CRUISETOUR

From The Black Sea to The North Sea With 2 Nights Transylvania (26 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Varies by Departure
Bucharest, Romania to Amsterdam, Netherlands
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ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
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.

DAY 2
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 3
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 4
Bucharest, Romania
Fetesti, Romania

Beautiful Boulevards and Bold History. Travel to Fetești to board your Avalon Suite Ship® this afternoon. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 5
Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania

From the Black Forest to the Black Sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
Cernavoda, Romania
Constanta, Romania
Cernavoda, Romania

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

DAY 7
Rousse, Bulgaria
Svistov, Bulgaria

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

DAY 8
Vidin, Bulgaria

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

DAY 9
Iron Gate, Romania
Donji Milanovac, Romania
Lepenski Vir, Romania
Donji Milanovac, Romania

Ancient Art, Archaeological Artifacts, and Gauntlet of the Iron Gates. Sail through the spectacular Iron Gates Gorge—a natural border between Serbia and Romania. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10
Belgrade, Serbia

Fortresses and Folklore of Serbia Past and Present. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard your ship before dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11
Mohács, Hungary

Archaeological Tombs and Turkish Architecture. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12
Budapest, Hungary

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

DAY 13
Budapest, Hungary

The Danube's Shining Pearl and Heroes' Pride. The afternoon is free to enjoy Budapest on your own. Be sure to savor a piece of cream cake in the world-famous Café Gerbeaud. Consider a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 14
Bratislava, Slovakia

Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture. Alternatively, in your free time take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 15
Vienna, Austria

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the Habsburg empire summer home for 300 years. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 16
Dürnstein, Austria
Melk, Austria

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 17
Passau, Germany

The Three Rivers of Medieval Passau. Alternatively, consider a Guided Optional Excursion such as a full day in Salzburg—the city of Mozart. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 18
Regensburg, Germany

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria's Medieval Miracle. You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 19
Roth, Germany
Nürnberg, Germany
Roth, Germany

Living Heritage and History Lessons. Tonight, relax onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Bamberg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 20
Bamberg, Germany

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills. Enjoy live entertainment onboard while sailing this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 21
Würzburg, Germany

A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon. On your own, you may explore the city or enjoy a smoked beer. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 22
Day-at-Sea

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon adventure host. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 23
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
Rhine Gorge, Germany

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country. This afternoon cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of Lorelei—where the mythological siren lured ill-fated sailors to shore. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 24
Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland's Capital City. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon adventure host. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 25
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age. Spend free time on your own to explore the colorful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 26
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

From The Black Sea to The North Sea 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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