11-Night Trip on Avalon Passion

Balkan Discovery With 1 Night In Budapest & 2 Nights In Transylvania

See the highlights of Eastern Europe on this Balkan river cruise adventure along the Danube River! This vacation has something for everybody-relaxing time on your ship and stops in the most fascinating cities, with free time and guided sightseeing-so you don’t miss a thing! You’ll begin with two overnights in the lively Hungarian capital of Budapest. See the iconic statues of Heroes’ Square, and with free time, explore the lovely lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion. On an excursion to Pécs, Hungary, you’ll visit underground burial chambers with fascinating murals, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is one of the oldest cities in Europe, where the Sava River meets the Danube. The lively pedestrian boulevard of Knez Mihailova is dotted with historical buildings and charming cafés and you’ll see St. Sava, the world’s largest Orthodox Church. Continue your river cruise through the dramatic views of Iron Gates Gorge, visit Belogradchik’s fascinating rock formations, and Bulgaria’s ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo. In Arbanassi, visit the Church of the Nativity, housing an impressive collection of frescoes. From Oltenita, transfer to Bucharest for guided sightseeing. Known as the "Paris of the East," a local expert will show you many of its historical treasures, such as the Arc de Triomphe. Take a trip to Transylvania to visit the Bran Castle-of Dracula Fame-the city of Brasov, and beautiful Peles Castle.

Included Features:

Day 1 Budapest: Welcome to Hungary

Day 2 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: Choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Ilok-Novi Sad: Ilok guided tour; choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Belgrade: Choice of guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture

Day 6 Golubac Donji Milanovac-Iron Gates: Visit to Golubac fortress; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or bike with your Adventure Host; cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge

Day 7 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: Choice of guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Rousse-Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet's Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo and to the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, or a guided sightseeing in Rousse, or a walk in the park with your Adventure Host

Day 9 Oltenita (Disembarkation)-Brasov: Transfer to Bucharest, guided sightseeing

Day 10 Brasov: Brasov guided tour; visit Bran Castle

Day 11 Brasov-Sinaia-Bucharest: Visit Peles Castle

Day 12 Bucharest: Your vacation ends this morning

11 Nights Starting At
May 08, 2023 through May 19, 2023
Book by:
May 04, 2023 7:00 PM
Includes discount: $750.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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Itinerary Overview
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Golubac – Donji Milanovac. Excursion To Lepenski Vir – Iron Gates Gorge
Day 9
Oltenita, Romania (Disembarkation) – Bucharest – Brasov
Day 10
Brasov
Day 11
Brasov – Sinaia – Bucharest
Day 12
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Dates & prices
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May 04, 2023 7:00 PM
May 08, 2023 through May 19, 2023
11 Nights from $4,127.00
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June 03, 2023 7:00 PM
June 07, 2023 through June 18, 2023
11 Nights from $4,227.00
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July 03, 2023 7:00 PM
July 07, 2023 through July 18, 2023
11 Nights from $4,477.00
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August 14, 2023 7:00 PM
August 18, 2023 through August 29, 2023
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September 11, 2023 7:00 PM
September 15, 2023 through September 26, 2023
11 Nights from $4,427.00
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About Avalon Passion

Ship Overview
Avalon Passion
We're so passionate about our Suite Ships, we christened one the Avalon Passion. Joining our fleet of Suite Ships in 2016, the Passion graces Europe's waterways with style and relaxed luxury as only Avalon can deliver. Passengers board their home-away-from-home to find two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that create river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony. Spanning 200 square feet, the Passion's Panorama Suites are 30% larger than the industry standard. It's the perfect place to stretch out on your window-facing Comfort Collection bed with the world at your feet. Host a private cocktail party in the spacious sitting area-comfortably accommodating six guests. On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access, complimentary computer use in public areas, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare. Pack your own passions and cruise your way on the Avalon Passion.
Ship Details
Year Entered Service
2016
Total Capacity
166
Crew Size
47
Suites
67
Laundromats
Number of Decks
4
Deck Plan Details
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Sky Lounge
Navigation Bridge
Sky Grill
Whirlpool
Premium Lounge Chairs and Shade Awnings
Deck Game Area
Observation Lounge
Panorama Bistro
Panorama Lounge
Bar
Reception
Elevator
Lobby
Club Lounge
Gallery
Dining Room
Fitness Center
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Additional Tour Details
Balkan Discovery With 1 Night In Budapest & 2 Nights In Transylvania

NOTES

  • 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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