Having inspired empires, dynasties, winemakers and waltzes, tradition-rich Austria is the setting for some of the most dramatic, well-orchestrated chapters in time. Embark with Avalon on a cruise along the Danube River and experience Austria’s most magnificent sites – from Vienna’s imperial palace-lined streetscapes to the castle- and vineyard-clad hills of the Wachau Valley.
Whether you’re a connoisseur of schnitzel, streusel or Sacher torte, Vienna is a playground for foodies. Join a walking tour to explore Vienna’s café culture or take a cooking class with Viennese chefs.
Home to rolling hills, terraced vineyards and cliffside fortresses, why not take in the best of Wachau Valley on a leisurely bike ride with your Avalon Adventure Host?
Take heart on a guided hike to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard in Dürnstein – the historic home of King Richard the Lionheart, King of England from 1189 until his death.
It's difficult to decide which is better – the view of this baroque, hilltop abbey from your Panorama Suite, or the panorama view of the sweeping countryside from the abbey's terraced vineyards.
You needn't worry about the pronunciation of this dramatic river point, considered a natural wonder of Austria. When you lay your eyes upon this breathtaking loop, you'll be speechless.