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9 Days
Availability : May - October, 2021/2022
Budapest
Linz
Tour Details

Active & Discovery on the Danube

9-Day River Cruise Budapest to Linz

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!

Prices starting from $4332 CAD per person, based on double occupancy in Riverview Stateroom

Prices starting from $5,384 CAD single occupancy in Riverview Stateroom

For help planning multi-generational family trips please inquire!

2021 AND 2022 departures available now!

Departure Location

Budapest

End Location

Linz

Price Includes

  • Cruise accommodations with elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Daily four-course a la carte dinner
  • Complimentary sparkling wine and juices with breakfast, soft drinks with lunch, and every dinner is paired with complimentary wines selected by a professional sommelier.
  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Bikes, canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
  • 3 types of included shore excursion

Price Excludes

  • International flights & transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Any private expenses
  • Taxes, fees, gratuities

Tour Specialist

  • Deborah Charles
What to Expect

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.

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

CLASSIC

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

DISCOVERY

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests – from cooking classes, to painting workshops – to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

ACTIVE

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go – from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

For more information on this tour, or help with booking, please contact your favourite Lloyds Travel Agent!
Itinerary

Day 1Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital

The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.

Day 2Budapest - Danube Bend

The Pearl of the Danube
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

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 Bend

Spend free time shopping for Hungarian paprika or handcrafted souvenirs, or savor a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafés.

Enjoy a Hungarian Dinner on board during a scenic cruise through the Danube Bend.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD

Day 3Visegrád

Choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in the Danube-Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour

Spend free time after your selected activities to explore Palotaház, where stonemasons, smiths, potters, and paper-makers produce their traditional items using age-old techniques.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

Day 4Vienna, Austria

Choice of bike tour, or meet with local people, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace

Spend free time this afternoon strolling through the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse then take a break for a piece of Sachertorte.

This evening consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

Day 5Vienna

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 Museum

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KREMS

Day 6Krems

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 Count

Relax on board this afternoon to enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Grein.

Day 7Grein - 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 8Engelhartszell-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 9Linz

Your vacation ends this morning

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