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14 DAYS
14
 DAYS
DANUBE SERENADE

Passau to Bucharest
Apr - Aug, 2020

DANUBE SERENADE

Apr - Aug, 2020 | Passau to Bucharest

starting from:
$7,550 NOW $6,150 CAD
w/ FREE Roundtrip AIR*, Taxes & Fees Included
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INCLUDES


  • FREE Roundtrip AIR* (select Canadian gateways)
  • With 1-Night Hotel in Bucharest
  • FREE Pre-paid Gratuities
    (value of $22 CAD/person/day)
  • FREE Drinks
    Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks w/ Onboard Lunch & Dinner
  • FREE Shipboard Credit
    (up to US$**)
  • FREE WiFi
  • FREE Guided Tours
  • FREE Bicycles for checkout
  • ALL Government Taxes & Fees Included
  • PLUS Travel Insurance
    Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption
    NO AGE LIMIT | NO MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE | PRE-EXISTING CONDITION WAIVED
    See: Summary of Coverage / Insurance Policy/ Resolution Policy
Cruise Connections Specials (CAD)
w/ FREE Roundtrip AIR*, Taxes & Fees Included
Date
FROM / PER PERSON
Deluxe
FROM /
PER PERSON
Panorama
FROM /
PER PERSON
Savings
PER COUPLE

Apr 09, 2020
aboard Passion
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$7,550
$6,150
$
$9,777
$8,377
$
UP TO
$2,800
 

May 07, 2020
aboard Passion
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$8,835
$7,435
$
$11,148
$9,748
$
UP TO
$2,800
 

Jun 04, 2020
aboard Passion
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$8,835
$7,435
$
$10,721
$9,321
$
UP TO
$2,800
 

Jul 02, 2020
aboard Passion
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$-
$-
$
$10,917
$9,517
$
UP TO
$2,800
 

Aug 27, 2020
aboard Passion
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$-
$-
$
$11,223
$9,823
$
UP TO
$2,800
 

*Roundtrip Air is based on economy Air from Toronto and Vancouver. Call for other gateways. Air offer and pricing may vary across gateways, saildates and itineraries.

Passau to Bucharest

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.

Day-By-Day Itinerary

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner


Day 1

(D)

DEGGENDORF, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

Flights into Munich must arrive by 2 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

EVENING CRUISE TO LINZ

 

Day 2

(B, L, D)

LINZ–MAUTHAUSEN, AUSTRIA

Fall in Love with Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte

Classic
Take a Guided Walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering white marble Trinity Column, OR:


Active
Join a Guided Hike up to Mount Pöstlingberg to get an incredible bird’s-eye view of Linz and the mighty Danube River.

Enjoy a brief sailing to Mauthausen while having lunch.

You may choose to join an Optional Excursion to Mauthausen Concentration Camp.

Enjoy sailing on your way to Ybbs tonight. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN YBBS

 

Day 3

(B, L, D)

WACHAU VALLEY–KREMS

An Ancient Village and Wachau Valley Vintages

Relax on board this morning and enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Krems.

Classic
Join a guided walk to explore this small valley town, seemingly untouched by the new world, OR:


Discovery
Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting.

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO VIENNA

 

Day 4

(B, L, D)

VIENNA

A Feast for the Soul in Vienna

Classic
Venture into the Habsburg empire with a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex — the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Optional tours today include a Guided Tour of magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence of Habsburg royalty. You may also choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

Alternatively you can choose to spend your free time strolling through Kärtnerstrasse, the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna; stop in a local café to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA

 

Day 5

(B, L, D)

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals to Castles

Classic
Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral.


Active
Grab Nordic walking sticks and follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a Hike to Bratislava Castle.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

 

Day 6

(B, L, D)

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

Classic
Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

Take free time to enjoy Budapest’s famed thermal baths. You can also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. Take time to explore the city’s cafés, pubs, and nightlife at your leisure.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS

 

Day 7

(B, L, D)

MOHÁCS

Archaeology, Architecture, and an Ancient Watermill

Classic
Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Mohács—the quiet Danube harbor town with its historical memorial parks, statues, and distinctive churches. Tour the remarkable medieval St. Nicholas Watermill—one of only a few remaining watermills performing stone-ground grain processing, OR:


Classic
Take a Guided Tour of nearby Pécs to see its 4th-century Christian underground tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with fascinating murals. You’ll also enjoy an organ concert on your tour.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OSIJEK

 

Day 8

(B, L, D)

OSIJEK, CROATIA

History and Culture of Croatia

Classic
Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of the city of Osijek, located at the confluence of the Danube and Drava Rivers. Visit Tvrđa, the most well preserved fortress of Croatia, home of many educational institutions.


Discovery
Attend a musical concert performed by the talented young artists of the music school of Osijek at Franjo Kuhac.

This afternoon you might join a Guided Optional Excursion to Vukovar.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE

 

Day 9

(B, L, D)

BELGRADE, SERBIA

Fortresses and Folklore of Serbia Past and Present

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.


Discovery
Attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the rich history, destinations, and culture of the Balkan states.

Spend your free time exploring the city on your own this afternoon on Knez Mihailova Street—Belgrade’s central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship before dinner.

This evening, you might like to join an Optional authentic Bohemian Dinner in the Quarter of Skadarlija.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GOLUBAC

 

Day 10

(B, L, D)

GOLUBAC—DONJI MILANOVAC. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR— IRON GATES GORGE

Ancient Art, Archaeological Artifacts, and Gauntlet of the Iron Gates

Classic
Visit the Fortress of Golubac, one of the best preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. For the most part, the fortress was a sort of “a border control” of the past and couple of time was a knot of conflicts between Serbia, Habsburg Monarchy and Ottoman Empire.

Enjoy a brief sailing to Donji Milanovac.

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


Day 11

(B, L, D)

VIDIN, BULGARIA

Rocks and Ruins—Things of Beauty in Bulgaria

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

 

Day 12

(B, L, D)

ROUSSE. EXCURSION TO VELIKO TÂRNOVO & ARBANASSI

Cliff Houses, Castle Ruins, Fortresses, and Folklore

Classic
Join a full-day Guided Tour to the former Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo—with 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, OR:


Active
Join a walk through the park with your Avalon Adventure Host.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OLTENITA

 

Day 13

(B)

OLTENITA, ROMANIA (DISEMBARKATION)–BUCHAREST

A Night in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East”

Classic
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 Square—the 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, cafés, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue.

 

Day 14

(B)

BUCHAREST

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

 


  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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