The hospitality of Serbia is legendary. Expect to feel the warmth while greeted with a hearty three-kiss hello and a glass of rakija (fruit brandy). Live it up while tasting decadent local delicacies served up aboard an Avalon Balkan Cruise. In capital Belgrade, wander the buzzing pedestrian boulevard of Knewz Mihailova and rest in the tranquillity of sacred St. Sava, the world’s largest Orthodox Church. Feel the thrill from the spacious sky deck while passing the Iron Gates gorge, a narrow and formerly treacherous passage dividing Europe's Alps from the Carpathians – an Avalon Waterways memory that will last a lifetime.