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The Danube From Germany To The Black Sea With 2 Nights In Transylvania on Avalon Illumination

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Embark on an 18-day journey from Germany to Romania, concluding with two nights in mysterious Transylvania. Spend time exploring the beauty of this area with expert Local Guides after your cruise, including superior accommodations, sightseeing, and complimentary transfer from your Avalon Suite Ship®.

Begin your Danube River cruise in Deggendorf, Germany and sail to Passau-the "City of Three Rivers." In Austria, visit its lovely towns along the Danube, including Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, and Vienna. See the gilded sights and indulge in Austrian specialties and sweets. Explore picturesque vineyards and ancient castles of the "Blue Danube" with a Viennese Waltz lilting in the air. Explore the incredible Habsburg Empire and see the royal family’s Imperial Palace, the historic Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. Visit Budapest-the "Pearl of the Danube," and experience the beauty and history of the Balkan States of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania-from ancient archaeological sites to amazing architecture and art. Your cruise concludes with a visit to the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Called the "Paris of the East," its lovely tree-lined boulevards include the Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square. This amazing odyssey through history and legendary beauty on a European river cruise, concluding with an escorted tour of Transylvania, is the trip of a lifetime!


Included Features:

Day 1 Deggendorf (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Passau: Choice of guided walk or hike with your Adventure Host; Schlögen Oxbow scenic cruising

Day 3 Linz: Guided sightseeing, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column

Day 4 Ybbs. Excursion to Melk -Wachau Valley-Dürnstein: Choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or guided tour in Ybbs with Artstetten Castle visit; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein

Day 5 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Bratislava: Choice of guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Budapest: Scenic cruising into Budapest; choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Budapest: Free time

Day 9 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: Choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 10 Ilok-Novi Sad: Ilok guided tour; choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 11 Belgrade: Guided of guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture

Day 12 Golubac-Donji Milanovac-Iron Gates: Visit to Golubac fortress; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or bike with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge

Day 13 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: Choice of guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 14 Rousse-Excursion to Veliko Trnovo and Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet's Fortress in Veliko Trnovo and to the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, or a guided sightseeing in Rousse, or a walk in the park with your Adventure Host

Day 15 Oltenita (Disembarkation)-Brasov: Transfer to Bucharest, guided sightseeing

Day 16 Brasov: Brasov guided tour; visit Bran Castle

Day 17 Brasov-Sinaia-Bucharest: Visit Peles Castle

Day 18 Bucharest: Your vacation ends this morning

About Avalon Illumination
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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!
Jun 23, 2024 through
Jul 10, 2024
Jun 19, 2024 7:00 PM
17 Nights from
$7,297.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $1500.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Deggendorf, Germany (Embarkation)
2 Passau – Schlögen Oxbow
3 Linz, Austria
4 Ybbs. Excursion To Melk – Wachau Valley
5 Vienna
6 Bratislava, Slovakia
7 Budapest, Hungary
8 Budapest
9 Mohács
10 Ilok, Croatia
11 Belgrade
12 Golubac – Donji Milanovac. Excursion To Lepenski Vir – Iron Gates Gorge
13 Vidin, Bulgaria
14 Rousse. Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi Excursion
15 Oltenita, Romania (Disembarkation) – Bucharest
16 Brasov
17 Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest
18 Bucharest
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.