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Avalon Waterways Active & Discovery on the Danube with 1 Night in Budapest (Westbound) (WBLQ)

9 Day River Cruise Budapest to Deggendorf 
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!

Ships: Illumination - View - Envision - Impression
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/27/21, 06/19/21, 09/07/21, 10/12/21
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

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 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 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 Schlinge: 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 Deggendorf (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

Related Avalon Tours

WBL - Active & Discovery on the Danube (Westbound)
WBLE - With 2 Nights in Prague
WBLP - With 1 Night in Budapest & 2 Nights in Prague
WBLQ - With 1 Night in Budapest
WLB - Active & Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound)

Itinerary (2022)

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
 The Pearl of the Danube

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

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 Join the author of “Fabulous Budapest” for an unforgettable introduction to the local people, places, and experiences that makes Budapest so special, 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 Visit Count Dracula’s prison tower on a hiking tour, 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 SachertorteViennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube

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:


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 consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

(B,L,D)
Day 5VIENNA
 A Feast for the Soul

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 one of the world’s most important museums with a Guided Tour of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, and enjoy Italian or Dutch master works, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, followed by the Military Museum, commemorating the past of the Habsburg Empire.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KREMS

(B,L,D)
Day 6KREMS
 Take a Canoe or a Bike through Austria’s Wine Country

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

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

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

Legendary, Lovely Linz

Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

(B,L,D)
Day 8ENGELHARTSZELL–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW
 Memories and Beer in the Making

DISCOVERY 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, a dramatic bend carved by centuries.


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 Deggendorf.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DEGGENDORF

(B,L,D)
Day 9DEGGENDORF (DISEMBARKATION)
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

Flights should not leave Munich airport before Noon.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Gateway city for departures is Munich.

Port charges:
$196

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.

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

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.

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.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
05/27/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,908.00
06/19/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,858.00
07/27/2021 $3,758.00
08/24/2021 $3,758.00
09/07/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,158.00
10/12/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,858.00
05/11/2022 $3,908.00
06/22/2022 $3,858.00
10/04/2022 $4,058.00
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