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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

Passau

Pearls of The Danube (Southbound)

1 sailing date May 2022
14 Nights From Vilshofen , Germany to , Giurgiu, Romania
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Bucharest

Enchantment of Eastern Europe from Budapest

12 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2023
8 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest
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Linz

Pearls Of The Danube (Northebound)

1 sailing date May 2022
14 Nights From Giurgiu, Romania, to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £8349pp
Passau

Pearls of The Danube - Vilshofen To Giurgiu

1 sailing date May 2023
14 Nights From Vilshofen , Germany to , Giurgiu, Romania
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £36499pp
Belgrade

Treasures of Southeast Europe (Northbound)

1 sailing date May 2023
7 Nights From Giurgiu, Romania, to Hungary , Budapest
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £9859pp
Budapest

Treasures of Southeast Europe (Southbound)

1 sailing date May 2023
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Giurgiu, Romania
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £9859pp
Melk

Pearls of The Danube - Giurgiu To Vilshofen

1 sailing date May 2023
14 Nights From Giurgiu, Romania, to Germany , Vilshofen
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Vienna

Bucharest to Vienna

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

Vienna to Bucharest

2 sailing dates March 2022 to September 2022
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Romania , Bucharest
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Belgrade

Danube Delta Discovery with Transylvania

2 sailing dates March 2022 to September 2022
19 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Romania , Bucharest
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Bratislava

Danube Delta Discovery with Transylvania

2 sailing dates March 2022 to October 2022
19 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Austria , Vienna
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Avignon

Seven River Journeys

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

Grand Voyage of Europe from Bucharest & Transylvan

2 sailing dates March 2022 to June 2022
25 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam, Holland
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Vienna

From Bucharest & Transylvania & Paris

2 sailing dates March 2022 to June 2022
28 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Paris
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Vienna

Grand Voyage of Europe Bucharest to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates March 2022 to June 2022
21 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam, Holland
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Budapest

Voyage through the Balkans with Prague

3 sailing dates March 2022 to June 2022
15 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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Passau

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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Passau

Treasures of the Danube from Nuremberg

3 sailing dates May 2022 to September 2022
15 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Romania , Bucharest
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £4629pp
Budapest

Danube Delta Discovery - Bucharest to Vienna

3 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2023
14 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Austria , Vienna
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4349pp
Budapest

Danube Delta Discovery - Vienna to Bucharest

3 sailing dates March 2022 to September 2023
15 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Romania , Bucharest
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4349pp

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