Balkan Discovery With 1 Night In Budapest & 2 Nights In Transylvania

05/23/2019 through 09/25/2020
05/23/2019 through 10/09/2020
Avalon Waterways

Begin your Balkan river cruise from Hungary to Romania your way with a night in Budapest before your cruise. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer. Relax or explore on your arrival in Budapest, with the next day filled with sightseeing in the “Pearl of the Danube,” followed by embarkation on your Avalon Suite Ship®.

Embark on your Avalon YourWay cruise in Budapest and tour the historic town of Mohács or Pécs. Sail through rich cultures and remarkable landscapes of the Balkan States of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Visit the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek, and attend a performance by young students of the Franjo Kuhac music school. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, including one of the world’s largest Orthodox churches, and visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour. See ancient archaeological finds before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge-the natural border between Serbia and Romania. You’ll cruise through Bulgaria with guided sightseeing in Vidin, Rousse, or Veliko Trnovo, and Arbanassi. Such marvelous sights include Belogradchik’s remarkable rock formations made by 200 million years of nature’s elements and ancient stone cliff houses above the Yantra River.

Your Avalon YourWay cruise on the Danube includes stays in Brasov and Bucharest. Travel 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. You’ll also drive into the Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia to visit the grand Peles Castle. Return to Bucharest for an overnight stay and sightseeing, including the Royal Palace Square. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy ship-to-hotel transfer. Legends and legendary views fill your Balkan adventure!

Included Features:

Day 1 Budapest: welcome to Hungary

Day 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill

Day 4 Osijek: guided tour

Day 5 Belgrade: guided tour; lecture on board

Day 6 Donji Milanovac-Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge

Day 7 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations

Day 8 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi-Rousse: choice of full day guided tour , visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided tour in Rousse, or jogging tour of Rousse

Day 9 Oltenita (Disembarkation)-Brasov: transfer to Sinaia, visit Peles Castle

Day 10 Brasov: Brasov guided tour; visit Bran Castle

Day 11 Brasov-Bucharest: transfer to Bucharest and guided tour

Day 12 Bucharest: your vacation ends this morning

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Day 1 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 2 Budapest
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Day 3 Mohács
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Day 4 Osijek, Croatia
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Day 5 Belgrade, Serbia
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Day 6 Donji Milanovac. Excursion To Lepenski Vir-iron Gates Gorge
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Day 7 Vidin, Bulgaria
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Day 8 Rousse. Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi Excursion
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Day 9 Oltenita, Romania (Disembarkation)-brasov
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Day 10 Brasov

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Day 11 Brasov-bucharest
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Day 12 Bucharest
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