Active & Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound) 2021 - 9 Day River Cruise Linz to Budapest
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Active & Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound) 2021

9 Day River Cruise Linz to Budapest

Starting at $4,158


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Danube River offers just-right included activities and excursions to suit your interests. With Avalon Choice®, you can select the experiences that are perfect for your interests and pace. From Classic to Active to Discovery inclusions, you can explore and experience each destination your way—from Linz to Budapest. Whether you prefer browsing the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sipping local vintages at an Austrian wine tasting, or joining a canoe excursion, your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise is packed with Avalon Choice® inclusions for every preference and pace in every place we go. Whether you prefer classic sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, an active excursion by bike, hike, or canoe, or a creative experience in culinary or performing arts, you’ll find the perfect way to spend your day.

Sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks and explore their Abbey gardens. Choose an insider’s tour of Vienna, or join a canoe excursion—your Active & Discovery river cruise has something for every interest. From a wine tasting to a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower, to a visit to Belvedere Palace in Vienna to see Klimt’s renowned “The Kiss,” to a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle—the adventure is up to you.

With Active Discovery river cruises, the choice is always yours. Explore Budapest your way—stroll its streets for classic sightseeing with a local guide or take a bike ride through town for a different perspective, or join Kinga Tittel, renowned author of “Fabulous Budapest,” and experience the city’s people and places on an exceptional guided tour. Your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like! Join us on this Active & Discovery river cruise and experience the Danube your way.



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Linz (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Engelhartszell-Schlögener Schlinge-Linz: Choice of visit to the Jochenstein power station or visit to Engelszell Abbey; choice of guided hike along the Danube trails or scenic cruising around the Schlögen Oxbow
Day 3 Mauthausen-Grein: In Mauthausen, choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, or guided bike tour; guided tour in Grein, visit the historical theater and Clam Castle to meet its owner the Count
Day 4 Spitz-Vienna: Choice of canoe tour, bike tour from Spitz to Krems, Wine World Experience with tasting, or regional products showcase
Day 5 Vienna: Choice of bike tour, or meet with local people, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace
Day 6 Vienna: Choice of early risers guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided tour, see the Habsburg private art collection and the Italian and Dutch Masters Gallery, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Military Museum
Day 7 Visegrád-Budapest: In Visegrád, choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in Danube-Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour
Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation): Choice of guided tour with travel writer Kinga Tittel, or guided bike tour, or city sightseeing tour
Day 9 Budapest: Your vacation ends this morning
Notes:
  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.

ITINERARY

Day 1
LINZ, AUSTRIA (EMBARKATION) Welcome to Austria. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Linz must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Enjoy any free time today by shopping, exploring on your own, or stop in a café for Austria’s world-famous pastries. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

Day 2
ENGELHARTSZELL–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW Memories and Beer in the Making Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour of the “House by the stream” (Haus am Strom) and walk across the Danube Power-Station Jochenstei, 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. 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 way back to Linz. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ
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Day 3
LINZ–MAUTHAUSEN History Lessons and Monastic Life in Austria ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour along the Danube and discover how fertile this area is. Stop at a local farm and learn more about farming life and flood protection, OR: CLASSIC Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR: CLASSIC Join a sobering Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII. In the afternoon sail to Grein. GREIN Theater History and Modern-Day Castles CLASSIC Take a Guided Walk of Grein, including its historic theater, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances. DISCOVERY See Burg Clam on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count of Clam during your tour. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO SPITZ
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Day 4
SPITZ 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 Spitz to Krems, 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 Tour that showcases the production of regional fruits, vegetables, wine, or other products. Relax this afternoon as you cruise toward Vienna. This evening, perhaps join a Guided Optional Hike through the vineyards outside Vienna, with a wine tasting and dinner at a local Viennese Heurigen (Wine Tavern). OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
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Day 5
VIENNA 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 Get 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 Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Vienna, including a tour of Belvedere Palace to see Gustave Klimt’s renowned “Kiss” painting. Spend free time this afternoon strolling through the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse then take a break for a piece of Sachertorte. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
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Day 6
VIENNA A Feast for the Soul in Vienna Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. 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 one of the world’s most important museums with a guided tour of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Italian or Dutch master works, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, followed by the Military Museum commemorating the past of the Habsburg Empire. This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD
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Day 7
VISEGRÁD, HUNGARY Jousting Tournaments DISCOVERY Join a Guided Excursion 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. This afternoon, relax on the Sky deck while sailing into Budapest and enjoy magnificent views of the beautiful Parliament Building. BUDAPEST The Pearl of the Danube Take some free time this afternoon to explore the vibrant and stunning city of Budapest. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board your ship this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
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Day 8
BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION) Bike, Walk, and Talk in Budapest ACTIVE See the sights from a different perspective by joining a Guided Bike Tour along the bike paths of the city, OR: DISCOVERY Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour combining the sights of Budapest with “Fungarian” instruction of useful local words and phrases, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Budapest to see the city’s most iconic sites. Spend free time shopping for Hungarian paprika or handcrafted souvenirs, or savor a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafés

Day 9
BUDAPEST Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Accommodations

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Austria Trend Schillerpark
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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 specialty 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.
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