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Avalon Waterways Danube Symphony – Eastbound (WPV)

8 days Munich to Vienna 
Your Danube river cruise adventure begins with two nights in the magnificent city of Munich, capital of Bavaria, Germany, and ends in romantic Vienna, the capital of Austria.

An excursion takes you to the most dream-like castles in all of Europe—Neuschwanstein Castle—said to have inspired the tales of Walt Disney. And the magic of the day continues as you travel to Oberammergau, an idyllic village known for its once-a-decade performance of the Passion Play, and its typical Bavarian houses painted with scenes from fairytales.

While in Munich, a Local Guide will show you all the famous attractions. Then, travel by motorcoach to Passau, the “City of Three Rivers,” and explore its narrow cobblestone streets. Afterward, you can relax with a glass of wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship as you cruise along the Danube River into Austria. A highlight will be a guided visit to the majestic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff overlooking the Danube. In Dürnstein, enjoy a guided walk and see the baroque Stiftskirche, with its luminous blue and white façade.

To round out this unforgettable European river cruise, visit Vienna, the “City of Music”—known to have inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. After guided sightseeing, stroll along the pedestrian walkway of Kärntnerstrasse, or try a piece of Apfelstrudel in an elegant Viennese café as a perfect ending to your river cruise adventure.

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Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $500 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/26/19, 09/18/19
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/18/19
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Munich: welcome to Munich

Day 2 Munich. Excursion to Neuschwanstein & Oberammergau: visit Neuschwanstein Castle and the Bavarian village of Oberammergau

Day 3 Munich–Passau (Embarkation): guided tour in Munich, see the Marienplatz; travel by motorcoach to Passau; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Passau–Schlögen Oxbow—Linz:
guided walk in Passau; scenic cruising through the Schlögen Oxbow

Day 5 Linz–Grein: guided walk in Linz; time at leisure in Grein

Day 6 Melk–Wachau Valley–Dürnstein: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided walk, see the Stiftskirche in Dürnstein; wine tasting on board

Day 7 Vienna: guided tour, see Kunstkammer collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or Museum of Fine Arts

Day 8 Vienna (Disembarkation):
your vacation ends this morning

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Itinerary (2019)

Day 1MUNICH, GERMANY
 Welcome to Munich

Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Munich.
Day 2MUNICH
 Storybook Villages and Fairytale Castles

CLASSIC Take a Guided Excursion to the garden landscape of the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein Castle—the historic home of King Ludwig. Continue on to Oberammergau—the storybook Bavarian village famous for its once-a-decade Passion Play.

(B)
Day 3MUNICH– PASSAU (EMBARKATION)
 Modern Metropolis and Alpine Monarchs

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Tour which will show you the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of Bavarian monarchs, along with the Old and New Town Halls of Marienplatz.

This afternoon transfer to Passau to board your Avalon Suite Ship®

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PASSAU

(B,D)
Day 4PASSAU
  Go for Baroque in Passau—with Treasures Both Grand and Quaint

CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk in Passau to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers” where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet.

Sail through the Schlögener Schlinge—named the Natural Wonder of Austria, carved by the power of the river into a dramatic landscape—to Linz.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

(B,L,D)
Day 5LINZ, 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 whitemarble Trinity Column.

Alternatively, take a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov.

Cruise to Grein this afternoon or meet your ship after your excursion

GREIN

Dramatic Castle Views and the Oldest Theater in Austria

Explore on your own this attractive country resort, nestled at the foot of a bluff in the shadow of its castle.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREIN

(B,L,D)
Day 6MELK
 Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors

CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Melk’s 11th-century Benedictine Abbey. Explore its frescoes, statues, library, and spectacular pipe organ in the monastery’s lofty perch above the Danube.

You may stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Dürnstein.

DÜRNSTEIN

Vistas and Vineyards Beyond the Blue Stiftskirche

CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned during the Crusades in the castle above the village.

DISCOVERY Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley at a Wine Tasting this afternoon.

After dinner enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN DÜRNSTEIN

(B,L,D)
Day 7VIENNA
 Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte

DISCOVERY Join us for a Guided Tour of the Kuntskammer’s remarkable collection of more than 2,100 artifacts collected for centuries by the Habsburg Empire.

CLASSIC Later, choose a complimentary ticket to the Museum of Fine Arts or continue exploring joining our Guided Sightseeing.

You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to opulent Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home and vast gardens with a history spanning 300 years of the Habsburg monarchy.

Enjoy a free afternoon by strolling through Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

Later this evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Royal Waltz Concert to hear quintessential Viennese music in an elegant concert hall.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

(B,L,D)
Day 8VIENNA (DISEMBARKATION)
 Your vacation ends this morning with breakfast.

(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 per person in Munich:
in single room from $341 to $643, in twin room from $201 to $352

Extra nights per person in Vienna
:
in single room $217, in twin room from $130 to $139

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 / $142
B / Sapphire Deck / $821
A / Sapphire Deck / $856
P / Royal Deck / $928
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1571

Avalon Notes

  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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