1-800-935-2620 Speak to a Tour Expert

Balkan Discovery with 2 Nights in Transylvania 2024

Operator
Globus
Days
11
From
USD $4,198
Why Pay Retail? Call us for a quick quote!

Dates & Prices

*Departure Dates in bold denote Guaranteed Departures
Start Date End Date OffersBrochure
Land Price
Our PriceQuote
From
Friday,
Apr 12, 2024
To
Monday,
Apr 22, 2024
Deals$4,398Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Apr 23, 2024
To
Friday,
May 03, 2024
Deals$4,498Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Sunday,
May 19, 2024
To
Wednesday,
May 29, 2024
Deals$4,198Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Jun 07, 2024
To
Monday,
Jun 17, 2024
Deals$4,198Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Monday,
Aug 12, 2024
To
Thursday,
Aug 22, 2024
Deals$4,948Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Aug 24, 2024
To
Tuesday,
Sep 03, 2024
Deals$5,048Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Tuesday,
Sep 17, 2024
To
Friday,
Sep 27, 2024
Deals$4,498Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Saturday,
Oct 05, 2024
To
Tuesday,
Oct 15, 2024
Deals$4,898Get Lower PriceGet Quote
* Departure Dates in bold denote Guaranteed Departures

Promotions

LOW UNPUBLISHED PRICES ON GLOBUS TOURS

Why pay full price? Call us or click above for a quick quote and save money on Globus Tours.

Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit

Mention Promo Code: PT7214
Promotion Image

Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit

Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit

Promotion Details
With the Welcome Back Credit, the more you travel, the more credit you earn toward future vacations. You can easily redeem your Welcome Back Credit towards a future Globus or Cosmos tour, or use your credit to experience a Monograms package or Avalon Waterways river cruise. In addition to the Welcome Back Credit program, if your plans changed, you could also be holding onto additional travel credits through a Letter of Credit and Peace of Mind Bonus Credit. The credit amount is based on the overall value of your vacation, from a $100 - $250 credit per person.
Must Book By Tue, Dec 31, 2024
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

The Welcome Back Credit is awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands vacations. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding 2022 Oberammergau, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by calling the Globus family of brands, online, or by contacting your preferred travel advisor. Passenger must activate redemption credit prior to redemption. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs. Credit must be applied before final payment on a future booking. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.

Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

See the highlights of Eastern Europe on this Danube River cruise adventure through the Balkans! This vacation has something for everybody—relaxing time on your ship and stops in the most fascinating cities, with free time and guided sightseeing. On an excursion to Pécs, Hungary, you’ll visit underground burial chambers with fascinating murals, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, where the Sava River meets the Danube. The lively pedestrian boulevard of Knez Mihailova is dotted with charming cafés and historical buildings. You’ll also see St. Sava, the world’s largest Orthodox Church. Cruise through the dramatic views of Iron Gates Gorge, marvel at Belogradchik’s fascinating rock formations, and visit the fortress in Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Târnovo. In Arbanassi, visit the Church of the Nativity, housing an impressive collection of frescoes. This timeless European vacation continues with a stay in Romania’s vibrant capital of Bucharest, the “Paris of the East.” A local expert will show you many of its historical treasures, such as the Arc de Triomphe. Travel to Transylvania to visit Bran Castle—of Dracula lore—the city of Brasov, and beautiful Peles Castle.

  1. Day 1
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)
    Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

    Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm.

    Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS

    (D)

    BUDAPEST-PARLIAMENT.jpg
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    MOHÁCS
    Hungarian History in a Harbor Town

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

    ACTIVE Explore Mohacs by foot as you follow the lead of your Adventure Host , OR:

    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 ILOK

    (B,L,D)

    PECS.jpg
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    ILOK, CROATIA
    History and Culture in Croatia

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Ilok, with its 1,000-year-old wine making tradition still thriving and its medieval fortress protected for its Croatian cultural heritage.

    Enjoy a brief cruise to Novi Sad while having lunch onboard.

    NOVI SAD, SERBIA

    The Athens of Serbia

    ACTIVE Get your daily dose of exercise, join your Adventure Host on this walk in and around town, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Novi Sad, the second largest town in Serbia. Admire its Austro-Hungarian old town, with its baroque buildings, and ancient fortifications.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE

    (B,L,D)

    NOVI-SAD.jpg
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    BELGRADE
    Fortresses and Folklore

    ACTIVE Discover Belgrade's central walkway with your Adventure Host, 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.

    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. Alternatively, enjoy one of the Optional Excursions on offer.

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

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GOLUBA?

