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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

Giurgiu To Budapest

1 sailing date May 2022
7 Nights From Giurgiu, Romania, to Hungary , Budapest
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Vidin

Budapest To Giurgiu

1 sailing date May 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Giurgiu, Romania
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Belgrade

Grand European - Westbound

2 sailing dates August 2020 to July 2021
24 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Budapest

Grand Voyage of Europe

1 sailing date April 2021
26 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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Passau

Rhine, Main & Danube River Cruise from Bucharest

5 sailing dates September 2020 to September 2021
22 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £5969pp
Belgrade

Budapest & Enchantment of Eastern Europe

6 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2929pp
Kalocsa

Legends of the Balkans

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

Balkans Explorer With Vienna And Transylvania

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

Croatia & Balkan Peninsula

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

Balkan Explorer

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

Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta

5 sailing dates September 2020 to September 2021
15 Nights From Passau, to Passau
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Amsterdam

From the Black Sea to the North Sea

3 sailing dates October 2020 to September 2021
28 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Budapest

Gems Of Southeast Europe - Giurgiu to Budapest

2 sailing dates November 2020 to August 2021
7 Nights From Giurgiu, to Hungary , Budapest
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2579pp
Budapest

Treasures of the Danube- Bucharest To Nuremberg

1 sailing date October 2020
15 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Germany , Nuremberg

Includes HUGE savings of up to £2,200 per couple!

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £3179pp
Vienna

Amsterdam To Bucharest

3 sailing dates April 2021 to August 2021
22 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £6169pp
Linz

The Danube - From the Black Sea to Germany

2 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2020
17 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Germany , Deggendorf
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £5239pp
Bucharest

The Danube From Black Sea to Budapest

3 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £3649pp
Bucharest

Enchantment of Eastern Europe & Budapest

9 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
10 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2639pp
Belgrade

Vilshofen to Giurgiu

21 sailing dates August 2020 to November 2021
14 Nights From Vilshofen , to Giurgiu

FREE flights and overseas transfers plus HUGE savings of up to £1,300 per couple!

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Giurgiu

Giurgiu to Vilshofen

26 sailing dates August 2020 to November 2021
14 Nights From Giurgiu, to Vilshofen

FREE flights and overseas transfers plus HUGE savings of up to £1,300 per couple!

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