From the Black Sea to the North Sea

This deluxe Danube River cruise from the Danube Delta to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. Sail through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge on the Lower Danube and visit the Lepenski Vir archaeological site, as well as the eclectic rock formations of Belogradchik, and the grand attractions of Budapest. In Regensburg we'll introduce you to some of Germany's famous beers and wines of the Wachau Valley in Austria, before sightseeing along the elegant boulevards of Vienna. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and round off your holiday with a relaxing cruise along the canals of Amsterdam.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Bucharest
    • Explore Romania’s capital on an included tour, then set sail for St Gheorghe for an optional boat trip into the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta.
  • Rousse
    • Discover Veliko Târnovo in Bulgaria on a guided sightseeing tour and visit the Tsarevet's Fortress; or join a tour of Rousse.
  • Belgrade
    • Cruise through the spectacular Iron Gates Gorge, visit Lepenski archaeological site and enjoy guided sightseeing in Belgrade.
  • Vienna
    • See the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House on a guided sightseeing tour.
  • Amsterdam
    • Sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, past Lorelei Rock, and end your voyage with an overnight stay in Amsterdam with canal cruise and free time.

Wachau Valley

Itinerary

Multiple itineraries are available:

North Sea to the Black Sea - Bucharest to Amsterdam map

Day 1 UK - Bucharest, Romania


Fly to Bucharest where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

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, cafés, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue.

Day 2 Bucharest

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Beautiful boulevards and bold History

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.

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

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.

After dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the Danube Delta.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ST. GHEORGHE

Day 3 St. Gheorghe. Excursion to the Danube Delta

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

From the Black Forest to the Black Sea

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.

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

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.

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.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CERNAVODĂ

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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 three 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.

Prices & cabin details

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Date

Staterooms available

Price per person

Hotels

Athenee Palace Hilton

Built in 1914 and set in the heart of the city, Athénée Palace Hilton is perfect for visiting Bucharest's spectacular sights. This beautiful hotel boasts fantastic views of Revolution Square and is close to the former Royal Palace and Romanian Athenaeum. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • Located in central Bucharest, the Athenee Palace Hilton hotel is situated just a five-minute walk from many popular tourist attractions, shops, theatres, cafes and iconic sites. The Old Town is a short stroll away. 

  • Facilities
    • Three restaurants
    • Bar
    • Café bistro
    • Heated indoor swimming pool
    • Jacuzzi
Athénée Palace Hilton Bucharest

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative similar standard hotels to those shown.

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