Receive FREE Airfare on the Danube River Cruise with Avalon Waterways

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Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Danube River invites you to experience culture and cuisine in creative ways that are perfect for you.

Receive FREE Airfare on the

Danube River Cruise 

ALL IN PRICE: $4,689 CAD PER PERSON PLUS receive free airfare from select Canadian gateways* 

BASED ON OCTOBER 14, 2019 IN CABIN CATEGORY E 

(Offer is applicable on all cabin upgrades except the Royal Suite) 

LIST OF FEATURES:

  • Featured price is per person land/cruise only, based on double occupancy, on the departure date indicated and includes all taxes and fees (port charges).
  • Many other departure dates and river cruises available.

(Map of the Active & Discovery on the Danube)

HURRY OFFER ENDS ON AUGUST 27TH 2019

 

Itinerary

Day 1: BUDAPEST, 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 2: BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)–DANUBE BEND

The Pearl of the Danube

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 the world-famous Gerbeaud Café.

Enjoy a Hungarian Dinner on board during a scenic cruise through the Danube Bend.

EVENING CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD

(Photo: Hungary)

Day 3: VISEGRÁD

Jousting Tournaments and Artisan Traditions 

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, OR: 

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. 

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

Day 4: VIENNA, 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 Gustav 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
 

(Photo: Painting Class on the River Cruise) 

Day 5: VIENNA

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 

 

Day 6: KREMS 

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 unique 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 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. 
 

Day 7: GREIN

Theater History on Austria's Oldest Stage

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: Take a step back in time with a visit to the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR: 

CLASSIC: Pay homage to a pivotal time in human history with a Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII. 

(Photo: Panorama Suite)

Day 8: ENGELHARTSZELL–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. Later, enjoy a farewell dinner onboard, followed by live entertainment. 

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

This afternoon sail to Linz arriving this evening. 

LINZ

Meet the Locals in Linz 

Join a Guided Optional Pub Crawl through Linz to sample local libations and mingle with the locals. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. 

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

 

Day 9: LINZ (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

*Book a select 2019 or 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg. Other gateway cities available for $199/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for CANADA originating travellers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1 - August 27, 2019 for travel in 2019 or 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air and Groups. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit (if applicable). Not applicable on Royal Suites. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only.

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