A deluxe Danube River cruise is the highlight on this fascinating vacation through Eastern Europe. Explore the Danube Delta with its unique birdlife, celebrate the end of the Danube’s journey as it flows into the Black Sea, and sail through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge. See the sights with a Certified Local Guide in Constanta on the Black Sea, Bulgaria’s Arbanassi and Veliko Târnovo, Serbia’s Belgrade, Croatia’s Vukovar, and the Hungarian capital of Budapest.
Cruise: deluxe 10-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): transfer to Fetesti; onboard welcome receptionDay 2 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebration; onboard lectureDay 3 Cernavodă: choice of full- or half-day excursion to Constanta; guided sightseeing, visit the National History & Archaeological MuseumDay 4 Rousse–Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of RousseDay 5 Cetate: wine tastingDay 6 Iron Gates: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological exhibitionDay 7 Belgrade: guided sightseeing, visit Kalemegdan FortressDay 8 Vukovar & Osijek: guided sightseeing in both citiesDay 9 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s BastionDay 10 Budapest: morning at leisureDay 11 Bratislava (Disembarkation)–Transfer to Vienna: your vacation ends on arrival in Vienna
Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
NOTES:The Bucharest to Budapest portion of Departure April 28 is offered as an exclusive European History & Politics Cruise, including special lectures at no additional cost. Take a cruise through history! These fascinating cruises give you an even richer experience as you learn the stories behind Europe’s famous sites.In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.