Balkan Discovery - Budapest to Bucharest

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Balkan Discovery
7-Night Danube Cruise from Budapest to Bucharest, 1 Night Hotel Accommodation in Bucharest

Avalon Balkan Discovery

Budapest to Bucharest (WBOB) - 9 days

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Ship - Passion , Illumination
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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation Day)

Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2:00 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5:00 pm.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS

Day 2: Mohács

Hungarian History in a Harbor Town

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

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

Day 3: Ilok, Croatia

History and Culture in Croatia

CLASSIC Join a Guided tour of Ilok, with its 1,000-year-old wine making traditions 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

The Athens of Serbia

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

Day 4: Belgrade, Serbia

Fortresses and Folklore

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.

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

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GOLUBAČ

Day 5: Golubac - Donji Milanovac. Excursion to Lepenski Cir - Iron Gates Gorge

Ancient Artifacts and the Iron Gates

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 for 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.

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

Day 6: Vidin, Bulgaria

Rocks, ruins and Balkan Beauty

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

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 7: Rousse. Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi Lunch

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 8: Oltenita, Romania (Disembarkation) - Bucharest

The Paris of the East

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 on your own to visit shops and museums. See the beautiful home and churches along Victory Avenue.

Day 9: Bucharest

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

Departure Dates

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin.

Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.

From Budapest (WBOB)
Cruise Start Date
Ship

Cat. E - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows

Cat. D - Lower deck w/ fixed windows
Cat. B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Cat, A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony
Cat. P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite -
Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Jun 30, 2021
Passion
$3,978
$4,177
$5,227
$5,277
$5,377
$6,377
Aug 11, 2021
Passion
$4,177
$4,376
$5,426
$5,476
$5,576
$6,576
Sep 10, 2021
Illumination
$4,178
$4,377
$5,427
$5,477
$5,577
$6,577
Sep 22, 2021
Passion
$4,178
$4,377
$5,427
$5,477
$5,577
$6,577
Apr 14, 2022
Passion
$3,877
$4,076
$5,176
$5,226
$5,326
$6,376
May 26, 2022
Passion
$3,978
$4,177
$5,277
$5,327
$5,427
$6,477
Jul 7, 2022
Passion
$3,978
$4,177
$5,277
$5,327
$5,427
$6,477
Aug 18, 2022
Passion
$3,978
$4,177
$5,277
$5,327
$5,427
$6,477
Sep 29, 2022
Passion
$4,178
$3,977
$5,077
$5,127
$5,227
$6,277
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges: Additional $196 per passenger.
For Singe Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please call to inquire.
Transfers at Start/End of the Program are available for purchase. Inquire for details.

Prices Include:

• 7 nights Cruise from Budapest to Oltenita in selected cabin category
• Full board meals, including Captain's Welcome and Farewell receptions, Welcome and Farewell dinners
• 1 night deluxe hotel accommodation in Bucharest at Anthenee Palace Hilton (or similar; hotel subject to change) with buffet breakfast
• Daily guided sightseeing program with Certified Local Guides
• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and regional wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by local chefs, artisans, entertainers, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise
• Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
• Taxes
 

Prices Do Not Include:

• Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port Charges
• Gratuities to onboard crew
• Personal expenses

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