Experience unmatched views on a European river cruise your way! From the Danube Delta through the Balkans, Austria, and Germany, this Avalon YourWay cruise includes two nights in Munich before your cruise, and two nights in Transylvania after your cruise. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and courtesy transfers between hotel and ship.Embark from the “City of Three Rivers” in Passau, Austria, and visit the lovely city of Linz. Sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Krems and explore the small village—seemingly untouched by the modern world. You may choose to enjoy a wine tasting with a Wine World Experience to discover the secrets of winemaking and its history. Next, sail to Vienna—the City of Music—for a guided city tour of its landmarks—including the Imperial Palace, the Vienna Opera House, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit Bratislava, Slovakia, to explore the quaint streets of Old Town and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Continue to Budapest—the “Pearl of the Danube,” followed by the historic Hungarian towns of Mohács and Pécs. Cruise through remarkable landscapes of the Balkan states of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Visit the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek, and attend a performance by students of the Franjo Kuhač music school. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, and visit Lepenski Vir to discover ancient archaeological finds before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge. You’ll cruise through Bulgaria with guided sightseeing in Vidin, Veliko Târnovo, and Arbanassi, or Rousse. Marvel at Belogradchik’s remarkable rock formations, ancient stone cliff houses above the Yantra River, and Bucharest’s Royal Palace Square. Your cruise concludes in Bucharest. Continue your European vacation after your cruise with 2 nights in Brasov. Take a guided tour of the city by day, and a tour of Dracula’s Bran Castle by night. Visit Peles Castle in the Carpathian Mountains. Return to Bucharest for an overnight stay and sightseeing, including the Royal Palace Square.
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Day 1 Munich:Welcome to MunichDay 2 Munich. Excursion to Neuschwanstein:Visit Neuschwanstein Castle Day 3 Munich–Passau (Embarkation):Guided tour in Munich, see the Marienplatz; travel by motorcoach to Passau; onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Linz:Choice of guided walk, or guided hikeDay 5 Wachau Valley–Krems:Scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided walkDay 6 Vienna:Guided sightseeingDay 7 Bratislava:Guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay 8 Budapest:Guided sightseeingDay 9 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs:Choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill Day 10 Osijek: Guided tour; concert performance Day 11 Belgrade:Guided tour; lecture on board Day 12 Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates:Visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; scenic cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorgeDay 13 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik:Guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formationsDay 14 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, or jogging tour in RousseDay 15 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Brasov:Transfer to Sinaia, visit Peles CastleDay 16 Brasov:Brasov guided tour; visit Bran Castle Day 17 Brasov–Bucharest:Transfer to Bucharest and guided tour Day 18 Bucharest:Your vacation ends this morning
Avalon makes it easy to experience vacation your way with seamless extension options before and after your cruise. Your Way offers added nights in a selection of locales. From Budapest to Barcelona, you can spend a little or a lot more time getting to know more on shore with Your Way custom itineraries.