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Sold Out!! Seaside FM Travel Group : Oct 01 -08 2019 Danube River Cruise

Do you love the idea of sailing the rivers of Europe with other Seaside FM listeners and a great Seaside FM host?

This exciting new “Active Discovery” river cruise introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz.  Wander  the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Česky Krumlov and the Imperial city of Vienna in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Better yet, do it with a fun group from Nova Scotia !

Grab your hiking, biking and museum touring partner and join our group on departing Oct 01 – 08 2019.

Prices start at $3439 plus port charges of $238 for all bookings made by Dec 31st  ( saving you $1200 a person !!)

Upgrade to a the new Suite Ship Balcony for only $1000 a person.

Final payment is due June 2019

It doesn’t matter if 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 as you sail from Budapest to Linz.

Arrive in Budapest where your Avalon Suite Ship is ready for boarding. You’ll cruise the blue Danube to discover Hungary and Austria with a wide variety of included excursions to choose from. With Avalon Choice, each day is yours to spend your way. Select a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle, see Gustave Klimt’s renowned “Kiss” painting in Vienna, or join a canoe excursion for a different view of the Danube. Whether you prefer browsing the art collection of the Habsburg Empire or sipping local vintages at an Austrian wine-tasting, 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; take a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower; or tour Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of WWII’s most notorious sites—selecting from an unmatched variety of included excursions to choose from each day.

Join us on this Active Discovery cruise and experience the Blue Danube your way. No matter how you choose to explore new locales—from paddling canoes to picnic views—Avalon Choice includes the excursions and activities to invite you to discover each destination your way. Your Active Discovery Danube River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like!

Highlights of this great cruise – look at all of those choices!

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation)–Danube Bend: Onboard welcome reception; scenic cruising around the Danube Bend
Day 2 Visegrád: Choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in Danube—Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour
Day 3 Vienna: Choice of bike tour, or jogging tour, or meet with local people or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace
Day 4 Vienna: Choice of early risers guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Italian or Dutch masters works, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the World Museum
Day 5 Krems–Grein: Choice of canoe tour, or bike tour from Krems to Spitz, or Wine World Experience with tasting, or local encounter showcasing regional products; visit Greinburg castle and meet the Count
Day 6 Grein–Mauthausen–Linz: Guided walk in Grein, visit the historical theater; in Mauthausen, choice of a visit to St. Florian Monastery, or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, or guided bike tour
Day 7 Engelhartszell–Schlögener Schlinge–Linz: Choice of a visit to Engelszell Abbey, or visit Jochenstein Power-Station; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögener Schlinge, or guided hike along the Danube trails
Day 8 Linz (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

What is included?

Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapés
Welcome dinner
Farewell dinner
Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
Early and Late Riser breakfast
Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
Alternative light lunch or (weather permitting) grill fare at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck
Daily four-course à la carte dinner in the main dining room
Alternative dinner of petite portions or regional specialties with wines, in the Panorama Bistro
Daily Afternoon Tea
Daily Night Fare
Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch


Flight from Canada

Additional nights in Budapest, Litz or Salzburg

Gratuities are $145 per person


(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner




Welcome to Budapest. Your Suite Ship® is ready for boarding.Flights into Budapest must arrive before 2 pm.Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Enjoy a Hungarian Dinner on board during a scenic cruise through the Danube Bend.



(B, L, D)


Jousting Tournaments and Artisan Traditions

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, OR:
Take a Castle visit and scenic Hiking Tour to Count Dracula’s prison tower in Visegrád, OR: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.

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.



(B, L, D)


Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte

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:
Join a Guided Jogging Tour of the City of Music to see highlights of the gilded architecture along the way, 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 Gustav 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, you may choose to attend an Optional Musical Experience to conduct your own orchestra, followed by a classical waltz and operetta concert performance to enjoy.



(B, L, D)


A Feast for the Soul in Vienna

Enjoy a morning Guided Walking Tour to see the city in her best light, along with breakfast at a Viennese café, OR:
Dive into European history and drama with a Guided Tour of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, and Italian or Dutch master works, OR:
Take a Guided Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, followed by the World Museum Vienna, commemorating the past of the Habsburg Empire.

You might decide to join a Guided Optional Hike this evening to the vineyards surrounding Vienna, and also enjoy an Optional Excursion to a local Viennese Heurigen (Wine Tavern).

Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.



(B, L, D)


Take a Hike, a Canoe, or a Bike to Explore Austria’s Wine Country

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.

Relax on board this afternoon to enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Grein.

GREINA Modern-Day Castle and the Count of Greinburg

See Greinburg Castle on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count during your tour.



(B, L, D)


Theater History on Austria’s Oldest Stage

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.

MAUTHAUSENHistory Lessons and Monastic Life in Austria

Take a Guided Bike Tour along the Limes Cycle Route, following part of the northern border line of the Roman Empire, OR:
Take a step back in time with a visit to the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:
Pay homage to a pivotal time in human history with a Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.

This afternoon sail to Linz arriving this evening.

LINZMeet the Locals in Linz

Join a Guided Optional Pub Crawl through Linz to sample local libations and mingle with the locals. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.



(B, L, D)


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 bend that cuts a dramatic landscape made by centuries of natural elements.

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 return to Linz. Later, enjoy a farewell dinner onboard, followed by live entertainment.





Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.


  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.



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