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Enjoy Active Discovery on an Avalon River Cruise

Be Active on an Avalon Waterways River Cruise

Enjoy Active Discovery on an Avalon River Cruise

Enjoy Active Discovery on an Avalon River Cruise

Avalon Waterways, one of the top river cruising companies in the world, has added a brand new and exciting program to river cruising. Now on an Avalon river cruise you can take part in their Active Discovery Cruises on the Danube River.

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The Active Discovery Cruises are designed for those who like an action packed adventure! The Active Discovery Program on an Avalon River Cruise will have you hiking, biking, and canoeing through Europe. Explore an underground salt mine, take a guided climb up a mountain, venture inside an ice cave, help a local farmer with his crops, or maybe even compose your own waltz! The possibilities are endless and full of active adventure!

Our personal favorite Active Discovery adventure on an Avalon River Cruise is the 8-day cruise from Linz to Budapest on the Avalon Luminary. This amazing cruise features some of the best activities to choose from that will make this river cruise one to remember!

Travelers on this cruise will begin their journey in Linz and we suggest arriving the day before your cruise so that you have plenty of time to explore this fabulous city!  On the day of departure you will need to be on board the Avalon Luminary by 5p.m. for the welcome reception and to begin your Avalon river cruise adventure!

Avalon River Cruise. Linz Main Square

Avalon River Cruise. Linz Main Square

The next morning you will awake in the beautiful town of Engelhartszell, near the German border. Once in l you get to pick which adventure best suits you best. You can visit the Engelhartszell Abbey and tour their brewery and sensory garden. Along with a cheese and beer tasting brought to you by the Trappist monks. Or, go on a guided hike along the route between the Austria and Germany borders that smugglers once took during World War II. The adventure doesn’t end with your morning excursion. Everyone will meet back up at the Luminary and hike along the Danube to witness the Luminary pass through the Schlogen Oxbow. That evening you will return to Linz where you have the opportunity to do some more exploring!

Day three you will be in Mauthausen. This morning pick between a tour of the Mauthausen concentration camp, a visit to the St. Florian Monastery, or bike ride to a roman defense fort and browse through the museum. Later that afternoon you will set sail again and dock in Grein. Here you will have the opportunity to visit their historical theater and explore Greinburg or Clam Castle.

Day four is started in Spitz where you can choose to paddle a canoe down the Danube, take a bike tour from Spitz to Krems, go wine tasting, or enjoy local encounters that showcase a hands-on experience. After your morning in Spitz jump back on board and travel to Vienna. Here you can take an optional guided hike through the vineyards and enjoy some wine tasting.

Avalon River Cruise. Vienna

Avalon River Cruise. Vienna

Days five and six are all about Vienna. An why not? It is one of the most adventurous cities in Europe! Each day you will have several Exciting activities to choose from. They even feature a jogging tour for those who really want to get active. My personal favorite tour offered is on the first day. They have coined it the Insiders Tour and it is amazing! This adventure can change but it will always consist of something hands on with the locals. It could be attending a cooking class to a course on etiquette and protocol. The possibilities are endless, I think that’s what really makes this adventure so exciting!

After your days in Vienna you will get to explore Visegrad, where you can opt to see a Medieval Knights Tournament or take a guided hike through the Danube-Ipoly National Park. Before setting sail to your final destination in Budapest. That morning in Budapest you will have the opportunity to choose your final Active Discovery on your Avalon River Cruise.

For more information about the amazing Avalon river cruise Active Discovery adventure call the today at 1-888-804-CRUISE(2784).  There are four departure dates available for this cruise in 2017 but space is limited so book your adventure today! Don’t forget to Check out our Price Advantage Alerts frequently and pay less than if you called the cruise line direct! Like us on Facebook and join our InnerCircle for exclusive offers and cruise news you can use! Also, check out our new Resource Center, where you can receive expert knowledge from us before your next cruise!

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