2021 Season

Balkan Odyssey with 2 Nights in Transylvania


cruise: WOKQ 11 Day River Cruise Bucharest to Zagreb
Begin your Balkan Odyssey before your cruise with an overnight stay in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East.” See the Romanian capital’s the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square, and spend free time browsing the lovely shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard. Continue to Transylvania and spend two nights in Brasov to visit Peles Castle and Bran Castle—inspiration for Bram Stocker’s Dracula.

Embark on your Suite Ship® in the town of Oltenita to begin your Danube River cruise through the Balkans, and cruise for Nikopol. See the incredible ancient architecture in Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi, and sail to Vidin Bulgaria to marvel at the remarkable rock formations of the Balkan Mountains in Belogradchik. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge, explore the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir, and visit the fascinating Fortress of Golubač. Sail to Belgrade, Serbia, where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet, and discover ancient architecture in Novi Sad. Sail into beautiful Croatia, where a 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition lives on in Ilok. Disembark in Osijek and spend the night in the Croatian capital of Zagreb—dating back to the Roman Empire. This Danube River cruise through the Balkans reveals the beauty of its people and culture across a land of beauty and inspiration.

cruise

at-a-glance


Day 1 Bucharest: Welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest-Sinaia-Brasov: Visit Peles Castle

Day 3 Brasov: Guided tour of Brasov; guided visit of Dracula's Bran Castle

Day 4 Brasov-Bucharest-Oltenita (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; transfer to ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 5 Nikopol. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi: Full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet's Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and to the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi

Day 6 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: Guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations

Day 7 Iron Gates-Donji Milanovac-Golubac: Scenic cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; visit to Golubac fortress; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site

Day 8 Belgrade: Guided tour; lecture on board

Day 9 Novi Sad-Ilok: Guided tours

Day 10 Osijek (Disembarkation)-Zagreb: Guided sightseeing in Zagreb

Day 11 Zagreb: Your vacation ends this morning
highlights

cities and locations


Avalon Choice

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.

notes


  • 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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