2019 : From the Black Sea to the North Sea with 2 Nights Transylvania (WOAE) - Illumination

26 Day River Cruise Bucharest to Amsterdam

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 Tarnovo. Visit 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.

Your Danube River cruise takes you to the capitals of four countries: Belgrade, Serbia; Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria, where Local Guides will show you the highlights and you'll have time to explore on your own. In the heart of the Wachau wine region, go on a guided walk of charming Durnstein, and later visit Melk's famous Benedictine Abbey. In Germany, there's guided sightseeing in Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, and Wurzburg. Cruise the Main Danube Canal, and pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge-the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water.

This river cruise vacation concludes in Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam where you get a unique perspective of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city's "Golden Age." Experience the Danube River like never before, with the special experiences and discoveries awaiting from the Black Sea to the North Sea-beginning with the legendary landscape and stories of mysterious and beautiful Transylvania.

Cruise at-a-Glance

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 in Constanta
Day 7 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi: Guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, 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; 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; lecture on board
Day11 Mohacs. Excursion to Pecs: Guided tour and organ concert in Pecs
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 Durnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: Choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Durnstein; 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 Wurzburg: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
Day 22 Main River Village: Guided walk
Day 23 Rudesheim-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

Always Included

You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that's just a bit different.

Here are just some of the features and amenities you'll experience on board our Avalon ships. See the Ship Amenities Section below for more information about the amenities in our fleet's unique ships.

Throughout the Ship:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Panoramic windows
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

    Suites & Staterooms:

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L'Occitane bath products
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • And, much more.

    Health & Fitness:

  • Bikes
  • Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Fitness and wellness activities
  • Fitbits®
  • All through your Avalon Adventure HostSM

    Dining

  • FlexDiningSM for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our main Dining Room
  • Avalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast options
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Alternative light lunch or Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
  • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the main Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
  • Alternative Panorama Bistro dinner, featuring regional specialties and small plates
  • Captain's welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapes
  • Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
  • Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day

    AVALON CHOICE

    Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
    Classic
    Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You'll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
    Discovery
    We've found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
    Active
    Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

  • Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.

    Day-By-Day Itinerary

    (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner

    Day 1
    BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
    Welcome to Bucharest-the "Paris of the East"The day is yours to relax and enjoy Bucharest. Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city on your own to discover its trendy shops, cafes, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue.

    Day 2
    (B, L, D)
    BUCHAREST. EXCURSION TO TRANSYLVANIA-BRASOV
    Depart Bucharest for Bran Castle of Dracula lore. Take a Guided Tour of the 1377 legendary home of the famed Romanian vampire. Continue to Brasov for the night.

    Day 3
    (B, L)
    BRASOV-BUCHAREST
    Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Brasov, followed by an afternoon drive into the Carpathians to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle.

    Day 4
    (B, D)
    BUCHAREST
    Beautiful Boulevards and Bold History
    Classic
    Take a Guided Tour of the Romanian capital city of Bucharest with its tree-lined boulevards and Arc de Triomphe-honoring WWI Romanian soldiers. See the Royal Palace Square-the scene of the city's 1989 riots to overthrow the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
    Travel to Fetesti to board your Avalon Suite Ship® this afternoon.
    FETESTI (EMBARKATION)
    Your Balkan Adventure Begins
    Explore your Avalon Suite Ship® this evening and enjoy a dinner on board.
    Discovery
    After dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the Danube Delta.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ST. GHEORGHE

    Day 5
    (B, L, D)
    ST. GHEORGHE. EXCURSION TO THE DANUBE DELTA
    From the Black Forest to the Black Sea
    Classic
    Join a small-boat Guided Tour of the best preserved of Europe's deltas-2,200 square miles of rivers, canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and reed islands.
    Discovery
    Enjoy a Special Celebration to mark "Kilometer 0"-the end of the Danube River's 2,845 km journey-from the source in the Black Forest of Bavaria to its delta into the Black Sea.
    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CERNAVODA

    Day 6
    (B, L, D)
    CERNAVODA. EXCURSION TO CONSTANTA
    Romanian Commerce and Cultural Legacies on the Black Sea
    Classic
    Join a Guided Tour to Constanta, the most important commercial center in Romania, situated on the Black Sea. Visit the Natural History and Archeological Museum to discover the history of early Romanian cultures.
    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROUSSE

    Day 7
    (B, L, D)
    ROUSSE, BULGARIA
    Fortresses and Fountains in Bulgaria's "Little Vienna"
    Classic
    Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bulgaria's largest inland port and visit its impressive Holy Trinity Church, OR:
    Active
    Join a Run through the park with your Avalon Adventure Host.
    Sail to Svistov, OR:
    Classic
    Join a full-day Guided Tour to the former Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tarnovo-with its ancient stone houses clinging to the cliffs above the Yantra River. Discover one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria (circa 4300 BC), as well as the Bulgarian Revival architecture in the 15th-century town of Arbanassi. Later, join your ship in Svistov.
    This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN

    Day 8
    (B, L, D)
    VIDIN
    Rocks and Ruins-Things of Beauty in Bulgaria
    Classic
    Join a Guided Tour to Belogradchik to see the remarkable rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains, sculpted by 200 million years of nature's elements.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DONJI MILANOVAC

    Day 9
    (B, L, D)
    DONJI MILANOVAC, SERBIA-IRON GATES GORGE. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR
    Ancient Art, Archaeological Artifacts, and Gauntlet of the Iron Gates
    Sail through the spectacular Iron Gates Gorge-a natural border between Serbia and Romania.
    Classic
    Join a Guided Tour to Lepenski Vir-an important Mesolithic archaeological site chronicling prehistoric cultures, settlements, and art.
    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE

