Svishtov is a Danube River cruise port and town in northern Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo Province), opposite the Romanian town Zimnicea. The town has population around 30,000, ranking it province's 2nd largest - after Veliko Tarnovo.
The town was founded in the 16th century. Port Svishtov was built in 1906. It is the southernmost harbour on Danube River and is served by Svishtov-Zimnich ferry (regularly scheduled Ro-Ro boat service between Svishtov and Zimnicea). This passenger and cargo shipping service shortens the road path Turkey-Central-Western Europe by 140 km (87 ml) when compared to the route over Danube Bridge (Ruse-Giurgiu) and also allows a time gain of around 4 hours by avoiding the traffic in and around Bucharest (Romania's capital).
City's main industries include river shipping (imports/exports through the harbor), chemical manufacturing, wheat production, electronics, tourism (many tourists, particularly from Romania).
One of the prettiest sites around the town is the river valley (1-2 km away from Svishtov) which shelters the monastery. This region (called Pametnitsite) is located on the banks of Danube. There is a park around the old fortress (central downtown). The House-museum of Bulgarian novelist Aleko Konstantinov (1863-1897) is among the top 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria. Another unique place to visit is Мanastira region - approx 5 km (3 ml) southeast of the town.
Port Svishtov cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Svishtov, Bulgaria. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|9 May, 2021|