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Varna, Bulgaria - Seaport on the Black Sea

Shore Excursion on Viking Neptune Danube River Cruise

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Varna is the largest seaport on the Black Sea in Bulgaria. It is located about two hours ride south of where the Danube River enters the Black Sea, and is an interesting day trip from the Danube River and eastern European river cruises. Passengers on the Viking Neptune were bused on country roads through scenic fields of sunflowers and wheat on the way from Silistra to Varna.

The Varna Archaeological Museum is the first stop in the city. This museum is famous for its Varna Gold, which was found in graves at the Varna Necropolis, a cemetery dating back to over 4000 BC. The museum has a map of the cemetery and many artifacts, all marked on a cemetery map. The age and scope of the necropolis is amazing.

Leaving the Varna Archaeological Museum, we ate lunch in a replica of a pirate ship on the wide, golden beach, followed by a boat ride in the Black Seat that enabled us to see all of Varna's coastline.

Finally, the buses took us to Rousse, Bulgaria, where the ship had moved during the day.

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