Active & Discovery On The Danube (Westbound)
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 preference and pace. From Classic to Active to Discovery inclusions, you can explore and experience each destination your way. Start by exploring 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. Attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle; see Gustav Klimt’s renowned “The Kiss” painting in Vienna. With Avalon Choice®, each day is yours to spend your way. 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 cruise is packed with 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 daily included excursions.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!
Day 1 Budapest: Welcome to HungaryDay 2 Budapest (Embarkation)-Danube Bend: Choice of guided tour with travel writer Kinga Tittel, or guided bike tour, or city sightseeing tour in Budapest; onboard welcome reception; scenic cruising around the Danube BendDay 3 Visegrád: Choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in the Danube-Ipoly National Park, or canoe tourDay 4 Vienna: Choice of bike tour, or meet with local people, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere PalaceDay 5 Vienna: Choice of early risers walking 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 Military MuseumDay 6 Krems-Grein: In Krems choice of kayak tour, or bike tour from Krems to Spitz, or Wine World Experience with tasting, or local encounter showcasing regional products; visit Greinburg castle in Grein and meet the CountDay 7 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 tourDay 8 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 trailsDay 9 Linz (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
Budapest (Embarkation) – Danube Bend
Engelhartszell – Schlögen Oxbow