Balkan Discovery With 2 Nights Transylvania 2019
Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
Avalon Illumination
See the highlights of Eastern Europe on this Balkan river cruise adventure along the Danube River! This vacation has something for everybody—relaxing time on your ship and stops in the most fascinating cities, with free time and guided sightseeing—so you don’t miss a thing!

You’ll begin with two overnights in the lively Hungarian capital of Budapest. See the iconic statues of Heroes’ Square, and with free time, explore the lovely lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion. On an excursion to Pécs, Hungary, you’ll visit underground burial chambers with fascinating murals, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, wher the Sava River meets the Danube.
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Tour Highlights

Day1 Budapest: welcome to Hungary

Day 2 Budapest:
guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation):
onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs:
choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill

Day 5 Belgrade:
lecture on board; guided tour

Day 6 Donji Milanovac—Iron Gates:
visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge

Day 7 Cetate—Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik:
visit the cultural port in Cetate; excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations

Day 8 Excursion to Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi–Rousse:
choice of full day guided tour, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi or guided tour of in Rousse

Day 9 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Bucharest:
guided tour in Bucharest

Day 10 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania–Brasov:
guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle

Day 11 Brasov—Bucharest:
guided tour in Brasov; visit to Peles Castle

Day 12 Bucharest:
your vacation ends this morning

  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • 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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