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2023 Season

Active & Discovery on the Danube from Croatia to the Black Sea with Highlights of Croatia


cruise: XRR5
14 days Dubrovnik to Bucharest
Discover the beauty of Croatia with a Danube River cruise to the Black Sea. Before embarking on your Avalon cruise, begin with a 6-day Globus vacation to explore Croatia. Begin in Dubrovnik, and visit fascinating and beautiful Croatian cities of Ston, Split, and Zagreb. Your Globus escorted tour of Croatia includes guided sightseeing, including Krka National Park; transportation, superior hotels, and delicious meals, including a special welcome dinner.

Join your Avalon Suite Ship® in Osijek for an 8-day Active & Discovery river cruise through the Balkans. Cruise to Belgrade, Serbia to explore the city where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet. 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 for a 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 delicious 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. A fascinating Danube River cruise through the beautiful Balkans.

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Day 1 Dubrovnik: Welcome to Dubrovnik; dinner at hotel

Day 2 Dubrovnik: Guided walking tour, visit Rector's Palace

Day 3 Dubrovnik–Ston–Split: Ston city sightseeing; dinner at local restaurant

Day 4 Split: Guided city sightseeing

Day 5 Split–Krka–Zagreb: Krka National Park guided walking tour

Day 6 Zagreb: City sightseeing, visit the Cathedral; dinner at your hotel

Day 7 Zagreb–Osijek (Embarkation): Transfer to Osijek; onboard welcome reception

Day 8 Belgrade: Choice of guided tour or bike tour or meet the locals; lecture on board

Day 9 Golubac–Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: Visit to Golubač fortress; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or Donji Milanovac off the beaten path tour or Djerdap National park hike; scenic cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge

Day 10 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: Choice of guided tour in Vidin, visit Baba Vida Fortress or wine tasting or hiking in Belogradchik

Day 11 Rousse–Excursion to Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and to the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, or a guided sightseeing in Rousse, or Ivanovo Rock Church hike

Day 12 Constanta: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum or wine tasting or bike tour

Day 13 Fetesti (Disembarkation)–Bucharest: Choice of guided sightseeing in Bucharest or walk the Urban Delta or food tour

Day 14 Bucharest: Your vacation ends this morning

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.