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The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest – Cruise Only Westbound

Launch Date : 02/06/18 8:00pm

  • STARTS

    BUCHAREST

  • DAYS

    14

  • ENDS

    BUDAPEST

The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest – Cruise Only Westbound

Vacation Overview Travel Style City Highlights Itinerary Tour Departure Info & Price Price Details USD Tour Promotion Related Tours
Notes : 14 days Bucharest to Budapest

Vacation Overview

Begin your exciting vacation with an excursion from Bucharest to Transylvania where you’ll visit the Bran Castle of Dracula fame, believed to be the home of Romanian vampires. Then, enjoy guided sightseeing of Brasov and visit Peles Castle in Sinaia, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe.

Bucharest, Romania, is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and historical treasures. Here, you’ll see the Arc de Triomphe—built in honor of WWI soldiers—and the historical Royal Palace Square. Your river cruise will take you through the serene Danube Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Târnovo. Visit the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, and take pictures of Belogradchik’s rock formations and the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates. Visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Continue your cultural journey on an excursion to Pécs, Hungary, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are countless memorable moments on this fascinating river cruise through Eastern Europe, and it doesn’t end until you’ve experienced the unique energy of Budapest. A local expert introduces you to the must-see sights, such as Heroes’ Square.
From the Danube’s delta at the Black Sea to beautiful Budapest and legendary Transylvania, you’ll long remember the discoveries, delights, and pure enjoyment of your European river cruise.

Travel Style

  • RIVER CRUISE

City Highlights

Day 1 Bucharest: welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania–Brasov: guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle

Day 3 Brasov–Bucharest: guided sightseeing in Brasov and Peles CastleDay

Day 4 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception

Day 5 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta: km 0 celebration

Day 6 Cernavod?. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta

Day 7 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativityin Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse

Day 8 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress and; see the rock formations in Belogradchik

Day 9 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site

Day 10 Belgrade: guided sightseeing; lecture on board

Day 11 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 12 Budapest (Disembarkation): guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 13 Budapest: day at leisure

Day 14 Budapest: your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA Welcome to Bucharest—the “Paris of the East” Flights into Bucharest must arrive by Noon.Travel to Fetesti to board your Avalon Suite Ship® this afternoon. FETESTI (EMBARKATION) Your Balkan Adventure Begins Explore your Avalon Suite Ship® this evening and enjoy a dinner on board. DISCOVERY After dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the Danube Delta. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ST. GHEORGHE(D)
ST. GHEORGHE. EXCURSION TO THE DANUBE DELTA A Mighty River’s Entrance into the SeaCLASSIC Join a small-boat Guided Tour of the best preserved of Europe’s deltas-2,200 square miles of rivers, canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and reed islands. DISCOVERY Enjoy a Special Celebration to mark Kilometer “0”—the end of the Danube River’s 2,845 km journey—from the source in the Black Forest of Bavaria to its delta into the Black Sea. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CERNAVOD?(B,L,D)
CERNAVOD?. EXCURSION TO CONSTANTA Romanian Commerce and Cultural Legacies on the Black SeaStart the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour to Constanta, the most important commercial center in Romania, situated on the Black Sea. Visit the Natural History and Archeological Museum to discover the history of early Romanian cultures. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROUSSE(B,L,D)
ROUSSE, BULGARIA Fortresses and Fountains in Bulgaria’s “Little Vienna” CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bulgaria’s largest inland port and visit its impressive Holy Trinity Church, OR: ACTIVE Go for an Active Jog through the park with your Avalon Adventure Host.Sail to Svistov, OR:CLASSIC Join a full-day Guided Tour to the former Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo—with its ancient stone houses clinging to the cliffs above the Yantra River. Discover one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria (circa 4300 BC), as well as the Bulgarian Revival architecture in the 15th-century town of Arbanassi. Later, join your ship in Svistov.This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN(B,L,D)
VIDIN Rocks and Ruins—Things of Beauty in BulgariaCLASSIC Join a Guided Tour to Belogradchik to see the remarkable rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains, sculpted by 200 million years of natural elements. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DONJI MILANOVAC(B,L,D)
DONJI MILANOVAC, SERBIA–IRON GATES GORGE.LEPENSKI VIR EXCURSION Ancient Art, Archaeological Artifacts, and Gauntlet of the Iron Gates Before lunch on board, you’ll sail through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gates Gorge—forming a natural border between Serbia and Romania. CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour to Lepenski Vir—an important Mesolithic archaeological site chronicling prehistoric cultures, settlements, and art. Marvel at the ancient discoveries and artifacts, as well as the unique views the site affords of the Danube Gorge. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE(B,L,D)
BELGRADE, SERBIA Fortresses and Folklore of Serbia Past and Present CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade—where the Danube and Sava Rivers converge— and see the city’s many fascinating sights, including Saint Sava—one of the world’s largest Orthodox Church. You may choose to spend remaining free time in Belgrade exploring Knez Mihailova Street—Belgrade’s central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots. DISCOVERY Attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the rich history, destinations, and culture of the Balkan states.Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship before dinner. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS(B,L,D)
MOHÁCS, HUNGARY Archaeological Tombs and Turkish Architecture Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour to nearby Pécs to see its 4th-century Christian underground tombs with fascinating murals, as well as Turkish architecture. You’ll also enjoy an organ concert on your tour.AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST(B,L,D)
BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION) Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.Flights should not depart Budapest before 9 am.(B)

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The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest – Crui

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Price Details US

Port charges:
$208

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Bucharest:
in single room from $153 to $240, in twin room from $82 to $139

Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single room from $178 to $446, in twin room from $111 to $243

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $227
B / Sapphire Deck / $1313
A / Sapphire Deck / $1370
P / Royal Deck / $1485
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2513

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  • Save $300 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
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  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 01-01-2019
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  • Save $500 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
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  • Book End Date : 27-08-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 01-01-2019
  • Travel End Date : 31-12-2019
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