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9D8N Balkan Odyssey (WOKY)

9D8N Balkan Odyssey (WOKY)

Per Pax
From: $3163 From: €3012 From: £2585 From: RM13752 From: CAD4098 From: SGD4387 From: AUD4566 From: HKD24919
Bucharest
Avalon Waterways
Happiness flows with Avalon Waterways. Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalize with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions. Cruise Critic named Avalon’s staterooms the best in the business, and yes, we’re blushing a bit. But it’s only because we’ve taken such pride in bringing you river cruising’s only Open-Air BalconySM stateroom design, featuring beds with a view. Rest easy (literally) as you enjoy bigger views, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. With Avalon, the award-winning views are as wide open as the possibilities.
Cities to Visit: Bucharest – Oltenita – Nikopol – Vidin – Donji Milanovac – Golubac – Belgrade – Novi Sad – Ilok – Osijek – Zagreb
Language: English

Tour Deal

~ Cash Savings Offer: SAVE up to US$2,500 per couple
~ BUY 1 FREE 1 on selected 2023 departures
** Both offers are NOT COMBINABLE**



Travel Period: from Now till September 2, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Arbanassi
~ Belgrade
~ Belogradchik
~ Gobulac
~ Iron Gate Gorge
~ Veliko Tarnovo
What To Expect
Begin your Balkan Odyssey before your cruise with an overnight stay in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East.” See the Romanian capital’s the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square, and spend free time browsing the lovely shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard. Embark on your Suite Ship in the town of Oltenita to begin your Danube River cruise through the Balkans, and cruise for Nikopol. See the incredible ancient architecture in Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi, and sail to Vidin, Bulgaria, to marvel at the remarkable rock formations of the Balkan Mountains in Belogradchik. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge, explore the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir, and visit the fascinating Fortress of Golubač. Sail to Belgrade, Serbia, where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet, and discover ancient architecture in Novi Sad. Sail into beautiful Croatia, where a 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition lives on in Ilok. Disembark in Osijek and spend the night in the Croatian capital of Zagreb—dating back to the Roman Empire. This Danube River cruise through the Balkans reveals the beauty of its people and culture across a land of beauty and inspiration.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

    Welcome to Bucharest-The "Paris of the East" The day is yours to relax and enjoy Bucharest.

  • Day 2: BUCHAREST – OLTENITA (EMBARKATION)

    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Bucharest with its tree-lined boulevards, Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square. Travel to Oltenita to board your Avalon Suite Ship this afternoon. Your Adventure begins explore your Avalon Suite Ship this evening and enjoy a dinner on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NIKOPOL

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3: NIKOPOL. VELIKO TARNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION

    ACTIVE - See Nikopol from atop, hike up to a viewpoint with your 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. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4: VIDIN, BULGARIA

    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. This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DONJI MILANOVAC

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

    Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. Sail through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gates Gorge-a natural border between Serbia and Romania. ACTIVE - Explore Donji Milanovac by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour to Lepenski Vir-an important Mesolithic archaeological site chronicling prehistoric cultures, settlements, and art. Enjoy a brief sailing to Golubac. CLASSIC - Visit the Fortress of Golubac, one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: BELGRADE, SERBIA

    ACTIVE - See Belgrade's central walkway with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade-see the city's many fascinating sights, including Saint Sava, one of the world's largest Orthodox churches. Spend free time in Belgrade exploring Knez Mihailova Street. DISCOVERY - Before dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the rich history, destinations, and culture of the Balkan states. This evening, you might like to join an Optional Excursion for an authentic Bohemian Dinner in the Quarter of Skadarlija. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NOVI SAD

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: NOVI SAD – ILOK, CROATIA

    ACTIVE - Enjoy a relaxing walk in Novi Sad with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Novi Sad. Admire its Austro-Hungarian old town, with its baroque buildings, and ancient fortifications. Enjoy a brief cruise to Ilok while having lunch onboard. CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Ilok, with its 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition still thriving and its medieval fortress protected for its Croatian cultural heritage. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OSIJEK

