Active & Discovery Cruise On The Danube From Croatia To The Black Sea (Zagreb To Bucharest) 9D8N

From $3,578.26 $2,224.81 Per Person, Twin Share

At a Glance

Unlock the novel tune of an immersive boutique cruise across the Danube River enjoying the dynamic scenery across Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Experience your cruise your way by walking, biking or at a leisure pace floating through the best of these countries on an unforgettable adventure on this enthralling 9 days active and discovery small river cruise voyage.

Bring a start to your panoramic adventure in Zagreb, Croatia's energetic capital city not short of praiseworthy highlights to explore at your convenience. Come across bountiful museums, Austro-Hungarian architecture, and an explosion of outdoor activities as you stroll through the thriving city. Go further afield in a guided tour to discover the Roman rich history before travelling to Osijek to embark on your Avalon suite ship, the breathtaking Avalon Passion and sail ...

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Croatia's capital city, Zagreb, at your leisure
  • Marvel in the captivating sights of grand architecture dotting the Balkan Peninsula
  • Sail through the Danube River, simultaneously enjoying brilliant scenery from the comfort of your cruise ship
  • Experience the freedom to enjoy the best of this region at your own pace with multiple activity options to choose from each day accommodating varied interests
  • Enjoy an interactive wine production section with local experts
  • Treat your taste buds to uniquely prepared regional dishes and wine tasting
  • Immerse in total comfort rejuvenating aboard the luxurious suite ship, Avalon Passion
  • Learn rich history and culture across the famous European countries

What's Included

  • 8 nights accommodation on a twin share basis including 1 night in Zagreb hotel, 1 night in Brasov Hotel and 6 nights onboard river cruise vessel with modern services and amenities
  • Meals, snacks, tea, and coffee during voyage including complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Welcome, & farewell cocktails with sparkling wines and canapés.
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary.

Itinerary

DAY 1 HELLO CROATIA & EXPLORE AT YOUR LEISURE
4-5 Star Hotel in Zagreb
None
DAY 2 MORE DISCOVERY OF ZAGREB & ONBOARD THE SUITE SHIP
Avalon Passion, Avalon Impression or Avalon Illumination
Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 3 UNCOVER BELGRADE'S CULTURE AND FORMIDABLE LANDMARKS
Avalon Passion, Avalon Impression or Avalon Illumination
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4 VISIT LEPENSKI VIR, DJERDAP PARK, OR TOUR DONJI MILANOVIC
Avalon Passion, Avalon Impression or Avalon Illumination
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5 EXPLORE VIDIN IN BULGARIA BY FOOT, BIKE OR VISIT A LOCAL WINERY
Avalon Passion, Avalon Impression or Avalon Illumination
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6 AN ALL-ROUND GUIDED TOUR ACROSS ROUSSE, VELIKO TARNOVO & ARBANASSI
Avalon Passion, Avalon Impression or Avalon Illumination
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7 TRAVERSE THE BOUNTIES OF ROMANIA ON FOOT OR BY BIKE
Avalon Passion, Avalon Impression or Avalon Illumination
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8 DISEMBARK IN FETESTI & TRAVEL TO BUCHAREST
4-5 Star Hotel in Brasov
Breakfast
DAY 9 ROUND OFF AT BUCHAREST
None
Breakfast

Dates & Prices

The displayed price is a guide for per person, based on Twin occupancy for available Deluxe Staterooms or Panorama Suites or Royal Suites. Please contact us for available cabins and prices. 

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How To Get There

- The departure point is Zagreb, Croatia

- The finish point is Bucharest, Romania

- Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Zagreb. The closest major airport is Zagreb Airport which is 10 km from the center of Zagreb.

Weather & Climate

Transylvania is one of the coldest regions in Romania with an average daily high temperature of only 16 degrees centigrade. The climate widely corresponds to Central European weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening during a year. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. The climate of Romania is temperate continental transitioning into an oceanic climate on the eastern coast.

The northern and central parts of the Balkans have a central European climate, characterized by cold winters, warm summers, and well-distributed rainfall. The southern and coastal areas, however, have a Mediterranean type of climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, relatively rainy winters

Vessel Details

The sister ships Avalon Passion, Avalon Impression and Avalon Illumination features two full decks of Panorama Suites℠ with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air℠ Balcony. Cruise along the legendary Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers, enjoying fresh breezes and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites℠ are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an alternative dining option in the Panorama Bistro, an expanded fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the open-air bistro.

Vessel Features

Length: 135 metres

Crew: 47

Deluxe Stateroom: 16

Panorama Suites: 65

Royal Suites: 2

How To Choose Your Stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom: Category E & D. 172 square feet. Unique features are two bay windows.

Panorama Suite: Category A, B & P. 200 square feet. Unique features are wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard, wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony and Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area.

Royal Suite: Category S. 300 square feet. Unique features are wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard, wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony and Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area.

How To Choose Your Excursion Type

Your cruise features excursion and onboard activity options. Select what interests you most so you can experience your cruise your way with 3 different activity types:

  • Classic: A local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations and the “must see” sites.
  • Discovery: Inspiring and interactive activities designed to speak to your interests. From cooking classes, to painting workshops, allowing to spend time immersing yourself in the destination’s unique culture.
  • Active: Embark on energetic excursions keeping you in motion and on the go. From a guided hiking tour, to biking, and paddling your way through scenic locales.
Other Information

Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

Payment Detail
All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.

A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 120 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 120 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.

Single Supplement
All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

General Cancellation Policies
- Outside of 120 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
- Within 120 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
You need to advise the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. The tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

Liability
The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

Child Policy
Please consult travel consultant on age limit.

Changes to Itineraries
Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

Changes in Prices
While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

Cancellation by The Tour Operator
The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

Force Majeure
'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

Evacuations
In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

Travel Insurance
In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.

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