Canoe, hike or bike your way along the Danube this summer on a specially discounted luxury river cruise with Avalon Waterways.   Whilst you sail from Linz in Austria to Budapest, there’s the opportunity to enjoying hiking, biking, running and canoeing in a range of different picturesque spots, as well as the famous Danube cities of Vienna and Budapest.


Enjoy guided hikes near the town of Engelhartszell near the German board, or the Danube-Ipoly National Park in Hungary. Cycle from Spitz to Krems, or canoe from Durnstein through the Wachau Valley.  Cycle Vienna’s Ringstrasse as well as Budapest’s streets, closed to buses and cars. Other activities include guided sightseeing, wine tasting and specially organised runs around Vienna or Budapest city centres.


The 9 day ‘Active Discovery on the Danube’ cruise aboard Avalon Luminary is priced from £1,699pp, a saving of £1000pp based on the 8 July 2017 departure.  Includes return flights, a seven night full board cruise with complimentary regional wines, beers or soft drinks with lunch and dinner, an overnight hotel stay in Budapest on a bed and breakfast basis, a range of activities, guided excursions, on-board gratuities and all overseas transfers.  Cruise highlights include Linz, Grein, Durnstein, Krems, Vienna, Bratislava, Visegard and Budapest.


For detailed information click on link – the web price includes a private home pick up service which we’ve taken out to offer lowest price of £1,699pp bookable by ringing Avalon Waterways on 0800 668 1801.


Active & Discovery on the Danube - Linz to Budapest


from £2,082 per person

  • 9 days
  • Price based on 22 Oct 19
  • 7 dates available

Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Danube River invites you to experience culture and cuisine in creative ways that are perfect for you. With Avalon Choice, you can select the experiences that are perfect for your interests and pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic. Avalon Choice gives you a choice of included excursions in each port—from Linz to Budapest. Whether you prefer browsing the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sipping local vintages at an Austrian wine-tasting, or joining a canoe excursion, your Active & Discovery cruise is packed with Avalon Choice inclusions for every pace in every place we go. Sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks and explore their Abbey gardens. With Avalon Choice included excursions, you can choose an insider’s tour of Vienna, or decide to join a canoe excursion—your Active & Discovery river cruise has something for every pace in every place we go. From a wine tasting in Krems to a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower, you’ll find the perfect outing you’ll prefer. One day, visit Belvedere Palace in Vienna to see Klimt’s renowned “Kiss,” and another day you may attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle. With Active & Discovery river cruises, the choice is always yours. Explore Budapest your way—stroll its streets for classic sightseeing with a local guide or take a bike ride through town for a different perspective, or learn something new with a leisurely walking tour to discover a few local Hungarian phrases. Your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like! Join us on this Active & Discovery river cruise and experience the Danube your way. No matter how you choose to explore new lo-cales—from paddling canoes to picnic views—Avalon Choice includes the excursions and activities to let you enjoy each destination your way.