Avalon Waterways
Avalon Artistry II

This enchanting Danube river cruise from the Danube Delta to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. Glide past quaint towns, beautiful views, and historic buildings along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers—and onshore enjoy guided sightseeing and free time to explore. From Fetesti set sail for the mouth of the Danube River and the exquisite Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo. Visit the Ethnographical Museum, Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, and take pictures of Belogradchik’s eclectic group of rock formatins and the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates.

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From The Black Sea To The North Sea 2020
Countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, Romania, Serbia
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Bucharest: welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebration

Day 4 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta

Day 5 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse, or jogging tour in Rousse

Day 6 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress; and see the rock formations in Belogradchik

Day 7 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site

Day 8 Belgrade: guided sightseeing

Day 9 Osijek: guided tour; concert performance

Day 10 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 11 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 12 Budapest–Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava

Day 13 Vienna: guided tour

Day 14 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on board

Day 15 Passau: guided walk

Day 16 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on board

Day 17 Roth: onboard lecture; choice of guided sightseeing in Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 18 Nuremberg: Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz

Day 19 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard lecture

Day 20 Volkach—Kitzingen: guided tours

Day 21 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 22 Main River Village: guided tour

Day 23 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour, see the Great Vat

Day 24 Rüdesheim–Koblenz: special treat; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or guided hike in Rüdesheim; free time in Koblenz

Day 25 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 26 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 27 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your cruise 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.
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