2019 : From the Danube Delta to Prague with Habsburg Royalty & 2 Nights Berlin (WODB-T1) - Passion

21 Day River Cruise Bucharest to Berlin

From the "Paris of the East" in Bucharest, Romania, to the "Golden City" of Prague, in the Czech Republic, this Danube river cruise is an odyssey of new discoveries to treasure. Begin in Bucharest for a tour of the capital's boulevards, Arc de Triomphe, Royal Palace Square, and historic sites from a dramatic history.

You'll sail overnight to St. Gheorghe for an excursion to the Danube Delta at the entrance to the Black Sea. Join a small-boat guided tour of the delta's rivers, canals, and marshes. Enjoy a special "Kilometer 0" celebration of the mighty Danube's 2,845km journey from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. Begin in Budapest, where guided sightseeing includes Heroes' Square, and make a visit to Godollo royal palace, beloved by Sissi. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

Vienna, Austria, once center of the Habsburg Empire, is home to the lavish Habsburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Wachau Valley wine region, visit Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey, and sample local wines. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria's largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city or take an excursion to the Austrian lake region, visited by the Habsburg family. Take a guided walk of Passau, Germany, known for its maze of cobblestone streets and St. Stephen's Cathedral-a masterpiece of baroque architecture.

Guided sightseeing in Regensburg, Germany, shows you the Old Town Hall, Porta Pretoria-gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD-and mansion towers. In beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic you'll be amazed at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town's Astronomical Clock. End your vacation with two special nights in Berlin!

Cruise at-a-Glance

Day 1 Bucharest: Welcome to Bucharest
Day 2 Bucharest-Fetesti (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception
Day 3 St. Gheorghe: Excursion to Danube Delta: km 0 celebration
Day 4 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta: Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta
Day 5 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi: Guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet's Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativityin Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse
Day 6 Vidin-Belogradchik: Guided sightseeing to Vidin's fortress; and see the rock formations in Belogradchik
Day 7 Iron Gates-Donji Milanovac: Cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site
Day 8 Belgrade: Guided sightseeing; lecture on board
Day 9 Mohacs. Excursion to Pecs: Guided tour and organ concert in Pecs
Day 10 Budapest: Day at leisure
Day 11 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square; visit Godollo Royal Palace
Day 12 Bratislava: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral; lecture about royal dinasties in Europe, onboard Waltz lesson
Day 13 Vienna: Guided tour, see the Kuntskammer's collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or a complimentary museum ticket; visit Schonbrunn Palace
Day 14 Durnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: Choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Durnstein; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or visit Arstetten Castle; wine tasting
Day 15 Linz: Guided walk or full day excursion Romantic Austria
Day 16 Passau: Guided walk
Day 17 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)-Regensburg-Prague: Transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to Prague
Day 18 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds
Day 19 Prague-Dresden-Berlin: Transfer to Dresden and city sightseeing; transfer to Berlin
Day 20 Berlin: City sightseeing
Day 21 Berlin: Your vacation ends this morning

Always Included

You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that's just a bit different.

Here are just some of the features and amenities you'll experience on board our Avalon ships. See the Ship Amenities Section below for more information about the amenities in our fleet's unique ships.

Throughout the Ship:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Panoramic windows
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

    Suites & Staterooms:

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L'Occitane bath products
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • And, much more.

    Health & Fitness:

  • Bikes
  • Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Fitness and wellness activities
  • Fitbits
  • All through your Avalon Adventure HostSM

    Dining

  • FlexDiningSM for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our main Dining Room
  • Avalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast options
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Alternative light lunch or Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
  • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the main Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
  • Alternative Panorama Bistro dinner, featuring regional specialties and small plates
  • Captain's welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapes
  • Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
  • Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day

    AVALON CHOICE

    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
    BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
    Welcome to Bucharest-the "Paris of the East"
    The day is yours to explore this fascinating city on your own to discover its trendy shops, cafes, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue.

