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The Danube from Germany to the Black Sea with 2 Nights in Transylvania 2024

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Embark on an 18-day journey from Germany to Romania, concluding with two nights in mysterious Transylvania. Spend time exploring the beauty of this area with expert Local Guides after your cruise, including superior accommodations, sightseeing, and complimentary transfer from your Avalon Suite Ship®. Begin your Danube River cruise in Vilshofen, Germany and sail to Passau—the “City of Three Rivers.” In Austria, visit its lovely towns along the Danube, including Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, and Vienna. See the gilded sights and indulge in Austrian specialties and sweets. Explore picturesque vineyards and ancient castles of the “Blue Danube” with a Viennese Waltz lilting in the air. Explore the incredible Habsburg Empire and see the royal family’s Imperial Palace, the historic Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. Visit Budapest—the “Pearl of the Danube,” and experience the beauty and history of the Balkan States of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania—from ancient archaeological sites to amazing architecture and art. Your cruise concludes with a visit to the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Called the “Paris of the East,” its lovely tree-lined boulevards include the Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square. This amazing odyssey through history and legendary beauty on a European river cruise, concluding with an escorted tour of Transylvania, is the trip of a lifetime!

  1. Day 1
    VILSHOFEN, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
    Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

    Flights into Munich must arrive by 2 pm.

    Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

    Explore your ship and enjoy dinner on your first evening on board.

    EVENING CRUISE TO PASSAU

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    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    PASSAU–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW
    Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

    ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers".

    Before sailing to Linz, take a little free time to explore Passau’s cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley. Maybe stop at St. Stephen’s Cathedral to catch a concert rehearsal.

    This afternoon, cruise to Linz through the Danube’s dramatic horseshoe bend called Schlögen Oxbow.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    LINZ, AUSTRIA
    Legendary and Lovely Linz

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

    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.

    Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart, or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

    You may otherwise spend the afternoon on a biking picnic along the banks of the Danube or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO YBBS

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    YBBS. EXCURSION TO MELK–WACHAU VALLEY
    Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

    CLASSIC Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Walk through the doors of Austrian history with a guided sightseeing tour of Artstetten Castle, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.

    Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Dürnstein.

    DÜRNSTEIN

    A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins

    ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    VIENNA
    Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube

    ACTIVE Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Explore 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 grand historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, OR:

    CLASSIC After a short walk of Vienna, join a Guided Visit of Austria’s largest museum, the legendary Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts).

    You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home of the Habsburg monarchy.

    Spend free time strolling in the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

    This evening, enjoy an unforgettable musical performance with an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
    Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle

    ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and the sight of royal coronations at St. Martin’s Cathedral.

    Enjoy free time to discover on your own Bratislava, the beautiful capital of Slovakia, rich in history and culture, but also a green city with its forests and parks just a hop away from the city center.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
    War Heroes and Hot Water

    ACTIVE Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

    This afternoon, select from a variety of Guided Optional or spend free time soaking in one of Budapest’s famous thermal baths. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube, or enjoy Budapest’s cafés, pubs and nightlife.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    BUDAPEST
    The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

    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 and restaurants.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    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

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    ILOK, CROATIA
    History and Culture in Croatia

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Ilok, with its 1,000-year-old winemaking 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

    Heritage and Hilltop Vintages

    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

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    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 authentic Bohemian Dinner in the Quarter of Skadarlija.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GOLUBA?

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    GOLUBA?–DONJI MILANOVAC. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR–IRON GATES GORGE
    Ancient Artifacts 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

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    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 walk, 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

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    ROUSSE. VELIKO TÂRNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION
    Forteresses and Folklore

    ACTIVE Join a walk in the park in Rousse with your Avalon 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

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  15. 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.

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  16. Day 16
    BRASOV
    Dracula Bites & Castle Sights
    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.

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  17. Day 17
    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.

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  18. Day 18
    BUCHAREST
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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    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.

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Accommodations

Gateway city for arrivals is Munich.

Port charges:
$420

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

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Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
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Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
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4.5
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