Active & Discovery On The Danube From Croatia To The Black Sea With 2 Nights In Transylvania

04/02/2023 through 09/05/2023
04/02/2023 through 09/18/2023
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Impression

Begin your Active & Discovery river cruise vacation with one night in Zagreb to explore the city with a guided tour. Board your Avalon Suite Ship® bound for Belgrade, Serbia. Here, explore the city where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet with a guided bike tour. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge after visiting the fascinating Fortress of Golubac or hike in the Djerdap National park. Visit the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir. Sail to Vidin, Bulgaria, explore the city and visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress. You might prefer to join a panoramic trek in Belogradchik. See the incredible ancient architecture in Veliko Trnovo and Arbanassi, or join your local guide and hike to Ivanovo Rock Church. Take a guided tour of Constanta on Romania’s Black Sea with a wealth of Roman history or join a food tour. Disembark your Suite Ship® and spend the night in Bucharest the “Paris of the East.” See the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square, and spend free time browsing the shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard. Your vacation in the Balkans continues with a 2-night stay in mysteriously beautiful Transylvania and extra night in Bucharest, including superior accommodations, sightseeing, and transportation. Spend two nights in Brasov to visit Peles Castle and Bran Castle inspiration for Bram Stocker’s Dracula. Return to Bucharest for an overnight stay and sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. A fascinating Danube River cruise through the beautiful Balkans.

Included Features:

Day 1 Zagreb: Welcome to Zagreb

Day 2 Zagreb–Osijek (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Zagreb; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Belgrade: Choice of guided tour or bike tour or meet the locals; on board lecture

Day 4 Golubac–Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: Visit to Golubac fortress; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or Donji Milanovac off the beaten path tour or Djerdap National park hike; scenic cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge

Day 5 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: Choice of guided tour in Vidin, visit Baba Vida Fortress or wine tasting or hiking in Belogradchik

Day 6 Rousse–Excursion to Veliko Trnovo and Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Trnovo and to the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, or a guided sightseeing in Rousse, or Ivanovo Rock Church hike

Day 7 Constanta: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum or wine tasting or bike tour

Day 8 Fetesti (Disembarkation)–Bucharest–Brasov: Choice of guided sightseeing in Bucharest or walk the Urban Delta or food tour

Day 9 Brasov: Brasov guided tour; visit Bran Castle

Day 10 Brasov–Sinaia–Bucharest: Visit Peles Castle

Day 11 Bucharest: Your vacation ends this morning


Day 1 Zagreb, Croatia
Day 2 Zagreb
Day 3 Belgrade, Serbia
Day 4 Golubac – Donji Milanovac. Excursion To Lepenski Vir – Iron Gates Gorge
Day 5 Vidin, Bulgaria
Day 6 Rousse. Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi Excursion
Day 7 Constanta, Romania
Day 8 Fetesti, Romania (Disembarkation) – Bucharest – Brasov
Day 9 Brasov
Day 10 Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest
Day 11 Bucharest

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