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The Danube from Croatia to the Black Sea with 2 Nights in Transylvania 2023

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Begin your Active & Discovery river cruise vacation with one night in Zagreb to explore the city with a guided tour. Board your Avalon Suite Ship® bound for Belgrade, Serbia. Here, explore the city where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet with a guided bike tour. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge after visiting the fascinating Fortress of Golubač or hike in the Djerdap National park. Visit the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir. Sail to Vidin, Bulgaria, explore the city and visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress. You might prefer to join a panoramic trek in Belogradchik. See the incredible ancient architecture in Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi, or join your local guide and hike to Ivanovo Rock Church. Take a guided tour of Constanta on Romania’s Black Sea with a wealth of Roman history or join a food tour. Disembark your Suite Ship® and spend the night in Bucharest the “Paris of the East.” See the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square, and spend free time browsing the shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard. Your vacation in the Balkans continues with a 2-night stay in mysteriously beautiful Transylvania and extra night in Bucharest, including superior accommodations, sightseeing, and transportation. Spend two nights in Brasov to visit Peles Castle and Bran Castle inspiration for Bram Stocker’s Dracula. Return to Bucharest for an overnight stay and sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. A fascinating Danube River cruise through the beautiful Balkans.

  1. Day 1
    ZAGREB, CROATIA
    Welcome to Croatia!

    The day is yours to relax and enjoy Zagreb. Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city on your own to discover its Austro-Hungarian architecture. Do not miss pedestrian-friendly Tkalčićeva Street, lined with outdoor cafes.
  2. Day 2
    ZAGREB
    Roman History in the Croatian Capital

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the Croatian capital city of Zagreb and discover its rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day.

    After enjoying a local lunch, travel to Osijek to board your Avalon Suite Ship® this afternoon.

    OSIJEK (EMBARKATION)

    Your Balkan Adventure Begins

    Explore your Avalon Suite Ship® this evening and enjoy a dinner on board.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE BELGRADE

    (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    BELGRADE, SERBIA
    Fortresses and Folklore Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    ACTIVE Get a real taste of Serbia on this guided bike tour focusing on the history of Belgrade, from WWII to today, OR:

    DISCOVERY Go way beyond the ordinary, and get to know Belgrade through its remarkable people and innovative minds, OR:

    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.

    Spend free time in Belgrade exploring Knez Mihailova Street—Belgrade’s central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots.

    DISCOVERY Before dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the rich history, destinations, and culture of the Balkan states.

    This evening, you might like to join an Optional Excursion for an authentic Bohemian Dinner in the Quarter of Skadarlija.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GOLUBAČ

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    GOLUBAČ–DONJI MILANOVAC. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR–IRON GATES GORGE
    A Formidable Fortress

    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.

    Enjoy a brief sailing to Donji Milanovac.

    DONJI MILANOVAC

    Prehistoric Stones and Iron Gates Gorge

    ACTIVE Enjoy this scenic hike through Djerdap National Park and stop along the way to taste some local specialties before returning to your Avalon ship, OR:

    DISCOVERY 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.

    CLASSIC Join a guided tour of Donji Milanovac and learn the basic of the Cyrillic Serbian alphabet inside the local primary school. Meet locals and get to know the art of crocheting while learning about the history of this little Serbian town.Sail through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gates Gorge—a natural border between Serbia and Romania.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    VIDIN, BULGARIA
    Rocks, Ruins and Beauty in Bulgaria

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    ACTIVE Enjoy a panoramic trek on the rocky landscape of Belogradchik. OR:

    DISCOVERY Get to learn everything about the production technologies of the Bulgarian wines and enjoy a tasting of the various labels produced by a local well-known winery. All accompanied by local snacks and symphonic music. OR:

    CLASSIC Join Guided Sightseeing in Vidin, visit to Baba Vida Fortress, Bulgaria’s only completely preserved medieval castle.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROUSSE

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    ROUSSE. VELIKO TÂRNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION
    Cliff Houses and Revival Architecture

    ACTIVE Join your expert local guide on this spectacular hike to Ivanovo Rock Church. These monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries built inside the mountains will surprise you with their fascinating and unique style, OR:

    DISCOVERY 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.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONSTANTA

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    CONSTANTA, ROMANIA
    Natural History at Black Sea

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    Enjoy a leisurely sailing morning.

    ACTIVE Bike your way through the beautiful Romanian landscapes to visit a local winery, OR:

    DISCOVERY Enjoy the visit at a local winery to learn about traditional Romania wines, OR:

    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 fascinating history of early Romanian cultures.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FETESTI

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    FETESTI, ROMANIA (DISEMBARKATION)–BUCHAREST–BRASOV
    A Night in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East”

    Disembark your ship this morning and travel to Bucharest.

