Begin your Active & Discovery river cruise holiday with one night in Zagreb to explore the city with a guided tour. Board your Avalon Suite Ship® bound for Belgrade, Serbia. Here, explore the city where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet with a guided bike tour. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge after visiting the fascinating Fortress of Golubač or hike in the Djerdap National park. Visit the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir. Sail to Vidin, Bulgaria, explore the city and visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress. You might prefer to join a panoramic trek in Belogradchik. See the incredible ancient architecture in Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi, or join your local guide and hike to Ivanovo Rock Church. Take a guided tour of Constanta on Romania’s Black Sea—with a wealth of Roman history or join a food tour.
Disembark your Suite Ship and spend the night in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East.” See the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square, and spend free time browsing the shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard. Your vacation in the Balkans continues with a 2-night stay in mysteriously beautiful Transylvania and extra night in Bucharest, including superior accommodations, sightseeing, and transportation. Spend two nights in Brasov to visit Peles Castle and Bran Castle—inspiration for Bram Stocker’s Dracula. Return to Bucharest for an overnight stay and sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. A fascinating Danube River cruise through the beautiful Balkans.