Located near Salzburg, Linz offers a mix of engaging museums and prestigious architecture.
Featured Cruises to Linz (Salzburg)
Linz is one of Austria’s largest port cities and is a stop featured on many river cruises. Some travelers use Linz as a jump-off point to reach other popular nearby destinations (such as Salzburg), but spending some time in the port city itself is certain to be a delight. Linz is filled with gorgeous architectural structures, innovative museums, historic landmarks, cultural centers and more. Plus, the city is very navigable, as you can easily explore on foot or bike! When you find yourself hungry, you can grab some local Austrian food (including Linz’s famous dessert, Linztorte), in one of the city’s many cafes.
Two cruise lines currently offer cruises that leave from Linz. Avalon Waterways and CroisiEurope are two fabulous cruise lines that will bring you through the Eastern or Western Europe. Avalon features a great selection of Eastern Europe cruises on their Suite Ships, Avalon Envision, Avalon Illumination, Avalon Impression, and their newest ship, Avalon View. French-based cruise line CrosiEurope features a few incredible itineraries onboard their sleek river ships MS L’Europe, MS Modigliani, and MS Vivaldi. A great time to visit Linz is between May and September, when you can enjoy the most pleasant weather!
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Destinations for Cruises to Linz (Salzburg)
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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Linz (Salzburg)
The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Linz (Salzburg). Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Linz (Salzburg):
River Cruise Lines
Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.
River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.
Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.
Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.
Deluxe Cruise Lines
These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.
A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.
Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.
The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.
Specialty Cruise Lines
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
Luxury Cruise Lines
When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.
On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.
All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
One of the world's leaders in luxury river cruising, AmaWaterways (formerly named Amadeus Waterways), is an excellent option for more discerning and experienced travelers. With exquisitely decorated staterooms, equipped with flat-screen TV & internet access, French Balconies, Sun Deck with walking track, a whirlpool and bicycles to explore on your own, AmaWaterways' new ships are among the most state-of-the-art ships cruising the rivers of Europe, Southeast Asia, and South Africa.
An award-winning river cruise line, Avalon Waterways offers luxury river cruises throughout the waters of Europe, China, the Galapagos Islands and Egypt. Their ships are among the youngest and most innovative in the river cruising industry, featuring large accommodations, fantastic cuisine and wonderful itineraries. As a part of the Globus family of brands, many of Avalon's cruises can be combined with a Globus land package, creating a truly unique vacation package. Thanks to Avalon Waterways' relationship with Globus, they're able to offer inspired enrichment on their cruises through guided sightseeing tours, daily port lectures and VIP access into key destinations.
Sail along some of the most beautiful rivers in Europe and explore some of the most fascinating destinations on a CroisiEurope river cruise. Experience some of Europe’s most historical sites and finest culinary masterpieces aboard an intimate CroisiEurope cruise ship while receiving top-notch service from the staff. Whether you want to relax on a soothing river tour or go on a fascinating land excursion, make a reservation with CroisiEurope, one of the most affordable and ecological-friendly family-owned river cruise lines in the world.
Founded in 2014, originally as Emerald Waterways, Emerald Cruises, is an award-winning deluxe cruise line well known for its great value and contemporary style, offering both river and yacht cruises. Included in an Emerald Cruises vacation is a wonderful selection of dining and beverage options, as well as a selection of shore excursions for when you are exploring on land. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included during lunch and dinner aboard their Star-Ships and their yacht, with complimentary tea and coffee all day long. Bottled water is provided in your room, and is replenished daily. Their onboard cuisine uses local, fresh ingredients, further immersing you into the destination being explored. WiFi is included standard and tipping is included, which are both otherwise significant expenses that you won't have to consider during your vacation.
Riviera River Cruises is one of the most passionate cruise lines to exist, best known for their high standards and independence in river cruising. It is the perfect option for discerning travelers who are looking for a new way to experience the rivers of Europe. Riviera River Cruises’ ships are five-star luxury vessels that are purpose-built to navigate the waterways of the Danube, Main, Moselle, Rhine, Seine, Douro and Saone rivers. Carrying just between 88 and 144 guests each, you can expect to encounter the most exquisite personalized service aboard each one.
