Active Discovery on the Danube – Cruise Only Westbound 2019
8 days Budapest to Linz
Starting at $2,649Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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. Arrive in Budapest where your Avalon Suite Ship is ready for boarding. You’ll cruise the blue Danube to discover Hungary and Austria with a wide variety of included excursions to choose from. With Avalon Choice, each day is yours to spend your way. Select a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle, see Gustave Klimt’s renowned “Kiss” painting in Vienna, or join a canoe excursion for a different view of the Danube. Whether you prefer browsing the art collection of the Habsburg Empire or sipping local vintages at an Austrian wine-tasting, your Active Discovery cruise is packed with Avalon Choice inclusions for every pace in every place we go. Sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks and explore their Abbey gardens; take a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower; or tour Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of WWII’s most notorious sites—selecting from an unmatched variety of included excursions to choose from each day. Join us on this Active Discovery cruise and experience the Blue Danube your way. No matter how you choose to explore new locales—from paddling canoes to picnic views—Avalon Choice includes the excursions and activities to invite you to discover each destination your way. Your Active Discovery Danube River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like!
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation)–Danube Bend:||onboard welcome reception; scenic cruising around the Danube Bend|
|Day 2 Visegrád:||choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in Danube—Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour|
|Day 3 Vienna:||choice of bike tour, or jogging tour, or meet with local people or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace|
|Day 4 Vienna:||choice of early risers guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Italian or Dutch masters works, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the World Museum|
|Day 5 Krems–Grein:||choice of canoe tour, or bike tour from Krems to Spitz, or Wine World Experience with tasting, or local encounter showcasing regional products; visit Greinburg castle and meet the Count|
|Day 6 Grein–Mauthausen–Linz:||guided walk in Grein, visit the historical theater; in Mauthausen, choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, or guided bike tour|
|Day 7 Engelhartszell–Schlögener Schlinge–Linz:||choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey, or visit Jochenstein Power-Station;; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögener Schlinge, or guided hike along the Danube trails|
|Day 8 Linz (Disembarkation):||your vacation ends this morning|
- In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Hotel as shown or similar
Rainerstraße 2-4/Eingang Schillerplatz, Linz Austria
This modern 111-room centrally located property offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout and has a great choice of dining options. The main restaurant serves a traditional breakfast and a choice of regional dishes for lunch & dinner, the café's speciality is homemade pastries which can also be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace in fair weather and there is a classic bar for drinks and light snacks.