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From The Black Sea To The North Sea With 2 Nights In Transylvania on Avalon Impression

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This enchanting European river cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. In beautiful and mysterious Transylvania visit Peles Castle in Sinaia-considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. Enjoy guided sightseeing of Brasov and a visit to Bran Castle of Dracula fame. In Romania’s lively capital, Bucharest, you’ll see the Arc de Triomphe, and the historical Royal Palace Square. Travel to Cernavoda and set sail for the Danube River Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore with guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bul-garia’s ancient capital of Veliko Trnovo. Visit the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arba-nassi and take pictures of Belogradchik’s eclectic group of rock formations and the spectacular views of the Iron Gates. Your Danube River cruise takes you to the capitals of three countries: Belgrade, Serbia; Budapest, Hungary; and Vienna, Austria, where Local Guides will show you the highlights with time to explore on your own. In the heart of the Wachau wine region, take a guided walk in charming Dürnstein, and later visit Melk’s famous Benedictine Abbey. In Germany, enjoy guided sightseeing in Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, and Würzburg. Cruise the Main Danube Canal, and pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge-the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. This extraordinary European river cruise concludes in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. Get a unique perspective of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s "Golden Age." Experience the Danube River like never before, with the special experiences and discoveries revealed from the Black Sea to the North Sea.

Included Features:

Day 1 Bucharest: Welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest–Sinaia–Brasov: Visit Peles Castle

Day 3 Brasov: Guided tour of Brasov; guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle

Day 4 Brasov–Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; transfer to ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 5 St. Gheorghe: Excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebration; onboard lecture

Day 6 Hr?ova. Excursion to Constanta: Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Mu-seum in Constanta

Day 7 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Trnovo and to the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, or guided sightseeing in Rousse, or walk in the park with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Vidin–Belogradchik: Choice of guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress, see the rock formations in Belogradchik or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 9 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac–Golubac: Scenic cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or bike with your Adventure Host; visit to Golubac fortress

Day 10 Belgrade: Choice of guided sightseeing or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture

Day 11 Novi Sad–Ilok: Choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; Ilok guided tour

Day 12 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: Choice of guided tour and organ concert in Pécs or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill

Day 13 Budapest: Choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 14 Budapest: Day at leisure in Budapest

Day 15 Bratislava: Choice of guided tour, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral, or hike up to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 16 Vienna: Choice of guided tour or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 17 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: Choice of guided tour or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or hike with your Adventure Host; onboard wine tasting

Day 18 Passau: Guided tour

Day 19 Regensburg: Choice of guided tour or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 20 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Onboard lecture; choice of guided sightseeing of Roth, or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 21 Bamberg: Choice of guided tour, see the Old Town Hall or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture

Day 22 Volkach-Kitzingen: Choice of walking tour in Volkach or bike with your Adventure Host; free time in Kitzingen

Day 23 Würzburg: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 24 Main River Village: Guided walk

Day 25 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: Choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; classical concert

Day 26 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 27 Amsterdam: Choice of canal cruise or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 28 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

About Avalon Impression
About Avalon Waterways
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Discover the world along its great rivers and legendary waterways. Avalon’s state-of-the-art Europe and Asia fleets feature our award-winning Suite Ships®, with the largest staterooms, widest views, the most modern amenities, included shore excursions, and more. Cruise through South America, India, and Egypt in relaxed luxury with Avalon. It’s the only time we approve of letting the world pass you by!
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Bucharest, Romania
2 Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov
3 Brasov
4 Brasov – Bucharest – Fetesti (Embarkation)
5 St. Gheorghe. Excursion To The Danube Delta
6 Hr?ova. Excursion To Constanta
7 Rousse, Bulgaria. Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi Excursion
8 Vidin
9 Donji Milanovac, Serbia – Iron Gates Gorge. Excursion To Lepenski Vir
10 Belgrade, Serbia
11 Novi Sad
12 Mohács, Hungary. Excursion To Pécs
13 Budapest
14 Budapest
15 Bratislava, Slovakia
16 Vienna, Austria
17 Dürnstein-wachau Valley
18 Passau, Germany
19 Regensburg
20 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
21 Bamberg
22 Volkach
23 Würzburg
24 Main River Village
25 Rüdesheim-rhine Gorge
26 Cologne
27 Amsterdam, Holland
28 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.