16 Day Avalon River Cruise from Bucharest to Prague 2019


From the Danube Delta to Prague - Cruise Only River Cruise (WOD0)

Starting from $9,232
Ship(s): Avalon Passion
Avalon Waterways

River Cruise Description

Start your thrilling 2019 16 day Avalon river cruise from Bucharest to Prague experience from the Delta of the Danube. Sail through astounding countries such as Romania and Germany, and delight as this Danube river excursion journeys you through an adventure of rich history and discovery.

As you embark, you will spend your fist night on an overnight cruise to your first destination of St. Gheorghe for an exploration to visit the Danube Delta which sits at the mouth of the Black Sea. Participate in a guided tour by way of small boat to experience the beauty of the rivers, lush marshes, and canals of the Danube Delta. Celebrate at the mark of “Kilometer 0” which commemorates the end of the 2,845-km journey of the Danube starting in the Black Forest and ending at the Black Sea.

Cruise through the iconic Balkans on your way to the busy city of Budapest in the country of Hungary. Stop to tour the stunning Bratislava and the romantic city of Vienna. This cultural experience of history along with unforgettable spanning landscape views and gorgeous panoramas is a unique experience that you will remember for years to come. Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on an adventure like no other from the Delta of the Black Sea to the astounding country of Germany during this fascinating 2019 16 day Avalon river cruise from Bucharest to Prague.

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River Cruise Itinerary


Day 1 You’ll Arrive In Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation)

Travel to Fetesti to board your Avalon Suite Ship® this afternoon.

Your Balkan Adventure Begins

Wander the corners of your Avalon Suite Ship® during your first evening on board your river cruise vessel. Delight in an onboard welcome reception dinner to welcome all of our river cruise guests. Enjoy the first of many exciting nights during your 16 day Avalon river cruise from Bucharest to Prague vacation.

DISCOVERY Following dinner, educate yourself in the history and importance of the Danube Delta during an onboard Lecture.


Day 2 St. Gheorghe. Danube Delta Excursion

From the Black Forest to the Black Sea

CLASSIC Take part in a Guided Tour by way of small boat to explore some of the most well-preserved deltas of Europe that include a spanning 2,200 square mileage of canals, rushing rivers, lush marshes, and tree-covered lakes and reed covered islands.

DISOCVERY Participate in a unique celebration of a journey to Kilometer “0” which marks the ending point of the Danube River’s massive 2,845 stretch—starting from its beginning in Bavaria’s Black Forest to the delta that leads into the Black Sea.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Cernavoda. Excursion To Constanta

Romanian Commerce and Cultural Legacies on the Black Sea

Begin your full day of activities by following your Avalon Adventure Host in a Morning Stretch on board you cruise ship.

CLASSIC Take part in a Tour of Constanta with an expert guide to visit Romania’s most vital commercial center that reside on the edge of the Black Sea. Tour the fascinating Museum of Archeology and Natural History to uncover the significant history of Romania’s early cultures.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Rousse, Bulgaria

Fortresses and Fountains in Bulgaria’s “Little Vienna”

CLASSIC Take part in a Sightseeing Tour assisted by an expert guide to see the biggest inland port of Bulgaria and visit the magnificent Holy Trinity Church, OR:

ACTIVE Take part in an Active Run through the local park to start your day with scenic fitness led by your Avalon Adventure Host.

Cruise on to the city of Svistov, OR:

CLASSIC Participate in a Guided Tour of Veliko Târnovo that will cover the span of a full day. See its historic house made of stone that sit lined on the tall cliffs high above the rushing Yantra River. Uncover the rich history and treasures of Bulgaria’s oldest town along with the historic town of Arbanassi that dates back to the early 15th century. Later after your full day of historic discovery, reunite with your cruise vessel in Svistov.

During your evening on board your ship, amuse yourself with live entertainment and a Bulgarian folklore show.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Vidin

Rocks and Ruins—Things of Beauty in Bulgaria

CLASSIC Take part in a Tour of Belogradchik led by an expert local guide to visit the interesting natural rock formation that cover the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains for a unique rocky experience.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Donji Lilanovac, Servia-Iron Gates Gorge. Lepenski Vir Excursion

Ancient Art, Archaeological Artifacts, and Gauntlet of the Iron Gates

Prior to enjoying lunch on board your cruise ship, you will cruise through the waters of the narrow and magnificent Iron Gates Gorge that serves as a natural border that separates the countries of Serbia and Romania.

CLASSIC Take part in a Guided Tour of the beautiful Lepenski Vir—a principal site oozing with archaeological discoveries that document the depths of prehistoric settlements and cultures that one resided there, along with ancient art. Stand in awe at these historic artifacts and significant discoveries along with the one-of-a-kind landscape views that this spot gives you of the fantastic Danube Gorge.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Belgrade, Serbia

Fortresses and Folklore of Serbia Past and Present

CLASSIC Participate in a Sightseeing tour of the beautiful Belgrade with an expert guide who will show you every important site there is to see in this important town where the Sava and Danube rivers meet. Visit significant sites such as one of the world’s largest Orthodox churches, known as the Saint Sava.

