FROM $6,142
12 DAYS

Spend three nights in stunning Salzburg before embarking on your Avalon Suite Ship for your Active Discovery cruise on the Danube River. You’ll arrive in Munich, Germany, and travel to Salzburg—birthplace of Mozart. Here enjoy a guided visit of the Hallein Salt Mine. The following day, immerse yourself in Salzburg on a guided walking tour to see the beloved sights from “The Sound of Music,” the Old Town, and lovely Mirabell Gardens. 

Travel from Salzburg to Linz to embark on your Avalon Suite Ship for an unforgettable cruise on the Danube River to Budapest. Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, Avalon Choice includes experiences that are perfect for your preference and pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic. 

Your Active Discovery cruise is packed with Avalon Choice inclusions for every pace in every place we go. Browse the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks, or choose an insider’s tour of Vienna. Attend a wine tasting in Krems or join a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower, visit Belvedere Palace in Vienna to see Klimt’s renowned “Kiss,” or attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle. With Active Discovery river cruises, the choice is always yours. Stroll the streets of Budapest on a classic sightseeing tour or take a bike ride through town for a different perspective, or learn a few local Hungarian phrases on a walking tour! Your Active Discovery Danube River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like!

TOUR DETAILS

Day 1 - MUNICH, GERMANY-SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

Welcome to Munich. Transfer to Salzburg to start your holiday. Flights into Munich must arrive by Noon.

Day 2 - SALZBURG

A full-day excursion takes you to the Salzkammergut area, and here choose your activity: a walking tour that visits the Imperial Villa in the town of Bad Ischl, or an active hike up Siriuskogel mountain for outstanding views of the fairytale area below. (B)

Day 3 - SALZBURG

During an included guided walk of the city, see sights immortalized in The Sound of Music; as well as the Old Town and lovely Mirabell Gardens. (B)

Day 4 - SALZBURG-LINZ (EMBARKATION)

Transfer to Linz and before embarkation choose your activity: a Guided Tour of Linz, or a more contemporary History Tour, or a hike to Mt. Postlinberg. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL (B,D)

Day 5 - ENGELHARTSZELL-SCHL¿GEN OXBOW

Memories and Beer in the Making ACTIVE - Join a Guided Tour to the "House by the stream" (Haus am Strom) and walk across the Danube Power-Station Jochenstein, OR: CLASSIC - Visit the stunning rococo-style Engelszell Abbey, and explore its Sensory Garden-complete with stone labyrinth, herb garden, and vineyard. Sample cheese and beer made by the resident Trappist monks. Enjoy free time on the Sky Deck this afternoon while you sail through the amazing horseshoe bend of the Danube's Schlogen Oxbow on your way back to Linz. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ (B,L,D)

Day 6 - LINZ-MAUTHAUSEN

History Lessons and Monastic Life in Austria ACTIVE - Take a Guided Bike Tour along the Danube and discover how fertile this area is. Stop at a local farm and learn more about farming life and flood protection, OR: CLASSIC - Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery-the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR: CLASSIC - Join a sobering Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII. In the afternoon sail to Grein. GREIN Theater History and Modern-Day Castles CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walk of Grein, including its historic theater, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances. DISCOVERY - See Burg Clam (Greinburg Castle) on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count of Clam during your tour. EVENING CRUISE TO SPITZ (B,L,D)

Day 7 - SPITZ

Take a Hike, a Canoe, or a Bike to Explore Austria's Wine Country ACTIVE - Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a unique perspective, OR: ACTIVE - Take a Guided Bike Tour from Spitz to Krems, and enjoy a stop in Durnstein to see the mesmerizing blue Stiftskirche, and to sample local specialties, OR: DISCOVERY - Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting, OR: DISCOVERY - Enjoy a Guided Tour that showcases the production of regional fruits, vegetables, wine, or other products. Relax this afternoon as you cruise toward Vienna. This evening, perhaps join a Guided Optional Hike through the vineyards outside Vienna, with a wine tasting and dinner at a local Viennese Heurigen (Wine Tavern). OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B,L,D)

Day 8 - VIENNA

Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel and Sachertorte ACTIVE - Take a Guided Bike Tour along the famed Ringstrasse and pedestrian avenues of Vienna to see the city's highlights from a unique perspective, OR: ACTIVE - Join a Guided Jogging Tour of the City of Music to see highlights of the gilded architecture along the way, OR: DISCOVERY - Get an Insider's Tour of Vienna to get behind the scenes of her sights and attractions. You will meet locals, have the chance to prepare some food, and enjoy other surprises, OR: CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Vienna, including a tour of Belvedere Palace to see Gustave Klimt's renowned "Kiss" painting. Spend free time this afternoon strolling through the pedestrian Karntnerstrasse, take a break for a piece of Sachertorte. EVENING/OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B,L,D)

Day 9 - VIENNA

A Feast for the Soul in Vienna DISCOVERY - Enjoy a morning Guided Walking Tour to see the city in her best light, along with breakfast at a Viennese cafe, OR: CLASSIC - Dive into Europe history and drama with a Guided Tour of the Habsburg family's private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Italian or Dutch master works, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, followed by the World Museum Vienna, commemorating the past of the Habsburg Empire. This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VISEGRAD (B,L,D)

Day 10 - VISEGRAD, HUNGARY

Jousting Tournaments and Dracula's Tower DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Excursion to the Medieval Knights Tournament at Visegrad's Lower Castle, featuring targeting and fighting demonstrations by members of the St. George Knightly Order, OR: ACTIVE - Take a Castle visit and scenic Hiking Tour to Count Dracula's prison tower in Visegrad. OR: ACTIVE - Take part in a canoe excursion through the picturesque Bend Region of the Danube for a truly unique perspective of one of the river's most beautiful stretches. This afternoon, relax on the Sky Deck while sailing into Budapest and enjoy magnificent views of the beautiful Parliament Building. BUDAPEST, HUNGARY The Pearl of the Danube Take some free time this afternoon to explore the vibrant and stunning city of Budapest. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board your ship this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST (B,L,D)

Day 11 - BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)

ACTIVE - See the sights from a different perspective by joining a Guided Bike Tour along the bike paths of the city, OR: DISCOVERY - Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour combing the sights of Budapest with "Fungarian" instruction of useful local words and phrases, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Budapest to see the city's most iconic sites. Spend free time shopping for Hungarian paprika or handcrafted souvenirs, or savor a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafes. (B)

Day 12 - BUDAPEST

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Date
Twin
Single
6th April 2020
$6,142
$9,887
4th May 2020
$7,040
$11,279
1st June 2020
$7,040
$11,279
29th June 2020
$6,912
$11,081
27th July 2020
$6,912
$11,081
24th August 2020
$7,040
$11,279
21st September 2020
$7,425
$11,876
19th October 2020
$6,784
$10,882
Price per person
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