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

05/30/2020 through 09/01/2021
05/30/2020 through 09/21/2021
Avalon Waterways

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!

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Day 1 Deggendorf (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Passau: choice of guided walk or guided hike with your Adventure Host

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

Day 4 Ybbs–Wachau Valley–Dürnstein: choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or guided tour in Ybbs; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein

Day 5 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 6 Hainburg–Bratislava: free time in Hainburg; guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral

Day 7 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

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

Day 10 Ilok–Novi sad: guided tours

Day 11 Belgrade: guided tour; lecture on board

Day 12 Golubac–Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: visit to Golubac fortress; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; scenic cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge

Day 13 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations

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

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