    (B,L,D)

    BELGRADE-SAINT-SAVA.jpg
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    GOLUBA?–DONJI MILANOVAC. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR–IRON GATES GORGE
    Ancient Artifacts and and the Iron Gates

    CLASSIC Visit the Fortress of Goluba?, 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; OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour to the Mesolithic archaeological site of Lepenski Vir with unique views 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

    (B,L,D)

    IRON-GATES-GORGE.jpg
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    VIDIN, BULGARIA
    Rocks, ruins and Balkan Beauty

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    ACTIVE Wander and discover this town, join your Adventure Host for a bike ride around town, OR:

    CLASSIC Join Guided Sightseeing to Baba Vida Fortress, 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; OR:

    DISCOVERY Discover more than two centuries of a proud family history of Bulgarian winemaking with a tour and tasting at a local winery. Here, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting in the cellars.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROUSSE

    (B,L,D)

    VIDIN-BELOGRADSHICK.jpg
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    ROUSSE. VELIKO TÂRNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION
    Fortresses and Folklore

    ACTIVE Explore Rousse's old town by bike with your Adventure Host, 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 (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.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OLTENITA

    (B,L,D)

    VELIKO-TARNOVO.jpg
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    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.

    (B,D)

    BUCHAREST-ARC-DE-TRIOMPHE.jpg
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  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 legendary home of the famed Romanian vampire, followed by a dinner in this amazing location.

    (B,D)

    BRASOV-BRAN-CASTLE.jpg
    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)

    SINAIA.jpg
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  11. Day 11
    BUCHAREST
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)

    BUCHAREST-SUNRISE.jpg
    Meals:   Breakfast

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

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.

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Accommodations

Port charges:
$210

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.

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: Radisson Blu
Overlooking the former Royal Palace and near the Romanian Athenaeum Concert Hall and Cismigiu Park, the Radisson Blu provides modern accommodation in the heart of Romania's capital. Guests can choose from the exclusive selection of five on site restaurants and three bars. The hotel also hosts the World Class Health Academy including indoor 22-meter swimming, outdoor Jacuzzi and pool, gym and fitness facilities. When you feel like relaxing, visit our Bali Spa, offering a nice menu of massages and body treatments (against a fee). Within the same complex as the Radisson Blu Hotel you can enjoy Romania's biggest casino.
Address:
Calea Victoriei 63 - 81 Sector 1
Bucharest , Romania

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

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 10460 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

We love Globus and have been on many tours including Avalon cruises and Independence City Stays too.

We have gone on several globus tours and always had a great experience. the hotels are all top notch, the travel arrangements great, the destinations and side trips wonderful.

We have taken several tours with Globus and will continue due to their professionalism, knowledge and quality of service.

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was everything we expected and more. I would definitely book another trip with Globus. I look forward to my next tour.

Globus was a highly reliable company as usual.

The Globus tour director was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and kept us occupies during the bus rides. The accommodations were very nice and conveniently located.

Globus is a first class operation. We have never gone wrong in booking a tour with Globus.

This trip to Portugal, Morocco and Spain was wonderful. A great experience from start to finish. Globus Tours are top notch.

It's usually hard to beat our expectations of a trip but Avalon most certainly did it. The atmosphere delivered, the food, the excursions and their wonderful staff made our vacation more than memorable.

Globus always provides very high quality. We were completely satisfied with our experience.

We have traveled many times with Globus. We consistently have found this tour operator to be reliable.

Excellent itinerary, outstanding guide, and a wonderful trip to a delightful country I would strongly recommend.

The tour cities and sites we visited were all great. The pace of the tour was good (not rushed with time to rest, shop or sight see on our own). Our tour director was fabulous (good communicator, knowledgeable, nice sense of humor). Our driver was a wonderful driver, I always felt safe. The extra excursions (I purchased all 4) were excellent and reasonably priced. I will use Globus again.

Globus Escapes are an economical way to travel during the off season. For me, I often prefer the off-season because there are fewer crowds. I especially appreciate the local tour guides in each area.

You May Also Like


AffordableTours.com® does not itself offer, service or administer the Travel Packages, and the ultimate terms and conditions of any Travel Package made available via the Site Offerings (including the prices quoted in connection with same) will be determined by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider. AffordableTours.com® does not represent or warrant that the Price Quotes are accurate, up-to-date or free of error, or that same will be honored by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Providers. All Price Quotes, Travel Package availability, Travel Package details/itinerary and other Content are subject to change without notice. All travel details published by and through the Site Offerings should be confirmed directly with the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider prior to making any travel plans. Reliance on any information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk.

Call Us Now 1-800-935-2620

How It Works

Vacationing has never been easier or cheaper with the help of a dedicated travel consultant from AffordableTours.com

Freq Quote 1. Free Quote

Find your perfect trip on our website and simply request a free quote. Need to speak to a live person? Call us 7 days a week at 1-800-935-2620. No robots here!

Dedicated Travel Consultant 2. Dedicated Travel Consultant

Your personal travel consultant will reach out and be your point of contact for your entire travel experience from start to finish. Did we mention you'll be working with an award winning team? Sweet!

Low Price Guaranteed 3. Lowest Price Guaranteed

Because we're one of the largest sellers of travel, we're able to give you a discount on your vacation package. No one beats our prices!

Stress Free Travel 4. Stress Free Travel

Knowing you got the best deal, all that's left is for you to pack your bags and enjoy your vacation!


Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2022 with A+ Rating.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read About Our Referral Program


Get discounts by Email!