Grand Danube Cruise With 2 Nights Transylvania 2019
Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia
Your picturesque Danube River cruise begins with two nights in the Czech Republic’s Golden City of Prague. You’ll travel to Regensburg, then board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Deggendorf to sail on to Passau. Enjoy Passau, the “City of Three Rivers,” and sail through the Danube’s remarkable Schlögen Oxbow curve on your way to Linz.

Cruising into Austria, you’ll visit Linz, Melk, and Dürnstein. You’ll see spectacular Vienna, and sail to Slovakia to see Bratislava and St. Martin’s Cathedral, then on to the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Your Danube cruise ventures on to the Balkans and sails through the incredible Iron Gates Gorge and a number of extraordinary Balkan destinations, incuding Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Prague: welcome to Prague

Day 2 Prague:
guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds

Day 3 Prague—Regensburg, Germany—Deggendorf (Embarkation):
travel by motorcoach to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; transfer to Deggendorf; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Passau:
guided walk

Day 5 Linz, Austria:
guided sightseeing

Day 6 Melk—Wachau Valley—Dürnstein:
guided visit of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; wine tasting

Day 7 Vienna:
guided tour, see Kunstkammer collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or a complimentary museum ticket

Day 8 Bratislava:
guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral

Day 9 Budapest:
guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 10 Budapest:
day at leisure

Day 11 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs:
choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill

Day 12 Belgrade:
lecture on board; guided tour

Day 13 Donji Milanovac—Iron Gates:
visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge

Day 14 Cetate—Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: visit the cultural port in Cetate; excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations

Day 15 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 of Rousse

Day 16 Oltenita (Disembarkation)—Bucharest:
guided sightseeing in Bucharest

Day 17 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania—Brasov:
guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle

Day 18 Brasov–Bucharest:
guided tour in Brasov; visit to Peles Castle

Day 19 Bucharest:
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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