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
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
- 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.