From the “Paris of the East” in Bucharest, Romania, to Germany’s capital city of Berlin, and passing through the legend of Dracula’s castle and the Czech Republic’s “Golden City” of Prague, this Danube river cruise is an odyssey of new discoveries to treasure. You’ll begin in Bucharest, with a guided sightseeing. You’ll continue to Brasov for a guided tour; in the evening visit Bran Castle, home of legendary Romanian vampire—Dracula.Drive into the soaring Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle, before embarking your Avalon ship and sail overnight to St. Gheorghe for an excursion to the Danube Delta at the entrance to the Black Sea. Join a small-boat guided tour of the Danube Delta’s rivers, canals, and marshes. Enjoy a special “Kilometer 0” celebration of the mighty Danube’s 2,845km journey from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. Sail through the Balkans, and on to the Hungarian capital city of Budapest. A local expert will give you an introduction to the city including the must-see sights and will take you to a secret wine cellar for a tasting. Visit vibrant Vienna, Passau and Linz and enjoy the beautiful views of the Wachau Valley, with stops for a guided walk in Dürnstein, a wine experience in a 900 years old wine cellar and a visit of the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Seeing such a variety of landscapes, languages, cultures, and historic sites will be an unmatched treasure not to be missed and a Master of Wine will travel with you from Budapest to Deggendorf and will hold lectures, tastings and will introduce you to food and wine pairing.We invite you to join us on this great adventure from the Black Sea Delta to the Golden City of Prague. Continue your grand adventure to Dresden to see post-WWII restored baroque architecture, the Dresden Opera House, and more.
Then travel to Berlin for a free evening in this capital city. You’ll enjoy classic sightseeing and tour to see the historic Brandenburg Gate, and visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Seeing such a variety of landscapes, languages, cultures, and historic sites will be an unmatched treasure not to be missed. We invite you to join us on this great adventure from the Black Sea Delta to the Golden City of Prague, and the Rhineland’s capital city of Berlin.