With its beautifully unspoilt natural landscapes and enchanting historic towns and cities, Northern Bulgaria feels very much off the beaten track. This is despite the fact that river cruises along mighty River Danube – which forms part of the Bulgarian-Romanian border – bring thousands of visitors to the region every year. Unforgettable adventures are guaranteed in this stunning part of the world; breathtaking scenery and the diverse delights of inspirational destinations await your discovery.
The remarkable beauty and diversity of Northern Bulgaria is yours to experience to the full aboard Brabant, on a selection of Fred. Olsen’s incredible Danube River cruises. Not only will you have opportunities to enjoy views of glorious countryside and wonderfully wild nature reserves during memorable daytime river cruising; but stops are made to offer you chances to fully immerse yourself in the region’s fascinating history and culture ashore. [ReadMore]
Among the many highlights is Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’, Ruse. One of the most diverse and elegant cities situated on the Danube, Ruse is home to over 300 impressive historical landmarks and monuments, many of which appear of Bulgaria’s National Heritage List. The architectural styles on display here are extensive: Viennese-inspired Baroque, Renaissance, Gothic and Rococo structures seemingly appear at every turn of the city’s busy streets. Ruse is also the gateway to the rock monasteries and ancient caves of the Rusenski Lom Natural Park.
Vidin makes for a rewarding stop on river cruise through Bulgaria’s Danubian Plains too. This ancient town boasts an abundance of historic sites from the ancient Roman, medieval and Ottoman eras, such as the Baba Vida Fortress – one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in the country.