Itinerary Highlights

  • Tour a beautiful European capital city as yet unspoiled by mass tourism
  • Explore scenically spectacular and historically rich regions off the main European travel circuit
  • Stay in magnificently restored landmark hotels
  • Spend a week aboard one of Europe’s most impressive river cruisers
  • Relax at top restaurants, cafés and bars in renovated palaces and mansions
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a Communist dictator
  • See Golubac Fortress, one of Europe’s most spectacular castles
  • Taste lesser-known but world-class wines from Eastern Europe
  • Unwind in ornate thermal baths

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Editor’s Itinerary

Duration: 15 Days
When I reflect on my recent trip to Eastern Europe, the word “epic” keeps coming to mind. The itinerary encompassed five countries, dramatic landscapes, untouristy capitals and colorful small towns. The hotels were historic but fresh, the people were friendly and welcoming and, not least important, the food and wine were excellent (indeed, sometimes revelatory). A trip of this breadth would ordinarily require numerous accommodation changes, long drives and/or train rides and various other inconveniences. But a cruise aboard the AmaMagna, one of Europe’s most impressive riverboats, ameliorated these annoyances almost entirely. The following itinerary approximates mine, which took my companion and me along a particularly fascinating stretch of the Lower Danube. I long ago lost count of how many times I’ve been to Europe, but even I made numerous new discoveries along this route. The Andrew Harper Travel Office can help with all aspects of this itinerary, including arranging for top-notch drivers and guides, booking hotels and securing just the right accommodation aboard the AmaMagna.