Embark on a 20-day journey from Czech Republic to Romania, beginning with two nights in dazzling Prague. Explore the “Golden City” of Prague before your cruise. After your cruise, enjoy two nights in the mysteriously beautiful Transylvania. Your stays in Prague and Transylvania include superior accommodations, sightseeing with expert Local Guides, and complimentary transfer to and from your Avalon Suite Ship. Begin your Danube River cruise in Vilshofen, Germany and sail to Passau—the “City of Three Rivers.”, and cruise in the company of world-class photographer Brenda Tharp, who shares onboard presentations. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a photography contest at the end of your cruise to vote for favourite shots taken on your cruise.
On your way to Linz cruise through the Danube’s dramatic horseshoe bend called Schlögen Oxbow. In Austria, visit its lovely towns along the Danube, including Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, and Vienna. See the gilded sights and indulge in Austrian specialties and sweets. Explore picturesque vineyards and ancient castles of the “Blue Danube” with a Viennese Waltz lilting in the air. Explore the incredible Habsburg Empire and see the royal family’s Imperial Palace, the historic Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. Visit Budapest—the “Pearl of the Danube,” and experience the beauty and history of the Balkan States of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania—from ancient archaeological sites to amazing architecture and art. Your cruise concludes with a visit to the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Called the “Paris of the East,” its lovely tree-lined boulevards include the Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square. Disembark your Suite Ship and spend two nights in Transylvania. This amazing odyssey from Germany to Romania is the trip of a lifetime—especially with a guided holiday in Prague and escorted tour of Transylvania!