2021 Season

From the Black Sea to the North Sea


cruise: WOAB 26 Day River Cruise Bucharest to Amsterdam
This enchanting Danube river cruise from the Danube Delta to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. Glide past quaint towns, beautiful views, and historic buildings along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers—and onshore enjoy guided sightseeing and free time to explore. From Cernavodă, set sail for the incredible Danube River Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join in guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo. Visit the Ethnographical Museum, Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, and take pictures of Belogradchik’s eclectic group of rock formations and the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates. A local expert will introduce you to Serbia’s capital of Belgrade, home of the world’s largest Orthodox Church. In Pecs, Hungary, visit the Underground Tombs, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On this fabulous European river cruise, you’ll visit the capitals of two countries: Budapest, Hungary, and Vienna, Austria. Located in the heart of the Wachau wine region is charming Dürnstein, where you’ll go on a guided walk. Later, visit Melk’s famous Benedictine Abbey. This evening, sample some of Austria’s famous Wachau wines. In Germany, enjoy guided sightseeing in Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, and Würzburg. Cruise the Main Danube Canal, a true feat of engineering, and pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. This river cruise vacation concludes in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. You’ll 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.”
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Day 1 Bucharest: Welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest-Cernavoda (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 St. Gheorghe: Excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebration

Day 4 Hârsova. Excursion to Constanta: Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta

Day 5 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 6 Vidin-Belogradchik: Guided sightseeing to Vidin's fortress, see the rock formations in Belogradchik

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

Day 8 Belgrade: Guided sightseeing

Day 9 Novi Sad-Ilok: Guided tours

Day 10 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: Guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 11 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square

Day 12 Budapest: Day at leisure in Budapest

Day 13 Bratislava: Choice of guided tour, visit St. Martin's Cathedral, or hike up to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 14 Vienna: Guided tour

Day 15 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 16 Passau: Guided tour

Day 17 Regensburg: Guided tour

Day 18 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Onboard lecture; choice of guided sightseeing of Roth, or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 19 Bamberg: Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard lecture

Day 20 Volkach-Kitzingen: Walking tour in Volkach; free time in Kitzingen

Day 21 Würzburg: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residence

Day 22 Main River Village: Guided walk

Day 23 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 24 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 25 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 26 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
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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.
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.