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The Danube From The Black Sea To Germany on Avalon Passion

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Sail from the Danube Delta of the Black Sea to Hungary’s capital of Budapest through the Balkans, Hungary, and Austria on your European river cruise. Begin with an overnight stay in Bucharest for a guided sightseeing tour, including the Royal Palace Square. Travel to Cernavoda to embark on your Danube River cruise, beginning with the Danube Delta preserve. Sail through the striking landscapes of the Balkans-Rousse, Bulgaria, Veliko Trnovo, and Arbanassi, one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria.

Guided sightseeing in Vidin is followed by a guided tour of Belogradchik, with its ancient fortress and tremendous rock formations on the Balkan Mountains. After cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge, visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour with ancient archaeological finds. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, including one of the world’s largest Orthodox churches, and see the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek. You’ll also attend a stirring performance by young students of the Franjo Kuhac music school. Tour the historic town of Pécs before sightseeing in the Hungarian capital of Budapest-the "Pearl of the Danube." You’ll take a guided walk through Bratislava, Slovakia before cruising to Vienna-the "City of Music."

Enjoy guided sightseeing in Vienna’s historic Habsburg Empire-including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit delightful Dürnstein and Melk-charming towns in the vineyard-rich Wachau Valley. Take a guided tour and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart in Dürnstein, and tour the magnificent Benedictine Abbey high above Melk. Visit Austria’s lovely city of Linz with a tour of the city’s historic sites, then pass through the horseshoe bend of the Danube-the beautiful Schlögen Oxbow-on your way to Passau. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Germany’s "City of Three Rivers before cruising to Deggendorf, Germany, for the conclusion of your Danube River cruise.

Included Features:

Day 1 Bucharest: Welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest–Cernavoda (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 St. Gheorghe: Excursion to Danube Delta; km 0 celebration

Day 4 Hrsova. Excursion to Constanta: Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta

Day 5 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet's Fortress in Veliko Trnovo and to the Ethnographic 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 6 Vidin–Belogradchik: Choice of guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress and see the rock formations in Belogradchik or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac–Golubac: Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or bike with your Adventure Host; visit to Golubac fortress

Day 8 Belgrade: Choice of guided sightseeing or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture

Day 9 Novi Sad–Ilok: Choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; Ilok guided tour

Day 10 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: Guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 11 Budapest: Choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 12 Budapest: Day at leisure

Day 13 Bratislava–Hainburg: Choice of guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or hike up to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host; free time in Hainburg

Day 14 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 15 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Ybbs. Excursion to Melk: Choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, Ybbs city sightseeing or bakery workshop

Day 16 Linz: Guided sightseeing, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column

Day 17 Passau: Schlögen Oxbow scenic cruising; choice of guided tour or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 18 Deggendorf (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

About Avalon Passion
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If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry's only Open–Air Balcony®, and beds facing the incredible views. Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored-your way.

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Oct 17, 2022 through
Nov 03, 2022
Oct 13, 2022 7:00 PM
17 Nights from
$7,927.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $250.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7002798
Jul 25, 2022 through
Aug 11, 2022
Jul 21, 2022 7:00 PM
17 Nights from
$8,027.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $250.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7002800
Sep 05, 2022 through
Sep 22, 2022
Sep 1, 2022 7:00 PM
17 Nights from
$8,877.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
6718925
More Departure Dates
WODO-2022

Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Bucharest, Romania
2 Bucharest
3 St. Gheorghe. Excursion To The Danube Delta
4 Hr?ova. Excursion To Constanta
5 Rousse, Bulgaria. Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi Excursion
6 Vidin
7 Donji Milanovac, Serbia – Iron Gates Gorge. Excursion To Lepenski Vir
8 Belgrade
9 Novi Sad
10 Mohács, Hungary. Excursion To Pécs
11 Budapest
12 Budapest
13 Bratislava, Slovakia
14 Vienna, Austria
15 Dürnstein – Wachau Valley
16 Linz
17 Schlögen Oxbow – Passau, Germany
18 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.