From the legend of Dracula’s castle, to the “Paris of the East” in Bucharest, you’ll embark on an odyssey of new discoveries to treasure. You’ll begin driving into the soaring Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle. Continue to Brasov for a guided tour and a visit to Bran Castle, inspiration of legendary Romanian vampire of folklore—Dracula. In Bucharest, enjoy a tour of the capital’s boulevards, Arc de Triomphe, Royal Palace Square, and historic sites from a dramatic history.
Embark your Avalon Suite Ship and sail overnight to St. Gheorghe for an excursion to the Danube Delta. Cruise through the Balkans and Budapest to Vienna and Austria and discover treasures of Austro-Hungarian royalty. Vienna, the “City of Music,” was the home of the Habsburg monarchy, with the stunning Schönbrunn Palace, summer home of the family dynasty. Hear a fascinating lecture on royal dynasties in Europe with a historian on board your ship and take a Viennese waltz lesson. Seeing such a variety of landscapes, languages, cultures, and historic sites is an experience not to be missed. Join us on this great adventure for exclusive views, from Romania to the Black Sea Delta to Germany.