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Active Discovery Themed River Cruises

Everyone travels to see new things, but many travel to do new things as well. With the introduction of Avalon Waterways new Active Discovery cruises on the Danube and Rhine, there is something for travelers with varying interests and for all fitness levels. You can now hike, bike, and explore your way through the scenic and historic wonders of the world. On these interactive and energetic cruises, they give you opportunities to spend time with locals and learn about local traditions and the culture with hands-on activities and they pack in real get-up-and-go for those who like to do the same.

Of course Avalon travelers have the opportunity to get their hearts pumping on every cruise. They’ve equipped all of their ships with bicycles for those who wish to pedal their way through the villages and vineyards of Europe. Travelers can opt for guided bicycle excursions or set their own pace along the banks of legendary rivers, through aromatic orchards, and down vibrant city streets.

The following cruises and dates are Active Discovery Themed River Cruises from Avalon Waterways:


05/27/18 - Active Discovery on the Rhine - Southbound (WAW)
06/03/18 - Active Discovery on the Rhine - Northbound (WWA)
06/09/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound (WBL)
06/09/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg – Westbound (WBLM)
06/09/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague – Westbound (WBLP)
06/10/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only Westbound (WBL0)
06/14/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Eastbound (WLBM)
06/14/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Eastbound (WLBP)
06/17/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only (WLB0)
06/17/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Eastbound (WLB)
06/23/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound (WBL)
06/23/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague – Westbound (WBLP)
06/23/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg – Westbound (WBLM)
06/24/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only Westbound (WBL0)
06/28/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Eastbound (WLBM)
06/28/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Eastbound (WLBP)
07/01/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only (WLB0)
07/01/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Eastbound (WLB)
07/07/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound (WBL)
07/07/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg – Westbound (WBLM)
07/07/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague – Westbound (WBLP)
07/08/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only Westbound (WBL0)
07/08/18 - Active Discovery on the Rhine - Southbound (WAW)
07/12/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Eastbound (WLBP)
07/12/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Eastbound (WLBM)
07/15/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only (WLB0)
07/15/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Eastbound (WLB)
07/15/18 - Active Discovery on the Rhine - Northbound (WWA)
07/21/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound (WBL)
07/21/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague – Westbound (WBLP)
07/21/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg – Westbound (WBLM)
07/22/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only Westbound (WBL0)
07/26/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Eastbound (WLBM)
07/26/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Eastbound (WLBP)
07/29/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only (WLB0)
07/29/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Eastbound (WLB)
08/05/18 - Active Discovery on the Rhine - Southbound (WAW)
08/12/18 - Active Discovery on the Rhine - Northbound (WWA)
09/01/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound (WBL)
09/01/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg – Westbound (WBLM)
09/01/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague – Westbound (WBLP)
09/02/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only Westbound (WBL0)
09/06/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Eastbound (WLBM)
09/06/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Eastbound (WLBP)
09/09/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Eastbound (WLB)
09/09/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only (WLB0)
09/15/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague – Westbound (WBLP)
09/15/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg – Westbound (WBLM)
09/15/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound (WBL)
09/16/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only Westbound (WBL0)
09/16/18 - Active Discovery on the Rhine - Southbound (WAW)
09/20/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Eastbound (WLBP)
09/20/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Eastbound (WLBM)
09/23/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only (WLB0)
09/23/18 - Active Discovery on the Rhine - Northbound (WWA)
09/23/18 - Active Discovery on the Danube - Eastbound (WLB)

Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only (WLB0)


8 days from Linz to Budapest
This exciting new 8-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Linz to Budapest, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. The choice is always yours: whether you taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route; 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; be introduced to 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 Visegrad and end your vacation in Budapest. And all the while enjoy 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 every day.

