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9 DAYS
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 DAYS
Active and Discovery on the Danube – Westbound

Budapest to Linz
Jul - Sep 2019

Active and Discovery on the Danube – Westbound

Jul - Sep 2019 | Budapest to Linz
on board Impression

starting from:
WAS $4,928 NOW $4,328 CAD
FREE Roundtrip Air*, Taxes & Fees
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and Take an EXTRA $600 OFF/stateroom

INCLUDES


1-Night Pre Cruise Hotel in Budapest
  • FREE Roundtrip Air*
  • FREE Drinks (Lunch & Dinner on board)
  • FREE WiFi throughout the ship
  • FREE Guided Tours
  • FREE Bicycles for checkout
  • ALL Government Taxes & Fees
  • Travel Insurance

Cruise Connections Specials/person (CAD)
FREE Roundtrip Air*, Taxes & Fees
Date Ship Deluxe
From
Panorama Suite
From
Save Up To
(per couple)
Jul 22, 2019 Impression $4,928
$4,328
$5,988
$5,388
$1,200
Aug 19, 2019 Impression $5,043
$4,443
$6,053
$5,453
$1,200
Sep 30, 2019 Impression $5,157
$4,557
$6,217
$5,617
$1,200
*Free round-trip economy class Trans-Atlantic air applies to select Canadian gateways: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg. Other gateway cities available from $199/person extra. Free and reduced Air offer is subject to change, capacity-controlled and may be pulled out at any time without prior notice.

Book Today & Take an EXTRA $600 OFF/stateroom

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.

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner

Budapest to Linz

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner

DAY 1

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

1-Night stay in BUDAPEST MARRIOT or Similar Deluxe Hotel

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital

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

DAY 2

(B, D)

BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)–DANUBE BEND

The Pearl of the Danube

ACTIVE
See the sights from a different perspective by joining a Guided Bike Tour along the bike paths and pedestrian areas 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 the world-famous Gerbeaud Café.

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

EVENING CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD

DAY 3

(B, L, D)

VISEGRÁD

Jousting Tournaments and Artisan Traditions

DISCOVERY
Join a Guided Visit to the Medieval Knights Tournament at Visegrád’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 Visegrád, 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.

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 4

(B, L, D)

VIENNA, AUSTRIA

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
Take 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
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Vienna, including a tour of Belvedere Palace to see Gustav Klimt’s renowned “Kiss” painting.

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

This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Musical Experience to conduct your own orchestra, followed by a classical waltz and operetta concert performance to enjoy.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

DAY 5

(B, L, D)

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 café, OR:
CLASSIC
Dive into European history and drama with a Guided Tour of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, and 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.

You might decide to join a Guided Optional Hike this evening to the vineyards surrounding Vienna, and also enjoy an Optional Excursion to a local Viennese Heurigen (Wine Tavern).

Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KREMS

DAY 6

(B, L, D)

KREMS

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 Dürnstein 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 Visit that showcases production of regional fruits, vegetables, wine, or other products.

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

GREINA Modern-Day Castle and the Count

DISCOVERY
See Burg Clam on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count of Clam during your tour.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREIN

DAY 7

(B, L, D)

GREIN

Theater History on Austria’s Oldest Stage

CLASSIC
Take a Guided Walk of Grein, including its historic theater, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances.

Take a mid-morning cruise to Mauthausen.

MAUTHAUSENHistory 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
Take a step back in time with a visit to the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:
CLASSIC
Pay homage to a pivotal time in human history with a Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII

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This afternoon sail to Linz arriving this evening.

LINZMeet the Locals in Linz

Join a Guided Optional Pub Crawl through Linz to sample local libations and mingle with the locals. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

DAY 8

(B, L, D)

ENGELHARTSZELL–SCHLÖGEN 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.
ACTIVE
This afternoon, enjoy a scenic Guided Hike along the Danube’s Schlögen Oxbow bend that cuts a dramatic landscape made by centuries of natural elements.

Or, as a relaxing option, enjoy free time on the Sky Deck this afternoon while you sail through the amazing horseshoe bend of the Danube’s Schlögen Oxbow on your return to Linz. Later, enjoy a farewell dinner onboard, followed by live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

DAY 9

(B)

LINZ (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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