Avalon Waterways
Avalon Artistry II

Expect outstanding views on your Danube River cruise from Hungary to Romania! Begin in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, and tour the historic towns of Mohács and Pécs. Sail through rich cultures and remarkable landscapes of the Balkan States of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.

Visit the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek, and attend a performance by young students of the Franjo Kuhac music school. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, including one of the world’s largest Orthodox churches, and visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour. See ancient archaeological find and the amazing Danube Gorge before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge—the natural border between Serbia and Romania.

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Balkan Discovery 2020
Countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill

Day 3 Osijek: guided tour

Day 4 Belgrade: guided tour; lecture on board

Day 5 Donji Milanovac—Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; scenic cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge

Day 6 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations

Day 7 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi—Rousse: choice of full day guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing, or jogging tour in Rousse

Day 8 Oltenita (Disembarkation)—Bucharest: guided sightseeing in Bucharest

Day 9 Bucharest: your vacation ends this morning



  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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