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Active & Discovery on the Danube with 1 Night in Budapest (Westbound) 2025

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Why dip your toes in the Danube when you can explore and adore its landmarks, legends, customs and cuisine in the most interactive ways? Avalon’s Active & Discovery cruises on the Danube invite dreamers and doers to activate their curiosities. To look closer, dive deeper, and forage further into the hamlets and hills of Germany, Austria, and Hungary. Uncover ancient traditions and local flavors in immersive ways. Enjoy leisurely sightseeing or on-your-own discoveries. Whether you walk through winding alleyways, hike to a castle, bike to a palace or row to your own sanctuary of scenery, our diverse offering of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions along the Danube redefines the rules of engagement. Move.Enjoy a little get-up-and-go on your cruising vacation when you:•Sink your teeth into Count Dracula’s Visegrád prison tower on a hike to new heights.•Paddle a canoe on an excursion through the picturesque Bend region.•Pedal along the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley. And be moved.Get off the beaten path and relish the world when you:•See the ancient jousting skills of the St. George Knightly Order at Visegrád Castle.•Savor a merry morning walk, Vienna’s infamous café culture and VIP access to an art museum.•Meet the Count of Clam at Austria’s 12th-century and beautifully preserved Clam Castle. Plus, Classic sightseeing is always available in every port along the way.Start sooner with a one-night hotel stay in Budapest! Avalon Choice sightseeing is the perfect highlight of your stay.Activate your senses and discover a world of wonder in all-new, entirely “you” ways on your personal, passion-packed cruise along the Danube.

Countries Visited

Austria , Germany , Hungary

Cities Visited

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

  1. 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.

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  2. Day 2
    BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)–DANUBE BEND
    The Pearl of the Danube

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

    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 Join a local Hungarian 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.

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

    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    EVENING CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD

    (B,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    VISEGRÁD
    Jousting Tournaments and Dracula’s Tower

    ACTIVE Visit Count Dracula’s prison tower on a Hiking Tour, 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, OR:

    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.

    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

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel and Sachertorte on the Blue Danube

    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 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 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. Or enjoy an optional excursion in Schönbrunn.

    This evening consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    VIENNA
    A Feast for the Soul

    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.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KREMS

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    KREMS
    Pedals and Paddles in Austria’s Wine Country

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    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 Krems to Spitz, 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.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREIN

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    GREIN
    Theater History...Alive and Well in Grein

    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

    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 Memorial, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camp of WWII.

    This afternoon sail to Linz arriving this evening.

    LINZ

    Legendary, Lovely Linz

    Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    ENGELHARTSZELL–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW
    Memories and Beer in the Making

    ACTIVE Bike your way to a local trappist monastery in Engelhartszell, OR:

    DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour to a cider cellar where an expert sommelier will reveal the secrets of Upper Austria’s beloved ciders, 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.

    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 way to Vilshofen.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VILSHOFEN

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    VILSHOFEN (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

    Flights should not leave Munich airport before 8 am.

    (B)

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    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); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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Accommodations

Gateway city for departures is Munich.

Port charges:
$210

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.

Budapest: InterContinental Budapest
Few would argue the InterContinental Budapest is in the city's best location: right on the Danube across from Castle Hill and the Royal Palace. With the Chain Bridge and the Parliament just steps away, there's no shortage of superb sightseeing opportunities. The Váci Utca shopping street, Central Market Hall and the Gellért Baths are also nearby.
Address:
Apaczai Csere Janos utca 12-14
Budapest , Hungary
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 10609 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

Globus has always been a good choice. Their tours are great. They have everything well planned.

We love Globus and have been on many tours including Avalon cruises and Independence City Stays too.

We have gone on several globus tours and always had a great experience. the hotels are all top notch, the travel arrangements great, the destinations and side trips wonderful.

We have taken several tours with Globus and will continue due to their professionalism, knowledge and quality of service.

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was everything we expected and more. I would definitely book another trip with Globus. I look forward to my next tour.

Globus was a highly reliable company as usual.

The Globus tour director was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and kept us occupies during the bus rides. The accommodations were very nice and conveniently located.

Globus is a first class operation. We have never gone wrong in booking a tour with Globus.

This trip to Portugal, Morocco and Spain was wonderful. A great experience from start to finish. Globus Tours are top notch.

It's usually hard to beat our expectations of a trip but Avalon most certainly did it. The atmosphere delivered, the food, the excursions and their wonderful staff made our vacation more than memorable.

Globus always provides very high quality. We were completely satisfied with our experience.

We have traveled many times with Globus. We consistently have found this tour operator to be reliable.

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.

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