2022 Season

The Danube from Croatia to the Black Sea with 2 Nights in Transylvania


cruise: WKOE
11 Day River Cruise Zagreb to Bucharest
Discover the beauty of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania with a Danube River cruise from Croatia to the Black Sea. Spend one night in Zagreb before boarding your Avalon Suite Ship® bound for Belgrade, Serbia. Here, explore the city where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge after visiting the fascinating Fortress of Golubač. Visit the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir. Sail to Vidin, Bulgaria, to marvel at the remarkable rock formations of the Balkan Mountains in Belogradchik. See the incredible ancient architecture in Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi, and take a guided tour of Constanta on Romania’s Black Sea—with a wealth of Roman history. Disembark your Suite Ship® and spend the night in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East.” See the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square, and spend free time browsing the lovely shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard.

Your vacation in the Balkans continues with a 2-night stay in mysteriously beautiful Transylvania and extra night in Bucharest, including superior accommodations, sightseeing, and transportation. Spend two nights in Brasov to visit Peles Castle and Bran Castle—inspiration for Bram Stocker’s Dracula. Return to Bucharest for an overnight stay and sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. A fascinating Danube River cruise through the beautiful Balkans.

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Day 1 Zagreb: Welcome to Zagreb

Day 2 Zagreb-Osijek (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Zagreb; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Belgrade: Choice of guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; on board lecture

Day 4 Golubac-Donji Milanovac-Iron Gates: Visit to Golubač fortress; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or bike with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge

Day 5 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: Choice of guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Rousse-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 a guided sightseeing in Rousse, or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Constanta: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Cernavoda (Disembarkation)-Brasov: Transfer to Bucharest, guided sightseeing

Day 9 Brasov: Brasov guided tour; visit Bran Castle

Day 10 Brasov-Sinaia-Bucharest: Visit Peles Castle

Day 11 Bucharest: 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.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees, gratuities  and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown.   International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.