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Active & Discovery On The Lower Danube With A Taste Of Croatia on Avalon Passion

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Spend a beautiful night in Bucharest before your Active & Discovery River cruise vacation through the Balkans. Explore the Romanian capital city-called the "Paris of the East"-with a guided tour to see the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square. Spend free time browsing the lovely shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard during your stay.

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 Trnovo and Arbanassi or join your local guide and hike to the Kroushuna Waterfalls. Sail to Vidin Bulgaria to marvel at the remarkable rock formations of the Balkan Mountains. You might prefer to explore the city by bike. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge and explore the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir, and visit the fascinating Fortress of Golubac. Sail to Belgrade, Serbia, where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet, and discover ancient architecture in Novi Sad. Walk up the Petrovaradin Fortress or taste the specialties of the region during a delicious food tour. Sail into beautiful Croatia, where a 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition lives on in Ilok.

Disembark in Osijek and transfer to Zagreb to begin your 6-day Globus escorted tour of Croatia. Visit the fascinating and beautiful Croatian cities of Zagreb, Split, Ston, and Dubrovnik. Your Globus escorted tour of Croatia includes guided sightseeing, including Krka National Park, transportation, superior hotels, and delicious meals. This Danube River cruise through the Balkans with escorted vacation in Croatia reveals the beauty of its people and culture across a land of beauty and inspiration.

Included Features:

Day 1 Bucharest: Welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest–Oltenita (Embarkation): Choice of guided sightseeing in Bucharest or walk the Urban Delta or food tour; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Nikopol. Excursion to Veliko Trnovo and Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Trnovo and to the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi or hike the Kroushuna Waterfalls; on board movie night

Day 4 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: Choice of guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations or join a bike tour or wine tasting

Day 5 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac–Golubac: Scenic cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge;choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or Donji Milanovac off the beaten path tour or Djerdap National park hike; visit to Golubac fortress

Day 6 Belgrade: Choice of guided tour or bike tour or food tour; lecture on board

Day 7 Novi Sad–Ilok: Choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk up to the Petrovaradin Fortress or wine tour; choice of Ilok guided tour or biking tour or beer tour

Day 8 Osijek (Disembarkation)–Zagreb: Transfer to Zagreb; dinner at hotel

Day 9 Zagreb: City sightseeing, visit the Cathedral

Day 10 Zagreb–Krka–Split: Krka National Park guided walking tour; dinner at hotel

Day 11 Split: Guided city sightseeing

Day 12 Split–Ston–Dubrovnik: Ston city sightseeing

Day 13 Dubrovnik–Konavle–Dubrovnik: Guided walking tour, visit Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik; guided walking tour and dinner at local restaurant in Konavle

Day 14 Dubrovnik: Your vacation ends this morning

About Avalon Passion
About Avalon Waterways
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Discover the world along its great rivers and legendary waterways. Avalon’s state-of-the-art Europe and Asia fleets feature our award-winning Suite Ships®, with the largest staterooms, widest views, the most modern amenities, included shore excursions, and more. Cruise through South America, India, and Egypt in relaxed luxury with Avalon. It’s the only time we approve of letting the world pass you by!
Jul 14, 2023 through
Jul 27, 2023
Jul 10, 2023 7:00 PM
13 Nights from
$5,097.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $750.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7563131
Aug 25, 2023 through
Sep 07, 2023
Aug 21, 2023 7:00 PM
13 Nights from
$5,797.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7563117
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Bucharest, Romania
2 Bucharest
3 Nikopol. Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi Excursion
4 Vidin, Bulgaria
5 Iron Gates Gorge – Donji Milanovac. Excursion To Lepenski Vir – Golubac
6 Belgrade, Serbia
7 Novi Sad
8 Osijek (Disembarkation) – Zagreb
9 Zagreb
10 Zagreb – Krka – Split
11 Split
12 Split,bosnia Herzegovina – Ston – Dubrovnik
13 Dubrovnik – Konavle – Dubrovnik
14 Dubrovnik
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.