From The Black Sea To The North Sea – Cruise Only Westbound 2019
Rivers:
Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Countries:
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia
Embark:
Disembark:
Ship:
Avalon Illumination
This enchanting European river cruise from the Danube Delta to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. Glide past quaint towns, beautiful scenery, and historic buildings along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers—and onshore enjoy guided sightseeing and free time to explore. From Romania’s capital of Bucharest, travel to Fetesti and 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 Târnovo.

Visit the Ethnographical Museum, Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, and take pictures of Belogradchik’s eclectic group of rock formations and the spectacular scenery of the Ion Gates.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebration; onboard lecture

Day 3 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum

Day 4 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

Day 5 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress; excursion to Belogradchik to see the rock formations

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

Day 7 Belgrade: guided sightseeing; lecture on board

Day 8 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 9 Budapest: day at leisure

Day 10 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 11 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral

Day 12 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 13 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

Day 14 Passau: guided walk

Day 15 Regensburg: guided walk

Day 16 Roth–Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 17 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall

Day 18 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 19 Main River Village: guided walk

Day 20 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 21 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 22 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 23 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): 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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