    Day 2
    (B, D)
    BUCHAREST
    Beautiful Boulevards and Bold History
    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.
    Travel to Fetesti to board your Avalon Suite Ship this afternoon.
    FETESTI (EMBARKATION)
    Your Balkan Adventure Begins
    Explore your Avalon Suite Ship this evening and enjoy a dinner on board.
    Discovery
    After dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the Danube Delta.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ST. GHEORGHE

    Day 3
    (B, L, D)
    ST. GHEORGHE. DANUBE DELTA EXCURSION
    From the Black Forest to the Black Sea
    Classic
    Join a small-boat Guided Tour of the best preserved of Europe's deltas -2,200 square miles of rivers, canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and reed islands.
    Discovery
    Enjoy a Special Celebration to mark Kilometer "0"-the end of the Danube River's 2,845 km journey-from the source in the Black Forest of Bavaria to its delta into the Black Sea.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CERNAVODA

    Day 4
    (B, L, D)
    CERNAVODA. CONSTANTA EXCURSION
    Romanian Commerce and Cultural Legacies on the Black Sea
    Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.
    Classic
    Join a Guided Tour to Constanta, the most important commercial center in Romania, situated on the Black Sea. Visit the Natural History and Arche
    o
    Classic
    logical Museum to discover the history of early Romanian cultures.
    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROUSSE

    Day 5
    (B, L, D)
    ROUSSE, BULGARIA
    Fortresses and Fountains in Bulgaria's "Little Vienna"
    Classic
    Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bulgaria's largest inland port and visit its impressive Holy Trinity Church, OR:
    Active
    Join a Run through the park with your Avalon Adventure Host.
    Sail to Svistov, OR:
    Classic
    Join a full-day Guided Tour to the former Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tarnovo-with its ancient stone houses clinging to the cliffs above the Yantra River. Discover one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria, as well as the 15th-century town of Arbanassi. Later, join your ship in Svistov.
    This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN

    Day 6
    (B, L, D)
    VIDIN
    Rocks and Ruins-Things of Beauty in Bulgaria
    Classic
    Join a Guided Tour to Belogradchik to see the remarkable rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DONJI MILANOVAC

    Day 7
    (B, L, D)
    DONJI MILANOVAC, SERBIA-IRON GATES GORGE. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR
    Ancient Art, Archaeological Artifacts, and Gauntlet of the Iron Gates
    Before lunch on board, you'll sail through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gates Gorge-a natural border between Serbia and Romania.
    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.
    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE

    Day 8
    (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 sites, including Saint Sava-one of the world's largest Orthodox churches.
    You may choose to spend remaining free time in Belgrade exploring Knez Mihailova Street-Belgrade's central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafes, shops, and cultural spots.
    Discovery
    Attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the rich history, destinations, and culture of the Balkan states.
    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship before dinner.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHACS

    Day 9
    (B, L, D)
    MOHACS, HUNGARY
    Archaeological Tombs and Turkish Architecture
    Classic
    Take a Guided Tour to nearby Pecs to see its 4th-century Christian underground tombs with fascinating murals, as well as Turkish architecture. You'll also enjoy an organ concert on your tour.
    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

    Day 10
    (B, L, D)
    BUDAPEST
    Welcome to Budapest-Hungary's Captivating Capital
    With a free day to explore, take time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Try Budapest's famous thermal bath spas, then dine in a garden or rooftop eatery.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

    Day 11
    (B, L, D)
    BUDAPEST
    The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe
    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes' Square.
    Discovery
    Visit the Royal Palace of Godollo, one of the favourite retreat of Sissi.
    Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city's cafes and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA

    Day 12
    (B, L, D)
    BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
    Classic and Contemporary-from Cathedrals and Castle Walls to Art Gallery Halls
    Classic
    Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin's Cathedral where the Austro-Hungarian kings were once crowned.
    Enjoy some free time to take Nordic walking sticks from the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle.
    Discovery
    A local expert will reveal stories about European Royal dynasties.
    Later, enjoy an onboard Royal Waltz lesson which is still a living cultural heritage from the Habsburg monarchy.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

    Day 13
    (B, L, D)
    VIENNA
    Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte
    Discovery
    Join us for a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Vienna, including the Kuntskammer's remarkable collection of more than 2,100 valuable objects, which were collected through the centuries by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg.
    Classic
    Later, choose a complimentary ticket for a local Viennese Museum Visit, or continue exploring with additional Guided Sightseeing.
    Discovery
    Take a guided tour to Schonbrunn Palace-the former imperial summer home and vast gardens with a history spanning 300 years of the Habsburg monarchy.
    In your free time why not stroll through pedestrian Karntnerstrasse-the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local cafe to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.
    Later this evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DURNSTEIN

