Tour Code WBO 2020 2020

10 Day River Cruise Budapest to Bucharest

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See the highlights of Eastern Europe on this Balkan river cruise adventure along the Danube River! Enjoy 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. This city has a unique energy and offers an eclectic mix of activities. See the iconic statues of Heroes’ Square, and with free time, explore the lovely lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion. 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. Cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge and visit the cultural port of Cetate. Visit Bulgaria’s Belogradchik, where you’ll see the fascinating rock formations sculpted by natural elements for over 200 million years. On an excursion to the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo, you’ll visit Arbanassi’s Church of the Nativity, housing an impressive collection of frescoes.

To round out this timeless Eastern 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.


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Cruise at-a-Glance

Day 1 Budapest: Welcome to HungaryDay 2 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 3 Budapest (Embarkation):Onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs:Choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs; or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermillDay 5 Belgrade:Lecture on board; guided tourDay 6 Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates:visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorgeDay 7 Cetate–Vidin. Excursion to—Belogradchik:Visit the cultural port in Cetate; excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formationsDay 8 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi–Rousse:Choice of full day guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of RousseDay 9 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Bucharest: Guided sightseeing in BucharestDay 10 Bucharest: Your vacation ends this morning

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Day-By-Day Itinerary

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner

Notes

  • 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.


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Tour Code WBO 2020

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 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyAvalon site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

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Budapest
Belgrade
Bucharest
Packages

Budapest

Tastes of Hungary Dinner & Wine Pairing

Tastes of Hungary Dinner & Wine Pairing

Explore the piquant flavors of traditional Hungarian cuisine and learn the best wines to pair with it during this fun and delicious food and wine-pairing dinner!

Price Range: $$

Belle Époque Art & Architecture of Budapest

Belle Époque Art & Architecture of Budapest

Travel back to the Golden Age of Budapest's Belle Époque on this captivating guided excursion featuring Andrássy Avenue, glass-painter Miksa Róth's Memorial House, and the crown jewel of Budapest: the incomparable Hungarian State Opera House!

Price Range: $$

Bites & Highlights of Budapest

Bites & Highlights of Budapest

Experience some of Budapest's most famous sights and most delectable foods on this unique guided foodie tour at the city's famed Central Market Hall!

Price Range: $$

Lunch & Wine Tasting in the Hungarian Countryside

Lunch & Wine Tasting in the Hungarian Countryside

Travel into the beautiful Hungarian countryside for an enriching half-day discovery of the Etyek wine region, including two wine cellar visits with wine tasting.

Price Range: $$

Private Budapest Jewish Heritage Discovery

Private Budapest Jewish Heritage Discovery

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Eastern Europe's largest Jewish community on this captivating guided tour through Budapest's former Jewish ghetto. This private excursion is only available for purchase online in advance of travel through the Avalon Waterways website.

Price Range: $$$$

Discover the Hungarian Puszta

Discover the Hungarian Puszta

Travel into the heart of the Puszta to an authentic horse ranch, where a breathtaking equestrian show, carriage ride, and hearty Hungarian lunch with Gypsy music await!

Price Range: $$

Belgrade

Private Yugotour through Belgrade: A Legendary ride from the rise to the fall of Yugoslavia

Private Yugotour through Belgrade: A Legendary ride from the rise to the fall of Yugoslavia

Feel the spirit of Yugoslavia. The Yugo tour is the ultimate way to experience the rise and fall of socialist Yugoslavia with all your senses.

Price Range: $$$$

Meet Belgrade

Meet Belgrade

Get to know Belgrade through its people, young and old. Let your local guide introduce you to the people and their stories.

Price Range: $$$

Belgrade on Two Wheels: Bicycle Tour in Belgrade

Belgrade on Two Wheels: Bicycle Tour in Belgrade

The bike tour is focused on the history of Belgrade from WWII to today. The main topics are history and politics of Yugoslavia, social issues, economy, lifestyle and architecture. The English speaking guides present these topics in an entertaining and personal way which guarantees a joyful tour. Everybody can participate, given one has a basic experience with riding a bicycle. The bikes are comfortable Dutch models with 7 gears, perfectly suitable for sightseeing purposes. Total length of the tour is 12 kilometer / 7.5 miles.

Price Range: $$

Royal Compound Visit

Royal Compound Visit

Visit Serbia's impressive Royal Compound on this guided excursion that tours the white marble Royal Palace; stately White Palace; private chapel dedicated to St. Andrew, patron saint of the former Yugoslavia's royal family; and parts of the extensive Royal Park.

Price Range: $$

Nikola Tesla Museum Visit

Nikola Tesla Museum Visit

Get a peek into the brilliant mind of one of the greatest scientists and inventors of all time, Nikola Tesla, on this fascinating guided visit to Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Museum.

Price Range: $

Bohemian Dinner in Skadarlija

Bohemian Dinner in Skadarlija

Enjoy a feast of hearty local dishes and live music during this dinner excursion in Belgrade's historic, Bohemian Skadarlija district.

Price Range: $$

Bucharest

Inside Ceausescu's Spring Palace

Inside Ceausescu's Spring Palace

From solid gold toilet paper holders to an indoor pool and cinema, get a rare peek into the home and private life of a former Communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, on this enthralling guided tour of his Palatul Primaverii (Spring Palace).

Price Range: $$

Palace of the Parliament, Romania¿s Modern Marvel

Palace of the Parliament, Romania¿s Modern Marvel

Visit Bucharest's colossal Palace of the Parliament, the second-largest and most expensive administrative building and heaviest building in the world, on this mesmerizing guided excursion.

Price Range: $$

Bites & Highlights: Bucharest Foodie Walking Tour

Bites & Highlights: Bucharest Foodie Walking Tour

Discover the joie de vivre of Romanian cuisine -- a tasty hodge-podge of Balkan, Ottoman, French, and Russian influences -- on this special 3-hour foodie walking tour.

Price Range: $$

Packages

Celebration Packages

Celebration Packages

Celebrating a birthday or anniversary while you're cruising? Add an Avalon Celebration Package to your vacation. You can make your special day even more memorable with special touches ranging from flowers to a private cocktail reception.

Price Range: $$$$