Your grand European river cruise is an adventure from the Danube Delta to the German capital of Berlin. From the legend of Dracula’s castle, to the “Paris of the East” in Bucharest, to the “Golden City” of Prague, in the Czech Republic, you’ll embark on an odyssey of new discoveries to treasure. Begin with two nights in mysteriously beautiful Transylvania, with a drive into the soaring Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle and continue to Brasov for a guided tour. In the evening visit Romania’s Bran Castle, inspiration for Bram Stoker’s legendary Dracula.
Enjoy guided sightseeing in Bucharest, before embarking your Avalon Suite 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 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 Budapest to Vienna and Austria, and to the exquisite city of Prague for a 2-night stay. Continue to Dresden en route to Berlin, where you’ll spend two nights, including sightseeing of the historic Brandenburg Gate and a visit to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. From Romania to the Black Sea Delta to the Golden City of Prague, and the Rhineland’s capital city of Berlin, seeing such a variety of landscapes, languages, cultures, and historic sites will be an unmatched treasure not to be missed.