20 Days Danube from the Black Sea to Germany For Wine Lovers

Bucharest to Deggendorf

20 Days Danube from the Black Sea to Germany For Wine Lovers

Departure Date
October 12, 2023
Multiple Dates Available
Supplier
Avalon Waterways
Destination
Europe
Ship
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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 at the Black Sea to Hungary’s capital of Budapest to experience river views like no other. Begin your European vacation before your cruise in Transylvania. Drive into the Carpathian Mountains to visit Peles Castle, visit Dracula’s Bran Castle by night, spend two nights in Brasov and enjoy a guided tour by day. Enjoy sightseeing in Bucharest, including the Royal Palace Square and Romanian soldier remembrances. Travel to Cernavodă to embark on your Danube River cruise, beginning with the Danube Delta preserve.Sail through the striking landscapes of the Balkans—Rousse, Bulgaria, Veliko Târnovo, and Arbanassi, one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria. Guided sightseeing in Vidin is followed by a guided tour of Belogradchik, with its ancient rock formations on the Balkan Mountains. After cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge, visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour with ancient archaeological finds. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, including one of the world’s largest Orthodox churches, and see the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek. You’ll also attend a stirring performance by young students of the Franjo Kuhač music school. On the second portion of your cruise, a Master of Wine will travel with you to host lectures, tastings, and tips on food-and-wine pairing. Tour the historic town of Pécs before sightseeing in the Hungarian capital of Budapest with a visit to a local wine cellar.Enjoy guided sightseeing of Vienna’s historic Habsburg Empire—including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Take a guided tour of delightful Dürnstein and explore Melk’s Benedictine Abbey above the vineyard-rich Wachau Valley, where you can taste some of the local wines. Visit Austria’s lovely city of Linz, then pass through the beautiful Schlögen Oxbow river bend on your way to Passau—Germany’s “City of Three Rivers.” Your Danube River cruise concludes in Deggendorf, Germany.

What's Included?

Your Cruise

  • 18 Day River Cruise
  • Taxes

CruisePlus Bonus

  • Travel Credit -Ask us for Details

Avalon Booking Bonus

  • Black Friday Sale: FREE Prepaid Gratuities (Offer expires Nov 28, 2022)
  • 2 Night Hotel in Transylvania
  • Receive $699 Airfare from Select Canadian Cities
  • Save $1700 per couple ( included in price)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • SkyDeck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area, and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge
Cruise & Hotel
Panaroma Suite 15,451pp
Pricing is per person, in CAD and based on double occupancy. Additional terms & conditions apply.

Highlights & Sightseeing

Europe - Hungary - Budapest - Fisherman's Bastion

Built in the early 20th century in a neo-Gothic style, the seven towers were built for the panoramic view of of Margret Island across the Danube. It was named after the Guild of Fisherman, who were responsible for guarding this portion of the Danube during the Middle Ages.

Europe - Austria - Vienna - Hofburg Palace

Hofburg Palace is a magnificent palatial complex that pays tribute to the power and influence of the Habsburg dynasty and served as the main winter palace for the rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for hundreds of years.

Europe - Hungary - Budapest - Dohany Street Synagogue

The synagogue was built between 1854 and 1859 in the Moorish Revival style, and is one of the largest in the world outside of Isreal. The torah-ark and the internal frescoes made of colored and golden geometric shapes are the works of the famous Hungarian romantic architect Frigyes Feszl.

Itinerary

Day 1 Bucharest:Welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest–Sinaia–Brasov:Visit Peles Castle

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

Day 4 Brasov–Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation):Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; transfer to ship; onboard welcome reception

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

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

Day 7 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi:Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and to the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, or guided sightseeing in Rousse, or walk in the park with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Vidin–Belogradchik:Choice of guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress and see the rock formations in Belogradchik or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 9 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac–Golubač:Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or bike with your Adventure Host; visit to Golubač fortress

Day 10 Belgrade:Choice of guided sightseeing or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture

Day 11 Novi Sad–Ilok:Choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; Ilok guided tour Day 12 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: Guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 12 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs:Choice of guided tour and organ concert in Pécs or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill

Day 13 Budapest:Choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square and visit a wine cellar or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 14 Budapest:Day at leisure

Day 15 Bratislava:Choice of guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or hike up to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture on wine and tasting

Day 16 Vienna:Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 17 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Ybbs. Excursion to Melk:Choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein or visit a local wine cellar; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, Ybbs city sightseeing; onboard wine and cheese tasting

Day 18 Linz:Guided sightseeing, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column

Day 19 Passau:Schlögen Oxbow scenic cruising; onboard wine and chocolate tasting; choice of guided tour or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 20 Deggendorf (Disembarkation):Your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary information may change anytime without notice and may not be reflected on this page.

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Terms & conditions

New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted (CAD), based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise.

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Offer Last Updated: Nov 21, 2022

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