Austrian Highlights and Bavaria - Munich to Vienna

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9 Days from £1,902
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Start your holiday in Bavaria's capital, Munich, and visit the charming town of Oberammergau and the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein. Board your river cruise vessel in Passau and sail down the Danube, stopping to visit the magnificent Melk Abbey or Schallaburg Castle, and the small town of Dürnstein in the Wachau Valley. End your cruise in Austria's capital Vienna, with guided sightseeing and plenty of time to explore this "City of Music" on your own.

“Everything about the ship and the service was first class”

Everything about the ship and the service was first class
Everything about the ship and the service was first class
Tonia & Mike Cain

The Avalon experience

Included Highlights

  • MUNICH Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz; excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle, Oberammergau and Linderhof Palace
  • PASSAU Guided walk
  • LINZ Guided walk
  • MELK Guided visit to Melk's Benedictine Abbey
  • DÜRNSTEIN Guided walk, Wine tasting, Stiftskirche
  • VIENNA Guided sightseeing

Included in the price

  • Your personal Avalon chauffeur service by executive car for you and your travelling companions to and from your UK departure point (within 100 miles of airport)

  • Flights Prices are based on 2 people sharing a Category E Deluxe Stateroom flying from London. In addition a wide range of flights from UK regional airports are also available.

  • 5 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection® style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a French balcony in most staterooms. 3 nights at the Westin Grand Hotel (or similar)l, Munich

  • All meals on board including full breakfast , buffet lunch and waiter service evening meal; afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats; midnight snack, choice of premium teas and coffees & soft drinks throughout the day. Wine and beer is included with lunch and dinner. Buffet breakfast in Munich hotel

  • Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours; headsets provided on excursions

  • Services of an experienced Cruise Director

  • Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew

  • On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music

  • Captain's Welcome Reception, Welcome Dinner and Farewell Gala Dinner

  • A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions

  • All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

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Day 1 Munich

Fly to Munich where you will be met and transferred to the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost hotel for three nights.

Day 2 Munich.

Included today: Guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz. This morning, a Local Guide will show you the highlights including Nymphenburg Palace, Marienplatz, the Old and New Town Halls, and the striking Gothic Frauenkirche. Later, enjoy free time to explore. Watch the famous Glockenspiel, visit St Peter's church or explore the Viktualienmarkt, a large and popular fresh produce market with a traditional maypole. Or, maybe visit one of the many Biergartens or breweries to sample one of the Bavarian beer specialties. (B)

Day 3 Munich.

Included today: Excursion to Neuschwanstein and Oberammergau. This morning, drive into the garden-like landscapes of the Bavarian Alps and visit King Ludwig's fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, perched high above the village of Hohenschwangau. Continue to the town of Oberammergau, famous for its once-a-decade production of the Passion Play. After free time to admire the traditional Bavarian houses, many beautifully painted with trompe l'oeil, end your day with a visit to the smallest of King Ludwig's three castles - Linderhof Palace, inspired by Paris' Palace of Versailles. (B)

Day 4 Munich - Passau.

Enjoy a free morning in Munich, then, in the afternoon, drive to Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz, and Danube. Alternatively, you might like to join a full-day optional excursion to Salzburg, which will end in Passau with embarkation on your ship. Meet your crew at a welcome reception this evening. (B, D)

Day 5 Passau - Linz.

Included today: Passau walking tour Passau is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses. Join your Local Guide for a walking tour through this charming town, and find out much more about the 'City of Three Rivers'. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Linz

Included today: Guided walk in Linz. Linz is Austria's third-largest city and an important river port where culture plays a significant role in everyday life. This morning is free to do as you like. A guided tour of the city shows you the 13th-century Hauptplatz, Austria's largest medieval square, and the Trinity Column, built in 1723 as thanks for the city escaping the ravages of the plague, war, and fire. Perhaps wander around the old castle grounds and take in the beautiful views of the river, or visit the neo-gothic New Cathedral, Austria's largest church, with capacity for 20,000 visitors. This afternoon relax on board enjoying the views of the peaceful riverscapes from the comfort of the Sky Deck or join an optional excursion. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Melk - Durnstein.

Included today: Excursion to Melk Abbey; Guided walk in Durnstein; Wine tasting. A day of charming towns and magical scenery awaits you today! Join a GUIDED VISIT of the magnificent 11th-century BENEDICTINE ABBEY of Melk, one of Europe's largest monasteries. Melk's abbey towers over the town and its church houses stunning frescoed ceilings and an ornate library with a large collection of medieval manuscripts. Next, head into the heart of the Wachau wine region to Dürnstein known for its magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue façade, - and join a Certified Local Guide for a GUIDED WALK and WINE TASTING. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Vienna.

Included today: Guided sightseeing. Also known as the 'City of Music', Vienna inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss and was once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. A showcase of gilded architecture, see the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex, with its Vienna Boys' Choir and Lipizzaner stallions, the impressive neo-Renaissance Vienna Opera House, and awe-inspiring St Stephen's Cathedral on your included city sightseeing tour with a local guide. Later, perhaps stroll on the Kärntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrüdel in a classic Viennese coffee house. An optional concert is available during your stay. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Vienna.

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home to the UK. (B)

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Departure Information Cabin Category
13th Oct 2018 (Sat)
London Gatwick Airport
Avalon Panoramai

Avalon Panorama
Cabin Information
DECK Indigo - Forward Indigo - Aft Saphire - Aft Saphire - Forward Royal Deck Royal Deck
SIZE 172 sq ft 172 sq ft 200 sq ft 200 sq ft 200 sq ft 300 sq ft
WINDOW Window Window Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony
BEDS Two twins or a queen size bed Two twins or a queen size bed Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony
BATHROOM En-suite bathroom with full shower En-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower and separate toilet
SEATING AREA Seating area Seating area Seating area Larger seating area
Ship Information
Deck plans
Category D
Deluxe Stateroom - Indigo Deck Aft
Category E
Deluxe stateroom - Indigo Deck Forward
Category P
Panorama Suite - Royal Deck
Category B
Panorama Suite - Sapphire Deck Aft
Category A
Panorama Suite - Sapphire Deck Forward
Royal Suite
Royal Deck
Deck Plan Key:
  1. Sky Lounge
  2. Navigation Bridge
  3. Sky Bistro
  4. Whirlpool
  5. Premium lounge chairs and shade awnings
  6. Deck Game area
  7. Observation Lounge
  8. Panorama Bistro
  9. Panorama Lounge
  10. Bar
  11. Internet centre
  12. Reception/Guest services
  13. Lift
  14. Atrium
  15. Hair Salon
  16. Club Lounge
  17. Kitchen
  18. Dining room
  19. Fitness centre

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