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8 Night Active Discovery on the Danube

Marvel at the legendary medieval, imperial roots of the Danube and the cities around it!
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8 Night Active Discovery on the Danube

CruisePlus River Package

Budapest to Linz

August 20, 2019

Avalon Waterways Impression

Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active Discovery cruise on the Danube River invites you to experience culture and cuisine in creative ways that are perfect for you. With Avalon Choice, you can select the experiences that are perfect for your interests and pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic. Avalon Choice gives you a choice of included excursions in each port as you sail from Budapest to Linz.

What we are Including

  • FREE airfare from select Canadian gateways with transfers*
  • 8-night cruise
  • Savings of $1200 per couple!
  • Guided sightseeing by certified local guides
  • Welcome & farewell dinners
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine beer, or soft drinks with lunch & dinner are included daily onboard
  • Up to $150 travel credit per person
  • Taxes & more!
Riverview French Balcony
From $3924pp $5173pp

*Ask us about your gateway

All pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in USD

Itinerary

Budapest to Linz

DAY 1

(D)

BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)–DANUBE BEND

Welcome to Budapest. Your Suite Ship® is ready for boarding.Flights into Budapest must arrive before 2 pm.Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Enjoy a Hungarian Dinner on board during a scenic cruise through the Danube Bend. EVENING CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD
DAY 2

(B, L, D)

VISEGRÁD

Jousting Tournaments and Artisan Traditions
DISCOVERY
Join a Guided Visit to the Medieval Knights Tournament at Visegrád’s Lower Castle, featuring targeting and fighting demonstrations by members of the St. George Knightly Order, OR:
ACTIVE
Take a Castle visit and scenic Hiking Tour to Count Dracula’s prison tower in Visegrád, OR:Active Take part in a canoe excursion through the picturesque Bend Region of the Danube for a truly unique perspective of one of the river’s most beautiful stretches.
Spend free time after your selected activities to explore Palotaház, where stonemasons, smiths, potters, and paper-makers produce their traditional items using age-old techniques. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
DAY 3

(B, L, D)

VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte
ACTIVE
Take a Guided Bike Tour along the famed Ringstrasse and pedestrian avenues of Vienna to see the city’s highlights from a unique perspective, OR:
ACTIVE
Join a Guided Jogging Tour of the City of Music to see highlights of the gilded architecture along the way, OR:
DISCOVERY
Take an Insider’s Tour of Vienna to get behind the scenes of her sights and attractions. You will meet locals, have the chance to prepare some food, and enjoy other surprises, OR:
CLASSIC
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Vienna, including a tour of Belvedere Palace to see Gustav Klimt’s renowned “Kiss” painting.
Spend free time this afternoon strolling through the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse, then take a break for a piece of Sachertorte. This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Musical Experience to conduct your own orchestra, followed by a classical waltz and operetta concert performance to enjoy. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
DAY 4

(B, L, D)

VIENNA

A Feast for the Soul in Vienna
DISCOVERY
Enjoy a morning Guided Walking Tour to see the city in her best light, along with breakfast at a Viennese café, OR:
CLASSIC
Dive into European history and drama with a Guided Tour of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, and Italian or Dutch master works, OR:
CLASSIC
Take a Guided Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, followed by the World Museum Vienna, commemorating the past of the Habsburg Empire.
You might decide to join a Guided Optional Hike this evening to the vineyards surrounding Vienna, and also enjoy an Optional Excursion to a local Viennese Heurigen (Wine Tavern). Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KREMS
DAY 5

(B, L, D)

KREMS

Take a Hike, a Canoe, or a Bike to Explore Austria’s Wine Country
ACTIVE
Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a unique perspective, OR:
ACTIVE
Take a Guided Bike Tour from Krems to Spitz, and enjoy a stop in Dürnstein to see the mesmerizing blue Stiftskirche, and to sample local specialties, OR:
DISCOVERY
Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting, OR:
DISCOVERY
Enjoy a Guided Visit that showcases production of regional fruits, vegetables, wine, or other products.
Relax on board this afternoon to enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Grein. GREINA Modern-Day Castle and the Count of Greinburg
DISCOVERY
See Greinburg Castle on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count during your tour.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREIN
DAY 6

(B, L, D)

GREIN

Theater History on Austria's Oldest Stage
CLASSIC
Take a Guided Walk of Grein, including its historic theater, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances.
Take a mid-morning cruise to Mauthausen. MAUTHAUSENHistory Lessons and Monastic Life in Austria
ACTIVE
Take a Guided Bike Tour along the Limes Cycle Route, following part of the northern border line of the Roman Empire, OR:
CLASSIC
Take a step back in time with a visit to the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:
CLASSIC
Pay homage to a pivotal time in human history with a Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.
This afternoon sail to Linz arriving this evening. LINZMeet the Locals in Linz Join a Guided Optional Pub Crawl through Linz to sample local libations and mingle with the locals. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL
DAY 7

(B, L, D)

ENGELHARTSZELL–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW

Memories and Beer in the making
ACTIVE
Join a Guided Tour to the “House by the Stream” (Haus am Strom) and walk across the Danube Power-Station Jochenstein, OR:
CLASSIC
Visit the stunning rococo-style Engelszell Abbey, and explore its Sensory Garden—complete with stone labyrinth, herb garden, and vineyard. Sample cheese and beer made by the resident Trappist monks.
ACTIVE
This afternoon enjoy a scenic Guided Hike along the Danube’s Schlögen Oxbow bend that cuts a dramatic landscape made by centuries of natural elements.
Or, as a relaxing option, enjoy free time on the Sky Deck this afternoon while you sail through the amazing horseshoe bend of the Danube’s Schlögen Oxbow on your return to Linz. Later, enjoy a farewell dinner onboard, followed by live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ
DAY 8

(B)

LINZ (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Avalon Waterways

Unhindered and Uninhibited River Cruising

Avalon Waterways knows their clientele and they know how their guests enjoy the different perspectives river cruising offers. The unique opportunity that river cruising presents to those that love exploring the world on their own terms is why Avalon has always said “see the world your way” and is why Avalon Waterways has remained one of the world’s premier river cruise lines. River cruising is one of the best ways to visit and explore the waterways that have consistently been some of the most important trade routes of any country and have been instrumental in the success and development of the incredible cities that you’ll be visiting during your journey.

Take the time to discover more about Avalon Waterways and what makes them one of the premier river cruise operators in the world. We guarantee you won’t regret it.

What can you expect with your Avalon Waterways adventure?

Here’s just a small sampling of what an Avalon river cruise might provide on your journey:
  • Open-Air Balconies in suites that offer unprecedented views with wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the world
  • Suites that are 30% larger than the average stateroom
  • Undefinable yet ever present luxury
  • Exquisite dining that features local ingredients prepared by world class master chefs
  • A variety of dining options that includes special events tailored to your itinerary, a la carte meals and multiple venues aboard the ship
  • Incredible itineraries to exciting and exotic locales that will leave you virtually speechless yearning to return for more

Pricing is subject to change anytime without notice and may not be reflected immediately on this page. This deal was last updated on Nov 20, 2018 @ 10:41 am
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