Your picturesque Danube River cruise begins with two nights in the Czech Republic’s Golden City of Prague. You’ll travel to Regensburg, then board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Deggendorf to sail on to Passau. Enjoy Passau, the “City of Three Rivers,” and sail through the Danube’s remarkable Schlögen Oxbow curve on your way to Linz.
Cruising into Austria, you’ll visit Linz, Melk, and Dürnstein. You’ll see spectacular Vienna, and sail to Slovakia to see Bratislava and St. Martin’s Cathedral, then on to the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Your Danube cruise ventures on to the Balkans and sails through the incredible Iron Gates Gorge and a number of extraordinary Balkan destinations, including Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.
In Transylvania, visit the mysterious Bran Castle, built in 1377 and legendary home of the Romanian vampire, Dracula. Stay in Brasov before returning to Bucharest for the conclusion of your journey. Your grand adventure on the Danube River, followed with a visit to Transylvania will be hard to match, with its visually stunning scenery, history, and mysterious legends for stories to share for the ages.