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Balkan Discovery With Transylvania - Eastbound

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Sailing Date: Oct 17, 2018
Through: Oct 28, 2018
Book By: Oct 13 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 11
Ship: Avalon Illumination
Line:  Avalon Waterways
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  4948905
from $3,568.00  (USD)
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Day Location
1 Budapest, Hungary     
2 Budapest     
3 Budapest (Embarkation)     
4 Mohács. Excursion To Pécs     
5 Belgrade, Serbia     
6 Excursion To Lepenski Vir - Iron Gates     
7 Cetate, Romania - Vidin, Bulgaria. Excursion To Belogradchik     
8 Nikopol - Excursion To Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi - Rousse:     
9 Oltenita, Romania (Disembarkation) - Bucharest     
10 Bucharest. Excursion To Transylvania - Brasov     
11 Brasov - Bucharest     
12 Bucharest     
Number of Nights: 11
See the highlights of Eastern Europe on this Balkan river cruise adventure along the Danube River! This vacation has something for everybody-relaxing time on your ship and stops in the most fascinating cities, with free time and guided sightseeing-so you don't miss a thing!

You'll begin with two overnights in the lively Hungarian capital of Budapest. See the iconic statues of Heroes' Square, and with free time, explore the lovely lookout towers of Fishermen's Bastion. Built in the 19th Century, and providing the best panoramic views of Budapest, you can linger at this remarkable structure and get some amazing pictures. On an excursion to Pécs, Hungary, you'll visit underground burial chambers with fascinating murals, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, where the Sava River meets the Danube. The lively pedestrian boulevard of Knez Mihailova is dotted with historical buildings and charming cafés and you'll see St. Sava, the world's largest Orthodox Church. Continue your river cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge, visit Belogradchik's fascinating rock formations, and Bulgaria's ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo. In Arbanassi, visit the Church of the Nativity, housing an impressive collection of frescoes.

To round out this timeless European river cruise, a stay in Romania's vibrant capital of Bucharest is a must. Known as the "Paris of the East," a local expert will show you many of its historical treasures, such as the Arc de Triomphe, built in honor of WWI soldiers. From Bucharest, take an overnight trip to Transylvania to visit the Bran Castle-of Dracula Fame-the city of Brasov, and beautiful Peles Castle.

Included Features:

Days 1 & 2 Budapest: welcome to Hungary; guided sightseeing on Day 2, see Fishermen's Bastion and Heroes' Square

Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided sightseeing in Pécs, visit the underground tombs; organ concert

Day 5 Belgrade: guided sightseeing in Belgrade

Day 6 Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge

Day 7 Cetate-Vidin-Belogradchik: visit the cultural port in Cetate; special tasting; excursion to Belogradchik to see the rock formations

Day 8 Nikopol-Excursion to Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi-Rousse: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet's Fortress in Veliko Trnovo and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse

Day 9 Oltenita (Disembarkation)-Bucharest: guided sightseeing in Bucharest

Day 10 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania-Brasov: guided visit of Dracula's Bran Castle

Day 11 Brasov-Bucharest: guided sightseeing in Brasov and Peles Castle

Day 12 Bucharest: your vacation ends this morning

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Aug 22, 2018 - Sep 02, 2018

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Oct 17, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018

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