Avalon Waterways
Avalon Illumination

This enchanting European river cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. In Transylvania, visit Bran Castle of Dracula fame. Then, enjoy guided sightseeing of Brasov and visit Peles Castle in Sinaia—considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. In Romania’s lively capital, Bucharest, you’ll see the Arc de Triomphe, and the historical Royal Palace Square. Travel to Fetesti and set sail for the mouth of the Danube River.

Visit the exquisite Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy guided sightseeing in Constanta and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Târnovo. Vsit the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi and take pictures of Belogradchik’s eclectic group of rock formations and the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates.

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From The Black Sea To The North Sea With 2 Nights Transylvania 2019
Rivers: Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Bucharest: welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania–Brasov: guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle

Day 3 Brasov–Bucharest: guided sightseeing in Brasov and Peles Castle

Day 4 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception

Day 5 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebration; onboard lecture

Day 6 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum

Day 7 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 8 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress; excursion to Belogradchik to see the rock formations

Day 9 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site

Day 10 Belgrade: guided sightseeing; lecture on board

Day11 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 12 Budapest: day at leisure

Day 13 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 14 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral

Day 15 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 16 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 17 Passau: guided walk

Day 18 Regensburg: guided walk

Day 19 Roth–Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 20 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall

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

Day 22 Main River Village: guided walk

Day 23 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 24 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 25 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 26 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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