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Travel through five countries on this Danube River cruise to the Black Sea

Explore the architectural, cultural and natural wonders of a region that once languished behind the Iron Curtain on the new 15-day Budapest to the Black Sea cruise from Riviera River Cruises.

The cruise, which begins in Budapest, Hungary, follows the Danube River through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania to the Black Sea, then returns.

Between Serbia and Romania, the ship will pass through Iron Gates Gorge, an 83-mile stretch of limestone cliffs that plunge to the river. At the Danube Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage site, participants board smaller boats and cruise through a 2,200-square-mile expanse of rivers, marshes, lakes and reed islands.

Dates: Nine departures from April 27 through Sept. 27.

Price: From $4,069 per person, double occupancy. Includes accommodations and meals, as well as packed lunches for coach excursions and activities. Drinks package available for $259 per person. International airfare not included.

Info: Riviera River Cruises, (888) 838-8820

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