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Veliko Tarnovo Bulgaria

Bulgaria River Cruises

Situated in Southeastern Europe in the East of the Balkans is the country of Bulgaria. Bulgaria is Europe’s 14th largest country with a land area of 42, 855 sq miles and is bordered by 5 countries: it has Romania to the north; Macedonia and Serbia to the west; Turkey and Greece to the south; and the Black Sea in the east. Bulgaria has a diverse landscape made up of mountains, river valleys, lowlands, foothills and plains. The Balkan Mountains run through the middle of the country, and the Danubian Plains are in the north, while the River Danube defines the border along with Romania. The climate in Bulgaria is fairly continental being slightly more temperate on the coast. Typical weather includes warm and breezy summers, cool winters and mild autumns and springs.

One of the first cities in Bulgaria that passengers will visit on their Danube River cruise is the town of Vidin. Situated on the banks of the river, Vidin is an important port on the Danube. ‘Baba Vidin’, the town’s medieval fortress protected the city during the Middle Ages, and after centuries of gradual deterioration, it has been faithfully restored to its former statue. The fortress is the only entirely preserved medieval fortress in the country, hence ‘Baba Vidin is now a fortress museum and the towns primary landmark. On from Vidin is the town of Belogradchik, where passengers will be able to view the unusual natural rock formations and the fortress that makes use of this unique wonder on the western slopes of the Balkan mountains.

Further along on their Danube River cruise passengers will meet the city of Veliko Târnovo, once the ancient capital of Bulgaria from the Second Bulgarian Empire, now a picturesque university town. The city is set on three hills surrounding the Yantra River: the city was a fortress and its oldest part, Tsarevets Hill, is home to the Royal Fortress, palaces and Patriarch’s Church. As well as having an old part, the city also has a newer area with a mixture of modern and communistic buildings. Only 4km away from the city is the Bulgarian village of Arbanassi, with a rich history it has a great number of historical monuments including the Church of Nativity Christ and the Monastery of St Nicholas. Avalon passengers will also be able to visit the Ethnographical Museum, a 400 year old house that has been converted into an interesting and insightful museum.

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The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest

Fantastic savings on selected dates
Bucharest - St. Gheorge - Cernavoda -Rousse - Veliko Târnovo - Arbanassi - Vidin - Iron Gates Gorge - Belgrade - Mohács - Pecs - Budapest 
12 Days from £1,878

Departures available from :

14th Jun - 18th Oct
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Balkan Discovery - Budapest to Bucharest

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Budapest - Mohács - Pecs - Belgrade - Lepenski Vir - Iron Gates Gorge - Vidin - Belogradchik - Veliko Târnovo - Arbanassi - Rousse - Bucharest 
10 Days from £1,678

Departures available from :

7th Jun - 11th Oct
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From the Danube Delta to Prague

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Bucharest - Rousse - Veliko Târnovo - Arbanassi - Vidin - Belogradchik - Iron Gates Gorge - Lepenski Vir - Belgrade - Mohács - Pecs - Budapest - Vienna - Dürnstein - Melk - Passau - Regensburg - Main-Danube Canal - Nuremberg - Prague 
20 Days from £3,736

Departures available from :

14th Jun - 20th Sep
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Grand Danube Cruise - Prague to Bucharest

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Prague - Nuremberg - Main-Danube Canal - Regensburg - Passau - Melk - Vienna - Budapest - Mohács - Pecs - Belgrade - Lepenski Vir - Iron Gates Gorge - Cetate -Vidin - Belogradchik - Veliko Târnovo - Arbanassi - Rousse - Bucharest 
18 Days from £3,584

Departures available from :

27th Jun - 3rd Oct
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Iconic rivers of Europe - The Rhine, Main and Danube

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Amsterdam - Cologne - Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim - Main River Village - Würzburg - Bamberg - Nuremberg - Regensburg - Passau - Dürnstein - Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest - Mohács - Pecs - Belgrade - Lepenski Vir - Iron Gates Gorge - Cetate - Vidin - Belogradchik - Arbanassi - Rousse - Bucharest 
22 Days from £3,596

Departures available from :

7th Jul - 4th Aug
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