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13 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Bucharest to Budapest 2024
The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest with 2 Nights in TransylvaniaStarting from $4,198
River Cruise DescriptionSail from the Danube Delta of the Black Sea to Hungary's capital of Budapest to experience river views like no other. Begin your Danube River vacation your way before your cruise with an overnight stay and sightseeing in Bucharest. Drive into the Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia to visit the grand Peles Castle. You'll continue to Transylvania for two nights in Brasov. Take a guided tour of the city by day, followed by a tour of Dracula's Bran Castle by night, and enjoy guided sightseeing in Bucharest. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer. From Bucharest, travel to Cernavod? to embark on your Danube River cruise. Take in the incredible views along the way, beginning with the Danube Delta at the Black Sea for a small-boat guided tour of some of the 2,200 square miles of delta preserve. Celebrate Kilometer "0" to mark the Danube's culmination of 2,845 kilometers from the Black Forest to the Black Sea! Your cruise on the Danube River carries you through the striking landscapes of the Balkans. In Bulgaria's largest inland port, take a guided sightseeing tour of Rousse, including the Holy Trinity Church, or spend a full day with a guided tour of the Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo, where ancient stone houses cling to the Yantra River cliffs. One of the oldest towns in Bulgaria, Arbanassi holds Bulgarian Revival architecture within its 15th-century locale. Guided sightseeing In Vidin is followed by a guided tour of Belogradchik, with its ancient fortress and tremendous rock formations on the Balkan Mountains. Next visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour with ancient archaeological finds before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge. 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 Kuha? music school. Tour the historic towns of Mohács and Pécs before cruising to Budapest to conclude your amazing cruise on the Danube.
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|Departure Date||Ship||Priced From|
|Apr 16, 2024||Avalon View||$4,198||Call Us!|
|Apr 27, 2024||Avalon Impression||$4,648||Call Us!|
|May 23, 2024||Avalon Passion||$5,198||Call Us!|
|Jun 23, 2024||Avalon Impression||$4,948||Call Us!|
|Jul 4, 2024||Avalon Illumination||$4,748||Call Us!|
|Aug 1, 2024||Avalon Illumination||$4,748||Call Us!|
|Aug 16, 2024||Avalon Envision||$4,848||Call Us!|
|Sep 9, 2024||Avalon Passion||$5,298||Call Us!|
|Sep 21, 2024||Avalon View||$5,298||Call Us!|
|Oct 9, 2024||Avalon Passion||$5,098||Call Us!|
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
- Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 BUCHAREST, ROMANIAWelcome to Bucharest—The “Paris of the East” The day is yours to relax and enjoy Bucharest. Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city on your own to discover its trendy shops, cafés, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue.
Day 2 BUCHAREST–SINAIA–BRASOVDrive into the Carpathians to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle. On the way, enjoy a local lunch. This afternoon continue to Brasov for the night.
Day 3 BRASOVJoin a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Brasov followed by free time. In the evening enjoy a tour of Bran Castle of Dracula lore followed by dinner.
Day 4 BRASOV–BUCHAREST–FETESTI (EMBARKATION)
Day 5 ST. GHEORGHE. EXCURSION TO THE DANUBE DELTA
Day 6 HÂRȘOVA. EXCURSION TO CONSTANTA
Day 7 ROUSSE, BULGARIA. VELIKO TÂRNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSIONFortresses and Fountains in “Little Vienna”
Day 8 VIDIN
Day 9 DONJI MILANOVAC, SERBIA–IRON GATES GORGE. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR
Day 10 BELGRADE
Day 11 NOVI SAD
Day 12 MOHÁCS, HUNGARY. EXCURSION TO PÉCS
Day 13 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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