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Summary: This enchanting European river cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. In Transylvania, visit Bran Castle of Dracula fame. Then, enjoy guided sightseeing of Brasov and visit Peles Castle in Sinaia—considered one of the most beautiful in ...
- Avalon Waterways
- From the Black Sea to the North Sea with 2 Nights Transylvania
- Tour Code
Day 1 Bucharest: welcome to Bucharest
Day 2 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania–Brasov: guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle
Day 3 Brasov–Bucharest: guided sightseeing in Brasov and Peles Castle
Day 4 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception
Day 5 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebration; onboard lecture
Day 6 Cernavodă. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta
Day 7 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse
Day 8 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress; and see the rock formations in Belogradchik
Day 9 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site
Day 10 Belgrade: guided sightseeing; lecture on board
Day11 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs
Day 12 Budapest: day at leisure
Day 13 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
Day 14 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral
Day 15 Vienna: guided sightseeing
Day 16 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting
Day 17 Passau: guided walk
Day 18 Regensburg: guided walk
Day 19 Roth–Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
Day 20 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall
Day 21 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
Day 22 Main River Village: guided walk
Day 23 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
Day 24 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
Day 25 Amsterdam: canal cruise
Day 26 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
This enchanting European river cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. In Transylvania, visit Bran Castle of Dracula fame. Then, enjoy guided sightseeing of Brasov and visit Peles Castle in Sinaia—considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. In Romania’s lively capital, Bucharest, you’ll see the Arc de Triomphe, and the historical Royal Palace Square. Travel to Fetesti and set sail for the mouth of the Danube River.
Visit the exquisite Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Târnovo. Visit the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi and take pictures of Belogradchik’s eclectic group of rock formations and the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates.
Your Danube River cruise takes you to the capitals of four countries: Belgrade, Serbia; Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria, where Local Guides will show you the highlights and you’ll have time to explore on your own. In the heart of the Wachau wine region, go on a guided walk of charming Dürnstein, and later visit Melk’s famous Benedictine Abbey. In Germany, there’s guided sightseeing in Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, and Würzburg. Cruise the Main Danube Canal, and pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water.
This river cruise vacation concludes in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam where you get a unique perspective of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Experience the Danube River like never before, with the special experiences and discoveries awaiting from the Black Sea to the North Sea—beginning with the legendary landscape and stories of mysterious and beautiful Transylvania.
- BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
- BUCHAREST. EXCURSION TO TRANSYLVANIA–BRASOV
- ST. GHEORGHE. EXCURSION TO THE DANUBE DELTA
- CERNAVODĂ. EXCURSION TO CONSTANTA
- ROUSSE, BULGARIA
- DONJI MILANOVAC, SERBIA–IRON GATES GORGE. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR
- BELGRADE, SERBIA
- MOHÁCS, HUNGARY
- BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
- ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
- MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
- RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE
- AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
- AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Visited Countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Netherlands
- Ship Name
- Ship Type
- River Cruiser
Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Illumination came onto the river cruising scene with a bang. This gorgeous ship features two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, a Fitness Center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck.
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|Next Departure: 30-Jul-2019
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|Next Departure: 31-Jul-2019
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This is an Organised Cruise: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.
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