CRUISETOUR

The Danube From The Black Sea to Budapest – Cruise Only Westbound (9 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Varies by Departure
Bucharest, Romania to Budapest, Hungary
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ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Bucharest, Romania
Fetesti, Romania

Welcome to Bucharest—the "Paris of the East". Flights into Bucharest must arrive by noon. Travel to Fetești to board your Avalon Suite Ship® this afternoon. Fetești (Embarkation): Your Balkan Adventure Begins. (Dinner)

DAY 2
Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania

A Mighty River's Entrance into the Sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
Cernavoda, Romania
Constanta, Romania
Cernavoda, Romania

Romanian Commerce and Cultural Legacies on the Black Sea. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon adventure host. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
Rousse, Bulgaria
Svistov, Bulgaria

Fortresses and Fountains in Bulgaria's "Little Vienna". Sail to Svistov. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
Vidin, Bulgaria

Rocks and Ruins—Things of Beauty in Bulgaria. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
Iron Gate, Romania
Donji Milanovac, Romania
Lepenski Vir, Romania
Donji Milanovac, Romania

Ancient Art, Archaeological Artifacts, and Gauntlet of the Iron Gates. Before lunch onboard, you'll sail through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gates Gorge—forming a natural border between Serbia and Romania. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
Belgrade, Serbia

Fortresses and Folklore of Serbia Past and Present. You may choose to spend remaining free time in Belgrade exploring Knez Mihailova Street—Belgrade's central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
Mohács, Hungary

Archaeological Tombs and Turkish Architecture. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon adventure host. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9
Budapest, Hungary

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not depart Budapest before 9 am. (Breakfast)

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About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

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Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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