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10% off Young Traveler discount based on the full land-only cost of the tour. Only applies to Globus and Cosmos; does not apply to Avalon Waterways, vacations including Oberammergau or Escapes Vacations by Globus. To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.
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Big Savings For Small Groups
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Triple Room Reduction
Triple Room Reduction
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Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
- Spend $2499 or less and receive $100 credit
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- Spend $3500 - $4499 and receive $200 credit
- Spend $4500 & Over and receive $250 credit
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From the legend of Dracula’s castle, to the “Paris of the East” in Bucharest, to the “Golden City” of Prague, in the Czech Republic, you’ll embark on an odyssey of new discoveries to treasure.You’ll begin in the mysterious landscapes of Romania, with an excursion to Transylvania. You’ll tour Bran Castle, home of legendary Romanian vampire of folklore—Dracula. Continue to Brasov for some free time to explore, as well as a sightseeing tour and drive into the soaring Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle. Back in Bucharest enjoy a tour of the capital’s boulevards, Arc de Triomphe, Royal Palace Square, and historic sites from a dramatic history before embarking your Avalon ship and sail overnight to St. Gheorghe for an excursion to the Danube Delta. Cruise through the Balkans and Budapest to Vienna and Austria, and to the exquisite city of Prague. 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 Romania to the Black Sea Delta to the Golden City of Prague.
Day 1: BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
Welcome to Bucharest—the “Paris of the East”
The day is yours to explore this fascinating city on your own to discover its trendy shops, cafés, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue.
Day 2: BUCHAREST. EXCURSION TO TRANSYLVANIA–BRASOV
Depart Bucharest for Bran Castle of Dracula lore. Take a Guided Tour of the 1377 legendary home of the famed Romanian vampire. Continue to Brasov for the night.
Day 3: BRASOV–BUCHAREST
Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Brasov, followed by an afternoon drive into the Carpathians to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle.
Day 4: BUCHAREST
Beautiful Boulevards and Bold History
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the Romanian capital city of Bucharest with its tree-lined boulevards and Arc de Triomphe—honoring WWI Romanian soldiers. See the Royal Palace Square—the scene of the city’s 1989 riots to overthrow the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
Travel to Fetesti to board your Avalon Suite Ship® this afternoon.
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
Day 5: ST. GHEORGHE. EXCURSION TO THE DANUBE DELTA
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 Special Celebration to mark Kilometer “0”—the end of the Danube River’s 2,845 km journey—from the source in the Black Forest of Bavaria to its delta into the Black Sea.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CERNAVODĂ
Day 6: CERNAVODĂ. 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
Day 7: 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.
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 15th-century town of Arbanassi. Later, join your ship in Svistov.
This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN
Day 8: 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
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.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE
Day 10: 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 churches.
You may choose to spend remaining free time in Belgrade exploring Knez Mihailova Street—Belgrade’s central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots.
DISCOVERY Attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the rich history, destinations, and culture of the Balkan states.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship before dinner.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS
Day 11: 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
Day 12: 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
Day 13: 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
Day 14: 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 walking sticks from the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle.
Enjoy live entertainment on board tonight as you prepare to sail.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
Day 15: VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte
DISCOVERY Visit Austria’s largest art museum, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, including the Kuntskammer’s centuries-old Habsburg collection,OR:
CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the 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
Day 16: 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 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.
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.
Later, enjoy live entertainment as you sail.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LINZ
Day 17: LINZ
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 Trinity Column.
Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or to visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Český 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.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ
Day 18: 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 beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”
Spend your free time hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DEGGENDORF
Day 19: DEGGENDORF, GERMANY (DISEMBARKATION)–REGENSBURG– PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle
CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk in Regensburg and see the 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 20: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
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.
Later, you may join a Guided Optional Excursion to reveal the secrets of Prague along Charles Bridge and Mala Strana.
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.
Day 21: PRAGUE
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
- In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Day 1 Bucharest: welcome to Bucharest
Day 2 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania–Brasov: guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle
Day 3 Brasov–Bucharest: guided sightseeing in Brasov and Peles Castle
Day 4 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception
Day 5 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta: km 0 celebration
Day 6 Cernavodă. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta
Day 7 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, 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 and 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; lecture on board
Day 11 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs
Day 12 Budapest: day at leisure
Day 13 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
Day 14 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral
Day 15 Vienna: choice of guided sightseeing, or visit of the Kunsthistorisches Museum
Day 16 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting
Day 17 Linz: guided walk
Day 18 Passau: guided walk
Day 19 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)–Regensburg–Prague: transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to Prague
Day 20 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds
Day 21 Prague: your vacation ends this morning
Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.
Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).
Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.
Extra nights per person in Bucharest:
in single room from $153 to $240, in twin room from $82 to $139
Extra nights per person in Prague:
in single room from $191 to $315, in twin room from $115 to $181
All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.
To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:
Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $426
B / Sapphire Deck / $2462
A / Sapphire Deck / $2569
P / Royal Deck / $2784
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $4712
Bucharest , Romania
Bulevardul Garii Nr 7A
Brasov , Romania
Prague , Czech Republic
Prague , Czech Republic
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Our tour director Janice and driver Frenchy went above and beyond to ensure everyone got to see as much as possible. We saw many more things in addition to what was listed on the itinerary. They were positive and professional always. I would travel with them again. The pace was perfect.
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