2021 Season

The Danube from the Black Sea to Germany with 2 Nights in Transylvania, 2 Nights in Prague & 2 Nights in Berlin


cruise: WODC 24 Day River Cruise Bucharest to Berlin
Your grand European river cruise is an adventure from the Danube Delta to the German capital of Berlin. From the legend of Dracula’s castle, to the “Paris of the East” in Bucharest, to the “Golden City” of Prague, in the Czech Republic, you’ll embark on an odyssey of new discoveries to treasure. Begin with two nights in mysteriously beautiful Transylvania, with a drive into the soaring Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle and continue to Brasov for a guided tour. In the evening, visit Romania’s Bran Castle, inspiration for Bram Stoker’s legendary Dracula.

Enjoy guided sightseeing in Bucharest, before embarking your Avalon Suite Ship®, and sail overnight to St. Gheorghe for an excursion to the Danube Delta at the entrance to the Black Sea. Join a small-boat guided tour of the delta’s rivers, canals, and marshes. Enjoy a special “Kilometer 0” celebration of the mighty Dan-ube’s 2,845km journey from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. Sail through the Balkans and Budapest to Vi-enna and Austria, and to the exquisite city of Prague for a 2-night stay. Continue to Dresden en route to Ber-lin, where you’ll spend two nights, including sightseeing of the historic Brandenburg Gate and a visit to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. From Romania to the Black Sea Delta to the Golden City of Prague, and the Rhineland’s capital city of Berlin, seeing such a variety of landscapes, languages, cultures, and historic sites will be an unmatched treasure not to be missed.

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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-Cernavoda (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; transfer to ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 5 St. Gheorghe: Excursion to Danube Delta; km 0 celebration

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 Tsarevet's Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and to the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, or a guided sightseeing in Rousse, or a walk in the park with your Adventure Host

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

Day 9 Iron Gates-Donji Milanovac-Golubac: 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

Day 15 Bratislava-Hainburg: Guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin's Cathedral; free time in Hainburg

Day 16 Vienna: Guided sightseeing

Day 17 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Ybbs: Choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or Ybbs city sightseeing or bakery workshop; wine tasting

Day 18 Linz: Guided tour

Day 19 Passau: Guided tour; guided hike with your Adventure Host

Day 20 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)-Regensburg-Prague: Transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to Prague

Day 21 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds

Day 22 Prague-Dresden-Berlin: Transfer to Dresden and city sightseeing; transfer to Berlin

Day 23 Berlin: City sightseeing

Day 24 Berlin: Your vacation 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.
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