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours is a 5-star luxury cruise line, providing all-inclusive river and ocean journeys through Europe, Asia, Australia, and more. Scenic Luxury provides award-winning service and exceeds expectations of comfort and luxury with a small ship experience. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has a diverse selection of dining and beverage options, as well as a selection of shore excursions for when you want to explore land. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included aboard their Space-Ships. Bottled water is provided in your room, and is replenished daily. Their onboard cuisine uses local, fresh ingredients, further immersing you into the destination being explored. WiFi and tipping is included, which are both otherwise significant expenses that you won't have to consider during your vacation.
One of the world's leaders in premium land tours also offers fantastic river cruises in Europe, as well as small ship cruises. Their luxurious Tauck River Cruising fleet sails in some of the most famous rivers in the world, such as the Rhine, Rhone, Danube and Seine. Tauck Cruises' small ship fleet provides expedition and cultural journey cruises worldwide. Every one of their river cruises is all-inclusive, providing guests with a great value, pairing fantastically with their intimate, club-like onboard atmosphere and the uncommon access they get their guests via exclusive cultural experiences on their included excursions ashore.
Uniworld, one of America's leaders in river cruise/tour programs to Europe, Portugal, Russia, China, India, and Egypt offers more itineraries on more rivers aboard more ships than any other travel company. Few river cruise lines even come close to offering the quality and diversity of choices you have with Uniworld. With over 500 departures, more than 40 itineraries, and a great crew-to-guest ratio (1 to 3) there is simply no better way to travel.
Viking River Cruises operates the world’s largest fleet of deluxe vessels built specifically for river travel. Viking sails in the rivers of Europe, Russia, China and Egypt, including the Rhine, Main, Moselle, Danube, Elbe, Seine, Yangtze, Nile and Volga. Their pricing includes Wi-Fi, meals, lectures, activities and shore excursions - plus, hotel accommodations on their cruise tours. Complimentary specialty coffee and teas are available 24 hours, and complimentary bottled water is replenished daily. While on a Viking River cruise you can expect world-class service, cultural enrichment, and accommodations with hotel-style beds and spacious showers.
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Things to do near Linz (Salzburg)
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Linz, along with a brief description:
♦ Ars Electronica Center
Also called the “Museum of the Future,” the Ars Electronica Center is where you can go to witness some of the world’s most modern and innovative technology. Among some of the exhibits featured in this museum include technologically advanced robotics, 3D printing, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, simulations, projection walls, and rotating exhibits on a number of interdisciplinary topics. Most of the exhibits are interactive and will appeal to both children and adults! There is also a restaurant on-site, so you don’t need to rush through the exhibits if you feel your stomach start to growl.
♦ Schlossmuseum Linz
Another museum of interest is Schlossmuseum Linz. While not as technologically advanced as the Ars Electronica Center, this museum takes on the role of a traditional gallery. You can view all sorts of historical artifacts, art displays, and exhibits featuring arms, music, the war, and more. Plus, there will be temporary exhibits set up, which you can research once you’ve picked your vacation dates. With so many incredible things to do, you can expect to spend at least 2 to 4 hours at Schlossmuseum. Guided audio tours are available, which are especially helpful, as most of the exhibit descriptions are written in German.
♦ The New Cathedral
If you are looking to visit the largest church in Austria, then plan to pay a visit to Linz’s New Cathedral. This Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral was constructed during the mid-1800s and finished in 1924. With a capacity for 20,000, the New Cathedral is the largest church in the country. Those interested in history will especially appreciate the stained-glass artwork in this church, which depicts local history and the construction of the church. Even if you are not religious, this church is undoubtedly worth a visit just to enjoy its design and architecture.
Average Monthly Weather for Linz (Salzburg)
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