The Danube from the Black Sea to Germany with 2 Nights in Transylvania & 2 Nights in Prague 2021 - 22 Day River Cruise Bucharest to Prague
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The Danube from the Black Sea to Germany with 2 Nights in Transylvania & 2 Nights in Prague 2021

22 Day River Cruise Bucharest to Prague

Starting at $9,526


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From the legend of Dracula’s castle, to the “Paris of the East” in Bucharest, you’ll embark on an odyssey of new discoveries to treasure. You’ll begin driving into the soaring Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle. Continue to Brasov for a guided tour and a visit to Bran Castle, inspiration of legendary Romanian vampire of folklore—Dracula. In Bucharest, enjoy a tour of the capital’s boulevards, Arc de Triomphe, Royal Palace Square, and historic sites from a dramatic history. Embark your Avalon Suite Ship® and sail overnight to St. Gheorghe for an excursion to the Danube Delta. Cruise through the Balkans and Budapest to Vienna and Austria. Seeing such a variety of landscapes, languages, cultures, and historic sites is an experience not to be missed. Join us on this great adventure for exclusive views, from Romania to the Black Sea Delta to the Golden City of Prague.



Destination & Sightseeing

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-Cernavoda (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; transfer to ship; onboard welcome reception
Day 5 St. Gheorghe: Excursion to Danube Delta; km 0 celebration
Day 6 Hârsova. Excursion to Constanta: Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta
Day 7 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet's Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and to the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, or a guided sightseeing in Rousse, or a walk in the park with your Adventure Host
Day 8 Vidin-Belogradchik: Guided sightseeing to Vidin's fortress and see the rock formations in Belogradchik
Day 9 Iron Gates-Donji Milanovac-Golubac: Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; visit to Golubac fortress
Day 10 Belgrade: Guided sightseeing
Day 11 Novi Sad-Ilok: Guided tours
Day 12 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: Guided tour and organ concert in Pécs
Day 13 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square
Day 14 Budapest: Day at leisure
Day 15 Bratislava-Hainburg: Guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin's Cathedral; free time in Hainburg
Day 16 Vienna: Guided sightseeing
Day 17 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Ybbs: Choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or Ybbs city sightseeing or bakery workshop; wine tasting
Day 18 Linz: Guided tour
Day 19 Passau: Guided tour; guided hike with your Adventure Host
Day 20 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)-Regensburg-Prague: Transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to Prague
Day 21 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds
Day 22 Prague: Your vacation ends this morning
Notes:
  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

ITINERARY

Day 1
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA Welcome to Bucharest—the “Paris of the East” The day is yours to relax and enjoy Bucharest. Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city on your own to discover its trendy shops, cafés, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue

Day 2
BUCHAREST–SINAIA–BRASOV Drive into the Carpathians to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle. This afternoon continue to Brasov for the night
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Day 3
BRASOV Join a morning guided sightseeing tour of Brasov followed by free time. In the evening enjoy a tour of Bran Castle of Dracula lore followed by dinner
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Day 4
BRASOV–BUCHAREST–CERNAVODA (EMBARKATION) Join a Guided Excursion in Bucharest, see the Royal Palace Square—the scene of the city's 1989 riots to overthrow the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Join your Avalon Suite Ship® this afternoon, for embarkation in Cernavoda. DISCOVERY After dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the Danube Delta. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ST. GHEORGHE

Day 5
ST. GHEORGHE. EXCURSION TO DANUBE DELTA A Mighty River’s Entrance into the Sea Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. 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 to its delta into the Black Sea. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO HÂRȘOVA
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Day 6
HÂRȘOVA. EXCURSION TO CONSTANTA Romanian Commerce and Cultural Legacies on the Black Sea Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. 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. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROUSSE
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Day 7
ROUSSE, BULGARIA. VELIKO TÂRNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION 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 Jog 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, as well as the Bulgarian revival architecture in the 15th-century town of Arbanassi. Later, join your ship in Svistov. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN
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Day 8
VIDIN Rocks and Ruins—Things of Beauty in Bulgaria Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities. CLASSIC Take a guided sightseeing tour in Vidin before joining a guided tour to Belogradchik to see the remarkable rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan mountains, sculpted by 200 million years of natural elements. This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DONJI MILANOVAC
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Day 9
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—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. Enjoy a brief sailing to Golubač. GOLUBAČ CLASSIC Visit the Fortress of Golubač, one of the best preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. You’ll hear about its tumultuous history as a border control defense in the Middle Ages, and a source of conflict between Serbia, the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE
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Day 10
BELGRADE 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 sites, including Saint Sava—one of the world’s largest Orthodox churches. You may choose to spend free time in Belgrade exploring Knez Mihailova Street—Belgrade’s central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NOVI SAD
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Day 11
NOVI SAD History and Culture of Croatia CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Novi Sad, the second largest town in Serbia. Admire its Austro-Hungarian old town, with its baroque buildings, and ancient fortifications. Enjoy a brief cruise to Ilok while having lunch onboard. ILOK, CROATIA CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Ilok, with its 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition still thriving and its medieval fortress protected for its Croatian cultural heritage. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS
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Day 12
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. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
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Day 13
BUDAPEST Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city’s cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
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Day 14
BUDAPEST Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or take a free day to explore, with time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Try Budapest’s famous thermal bath spas, then dine in a garden or rooftop eatery. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA
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Day 15
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals to Castles CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Enjoy some free time to take Nordic walking sticks from the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
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Day 16
VIENNA, AUSTRIA Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—Winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home of the Habsburg monarchy. In your free time why not stroll through Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna, or take a bike ride to a local café for Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel. Later this evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN
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Day 17
DÜRNSTEIN–WACHAU VALLEY Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades, OR: ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk. MELK Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley 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 at a Wine Tasting on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LINZ
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Day 18
LINZ Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte! Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities. CLASSIC Take a Guided Walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering white-marble Trinity Column. Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg-the city of Mozart-or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Alternatively, feel free to enjoy the afternoon on your own to bike along the banks of the Danube with a picnic from the ship, or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ
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Day 19
SCHLÖGEN OXBOW–PASSAU Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet This morning, cruise through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river. CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about Passau, the beautiful “City of Three Rivers.” ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River. Spend a little free time before sailing to Deggendorf to walk the cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley or peek into St. Stephen’s Cathedral to possibly catch a concert rehearsal. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DEGGENDORF
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Day 20
DEGGENDORF, GERMANY (DISEMBARKATION)–REGENSBURG–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk in Regensburg and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. Take free time to enjoy a hearty lunch and a local beer, then step back in time through historic lanes and squares of today’s modern and vibrant Regensburg

Day 21
PRAGUE Explore the City of 100 Spires CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit the Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. Sample plum dumplings or Pilsner lager by the Vltava River, meet the locals, and see street performers in Wenceslas Square. This evening, you might join an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting
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Day 22
PRAGUE Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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