The Danube From The Black Sea to Budapest With 2 Nights Transylvania (14 Days)

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

Welcome to Bucharest—the "Paris of the East". The day is yours to relax and enjoy Bucharest. 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.

Bucharest, Romania
Bran Castle, Brașov, Romania
Brașov, Romania

Depart Bucharest for Bran Castle of Dracula lore. Take a Guided Tour of the 1377 legendary home of the famed Romanian vampire. Continue to Brașov for the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Brașov, Romania
Sinaia, Romania
Bucharest, Romania

Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Brașov, followed by an afternoon drive into the Carpathians to Sinaia to visit Peleş Castle. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Bucharest, Romania
Fetesti, Romania

Beautiful Boulevards and Bold History. Travel to Fetești to board your Avalon Suite Ship® this afternoon. Fetești (Embarkation): Your Balkan Adventure Begins. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania

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

Cernavoda, Romania
Constanta, Romania
Cernavoda, Romania

Romanian Commerce and Cultural Legacies on the Black Sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Rousse, Bulgaria
Svistov, Bulgaria

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

Vidin, Bulgaria

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

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 10
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 11
Mohács, Hungary

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

DAY 12
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 13
Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian Dishes, Healing Waters, and Historic Wonders. Spend a leisurely day exploring the beautiful city of Budapest once more. Take time for shopping 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 dine in a garden or rooftop eatery. (Breakfast)

DAY 14
Budapest, Hungary

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

The Danube From The Black Sea to Budapest With 2 Nights Transylvania 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

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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.

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