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27 Day Avalon River Cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam 2020

27 Day Avalon River Cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam 2020

From the Black Sea to the North Sea River Cruise (WOAB)

Starting from $13,527
Ship(s): Avalon Artistry II

River Cruise Description

This enchanting 2020, 27 day Avalon river cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. Kick back and relax as you cruise past beautiful and historic surroundings along the Danube, Main, and Rhine River. Once onshore at each of the destinations of your exciting itinerary, you can enjoy guided sightseeing as well has have time to yourself to explore. From Fetesti, sail through the mouth of the Danube River and the gorgeous Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When in Constanta and Bulgaria’s capital, Veliko Tarnovo take advantage of the interesting site seeing tours. There is plenty to do and see along this magnificent month-long Europe river cruise. Some sites to visit include the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, the Ethnographical Museum, Belogradchik’s rock formations, and the Iron Gates. Be sure to bring your camera, to take pictures as you make memories.

Local experts are available to guide you through your adventures if you wish. They can introduce you to Serbia’s capital of Belgrade, home of the world’s largest Orthodox Church. And in Pecs, Hungary, you can explore another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Underground Tombs. You will get to some several historic and cultural cities along this amazing Avalon river cruise through Europe, including Vienna, Budapest, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, and Würzburg. Visit wine regions, castles, cliffs, and stunning scenery all while cruising through beautiful backdrops along the rivers. You will also cruise the Main Danube Canal and the Rhine Gorge. After many exciting stops, you will finally finish this 2020, 27 day Avalon river cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam in Holland’s popular capital city. Here you can see many historical homes along the grachten, then admire the city by foot or bicycle at your leisure. The perfect way to end your magnificent European river cruise.

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*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.

Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and the $250pp land promo. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFYFY
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Avalon Choice

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:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

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Day 1 Bucharest, Romania

Welcome to Bucharest—the “Paris of the East”

Enjoy the day in Buchareston your own. Explore this fascinating city, discovering its trendy shops, cafés, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue.

Day 2 Bucharest

Beautiful Boulevards and Bold History
Classic
Take a Guided Tour of the Romanian capital city of Bucharest with its tree-lined boulevards and Arc de Triomphe—honoring WWI Romanian soldiers. See the Royal Palace Square—the scene of the city’s 1989 riots to overthrow the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
Fetesti (Embarkation)
Your Balkan Adventure Begins
Discovery
After dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the Danube Delta.

(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3 St. Gheorghe. Danube Delta Excursion

A Mighty River’s Entrance into the Sea
Classic
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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta

Romanian Commerce and Cultural Legacies on the Black Sea
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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Rousse, Bulgaria. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi–Svistov

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
Join a walk 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Vidin

Rocks and Ruins—Things of Beauty in Bulgaria
Classic
Join Guided Sightseeing in Vidin, followed by a Guided Tour of Belogradchik. Marvel at the remarkable rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains, sculpted by 200 million years of natural elements.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 DONJI MILANOVAC, SERBIA–IRON GATES GORGE. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR

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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 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 churches.

You might want to join an Optional Guided Biking Tour, or enjoy your free time in Belgrade exploring Knez Mihailova Street—Belgrade’s central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Osijek, Croatia

History and Culture of Croatia
Classic
Join a morning Guided Walking Tour of the city of Osijek, located at the confluence of the Danube and Drava Rivers. Visit Tvrđa, the most well preserved fortress of Croatia, home of many educational institutions.
Discovery
Attend a musical concert performed by the talented young artists of the music school of Osijek at Franjo Kuhac.

Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to Vukovar after lunch.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 MOHÁCS, HUNGARY. EXCURSION TO PÉCS

Underground Tombs and Soaring Music
Classic
Take a Guided Tour to nearby Pécs to see its 4th-century Christian underground tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with fascinating murals. You’ll also enjoy an organ concert on your tour.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Budapest

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe
Classic
Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

Discover the beauty of Budapest while exploring on your own after lunch. Visit such famous sights as the Chain Bridge and get to know the city’s cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Bratislava, Slovakia–Vienna, Austria

Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube

Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view.

This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for
an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Vienna

Royal Collections, and Amusing Attractions
Classic
Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the Habsburg empire summer home for 300 years.

Make the most of your free time after lunch by taking a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. Or, borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure. You’ll be treated to live entertainment on board after dinner.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Dürnstein–Grein

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein
Classic
Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, OR:
Active
Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.

Relax on the Sky Deck with a cup of coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk.

Melk
Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors
Classic
Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.
Discovery
Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Passau, Germany

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet
Classic
Join an afternoon Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”

Or consider joining a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. You’ll meet your ship back in Passau.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Regensburg

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle
Classic
Join a Guided City Walk and see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

You might like to take a Guided Optional Excursion to the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Or, you can spend your afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets. This evening, you’ll be treated to live entertainment as you sail toward Roth.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg

Living Heritage and History Lessons
Discovery
While sailing to Roth, enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.
Classic
Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge, Schloss Ratibor, OR:
Classic
Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:
Classic
Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.
Discovery
Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18 Nuremberg

A King’s Palace and Town Halls in Modern Munich
Classic
Take a full-day Guided Tour of the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of German monarchs, along with the old and new Town Halls of Marienplatz.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 19 Bamberg

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills
Classic
Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

Take time after lunch onboard to stroll through the city and explore.

Discovery
Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 20 Volkach

Bavarian Beauty on the Main River
Classic
Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.
Kitzingen
Bavarian Wines, Legends, and Myths
Classic
Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour and hear about the legend of a Countess, a shepherd, and a monastery. Explore Bavaria’s largest wine-producing area.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 21 Würzburg

A Pearl of a Day on the Romantic Road
Classic
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco, OR:
Active
Enjoy incredible views over the northern Bavaria city of Wurzburg on a hike up to mighty hilltop Marienberg Castle.

Take an optional Guided Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg, where you’ll  explore the local scene and experience the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. Or, just take time to discover the charm and culinary specialties of Würzburg. You’ll be treated to live entertainment after dinner.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 22 Main River Village

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village
Classic
Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Main River village.

After lunch, just relax on the Sky Deck as you sail along the beautiful villages on the Main River shores.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 23 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg

Castle Walls and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine
Classic
Take a half-day Guided Tour that includes the magnificent Heidelberg Castle and the Great Vat—the world’s largest wine barrel.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 24 RÜDESHEIM

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Discovery
Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:
Active
Take a Guided Hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, and enjoy the view with a cable car ride back down.

After lunch, sit back and relax on the Sky Deck with a cup of coffee or a cocktail, as you sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.

Koblenz
Travel Through 2,000 Years Of Monumental History

Explore Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 25 Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
Classic
Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral, OR;
Discovery
Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Have a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! This evening, relax and enjoy dinner on board your ship.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 26 Amsterdam, Holland

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
Classic
Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

Take an Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans—a quintessential Dutch town complete with windmills, waterways, and flower farms, or perhaps you’d enjoy a Guided Optional Biking Tour to the Dutch countryside.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 27 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

While your wonderful river cruise vacation ends with a wonderful breakfast this morning, take note of the amazing memories you will carry with you as you return home, not to mention the many colorful photographs you took during your cruise that will be pleasant reminders of your fabulous vacation.

(Breakfast)

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