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Avalon Waterways Active & Discovery on the Danube with 1 Night in Budapest (Eastbound) (WLBE)

9 Day River Cruise Deggendorf to Budapest 
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 interests and pace. From Classic to Active to Discovery inclusions, you can explore and experience each destination your way—from Deggendorf to Budapest. 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 Danube River cruise is packed with Avalon Choice® inclusions for every preference and pace in every place we go. Whether you prefer classic sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, an active excursion by bike, hike, or canoe, or a creative experience in culinary or performing arts, you’ll find the perfect way to spend your day.

Sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks and explore their Abbey gardens. Choose an insider’s tour of Vienna, or join a canoe excursion—your Active & Discovery river cruise has something for every interest. From a wine tasting to a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower, to a visit to Belvedere Palace in Vienna to see Klimt’s renowned “The Kiss,” to a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle—the adventure is up to you.

With Active & Discovery river cruises, the choice is always yours. Explore 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. Your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like! Join us on this Active & Discovery river cruise and experience the Danube your way.

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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): 06/04/21, 06/27/21, 08/04/21, 09/01/21, 09/15/21
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Deggendorf (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Engelhartszell-Schlögener Schlinge-Linz: Choice of visit to the Jochenstein power station or visit to Engelszell Abbey; choice of guided hike along the Danube trails or scenic cruising around the Schlögen Oxbow

Day 3 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 the historical theater and Clam Castle to meet its owner the Count

Day 4 Spitz-Vienna: Choice of canoe tour, bike tour from Spitz to Krems, Wine World Experience with tasting, or regional products showcase

Day 5 Vienna: Choice of bike tour, or insider's tour of Vienna, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace

Day 6 Vienna: Choice of early risers guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided tour, see the Habsburg private art collection and the Italian and Dutch Masters Gallery, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Military Museum

Day 7 Visegrád-Budapest: In Visegrád, choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in Danube-Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour

Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation): Choice of guided tour with travel writer Kinga Tittel, or guided bike tour, or city sightseeing tour

Day 9 Budapest: Your vacation ends this morning

Related Avalon Tours

WLB - Active & Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound)
WLBE - With 1 Night in Budapest
WLBP - With 2 Nights in Prague & 1 Night in Budapest
WLBQ - With 2 Nights Prague
WBL - Active & Discovery on the Danube (Westbound)

Itinerary (2022)

Day 1DEGGENDORF, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
 Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Munich must arrive by 2 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Explore your ship and enjoy dinner on your first evening onboard.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

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Day 2ENGELHARTSZELL, AUSTRIA–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW–LINZ
 Memories and Beer in the Making

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

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.

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 to Linz.

Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

(B,L,D)
Day 3LINZ–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 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 on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count of Clam during your tour.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO SPITZ

(B,L,D)
Day 4SPITZ
 Paddle a Canoe or Pedal a Bike in Austrian 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, stop in Dürnstein to see the beautiful blue Stiftskirche, and 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 consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

(B,L,D)
Day 5VIENNA
 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:

DISCOVERY Get 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 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 6VIENNA
 A Feast for the Soul in Vienna

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

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: 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.

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

This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD

(B,L,D)
Day 7VISEGRÁD, HUNGARY
 Jousting Tournaments and Dracula’s Tower

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 Visit Count Dracula’s prison tower on a hiking tour in Visegrád, OR:

ACTIVE Take a canoe excursion through the picturesque Bend Region of the Danube for a unique perspective of one of the river’s most beautiful stretches.

This afternoon, relax on the Sky deck while sailing into Budapest and enjoy magnificent views of the beautiful Parliament Building.

BUDAPEST

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 8BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)
 Bike, Walk, and Talk in Budapest

ACTIVE See the sights from a different perspective by joining a Guided Bike Tour along the bike paths 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.

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Day 9BUDAPEST
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Avalon Pricing Details

Gateway city for arrivals 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 price. 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); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.

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Avalon Tour Dates

Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
06/04/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,908.00
06/27/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,858.00
08/04/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,758.00
09/01/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,158.00
09/15/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,158.00
10/20/2021 $3,658.00
05/19/2022 $3,908.00
06/16/2022 $3,858.00
06/30/2022 $3,858.00
07/15/2022 $3,758.00
09/22/2022 $4,158.00
10/12/2022 $3,958.00
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