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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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Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
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Experience unmatched views on a European river cruise from the Danube Delta through the Balkans, Austria, and Germany. Begin your European vacation your way with two nights in Munich before your cruise. Embark from the “City of Three Rivers” in Passau, Austria, and visit the lovely city of Linz. Sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Krems and explore the small village—seemingly untouched by the modern world. You may choose to enjoy a wine tasting with a Wine World Experience to discover the secrets of winemaking and its history. Next, sail to Vienna—the City of Music—for a guided city tour its landmarks—including the Imperial Palace, the Vienna Opera House, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit Bratislava, Slovakia, to explore the quaint streets of Old Town and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Continue to Budapest—the “Pearl of the Danube,” followed by the historic Hungarian towns of Mohács and Pécs. Cruise through 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 students of the Franjo Kuhač music school. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, and visit Lepenski Vir to discover ancient archaeological finds and the amazing Danube Gorge before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge. You’ll cruise through Bulgaria with guided sightseeing in Vidin, Rousse, Veliko Târnovo, and Arbanassi. Marvel at Belogradchik’s remarkable rock formations; ancient stone cliff houses above the Yantra River. Your cruise concludes in Oltenita. Drive to Bucharest for sightseeing, including the Royal Palace Square and Romanian soldier remembrances. Continue your European vacation after your cruise with 2 nights in Brasov. Take a guided tour of the city by day, and a tour of Dracula’s Bran Castle by night. Visit Peles Castle in the Carpathian Mountains.
Day 1: MUNICH, GERMANY
Welcome to Munich
Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Munich.
Day 2: MUNICH
Storybook Villages and Fairytale Castles
CLASSIC Take a Guided Excursion to the garden landscape of the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein Castle—the historic home of King Ludwig.
Day 3: MUNICH—PASSAU (EMBARKATION)
Modern Metropolis and Alpine Monarchs
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Tour which will show you the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of Bavarian monarchs, along with the Old and New Town Halls of Marienplatz.
This afternoon transfer to Passau to board your Avalon Suite Ship®
EVENING CRUISE TO LINZ
Day 4: LINZ–MAUTHAUSEN, AUSTRIA
Fall in Love with Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte
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, OR:
ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to Mount Pöstlingberg to get an incredible bird’s-eye view of Linz and the mighty Danube River.
Enjoy a brief sailing to Mauthausen while having lunch.
You may choose to join an Optional Excursion to Mauthausen Concentration Camp.
Enjoy sailing on your way to Ybbs tonight. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN YBBS
Day 5: WACHAU VALLEY–KREMS
An Ancient Village and Wachau Valley Vintages
Relax on board this morning and enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Krems.
CLASSIC Join a guided walk to explore this small valley town, seemingly untouched by the new world, OR:
DISCOVERY Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting.
AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO VIENNA
Day 6: VIENNA
A Feast for the Soul in Vienna
CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg empire with a 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.
Optional tours today include a Guided Tour of magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence of Habsburg royalty. You may also choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.
Alternatively you can choose to spend your free time strolling through Kärtnerstrasse, the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna; stop in a local café to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA
Day 7: 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.
ACTIVE Grab Nordic walking sticks and follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a Hike to Bratislava Castle.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
Day 8: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.
Take free time to enjoy Budapest’s famed thermal baths. You can also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. Take time to explore the city’s cafés, pubs, and nightlife at your leisure.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS
Day 9: MOHÁCS
Archaeology, Architecture, and an Ancient Watermill
CLASSIC Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Mohács—the quiet Danube harbor town with its historical memorial parks, statues, and distinctive churches. Tour the remarkable medieval St. Nicholas Watermill—one of only a few remaining watermills performing stone-ground grain processing, OR:
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of 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.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OSIJEK
Day 10: OSIJEK, CROATIA
History and Culture of Croatia
CLASSIC Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of the city of Osijek, located at the confluence of the Danube and Drava Rivers. Visit Tvrđa, the most well preserved fortress of Croatia, home of many educational institutions.
