Avalon Waterways - Active Discovery on the Danube

LINZ to BUDAPEST

This exciting 9-day European river cruise holiday introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Linz to Budapest, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. The choice is always yours: whether you taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; paddle a canoe or meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley; be introduced to a count in his castle; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad and end your vacation with one night in Budapest, and maybe choose to learn some Hungarian? And all the while enjoy the comfort of your Avalon ship, with its delectable meals and warm, personal service. Certainly your home from home while you explore your new surroundings every day.

STANDARD FEATURES

  • CRUISE
    Deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom (Category E) with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds.
  • LINZ
    Onboard welcome reception.
  • ENGELHARTSZELL-SCHLOGEN OXBOW-LINZ
    Choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey to tour its brewery, enjoy a tasting, and explore its sensory garden, or guided hiking tour to retrace the WWII smugglers route; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlogen Oxbow or guided hike on the Danube Trail.
  • LINZ-MAUTHAUSEN-GREIN-SPITZ
    Choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, or bike tour; scenic cruising through the Strudengau; guided walk in Grein, visit the historical theater and a castle to meet the owner; scenic cruising past Melk Abbey.
  • SPITZ-VIENNA
    Choice of canoe tour down the Danube; bike tour from Spitz to Krems with sightseeing in Durnstein and chance to sample local specialties; Wine World Experience with tasting; or local encounter showcasing regional products with included snack and beverage.
  • VIENNA
    Choice of bike tour, jogging tour, encounter with area business people, or city sightseeing tour with visit of Belvedere Palace to see Klimt's Kiss; choice of early riser walking tour with breakfast at a Viennese cafe and entrance to Habsburg private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts; Habsburg collection entrance with time in the Italian & Dutch Masters Gallery; or Habsburg collection entrance with Military Museum visit.
  • VISEGRAD-BUDAPEST
    In Visegrad, choice of medieval knights tournament or guided hiking in Danube-Ipoly National Park; scenic cruising around the Danube Bend; onboard gala farewell dinner.
  • BUDAPEST
    Choice of walking tour with language lesson, guided bike tour, or city sightseeing tour.
  • SIGHTSEEING
    Your day-by-day itinerary indicates in UPPERCASE all inside visits, special features, and guided sightseeing. All included guided sightseeing is conducted by a Certified Local Guide. Choose the sightseeing pace that suits you
    Leisurely, Traditional, or Independent (where available).
  • LOCAL FAVOURITES
    Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.

 

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Departure Dates:
Based on specific departure dates

*per person share twin

9 days from

$5,536*

Includes

Meals

  • Breakfast - 8
  • Lunch - 6
  • Dinner - 7

Captain's welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes
Welcome dinner
Daily Afternoon Tea
Daily Night Fare
Farewell dinner
Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast
wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel.

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