Active & Discovery On The Danube (Eastbound)

01/23/2020 through 09/12/2021
01/23/2020 through 09/23/2021
Avalon Waterways

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-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 river 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. With Avalon Choice included excursions, you can choose an insider’s tour of Vienna, or decide to join a canoe excursion-your Active & Discovery river cruise has something for every pace in every place we go. From a wine tasting to a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower, you’ll find the perfect outing you’ll prefer. One day, visit Belvedere Palace in Vienna to see Klimt’s renowned “Kiss,” and another day you may attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle.

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 learn something new with a leisurely walking tour to discover a few local Hungarian phrases. 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. No matter how you choose to explore new locales-from paddling canoes to picnic views-Avalon Choice includes the excursions and activities to let you enjoy each destination your way.

Included Features:

Day 1 Linz (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Engelhartszell-Schlögener Schlinge-Linz: choice of visit to Jochenstein power station, or visit to Engelszell Abbey, or guided hike along the Danube trails; 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 walk in Grein, visit the historical theater and Clam Castle to meet the owner

Day 4 Spitz-Vienna: choice of canoe tour, or bike tour from Spitz to Krems, or Wine World Experience with tasting, or local encounter showcasing regional products

Day 5 Vienna: choice of bike tour, or jogging 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 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 walking tour with language lesson, or guided bike tour, or city sightseeing tour

Day 9 Budapest: your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Linz, Austria (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Engelhartszell – Schlögen Oxbow
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Day 3 Linz – Mauthausen
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Day 4 Spitz
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Day 5 Vienna
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Day 6 Vienna
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Day 7 Visegrád, Hungary
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Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation)
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Day 9 Budapest
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