Departures (Land)
06/17/2018 - (WLB0) Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only - $3,349.00
07/01/2018 - (WLB0) Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only - $3,249.00
07/15/2018 - (WLB0) Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only - $3,249.00
07/29/2018 - (WLB0) Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only - $3,249.00
09/09/2018 - (WLB0) Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only - $3,649.00
09/23/2018 - (WLB0) Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only - $3,649.00


Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only Westbound (WBL0)


8 days from Budapest to Linz
This exciting new 8-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation in Hungary’s capital city where you board your Avalon ship and head for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley, or paddle a canoe; be introduced to a count in his castle; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route. And all the while enjoy 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 every day.

Departures (Land)
06/10/2018 - (WBL0) Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only Westbound - $3,349.00
06/24/2018 - (WBL0) Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only Westbound - $3,349.00
07/08/2018 - (WBL0) Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only Westbound - $3,249.00
07/22/2018 - (WBL0) Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only Westbound - $3,249.00
09/02/2018 - (WBL0) Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only Westbound - $3,549.00
09/16/2018 - (WBL0) Active Discovery on the Danube - Cruise Only Westbound - $3,649.00


Active Discovery on the Danube - Eastbound (WLB)


9 days from Linz to Budapest
This exciting new 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Linz to Budapest, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. The choice is always yours: whether you taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route; 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; be introduced to 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 Visegrad and end your vacation with one night in Budapest, and maybe choose to learn some Hungarian? And all the while enjoy 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 every day.

Departures (Land)
06/17/2018 - (WLB) Active Discovery on the Danube - Eastbound - $3,539.00
07/01/2018 - (WLB) Active Discovery on the Danube - Eastbound - $3,439.00
07/15/2018 - (WLB) Active Discovery on the Danube - Eastbound - $3,439.00
07/29/2018 - (WLB) Active Discovery on the Danube - Eastbound - $3,439.00
09/09/2018 - (WLB) Active Discovery on the Danube - Eastbound - $3,839.00
09/23/2018 - (WLB) Active Discovery on the Danube - Eastbound - $3,839.00


Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound (WBL)


9 days from Budapest to Linz
This exciting new 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your Avalon ship and heading for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: you might like to learn a little Hungarian in Budapest; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley, or paddle a canoe; be introduced to a count in his castle; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route. And all the while enjoy 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 every day.

Departures (Land)
06/09/2018 - (WBL) Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound - $3,539.00
06/23/2018 - (WBL) Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound - $3,539.00
07/07/2018 - (WBL) Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound - $3,439.00
07/21/2018 - (WBL) Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound - $3,439.00
09/01/2018 - (WBL) Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound - $3,739.00
09/15/2018 - (WBL) Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound - $3,839.00


Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Eastbound (WLBP)


12 days from Prague to Budapest
This exciting new vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz, as well as to the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Česky Krumlov and Prague, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your Avalon ship and heading for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: you might like to learn a little Hungarian in Budapest; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley, or paddle a canoe; be introduced to a count in his castle; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route. And all the while enjoy 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 every day. Disembark and spend one night in Linz. Choose from a conventional city tour or a history tour, or a gentle hike to the Pöstlingberg for a fantastic panoramic view of Linz. An optional cooking class is available or the chance to learn more about farming in the region. Then visit beautiful Česky Krumlov en route to Prague. Your vacation ends with two nights in the Czech Republic’s capital, exploring the city in the company of a Local Guide, or during an urban hike or on your own. We also offer a variety of optionals such as a visit to a microbrewery or a cooking school to make sure you never run out of things to do!

