Active & Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound) 2021
9 Day River Cruise Linz to Budapest
Starting at $4,158
Destinations & 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 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|
- 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.
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 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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Apaczai Csere Janos utca 12-14 Budapest Hungary
Few would argue the InterContinental Budapest is in the city's best location: right on the Danube across from Castle Hill and the Royal Palace. With the Chain Bridge and the Parliament just steps away, there's no shortage of superb sightseeing opportunities. The Váci Utca shopping street, Central Market Hall and the Gellért Baths are also nearby.
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Apaczai Csere Janos U.4 Budapest Hungary
This modern 364 room property enjoys a prime downtown location and offers convenience blended with style. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and the hotel has a fitness center with sauna and Jacuzzi. The trendy Mediterranean Grill restaurant serves tasty Hungarian dishes and the stylish lounge bar offers tapas style food and cocktails.