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9D8N Balkan Discovery (WBOB)

9D8N Balkan Discovery (WBOB)

Per Pax
From: $4876 From: €4643 From: £3986 From: RM21200 From: CAD6318 From: SGD6763 From: AUD7038 From: HKD38414
Budapest
Avalon Waterways
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Cities to Visit: Budapest – Mohacs – Ilok – Novi Sad – Belgrade – Golubac – Donji Milanovac – Vidin – Rousse – Oltenita – Bucharest
Language: English

Tour Deal

~ Cash Savings Offer: SAVE up to US$2,000 per couple



Travel Period: from May 9, 2023 till October 5, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Budapest
~ Pecs
~ Iron Gates
~ Belogradchik
~ Nikopol. Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi
What To Expect
Experience the extraordinary destinations of Eastern Europe on this Danube River cruise adventure through the Balkans. You’ll cruise through the rich landscapes and cultural locales of Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest, the lively Hungarian capital, and cruise to Pécs, where you’ll visit underground burial chambers with fascinating murals, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a fascinating guided tour of the Serbian capital of Belgrade, one of the oldest cities in Europe, where the Sava River meets the Danube. Cruise through the dramatic views of Iron Gates Gorge—a natural border between Serbia and Romania. Visit Bulgaria’s Belogradchik, and see the fascinating rock formations sculpted by natural elements for over 200 million years. On an excursion to the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo, you’ll visit Arbanassi’s Church of the Nativity, housing an impressive collection of frescoes. To round out this timeless Eastern European river cruise, you’ll stay in Romania’s vibrant capital of Bucharest, known as the “Paris of the East.” A local expert will show you many of its historical treasures, such as the Arc de Triomphe, built in honor of WWI soldiers.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE 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 MOHACS

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: MOHACS

    Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. ACTIVE - Enjoy an easy bike ride in Mohacs with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Mohacs. Tour the remarkable medieval St. Nicholas Watermill, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of nearby Pecs to see its 4th-century Christian underground tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also enjoy an organ concert on your tour. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ILOK

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: ILOK, CROATIA – NOVI SAD, SERBIA

    CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Ilok. Enjoy a brief cruise to Novi Sad while having lunch onboard. ACTIVE - Enjoy a relaxing walk in Novi Sad with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Novi Sad, the second largest town in Serbia. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: BELGRADE

    ACTIVE - See Belgrade's central walkway with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade 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. This evening, you might like to join an Optional Excursion for an authentic Bohemian Dinner in the Quarter of Skadarlija. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GOLUBAC

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: GOLUBAC – DONJI MILANOVAC – IRON GATES GORGE

    CLASSIC - Visit the Fortress of Golubac, one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. Enjoy a brief sailing to Donji Milanovac. ACTIVE - Explore Donji Milanovac by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour to the Mesolithic archaeological site of Lepenski Vir with unique views 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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: VIDIN, BULGARIA

    Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. ACTIVE - Enjoy an easy hiking experience in Vidin with your Adventure Host, OR: 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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: ROUSSE. VELIKO TARNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION

    ACTIVE - Join a walk through the park with your Avalon Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a full-day Guided Tour to Veliko Tarnovo-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. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OLTENITA

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: OLTENITA, ROMANIA (DISEMBARKATION) – BUCHAREST

    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Bucharest. Spend some free time exploring on your own to visit shops and museums. See the beautiful home and churches along Victory Avenue.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 9: DEPART BUCHAREST

    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ Luxurious accommodations in category booked
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ Safety net protection
~ Airport transfer

Where to Visits

Information

~ Cash Savings Offer: SAVE up to US$2,000 per couple



Travel Period: from May 9, 2023 till October 5, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Budapest
~ Pecs
~ Iron Gates
~ Belogradchik
~ Nikopol. Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi
What To Expect
Experience the extraordinary destinations of Eastern Europe on this Danube River cruise adventure through the Balkans. You’ll cruise through the rich landscapes and cultural locales of Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest, the lively Hungarian capital, and cruise to Pécs, where you’ll visit underground burial chambers with fascinating murals, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a fascinating guided tour of the Serbian capital of Belgrade, one of the oldest cities in Europe, where the Sava River meets the Danube. Cruise through the dramatic views of Iron Gates Gorge—a natural border between Serbia and Romania. Visit Bulgaria’s Belogradchik, and see the fascinating rock formations sculpted by natural elements for over 200 million years. On an excursion to the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo, you’ll visit Arbanassi’s Church of the Nativity, housing an impressive collection of frescoes. To round out this timeless Eastern European river cruise, you’ll stay in Romania’s vibrant capital of Bucharest, known as the “Paris of the East.” A local expert will show you many of its historical treasures, such as the Arc de Triomphe, built in honor of WWI soldiers.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE 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 MOHACS

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: MOHACS

    Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. ACTIVE - Enjoy an easy bike ride in Mohacs with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Mohacs. Tour the remarkable medieval St. Nicholas Watermill, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of nearby Pecs to see its 4th-century Christian underground tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also enjoy an organ concert on your tour. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ILOK

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: ILOK, CROATIA – NOVI SAD, SERBIA

    CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Ilok. Enjoy a brief cruise to Novi Sad while having lunch onboard. ACTIVE - Enjoy a relaxing walk in Novi Sad with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Novi Sad, the second largest town in Serbia. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: BELGRADE

    ACTIVE - See Belgrade's central walkway with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade 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. This evening, you might like to join an Optional Excursion for an authentic Bohemian Dinner in the Quarter of Skadarlija. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GOLUBAC

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: GOLUBAC – DONJI MILANOVAC – IRON GATES GORGE

    CLASSIC - Visit the Fortress of Golubac, one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. Enjoy a brief sailing to Donji Milanovac. ACTIVE - Explore Donji Milanovac by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour to the Mesolithic archaeological site of Lepenski Vir with unique views 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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: VIDIN, BULGARIA

    Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. ACTIVE - Enjoy an easy hiking experience in Vidin with your Adventure Host, OR: 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

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: ROUSSE. VELIKO TARNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION

    ACTIVE - Join a walk through the park with your Avalon Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a full-day Guided Tour to Veliko Tarnovo-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. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OLTENITA

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: OLTENITA, ROMANIA (DISEMBARKATION) – BUCHAREST

    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Bucharest. Spend some free time exploring on your own to visit shops and museums. See the beautiful home and churches along Victory Avenue.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 9: DEPART BUCHAREST

    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ Luxurious accommodations in category booked
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ Safety net protection
~ Airport transfer

Per Pax
From: $4876 From: €4643 From: £3986 From: RM21200 From: CAD6318 From: SGD6763 From: AUD7038 From: HKD38414
Booking Form

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Age below 12

Cancellation Policy

~ 91 days or more prior to departure: deposit forfeited
~ 90 – 60 days prior to departure: 35% of total price
~ 59 – 30 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
~ 29 – 1 days prior to departure: 80% of total price
~ On scheduled departure and later: 100% of total price


Payment Terms

~ Deposit must be received within 7 days of booking.
~ Balance payment must be made 90 days prior to departure.
~ Booking made within 90 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking.