2022 Season

Balkan Odyssey with A Taste of Croatia


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14 Day River Cruise Bucharest to Dubrovnik
Spend a beautiful night in Bucharest before your 8-day Danube River cruise through the Balkans. Explore the Romanian capital city—called the “Paris of the East”—with a guided tour to see the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square. Spend free time browsing the lovely shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard during your stay.

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. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge and 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 transfer to Zagreb to begin your 6-day Globus escorted tour of Croatia. Visit the fascinating and beautiful Croatian cities of Zagreb, Split, Ston, and Dubrovnik. Your Globus escorted tour of Croatia includes guided sightseeing, including Krka National Park, transportation, superior hotels, and delicious meals. This Danube River cruise through the Balkans with escorted vacation in Croatia reveals the beauty of its people and culture across a land of beauty and inspiration.

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Day 1 Bucharest: Welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest–Oltenita (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 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 4 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: Choice of guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac–Golubač: 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 6 Belgrade: Choice of guided tour; or walk with your Adventure Host; lecture on board

Day 7 Novi Sad–Ilok: Choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; Ilok guided tour

Day 8 Osijek (Disembarkation)–Zagreb: Transfer to Zagreb; dinner at hotel

Day 9 Zagreb: City sightseeing, visit the Cathedral

Day 10 Zagreb–Krka–Split: Krka National Park guided walking tour; dinner at hotel

Day 11 Split: Guided city sightseeing

Day 12 Split–Ston–Dubrovnik: Ston city sightseeing

Day 13 Dubrovnik–Konavle–Dubrovnik: Guided walking tour, visit Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik; guided walking tour and dinner at local restaurant in Konavle

Day 14 Dubrovnik: Your vacation ends this morning
Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

notes


  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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