, to Romania , Bucharest
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Bucharest

Balkan Odyssey - Bucharest to Zagreb

2 sailing dates August 2022 to October 2022
8 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Zagreb
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Budapest

Rhine, Main & Danube River Cruise from Bucharest

5 sailing dates April 2023 to September 2023
22 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £5019pp

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