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: OSIJEK (DISEMBARKATION) – ZAGREB

    Disembark your ship this morning and travel to Zagreb. CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Zagreb and discover its rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day. Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city on your own.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 9: DEPART ZAGREB

    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 1 night hotel in Bucharest & Zagreb
~ 6 nights luxurious accommodations in category booked on Avalon cruise
~ 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$2,500 per couple
~ BUY 1 FREE 1 on selected 2023 departures
** Both offers are NOT COMBINABLE**



Travel Period: from Now till September 2, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Arbanassi
~ Belgrade
~ Belogradchik
~ Gobulac
~ Iron Gate Gorge
~ Veliko Tarnovo
What To Expect
Begin your Balkan Odyssey before your cruise with an overnight stay in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East.” See the Romanian capital’s the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square, and spend free time browsing the lovely shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard. Embark on your Suite Ship in the town of Oltenita to begin your Danube River cruise through the Balkans, and cruise for Nikopol. See the incredible ancient architecture in Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi, and sail to Vidin, Bulgaria, to marvel at the remarkable rock formations of the Balkan Mountains in Belogradchik. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge, explore the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir, and visit the fascinating Fortress of Golubač. Sail to Belgrade, Serbia, where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet, and discover ancient architecture in Novi Sad. Sail into beautiful Croatia, where a 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition lives on in Ilok. Disembark in Osijek and spend the night in the Croatian capital of Zagreb—dating back to the Roman Empire. This Danube River cruise through the Balkans reveals the beauty of its people and culture across a land of beauty and inspiration.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

    Welcome to Bucharest-The "Paris of the East" The day is yours to relax and enjoy Bucharest.

  • Day 2: BUCHAREST – OLTENITA (EMBARKATION)

    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Bucharest with its tree-lined boulevards, Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square. Travel to Oltenita to board your Avalon Suite Ship this afternoon. Your Adventure begins explore your Avalon Suite Ship this evening and enjoy a dinner on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NIKOPOL

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3: NIKOPOL. VELIKO TARNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION

    ACTIVE - See Nikopol from atop, hike up to a viewpoint with your 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. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4: VIDIN, BULGARIA

    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. This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DONJI MILANOVAC

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

    Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. Sail through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gates Gorge-a natural border between Serbia and Romania. ACTIVE - Explore Donji Milanovac by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour to Lepenski Vir-an important Mesolithic archaeological site chronicling prehistoric cultures, settlements, and art. Enjoy a brief sailing to Golubac. CLASSIC - Visit the Fortress of Golubac, one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: BELGRADE, SERBIA

    ACTIVE - See Belgrade's central walkway with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade-see the city's many fascinating sights, including Saint Sava, one of the world's largest Orthodox churches. Spend free time in Belgrade exploring Knez Mihailova Street. DISCOVERY - Before dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the rich history, destinations, and culture of the Balkan states. This evening, you might like to join an Optional Excursion for an authentic Bohemian Dinner in the Quarter of Skadarlija. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NOVI SAD

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: NOVI SAD – ILOK, CROATIA

    ACTIVE - Enjoy a relaxing walk in Novi Sad with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Novi Sad. Admire its Austro-Hungarian old town, with its baroque buildings, and ancient fortifications. Enjoy a brief cruise to Ilok while having lunch onboard. CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Ilok, with its 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition still thriving and its medieval fortress protected for its Croatian cultural heritage. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OSIJEK

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: OSIJEK (DISEMBARKATION) – ZAGREB

    Disembark your ship this morning and travel to Zagreb. CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Zagreb and discover its rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day. Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city on your own.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 9: DEPART ZAGREB

    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 1 night hotel in Bucharest & Zagreb
~ 6 nights luxurious accommodations in category booked on Avalon cruise
~ 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: $3163 From: €3012 From: £2585 From: RM13752 From: CAD4098 From: SGD4387 From: AUD4566 From: HKD24919
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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.