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9 DAYS
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 DAYS
Balkan Discovery

Budapest to Bucharest
May to Sep, 2021

Balkan Discovery

May to Sep, 2021 | Budapest to Bucharest

starting from:
$6,414 NOW $3,714 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

May 19, 2021
aboard Passion
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$6,414
$3,714
$
$7,713
$5,013
$
UP TO
$5,400
 

Jun 15, 2021
aboard Illumination
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$6,714
$3,714
$
$8,013
$5,013
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

Aug 11, 2021
aboard Passion
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$6,714
$3,714
$
$8,013
$5,013
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

Sep 22, 2021
aboard Passion
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$6,537
$3,837
$
$7,836
$5,136
$
UP TO
$5,400
 

*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.

Budapest 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)

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)

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

Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS

 

Day 2

(B, L, D)

MOHÁCS

Archaeology, Architecture, and an Ancient Watermill

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

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 ILOK

 

Day 3

(B, L, D)

ILOK, CROATIA

History and Culture of Croatia

Classic
Join a Guided tour of Ilok, with its 1,000-year-old wine making traditions still thriving and its medieval fortress protected for its Croatian cultural heritage.

Enjoy a brief cruise to Novi Sad while having lunch onboard.

NOVI SAD

Classic
Join a Guided Tour of Novi Sad, the second largest town in Serbia. Admire its Austro-Hungarian old town, with its baroque buildings, and ancient fortifications.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE


Day 4

(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.

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

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GOLUBAČ


Day 5

(B, L, D)

GOLUBAČ–DONJI MILANOVAC. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR–IRON GATES GORGE

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

Classic
Visit the Fortress of Golubač, one of the best preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. You’ll hear about its tumultuous history as a border control for defense in the Middle Ages, and a source of conflict between Serbia, the Habsburg Monarchy and the 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 6

(B, L, D)

VIDIN, BULGARIA

Rocks and Ruins—Things of Beauty in Bulgaria

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

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 7

(B, L, D)

ROUSSE. VELIKO TÂRNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION

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 Jog through the park with your Avalon Adventure Host.

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

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OLTENITA


Day 8

(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 9

(B)

BUCHAREST

Your vacation 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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