DISCOVERY Attend a musical concert performed by the talented young artists of the music school of Osijek at Franjo Kuhac.
This afternoon you might join a Guided Optional Excursion to Vukovar.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE
Day 11: 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 sights, including Saint Sava—one of the world’s largest Orthodox churches.
DISCOVERY Attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the rich history, destinations, and culture of the Balkan states.
Spend your free time exploring the city on your own this afternoon on Knez Mihailova Street—Belgrade’s central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship before dinner.
This evening, you might like to join an Optional authentic Bohemian Dinner in the Quarter of Skadarlija.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DONJI MILANOVAC
Day 12: DONJI MILANOVAC. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR— IRON GATES GORGE
Ancient Art, Archaeological Artifacts, and Gauntlet of the Iron Gates
CLASSIC Visit the Fortress of Golubac, one of the best preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. For the most part, the fortress was a sort of “a border control” of the past and couple of time was a knot of conflicts between Serbia, Habsburg Monarchy and Ottoman Empire.
Enjoy a brief sailing to Donji Milanovac.
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.
Sail through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gates Gorge—a natural border between Serbia and Romania.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN
Day 13: VIDIN, BULGARIA
Rocks and Ruins—Things of Beauty in Bulgaria
CLASSIC Join Guided Sightseeing in Vidin, followed by a Guided Tour of Belogradchik. Marvel at the remarkable rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains, sculpted by 200 million years of natural elements.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROUSSE
Day 14: ROUSSE. EXCURSION TO VELIKO TÂRNOVO & ARBANASSI
Cliff Houses, Castle Ruins, Fortresses, and Folklore
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 (circa 4300 BC), as well as the Bulgarian Revival architecture in the 15th-century town of Arbanassi, OR:
CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bulgaria’s largest inland port and visit its impressive Holy Trinity Church, OR:
ACTIVE Join a walk through the park with your Avalon Adventure Host.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OLTENITA
Day 15: OLTENITA, ROMANIA (DISEMBARKATION)–BUCHAREST
Disembark your Ship and transfer to Bucharest.
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.
After the visit drive to Brasov for the night.
Day 16: BRASOV
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour of Brasov and admire its gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture.
In the evening depart for Bran Castle of Dracula lore.
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Bran Castle—the 1377 legendary home of the famed Romanian vampire, followed by a dinner in this amazing location.
Day 17: BRASOV–SINAIA–BUCHAREST
A Night in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East.”
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour of Visit Peles Castle,— the summer residence of the royal family until 1947.
Drive out the Carpathians to Bucharest and 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 18: BUCHAREST
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
- 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.
Day 1 Munich: welcome to Munich
Day 2 Munich. Excursion to Neuschwanstein: visit Neuschwanstein Castle
Day 3 Munich–Passau (Embarkation): guided tour in Munich, see the Marienplatz; travel by motorcoach to Passau; onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Linz: choice of guided walk, or guided hike
Day 5 Wachau Valley–Krems: scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided walk
Day 6 Vienna: guided sightseeing
Day 7 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral
Day 8 Budapest: guided sightseeing
Day 9 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill
Day 10 Osijek: guided tour; concert performance
Day 11 Belgrade: guided tour; lecture on board
Day 12 Golubac–Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: visit to Golubac fortress; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; scenic cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge
Day 13 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations
Day 14 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi–Rousse: choice of full day guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in
Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing
Day 15 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Brasov: transfer to Bucharest, guided sightseeing
Day 16 Brasov: Brasov guided tour; visit Bran Castle
Day 17 Brasov–Sinaia–Bucharest: visit Peles Castle
Day 18 Bucharest: 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 details and prices. Triples not available.
Extra nights per person in Munich:
in single room from $348 to $728, in twin room from $204 to $394
Extra nights per person in Bucharest:
in single room from $153 to $394,in twin room from $85 to $217
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 / Deck / Upgrade Price
D / Indigo Deck / $342
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,970
A / Sapphire Deck / $2,056
P / Royal Deck / $2,227
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $3,770
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Muenchen , Germany
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