From the Danube Delta to Prague – Cruise Only

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River Cruise
From Romania, to Germany, this Danube river cruise is an odyssey of new discoveries to treasure. After embarkation, you’ll sail overnight to St. Gheorghe for an excursion to the Danube Delta at the entrance to the Black Sea. Join a small-boat guided tour of the Danube Delta’s rivers, canals, and marshes. Enjoy a special “Kilometer 0” celebration of the might...

Overview

Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Onboard welcome reception
    • Excursion to Danube Delta; km 0 celebration
    • Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta Day 4 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi:
    • Guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativityin Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse
    • Guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress and see the rock formations in Belogradchik Day 6 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac:
    • Cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site
    • Guided sightseeing; lecture on board
    • Guided tour and organ concert in Pécs
    • Day at leisure Day 10 Budapest:
    • Guided tour, see Heroes’ Square Day 11 Bratislava:

What's this trip about?

    From Romania, to Germany, this Danube river cruise is an odyssey of new discoveries to treasure. After embarkation, you’ll sail overnight to St. Gheorghe for an excursion to the Danube Delta at the entrance to the Black Sea. Join a small-boat guided tour of the Danube Delta’s rivers, canals, and marshes. Enjoy a special “Kilometer 0” celebration of the mighty Danube’s 2,845km journey from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. Sail through the Balkans, and on to the Hungarian capital city of Budapest. Visit Bratislava and vibrant Vienna. Seeing such a variety of landscapes, languages, cultures, and historic sites will be an unmatched treasure not to be missed. We invite you to join us on this great adventure from the Black Sea Delta to Germany.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
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Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityBUCHAREST Travel to Fetesti to board your Avalon Suite Ship® this afternoon
End CityDEGGENDORF

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Bulgaria
  • Czechia
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Serbia

Attractions

  • Belgrade
  • Belogradchik
  • Bratislava
  • Bucharest
  • Budapest
  • Linz
  • Passau
  • Prague
  • Romania
  • Vienna

Activities

  • Culture
  • River cruise

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Itinerary

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Day 1

BUCHAREST Travel to Fetesti to board your Avalon Suite Ship® this afternoon. FETESTI (EMBARKATION) Your Balkan Adventure Begins Explore your Avalon Suite Ship® this evening and enjoy a dinner on board. DISCOVERY After dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the Danube Delta. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ST. GHEORGHE (D)

Day 2

ST. GHEORGHE. DANUBE DELTA EXCURSION From the Black Forest to the Black Sea 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 Specia...

Day 3

CERNAVODĂ. CONSTANTA EXCURSION 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 Bl...

Day 4

ROUSSE, BULGARIA 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....

Day 5

VIDIN Rocks and Ruins—Things of Beauty in Bulgaria CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour to Belogradchik to see the remarkable rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DONJI MILANOVAC (B,L,D)

Day 6

DONJI MILANOVAC, SERBIA–IRON GATES GORGE. LEPENSKI VIR EXCURSION 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....

Day 7

BELGRADE, SERBIA 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 Chu...

Day 8

MOHÁCS, HUNGARY Archaeological Tombs and Turkish Architecture CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour to nearby Pécs to see its 4th-century Christian underground tombs with fascinating murals, as well as Turkish architecture. You’ll also enjoy an organ concert on your tour. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST (B,L,D)

Day 9

BUDAPEST Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital With a free day to explore, take 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. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST (B,L,D)

Day 10

BUDAPEST The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe 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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA (B,L,D)

Day 11

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals and Castle Walls to Art Gallery Halls 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 walkin...

Day 12

VIENNA Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte DISCOVERY Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Vienna, including the Kuntskammer’s Habsburg Dynasty collection. CLASSIC Later, choose a complimentary ticket for a local Viennese Museum Visit, or join in more Guided ...

Day 13

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 for a ...

Day 14

LINZ, AUSTRIA Fall in Love with Linz–Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte! CLASSIC Take a Guided Walk through the historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering white-marble Trini...

Day 15

PASSAU—SCHLÖGEN OXBOW 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 ...

Day 16

DEGGENDORF, GERMANY (DISEMBARKATION) Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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