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Active and Discovery on the Danube
8-Night Danube Cruise from Linz to Budapest and 1 Night Hotel Accommodation in Budapest (or reverse)

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AVL WAX cruise
2021 & 2022 Departure Dates & Pricing

Linz to Budapest (WLBE) - 9 days

**In 2022: Cruise will begin in Deggendorf**

-or-

Budapest to Linz (WBLQ) - 9 days

**In 2022: Cruise will end in Deggendorf**

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Detailed Itinerary: Linz to Budapest - Eastbound (WLBE)

**In 2022: Cruise will begin in Deggendorf. Please call for itinerary.**

Skip to Budapest to Linz itinerary

Day 1: Linz, Austria (Embarkation Day)

Welcome to Austria! Your Suite Ship® 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 world-famous pastries.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL (D)

Day 2: Engelhartszell - Schlogen Oxbow

Memories and Beer in the Making

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.

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.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Linz - 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: 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.

In 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)

Day 4: Spitz

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 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 an OPTIONAL Guided Hike through the vineyards outside Vienna, with a wine tasting and dinner at a local Viennese Heurigen (Wine Tavern).

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B, L, D)

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-

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

-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)

Day 6: 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 the 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.

This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Visegrád, Hungary

Jousting Tournaments and Dracula’s Tower

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

-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.

In 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 Day)

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: Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour combining 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 one of the many cafés. (B)

Day 9: Budapest

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Budapest to Linz - Westbound (WBLQ)

**In 2022: Cruise will end in Deggendorf. Please call for itinerary.**

Skip to Linz to Budpest 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 Day)

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 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,L,D)

Day 3: Visegrád

Jousting Tournaments and Dracula’s Tower

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

-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)

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’/ 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 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 (B,L,D)

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 an OPTIONAL Guided 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 Canoe or a Bike through 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 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.

In 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)

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.

In 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: 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 camp of WWII.

This afternoon sail to Linz arriving this evening.

In Linz:
Meet the Locals in Linz

You may choose to join an OPTIONAL Guided Pub Crawl through Linz to sample local libations and mingle with the locals.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL (B,L,D)

Day 8: Engelhartszell - Schlogen 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.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

Day 9: Linz (Disembarkation Day)

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
  • In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.

Departure Dates

Program Start Date
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin
From Linz (WLBE)
Program Embarkation Date

Ship

Category E - Lower Deck w/ window

Category D - Lower deck aft w/ window
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony

Category P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

Suite -
Upper Deck w/ french balcony
May 15, 2021
Ilumination
$3,829
$4,028
$4,978
$5,028
$5,128
$6,028
Jun 4, 2021
View
$3,829
$4,028
$4,978
$5,028
$5,128
$6,028
Jun 27, 2021
Envision
$3,829
$4,028
$4,978
$5,028
$5,128
$6,028
Jul 17, 2021
View
$3,829
$4,028
$4,978
$5,028
$5,128
$6,028
Aug 4, 2021
Impression
$3,729
$3,928
$4,878
$4,928
$5,028
$5,928
Sep 1, 2021
Impression
$3,829
$4,028
$4,978
$5,028
$5,128
$6,028
Sep 15, 2021
Impression
$4,129
$4,328
$5,278
$5,328
$5,428
$6,328
Oct 20, 2021
View
$3,629
$3,828
$4,778
$4,828
$4,928
$5,828
May 19, 2022
View
$3,908
$4,107
$5,207
$5,257
$5,357
$6,407
Jun 16, 2022
View
$3,858
$4,057
$5,157
$5,207
$5,307
$6,357
Jun 26, 2022
View
$3,858
$4,057
$5,157
$5,207
$5,307
$6,357
Jul 15, 2022
Impression
$3,957
$4,156
$5,256
$5,306
$5,406
$6,456
Sep 22, 2022
View
$4,158
$4,357
$5,457
$5,507
$5,607
$6,657
Oct 12, 2022
View
$3,958
$4,157
$5,257
$5,307
$5,407
$6,457
 
From Budapest (WBLQ)
Program Embarkation Date

Ship

Category E - Lower Deck w/ window

Category D - Lower deck aft w/ window
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony

Category P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

Suite -
Upper Deck w/ french balcony
May 7, 2021
Ilumination
$3,829
$4,028
$4,978
$5,028
$5,128
$6,028
May 27, 2021
View
$3,829
$4,028
$4,978
$5,028
$5,128
$6,028
Jun 19, 2021
Envision
$3,829
$4,028
$4,978
$5,028
$5,128
$6,028
Jul 9, 2021
View
$3,829
$4,028
$4,978
$5,028
$5,128
$6,028
Jul 27, 2021
Impression
$3,729
$3,928
$4,878
$4,928
$5,028
$5,928
Aug 24, 2021
Impression
$3,729
$3,928
$4,878
$4,928
$5,028
$5,928
Sep 7, 2021
Impression
$4,129
$4,328
$5,278
$5,328
$5,428
$6,328
Oct 12, 2021
View
$3,729
$3,928
$4,878
$4,928
$5,028
$5,928
May 11, 2022
View
$3,908
$4,107
$5,207
$5,257
$5,357
$6,407
Jun 22, 2022
View
$3,858
$4,057
$5,157
$5,207
$5,307
$6,357
Jul 21, 2022
Impression
$3,758
$3,957
$5,057
$5,107
$5,207
$6,257
Sep 14, 2022
View
$4,158
$4,357
$5,457
$5,507
$5,607
$6,657
Oct 4, 2022
View
$4,058
$4,257
$5,357
$5,407
$5,507
$6,557
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges : Additional $182 per passenger (2021departures); Additional $196 per passenger (2022 departures).
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please call to inquire.

Prices Do Include:

Daily afternoon
• 1 night hotel accommodation in Budapest at InterContinental Budapest or similar (hotel subject to change) with breakfast
• 7-night Danube Cruise Budapest to Linz (or reverse) in selected cabin category
• Full board meals, including Captain's Welcome and Farewell receptions, Welcome and Farewell dinners
• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer or soft drinks with dinner onboard
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Daily guided sightseeing program conducted by a Certified Local Guide
• Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by local chefs, entertainers, artisans and experts designed to enrich your cruise
• Gratuities to local guides and excursion drivers
• Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

• Individual arrival and departure (airfare, transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port charges
• Gratuities to the Cruise Director and onboard crew
• Other personal expenses

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