    Day 14
    (B, L, D)
    DURNSTEIN-WACHAU VALLEY
    Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones
    CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart-who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades, OR:
    Active
    Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.
    Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk.
    MELK Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley
    Classic
    Take a Guided Tour of Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ, OR:
    Discovery
    Visit the Arstetten Castle, once owned by the Habsburg family and nowadays it is a property of the Hohenbergs which is the family of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, who were assassinated in 1914.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LINZ

    Day 15
    (B, L, D)
    LINZ, AUSTRIA
    Fall in Love with Linz-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:
    Discovery
    Take a full day excursion among the picturesque mountain lakes and romantic villages beloved by the Habsburgs.
    Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.
    Feel free to enjoy the afternoon on your own to bike along the banks of the Danube with a picnic from the ship, or hike through Linz's beautiful nature trails to Postlingberg for a bird's-eye view of the city and river below.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MELK

    Day 16
    (B)
    SCHLOGEN OXBOW- PASSAU
    Go for Baroque in Passau-Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet
    This morning, cruise through the Schlogen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river.
    Classic
    Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers"and follow Habsburg traces.
    ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River.
    Spend a little free time before sailing to Deggendorf to walk the cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists' Alley or peek into St. Stephen's Cathedral to possibly catch a concert rehearsal..
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DEGGENDORF

    Day 17
    (B)
    DEGGENDORF (DISEMBARKATION)- REGENSBURG- PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Magical Regensburg-Bavaria's Medieval Miracle
    Classic
    Join a Guided City Walk in Regensburg and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria-built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.
    Take free time to enjoy a hearty lunch and a local beer, then step back in time through historic lanes and squares of today's modern and vibrant Regensburg. Continue on to the Golden City of Prague.

    Day 18
    (B)
    PRAGUE
    Bridges, Books, Crystal & Chocolate-Simple Pleasures and Grand Surprises Around Every Corner
    Classic
    Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradcany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town's Astronomical Clock.
    Later, you may join a Guided Optional Excursion to reveal the secrets of Prague as your expert local guide takes you to Charles Bridge and Mala Strana-two of Prague's most romantic and picturesquespots. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.
    Mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge. In the evening, you might like to join an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting.

    Day 19
    (B)
    PRAGUE-DRESDEN, GERMANY-BERLIN
    This morning travel to Dresden, a city badly damaged by Allied bombing during WWII. During your guided walk visit the courtyard of the Zwinger Palace to admire its impressive architecture, see the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, built in 1841, destroyed once by fire and once by bombing and finally restored in 1985; and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche. Enjoy free time during lunch before continuing to Berlin, Germany's reunited capital, where you arrive in the late afternoon.

    Day 20
    (B)
    BERLIN
    Today join a Local Expert for a guided tour of the major sites of this metropolis, including the restored Reichstag building, Charlottenburg Palace, and the elegant Kurfurstendamm. See the Holocaust Memorial and the 210-foot Victory Column and make a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, one of the best-known landmarks of Germany where President John F. Kennedy once famously said "I am a Berliner". Visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church with its bomb-damaged tower, drive along Unter den Linden boulevard and pass the State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie. This afternoon is free for your own exploration.

    Day 21
    (B)
    BERLIN
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    Notes

  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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    Cruise Line
    Avalon Waterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2018
    Duration
    21 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Passion

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Bucharest  
    Day 2Fetesti  
    Day 3St. Gheorghe  
    Day 4Cernavoda  
    Day 5Rousse  
    Day 6Belogradchik  
    Day 7Donji Milanovac  
    Day 8Belgrade  
    Day 9Mohacs  
    Day 10Budapest  
    Day 11Budapest  
    Day 12Bratislava  
    Day 13Vienna  
    Day 14Melk  
    Day 15Linz  
    Day 16Passau  
    Day 17Prague  
    Day 18Prague  
    Day 19Berlin  
    Day 20Berlin  
    Day 21Berlin  
    Dates/Pricing

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    07/02/2019Quote
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    Port charges:
    $390

    Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

    Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

    Extra nights per person in Bucharest:
    in single room from $153 to $240, in twin room from $82 to $139

    Extra nights per person in Berlin:
    in single room from $210 to $328, in twin room from $129 to $204

    All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

    To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

    Category / Decks / Price
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    B / Sapphire Deck / $2462
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    Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $4712

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