FROM $6,029

Active & Discovery Avalon River Cruise on the Danube With 1 Night in Budapest

Experience the Danube River with Avalon Active & Discovery river cruise. Enjoy 1 night in Budapest pre-cruise and then set sail for 7 more nights on the Danube River, visiting the wonderful cities of Vienna, Krems and Linz in Austria. Includes roundtrip airfare from Calgary!

Active & Discovery Avalon River Cruise on the Danube With 1 Night in Budapest

DEPARTURE DATE: September 22, 2023
Countries Visited: Austria, Germany, Hungary
Departure Port:Budapest, Hungary


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. 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 included excursions 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.

Join us on this Active & Discovery cruise and experience the Blue Danube to discover each destination your way. Your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like!

Travel Dates & Pricing

September 22, 2023from $6,029 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • Round trip air from Calgary
  • 1 night accommodation in Budapest
  • 7 night river cruise from Budapest Hungary to Vilshofen Germany
  • Prepaid gratuities
  • Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner
  • Onboard enrichment activities
  • Onshore excursions with Local Guides
  • Special onboard entertainment
  • FlexDiningSM options to give you the freedom to choose when and where you dine on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas of the ship
  • Complimentary bottled water available daily
  • 24-hour self-serve beverage station offering complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and a selection of teas; cookies available throughout the day
  • Taxes and port charges


1Fri Sep 22Budapest, Hungary
2Sat Sep 23Budapest (Embarkation)-Danube Bend
3Sun Sep 24Visegrád, Hungary
4Mon Sep 25Vienna, Austria
5Tue Sep 26Vienna, Austria
6Wed Sep 27Krems-Grein, Austria
7Thu Sep 28Grein-Mauthausen-Linz, Austria
8Fri Sep 29Engelhartszell-Schlögener Oxbow
9Sat Sep 30Vilshofen (Disembarkation)

Day 1 Budapest:
Welcome to Hungary

Day 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 sailing

Day 3 Visegrád:
Choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in the Danube-Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour

Day 4 Vienna:
Choice of bike tour, or Insider’s tour of Vienna, 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 Military Museum

Day 6 Krems-Grein:
In Krems choice of canoe tour, or bike tour from Krems to Spitz, or Wine World Experience with tasting, or local encounter showcasing regional products; visit Clam castle in Grein 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 Oxbow:
Choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey, or visit Jochenstein Power-Station or guided bike tour; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögener Oxbow, or guided hike along the Danube trails

Day 9 Vilshofen (Disembarkation):
Your vacation ends this morning

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