Danube Serenade 202015 DAYS FROM ONLY $5568
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia
Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit Bratislava, Slovakia, on your Danube River cruise to explore the quaint streets of Old Town and St. Martin’s Cathedral. You may decide to join your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to the castle above! Your Central European river cruise continues to Budapest—the “Pearl of the Danube,” with its iconic Heroes Square and spectacular architecture, and thermal baths. You’ll next tour the historic Hungarian towns of Mohács and Pécs, and 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, and visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour. See ancient archaeological finds and the amazing Danube Gorge before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge—the natural border between Serbia and Romania. You’ll cruise through Bulgaria with guided sightseeing in Vidin, Rousse, Veliko Târnovo, and Arbanassi. Experience marvelous sights, including Belogradchik’s remarkable rock formations; ancient stone cliff houses above the Yantra River; and Bucharest’s Royal Palace Square. Your Danube River cruise concludes here in Bucharest with an overnight stay in “The Paris of the East.”
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Passau (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Linz: choice of guided walk, or guided hikeDay 3 Wachau Valley–Krems: scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided walkDay 4 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 5 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay 6 Budapest: guided sightseeingDay 7 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill Day 8 Osijek: guided tour; concert performance Day 9 Belgrade: guided tour; lecture on board Day 10 Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; scenic cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorgeDay 11 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formationsDay 12 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 RousseDay 13 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Bucharest: guided sightseeing in BucharestDay 14 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.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.