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Avalon Waterways Danube Symphony (Westbound) (WBP)

6 Day River Cruise Budapest to Deggendorf 
Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest to embark on an unforgettable 6-day European river cruise on the Danube. You’ll begin with a visit to Slovakia’s quaint town of Bratislava for guided sightseeing along the streets of Old Town and St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Vienna, learn about the Habsburg Empire with guided sightseeing, and see the Imperial Palace complex, the Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Explore Krems on a guided tour of a town seemingly untouched by the modern world. Cruise through the Wachau Valley—home of charming villages and Austrian wines from its beautiful vineyards. Visit Ybbs with a guided tour of its romantic old town. Visit the magnificent 9th-century St. Florian Monastery, still home to Augustine Monks, or take a sobering tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp—one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.

In Linz, enjoy free time to sample its famous pastries, and cruise overnight to conclude your river cruise in Deggendorf, Germany. A fantastic combination of history, art, food, and wine on your Danube River cruise.

Ships: Illumination - Imagery II - Envision - Artistry II - Tranquility II

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Bratislava: choice of a guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or a hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 3 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 4 Krems–Wachau Valley–Ybbs: guided walk in Krems; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided tour in Ybbs

Day 5 Mauthausen–Linz: choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp; free time in Linz

Day 6 Deggendorf (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

Related Avalon Tours

WBP - Danube Symphony (Westbound)
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WBPY - With 1 Night in Budapest & 2 Nights in Munich
WPB - Danube Symphony (Eastbound)

Itinerary (2021)

Day 1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)
 Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Spend free time strolling along the cobblestone streets, browsing art galleries, sipping coffee, and sampling sweets before boarding your Danube cruise for a welcome dinner this evening.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA

(D)
Day 2BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
 Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral—Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church, OR:

ACTIVE Grab Nordic walking sticks and follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a Hike to Bratislava Castle.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

(B,L,D)
Day 3VIENNA, AUSTRIA
 A Feast for the Soul in Vienna

CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg empire with a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex —the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Optional tours today include a Guided Tour of magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence of Habsburg royalty.

You may also choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

Alternatively you can choose to spend your free time strolling through Kärtnerstrasse, the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna; stop in a local café to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KREMS

(B,L,D)
Day 4KREMS–WACHAU VALLEY
 An Ancient Village and Vintages of the Wachau Valley

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

CLASSIC Join a guided walk to explore this small valley town, seemingly untouched by the new world.

Relax on board and enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Ybbs.

YBBS

CLASSIC Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN YBBS

(B,L,D)
Day 5MAUTHAUSEN
 History Lessons and Monastic Life in Austria

CLASSIC Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:

CLASSIC Join a sobering Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.

LINZ

Fall in Love with Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte

You may choose to join an Optional Excursion to visit Linz and its medieval square or an Optional Guided Hike.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DEGGENDORF

(B,L,D)
Day 6DEGGENDORF, GERMANY (DISEMBARKATION)
 Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

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Gateway city for departure is Munich.

Port charges:
$130

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $143
B / Sapphire Deck / $821
A / Sapphire Deck / $857
P / Royal Deck / $928
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,571

Avalon Notes

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
07/01/2021 $2,499.00
*07/13/2021 $2,499.00
*10/06/2021 $2,699.00
*04/24/2022 $2,499.00
*07/07/2022 $2,499.00
*07/20/2022 $2,499.00
*08/26/2022 $2,599.00
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