9 Days
Period
Austria, Hungary
Location

Itinerary-WLB

Day 1 | Linz, Austria (Embarkation) (D)
Welcome to Austria! Your Suite ShipSM Awaits in Linz.

Flights into Linz must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Enjoy any free time today by shopping, exploring on your own, or stop in a café for Austria’s worldfamous pastries.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

 

Day 2 | Engelhartszell – Schlogen Oxbow (B/L/D)
Memories and Beer in the Making

Join a Guided Tour to the “House by the stream” (Haus am Strom) and walk across the Danube Power-Station Jochenstein, OR:

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

 

Day 3 | Linz – Mauthausen (B/L/D)
History Lessons and Monastic Life in Austria

Take a Guided Bike Tour along the Limes Cycle Route, and follow part of the northern border line of the Roman Empire, OR:

Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery — the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:

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, AUSTRIA
Theatre History and Modern-Day Castles

Take a Guided Walk of Grein, including its historic theatre, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances.

See Burg Clam (Greinburg Castle) on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count of Clam during your tour.

EVENING CRUISE TO SPITZ

 

Day 4 | Spitz (B/L/D)
Take a Hike, a Canoe, or a Bike to Explore Austria’s Wine Country

Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a different perspective, OR:

Take a Guided Bike Tour from Spitz to Krems, and enjoy a stop in Dürnstein to see the mesmerising blue Stiftskirche, and to sample local specialties, OR:

Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting, OR:

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

 

Day 5 | Vienna (B/L/D)
Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel and Sachertorte

Take a Guided Bike Tour along the famed Ringstrasse and pedestrian avenues of  Vienna, OR:

Join a Guided Jogging Tour of the City of Music to see highlights of the gilded architecture along the way, OR:

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:

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

 

Day 6 | Vienna (B/L/D)
A Feast for the Soul in Vienna

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

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:

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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD

 

Day 7 | Visegrád, Hungary (B/L/D)
Knights, Castles, and Vampires

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:

Hike to the Castle to visit Count Dracula’s prison tower in Visegrád.

Sail to Budapest this afternoon.

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

 

Day 8 | Budapest (Disembarkation) (B)
Bike, Walk, and Talk in Budapest

Join a Guided Biking Tour along the bike paths of the city, OR:

Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour that includes some “Fungarian” instruction of useful local words and phrases, OR:

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 savour a piece of cream cake in the world-famous Gerbeaud Café.

 

Day 9 | Budapest (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

 

Always Included

• Complimentary regional wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner on board
• Onboard meals, including daily four-course à la carte dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, mains, desserts, and Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options
• Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
• Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
• Onboard local entertainment
• Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF STANDARD INCLUSIONS AND FEATURES, SEE INSIDE BACK COVER.

Your Choice

Avalon knows there is more than one way to explore new destinations. In addition to included ACTIVE , DISCOVERY , and CLASSIC activities, we o$er Guided Optional Excursions with options to personalise your experience even more. And we are there with plenty of free-time suggestions to help you get the most out of every adventure.

• ACTIVE Paddle a canoe on the Danube to glide past the spectacular shores with vineyards and hills of Austria.
• Join a Guided Optional Hike through the vineyards outside Vienna, with a wine tasting and dinner in a local tavern.
• Spend some free time strolling through the shops, hiking a hill above the river, or biking through a village and enjoy a picnic on shore.

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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.z.

Day 2 | Budapest (Embarkation)—Danube Bend (B/D)
The Pearl of the Danube

Join a Guided Biking Tour along the bike paths and pedestrian areas of the city, OR:

Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour that includes some “Fungarian” instruction of useful local words and phrases, OR:

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 savour 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

Day 3 | Visegrad (B/L/D)
Jousting Tournaments and Artisan Traditions

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:

Hike to the Castle to visit Count Dracula’s prison tower in Visegrád.

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 (B/L/D)
Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte

Take a Guided Bike Tour along the famed Ringstrasse and pedestrian avenues of Vienna, OR:

Join a Guided Jogging Tour of the City of Music to see highlights of the gilded architecture along the way, OR:

Take 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:

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, 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

Day 5 | Vienna (B/L/D)
A Feast for the Soul in Vienna

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

Join a Guided Tour of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, and Italian or Dutch master works, OR:

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 (B/L/D)
Take a Hike, a Canoe, or a Bike to Explore Austria’s Wine Country

Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a di$erent perspective, OR:

Take a Guided Bike Tour from Krems to Spitz, and enjoy a stop in Dürnstein to see the mesmerising blue Stiftskirche, and to sample local specialties, OR:

Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting, OR:

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 of Greinburg

See Greinburg Castle on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count during your tour.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREIN

Day 7 | Grein (B/L/D)
Theatre History on Austria’s Oldest Stage

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

Take a Guided Bike Tour along the Limes Cycle Route, and follow part of the northern border line of the Roman Empire, OR:

Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:

Join a sobering Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.

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 8 | Engelhartszall – Schlogen Oxbow (B/L/D)
Memories and Beer in the Making

Join a Guided Tour to the “House by the stream” (Haus am Strom) and walk across the Danube Power-Station Jochenstein, OR:

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.

Join an afternoon Guided Hike along the Danube’s Schlögen Oxbow bend that cuts a dramatic landscape made by centuries of natural elements.

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

Day 9 | Linz (Disembarkation) (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

STAY LONGER
Day 1 TO 8 like cruise WBL

Day 9 | Linz (Disembarkation) (B)
KRUMLOV&PRAGUE. Take a morning trip to visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov, before setting out for a late afternoon arrival in Prague.

Day 10 | PRAGUE (B)
Choose your activity: an active guided urban hike that continues to the Prokopske Valley Nature Reserve, or a guided city sightseeing tour.

Day 11 | PRAGUE (B)
Enjoy a free day to explore the city on your own, or choose one of the many Guided Optional Excursions offered today.

Day 12 | PRAGUE (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.