Departures (Land)
06/14/2018 - (WLBP) Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Eastbound - $4,528.00
06/28/2018 - (WLBP) Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Eastbound - $4,428.00
07/12/2018 - (WLBP) Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Eastbound - $4,428.00
07/26/2018 - (WLBP) Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Eastbound - $4,428.00
09/06/2018 - (WLBP) Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Eastbound - $4,828.00
09/20/2018 - (WLBP) Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague - Eastbound - $4,828.00


Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague – Westbound (WBLP)


12 days from Budapest to Prague
This exciting new vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz, as well as to the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Česky Krumlov and Prague, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your Avalon ship and heading for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: you might like to learn a little Hungarian in Budapest; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley, or paddle a canoe; be introduced to a count in his castle; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route. And all the while enjoy 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 every day. Disembark and spend one night in Linz. Choose from a conventional city tour or a history tour, or a gentle hike to the Pöstlingberg for a fantastic panoramic view of Linz. An optional cooking class is available or the chance to learn more about farming in the region. Then visit beautiful Česky Krumlov en route to Prague. Your vacation ends with two nights in the Czech Republic’s capital, exploring the city in the company of a Local Guide, or during an urban hike or on your own. We also offer a variety of optionals such as a visit to a microbrewery or a cooking school to make sure you never run out of things to do!

Departures (Land)
06/09/2018 - (WBLP) Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague – Westbound - $4,188.00
06/23/2018 - (WBLP) Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague – Westbound - $4,188.00
07/07/2018 - (WBLP) Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague – Westbound - $4,088.00
07/21/2018 - (WBLP) Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague – Westbound - $4,088.00
09/01/2018 - (WBLP) Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague – Westbound - $4,388.00
09/15/2018 - (WBLP) Active Discovery on the Danube with Prague – Westbound - $4,488.00


Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Eastbound (WLBM)


12 days from 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 2 nights in Salzburg and enjoy a guided walk of the city, or if you prefer, a self-guided hike. We take you for a day to the Salzkammergut area where a variety of optional excursions are available: visit Emperor Franz Josef’s imperial villa in Bad Ischl, or choose from a variety of sporting options. You might even decide to join an excursion up a mountain to an ice cave! Then drive to Linz, via the Austrian Lake District, for one night before boarding 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 an old smugglers’ route; 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; be introduced to 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 Visegrad and end your vacation with one night in Budapest, and maybe choose to learn some Hungarian? And all the while enjoy 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 every day.

Departures (Land)
06/14/2018 - (WLBM) Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Eastbound - $4,731.00
06/28/2018 - (WLBM) Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Eastbound - $4,631.00
07/12/2018 - (WLBM) Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Eastbound - $4,631.00
07/26/2018 - (WLBM) Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Eastbound - $4,631.00
09/06/2018 - (WLBM) Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Eastbound - $5,031.00
09/20/2018 - (WLBM) Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg - Eastbound - $5,031.00


Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg – Westbound (WBLM)


12 days from Budapest to Munich
This exciting new vacation introduces you to Salzburg and its surrounding area, and people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz and to Salzburg, in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation in Hungary’s capital city where you board your Avalon ship and head for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a jogging tour around Vienna, or visit the city when it first awakes; meet with a local produce grower in the Wachau Valley, or paddle a canoe; be introduced to a count in his castle; bike to an ancient border defense near Mauthausen or visit World War II’s largest concentration camp; taste locally produced cheese and beer brewed by Trappist monks near Linz, or hike along an old smugglers’ route. Say goodbye to your ship and crew in Linz and drive via the Austrian Lake district, to Salzburg for two nights. Enjoy a guided walk of the city, or if you prefer, a self-guided hike. We take you for a day to the Salzkammergut area where a variety of optional excursions are available: visit Emperor Franz Josef’s imperial villa in Bad Ischl, or choose from a variety of sporting options. You might even decide to join an excursion up a mountain to an ice cave! Transfer to Munich for the last night of this memorable vacation.

Departures (Land)
06/09/2018 - (WBLM) Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg – Westbound - $4,728.00
06/23/2018 - (WBLM) Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg – Westbound - $4,728.00
07/07/2018 - (WBLM) Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg – Westbound - $4,628.00
07/21/2018 - (WBLM) Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg – Westbound - $4,628.00
09/01/2018 - (WBLM) Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg – Westbound - $4,928.00
09/15/2018 - (WBLM) Active Discovery on the Danube with Salzburg – Westbound - $5,028.00


Active Discovery on the Rhine - Northbound (WWA)


8 days from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
A new and exciting way to river cruise and to actively discover well-known and off-the-beaten-path treasures along the Rhine. At each stop, you choose your activity—get some exercise with an active outing, discover a fascinating but perhaps lesser-known site, or do the more traditional sightseeing activity. The choice is yours!

