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Bulgarian capital Sofia HDR scenic sunset over old Aleksander Nevski orthodox church

Balkan Discovery

This cruise is covered by Avalon Waterways under ATOL 1082

Regional flights available - Call us for a quote from your local airport


Deposits from just £50pp, FREE wine and NO booking fee! Ends 31st January 2018.

Plus BRAND NEW FOR 2018 – pay for your cruise in monthly instalments with 0% interest. Speak to your Concierge for more information!

This incredible voyage is the perfect way to explore Eastern Europe by river. You’ll begin your voyage in the legendary Hungarian capital of Budapest, where two overnights give you plenty of time to explore. You’ll then begin your journey down the Danube, calling at Belgrade then passing through the imposing natural wonder that is the Iron Gates. Other highlights include Vidin with its medieval fortress, the splendid Patriarch’s Church in Veliko Tarnovo, an organ recital in Pecs  and a visit to the Lepenski Vir archaeological site before your journey ends in Romania’s culture-rich capital Bucharest, where you’ll have plenty of time to explore.



# Port of Call
  • 1 Budapest
  • 2 Budapest
  • 3 Budapest
  • 4 Pecs
  • 5 Belgrade
  • 6 Lepenski Vir
  • 7 Iron Gate
  • 8 Vidin
  • 9 Veliko Tarnovo
  • 10 Arbanassi
  • 11 Rousse
  • 12 Oltenita
  • 13 Bucharest
  • 14 Bucharest

What´s included in the price

Luxury river cruises

  • Flights from London Heathrow with British Airways; regional flights at a supplement
  • Your personal Avalon chauffeur service by executive car for you and your travelling companions to and from your UK airport (limit 100 miles each way)
  • All meals on board including full breakfast, buffet lunch and waiter service dinner with quality wines from Europe's most famous wine regions; afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats; a choice of teas and coffees throughout the day
  • Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours; headsets provided on excursions
  • On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music
  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a French balcony in most staterooms
  • Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew
  • Captain's Welcome Reception, Welcome Dinner and Farewell Gala Dinner
  • All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes
  • A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions

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Dates and Prices - Budapest to Bucharest

DayShipPrices from pp 
25 Apr 2018 Avalon Passion SOLD OUT
11 May 2018 Avalon Luminary SOLD OUT
06 Jun 2018 Avalon Passion £3729
04 Jul 2018 Avalon Passion SOLD OUT
01 Aug 2018 Avalon Passion £3039
22 Aug 2018 Avalon Illumination £2999
12 Sep 2018 Avalon Passion £3199
10 Oct 2018 Avalon Passion £3379
17 Oct 2018 Avalon Illumination £3119

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