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Active & Discovery on the Danube with 1 Night in Budapest (Eastbound) 2024

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

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 Vilshofen 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.

Countries Visited

Austria , Germany , Hungary

Cities Visited

Budapest , Deggendorf , Grein , Krems , Linz , Munich , Vienna , Wachau Valley

  1. Day 1
    VILSHOFEN, 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

    (D)
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    ENGELHARTSZELL, 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)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    LINZ–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)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    SPITZ
    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)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    VIENNA
    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)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    VIENNA
    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:

    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)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    VISEGRÁD, HUNGARY
    Jousting Tournaments and Dracula’s Tower

    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, OR:

    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.

    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)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    BUDAPEST (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.

    (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    BUDAPEST
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • 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.

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

The world is waiting to be rediscovered! And Globus helps you reunite with your favorite destinations through our ongoing commitment to travel with the ease and confidence travelers have come to expect on tour with us. No matter where you travel, our global network of travel experts has you ready to reconnect.

And along the way, we’re step-for step with you to remove the worries and hassles that might make aspiring globetrotters hesitate when taking that first step in discovering dream destinations once again. With exceptional health and safety protocols and on-trip contingency plans for unexpected surprises, Globus travelers see more of the world with more peace of mind.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will conduct tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start and peace of mind throughout the journey. This includes proof of vaccination for all guests.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

There may be times on tour or on the motorcoach when social distancing is required. We will take care in assuring any local guidelines are followed in a safe and comfortable way for our guests. For any cases where masks are required due to local guidelines, we ask that guests bring their own approved N95 (FFP2) masks for their own comfort and safety. Our wireless listening technology enables safe distances between our guests and other travelers during excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for each of our guests and our team, our Tour Directors, Local Hosts, and motorcoach drivers are fully vaccinated, and Globus is also requiring that all travelers are fully vaccinated before joining the trips. Additionally, regular guest checks are conducted, and, when required by local guidelines, masks will be worn by our guests and by our team when accompanying guests. In all other cases, masks are optional for guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Gateway city for arrivals is Munich.

Port charges:
$210

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

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.

Budapest: Budapest Marriott
This modern 364 room property enjoys a prime downtown location and offers convenience blended with style. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and the hotel has a fitness center with sauna and Jacuzzi. The trendy Mediterranean Grill restaurant serves tasty Hungarian dishes and the stylish lounge bar offers tapas style food and cocktails.
Address:
Apaczai Csere Janos U.4
Budapest , Hungary

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 9844 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

Excellent itinerary, outstanding guide, and a wonderful trip to a delightful country I would strongly recommend.

The tour cities and sites we visited were all great. The pace of the tour was good (not rushed with time to rest, shop or sight see on our own). Our tour director was fabulous (good communicator, knowledgeable, nice sense of humor). Our driver was a wonderful driver, I always felt safe. The extra excursions (I purchased all 4) were excellent and reasonably priced. I will use Globus again.

Globus Escapes are an economical way to travel during the off season. For me, I often prefer the off-season because there are fewer crowds. I especially appreciate the local tour guides in each area.

Great company. Makes traveling so enjoyable.

Globis is a very professional travel operator with exceptional tour directors. In our experience with them they deliver more tha what we expected.

An excellent choice of tour to restart traveling after the long Covid delay!

This was our 3rd tour with Globus and, as with our first 2, they exceeded our expectations.

I enjoyed my tour with Globus very much. The bus was very clean and new and comfortable. The driver was outstanding and our tour guide was excellent. She was very knowledgeable. I loved the itinerary and it was a perfect way to travel. I would use Globus again for a future tour.

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Globus was top notch. Our tour guide was exceptional. Everything was on time and we were able to get to many attractions early before the crowds.

This was our seventh trip with Globus and they continue to deliver first class experiences with incredible tour directors.

Autumn Cruse was absolutely fantastic to work with. She was dealing with about 8 women all living in different states and time zones! She deserves a medal and positive recognition from her employer. Good employees are very hard to find and retain these days. I look forward to working with her again.

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