Danube Splendors With 2 Nights In Prague & 2 Nights In Transylvania

01/19/2020 through 05/15/2020
01/19/2020 through 06/06/2020
Avalon Waterways

Begin your European vacation your way with two nights in the golden city of Prague. Guided sightseeing includes Hradcany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. Enjoy free time as well to explore this exquisite city. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer.

Begin your Avalon YourWay river cruise in Nuremberg. Board your Suite Ship®, and cruise to explore the timbered houses of Roth, or join an excursion to tour Nuremberg’s historic sites, including Kaiserburg Castle or the Nuremberg Rally Grounds. Explore Regensburg, and take a guided walk through the “City of Three Rivers”-Passau-before sailing to the lovely Austrian city of Linz. Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, and cruise to Vienna, “The City of Music,” to explore the historic Habsburg Empire-including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Your European river cruise continues to Budapest-the “Pearl of the Danube.” Tour of the historic town of Mohács, or Pécs, and sail through the remarkable landscapes of the Balkan states of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Visit the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek, and attend a performance by young students of the Franjo Kuhac music school. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, and visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour. See ancient archaeological finds and the amazing Danube Gorge before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge. You’ll cruise through Bulgaria with guided sightseeing in Vidin, Rousse, Veliko Trnovo, Arbanassi, and Belogradchik. Disembark your Danube River cruise for sightseeing in Bucharest, including the Royal Palace Square and Romanian soldier remembrances. You’ll continue to Transylvania for two nights in Brasov. Take a guided tour of the city by day, followed by a tour of Dracula’s Bran Castle by night. You’ll also drive into the Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia to visit the grand Peles Castle.

Included Features:

Day 1 Prague: welcome to Prague

Day 2 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds

Day 3 Prague–Nuremberg (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board; beer tasting on board

Day 5 Regensburg: guided walk

Day 6 Passau–Linz: guided walk in Passau; free time in Linz

Day 7 Melk–Wachau Valley: choice of guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, or guided hike; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley

Day 8 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 9 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 10 Budapest: day at leisure

Day 11 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill

Day 12 Osijek: guided sightseeing; concert performance

Day 13 Belgrade: lecture on board; guided tour

Day 14 Golubac–Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: visit to Golubac fortress; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge

Day 15 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations

Day 16 Rousse–Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi: choice of full day guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Trnovo and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse

Day 17 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Brasov: transfer to Bucharest, guided sightseeing

Day 18 Brasov: Brasov guided tour; visit Bran Castle

Day 19 Brasov–Sinaia–Bucharest: visit Peles Castle

Day 20 Bucharest: your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Prague, Czech Republic
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Day 2 Prague
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Day 3 Prague-nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)
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Day 4 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
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Day 5 Regensburg
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Day 6 Passau
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Day 7 Melk-wachau Valley
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Day 8 Vienna
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Day 9 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 10 Budapest
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Day 11 Mohács
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Day 12 Osijek, Croatia
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Day 13 Belgrade, Serbia
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Day 14 Golubac-donji Milanovac. Excursion To Lepenski Vir-iron Gates Gorge
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Day 15 Vidin, Bulgaria
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Day 16 Rousse. Excursion To Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi
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Day 17 Oltenita, Romania (Disembarkation) – Bucharest
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Day 18 Brasov
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Day 19 Brasov - Sinaia - Bucharest
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Day 20 Bucharest
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