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From the Black Sea to the North Sea with 2 Nights Transylvania

 

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 ...

Duration
26 Days
Countries
7
Next Departure
28-Jul-2019
Starting at
USD 10,800.00
USD 10,300.00

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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Illumination
Tour
From the Black Sea to the North Sea with 2 Nights Transylvania
Tour Code
WOAE

Highlights

City Highlights

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

Notes

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.

Itinerary

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.

1.
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
2.
BUCHAREST. EXCURSION TO TRANSYLVANIA–BRASOV
3.
BRASOV–BUCHAREST
4.
BUCHAREST
5.
ST. GHEORGHE. EXCURSION TO THE DANUBE DELTA
6.
CERNAVODĂ. EXCURSION TO CONSTANTA
7.
ROUSSE, BULGARIA
8.
VIDIN
9.
DONJI MILANOVAC, SERBIA–IRON GATES GORGE. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR
10.
BELGRADE, SERBIA
11.
MOHÁCS, HUNGARY
12.
BUDAPEST
13.
BUDAPEST
14.
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
...
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19.
ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
20.
BAMBERG
21.
WÜRZBURG
22.
MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
23.
RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE
24.
COLOGNE
25.
AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
26.
AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Visited Countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Netherlands


Ship Information
Ship Name
Illumination
Ship Type
River Cruiser
Summary

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.

 
Travel Package
Description Coming from   Going to
Cruise Bucharest Amsterdam


Tour Variations
1. From the Black Sea to the North Sea – Westbound (24 Days) More Info...
This enchanting river cruise from the Danube Delta to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. Glide past quaint towns, beautiful scenery, and historic buildings along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers—with guided sightseeing onshore and plenty of free time to e...
Next Departure: 30-Jul-2019 Starting at: USD 10,218.00
2. From the Black Sea to the North Sea – Cruise Only Westbound (23 Days) More Info...
This enchanting European river cruise from the Danube Delta to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. Glide past quaint towns, beautiful scenery, and historic buildings along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers—and onshore enjoy guided sightseeing and free time ...
Next Departure: 31-Jul-2019 Starting at: USD 10,048.00

CruiseThis 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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