Balkan Odyssey
from $5457
Duration: 9 Days
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 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
Welcome to Bucharest-The "Paris of the East" The day is yours to relax and enjoy Bucharest. Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city on your own to discover its trendy shops, cafes, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue.
Day 2 BRASOV-BUCHAREST-OLTENITA (EMBARKATION)
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 Oltenita to board your Avalon Suite Ship this afternoon. OLTENITA (EMBARKATION) Your Adventure Begins Explore your Avalon Suite Ship this evening and enjoy a dinner on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NIKOPOL (B,D)
Day 3 NIKOPOL. VELIKO TARNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION
Cliff Houses and Revival Architecture 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 (circa 4300 BC), as well as the Bulgarian Revival architecture in the 15th-century town of Arbanassi. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN (B,D)
Day 4 VIDIN, BULGARIA
Rocks, Ruins and Beauty in Bulgaria 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 (B,L,D)
Day 5 IRON GATES GORGE-DONJI MILANOVAC. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR -GOLUBAC
Ancient Artifacts and the Iron Gates 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. 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. CLASSIC - Enjoy a brief sailing to Golubac. CLASSIC - Visit the Fortress of Golubac, one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. . You'll hear about its tumultuous history as a border control defense in the Middle Ages, and a source of conflict between Serbia, the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE (B,L,D)
Day 6 BELGRADE, SERBIA
Fortresses and Folklore 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. Spend free time in Belgrade exploring Knez Mihailova Street-Belgrade's central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafes, shops, and cultural spots. DISCOVERY - Before dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the Danube Delta. 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 (B,L,D)
Day 7 NOVI SAD
A Capital of Culture 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. Enjoy a brief cruise to Ilok while having lunch onboard. ILOK, CROATIA Croatian Heritage and Hilltop Vintages 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 (B,L,D)
Day 8 OSIJEK (DISEMBARKATION)-ZAGREB
A Night in Zagreb Disembark your ship this morning and travel to Zagreb. CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of the Croatian capital city 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 to discover its Austro-Hungarian architecture. Do not miss pedestrian-friendly Tkal?i?eva Street, lined with outdoor cafes. (B)
Day 9 ZAGREB
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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