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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

Belgrade

Rhine, Main & Danube River Cruise from Bucharest

6 sailing dates June 2020 to September 2021
22 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Kalocsa

Budapest & Enchantment of Eastern Europe

6 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest
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Bucharest

Legends of the Balkans

2 sailing dates April 2021
7 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
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Budapest

Balkans Explorer With Vienna And Transylvania

1 sailing date June 2021
13 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Romania , Bucharest
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Belgrade

Bucharest to Budapest

1 sailing date June 2020
10 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
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Kotor

Croatia & Balkan Peninsula

1 sailing date April 2021
25 Nights From Dubrovnik, to Hungary , Budapest
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Bucharest

Balkan Explorer

1 sailing date June 2021
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest
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Belgrade

Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta

9 sailing dates April 2020 to September 2021
15 Nights From Passau , to Passau
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Bamberg

From the Black Sea to the North Sea

4 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2021
28 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Belgrade

Danube Serenade - Deggendorf to Bucharest

2 sailing dates July 2020
13 Nights From Deggendorf, Germany to Romania , Bucharest
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Giurgiu

Gems Of Southeast Europe - Giurgiu to Budapest

2 sailing dates November 2020 to August 2021
7 Nights From Giurgiu, to Hungary , Budapest
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Vienna

Treasures of the Danube- Bucharest To Nuremberg

3 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
15 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Germany , Nuremberg

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Koln

Amsterdam To Bucharest

6 sailing dates April 2020 to August 2021
22 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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Budapest

Nuremberg to Bucharest

1 sailing date May 2020
15 Nights From Munich, to Romania , Bucharest

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Melk

The Danube - From the Black Sea to Germany

7 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
17 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Germany , Deggendorf
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Bamberg

Iconic Rivers of Europe - Amsterdam to Bucharest

2 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
24 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest

Includes HUGE savings of up to £2,500 per couple plus FREE private home pick-up service!

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Belgrade

The Danube From Black Sea to Budapest

5 sailing dates June 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
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Budapest

Danube Delta Discovery - Vienna to Bucharest

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

Includes HUGE savings of up to 40% plus FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers

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Budapest

Enchantment of Eastern Europe & Budapest

8 sailing dates April 2020 to September 2021
10 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest

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Dürnstein

22 Day Grand Voyage of Europe

1 sailing date March 2020
20 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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