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Avalon Waterways Active Discovery on the Danube with 3 Nights Salzburg area – Eastbound (WLBM)

12 days Munich to Budapest 
This exciting new vacation introduces you to Salzburg and its surrounding area, and people and places along the Danube from Linz to Budapest, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Spend three nights in Salzburg and enjoy a guided walk of the city. We take you for a day to the Salzkammergut area: visit Emperor Franz Josef’s imperial villa in Bad Ischl, or join a guided hike up to Siriuskogel Mountain.

You may also choose from a variety of optional excursions. Then drive to Linz, via the Austrian Lake District, where you will board your Avalon river cruise ship. The choice is always yours: whether you taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along the Danube trails for spectacular views; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; paddle a canoe or meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley.

Perhaps you’d like to meet a count in his castle; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrád and end your vacation with one night in Budapest, and maybe choose to learn some Hungarian? All of this is yours to discover on your Active Discovery river cruise, all the while enjoying the comfort of your Avalon ship, with its delectable meals and warm, personal service. Certainly your home from home while you explore your new surroundings, active adventures, and discoveries each day.

Ships: Luminary - Panorama - Impression
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Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $500 per couple on select 2019 air-inclusive Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/07/19, 04/03/19, 05/03/19, 06/01/19, 06/29/19, 07/27/19, 08/24/19, 10/05/19, 10/19/19
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2018 air-inclusive Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/14/18, 07/26/18, 09/06/18, 09/20/18
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    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/03/19, 06/01/19, 06/29/19, 07/27/19, 08/24/19, 10/05/19, 10/19/19
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/14/18, 07/26/18, 09/06/18, 09/20/18
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
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Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Munich—Salzburg: transfer to Salzburg
Day 2 Salzburg. Excursion to Salzkammergut area: choice of guided hike up the Siriuskogel, or guided tour of Bad Ischl, including the Imperial Villa
Day 3 Salzburg: guided tour
Day 4 Salzburg—Linz (Embarkation): transfer to Linz; choice of guided city walk, or contemporary history tour, or hike up Mt. Pöstlingberg; onboard welcome reception
Day 5 Engelhartszell—Schlögen Schlinge—Linz: choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey to tour its brewery, enjoy a tasting, and explore its sensory garden, or fun guided hike along the WWII smuggler’s route; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögener Schlinge, or guided hike on the Danube Trail
Day 6 Linz—Mauthausen—Grein: in Mauthausen, choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, or guided bike tour; guided tour in Grein, visit to the historical theater and Greinburg Castle
Day 7 Spitz—Vienna: choice of canoe tour down the Danube; bike tour from Spitz to Krems with a stop in Dürnstein to sample local specialties; or Wine World Experience with tasting; or local encounter showcasing regional products
Day 8 Vienna: choice of bike tour, or jogging tour, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace to see Klimt’s Kiss; or Vienna Experimental experience, to meet with local people
Day 9 Vienna: choice of early risers guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café; or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Italian and Dutch Masters Gallery, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Military Museum
Day 10 Visegrád—Danube Bend: in Visegrád, choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in Danube-Ipoly National Park; scenic cruising around the Danube Bend

Day 11 Budapest (Disembarkation): choice of guided tour with funny language lesson, or guided bike tour, or guided tour
Day 12 Budapest: your vacation ends this morning

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Itinerary (2019)

Day 1MUNICH—SALZBURG
 Welcome to Munich. Transfer to Salzburg to start your vacation.
Day 2SALZBURG
 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 3SALZBURG
 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 4SALZBURG—LINZ, AUSTRIA (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. Pöstlinberg.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

(B,D)
Day 5ENGELHARTSZELL—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.

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 way back to Linz.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

(B,L,D)
Day 6LINZ—MAUTHAUSEN
 History Lessons and Monastic Life in Austria

ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour along the Limes Cycle Route, and follow part of the northern border line of the Roman Empire, 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 7SPITZ
 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 different 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 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 Heurigen wine tavern.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

(B,L,D)
Day 8VIENNA
 Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte

ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour along the famed Ringstrasse and pedestrian avenues of Vienna, 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 see special surprise sights, events, or 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 Kärntnerstrasse, then take a break for a piece of Sachertorte.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

(B,L,D)
Day 9VIENNA
 A Feast for the Soul in Vienna

DISCOVERY Take a Guided Walking Tour for early risers this morning—with breakfast at a Viennese café, OR:

CLASSIC Join 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 VISEGRÁD

(B,L,D)
Day 10VISEGRÁD, HUNGARY
 Knights, Castles, and Vampires

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Excursion 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 Hike to the Castle to visit Count Dracula’s prison tower in Visegrád.

Sail to Budapest this afternoon.

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 11BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)
 ACTIVE Join a Guided Biking Tour along the bike paths of the city, OR:

DISCOVERY Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour that includes some “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.

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

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:
$182

Gratuities to Local Guides & excursion drivers are included.

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Munich:
in single room from $341 to $643, in twin room from $201 to $352

Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single room from $178 to $446, in twin room from $111 to $243

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 / $1149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1199
P / Royal Deck / $1299
Avalon Suite / Royal Deck / $2199

Avalon Notes

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

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06/14/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $4,731.00
06/28/2018 $4,631.00
07/26/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $4,631.00
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09/20/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,031.00
04/03/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,705.00
05/03/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,155.00
06/01/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,255.00
06/29/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,155.00
07/27/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,155.00
08/24/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,255.00
09/07/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,555.00
10/05/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,255.00
10/19/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,055.00
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