Your river cruise adventure begins in Wiesbaden, Germany, near Frankfurt, and ends in Amsterdam—Holland’s lively capital. Active guests can choose to hike near Eltville, and in the idyllic landscape around Duisburg, climb up to Marksburg Castle for a guided visit and spectacular views, participate in a reenactment of Roman Games in Xanten, bike along the Rhine River, or join a running tour in Amsterdam. For those looking to discover the gems of the area, we will introduce you to the wine of the region at a tasting in Eltville, the art of chocolate making when you visit the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, and German delicacies during a culinary tour in Duisburg. You can walk the mining corridors of an ancient volcano from which basalt was extracted and visit the Zollverein Coal Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps a Roman Clothes Workshop will intrigue you, or you might like to try your hand with a paintbrush at a painting class in Amsterdam. Visit the Eberbach Monastery whose church provided the backdrop to the movie “The Name of the Rose,” join a guided walk in Cologne, take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Castle in Koblenz, and cruise the canals of Amsterdam.

All these activities and more are yours for the taking—and if that’s not enough—you’ll cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, attend a concert at Castle Engers, and enjoy onboard specialty dinners of the region. An unforgettable river cruise experience that offers something for everyone!

Departures (Land)
06/03/2018 - (WWA) Active Discovery on the Rhine - Northbound - $3,499.00
07/15/2018 - (WWA) Active Discovery on the Rhine - Northbound - $3,399.00
08/12/2018 - (WWA) Active Discovery on the Rhine - Northbound - $3,399.00
09/23/2018 - (WWA) Active Discovery on the Rhine - Northbound - $3,649.00


Active Discovery on the Rhine - Southbound (WAW)


8 days from Amsterdam to Wiesbaden
A new and exciting way to river cruise and to actively discover well-known and off-the-beaten-path treasures along the Rhine. At each stop, you choose your activity—get some exercise with an active outing, discover a fascinating but perhaps lesser-known site, or do the more traditional sightseeing activity. The choice is yours!
Your river cruise adventure begins in Amsterdam, Holland’s lively capital! The energetic on board might like to join a guided running tour, or for a gentler pace, see the city on a cruise, gliding through the myriad of canals lined with stately homes. Alternatively, participation in a painting class could reveal the artist in you! And every day we have more planned: Active guests can choose to bike along the Rhine, participate in a reenactment of the Roman Games, climb the many steps up to Marksburg Castle and enjoy spectacular views of the Rhine River, and hike in the beautiful landscape around Duisburg, or near Eltville. You can choose to discover fascinating sites with a visit to the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, where you’ll be introduced to the art of chocolate making, learn about German food on a guided culinary walk in Duisburg, and a chance to taste regional wines in Eltville. Participate in a Roman Clothes Workshop, walk the mining corridors of an ancient volcano from which basalt was extracted, and visit the Zollverein Coal Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guided walks acquaint you with highlights of Cologne and Koblenz, from where you’ll take a cable car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Castle for magnificent views of the surrounding area.
All these activities and more are yours for the taking—and if that’s not enough—you’ll cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, attend a concert at Castle Engers, and enjoy onboard specialty dinners of the region. An unforgettable river cruise experience that offers something for everyone!

Departures (Land)
05/27/2018 - (WAW) Active Discovery on the Rhine - Southbound - $3,499.00
07/08/2018 - (WAW) Active Discovery on the Rhine - Southbound - $3,399.00
08/05/2018 - (WAW) Active Discovery on the Rhine - Southbound - $3,399.00
09/16/2018 - (WAW) Active Discovery on the Rhine - Southbound - $3,649.00

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