Balkan Odyssey With A Taste Of Croatia

07/18/2021 through 10/02/2022
07/18/2021 through 10/18/2022
Avalon Waterways

Spend a beautiful night in Bucharest before your 8-day Danube River cruise through the Balkans. Explore the Romanian capital city-called the “Paris of the East”-with a guided tour to see the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square. Spend free time browsing the lovely shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard during your stay.

Embark on your Suite Ship® in the town of Oltenita to begin your Danube River cruise through the Balkans, and cruise for Nikopol. See the incredible ancient architecture in Veliko Trnovo and Arbanassi, and sail to Vidin Bulgaria to marvel at the remarkable rock formations of the Balkan Mountains. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge and explore the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir, and visit the fascinating Fortress of Golubac. Sail to Belgrade, Serbia, where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet, and discover ancient architecture in Novi Sad. Sail into beautiful Croatia, where a 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition lives on in Ilok.

Disembark in Osijek and transfer to Zagreb to begin your 6-day Globus escorted tour of Croatia. Visit the fascinating and beautiful Croatian cities of Zagreb, Split, Ston, and Dubrovnik. Your Globus escorted tour of Croatia includes guided sightseeing, including Krka National Park, transportation, superior hotels, and delicious meals. This Danube River cruise through the Balkans with escorted vacation in Croatia reveals the beauty of its people and culture across a land of beauty and inspiration.

Included Features:

Day 1 Bucharest: Welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest–Oltenita (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Nikopol. Excursion to Veliko Trnovo and Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Trnovo and to the Ethnographical Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: Choice of guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac–Golubac: Scenic cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or bike with your Adventure Host; visit to Golubac fortress

Day 6 Belgrade: Choice of guided tour; or walk with your Adventure Host; lecture on board

Day 7 Novi Sad–Ilok: Choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; Ilok guided tour

Day 8 Osijek (Disembarkation)–Zagreb: Transfer to Zagreb; dinner at hotel

Day 9 Zagreb: City sightseeing, visit the Cathedral

Day 10 Zagreb–Krka–Split: Krka National Park guided walking tour; dinner at hotel

Day 11 Split: Guided city sightseeing

Day 12 Split–Ston–Dubrovnik: Ston city sightseeing

Day 13 Dubrovnik–Konavle–Dubrovnik: Guided walking tour, visit Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; guided walking tour and dinner at local restaurant in Konavle

Day 14 Dubrovnik: Your vacation ends this morning

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Day 1 Bucharest, Romania
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Day 2 Bucharest
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Day 3 Nikopol. Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi Excursion
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Day 4 Vidin, Bulgaria
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Day 5 Iron Gates Gorge – Donji Milanovac. Excursion To Lepenski Vir – Golubac
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Day 6 Belgrade, Serbia
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Day 7 Novi Sad
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Day 8 Osijek (Disembarkation) – Zagreb
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Day 9 Zagreb
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Day 10 Zagreb – Krka – Split
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Day 11 Split
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Day 12 Split – Ston – Dubrovnik
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Day 13 Dubrovnik – Konavle – Dubrovnik
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Day 14 Dubrovnik
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