Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
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
The Pearl of the Danube
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.
See the sights from a different perspective by joining a Guided Bike Tour along the bike paths and pedestrian areas of the city, OR:
Join the author of “Fabulous Budapest” for an unforgettable introduction to the local people, places, and experiences that makes Budapest so special, OR:
Take a Guided Walking Tour of Budapest to see the city’s most iconic sites.
EVENING CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD
Day 3 VISEGRÁD
Jousting Tournaments and Dracula’s Tower
Visit Count Dracula’s prison tower on a hiking tour, OR:
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:
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.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
Day 4 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel and SachertorteViennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube
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:
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:
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Vienna, including a tour of Belvedere Palace to see Gustave Klimt’s renowned “Kiss” painting.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
Day 5 VIENNA
A Feast for the Soul
Enjoy a morning Guided Walking Tour to see the city in her best light, along with breakfast at a Viennese café, OR:
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:
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
Day 6 KREMS
Take a Canoe or a Bike through Austria’s Wine Country
Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a unique perspective, OR:
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:
Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting, OR:
Enjoy a Guided Visit that showcases production of regional fruits, vegetables, wine, or other products.
See Burg Clam on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count of Clam during your tour.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREIN
Day 7 GREIN
Theater History...Alive and Well in Grein
Take a Guided Walk of Grein, including its historic theater, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances.
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:
Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:
Join a sobering Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camp of WWII.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL
Day 8 ENGELHARTSZELL–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW
Memories and Beer in the Making
Join a Guided Tour to the “House by the stream” (Haus am Strom) and walk across the Danube Power-Station Jochenstein, OR:
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.
This afternoon, enjoy a scenic Guided Hike along the Danube’s Schlögen Oxbow, a dramatic bend carved by centuries.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DEGGENDORF
Day 9 DEGGENDORF (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
Flights should not leave Munich airport before Noon.