She’s known for her runaway hits – Gone Girl, Sharp Objects and Dark Places – and now, Gillian Flynn is inviting you to run away to the Danube River. To hear about her twisted narratives while you wind and bend your way through craggy cliffs, terraced vineyards and culture-rich villages from Budapest to Prague, discovering the Old World in new ways. It’s a killer opportunity to spend a week sailing on a Suite Ship with the “Killer Queen.” You will experience two, exclusive on-ship events with your celebrity host, plus you will have the opportunity to share the entire vacation experience with Gillian Flynn.
Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or adventurer, your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise invites you to experience each destination in ways that are perfect for you. With Avalon Choice®, you can select the included excursions that are just right for your preferences and pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic. Your vacation continues after your cruise with two nights in the golden city of Prague! Embark your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest and enjoy a scenic sailing through the Danube Bend on your way to Visegrád. Attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle, or see Gustave Klimt’s renowned “The Kiss” painting in Vienna. With Avalon Choice, each day is yours to spend your way. Browse the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sip local vintages at an Austrian wine tasting, or join a canoe excursion.
Your Active & Discovery cruise is packed with included excursions for every pace in every place we go. Sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks; take a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower; or tour Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of WWII’s most notorious sites—all included in an unmatched variety of excursions to choose from each day. Disembark your Avalon Suite Ship® for a morning visit to the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov prior to your arrival in Prague. Explore dazzling Prague with your choice of a guided sightseeing tour or an urban hike extending to the Prokopske Valley Nature Reserve. From paddling canoes to picnic views—Avalon Choice includes the excursions and activities to invite you to discover each destination your way with classic, active, and discovery experiences!
As part of this exclusive, intimate boutique Danube river cruise, you will:
- Set sail on the legendary Danube River with Gillian and 150 of her fans, exploring the Old World in new, “you” ways, from Budapest to Deggendorf
- Enjoy special events onboard, including a book-signing and Q&A session with Gillian
- Spend your days your way with your favorite storyteller, enjoying daily, included “Active,” “Discovery” and “Classic” excursions