Active & Discovery On The Danube – Westbound 2019
River:
Danube River Cruises
Countries:
Austria, Hungary
Embark:
Linz
Disembark:
Budapest
This exciting 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your Avalon ship and heading for Visegrád.

With Active Discovery river cruises, the choice is always yours. You might like to learn a little Hungarian in Budapest; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrád; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes.

Meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley, paddle a canoe; or be introduced to a count in his castle. Bike to an ancient border defense nearMauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along the Danube for spectacular views.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Budapest: welcome to Hungary

Day 2 Budapest (Embarkation)—Danube Bend—Visegrád:
choice of walking tour with funny language lesson, or guided bike tour, or city sightseeing tour in Budapest; onboard welcome reception; scenic cruising around the Danube Bend

Day 3 Visegrád:
choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in the Danube—Ipoly National Park

Day 4 Vienna:
choice of bike tour, or jogging tour, or meet with local people, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace

Day 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 World Museum

Day 6 Krems—Grein:
choice of canoe tour, or bike tour from Krems to Spitz, or Wine World Experience with tasting, or local encounter showcasing regional products; visit Greinburg castle and meet the Count

Day 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 tour

Day 8 Engelhartszell—Schlögener Schlinge—Linz:
choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey , or , or visit Jochenstein Power-Station; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögener Schlinge, or guided hike along the Danube trails

Day 9 Linz (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 is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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