Begin your European vacation your way before your cruise with an overnight stay and sightseeing in Bucharest, including the Royal Palace Square. You’ll continue to Transylvania for two nights in Brasov for a guided tour by day, and a visit to Dracula’s Bran Castle by night. Drive into the Carpathian Mountains to visit Peles Castle. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with breakfast, expert Local Guide, and transfer to your ship. Travel to Fetesti to embark on your Danube River cruise, beginning with the Danube Delta preserve. Sail through the striking landscapes of the Balkans—Rousse, Bulgaria, Veliko Târnovo, and Arbanassi, one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria. Guided sightseeing in Vidin is followed by a guided tour of Belogradchik, with its ancient rock formations on the Balkan Mountains. After cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge, visit Lepenski Vir for ancient archaeological finds. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade then see the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek. Attend a performance by the Franjo Kuhač music students, and tour the historic town of Pécs before exploring the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Tour Vienna’s historic Habsburg Empire—including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit delightful Dürnstein and Melk in the vineyard-rich Wachau Valley. Take a guided tour and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart in Dürnstein, and tour the magnificent Benedictine Abbey high above Melk. Your European river cruise continues with sightseeing in Passau, the “City of Three Rivers”, and Regensburg, to see the 179 AD entrance to Castra Regina fortress. You’ll dock in Roth for guided sightseeing of the Bavarian town’s timbered houses, or choose an excursion to tour Nuremberg’s historic sites, including Kaiserburg Castle or the Nuremberg Rally Grounds. A historic river cruise in many ways! Continue your Avalon YourWay vacation your way with two nights in the golden city of Prague. Guided sightseeing includes Hradcany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with breakfast, expert Local Guide, and ship-to-hotel transfer. Enjoy free time as well to explore this exquisite city—your way!
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Day 1 Bucharest:Welcome to BucharestDay 2 Bucharest–Brasov: Guided sightseeing in Bucharest Day 3 Brasov:Guided tour of Brasov; guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle Day 4 Brasov–Sinaia–Fetesti (Embarkation):Visit Peles Castle; transfer to ship; onboard welcome receptionDay 5 St. Gheorghe:Excursion to Danube Delta; km 0 celebration Day 6 Cernavodă. Excursion to Constanta:Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in ConstantaDay 7 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi:Guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing, or jogging tour in RousseDay 8 Vidin–Belogradchik:Guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress, see the rock formations in Belogradchik Day 9 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac:Scenic cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological siteDay 10 Belgrade:Guided sightseeingDay 11 Osijek:Guided tour; concert performanceDay 12 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs:Guided tour and organ concert in PécsDay 13 Budapest:Guided tourDay 14 Vienna:Scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava Day 15 Vienna:Guided sightseeingDay 16 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk:Choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on boardDay 17 Passau:Guided walk Day 18 Regensburg:Guided walk; beer tasting on boardDay 19 Nuremberg:Lecture on board; choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tourDay 20 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)–Prague:Travel to PragueDay 21 Prague:Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle groundsDay 22 Prague: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.