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Blue Danube to the Black Sea - Westbound 2016 / 2015

14 days from Bucharest to Vienna (WOV)

  • Cruise Overview
  • Day By Day Itinerary
  • Included Highlights & Features
  • Dates & Prices
Blue Danube to the Black Sea - Westbound Blue Danube to the Black Sea - Westbound

Cruise Overview

A deluxe Danube River cruise from the Danube Delta to Vienna is the highlight on this fascinating vacation through Eastern Europe. Explore the Danube Delta with its unique birdlife, celebrate the end of the Danube's journey as it flows into the Black Sea, and sail through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge. See the sights with a Certified Local Guide in Romania's lively capital of Bucharest, Constanta on the Black Sea, Bulgaria's Arbanassi and Veliko Târnovo, Serbia's Belgrade, Croatia's Vukovar, and the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Your adventure concludes with guided sightseeing and two overnights in Vienna, the magical "City of Music." Savor Sachertorte in a local café, spend time in one of the many marvelous museums, window shop along the Kärntnerstrasse, or stroll along the historic streets - a delightful way to end this memorable vacation!

Highlights & Sightseeing

Cruise: deluxe 10-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM

Day 1 Bucharest: welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest - Fetesti (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebration; onboard lecture

Day 4 Cernavoda: choice of full- or half-day excursion to Constanta; guided sightseeing, visit the National History & Archaeological Museum

Day 5 Rousse - Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet's Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse

Day 6 Cetate: wine tasting

Day 7 Iron Gates: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological exhibition

Day 8 Belgrade: guided sightseeing, visit Kalemegdan Fortress

Day 9 Vukovar & Osijek: guided sightseeing

Day 10 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen's Bastion and Heroes" Square

Day 11 Budapest: morning at leisure

Day 12 Bratislava (Disembarkation)"transfer to Vienna: guided sightseeing of Bratislava, visit St. Martin's Cathedral

Day 13 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 14 Vienna: your vacation ends this morning

Meals

Buffet breakfast in Vienna and Bucharest; superb dining with meals on board featuring full breakfast with complimentary sparkling wine, lunch with complimentary soft drinks, and dinner including complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks; a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner; one sitting with open seating arrangements

NOTES:

  • The Bucharest to Budapest portion of Departure April 27 is offered as an exclusive European History & Politics Cruise, including special lectures at no additional cost. Take a cruise through history! These fascinating cruises give you an even richer experience as you learn the stories behind Europe's famous sites.
  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.