    ACTIVE Take a guided natural walk in the Văcărești Nature Park. Also known as Urban Delta, this wetland is home to more than 150 different species of birds and small mammals. Enjoy this green get away and learn more about this special green area located only 4km away from the centre of Romania’s capital, Bucharest, OR:

    DISCOVERY Discover the joie de vivre of Romanian cuisine -- a tasty hodge-podge of Balkan, Ottoman, French, and Russian influences, OR:

    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.

    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.

    (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    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 inspiration of the legendary Romanian vampire, followed by a dinner in this amazing location.

    (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    BRASOV–SINAIA–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; On the way, enjoy a local lunch.

    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.

    (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  11. Day 11
    BUCHAREST
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • 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.

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

The world is waiting to be rediscovered! And Globus helps you reunite with your favorite destinations through our ongoing commitment to travel with the ease and confidence travelers have come to expect on tour with us. No matter where you travel, our global network of travel experts has you ready to reconnect.

And along the way, we’re step-for step with you to remove the worries and hassles that might make aspiring globetrotters hesitate when taking that first step in discovering dream destinations once again. With exceptional health and safety protocols and on-trip contingency plans for unexpected surprises, Globus travelers see more of the world with more peace of mind.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will conduct tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start and peace of mind throughout the journey. This includes proof of vaccination for all guests.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

There may be times on tour or on the motorcoach when social distancing is required. We will take care in assuring any local guidelines are followed in a safe and comfortable way for our guests. For any cases where masks are required due to local guidelines, we ask that guests bring their own approved N95 (FFP2) masks for their own comfort and safety. Our wireless listening technology enables safe distances between our guests and other travelers during excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for each of our guests and our team, our Tour Directors, Local Hosts, and motorcoach drivers are fully vaccinated, and Globus is also requiring that all travelers are fully vaccinated before joining the trips. Additionally, regular guest checks are conducted, and, when required by local guidelines, masks will be worn by our guests and by our team when accompanying guests. In all other cases, masks are optional for guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Port charges:
$168

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.

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.

Zagreb: The Westin Zagreb
Within walking distance to the center, cafes, and adjacent to a commercial center. The comfortable rooms have a minibar and coffeemaker. There's an elegant bar/lounge, a café, and upscale restaurant. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness room, sauna, and various wellness treatments. Free internet access is available throughout.
Address:
Krsnjavoga 1
Zagreb , Croatia
Brasov: Kronwell Brasov Hotel
The Kronwell hotel in Brasov boasts stylishly luxurious guestrooms equipped with state-of-the art facilities, as well as free of charge wireless internet access that will satisfy the hotel's most exclusive guests. This centrally located hotel offers a stylish à la carte restaurant, a casual bar, a sleek European/Asian bistro and formal dining with a terrace. The spa has an indoor pool, a fitness studio and sauna.
Address:
Bulevardul Garii Nr 7A
Brasov , Romania
Bucharest: Athenee Palace Hilton
Explore Bucharest from the glorious Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest hotel, one of the city's most sophisticated and prestigious landmarks. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city and enjoys views of Revolution Square and is close to Bucharest's many local attractions.
Address:
1-3 Episcopiei
Bucharest , Romania

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 9686 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

Globis is a very professional travel operator with exceptional tour directors. In our experience with them they deliver more tha what we expected.

An excellent choice of tour to restart traveling after the long Covid delay!

This was our 3rd tour with Globus and, as with our first 2, they exceeded our expectations.

I enjoyed my tour with Globus very much. The bus was very clean and new and comfortable. The driver was outstanding and our tour guide was excellent. She was very knowledgeable. I loved the itinerary and it was a perfect way to travel. I would use Globus again for a future tour.

Globus Tours was amazing. I plan on using them again.

Globus was top notch. Our tour guide was exceptional. Everything was on time and we were able to get to many attractions early before the crowds.

This was our seventh trip with Globus and they continue to deliver first class experiences with incredible tour directors.

Autumn Cruse was absolutely fantastic to work with. She was dealing with about 8 women all living in different states and time zones! She deserves a medal and positive recognition from her employer. Good employees are very hard to find and retain these days. I look forward to working with her again.

The interaction and expereience witth Affordable Tours were professional, and met expectations.

We have travelled with GLOBUS consistently since the year 2000. (1-2 trips per year). Superior Tour Directors and Drivers!

There were a couple of changes to the itinerary after booking but they were additions and a change so we were happy with the adjustments in general.

Great trip. Guides were wonderful hotels great please have step stool on bus for passengers who cannot easily manage the large step to get on and off the bus. Wonderful trip

I have a wonderful time in this trip. Thanks to the tour director and staff (driver and tour guides) who make this trip fun and memorable.

I believe the itinerary was fast moving, but not too fast. Each city we had adequate time. I am very pleased.

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