11-day river cruise from Bucharest to Zagreb with 2 nights in Transylvania.
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Begin your Balkan Odyssey before your cruise with an overnight stay in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East.” See the Romanian capital’s the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square, and spend free time browsing the lovely shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard. Continue to Transylvania and spend two nights in Brasov to visit Peles Castle and Bran Castle—inspiration for Bram Stocker’s Dracula.
Embark on your Suite Ship® in the town of Oltenita to begin your Danube River cruise through the Balkans, and cruise for Nikopol. See the incredible ancient architecture in Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi, and sail to Vidin Bulgaria to marvel at the remarkable rock formations of the Balkan Mountains in Belogradchik. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge, explore the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir, and visit the fascinating Fortress of Golubač. Sail to Belgrade, Serbia, where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet, and discover ancient architecture in Novi Sad. Sail into beautiful Croatia, where a 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition lives on in Ilok. Disembark in Osijek and spend the night in the Croatian capital of Zagreb—dating back to the Roman Empire. This Danube River cruise through the Balkans reveals the beauty of its people and culture across a land of beauty and inspiration.
Your ship: Avalon Passion
Always included on the ship:
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Panoramic windows
- Elegant, contemporary design & décor
- Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
- Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
- Covered Observation Lounge
- Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate and premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day
You will also have optional excursions.
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–Oltenita (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; transfer to ship; onboard welcome reception
Day 5 Nikopol. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and to the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi or hike with your Adventure Host
Day 6 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: Choice of guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations or hike with your Adventure Host
Day 7 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac–Golubac: Scenic cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or bike with your Adventure Host; visit to Golubač fortress
Day 8 Belgrade: Choice of guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; on board lecture
Day 9 Novi Sad–Ilok: Choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; Ilok guided tour
Day 10 Osijek (Disembarkation)–Zagreb: Guided sightseeing in Zagreb
Day 11 Zagreb: Your vacation ends this morning
Note: Depending on weather and other uncontrolled events, the itinerary may change slightly. Your Cruise Director will keep you informed each day.
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The Panorama Suite package starts at $$5519.00* CAD per person, plus insurance and flights, based on double occupancy**.
**Price to be confirmed at time of booking. *Single supplement waived may be available, based on a first-come, first-served basis.
Non-refundable deposit is due upon booking. Insurance is also highly recommended and must be purchased at time of deposit. We can discuss the options!