On the heels of unveiling Avalon FreshSM – a new veggie-friendly menu programme onboard ships – Avalon Waterways is adding an exciting and action-packed Active Discovery on the Danube cruise to its impressive list of special interest cruises.
“Our Active Discovery itineraries, nine days from Linz to Budapest or the reverse, give cruisers the opportunity to bike, hike and canoe along the Danube,” said Patrick Clark, Managing Director of Avalon Waterways. “They can also explore an ice cave, take an archery lesson, descend into an underground salt mine or ascend up a mountain during a guided climb. This is European vacation focused on enjoying every moment of the journey.”
Some active discovery on the Danube highlights include:
- Engelhartszell-Schlögen Oxbow-Linz: Active – hiking tour to retrace the WWII smugglers route plus guided hike on the Danube Trail. Discovery – beer tasting at abbey brewery, Linz music theatre program or pub-crawl.
- Linz-Mauthausen-Grein-Spitz: Active – biking along the Roman Limes. Discovery – Mauthausen concentration camp visit and Q&A with a count at Clam Castle.
- Spitz-Krems-Vienna-Wachau Valley: Active – canoe tour down the Danube, biking from Spitz to Durnstein or hiking the vineyards of Vienna. Discovery – meet with an apricot orchard farmer, chef cooking local produce or enjoy a wine-tasting
- Vienna: Active – Sightseeing by bike or run. Discovery –Spanish Horse Riding School, Belvedere Palace, Viennese cooking class and/or private entry to the Museum of Fine Arts.