You might enjoy spending your extra free time during your day to further explore Belgrade—perhaps take a stroll down Knez Mihailova Street—known for being one of Belgrade’s most popular pedestrian avenues that offers countless charming shops, cafés, eateries, and lively spots.

DISCVOERY Educate yourself about the thrilling history, important destinations, and rich culture of the Balkan states during a lecture on board your river cruise ship.

Late in the evening, precede your dinner with live entertainment on board your ship.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Mohács, Hungary. Excursion To Pécs

Archaeological Tombs and Turkish Architecture

CLASSIC Participate in a Tour led by an expert guide to visit a neighboring town of Pécs to get a look at its interesting underground Christian tombs that date back to the 4th century, which contain impressive ancient murals along with intricate Turkish architecture. You might also love the chance to enjoy the musical sounds during an organ concert on your tour.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Budapest

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital

Utilize your day with free time wander through the heart of Budapest and use your time to capture photographic memories at historic sites such as the Royal Palace grounds amongst many other iconic landmarks in this bustling city that oozes with important history. You might enjoy visiting of the large thermal bath spas that Budapest is known for hosting, then enjoy a meal inside of a lush garden or on a rooftop restaurant.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Budapest

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

CLASSIC Delight in City Sightseeing accompanied by an expert guide who will show you the historic and vast Heroes’ Square.

Soak in the overwhelming and remarkable views in this city of Budapest as you take advantage of free time during the afternoon to wander through iconic landmarks such as the beautiful Chain Bridge. Familiarize yourself with a few of the many pubs and tranquil cafés that Budapest has to offer or go for a hiking excursion through the tree-lined hills and mountainous terrain that sits peacefully above the glittering waters of the Danube River.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Bratislava, Slovakia

Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals and Castle Walls to Art Gallery Halls

CLASSIC Participate in a City Walk led by an expert tour guide that will show you the charming avenues of the city’s Old Town, along with the important Town Hall and impressive St. Martin’s Cathedral.

Delight in free time during your day by borrowing a Nordic walking stick from your river cruise vessel and go on a hiking excursion to experience the stunning Bratislava Castle.

Relax in the evening with a live show on board your Avalon Waterways cruise ship as you make preparations to cruise to your next stop along this European river cruise adventure.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Vienna

Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte

DISCOVERY Take part in a Guided Sightseeing Tour to experience the romantic city of Vienna and visit important places such as the Habsburg Dynasty collection of Kuntskammer.

CLASSIC Later in the day, you might enjoy putting your complimentary ticket to a nearby Museum of Viennese culture to use, or you may prefer to continue with additional Guided Sightseeing in the wonderful Vienna.

You might opt to go for an Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace to experience the previous summer residence of the monarch of Habsburg accompanied by an expert guide to answer any questions you may have about the Imperial Family.

Spend your free time on a lively walk through one of the most popular shopping areas in central Vienna—the Kärntnerstrassee—or take a bike from your ship to cycle to a nearby café to sample some of the delightful local Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

Later during your evening, you might like the chance to join the audience at a Royal Waltz Concert in a luxurious hall on an Optional Excursion.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley

Today, you will have to choose from a couple of full-day optional excursions: to Salzburg, taking in some of the popular Sound of Music sights or a visit to medieval Ceský Krumlov in the Czech Republic, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, you may choose to stay on the ship and relax as you cruise to charming Passau, uniquely located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube Rivers meet. Passau is a wonderful maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses. Elegant St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture, houses one of the world’s largest church organs with 17,774 pipes. Take in the fabulous highlights on the included GUIDED WALK. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Linz, Austria

Fall in Love with Linz–Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte!

CLASSIC Go for a walk through history as you follow your tour guide through iconic landmarks and sites along the edges of the Danube river and see Austria’s most massive medieval square, known as the Hauptplatz with its impressive and glittering white-marble Trinity Column.

You might enjoy going for an Optional Excursion that will cover the span of a full day that will take you on an experience of the home city of the famous composer Mozart—Salzburg—or stop to see the stunning Bohemian atmosphere of Česky Krumlov.

Rather, you might enjoy spending your free time in the afternoon on your own to borrow a bike from your ship to cycle along the shores of the Danube river and the enjoy a picnic in a serene park, or go on a nature hike through the gorgeous tree-lined trails of Linz and travel to Pöstlingberg to take in extravagant panoramic views of the city that sits around you and the glistening blue river below.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Passau-Schlögen Oxbow

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet

During your morning, sail through the Schlögen Oxbow, a significantly stunning ben of the river that resembles a horse-shoe.

CLASSIC Take part in a City Walk led by an expert guide to educate yourself about the rich history and important facts that surround the “City of Three Rivers” known as Passau.

Utilize any spare time to go on a hike starting in Oberhaus and follow a trail that will take you down to the valley floor and next to the Ilz River.


Day 16 Deggendorf, Germany (Disembarkation)

Your 16 day Avalon river cruise from Bucharest to Prague concludes today following one final breakfast.


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