Cruising Elevated - Receive $699CAD Airfare Plus Save $1,700CAD Per Couple

    Cruise Along the Peaceful Danube River | Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary | Offer Expires September 30, 2022

    Cruising Elevated - Receive $699CAD Airfare Plus Save $1,700CAD Per Couple with Avalon Waterways

    Price: $3,719CAD Per Person

    (Featured price is per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy, cabin category E, on the departure date indicated, and includes all taxes and fees and the Avalon $850CAD per person discount.)

    Offer: Receive $699CAD Airfare from Select Canadian Gateways Plus save $1,700CAD Per Couple on Select 2023 Avalon Waterways River Cruises
    Departure Date: April 25, 2023
    Return Date: May 2,2023

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    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.

    Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

    Classic: Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

    Discovery: We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

    Active: Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.


    • 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom
    • Daily included port excursions
    • All meals included while on ship (including Captain’s & farewell dinners)
    • Complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner

    Photo: Map of the Active & Discovery on the Danube (Westbound) itinerary

    Day 1: Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation) - Danube Bend 

    Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube. Enjoy a Hungarian Dinner on board during a scenic cruise through the Danube Bend. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

    Evening cruise to Visegrád.

    Meals: Dinner

    Day 2: Visegrád

    Jousting Tournaments and Dracula’s Tower.

    Active: Visit Count Dracula’s prison tower on a Hiking Tour.

    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.

    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.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Day 3: Vienna, Austria

    Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel and Sachertorte the Blue Danube.

    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.

    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.

    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 consider joining an optional excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

    Overnight docking in Vienna.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Photo: Vienna, Austria

    Day 4: Vienna

    Feast for the Soul.

    Discovery: Enjoy a morning Guided Walking Tour to see the city in her best light, along with breakfast at a Viennese café.

    Classic: 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.

    Classic: 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.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Day 5: Krems

    Take a Canoe or a Bike through Austria’s Wine Country. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    Active: Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a unique perspective.

    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.

    Discovery: Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting.

    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.

    Photo: Wachau Valley along the Danube


    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.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Day 6: 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.


    History Lessons and Monastic Life.

    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.

    Classic: Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks.

    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.


    Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

    Overnight cruise to Engelhartszell.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Photo: Avalon Panorama Suite

    Day 7: Engelhartszell - Schlögen Oxbow

    Memories and Beer in the Making.

    Active: Bike your way to a local trappist monastery in Engelhartszell.

    Discovery: Join a Guided Tour to the “House by the stream” (Haus am Strom) and walk across the Danube Power-Station Jochenstein.

    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, a dramatic bend carved by centuries.

    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 way to Deggendorf.

    Evening/overnight cruise to Deggendorf.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Day 8: Deggendorf (Disembarkation)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Munich airport before 8 am.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Don't delay, book your trip today! Offer expires September 30, 2022.

    Terms And Conditions

    Book a select 2023 Avalon Europe river cruise to qualify for $699 round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from YYZ, YUL, YOW, YVR & YYC. Other gateway cities available from $199CAD or $299CAD/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). $699CAD air will be based on the lowest available priced itinerary at the time of air booking. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost. Does not apply to intra-vacation air. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit, Peace of Mind Credit and select $850CAD pp land promo. Limited to new bookings for Canada originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under land and air deposit between August 1 and September 30, 2022 for travel on select cruise departures in 2023. Pre-assigned seating is limited and may not be available on all flight segments. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air or Custom Tours. Groups of 8 or more do not qualify for this offer. Please call for Group options. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300CAD per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) subject to airfare differentials between originally booked airline fare and re-booked air itinerary. Airline baggage fees may apply; contact your travel advisor for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to last travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Pre-assigned seating may not be available on all air segments. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only.

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