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Avalon Waterways Danube Symphony (WPB)

6 days Passau to Budapest 
Experience views to awaken the senses on your Danube River cruise from Germany to Hungary. Embark from the “City of Three Rivers” in Passau, Austria, and sail to the lovely city of Linz for guided sightseeing, including Austria’s largest medieval square and the towering marble Trinity Column. Sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Krems and explore the small village—seemingly untouched by the modern world. You may choose to enjoy a wine tasting with a Wine World Experience to discover the secrets of winemaking and its history. Next, sail to Vienna—the City of Music. You’ll marvel at the sights with a guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks—including the Imperial Palace, the world-famous Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit Bratislava, Slovakia, on your Danube River cruise to explore the quaint streets of Old Town and St. Martin’s Cathedral. You may decide to join your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to the castle above! Your Danube River cruise concludes in the “Pearl of the Danube”—Budapest.

Ships: Passion
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/07/20, 04/09/20, 07/30/20, 08/27/20
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/04/20, 07/02/20, 09/24/20
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/09/20, 05/07/20, 07/02/20, 07/30/20, 08/27/20, 09/24/20
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Passau (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Linz: choice of guided walk, or guided hike

Day 3 Wachau Valley—Krems: scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided walk

Day 4 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 5 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral

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

Related Avalon Tours

WPB - Danube Symphony
WPBE - With 2 Nights in Budapest
WPBQ - With 2 Nights in Munich
WPBY - With 2 Nights in Munich & 2 Nights in Budapest

Itinerary (2020)

Day 1PASSAU, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
 Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

Flights into Munich must arrive by 10:00 am.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

EVENING CRUISE TO LINZ

(D)
Day 2LINZ–MAUTHAUSEN, AUSTRIA
 Fall in Love with Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering white marble Trinity Column, OR:

ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to Mount Pöstlingberg to get an incredible bird’s-eye view of Linz and the mighty Danube River.

Enjoy a brief sailing to Mauthausen while having lunch.

You may choose to join an Optional Excursion to Mauthausen Concentration Camp.

Enjoy sailing on your way to Ybbs tonight. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN YBBS

(B,L,D)
Day 3WACHAU VALLEY—KREMS
 An Ancient Village and Vintages of the Wachau Valley

Relax on board this morning and enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Krems.

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

DISCOVERY Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting.

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO VIENNA

(B,L,D)
Day 4VIENNA
 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 BRATISLAVA

(B,L,D)
Day 5BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
 Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals to Castles

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral, OR:

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

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

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

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

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.

Extra nights are not 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.
•Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
•Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.

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*04/09/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $1,999.00
*05/07/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,549.00
*06/04/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,549.00
*07/02/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,499.00
*07/30/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,499.00
*08/27/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,549.00
*09/24/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,699.00
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