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Balkan Discovery

Aug 31, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020



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/_uploads/images/branch_tours/White-Rock_BalkanDiscovery-2020-map.pngBALKAN DISCOVERY
WITH 1 NIGHT IN BUDAPEST & 2 NIGHTS IN TRANSYLVANIA

12 DAYS BUDAPEST TO BUCHAREST
AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2020



Begin your Balkan river cruise your way with a night in Budapest before your cruise. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer. Relax or explore on your arrival in Budapest, with the next day filled with sightseeing in the “Pearl of the Danube,” followed by embarkation on your Avalon Suite Ship®. Expect outstanding views on your Danube River cruise from Hungary to Romania! Begin in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, and tour the historic towns of Mohács and Pécs. Sail through rich cultures and remarkable landscapes of the Balkan States of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.


$7,856 CAD Per Person, Twin Occupancy 
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Category B - Panorama Suite
Cruise & Land




/_uploads/images/branch_tours/White-Rock-Christina_Chysyk-100.jpgFor more info please contact: Christina Chysyk
Maritime Travel and Cruise

White Rock, BC, V4P 1N4
105 - 2429, 152nd Street
Phone: 604.531.3307

Email: cchysyk@maritimetravel.ca



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Itinerary

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital. The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.

Day 2: BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe. CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. This afternoon, board your Suite Ship®. This evening enjoy a dinner on board.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS. (B,D)

Day 3: MOHÁCS
Archaeology, Architecture, and an Ancient Watermill. CLASSIC Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Mohács—the quiet Danube harbor town with its historical memorial parks, statues, and distinctive churches. Tour the remarkable medieval St. Nicholas Watermill—one of only a few remaining watermills performing stone-ground grain processing, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of nearby Pécs to see its 4th-century Christian underground tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with fascinating murals. You’ll also enjoy an organ concert on your tour.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OSIJEK (B,L,D)

Day 4: OSIJEK, CROATIA
History and Culture of Croatia. CLASSIC Join a morning Guided Walking Tour of the city of Osijek, located at the confluence of the Danube and Drava Rivers. Visit Tvr a, the most well preserved fortress of Croatia, home of many educational institutions. DISCOVERY Attend a musical concert performed by the talented young artists of the music school of Osijek at Franjo Kuhac. This afternoon you might join a Guided Optional Excursion to the famous marshland area of Kopa ki rit, where you can choose among multiple activities such as fishing, biking or canoeing.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE (B,L,D)

Day 5: BELGRADE, SERBIA
Fortresses and Folklore of Serbia Past and Present. CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade—where the Danube and Sava Rivers converge—and see the city’s many fascinating sights, including Saint Sava—one of the world’s largest Orthodox churches. DISCOVERY Attend an on-board Lecture to learn about the rich history, destinations, and culture of the Balkan states. Spend your free time exploring the city on your own this afternoon on Knez Mihailova Street— Belgrade’s central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship before dinner. This evening, you might like to join an Optional authentic Bohemian Dinner in the Quarter of Skadarlija.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DONJI MILANOVAC (B, L, D)

Day 6: DONJI MILANOVAC. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR—IRON GATES GORGE?
Ancient Art, Archaeological Artifacts, and Gauntlet of the Iron Gates. CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour to Lepenski Vir—an important Mesolithic archaeological site chronicling prehistoric cultures, settlements and art. Marvel at the ancient discoveries and artifacts, as well as the unique views the site affords of the Danube Gorge. After lunch on board, you’ll sail through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gates Gorge—a natural border between Serbia and Romania.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN (B,L,D)

Day 7: VIDIN, BULGARIA  Rocks and Ruins—Things of Beauty in Bulgaria.
CLASSIC Join Guided Sightseeing in Vidin, followed by a Guided Tour of Belogradchik. Marvel at the remarkable rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains, sculpted by 200 million years of natural elements.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROUSSE (B,L,D)

Day 8: ROUSSE. VELIKO TÂRNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION Cliff Houses, Castle Ruins, Fortresses, and Folklore. CLASSIC Join a full-day Guided Tour to the former Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo—with its ancient stone houses clinging to the cliffs above the Yantra River. Discover one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria (circa 4300 BC), as well as the Bulgarian Revival architecture in the 15th-century town of Arbanassi, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bulgaria’s largest inland port and visit its impressive Holy Trinity Church, OR: ACTIVE Join a Jog through the park with your Avalon Adventure Host. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OLTENITA (B,L,D)

Day 9: OLTENITA, ROMANIA (DISEMBARKATION)—BRASOV
Disembark your Ship and drive to the picturesque town of Sinaia. CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour of Visit Peles Castle, the summer residence of the royal family until 1947. After the visit drive to Brasov for the night. (B) Day 10: BRASOV CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour of Brasov and admire its gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture. In the evening depart for Bran Castle of Dracula lore. CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Bran Castle—the 1377 legendary home of the famed Romanian vampire, followed by a dinner in this amazing location. (B,D)

Day 11: BRASOV—BUCHAREST
A Night in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East.” CLASSIC 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. 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. (B)

Day 12: BUCHAREST
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


Airfare, Extra Hotel Nights, Insurance are extra. Additional Cabin categories also available please Inquire. Limited Cabins Available with No Single Supplement.
Early booking bonus is applicable, please inquire.
Price listed was valid at time of posting and is subject to availability.  Offers are subject to change or be withdrawn at any time.

For more info please contact: Christina Chysyk
Maritime Travel and Cruise
105 - 2429, 152nd Street, White Rock, BC, V4P 1N4 
Phone: 604 531 3307
Email: cchysyk@maritimetravel.ca