One of the perks of smaller-ship river cruising is the opportunity to connect more easily with both the destinations and your fellow travelers. Avalon’s new Active Discovery on the Danube specialty cruise takes both to the next level by putting an immersive action-packed spin on experiencing Europe. The activity choices vary slightly depending on whether the ship is sailing east or west; options may include learning how to milk cows and mow grass with a scythe outside of Linz, Austria; attending a medieval knight’s tournament in Visegrad, Hungary; or tasting cheese and beer made by Trappist monks. You can also get the blood pumping with a bike ride to an ancient Roman border defense near Mauthausen, Austria; canoeing along the Danube; or a hike along an old smuggler’s route.
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