2021 Season

From the Black Sea to the North Sea with 2 Nights in Transylvania


cruise: WOAQ 28 Day River Cruise Bucharest to Amsterdam
This enchanting European river cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. In beautiful and mysterious Transylvania, visit Peles Castle in Sinaia—considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. Enjoy guided sightseeing of Brasov and a visit to Bran Castle of Dracula lore. In Romania’s lively capital, Bucharest, see the Arc de Triomphe, and the historical Royal Palace Square. Travel to Cernavodă and set sail for the Danube River Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore with guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Târnovo. Visit the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, and take pictures of Belogradchik’s eclectic group of rock formations and the spectacular views of the Iron Gates.

Your Danube River cruise takes you to the capitals of three countries: Belgrade, Serbia; Budapest, Hungary; and Vienna, Austria, where Local Guides will show you the highlights—with time to explore on your own. In the heart of the Wachau wine region, take a guided walk in charming Dürnstein, and later visit Melk’s famous Benedictine Abbey. In Germany, enjoy guided sightseeing in Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, and Würzburg. Cruise the Main-Danube Canal, and pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. This extraordinary European river cruise concludes in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. Get a unique perspective of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Experience the Danube River like never before, with the special experiences and discoveries revealed from the Black Sea to the North Sea.
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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-Cernavoda (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; transfer to ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 5 St. Gheorghe: Excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebration; onboard lecture

Day 6 Hârsova. Excursion to Constanta: Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta

Day 7 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and to the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, or a guided sightseeing in Rousse, or walk in the park with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Vidin-Belogradchik: Guided sightseeing to Vidin's fortress, see the rock formations in Belogradchik

Day 9 Iron Gates-Donji Milanovac-Golubac: Scenic cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; visit to Golubac fortress

Day 10 Belgrade: Guided sightseeing

Day 11 Novi Sad-Ilok: Guided tours

Day 12 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: Guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 13 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square

Day 14 Budapest: Day at leisure in Budapest

Day 15 Bratislava: Choice of guided tour, visit St. Martin's Cathedral, or hike up to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 16 Vienna: Guided tour

Day 17 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: Choice of guided tour or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; onboard wine tasting

Day 18 Passau: Guided tour

Day 19 Regensburg: Guided tour

Day 20 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Onboard lecture; choice of guided sightseeing of Roth, or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 21 Bamberg: Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard lecture

Day 22 Volkach-Kitzingen: Walking tour in Volkach; free time in Kitzingen

Day 23 Würzburg: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residence

Day 24 Main River Village: Guided walk

Day 25 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge: Choice of visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 26 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 27 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 28 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
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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.

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  • 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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