European Masterpiece With 2 Nights In Transylvania (Eastbound) 202024 DAYS FROM ONLY $10696
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
Visit delightful Melk and visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey above the Wachau Valley. Explore Vienna’s historic Habsburg Empire—including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Explore the Hungarian capital of Budapest, followed by visits to historic towns of Mohács and Pécs.The striking landscapes of the Balkans include Osijek with the most preserved Croatian fortress, and Serbia for a guided tour of Belgrade. Next visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour with ancient archaeological finds before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge. In Bulgaria’s largest inland port, take a guided sightseeing tour of Rousse, or spend a full day with a guided tour of the Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo. Visit Arbanassi, one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria.Disembark your Avalon Suite Ship® in Oltenita to continue your European vacation your way! Enjoy an overnight stay in Romania’s capital city of Bucharest and tour the Royal Palace Square. Next, spend two nights in Transylvania with guided sightseeing in Brasov, and a nighttime visit to Bran Castle of Dracula lore, and also visit Peles Castle in the Carpathian Mountains.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Mainz (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Main river village: choice of guided walkDay 3 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 4 Kitzingen—Volkach: guided tours; beer tasting on boardDay 5 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town HallDay 6 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: full day guided tour in MunichDay 7 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board Day 8 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on boardDay 9 Passau: guided walkDay 10 Melk–Wachau Valley–Vienna: guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, or morning hike; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; free time in ViennaDay 11 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 12 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 13 Budapest: day at leisureDay 14 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill Day 15 Osijek: guided tour Day 16 Belgrade: guided tour; lecture on board Day 17 Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; scenic cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorgeDay 18 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formationsDay 19 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 20 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Brasov: guided sightseeing in BucharestDay 21 Brasov: Brasov guided tour; visit Bran Castle Day 22 Brasov–Bucharest: transfer to Bucharest and guided tour Day 23 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.