    Day 10
    (B, L, D)
    BELGRADE, SERBIA
    Fortresses and Folklore of Serbia Past and Present
    Classic
    Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade-where the Danube and Sava Rivers converge.
    Discovery
    Attend an onboard Lecture about the rich history and culture of the Balkan states.
    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship before dinner.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS

    Day 11
    (B, L, D)
    MOHÁCS, HUNGARY
    Archaeological Tombs and Turkish Architecture
    Classic
    Take a Guided Tour to nearby Pecs to see its 4th-century Christian underground tombs, murals, and Turkish architecture. You'll also enjoy an organ concert on your tour.
    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

    Day 12
    (B, L, D)
    BUDAPEST
    The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe
    The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe's shining city on the Danube.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

    Day 13
    (B, L, D)
    BUDAPEST
    The Danube's Shining Pearl and Heroes' Pride
    Classic
    Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes' Square.
    The afternoon is free to enjoy Budapest on your own. Be sure to savor a piece of cream cake in the world-famous Gerbeaud Cafe. Consider a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA

    Day 14
    (B, L, D)
    BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
    Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture
    Classic
    Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Old Town's cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the gothic halls of St. Martin's Cathedral-Kingdom of Hungary's centuries-old coronation church, OR:
    Active
    Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle.
    Alternatively, in your free time take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

    Day 15
    (B, L, D)
    VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections
    Classic
    Step into the legendary Habsburg Empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex-the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral.
    Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace-the Habsburg empire summer home for 300 years.
    You may also take a tram to Austria's Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN

    Day 16
    (B, L, D)
    DÜRNSTEIN -WACHAU VALLEY
    Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones
    Classic
    Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart-who was imprisoned in the castle above the village, OR:
    Active
    Take a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins for a spectacular view of the Wachau Valley.
    Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk.
    MELK
    Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley
    Classic
    Take a Guided Tour of Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.
    Discovery
    Later, enjoy a Wine Tasting on board as you prepare to sail to Passau.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

    Day 17
    (B, L, D)
    PASSAU, GERMANY
    The Three Rivers of Medieval Passau
    Classic
    Join an afternoon Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers."
    Alternatively, consider a Guided Optional Excursion such as a full day in Salzburg-the city of Mozart.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

    Day 18
    (B, L, D)
    REGENSBURG
    Magical Regensburg-Bavaria's Medieval Miracle
    Classic
    Join a Guided City Walk and see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria-built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.
    You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH

    Day 19
    (B, L, D)
    ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
    Living Heritage and History Lessons
    Discovery
    While sailing to Roth, enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal-linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.
    Classic
    Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth-with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge, Schloss Ratibor, OR:
    Classic
    Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg's medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:
    Classic
    Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds-used by the Third Reich.
    Tonight, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Bamberg.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

    Day 20
    (B, L, D)
    BAMBERG
    One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills
    Classic
    Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.
    Enjoy live entertainment onboard while sailing this evening.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

    Day 21
    (B, L, D)
    WÜRZBURG
    A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon
    Classic
    Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the "Pearl of the Romantic Road" with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop's Residenz-with the largest known ceiling fresco.
    On your own you may explore the city or enjoy a smoked beer. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

    Day 22
    (B, L, D)
    MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
    Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village
    Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.
    Classic
    Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Main River village.
    Spend free time riding a bike through the beautiful villages on the Main River shores. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment as you cruise to Rudesheim.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

    Day 23
    (B, L, D)
    RÜDESHEIM-RHINE GORGE
    Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
    Discovery
    Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:
    Active
    Take a Hike up to the Niederwald Monument with your Avalon Adventure Host.
    Discovery
    Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
    This afternoon cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of The Lorelei-where the mythological siren lured ill-fated sailors to shore.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

    Day 24
    (B, L, D)
    COLOGNE
    Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland's Capital City
    Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.
    Classic
    Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne-explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral, OR:
    Discovery
    Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites.
    Enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years! Local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.
    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

    Day 25
    (B, L, D)
    AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
    Colorful Amsterdam-with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age
    Classic
    Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age."
    Spend free time on your own to explore the colorful cafes, galleries, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    Day 26
    (B)
    AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    Notes

  • 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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    Cruise Line
    Avalon Waterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2018
    Duration
    26 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Illumination

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Bucharest  
    Day 2Bucharest  
    Day 3Bucharest  
    Day 4Fetesti  
    Day 5St. Gheorghe  
    Day 6Cernavoda  
    Day 7Rousse  
    Day 8Belogradchik  
    Day 9Donji Milanovac  
    Day 10Belgrade  
    Day 11Mohacs  
    Day 12Budapest  
    Day 13Budapest  
    Day 14Bratislava  
    Day 15Vienna  
    Day 16Melk  
    Day 17Passau  
    Day 18Regensburg  
    Day 19Nuremberg  
    Day 20Bamberg  
    Day 21Wurzburg  
    Day 22Main River Village  
    Day 23Rhine Gorge  
    Day 24Cologne  
    Day 25Amsterdam  
    Day 26Amsterda  
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
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    Disclaimer

    Port charges:
    $572

    Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

    Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

    Extra nights per person in Bucharest:
    in single room from $153 to $240, in twin room from $82 to $139

    Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
    in single room from $204 to $387, in twin room from $132 to $227

    All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

    To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

    Category / Decks / Price
    D / Indigo Deck / $625
    B / Sapphire Deck / $3611
    A / Sapphire Deck / $3768
    P / Royal Deck / $4083
    Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $6911

    Prices shown are "starting at" prices and do not include airfare.

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