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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

Vienna

Balkan Explorer with Vienna & Turkey

1 sailing date June 2021
13 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Istanbul
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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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Amsterdam

Grand Voyage of Europe from Bucharest & Transylvan

4 sailing dates June 2021 to June 2022
25 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Bamberg

From Bucharest & Transylvania & Paris

3 sailing dates October 2021 to June 2022
28 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Paris
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Bamberg

Grand Voyage of Europe Bucharest to Amsterdam

4 sailing dates June 2021 to June 2022
21 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Budapest

Voyage through the Balkans with Prague

6 sailing dates June 2021 to June 2022
15 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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Giurgiu

Best of the Balkans

3 sailing dates March 2022 to October 2022
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Budapest
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Bamberg

Rhine, Main & Danube

2 sailing dates August 2021 to September 2021
22 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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Nuremberg

Treasures of the Danube from Bucharest

4 sailing dates June 2022 to October 2022
15 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Germany , Nuremberg
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Bratislava

Treasures of the Danube from Nuremberg

3 sailing dates May 2022 to September 2022
15 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Romania , Bucharest
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Bamberg

From the Black Sea to the North Sea

2 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2021
26 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Budapest

Enchantment of Eastern Europe with Istanbul

2 sailing dates September 2021 to October 2021
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Istanbul
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Giurgiu

Enchantment of Eastern Europe with Istanbul

1 sailing date September 2021
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Istanbul
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Bucharest

Highlights Of Croatia With The Danube

4 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
13 Nights From Dubrovnik, to Romania , Bucharest
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Bucharest

Transylvania with Enchantment of Eastern Europe

1 sailing date September 2021
12 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
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Bratislava

Danube Delta Discovery - Bucharest to Vienna

2 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
14 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Austria , Vienna
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Belgrade

Balkan Discovery - Budapest to Bucharest

10 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2022
8 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest
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Budapest

The Danube From Germany to Black Sea

11 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2022
15 Nights From Deggendorf, Germany to Romania , Bucharest
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Belogradchik

The Danube From Croatia to Black Sea

9 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
8 Nights From Zagreb, to Romania , Bucharest
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Vidin

Balkan Odyssey - Bucharest to Zagreb

8 sailing dates July 2021 to October 2022
8 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Zagreb
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