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Balkan Discovery With 1 Night In Budapest, 1 Night In Bucharest & 2 Nights In Transylvania on Avalon Passion

Cruise, River cruise, Small Ship/Yacht
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See the highlights of Eastern Europe on this Balkan river cruise adventure along the Danube River! This vacation has something for everybody—relaxing time on your ship and stops in the most fascinating cities, with free time and guided sightseeing—so you don’t miss a thing! You’ll begin with two overnights in the lively Hungarian capital of Budapest. See the iconic statues of Heroes’ Square, and with free time, explore the lovely lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion. Sail into beautiful Croatia, enjoy a guided sightseeing in Vukovar and discover Ilok with its 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, where the Sava River meets the Danube. The lively pedestrian boulevard of Knez Mihailova is dotted with historical buildings and charming cafés and you’ll see St. Sava, the world’s largest Orthodox Church. Continue your river cruise through the dramatic views of Iron Gates Gorge, visit Belogradchik’s fascinating rock formations, and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo. In Arbanassi, visit the Church of the Nativity, housing an impressive collection of frescoes. From Oltenita, transfer to Bucharest for guided sightseeing. Known as the “Paris of the East,” a local expert will show you many of its historical treasures, such as the Arc de Triomphe. Take a trip to Transylvania to visit the Bran Castle—of Dracula Fame—the city of Brasov, and beautiful Peles Castle.

About Avalon Passion
About Avalon Waterways
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No other fleet of river cruise ships offers you a view of the world like Avalon Suite Ships,® featuring Avalon Panorama SuitesSM. Thirty percent larger than the industry standard, they’re actually river cruising's only Open–Air Balcony® — with nothing between you and the view. While other river cruise cabins are designed with beds against a wall for a view of another wall, our Comfort Collection BedsSM actually face the view with the widest-opening, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows in river cruising. Think of it as a view with a room!
Apr 27, 2025 through
May 08, 2025
Apr 23, 2025 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$4,977.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $250.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
Jun 24, 2025 through
Jul 05, 2025
Jun 20, 2025 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$5,177.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $250.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
Aug 21, 2025 through
Sep 01, 2025
Aug 17, 2025 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$5,527.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Budapest, Hungary
2 Budapest (Embarkation)
3 Vukovar
4 Novi Sad, Serbia
5 Belgrade
6 Golubac – Donji Milanovac. Excursion To Lepenski Vir – Iron Gates Gorge
7 Vidin, Bulgaria
8 Rousse. Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi Excursion
9 Oltenita, Romania (Disembarkation) – Bucharest – Brasov
10 Brasov
11 Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest
12 Bucharest
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.