The Danube From Black Sea To Budapest With 2 Nights In Transylvania

12/08/2019 through 10/05/2021
12/08/2019 through 10/20/2021
Avalon Waterways

Sail from the Danube Delta of the Black Sea to Hungary’s capital of Budapest to experience river views like no other. Begin your Danube River vacation your way before your cruise with an overnight stay and sightseeing in Bucharest. Drive into the Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia to visit the grand Peles Castle. You’ll continue to Transylvania for two nights in Brasov. Take a guided tour of the city by day, followed by a tour of Dracula’s Bran Castle by night. Enjoy a guided sightseeing in Bucharest. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer.

From Bucharest, travel to Fetesti to embark on your Danube River cruise. You’ll witness incredible views along the way, beginning with the Danube Delta at the Black Sea for a small-boat guided tour of some of the 2,200 square miles of delta preserve. Celebrate Kilometer “0” to mark the Danube’s culmination of 2,845 kilometers from the Black Forest to the Black Sea! Your cruise on the Danube River carries you through the striking landscapes of the Balkans. In Bulgaria’s largest inland port, take a guided sightseeing tour of Rousse, including the Holy Trinity Church, or spend a full day with a guided tour of the Bulgarian capital of Veliko Trnovo, where ancient stone houses cling to the Yantra River cliffs. One of the oldest towns in Bulgaria, Arbanassi holds Bulgarian Revival architecture within its 15th-century locale.

Guided sightseeing In Vidin is followed by a guided tour of Belogradchik, with its ancient fortress and tremendous rock formations on the Balkan Mountains. Next visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour with ancient archaeological finds before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, including one of the world’s largest Orthodox churches, and see the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek. You’ll also attend a stirring performance by young students of the Franjo Kuhac music school. Tour the historic towns of Mohács and Pécs before cruising to Budapest to conclude your cruise.

Included Features:

Day 1 Bucharest: welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest–Sinaia–Brasov: visit Peles Castle

Day 3 Brasov: guided tour of Brasov; guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle

Day 4 Brasov–Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; transfer to ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 5 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta; km 0 celebration

Day 6 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta

Day 7 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Trnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse

Day 8 Vidin-Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress, 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

Day 11 Osijek: guided tour; concert performance

Day 12 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 13 Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Bucharest, Romania
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Day 2 Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov
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Day 3 Brasov
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Day 4 Brasov – Bucharest – Fetesti (Embarkation)
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Day 5 St. Gheorghe. Excursion To The Danube Delta
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Day 6 Cernavoda. Excursion To Constanta
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Day 7 Rousse, Bulgaria. Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi Excursion
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Day 8 Vidin
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Day 9 Donji Milanovac, Serbia – Iron Gates Gorge. Excursion To Lepenski Vir
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Day 10 Belgrade
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Day 11 Osijek, Croatia
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Day 12 Mohács, Hungary. Excursion To Pécs
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Day 13 Budapest (Disembarkation)
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