Avalon Waterways
Avalon Passion

Follow the graceful waterways from the Danube Delta through the Balkans, Hungary, and Austria with stunning views along your Danube River cruise. Sail from the Danube Delta of the Black Sea to Hungary’s capital of Budapest to experience river views like no other.

Begin your European vacation before your cruise with an overnight stay and sightseeing in Bucharest, including the Royal Palace Square and Romanian soldier remembrances. You’ll continue to Transylvania for two nights in Brasov for a guided tour by day, and a visit to Dracula’s Bran Castle by night. Drive into the Carpathian ountains to visit Peles Castle.

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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Bucharest: welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest–Brasov: guided sightseeing in Bucharest

Day 3 Brasov: guided tour of Brasov; guided visit of Dracula’s Bran Castle

Day 4 Sinaia–Fetesti (Embarkation): visit Peles Castle; transfer to ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 5 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta: km 0 celebration

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

Day 7 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse

Day 8 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress and see the rock formations in Belogradchik

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

Day 10 Belgrade: guided sightseeing

Day 11 Osijek: guided tour; concert performance

Day 12 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 13 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 14 Budapest: day at leisure

Day 15 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral

Day 16 Vienna: guided tour, see the Kuntskammer’s collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or a complimentary museum ticket

Day 17 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting

Day 18 Linz: guided walk

Day 19 Passau: guided walk

Day 20 Deggendorf (Disembarkation): 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.
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