Balkan Discovery - Cruise Only Westbound

Day 1 - Bucharest, Romania - Oltenita (Embarkation). In the early afternoon a motorcoach ride takes you to Oltenita, where your river cruise vessel is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. (D)
Day 2 - Rousse, Bulgaria. Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi - Svistov. In Rousse this morning, you may choose to join a Certified Local Guide for an included CITY TOUR, rejoining your ship in time for lunch and enjoying a pleasant afternoon of cruising to Svistov. Alternatively, you may take a full day excursion to the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tarnovo. Situated on three hills surrounding the Yantra River, the city was a natural fortress with ancient stone houses clinging to the steep slopes. The oldest part is Tsarevets Hill, home of the ROYAL FORTRESS, and the Patriarch's Church. Then, journey to Arbanassi. Founded in the 15th century, the historic village of Arbanassi is best known for its examples of Bulgarian Revival architecture and its ETHNOGRAPHICAL MUSEUM, a 400-year-old house preserved as a museum. Visit the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, one of the oldest churches in Arbanassi, and see its outstanding collection of frescoes. Rejoin your ship in Svistov. (B,L,D)
Day 3 - Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik. After breakfast today a Local Guide shows you Vidin, an important Danube port in northwestern Bulgaria. Its medieval FORTRESS, known as "Baba Vidin," served as Vidin's main defensive installation during the Middle Ages and is the only entirely preserved medieval fortress in the country. It is the town's primary landmark and now a fortress museum that has been restored to its former appearance. In nearby Belogradchik view the eclectic group of ROCK FORMATIONS on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains. Sculpted by natural elements for more than 200 million years and with a variety of sizes and shapes, the Belogradchik Rocks are spectacular! (B,L,D)
Day 4 - Iron Gates. Excursion to Lepenski Vir. The TRAJAN TABLE marking the Roman conquest of Dacia and the Serbian fortresses of Golubac and Smederevo are impressive sights on the left bank of the Danube. The most spectacular scenery must surely be the dramatic gorge of the IRON GATES, a narrow and formerly very dangerous passage dividing Europe's Alps in the northwest from the Carpathians in the southeast and forming a natural border between Serbia and Romania. In the afternoon, dock at Donji Milanovac, from where a short drive takes you to the impressive LEPENSKI VIR EXHIBITION CENTER, housing archaeological artifacts found in this area and from where you have unique views of the Danube Gorge. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Belgrade, Serbia. The capital of Serbia is situated at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers. A Local Guide will be proud to show you its main sights, which include St. Sava, the world's largest Orthodox Church; and Marshal Tito's tomb and monument. Also visit the city's principal landmark, KALEMEGDAN FORTRESS, which showcases the history of Belgrade. Built in stages between the 1st and 18th centuries, the fortress witnessed many battles and observed the courage of those trying to defend the city from conquerors. The surrounding park is the most beautiful and largest park in Belgrade. In your free time, be sure to check out the city's lively pedestrian area and charming outdoor cafes. Depart Belgrade during lunchtime, and head for Hungary. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Mohacs, Hungary. Excursion to Pecs. This morning, a GUIDED EXCURSION takes you to Pecs, Hungary's fifth-largest city. Established by the Romans in the 2nd century, this was a flourishing and important town for Christianity by the 4th century. Pecs is also rich in terms of Turkish architecture and offers Turkish mosques, attractive churches, and an enjoyable atmosphere around its restaurants and cafes. Enjoy an ORGAN CONCERT before returning to your ship for lunch and heading to Budapest. (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Budapest (Disembarkation). Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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  Tour Name   Balkan Discovery - Cruise Only Westbound
  Tour Code  
WOB0
  Tour Duration    7 Days
  Start City:   Bucharest
  Price From   USD $2,449.00   See in Cart
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Land Start Date Price From:
2016-10-29 USD $2,449.00 See in Cart
2017-06-15 USD $3,499.00 See in Cart
2017-07-13 USD $3,399.00 See in Cart
2017-07-27 USD $3,399.00 See in Cart
2017-08-24 USD $3,399.00 See in Cart
2017-09-21 USD $3,599.00 See in Cart
2017-10-19 USD $3,299.00 See in Cart
    Port charges:
    $126

    Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

    Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

    Extra nights not available.

    Prices shown above include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck.

    To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

    Category / Decks / Price
    D / Indigo Deck / $171
    B / Sapphire Deck / $899
    A / Sapphire Deck / $942
    P / Royal Deck / $1,028
    Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,628
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • Cruise: deluxe 6-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM
    Day 1 Bucharest - Oltenita (Embarkation): transfer to Oltenita; onboard welcome reception
    Day 2 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi - Svistov: guided sightseeing, visit the Tsarevet's Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse
    Day 3 Vidin - Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin's fortress; excursion to Belogradchik to see the rock formations
    Day 4 Iron Gates: cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site
    Day 5 Belgrade: guided sightseeing in Belgrade, visit Kalemegdan Fortress
    Day 6 Mohacs. Excursion to Pecs: guided sightseeing; organ concert
    Day 7 Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
  • Key Differences
  • AW_Always_Included_Europe_2016
  • Launch Date
  • 04/07/15 8:00pm
  • Meals
    • Captain's welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes
    • Welcome dinner
    • Daily Afternoon Tea
    • Daily Night Fare
    • Farewell dinner
    • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
  • Notes
  • 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.
  • Scenic Highlights
  • Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by local chefs, entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.
    Visit the captivating Lepenski Vir Archaeological Site.
  • Title
  • Balkan Discovery - Cruise Only Westbound
 
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