CRUISETOUR

Balkan Discovery (10 Days)

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

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary's Captivating Capital. The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe's shining city on the Danube.

DAY 2
Budapest, Hungary

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe. Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city's cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube. (Breakfast)

DAY 3
Budapest, Hungary

Capture Photographs, Coffee, and Confections. With a free day to explore before your cruise, take time to shop in the Great Market Hall or take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Try Budapest's famous thermal bath spas, then lunch in a garden or rooftop eatery. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4
Mohács, Hungary

Archaeology, Architecture, and an Ancient Watermill. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
Belgrade, Serbia

Fortresses and Folklore of Serbia Past and Present. Spend your free time exploring the city on your own this afternoon on Knez Mihailova Street—Belgrade's central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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

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

DAY 7
Cetate, Romania
Vidin, Bulgaria

A Bygone Era and New Mountains to Climb. Sail to Vidin this afternoon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
Nikopol, Bulgaria
Tirnovo, Bulgaria
Arbanassi, Bulgaria
Rousse, Bulgaria

Cliffside Dwellings and Castle Ruins of Bulgarian Kings. As an alternative, sail with your ship to Rousse. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9
Oltenita, Romania
Bucharest, Romania

A Night in Bucharest–the "Paris of the East". Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city on your own to discover its trendy shops, cafés, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue. (Breakfast)

DAY 10
Bucharest, Romania

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Balkan Discovery map

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

Insider Tip

Step aboard Europe's youngest fleet and you'll find yourself surrounded by the most expansive views, innovative technologies and inspired designs.

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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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