Active & Discovery On The Danube – Cruise Only Eastbound 2019
River:
Danube River Cruises
Countries:
Austria, Hungary
Embark:
Linz
Disembark:
Budapest
Ship:
Avalon Panorama
This exciting new 8-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Linz to Budapest, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. With Active Discovery cruises, the choice is always yours: whether you taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike on the Danube trails for spectacular views. Take historical excursions such as a bike ride to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen, or a visit to World War II’s largest concentration camp.

You might also decide to paddle a canoe or meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley. Meet a count at home in his castle; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or vist the city when it first awakes.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Linz (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Engelhartszell—Schlögener Schlinge—Linz: choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey, or visit Jochenstein Power-Station; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögen Oxbow or guided hike on the Danube Trail

Day 3 Linz—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 Greinburg 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 World Museum

Day 7 Visegrád—Budapest:
in Visegrád, choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in Danube-Ipoly National Park

Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation):
your vacation ends this morning



  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.
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