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Active Discovery on the Danube Cruise

8 nights from $5526 per person share twin
in a Deluxe Stateroom
flights are additional
Departs 28 Apr 19
other dates available

Sale Period

until 30 Oct 18 unless sold out prior

 

8 nights from
$5526
per person share twinin a Deluxe Stateroomflights are additionalDeparts 28 Apr 19other dates available

Active Discovery on the Danube Fly/Cruise Package

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. With Avalon Choice, you can select the experiences that are perfect for your interests and pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic. Avalon Choice gives you a choice of included excursions in each port.


Deal Includes:

 7 night river cruise (Budapest to Linz)
 All meals onboard
 Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner daily
 Included excursions with your choice of Classic, Active or Discovery experiences
 Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
 Onboard local entertainment
 Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
 Gratuities to Cruise Director, Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
 Professional Cruise Director & Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions.
BONUS: Receive $2400 Air Credit per couple

Cruise 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. 
ACTIVE - Join a Guided Biking Tour along the bike paths and pedestrian areas of the city, OR: DISCOVERY - Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour that includes some "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 Cafe. Enjoy a Hungarian Dinner on board during a scenic cruise through the Danube Bend. EVENING CRUISE TO VISEGRAD (B,L,D)

Day 3: VISEGRAD. 
Jousting Tournaments and Artisan Traditions. DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Visit to the Medieval Knights Tournament at Visegrad's Lower Castle, featuring targeting and fighting demonstrations by members of the St. George Knightly Order, OR: ACTIVE - Take a Castle visit and Hike Tour to Count Dracula's prison tower in Visegrad. Spend free time after your selected activities to explore Palotahaz, where stonemasons, smiths, potters, and paper-makers produce their traditional items using age-old techniques. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA (B,L,D)

Day 4: VIENNA, AUSTRIA. 
Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel and Sachertorte. ACTIVE - Take a Guided Bike Tour along the famed Ringstrasse and pedestrian avenues of Vienna, 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 see special surprise sights, events, or 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 Karntnerstrasse, 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 (B,L,D)

Day 5: VIENNA . 
A Feast for the Soul in Vienna. DISCOVERY - Take a Guided Walking Tour for early risers this morning-with breakfast at a Viennese cafe, OR: CLASSIC - 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: 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 (B,L,D)

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 different perspective, OR: ACTIVE - Take a Guided Bike Tour from Krems to Spitz, and enjoy a stop in Durnstein 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 of Greinburg. DISCOVERY - See Greinburg Castle on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count during your tour. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREIN (B,L,D)

Day 7: GREIN. 
Theatre History and Modern-Day Castles. CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walk of Grein, including its historic theatre, 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 Limes Cycle Route, and follow part of the northern border line of the Roman Empire, 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. 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 (B,L,D)

Day 8: ENGELHARTSZELL-SCHLOGEN OXBOW. 
History 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 - Join an afternoon Guided Hike along the Danube's Schlogen Oxbow bend that cuts a dramatic landscape made by centuries of natural elements. Instead of the Guided Hike, you can choose to enjoy free time on the Sky Deck this afternoon while you sail through the amazing horseshoe bend of the Danube's Schlogen Oxbow on your return to Linz. Later, enjoy a farewell dinner onboard, followed by live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ (B,L,D)

Day 9: LINZ (DISEMBARKATION). 
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning (B)


Deluxe Stateroom
From $5526 per person share twin  

Panorama Suite
From $7025 per person share twin 

Royal Suite
From $8425 per person share twin   

Regional add ons on request
Cruise operates May - October in both directions, ask us for pricing.

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Terms and Conditions

Ask your HOT Cruise Consultant for prices on other departure dates. All cruise packages are based on Twin share, inside cabin and costs are per person. Availability is current as at 17 Sep 18 and deals are available until date shown or until sold out. Space is strictly limited and is subject to availability at time of booking. On board credit where shown is per cabin & must be spent on board and is not refundable in cash. All passengers are bound by the individual cruise lines terms&conditions, please ask your consultant for a full copy. Current Deals must be paid in full at time of booking or as shown. All passengers must have a valid passport with more than 6 months validity at the end of their holiday. Travel insurance should be taken out at time of booking to cover in the event of any unforeseen cancellation. Included airfares are based on special non refundable economy fares, ground transfers are not included unless specified, any hotels included are on a room only basis unless specified. ESTA Visas are required for Itineraries visiting USA ,Canada, India, China, Vietnam & Sri Lanka. Visa costs are not included. If travelling on a non NZ passport other visas + NZ re-entry permits may also be required, please check with applicable embassy

Sale Period

until 30 Oct 18 unless sold out prior

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