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The Danube from Romania to Germany

Embark on a Balkan adventure down the Danube on this enchanting 16 day itinerary – conducting you through 8 countries.

Through your Adventure Host, enjoy access to a variety of excursions, demonstrations, tastings and tours. There’s also a variety of hikes and bike rides available for those who like to learn on the go, with scenic sailing portions to balance out all the adventuring with the show-stopping views of your Danube River Cruise.

Rest your weary traveller’s head aboard either the Avalon Passion or Avalon Expression – comfortable members of the Avalon Waterways River Cruise fleet, designed with the guest experience in mind.

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  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Ship: Avalon Expression/Passion
  • Duration: 15 Nights
  • Departure: May - Oct
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The Danube from Romania to Germany Cruise Itinerary

Enjoy a masterfully crafted 16-day itinerary, filled to the brim with active, classic and discovery excursions to keep you entertained during your adventure down the Danube.

Day 1

Oltenita (EMBARK)

Today, your adventure begins – be sure to board your ship before 5pm.

Day 2

Rousse (excursions to Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi)

Bike around Rousse alongside your Adventure Host or join a guided sightseeing tour of Bulgaria’s largest inland port and Holy Trinity Church. Alternatively, join a full-day guided tour to Veliko Tarnovo.

Day 3


Join a bike ride or guided tour of Belogradchik with a visit to the Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin. This evening on-board, you’ll enjoy a live Bulgarian folklore show.

Day 4

Donji Milanovac / Iron Gates Gorge (excursion to Lepenski Vir)

Before lunch, you’ll enjoy a scenic sailing through the spectacular Iron Gates Gorge. After, either stretch your legs on a walk led by your Adventure Host or join a guided tour of Lepenski Vir.
After a brief sailing to Golubac, you’ll enjoy a guided visit to its fortress.

Day 5


Discover Belgrade’s central walkway with your Adventure Host, join a guided sightseeing tour of the city or attend an on-board lecture on the rich history of the Balkan States.

Day 6

Novi Sad

Walk alongside your Adventure host, join a guided tour of Novi Sad, embark on a walking tour to the Petrovaradin Fortress or attend a tasting at the Museum of Beekeeping and Zivanovic Wine Cellar in Sremski Karlovci.

Day 7

Ilok / Vukovar

Take a walking tour of Ilok – with included wine tasting. After, enjoy a short sailing to Vukovar during lunchtime. Upon arrival, embark on a walking tour.

Day 8

Mohacs (excursion to Pecs)

This morning, join a guided sightseeing tour of this quiet Danube harbour town or embark on a guided tour to nearby Pecs.

Day 9


Choose between hiking up to a viewpoint over Budapest with your Adventure Host or a guided sightseeing tour.

Day 10


Today, you’ll enjoy free time to explore at your leisure.

Day 11


Choose to either follow your Adventure Host on a hike to Bratislava Castle or join a guided walking tour of the Old Town.

Day 12


Explore Vienna’s Danube Island by bike or explore the Habsburg empire on a morning guided city tour. You may also opt into a guided excursion to Schonbrunn Palace.

Day 13

Durnstein / Wachau Valley / Melk

Start your day with a guided hike up to castle ruins or a guided walk discussing the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart.
Later, you’ll sail through the scenic Wachau Valley.
Upon arrival at Melk, join your Adventure Host for a walk along the Danube, take a guided tour through Melk’s Benedictine Abbey or enjoy an on-board wine tasting.

Day 14


Today, you’ll join an afternoon guided city walk. Alternatively, opt into a full-day excursion to Salzburg. Otherwise, spend the afternoon at your leisure.

Day 15

Schlogen Oxbow / Passau

Join your Adventure Host on a hike from Oberhaus along the Ilz River or embark on a guided city walk into Passau.

Day 16

Vilshofen (DISEMBARK)

Disembark after breakfast and begin your journey home.

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15 Nights
May Oct

The Danube from Romania to Germany

  • Oltenita (EMBARK)
  • Rousse (excursions to Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi)
  • Vidin
  • Donji Milanovac / Iron Gates Gorge (excursion to Lepenski Vir)
  • Belgrade
  • Novi Sad
  • Ilok / Vukovar
  • Mohacs (excursion to Pecs)
  • Budapest
  • Bratislava
  • Vienna
  • Durnstein / Wachau Valley / Melk
  • Linz
  • Schlogen Oxbow / Passau
  • Vilshofen (DISEMBARK)
£5,301pp Est. Price per person
  • Avalon Expression / Avalon Passion

The Danube from Romania to Germany Cruise Review

“I had an excellent stay; my room was clean, well kept and tastefully modern – as was the sparkling decor for the rest of the ship. The itinerary was interesting, with multiple excursions on offer for each day; I enjoyed getting a choice on how to spend my day.”

Holly Bateman, Sheffield

The Danube from Romania to Germany FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Will I have access to Wi-Fi whilst on board?

Yes. Our Avalon Fleets all feature complimentary Wi-FI access in locations throughout the ship.

What is an Adventure Host?

Your Adventure Host is a member of Avalon Waterways’ dedicated on-board staff, whose role is guiding you through a variety of activities and excursions.

Is there any time spent at leisure on this itinerary?

Yes, this itinerary allows you a full day at leisure on Day 10 in Budapest.

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