July 14 - 22nd, 2023

Active & Discovery on the Lower Danube

You've always forged your own path... with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind - offering expansive views and wider perspectives. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that's just a bit different.

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Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. Select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way.

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.


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.


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.


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.

Itinerary Summary:

July 14 - 22nd, 2023

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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 Târnovo and Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo 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–Golubač: 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 Golubač fortress
Day 6 Belgrade: Choice of guided tour or bike tour or food tour; on board lecture
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: Guided sightseeing in Zagreb
Day 9 Zagreb: Your vacation ends this morning

Land / Cruise Portion
Category E - $4100 per person
Category D - $4314 per person
Category B - $5300 per person
Category A - $5342 per person
Category P - $5471 per person

The pricing listed is valid until Jan 15th, 2023 (based on availability). Booking and deposit must be made prior to this date.    
Payment Schedule 
Non-refundable deposit: $250 pp
Non-refundable final payment due: April 15th, 2023

Not Included:

  • International airfare

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tours or meals not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Gratuities for post-tour

  • City taxes


  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner onboard daily indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary pages

  • Choice of complimentary wine, beer or soft drinks are included with dinner & lunch and sparkling wine with breakfast. 

  • Complimentary specialty coffees, tea, and filtered water refill stations are available 24 hours a day.

  • Internet and Wi-Fi access

  • Sky Deck with whirlpool and game area

  • Fitness room

  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar

  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

  • Prepaid gratuities

  • Use of personal headsets for sightseeing
    Immersive tours in every destination

  • Choose from Classic, Discovery, or Active Tours 

  • Professional, experienced, English-speaking Cruise Director

Ready to get started?

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