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Avalon Waterways Active & Discovery on the Danube with 2 Nights in Salzburg Area & 1 Night in Munich (Westbound) (WBLM)

12 days Budapest to Munich 
Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Danube River, with stays in Salzburg and Munich, invites you to experience culture and cuisine in ways that are perfect for you. With Avalon Choice, you can select the experiences to match your preference and pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic. Avalon Choice gives you a choice of included excursions in each port. 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 a walking tour to learn a few Hungarian phrases. Attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle, or see Gustave Klimt’s renowned “Kiss” painting in Vienna. With Avalon Choice, each day is yours to spend your way. Browse the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sip local vintages at an Austrian wine-tasting, or join a canoe excursion. Your Active & Discovery cruise is packed with Avalon Choice inclusions for every pace in every place we go. Sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks; take a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower; or tour Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of WWII’s most notorious sites—all included in an unmatched variety of excursions to choose from each day.

Add the beauty of Salzburg and the excitement of Munich to your vacation with even more Avalon Choice excursions that are perfect for you! Take a guided tour of Linz, join a contemporary history tour, or go for adventure with a hike to Mt. Pöstlinberg. Next, travel to Salzburg—the birthplace of Mozart—for two nights; here enjoy a guided city tour, and a guided visit of the Hallein Salt Mine. You’ll also spend the night in Munich, Germany, with leisure time to dine, stroll, or relax in the vibrant capital of Bavaria. No matter how you choose to explore—from paddling canoes to alpine views—Avalon Choice includes the excursions to invite you to discover each destination your way.

Ships: Impression - Illumination
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/29/20, 06/24/20, 07/22/20, 08/19/20
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/27/20, 09/16/20, 10/14/20
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/29/20, 08/19/20, 10/14/20, 07/22/20, 05/27/20, 09/16/20, 06/24/20
  • Save $1,000 per couple (plus $299 Air) on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/27/19, 09/02/19, 09/30/19, 06/24/19, 04/28/19, 07/22/19, 08/19/19, 10/14/19, 10/28/19
  • Receive $299 Air (plus $1000 per couple) from select US cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/28/19, 07/22/19, 08/19/19, 10/14/19, 10/28/19, 05/27/19, 09/02/19, 09/30/19, 06/24/19
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/28/19, 08/19/19, 10/14/19, 10/28/19
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Budapest: welcome to Hungary

Day 2 Budapest (Embarkation)—Danube Bend: 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, or canoe tour

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

Day 9 Linz (Disembarkation)—Salzburg: in Linz choice of guided tour, or contemporary history tour, or hike up the Mt. Pöstlingberg; transfer to Salzburg; in Salzburg, choice of bike tour to Hellbrunn Palace, or guided tour

Day 10 Salzburg: Hallein Salt Mine excursion

Day 11 Salzburg—Munich: free time in Salzburg; transfer to Munich

Day 12 Munich: your vacation ends this morning

Related Avalon Tours

WBLQ - Active & Discovery on the Danube (Westbound)
WBLM - With 2 Nights in Salzburg Area & 1 Night in Munich
WBLP - With 3 Nights in Prague
WLBE - Active & Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound)

Itinerary (2020)

Day 1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
 Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital

The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.
Day 2BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)—DANUBE BEND

 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 one of the many cafés.

Enjoy a Hungarian Dinner on board during a scenic cruise through the Danube Bend. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD

(B,D)
Day 3VISEGRÁD
 Jousting Tournaments and Dracula’s Tower

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, OR:

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.

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

(B,L,D)
Day 4VIENNA, 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 Gustave 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

(B,L,D)
Day 5VIENNA
 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

(B,L,D)
Day 6KREMS
 Take a Canoe or a Bike through 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 Krems to Spitz, 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.

GREIN
A 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

(B,L,D)
Day 7GREIN
 Theater History...Alive and Well in Grein

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.

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 camp of WWII.

This afternoon sail to Linz arriving this evening.

LINZ
Meet the Locals in Linz

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Pub Crawl through Linz to sample local libations and mingle with the locals.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

(B,L,D)
Day 8ENGELHARTSZELL—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.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

(B,L,D)
Day 9LINZ (DISEMBARKATION)—SALZBURG
 Disembark your ship and choose your activity: a Guided Tour of Linz, or a more contemporary History Tour, or a hike to Mt. Pöstlinberg. In the afternoon transfer to Salzburg, where you can choose between a Guided Tour of the city, or a bike tour to Hellbrunn Palace.

(B)
Day 10SALZBURG
 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 11SALZBURG—MUNICH
 This morning enjoy free time in Salzburg, before your transfer to Munich

(B)
Day 12MUNICH
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:
$182

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single room from $276 to $361, in twin room from $161 to $217

Extra nights per person in Munich:
in single room from $348 to $728, in twin room from $204 to $394

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,199
P / Royal Deck / $1,299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,199

Avalon Notes

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • 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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*04/28/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,148.00
*05/27/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,348.00
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*09/02/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,548.00
*09/30/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,448.00
*10/14/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,248.00
*10/28/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,748.00
*04/29/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,828.00
*05/27/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $5,028.00
*06/24/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $5,028.00
*07/22/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,928.00
*08/19/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,928.00
*09/16/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $5,328.00
*10/14/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,928.00
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