The Danube From Croatia to the Black Sea


Members from: $3,429 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $3,490 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    River Cruising

  • Destination

    United Kingdom & Europe

  • Supplier

    Avalon Waterways

  • Booking Code

    WKOY

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • Meals
    Breakfast: 8 Lunch: 5 Dinner: 6

  • Transport
    State-of-the-art, luxurious river cruise vessels
    with modern services and amenities

  • Accommodation
    Deluxe outside accommodations with Avalon’s
    exclusive Comfort Collection Beds


Highlights


Discover the beauty of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania with a Danube River cruise from Croatia to the Black Sea. Spend one night in Zagreb before boarding your Avalon Suite Ship bound for Belgrade, Serbia. Here, explore the city where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge after visiting the fascinating Fortress of Golubač. Visit the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir. Sail to Vidin, Bulgaria, to marvel at the remarkable rock formations of the Balkan Mountains in Belogradchik. See the incredible ancient architecture in Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi, and take a guided tour of Constanta on Romania’s Black Sea—with a wealth of Roman history.

Disembark your Suite Ship and spend the night in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East.” See the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square, and spend free time browsing the shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard. A fascinating Danube River cruise through the beautiful Balkans.

Itinerary


Day 1: Zagreb, Croatia

Welcome to Croatia! The day is yours to relax and enjoy Zagreb. Spend some free time exploring this

fascinating city on your own to discover its Austro-Hungarian architecture. Do not miss pedestrianfriendly Tkal'i'eva Street, lined with outdoor cafes.

Day 2: Zagreb

Roman History in the Croatian Capital CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of the Croatian capital city of Zagreb and discover its rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day. Travel to Osijek to board your Avalon Suite Ship this afternoon. OSIJEK (EMBARKATION): Your Balkan Adventure Begins Explore your Avalon Suite Ship this evening and enjoy a dinner on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE BELGRADE (B,D)

Day 3: Belgrade, Serbia

Fortresses and Folklore Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. ACTIVE - See Belgrade's central walkway with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade-where the Danube and Sava Rivers converge-and see the city's many fascinating sights, including Saint Sava, one of the world's largest Orthodox churches. Spend free time in Belgrade exploring Knez Mihailova Street-Belgrade's central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafes, shops, and cultural spots. DISCOVERY - Before dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the rich history, destinations, and culture of the Balkan states. This evening, you might like to join an Optional Excursion for an authentic Bohemian Dinner in the Quarter of Skadarlija. OVERNIGHT

CRUISE TO GOLUBAC (B,L,D)

Day 4: Golubac Donji Milanovac. Excursion to Lepenski Vir Iron Gates Gorge

A Formidable Fortress CLASSIC - Visit the Fortress of Golubac, one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. . You'll hear about its tumultuous history as a border control defense in the Middle Ages, and a source of conflict between Serbia, the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire. Enjoy a brief sailing to Donji Milanovac. DONJI MILANOVAC: Prehistoric Stones and Iron Gates Gorge ACTIVE - Explore Donji Milanovac by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour to Lepenski Vir-an important Mesolithic archaeological site chronicling prehistoric cultures, settlements, and art. Marvel at the ancient discoveries and artifacts, as well as the unique views the site affords of the Danube Gorge. Sail through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gates Gorge-a natural border between Serbia and Romania. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN

(B,L,D)

Day 5: Vidin, Bulgaria

Rocks, Ruins and Beauty in Bulgaria Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. CLASSIC - Join Guided Sightseeing in Vidin, followed by a Guided Tour of Belogradchik. Marvel at the remarkable rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains, sculpted by 200 million

years of natural elements. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROUSSE (B,L,D)

Day 6: Rousse. Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi Excursion

Cliff Houses and Revival Architecture ACTIVE - Explore Ruse's old town by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a full-day Guided Tour to the former Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tarnovowith 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, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bulgaria's largest inland port and

visit its impressive Holy Trinity Church. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONSTANTA (B,L,D)

Day 7: Constanta, Romania

Natural History at Black Sea Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. Enjoy a leisurely sailing morning. ACTIVE - Experience Constanta by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour to Constanta, the most important commercial centre in Romania, situated on the Black Sea. Visit the Natural History and Archeological Museum to discover

the history of early Romanian cultures. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CERNAVODA (B,L,D)

Day 8: Cernavoda (Disembarkation) Bucharest

A Night in Bucharest-the "Paris of the East" Disembark your ship this morning and travel to Bucharest. C% 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 Squarethe scene of the city's 1989 riots to overthrow the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. 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. (B)

Day 9: Bucharest

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


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Disclaimer


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