Grand Danube Cruise With 2 Nights Transylvania (19 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Prague, Czech Republic to Bucharest, Romania
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Prague, Czech Republic

Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 Spires. Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside at your leisure.

Prague, Czech Republic

Bridges, Books, Crystal, and Chocolate—Simple Pleasures and Grand Surprises Around Every Corner. Later, you may join a Guided Optional Excursion to reveal the secrets of Prague as your expert local guide takes you to Charles Bridge and Malá Strana—two of Prague's most romantic and picturesque spots. (Breakfast)

Prague, Czech Republic
Regensburg, Germany
Deggendorf, Germany

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria's Medieval Miracle. Take free time to enjoy a hearty lunch and a local beer, then step back in time through historic lanes and squares of today's modern and vibrant Regensburg. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Passau, Germany
Linz, Austria

Go for Baroque in Passau—Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet. Spend a little free time before sailing to Linz to walk the cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists' Alley or peek into St. Stephan's Cathedral to possibly catch a concert rehearsal. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Linz, Austria

Fall in Love with Linz–Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzertorte! Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or visit the picturesque bohemian town of Český Krumlov. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Melk, Austria
Dürnstein, Austria

Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Dürnstein. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Vienna, Austria

Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte. You may, instead, prefer to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home of the Habsburg monarchy. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Bratislava, Slovakia

Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals and Castle Walls to Art Gallery Halls. Enjoy some free time to take Nordic walking sticks from the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Budapest, Hungary

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe. Enjoy a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge, cafés, pubs, or hiking trails. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10
Budapest, Hungary

The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe's shining city on the Danube. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11
Mohács, Hungary

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

DAY 12
Belgrade, Serbia

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

DAY 13
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 14
Cetate, Romania
Vidin, Bulgaria

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

DAY 15
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 16
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 17
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)

DAY 18
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)

DAY 19
Bucharest, Romania

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Grand Danube Cruise With 2 Nights Transylvania map

What's Included


  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows

    Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs

    Sky Deck with shade awnings

    Expanded Fitness Center

    Non-smoking interior


    Elegant, contemporary design

    Outside viewing deck

    Headsets for all guided shore excursions in Europe

    Friendly, English-speaking crew

    Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides

    Cruise Director

    Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment

    Revolutionary engineering

    Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)

    Sky Deck whirlpool

    Internet Corner

    Hair salon (manicures available)

    Complimentary Wi-Fi access

    Onboard movie nights

    Biking excursions available in Amsterdam and Durnstein

    Alternate light lunch and dinner in the Panorama Bistro

    Behind-the-scenes ship tour

    Choice of Leisurely, Traditional or Independent sightseeing options

    Use of Nordic walking sticks

    Local Favorites onboard experiences with local chefs, entertainers, artisans & experts

    English-speaking TV channels with over 100 free movie options

    Onboard assistance is available to recommend, reserve and further personalize your cruise

    Panorama Bistro

    Sky Deck game area

    Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees

    Well-stocked library

    Complimentary maps

    Fresh fruit available throughout the day

    Selection of Local Favorites to bring the customs, cultures, and tastes of your destination to life

Not Included

  • Airfare


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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